Trapper's Chop House
Trapper's Chop House
  • Address:
    19308 Cottonwood Drive
    Holiday Inn, 4th Floor
    Parker, CO 80138
    Neighborhood:
    Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree / Parker
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: $31 to $50

Trapper's Chop House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trapperschophouse.com/
  • Phone: 3032482132
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 7:00pm, Friday & Saturday 10pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Paul Martin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music Wednesday - Saturday from 6:30pm to 9pm

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking in hotel lot.
A word from Trapper's Chop House
Parker’s Finest Steak House®, Trapper’s Chop House, is home to the exclusive Romancing The Stone™ Sear-It-Yourself dining experience. Here, guests are in charge of cooking their entree on an individual 800 degree volcanic rock where every bite is hot and delicious. Veteran Chef Paul Martin has created an all new, versatile gourmet menu for Trapper’s from appetizers to homemade desserts. Rocky Mountain views and a complete wine and mixed drinks selection; nestled atop the Holiday Inn off E470 and Parker Road.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Trapper's Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)scenic view (37)neighborhood gem (22)romantic (22)fit for foodies (19)good for groups (15)notable wine list (8)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Delightful week-night evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Each person in our party of 3 ordered from the Romancing the Stone section of the menu. 2 ordered filet, 1 ordered the Ahi tuna. Everyone loved their food. Chad our server did a great job balancing being attentive & allowing us time to chat. At no time were we made to feel rushed. Both the bar and the restaurant were quite busy for a Wednesday night. Only drawback is acoustics: It's noisy and difficult to have a comfortable conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Evening of Horror"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We arrived at 6:45 PM. It was my wife's birthday and our kids were along. We initially got our drinks then my daughter and her boyfriend arrived a 7:00. They weren't even asked for drinks or acknowledged for a good 15 minutes. The wait just to order our food then get it was awful! We waited a good hour for our dinner to arrive. We didn't even get bread for the table. The waiter kept apologizes after not acknowleding us after 20-30 minutes. The floor manager came over around 8:00 asking how our dinner was, I could have let him have it because he should be aware of how his employees and table were moving. I just said the service was very slow and he act surprised (?). Really??? We did not get out the thr restaurant until 9:00.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Pricey but a nice treat for a special occasion. The 'Romancing the Stone' dish is a unique and fun experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Outstanding
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Been here 30+ times and they never disappoint. It's a steakhouse but they have great seafood too. Get a reservation with a table by the fireplace and if you are a steak eater cook your steak on the stone with a side of dipping sauces. If done this way it could be like eating at the Melting Pot, but much better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but...
    Silencer1921
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My only issue is the ventilation is not really good in this place. They have a meal where you sear your own steak on a hot lava rock. Think of it as fondue grill. Problem is that this creates smoke just like a normal grill would and you can see a haze in the restaurant. If you are sensitive to smoke, do not go here. That being said I will go again because the food Is pretty good. I would recommend the game tasting meal on the stone cooking.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebrating at Trapper's Chop House
    Robert456
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I had made a reservation for 6:30 the day of our visit. We arrived approx. 15 minutes early and were promptly seated, which is great because we have had problems with the hostesses before. If you've never been to the restaurant, the place has a beautiful view of the front range. The menu offers unique selections including wild game. Our favorite is the "Romancing the Stone" bonanza. I always get the Buffalo and the Elk with jalapeno cheddar mashed potato's. My wife usually gets the Buffalo and either the shrimp or scallops. They have more to choose from but the Elk is so wonderfully soft and flavorful and the taste of the Buffalo so mild that I never think to order beef or seafood. The service was excellent and the wine list was acceptable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Happy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had one of the most fun times we've had as a family in a long time. The food was delicious and so much fun to cook on the 700 degree lava stone. Be prepared before you go that it is a bit pricey, but so worth it for a special occasion. The service was superb and between the five of us we shared two desserts that were fabulous. May have to manufacture another special occasion to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Parket
    RickVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Always high quality food and great service. A full step above any other place in Parker!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The only reason this restaurant did not get 5 stars from me was the "romancing the stone" self-cooking menu element. While it is novel it makes the majority of the restaurant smell. The restaurant is nice enough not to need this gimic.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new favorite place!
    out2dine
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I love the fact that you can order a steak and cook it yourself on your own plate! The food here is great!. The only recommendation is that it gets a little smoky from all the cooking so if 4 are dining, don't sit in the booths, get a table out in the middle.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a nice treat
    yeppers
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants. We always bring family and friends who come to visit from out of town to this restaurant and they always enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HemyockVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food was not worth the money. Service was extremely slow. We got smoked out by other people cooking their steaks on the hot stone
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bait and Switch
    MizJanieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went in with a large party based on full page add in the Collrado Horse Show Guide showing 15% off. Twice bar staff told us "no such promo" We were seated ordered and after dinner, waitress says, "No such discount. People have been asking it about since show started." Asked her to talk to manager and he said "No." Nothing was done. Food was fine other than the fact that loaded baked potato was sliced diagonally like a baguette. It was not a fluffy russet potato but something long and skinny and the loaded accoutrements were enough for maybe a third of the potato. Due to discount issue, the experience was ruined.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, ambiance
    jfnrn
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We go to Trapper's routinely because the food, selection and service is great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion Out
    cbrarian
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was our first time at Trappers, having seen it from driving E470. The meats were excellent and stone cooking was fun and enjoyable for the family. The weakest point were the vegetables, boring and no taste. Great service. Would return but only for special occasions due to price range.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very tasty albeit pricey
    Datenighters
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was mine and my husbands first visit to Trappers. We had a discount coupon so we decided to give it a try. The food and service were both excellent. We both had filet mignon which was served on a hot stone at our table. The food was exactly as described by our waiter and as we had never had this experience before he showed us the best way to cook the steaks to our liking. We will definitely go back but as we paid over $100 for dinner, an appetizer and 1 glass of wine each, it will be special occasion only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful atmosphere and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This is a great steakhouse in Parker, CO. The atmosphere is very cozy with music in the background. The food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy
    Liveindahood
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We Love this restaurant with the exception that it can be very noisy. This time it was so noisy from a group of 16 people we couldn't carry on a conversation. One couple asked to be moved to another table and the 3 other couples close by were obviously irritated. The party of 16 were simply carrying on conversations across and down the table but the volume got amplified.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I was expecting a little more. I was thinking the food would be fabulous and it was not. The service was extra nice however. Another thing I would like to add, the restaurant was rather filled with a greasy, smokey smell. The ventilation seemed weak or something. My husband and I said we will probably not go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The hot rock cooking theme is the best thing going for this restaurant. Sitting atop the Holiday Inn on an eastern hill, most of the restaurant has a great view of the valley and far off Rockies. Lighting is subdued, the music was live, and the dining area not overly crowded. The "Romancing The Stone" section is the centerpiece of the menu, and the restaurant, as it should be. Those are the positives. Drawbacks are that the restaurant feels confused, like it doesn't quite know what it wants to be when it grows up. With a half empty dining room, and our reservations we still waited 15 minutes for our table. The windows were dirty, and our waiter distracted. So, great potential, good place currently, and attention to detail needed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr. & Mrs. E
    AZSnowBirds
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was outstanding. Waiter was great. Buss boys needed some practice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in a Holiday Inn!
    FoodieGirl
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    What a perfect place for a unique experience! Trapper's Chop House, located on the top of the Holiday Inn, near E-470 & Parker Rd in Parker, CO is a great place for a special occasion or any night out. Beautifully spacious, with a circular bar, a stage for live music, and floor to ceiling windows for spectacular views, Trapper's ambiance is delightful! Their specialty is steak, but they also offer fish and chicken and salads. Try the "Romancing the Stone" experience if you have a steak; a lava rock plate is brought to your table so you can cook your steak to your preference. For dessert, try a carrot cake or Almond Joy martini!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Trappers. Great food, our waitress was charming, fun, and efficient. I was surprised to find such a great restaurant with atmosphere in Parker. This is a keeper!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smell and Noise
    TrappersSmokeHouseVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Too loud with musician playing and speaker pointed to dinner patrons instead of bar patrons Better air circulation required. Smelled like a BBQ restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost Great
    GreatExpectations
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We've been to Trapper's before and selected it for celebrating our 40th anniversary based on its food, great ambiance and, depending on seating location a great view. The requested seating made at the time of the reservation was ready for us and we were seated and greeted promptly. The menu is varied enough with selections that should appeal to every diner. The Caesar salad and Cream of Jalapeno soup starters were 'very good' and 'excellent' respectively. My wife selected the Steak Oscar which was superb; the steak could be cut with a fork and the sauce was perfectly balanced. My selection was the New York Strip and that's where rating slips. The steak was tough and the vegetables overcooked. All in all a nice experience shy of great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We dined at Trapper's Chop House in Parker 6/3/14 with 4 adults & 1 toddler. We have eaten here before with Rotary at the holidays & found the food to be delicious. While the food was still delicious & the portions generous, the service was s-l-o-w. I don't know if it was because we were there fairly early (5.30 reservation) but we waited & waited for someone to come take our order & then we waited & waited for our bill. I had to ask for a booster seat (although I had mentioned needing one in both my reservation & in person); I also had to ask for a children's menu. When we got a server, the service was good it was just that it was slow & we had to wait. Others I know who have been here said the same thing about the service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great visit
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The hostess, Jenelle, was very friendly and greeted us immediately. The drinks came quickly and my wife especially liked the cucumber martini.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I had not been to Trappers for about a year and a half and after my dinner the other night, I am not sure why it took me so long to get back there. We had a great meal and also fantastic service. We did the stone cooking and also had jalapeno cheddar cheese mashed potatoes. it was all delicious. We also had some great cocktails. Will definitely not wait so long to return. Also, they have one of the best bars and will need to stop by for happy hour!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An undiscovered gem
    DavidtheepicureVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Trapper's Chop House is an undiscovered gem. The food is outstanding and the drinks excellent; both compare favorably to the best you can find in the Denver Metro area (or anywhere else I have eaten), the service is attentive but not overwhelming, and the atmosphere warm and inviting. Notably, the prices are somewhat lower than similar restaurants. We will be coming back again and again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Fantastic food, exceptional service as always. Unique hot stone preparation of food, every bite is warm and delicious...Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you...
    Yaya
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    This was a special occasion and we were treated great, the wait staff was awesome... Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Steak Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were looking for a good steak and this is 5 mins from home! My husband loved the volcanic stone to cook his steak, the food was excellent. The ambiance could use a little work, the decor and noise levels. If you decorated a bit and improved the privacy of tables a bit that would help reduce the noise and create a more private ambiance. The food will bring us back!!! The only knock is that I indicated it was a birthday and would like dessert brought, but that note from Open Table reservation was not acknowledged.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great food always but service is lacking. The noise level is bad with more than 2 to a table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but...
    XmasnitesaveVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Been to Trappers a few times. Food is always good, steaks are excellent, and a good variety of options overall. One thing that sets Trappers apart from the rest is that you can "cook" your own steaks on a hot stone they bring out. This is where I drop the rating on our last visit. It is not absolutely clear on the menu that you have to ask to have the stone to cook with so when the server says "how you want it cooked" you are most likely to spit out "Medium..." not realizing your getting no stone as a result. Well in this case she didn't ask so we all got cooked steaks and no stones. They were excellent don't get me wrong but this place advertises cooking your own steak they should ask when you order if you want to cook it or them.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    NotOutOften
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The restaurant was packed when we arrived to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. Our waitress was energetic and attentive, made good recommendations and the food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romancing the Stone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The filet on the stone is the way to go. It was awesome. This place is a bit pricey so it's definitely a special occasion spot but it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were there for a b'dy celebration. I had been there before only at the bar. This time we were wined and dined and it was awesome. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My wife had our celebrated our 10yr anniversary this last Friday, 5/2. I was pretty skeptical of this place, but after we ate here.....OMG, the ambiance, food, and service was absolutely enjoyable. We will be back for sure and we will bring more people with us!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cook your own steak!
    out2dine
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Like your steak cooked to perfection? This is the place for you. Can choose platter with hot stone to cook your steak yourself! Great selection, good price, can go dressy or in jeans! We loved it!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 725 reviews are from the Trapper's Chop House reviews archive.
  • A worthwhile experience
    LynnInDenver
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I'm surprised that I haven't heard about this restaurant before. It is a restaurant in a hotel, and it has just a bit of that vibe. But it's nice to find a quiet restaurant with good food that would be fun for a special occasion. Using heated lava slabs, your meal comes to you sizzling on a special plate, and you can cut and cook it to your personal specifications. Good food, quite pricey, but I thought it was worth it. The only complaint was one of the side "summer vegetables" had the toughest rind and was mostly inedible. That didn't deserve to be plated with the otherwise wonderful meal. It would have been better if they had remembered to ask us what sauces we wanted. We ended up with none. :-(
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet