Travelle - The Langham, Chicago
Travelle - The Langham, Chicago

Travelle - The Langham, Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.travellechicago.com/
  • Phone: 3129237705x
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST
    Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
    Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am

    BRUNCH
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    DINNER
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tim Graham
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Chef's table
    Every region of the Mediterranean has its own local flavors; village secrets buried in time-honored recipes. And every few months Chef Graham taps one of these territories of inspiration to offer a custom menu, for you and a handful of friends. Sit kitchen-side and dine on spirited cuisine with hand picked flavors, from Chef himself. Enjoy a worldly experience with a hometown vibe.

    The Cellar Table
    Cellar tastings are sublime events. Conversation is on the casual side of educational, while bottles are lifted from their racks on a whim. Such it is at our cellar table. Choose your experience—an educational atmosphere, or as a celebration; by particular regions or types of wine, even vintage dates. Our sommelier will accommodate and craft the list, while Chef Graham will surprise with a complimenting nosh.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Liu 3129237702x
  • Entertainment: Everywhere, somewhere, you’ll find a drink and a song; be it a sultry Riviera cabaret or a bombastic Greek tavern. This is Chicago’s lounge. Where we like to sit back, order our favorite cocktails and fine brews, and enjoy our friendships.
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: on Wabash between Kinzie Street and the Chicago River
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Our valet parking is located at the entrance of The Langham, Chicago, 330 N. Wabash.
A word from Travelle - The Langham, Chicago
Few regions of the world offer a culinary anthology like the Mediterranean. And there's no better place to celebrate culture and food than here, Chicago. Chef Tim Graham abides.

Contemporary preparations guide a tour down the fertile slopes of Northern Italy to the sea, and from the shores of Southern France to the exotic spice markets of Turkey. And you can witness every creation through the glass-encased show kitchen, in the dining room. Or reserve a front row seat with good friends, at the chef's table.

For a different kind of view, look south. You have a box seat just above the intersection of State Street and Wacker Drive and below, the Chicago River—a passage as vital to the city's soul today as to Fort Dearborn more than 200 years ago.

Welcome. You've arrived at Travelle. Indulge yourself with the food and drinks, and the views. Enjoy your stay.
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Travelle - The Langham, Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (94)special occasion (76)romantic (46)notable wine list (45)scenic view (42)great for lunch (23)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (21)hot spot (20)neighborhood gem (18)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • great attention to detail
    Froglover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I book a table at Travelle because I could get 1,000 points by doing so. I mentioned we were celebrating my husband's birthday. We were greeted by several staff members, each wishing him a happy birthday. Our server was knew his stuff without being pompous. We enjoyed five starters and one entree, followed by dessert. Each plate was amazing with the exception of the crostada dessert. They brought out a cupcake with a candle that was excellent. Overall, we were quite impressed and felt we had a great dining experience. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made Special Night Awesome
    raviVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Alpana set the evening by being so kind and warm and welcoming us to dinner. She was AMAZING in how comfortable she made everyone and service was always awesome. Not sure what the stuffy comments or reviews are about but for us everything was wonderful. The hamachi was yummy, as well as the halibut and nutella baklava
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect place to lunch.
    designerfoodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Travelle is the perfect "casually elegant" lunch spot. THe Hotel is beautiful and lush while The dining room is a departure with clean lined design. The casual atmosphere of the dining room makes business conversation come easy. The wait staff was more than accomodating and the food was very good!! The cucumber soup was fabulous! Also, Travelle prepared a email invite to send to my business guests, which made me look so prepared and professional. I will definitely take clients there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my new favorite luncheon space
    nancyinchicago
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    What a laid back gem. Had a lovely birthday there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Snooty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    either the kitchen or waiter messed up 2 or ur 3 orders. I'm lactose intolerant and the water acknowledged that. I ordered a salad and asked for a non-dairy dresssing on the side and they brought me the creamy dairy dressing. One dinner ordered a sandwich and it came with salad or fries, she asked for salad and received fries. The waiter never acknowledged either mistake. not acceptable. hostess was snooty. The waiter was nice but tried too hard to project the place as hip and trendy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb setting and service.
    DianeHen
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had drinks in the lounge to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. I ordered the Proseco which was presented in a beautiful wine glass and my husband had a delicious Bloody Mary. Our waiter, Kevin, was very excellent and attentive. Great experience, having drinks and looking out at the Chicago river. We had the buffet for breakfast at Travelle, as well. The wait staff is very attentive and informative. The food was very good and the setting was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!!!
    ExtraCrispy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I went to Travelle for our 15th Anniversary. It was probably the best meal we have ever had together. And we travel (Paris, Berlin, Prague, London, Madrid, New York, San Francisco....) quite a lot, and we like to eat out. The food was uniformly superb, and I don't think I have ever had better service. Every last detail was just right. Food came at a nice pace, so we never felt rushed or that we were waiting. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Definitely on our A list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Its hit or miss
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Some of the dishes are interesting. The goat beet salad has the cheese seasoned in cumin. It's different. Not for everyone. Could be good for foodies. We only tried the vegetarian dishes. Their gazpacho was tasty. Did not try the falafel which is a signature dish. The ambiance was nice. Clean and quiet. The bar area has nice views. Service was very slow. It took 20 min after we were seated to get our food ordered. And at the end out server forgot about us and I had to go find him for the check. Once you ordered food came out quickly. Overall we had a good experience except for slow service. I would recommend to my friends who want to try something different in terms of flavors and dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    raviVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Tried the Hamachi and another fish appetizer and this time it was fantastic. As always service was perfect. My friend had the suckling pig , and I tried it and it was incredible. Fig halibut was not as good as past visits, very dry and for some reason the portion was halved. This is my favorite dish here and still not up to the first time I tried it here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deliciously Creative Menu
    JudyLVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The chef has an interesting approach to the menu with one side offering seasonal, region-inspired dishes. The other side with the still creative and regional dishes you may have heard or read about and anticipated ordering. All were beautifully presented, prepared and explained especially well by Peter who shared his passion for and knowledge of the food. The bar is also a must-see spot for the views along the river and skyline, comfortable seating and equally inspired and well-prepared drinks. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chic Midcentury
    modernartgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A restaurant in a fabulous Mies Van Der Rohe building - Bar has vintage leather seating Don Draper style martinis. Dining room feels kind of old-school - with soft aged leather banquettes and funky midcentury chairs. Views overlook the river and are fantastic at night. The wine room is very cool - glass walls with each bottle placed so the labels are facing out and servers are extremely knowledgeable!!! The open kitchen is definitely the focal point of the dining room - floor to ceiling glass, spotless kitchen floor, fun to watch the chefs and prep cooks at their stations. Food was inventive and creatively presented. The chef did table-side fish presentation for the diners next to us - very impressive. Enjoyed our evening very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional!
    samlive
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything about Travelle was exceptional: food, service, views, options, decor! The only complaint I had was that while in the bar teenagers continued to wander in. One Direction was apparently staying at the hotel but it seemed inappropriate for them to be in the bar which detracted from the ambiance. In fairness, the hotel did attempt security and even questioned my friend and I before allowing us to enter. We stayed at another hotel nearby but would choose the Langham in the future. It's a winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Hotel dining can be disappointing but Travelle was wonderful. An efficient, knowledgable server, delicious food which was served with style and tasted even better than it looked made for a memorable experience. We will come back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodchow
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Other than the excellent food,disappointing. Our waiter was always one step behind ie recommended wine after it was ordered and asked if we wanted a dessert menu after we finished dessert. Also pretended to know wine, but not that knowledgeable (When we ordered a second bottle of the excellent Pinor Noir we had, he said that that was their last bottle (understood) and recommended something "similar"which was not even close.) Also we needed to ask for fresh plates each time for the next courses . To make matters worse the place was almost empty so no excuses We often often dine at restaurants at this price range so we expect the experience to be commensurate with the price and it was not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good not great
    Steakasaurus
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Open contemporary design and scenic view particularly from lounge are positives. Seafood is emphasized halibut was good, squid pasta dish was a big miss, flaming chicken app adds wow factor to basic food, Seacuterie hodgepodge app interesting but not special. Suckling pig was good, no beef entrees offered. Not dissappointed but would be more inclined to return for a cocktail than for dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wife's birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a great experience here. Terrific service and nice ambiance. The desserts were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    GourmetGene
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Although the ambiance is so so, the food is very good with lots of interesting choices. The service was great! Our waiter Mike was very personable, attentive and knowledgeable. We will come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    Alfonso
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I admit I'm biased against hotel restaurants, but this was a pleasant surprise. The menu was pretentious but very good, which is even more rare in a hotel restaurant. The wine selection was good, albeit pricey. The ambience is cool, almost cold, but tasteful. Prices were high, as would be expected. Our server was outstanding -- friendly, tactful, great suggestions, unobtrusive but ever present when needed, almost magical à la Bagger Vance. Overall an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful experience
    ChikindVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant is stunning and service superb. Menu is limited but has a great variety of choices. Wine list is expansive with interesting selections at all price points.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Martin
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was absolutely magnificient. We started out with the falafel shareable which was very good and then the sausage flatbread shareable, also very good. The main attraction however was the main courses. We had the Lamb and the Halibut wrapped in fig leaves coupled with the fennel side. Brilliant!!! Throughout the evening the service was great and a server was ever present. The recommended white wine paired very well with all dishes. Great place and a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    pchat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food is mediterranean, tasty, limited for vegetarians as no entree but substantial appetizers/sides. The Langham is a beautiful setting. Romantic, leisurely elegance. Great place for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different in food quality
    raviVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The service was perfect as usual , the food quality was off - I had the lamb Benedict and usually ask for pineapple instead of potatoes, and served me first the wrong dish, then the wrong item as I asked for it to be prepared and it was greasier than last. Will still go back often and the service is the best in the city, just need to deliver a consistent product.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd experience this time
    raviVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Love this place and try it often. This time the reception experience was strange and slow. Didn't feel the normal welcomeness that is the hallmark of Travelle. Halibut in fig leaves is my favorite dish and was not as good as last time, the fish was dry and had an odor and just felt poorly done in comparison to the last time. Server was fantastic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service Great selection
    JWWashburne
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Michael was the server and was very attentive and professional. The white Gazpacho was great. Great looking kitchen, definitely adds to the ambience. Right mix of Mediterranean cuisine. Nothing pretentious just right on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fix is needed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    2nd time there, mentioned on OT that this was anniversary dinner - restaurant missed. Seated in a corner with A/C blowing; had to ask to be moved. Beet salad a swing & a miss, as were both entres. Sommelier Michael very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The waiter & barman were very accommodating for a drink I requested that was not on the bar menu. We had a good laugh about the ingredients but it was recommended by the Chicago Tribune. It was very good. I appreciated their effort. Jo Ann Putz
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Chicago find
    ChazEVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Everything was excellent. I might go back just for the chicken wings or the soup, but those represent a sidelight to the artfully prepared main courses with great flavors and presentations. Go now before everyone finds this place. We took a look thru the glass to the open kitchen and separately chatted with the head chef. Be sure to look in the interesting bar area and check out some amazing wines in the glass wall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Halibut ever
    raviVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Had the hamachi appetizer - didn't like this at all , it was thickly cut and had an odd odor. The Halibut with bee pollen , olives, and fig was the most amazing dish I have had in a long , long time. The honey pistachio cake was just ok.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in its Location
    RM116VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is a really solid dining option in a neighborhood that needed an addition of this kind. The food was very good, the atmosphere is elegant, and the service is first rate.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediterranean dining
    OT123VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Travelle has an interesting collection of Mediterranean foods. Some of the dishes were excellent, a couple were ok. Chicken and Halibut were great....starters good, cumin carrots were over seasoned and hard to eat, polenta excellent. Excellent service...nice room, no view. A bit uneven but overall I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant, undercooked chick
    Billy23
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a great experience here other than my chicken being undercooked. The manager explained how the chicken is slightly pink due to the in house processing and how it is cooked. However after further investigation, they remade my chicken and took it off the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely brunch
    Still67
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant was not crowded for a Saturday brunch. Lovely decor. Many very interesting menu options, it was hard to choose. Our party had sausage and fig pancakes, Nutella pancakes, the Eggs Benedict with the lobster, and lamb hash and everyone really enjoyed their meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This Place Needs Help!
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The service was terrible - we had to ask for the drink/wine list after waiting 10 minutes for the waiter to introduce himself and then needed to ask to have our plates cleared between courses. It is so unsightly to have dirty dishes in front of everyone while waiting for the next course especially if they are sitting there for + 10 minutes. The food presentation and taste were awful - of the six dinners only one plate went back to the kitchen empty. All of the others were 3/4 to 1/2 full because the food was so unappealing and tasteless. By the time we finished and we were asked about dessert, we were all weary and worried about what we would get so we passed. For the price point of this restaurant, they need to do so much better.
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  • Disappointing
    CharlesVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We ate here as we were staying in the hotel and came away very much disappointed. When we arrived, it was mostly empty (fine) but they took us next to the espresso machine. We asked for a different seat and, though we were denied our request to sit near the window as those seats were reserved, we were reseated. Of course, two of the tables near the window were never filled. The server was very nice, but a bit pushy - we were pressured into spending more on a bottle of wine than we wanted. The food was also disappointing. I always order my steaks well done, but have not in years encountered one quite so over-done. In addition to being chewy, it was dry and lacked flavor. Overall, we wouldn't come back unless it was on someone else's dime.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overpriced
    Melmeg
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We enjoyed our meal here. The food was good but not amazing and it's expensive. The views are nice but you can't see the water from the dining area. Also...the dining area is desolate during brunch time on a Saturday. I guess it's not that popular for breakfast on Saturdays.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is going to be a gem in the City; its hidden in the IBM building across from the Trump building. Amazing decor and design of the location that provides a clear view of the kitchen. Very clean presentation and staff is amazingly friendly but also aware of their surroundings. The menu provides a variety of views of the Mediterranean, not just the expected Persian or Middle Eastern but also southern France and Italy, etc. Wine list has more opportunities to try something new than sticking to basics of other comparable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Wonderful experience
    SbahtVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Fantastic service, and a really interesting eclectic menu.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, wonderful service
    virginialion
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Enjoyed this restaurant immensely. Waitress noticed we were uncomfortable sitting next to 2 loud young women and thoughtfully offered to move us to a quieter table. Enjoyed watching the chefs preparing food in a glass-walled kitchen. Food was incredible. Overall very nice.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great evening
    LuciaS
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Nice restaurant to be wowed by the ambience, with its lovely dining area and great view. Our appetizers and entrees were very good, with fun touches like jellied olive oil to spread on the bread. Funny, though. My husband and I had our oversized silverware fall on the floor 3 times. So hold on tight, and enjoy.
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  • Mostly terrific
    kktaylorVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Loved the décor. But, lighting is a little dark in the center of the restaurant. They need to turn the spots up a little over the tables. We sat next to the windows for that reason. Noise level is moderate. Service is excellent. The food is good. But, I had trouble finding something to order. I don't eat four legged animals and overly spicy food. They do have one sea scallop dish. But the waiter warned me it was really spicy. So I ordered the cod and didn't like it because it had too much cumin in it. I would go back after a few months. Since this restaurant is so new, I think they are still working out the kinks in their menu and wine list.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate