Trio Restaurant - Palm Springs
Trio Restaurant - Palm Springs

Trio Restaurant - Palm Springs

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.triopalmsprings.com/
  • Phone: (760) 864-8746
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday - Friday: 11am - 3pm; Brunch Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3pm; Dinner Sunday - Thursday: 3pm - 10pm; Friday: 3pm - 11pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Van Laanen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a semi-private raised area in the front of the restaurant that is great for private parties of up to 30 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Tony 8772633930

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Merito and Palm Canyon
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is directly behind Trio and plenty of street parking and a additional lot across from Trio behind the old bank building.
A word from Trio Restaurant - Palm Springs
Where Palm Springs Eat's & Drink's. Located in the the Uptown Design District. An energetic, desert-casual atmosphere and great American modern food at reasonable prices - A place where anyone can come in, sit down and feel at home. Where the locals hangout, eat, drink and have fun. Experience Cocktail hour in the bar from 11am-7pm, $3 Well, $5 Martini's, Margarita's, Mojitos and featuring The Uptown Design District 3 course prix fixe for only $19 from 11am to 6pm 7 days a week.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Trio Restaurant - Palm Springs reviews from OpenTable diners
284 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (136)hot spot (131)good for groups (128)fit for foodies (111)vibrant bar scene (104)special occasion (88)great for lunch (60)great for outdoor dining (41)romantic (32)great for brunch (31)notable wine list (22)late-night find (21)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • TomSVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Great place, a must when I'm in town! Very Nice evening and the martini's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been many times - disappointed with last visit
    JimBillVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Wonder if Trio has succumb to its own success. Have come every time we visit PS since it opened. Food was still very good and reasonable. Wine list seems to have become less interesting and more expensive. Staff and service - particularly at receptions - is a disappointment. Just not the same enthusiasm and interest in the guest as there has been in the past. resturant want very busy but front desk person was very busy on phone and ignored us. Went to the bar for a cocktail. Went back to desk to claim reservation; on the phone. Told him to get us when free. Never happened (15 feet always). Finally had to get manager who was gracious. So judge for yourself. Food was great. We'll probably skip Trio next time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was very disapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I have been going to Trio since it has opened. The last two visits I was very disappointed and will not return again. I was seated in a back corner and it was so HOT I was sweating. I told the waitress and she said she had mentioned it to the manager. I complained about it 3 times and nothing was done. When I left the restaurant the man at the front desk asked how I enjoyed my visit. I told him it was miserably hot in the corner they seated us. He then said to me why didn't I say anything, I was furious. I said I told the waitress 3 times and I left. Obviously there was no communication from the waitress to the front desk or manager. The food. Well not nearly as good as it use to be. I was very disappointed. I was still having my salad then out came my main course was very rushed. Sorry Trio you have lost me as a loyal customer.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nothing Special
    foodfinder
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We ordered the Calamiari, which was served in puddle of oil and just a so-so dipping sauce. As an entree we orderd the Sole which was covered with herbs/cilantro, just masking the flavor of the fish. That was a mistake and then ordered the lambshank, which was nothing special. Presentation looked great, but had no special flavor and was rather bland. Likely wont be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Early bird is a deal!
    RickyBVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Get there and order by 6:00 p.m. and you get a starter, main course (with sides) and dessert for twenty bucks! The portions are generous and the food is great. At that early time, the restaurant isn't too crowded and noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prix fix 3 course a real value
    nteeter
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Four of us dined at 5:00 yesterday and we all selected from the 3-course menu. First, if you like anchovies, this is the place for you because the Caesar salad is generously adorned with them. Unfortunately, the dressing lacked the fresh, genuine flavor the salad is known for. The greens were fresh, however. I had the tofu ceviche--a delicious and unique combination of edamame, tofu, tomatoes, cucumber and onions in a Siracha- enhanced vinaigrette. What a contrast to my dining companions' salads! All four of were delighted with our entrees. My Australian Sole was perfectly cooked, topped with fresh parsley and crispy bread crumbs and served on a bed of Israeli Coos-coos. The other dish that is worthy of note is the Butternut Squash Ravioli which tasted rich. The bread pudding and the brownie--both house made--got rave reviews. We would return just to have dessert! This is a casual restaurant located in Uptown Palm Springs. They have been in business for a very long time, so they clearly do things right and do the right things. The menu is an interesting blend of comfort foods, Mexican-inspired and contemporary American. Service is noteworthy only in the fact that the people who brought the food to the table knew precisely who ordered what, without question.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Saturday night out
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    A packed house so make sure you have reservations. All our entrees were delicious but the Lamb Shank was head and shoulders above the rest. A nice coconut cupcake birthday treat was brought out when our waitress was told we were celebrating a birthday. Nice touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent spot for fun, special occasion. ..
    BurrowingEye604
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food and staff were exemplary....courses were rushed a bit but still enjoyed a great evening with good friends....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service. Good food.
    RickyBVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The prices are reasonable. The food is very good (not five-star, but very good). The portions are generous. The service makes the difference. Our server, Lauren, was delightful and always available. It is definitely a "busy" place. If you are looking for low lights, subdued music and small intimate tables, this is not for you. But if you like a restaurant with upbeat music and close proximity to other diners, you will love Trio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively busy restaurant.
    DesertTreats
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This time it was very busy at Trio. The restaurant was full and good service. The food was good, but lacked flavour compared to previous visits. It was too noisy to carry on a conversation, so we didn't stay long.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tired Menu
    LounickVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Just returned to the desert for the season. First visit to Trio. Have been regulars since they opened. Surprised to see the exact same menu. Yes there were a few specials. Still, it's time to shake things up if you want to retain your loyal diners. Nothing was bad, just not special. We won't be back until more effort is made to raise the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner if our holiday
    Bestforlast
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We so enjoyed our dining experience at trio. The service was very good and the food was outstanding. We both had the two specials that were offered and they were excellent. The beet salad and wedge salad were delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, interesting menu
    OzFoodie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My second visit to Trio. Ambiance and service are spot on however food was hit and miss. My table companion enjoyed each of their courses and I disliked each of mine this time. I'd still go back and choose other selections but was surprised
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We have been to Trip a few times and its biggest problem is they rush you through your meal. It wasn't very busybthe night wee were there so it wasn't about turning tables. We ordered cocktails before dinner and we had not even had a chance to taste them before some food runner was plunking out dinner played down in front of us. Way too rushed. Had they give. Us time we likely would have finished our drinks and ordered a bottle of wine with dinner. The rushed servive really took away from what would otherwise have been a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Visit Local Restaurant
    CAiR
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    You can identify Trio immediately because of the outside Orange Decor ! Staff is extremely attentive inviting you in and continues throughout the meal. The kitchen will alter any dish for you and the food is fantastic. We were celebrating a birthday and they even brought out the confetti for the table. Don't miss it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sconniegirldining
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My husband and I are in Palm Springs for a conference and selected Trio based on Open Table reviews. We were not disappointed!!! Service and food were outstanding. A large group was seated close by so it became a bit noisy but everything else was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Deal for Early Diners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Three Course Prix Fixe Menu only $19 before 6pm and well drinks are only $3. You will be impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food (for PS) pricey wine list
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Somewhat slower service but good tasting food. Hard to find above average dining options in downtown PS and this one makes it. Unreasonably priced wine (by the glass), however.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Picked the wrong night to go
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had chosen this restaurant for its reputation and location. We had asked for a table with a view which would have been near the front but were seated near the back next to the kitchen entrance. Food is consistent and generous but 3 stars is a good rating. Still a fun place with lots of energy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun relaxed evening spot downtown
    pareedave
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Solid menu, with some surprising elements. American and Mediterranean basics, great bar, very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    GordySm
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This was third visit to Trio. This time we were very disappointed. Our waitress had too many tables resulting in very slow service . Our apps were delivered before our drink order was filled. Special of mahi was not cooked and needed to be sent back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How do I pay you people?
    Jimbo
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Lovely evening. Food was very good, and cocktails were excellent. Server was very helpful until it became time to pay the check. At which time, she disappeared temporarily. In marketing terms, TRIO "miffed" the close. JIMBO
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tragic....
    FormerTrioFan
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Was hoping the fifth time would be as good as the previous four. Didn't happen. Host seemed indifferent to me and my guests. Table wasn't ready despite multiple empty tabletops. The special was forgettable at best and the wedge salad wasn't. Thr food runner pretty much slung e food at the table reaching across the faces of my guests and looked bitter about being there at all. The server didn't want to split the ticket between the appropriate parties; reluctantantly did so and still couldn't get it right. Very disappointed. Seems like success has gone to their head and not in a good way.
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  • Just bad...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Ordered the spinach riccota ravioli, took one bite and sent it back. Gritty, tasteless and sitting in a pool of oil. To be fair the waitress comped the meal and offered another choice so ended up with a mediocre salad. The wine knowledge was lacking, the poors were very small and overpriced. Our other 3 meals were lacklustre - not so fresh seared tuna on limp veg and mashed potatoes. A really disappointing outing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was wonderful. I had the lamb shank and the seasoning was right on and the meat was tender, melted in your mouth. My husband had the pork chop and it too was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trio continues to shine
    afjwa
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We have been to Trio many times and keep coming back because the food is always so good, the prices and portions are reasonable, thefixed-price menu is a great bargain for what you get (but make sure you are seated and your order in before 6 P.M.!). I really love the pot roast with sour cream mashed potatoes and the beet salad; my partner loves the 5 cheese mac n'cheese, though this time he tried the shepherd's pit and liked it also. We haven't been here for either lunch or brunch, though we understand from friends that both those meals are great also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to its reputation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent food, service, value. Diverse menu, outstanding choices.We will return!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night!
    datenight
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My husband and I went on a date night to Trio Restaurant in Palm Springs and was pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent and everyone that works there is very friendly. Food was very good and the portion size is perfect. We had their 3 course dinner...wow! So much delicious food for a terrific price. We will definitely be going back to Trio soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again
    Not2return
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Extremely disappointing , over the last few years have had some of the best meals here but also some of the worst , with that being said was hesitant to bring friends here , but this last experience after waiting over 30 min with a reservation , to servers not sure if this was there table, to wrong entree and cold food served the night was a disaster from from the time we arrived , manager did try to make things right at the end but at this point what had started out as a very enjoyable evening with friends turned out to be a very unpleasant night .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great value
    RickyBVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Been to Trio several times. This is the first time we went early (5:00pm) due to plans we had a little later. There is a "before 6:00 p.m." 3-course menu for $19 with many selections from which to choose! Who knew? Coming earlier also meant less of a crowd and less noise - something we prefer. The servers were prompt, attentive and friendly. The food is good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    RumiVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Trio is a must do every trip to Palm Springs!!! Food is always super yummy and service is great! We always enjoy dining at Trio... we even work our schedule around making sure we have dinner reservations! We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday and they had placed "happy birthday" confetti on our table and presented us with a luscious coconut cupcake for dessert! What a treat it is to dine at Trio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Host5
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Dined here about six times in two years. This time the matre D' was not helpful, basically indifferent The food was tired, had strange sides, my sole had some sort of overspiced spinash over it on a bed of cous cous. It was not a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll be back
    GRP1
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Good food, great service and friendly atmosphere. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat!
    canadakerri
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We sat on the patio and had a bottle of wine that was on happy hour price which was the cheapest price I have ever seen!! Our server was fun, happy, go lucky and helpful! We had happy hour snacks and all were pretty darn good. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truely great food!
    PSMYRRH
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is one of my favorite alternatives to the same-thing-every-day blahs. Trio has great food, at a somewhat manageable price. While there are more family-friendly priced restaurants, the quality of the food is far superior to less expensive places, and the portions are more ample than most of the up-scale venues. I had the lamb shanks on my most recent visit, and was really pleased with the flavor, texture and the leanness of what is (in many other restaurants) a pretty greasy dish. The Pre-fixe pricing is a great deal, but be aware that it ends at 6 PM and is only weekdays. Finish off with the butterscotch Pot au Creme, for a truly amazing treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good neborhood scene
    NYMike3VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very friendly, livly clientele, food is ok, some dishes better than others, great happy hour. Waiters always trying to upgrade your selections. Overall a good place to socialize.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre food
    multilatereal
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Don't know where Trio got its reputation from. I had the vegie burger. The burger was good but the french fries tasted and looked like they came from Costco. My dining partner's pot roast was nothing special, while the NOLA shrimp was swimming in excess rice.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trio is a bargain!
    LinW
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Don't know how they do it, but the $19 3-course dinners at Trio are outstanding. Our waiter delivered exceptional service and with great humor!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were a burden to Trio
    FAIR2proprietorsANDdiners
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We reserved for three, one Dachshund, outside seating. We arrived on time. Host was warm, friendly - seated us promptly for outside dining. We have had server team approaches in the past. This was not what we experienced. My table-mate described it as helter-skelter: a disorderly haste, wrapped in confusion, and infused by a nagging question "when am I off??" We each ordered an entree salad and an appetizer each to share. The food was prepared quickly and presented on the plate nicely. We agreed the salads were good and the appetizers plenty sizable, and tasty, too! The food & bev refills came to us via six different people. Later, our waiter(?) check in. Our feeling? "We are unwanted here." Waiter(?), check please.
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  • Mediocre Comfort Food
    OpenTableUser00013VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Average food, nothing special. They do pile A LOT of food on your plate, so come hungry for mediocre comfort food. Don't expect any visually appealing plating. They basically plop your protein in a bed of starch and pour a sauce over. If you ordered one that included sweet potato fries, don't expect them to remain crispy as they'll be soaked with the sauce or meat juices. Prolly not going back. Cute decor tho!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic