Tripel
Tripel

Tripel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tripelstl.com/
  • Phone: 3146787787x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 2pm
    Happy Hour: 2pm - 5pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 11am to 12am with special menu
    Bar open until 1:30am, except Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Belgian, French
  • Executive Chef: Max Crask
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th & Park
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tripel
Tripel is the newest Belgian & French Beer House & Restaurant in St. Louis.
Tripel carries a huge selection of Belgian beers on tap, served in original glasses, a wide selection of French & local wines and authentic Belgian cuisine.

Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 2pm
Happy Hour: 2pm - 5pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar open until 1:30am, except Sunday
Sunday 11:00am - 12:00am with special menu
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Tripel reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food4
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Disappointing, understaffed
    gigi
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    No one aware of reservation. Service very sloppy and slow. Fries were stale - not just Belgian, but something not right.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 142 reviews are from the Tripel reviews archive.
  • A dining experience
    surfoverturf
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I love to try different food preparations and that is what we got at Tripel. My husband noticed that Belgian beer was available when we passed the restaurant while dining nearby so we had to give it a try. Our party of 4 tried several meat and fish dishes...all were wonderful! Definitely worth another trip! And my husband loved the beer!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Perhaps it was the wait staff, or the layout of the menu, or the food quality itself, but something was definitely off about this restaurant. We had the oysters and mussels and both were underwhelming. Unfortunately, we were there on vacation. If I lived in the area, I might go back and try the traditional dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lacking
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Beer menu was lacking for a Belgium place, majority of STL on draft. Certainly not a problem but when your specialty is Belgian the majority should be Belgian. So we ordered a Chimay Red, always a great choice. Waitress seemed very inexperienced. Ordered appetizers, brussel sprouts and cucumber salad, which were very good. Dinner was going well until the entrées showed up halfway through the appetizers. For the price that is a serious issue and shows a problem with the kitchen and wait staff. While the waitress did apologized the proper way to handle that would have been to hold the entrée warm in the kitchen. One of the entrées was not cooked properly and had to be sent back to the kitchen. The other entrée contents were warm at best. .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great drinks great food
    4hungryparents
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Wonderful food with outstanding cocktails and Belgian beer selection make this restaurant. But the food and service were both outstanding The mussels are wonderful , prepared in several ways , Provençal was good the first time , but we had them with la cheufe beer this time which was also good The Amish chicken was excellent as well. The antelope with gin cream sauce was also very good, not as gamey as I would have expected. I hesitate to give this a good review because it's so easy to get a table now , I almost don't want to give the secret away.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    CC6326
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great food, pricing, and service. Moules and frites are a must try in a lovely atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lowcarbdiner
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Belgian mussels are wonderful. Nice to have another great restaurant in the Lafayette Square neighborhood in St. Louis. Have come with family and this time with colleagues from work.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Makes for a fun night out
    TonyS
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Great Belgian beer selection. Nice food selections as well but the menu could use updating. Still has the same items from the first time we visited - feels like a year ago. But still a great night out. Our NY friends enjoyed themselves.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very authentic Belgium beerhaus
    STLFoodMan
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I was sure what to expect heading to Tripel but was excited about the unique food and beer options available. There wasn't any part of the experience that was disappointing, except that we had to leave at some point. The food was unbelievable with the mussels as the best way to start an evening perfectly paired with a nice beer from the bartenders. The rustic dinners we great, I can't spell the correct names of the dishes but we have the stew over pomme frittes and also the stuffed veal, both had great taste with the meat very tender and prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was great, our waiter
    mdz1970
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    food was great, our waiter very knowledgeable about the food and the extensive beer selection.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a night out w/ friends!
    RyanR
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The location in Lafayette Square is great, however parking was a bit hard, even for a Wednesday. That's Lafayette Square! The decor is more uspcale but not pretentious. You could wear jeans and a button-up and fit right in. Our waitress was great! She recommended drinks, which we took her advice! They obviously have a GREAT beer selection, but we went for one reason: "The Smoke Wagon". Try it out, you will not be disappointed! I had the antelope steak, which was tasty but a little tough. That is expected though, since it is a VERY lean cut of meat. The red wine sauce and stoemp (Belgian mash potatoes) were very good. My favorite was the brussels sprouts with lardons! PERFETION! It was a great dinner and we will surely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks were excellent. Food
    AKLLVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Drinks were excellent. Food was mediocre. Would not return again for the food given the price, but would go back for drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I'll be back
    MichaelG
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Lunch proved to be a real treat. As you would expect in a Belgian themed restaurant, the mussels were delicious. More than that, the house pate ordered by my brother was so good I'm going to get it on my next visit, which is not to say that my asparagus soup wasn't good enough to have again. You can only eat so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was very good, but the prices seemed more appropriate for a white tablecloth restaurant than for one that looks like a grill-based place. Soups and salads were good, and the entrees were all very well prepared, but the brussels sprouts werre tough and chewy, just like the bacon they were cooked with. Saturday night, 7:30, place was not busy at all, and by 9:30, was nearly empty. Not too many food items on the menu, and for those of us who know little about beer, the vast beer menu isn't enough to draw us back very often. This is the third restaurant that has been in this location, and may not be the last.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unusual menu, but very good
    ServiceVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Unusual menu, but very good Belgium beer selection. Great atmosphere. Food was good, not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belgian Cuisine and Beer
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    They have a stellar Belgian style draft selection which is available in flights. The food was very good from the Quail with Pomme Frites accompainied by proper mayoniaisse. Everyone enjoyed the dishes and the atmosphere. It will be a great outdoor cafe venue when the weather finally turns.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is important
    Likefood
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The services was so bad, we had to hunt someone down to order more beer and get water. The continued to set the wrong dinner out to our table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lafayette Square Just Got Better
    DeepJ21
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This place used to be the Soda Fountain Square years ago but now it is a Belgium pub with great beer and food. In the true European fashion, whatever beer you order, the specialized glass comes with it. Service was excellent and the ambiance is wonderful. I will definitely be returning again. I would suggest looking at the menu before you arrive so you have an idea of what beer you will want to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outing for girlfriends 40th.
    sugarmag
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Outing for girlfriends 40th. We spend ample time, 3 hours, at bar trying signature cocktails and had great fun. Food was great and owner treated my party to a round of shots to end evening. Great time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as Good the Second Time
    h2omlns
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We dined there in January and had a great meal. We returned this weekend to what we hoped was another good meal. The quality of the food seems to be slipping. While nothing we had was awful (except for the desserts) the food was mediocre at best. Two of the diners had the Onion Soup and one commented she like the onion soup better at Applebee's. (and she's not a chain restaurant fan). She also had the creme brulee for dessert and was dissapointed. Presentation was obviously not high on the chef's plan as the chicken dish looked thrown together. Brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes spooned on the plate with the chicken pieces just lumped on top. Based on this last dining experience we won't be in a hurry to go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great Service was
    KeithVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Food was great Service was good, helpful with beer and food selections
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we tried it, will be back.
    Brian
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Very good food and an excellent beer selection. Service was outstanding. I really enjoyed Tripel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like being in Belguim!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The mussels were SUBLIME! The beer selection was loaded with belguim goodies! This place is a real gem in the city of St. Louis! We will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed!
    MERoth
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our first visit, and we were very impressed. Our waiter was great,Sean, I believe, very attentive and good descriptions of all the menu items, salads and entrees were delicious, the leek salad was great. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice little gem
    Lee3
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The ambience was good. Not amazing, but definitely nice. The escargot was a bit disappointing. It wasn't bad, but also not worth the price. We had the maki (mako shark), which hd a lot of flavor and a great texture, but was just slightly dry. Again, very good, but not quite amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No respect...with children
    skibumVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Dined w children (20 &16). When we arrived, were escorted into back corner next to a family w/infant and a lg table of 20 despite most of the restaurant being open & all times open on Open Table. My wife asked if we could move to another table. Response was curt. Told everything was booked. Moved one table over. While busy, plenty of booths and tables open the rest of the night. Don't know if they felt children need to be put in one area but set a bad tone Dinner took over 2 hours. The food which was superb last visit was disappointing this time. Nothing stood out. We do love the beer lists and the presentation. All waiters and servers were very attentive. Will certainly go back again and hope for a better experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was awful Server forgot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Service was awful Server forgot to put in order then wrong food came for first course then meat came At wrong temperature To top it off server lied about the delay on the food Way to ruin my wife's birthday dinner Will recommend to friends to avoid as there are Many superior options
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tripel
    Gster
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Overall a very good experience. The food and service was great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Food1VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    I've dined at the restaurant once before. It was excellent the first time, and the consistency was there on my second visit. The steak tartare and double cut pork chop are both to die for. I would eat here again and again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a bar. Food heavy without
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    It's a bar. Food heavy without finesse. Poor guidance by staff of beer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • had a great time
    steve
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    For a group of 10 guys, the service was excellent. The staff did a great job of recommending from the menu. Food was very good and the whole experience was over the top. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummy food, pricey, kids?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Having lived in Belgium for two years, I was eager to try Tripel. I was impressed with the food, however, they were out of mussels on the day we went. Also, I overheard something about a Sunday menu that I was not aware of before I went. Maybe the other days it is more extensive, because it was not really on this day. Music was a little loud, especially with such a small crowd. And, no highchairs for kids. Huh? The service was great and helpful. Everything was pricey all around, from food to beer to drinks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed review
    FGM3
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was my second visit. My entrée (Choucroute Garnie) was much too salty. My guests agreed that there was too much salt as well. The appetizers were good. My guests loved the escargot w/ bone marrow. My terrine was nice - the accompanying bread was a little too scorched. Oh well, There are lots of excellent restaurants in STL. Maybe I'll give this one another try in a year or two.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not special, but worth a second try
    NotfromDowntown
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went to Tripel based on glowing online reviews, but it didn't quite measure up. The mussels were underdone and not as flavorful as I'd expect from a place that specializes in them. The broth for the mussels was almost non-existent. The entrees were just OK, though my chicken stew dish was way too peppery. Also, the our food took a very long time to arrive, to the obvious distress of our server. However, the cocktails and wine were excellent, we were seated promptly although we arrived early for our reservation, and our server was excellent - very attentive and made it a point to update us about when our food would arrive. All in all, given others' reviews, it's a place I'd like to try again. Maybe the kitchen was just having an off night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs to hire more help
    jerseygVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was our second time dining at Tripel. The food here is very good. The real problem is the service. The first time the service was pretty good, until we needed the check. This time the serivce was horrible. The time between courses was too long. You start to feel that you have been forgotten. We would have like to have dessert, but were afraid we would have to wait for another half hour. I hope that Tripel can figure out how to fix this problem. I don't know if it is the kitchen, not enough wait staff, or what, but it will be sometime before we return. I wish the food was not so good, because then I would just take them off my list.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    A visit to Belgium: interesting menu choices, way different than other STL options. Great beer choices too. Onglet (steak frites) was terrific, in sous vide style/prep. My Blinde Vinken was tasty and interesting. Broccoli perfectly al dente. Lobster bisque also so good without being salty. One problem: all plates/soups were just not HOT, but warm enough to eat immediately in next 3 minutes. Simply not warm enough. Waitress was kind to comp us a dessert for our trouble; nice girl she was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good soups and salads.
    winegirl
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Really good soups and salads. My husband didn't really care for the turkey sandwich. Also, saw through opentable that they had free parking in the BJC garage behind the restaurant (Th-Sat) with validation. When we went to do this after our meal, the hostess told us not during the day...wish we would have known that. Service was also very slow (2 hour lunch-after the lunch rush). Otherwise the meal was good, would try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Next best thing to being in Brussel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I travelled to Belgium (a must for the Bucket List) about 2 years ago and loved it - especially the food and the beer. TRIPEL does a great job of re-creating the atmosphere and food/drink we experienced in Brussels. It is a great place for a romantic dinner for two, or a group dinner. Service was impeccable. We were not rushed to finish and depart, despite that there were folks waiting. The draft beer , as mentioned by other reviewers comes in glass that is about 25% foam. But it was really good and I'd order it again. My husband ordered Leffe blonde( bottle).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would like to try on a normal night
    bocca1981
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I booked us here for Valentine's Day this year thinking it would be a calmer place to go - I was wrong. They had taken out a lot of their bigger tables and brought in temporary 2-top round tables (which weren't very sturdy). And because they packed so many more people in, it was very loud and we were sitting very close to the tables around us. BUT the food was very tasty and they had an excellent beer selection. I am looking forward to going back on a night when it's not so crowded and taking time to really enjoy the food (and more beers).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Portions were perfect. Smaller than the usual which is perfect for us. We prefer quality than quantity. The only disappointment was the mussels in wine sauce with shallots. The mussels were overlooked and sauce not well seasoned. The sausages and pork dish came with excellent selection of Belgian sausages and cured pork meats. My halibut is good, fish was a little smaller than I like for the price and overlooked a tad. Awesome desserts, we had the Belgian waffles and flour less chocolate tort with raspberry ice cream. We recommend this restaurant and will come back when we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.