Triptych
Triptych

Triptych

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.triptychsf.com/
  • Phone: (415) 703-0557
  • Hours of Operation:
    WEEKEND BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday and Holidays: 9:00am - 3:30pm
    Weekday Brunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm.
    DINNER: Sunday: 5:00pm-9:30pm
    DINNER: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
    DINNER: Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Filipe Gonzalez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Triptych can cater private and corporate parties of 20 or more. We specialize photo shoot crew catering whether in studio or on location. We also cater any special events, large and small. We can do catering outside San Francisco throughout the Bay Area for an additional delivery charge. Triptych Restaurant is available for private events or parties of 30-60 people as a "buy-out".
  • Private Party Facilities: Triptych is available for private parties of 30 or more. These are referred to as a "buy-out". Special conditions apply. Please contact the restaurant for additional information.
  • Private Party Contact: David Kittredge 4157030557x
  • Entertainment: At any given time, two or more artists are featured at Triptych. Patio open for brunch on weekends, and on some evenings and weekdays(depending on weather).
  • Special Events: Triptych would love to host SOMA neighborhood organization and arts event. We believe in community and value the opportunity to be a part of SoMA growth and diversity.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street
  • Public Transit: Civic Center Station hub at 8th & Market Street with underground station for B.A.R.T. and for SF MUNI. Easy Taxi service along Folsom Street, especially on weekends. Located on the Muni Bus #12 Folsom Street line and 1/2 block from the Muni Bus #19 Polk Street Line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of street parking on Folsom most of the time. There are sometimes two spaces at the end of Hallam (right turn right after Triptych).
A word from Triptych
Triptych's South of Market location embraces the industrial with the arts culture of the neighborhood. The cuisine reflects the diverse palates of its patrons and is complimented by a unique wine list from around the world. Local artists' works are displayed. Triptych is an oasis of cuisine, culture, and ambiance. Garden is available for Brunch and in warm weather.

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Triptych reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (22)great for brunch (19)great for outdoor dining (16)good for groups (15)special occasion (7)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (5)romantic (5)notable wine list (5)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Overall, if you are looking for a brunch place with a great drinking option in mind without having to wait, it's a good place to go. If food and service is your thing, I'd go elsewhere. I think there are better brunch options. PROS: 1) No wait for brunch 2) Able to make reservations for brunch 3) Bottomless drinks deal including the ability to switch from buying drinks separately to unlimited at a later time. Also, drinks were a decent size. CONS: 1) Staff wasn't that friendly 2) Food was good, but nothing to go back for
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was outstanding
    HericksonVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My daughters and I dined here before going to see Chicago at The Orpheum. It was an absolute delight. The service was outstanding and there were so many delightful bites, I can not decide what I liked best! A MUST is the crab cake bites! OMG! So good. Wine was good, and fairly priced and I will be sure to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic brunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Met friends for brunch here with our dog, the back patio is amazing. The food was fantastic, the service extraordinary. Can't believe we haven't been here sooner. It is now on our official restaurant rotation, we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Garden
    DiogenestheSearcherVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    once again - with three of us dining for brunch - everyone raved about the food. and the garden patio is a delight. the service is sitll good - but not as attentive today as on previous visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great discovery
    Liv4food
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    For me this was a great discovery. My final judgment is by asking myself if I would go back again. I would!! The people were nice, the food was very good, the service was good. Their beer list is great too. Of special note: the grilled octopus salad -- Yummm! the mushroom ravioli appetizer -- Mmmmmm! The Paella - great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bait and switch into a parking lot
    edibles
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went here for Folsom Street Fair Sunday with friends. Made a reservation for 6 through OpenTable which the restaurant apparently didn't mean to leave open. They called to confirm my reservation and I had to up our number to 8 which I was told you can't have anymore than that because we won't be able to sit you. Okay, that's strict but fine I thought and had to turn some friends away from our brunch. We get there and they said our table was on the back patio. Oooh nice, except it was past the patio and in a parking lot next to what looked like the truck from Kill Bill. As if that wants enough they changed their menu to be cash only, no bottomless, and more expensive than normal but didn't mention it at all before. Won't be returning here.
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  • cold food
    jkathryn
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had Sunday Brunch, and found the food ok but not warm. Cold pancetta and very cold potatoes. Coffee took a long time to come and had to ask for cream and sweetener and a refill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Credit Card issues
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and drink are good. But, no longer accepting Visa and Mastercard?!!? Having to pay cash (and trying to perform math in your head to be sure you are not overspending the amount of cash you have on hand is stressful and takes the fun out of going to dinner). Not acceptable for a $200 dinner tab... We'll return when we can use plastic...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Convenient and tasty.
    Auros
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is one of our usual places for dinner if we're coming to some event in SoMa. The food is always good -- with tomatoes in season, they had a particularly nice caprese salad available. We also had particularly good glasses of wine, this time -- an Orange Muscat and a Riesling.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romance yes, large parties no
    PicardyThirdReviews
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The best part of this restaurant was the food quality and the wine list. It is quiet (I wouldn't bring kids). Where it is NOT good is large groups. Our party was 6 people. None of the appetizers scaled to that. For example, the chicken drumsticks came with 4 drumsticks. Then they ran out of chicken. Poor planning on their part, as we were the first dinner party of the night. This is much better suited to a romantic party of 2, not a group of hungry guys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sapphire
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent food, service and experience. Garden has limited seating but great spot for weekend brunch. Cannot go wrong with benedicts and mimosa. Servers were helpful to get meal recommendations. A place to meet new people and make new friends. Do not leave without checking out the bathroom. Will travel across the bridge for another weekend brunch with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, solid, will dine again.
    MissMeena
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I went for birthday brunch with my friends, and we had such an awesome time. The owner brought out complimentary sparkling wine and a beignet with a candle. Everyone was super nice. The food was good. Whatever the seasoning was on the roasted potatoes is amazeballs ;-) We sat on the patio/garden, it was so cute and quaint. Perfect for Sunday brunch. And definitely try the carrot orange mimosa.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual and Fun
    hungryg1rlVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I recently had dinner at Triptych with 4 friends. Really laid-back vibe, with a solid beer menu and an eclectic menu with options from all over the world. Decent vegetarian and vegan options, as well. The best part of the restaurant was the service -- the waiters were humorous and fun, and they made meaningful, honest suggestions on both food and drink. The vibe is artsy and casual, and it was a really fun place to go out with friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    Paul
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was terrific and our waiter was helpful but not over the top. This was my first, but not my last trip to Tryptych
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Paella
    eatswell
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had the paella for 2 and thought it was great. The Sangria with fresh fruit was a fine accompaniment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service and ok food.
    AlwaysHungry
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our party of 5 ate here to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were seated promptly at our reservation time, but that was the one of the few highlights of the meal. Three other parties were seated after us (one was also a party of 5). The waiter took our order, brought our drinks and we didn't see him the rest of the meal. Almost an hour later, one of the parties seated after us already finished their meal and left. The other two parties were happily eating their meals, while we were all hungry and disappointed that our waiter didn't even come by to give an update. We finally flagged down another waiter and our food came out shortly after. Some dishes were cold by then, but we didn't want to wait longer.
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  • I love TRIPTYCH!
    renodeanVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I eat here at least once every time I go to San Francisco. Love the food, great service and it's a funky little place. Make sure you check out the bathroom!!! Best dishes include the Pork Osso Bucco and the Walu Butterfish. Great desserts too!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 713 reviews are from the Triptych reviews archive.
  • Terrible Service
    peew1989
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I honestly can't say much about the food because I didn't stay long enough to actually taste it. The service was awful. My friend and I waited at the door with no greeting--just awkward or rude glances from the staff. We stood for probably five minutes with nothing spoken to us, even though we were clearly waiting. Our "reservation" also seemed to do nothing, because we were also asked to wait for two other parties to finish, even 15 minutes after our reservation. Will never return.
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  • I love Triptych
    MulcaheyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I like the vibe, the staff, the owner, the food. My favorite south of Market place to have a meal with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • ..another great lunch experience...
    DiogenestheSearcherVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    ...i should have known better than to come here with a friend with whom i've dined here before - she was so enamoured of the beignets (which are more like popovers than a heavy beignet) - that we had them as an appetizer. Then we both had the Southwestern Burger - she rare, me medium rare - with sweet potato fries - the burgers were exquisite and among the best we've ever had; the sweet potato fries were good, but shaped as if they came from a food supplier. Then my friend wanted beignets for dessert and she just ate one of the three - I wound up eating the two remaining. Lunch on the patio with plants all around was wonderful as usual - but I shouldn't have eaten that second order of beignets (they're irrestible though).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Trippy Triptych
    PrincessVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We(a party of 6) all loved Triptych. Our waiter Nolan had a fabulous personality and and made us feel so welcome. The ambiance is very funky with oldies music playing in the background. There are wonderful paintings on the walls and windows, by a local artist and also by Nolan. The dinners were delicious and innovative, as well as the desserts. Three of our party had the fried chicken and loved it. I had the signature pork shank, which was done to perfection and delicious. Two had fish and were in heaven. The house wines were wonderful and Nolan gave a full pour. Overall it was a delightful evening and eating experience at very reasonable prices. We'll be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was OK. Too many choices. Everything missed the mark a little.
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  • another awesome dining experience
    DiogenestheSearcherVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    ...another brunch and another two new friends i took as guests to dine here. it was a thursday brunch - and one would expect it to be a bit slower, but it seemed as crowded as on the weekends, so the food took longer than usual on a weekday to come. But again, the service is welcoming and outstanding, the food is exquisite - and the beignets are to die for (and if i keep eating them, it might just happen - it takes a lot of self-control to stop eating the awesome popover-style beignets with strawberry cream. Again, omelettes, burgers and eggs benedict were awesome and they have a great selection of wines-by-the-glass.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • excellent
    gary
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Service was excellent prompt and friendly and very ciurteous. The food was very goob. The begniets were outstanding. We can't wait t((o return.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good, another friend wowed!
    DiogenestheSearcherVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Today I took another friend to Triptych for a birthday brunch - and we sat outside in the patio in the back, welcoming greenery, quiet, wonderful weather, wonderful service, and wonderful food. I again had one of the omelettes, and once again, it was one of the best omelettes I've ever had in my life and my friend had a burger that he greatly enjoyed. We had beignets as an appetizer, and here they are as light as a popover, served with strawberry creme - and so over the top that it's hard to control onself. For dessert we had the flourless chocolate torte that was exquisite. This was the first time I had invited this friend to dine here and he also looks forward to coming back. Triptych is a true treasure!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Superb!
    DiogenestheSearcherVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    It's amazing - this is the seventh time that I've invited different friends to dine here - and all seven times, my friends rave about how wonderful this place is and they insist on coming back. The food is exquisite - the beignets are as light as popovers and delicious, the omelettes are the best I've had my entire (long) life; and the rest of the food is great - it's apparent that the chef really cares about her work. The atmosphere is welcoming, the service both gracious and entertaining and I and many friends and colleagues just keep coming back and back and back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great food, awful service
    Brittchap
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    There were 5 of us that were sat by 7:45. Our order was taken at 8:07 which seemed fine. By 9:15 everyone had been served besides us. For over an hour, our waters had gone un filled and we had yet to receive our dinner. When we reminded our waiter he admitted to forgetting us entirely. We finally were served dinner around 9:45.
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  • Disorganized!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The reviews are right. The ravioli is amazing. Unfortunately the front and back of the house are very disorganized. They were out of several dishes and didn't tell us that the fried chicken was out until 20 minutes after our order. Some of the food came out hot, some cold. The osso bucca got good reviews from the table but the sea bass was terrible, very fishy. And I didn't have a knife for my main course because it was cleared with the appetizer and then no one came to check on us after the rest of the food was served. Won't be returning.
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  • vibrant SOMA hot spot
    lindaVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    one would never know it from the facade, but this neighborhood hotspot is the place to be for brunch, lunch or snack... took my dad and family here for Father's Day. dad LOVES lamb and i saw it on the menu, sadly the lamb is only available for dinner. regardless, we had a fabulous brunch menu. i had the arugula & prosciutto Benedict- oh so delish! a few other members had specialty omelets, salad and chicken curry. the mimosas and beignets were also a delicious delight. we will DEFiNITELY be back for the lamb and/or seasonal change in menu selections. thank you!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • very satisfied
    Paula
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I booked based on reviews. We arrived and were very pleased. We were seated right away. Staff greeted us as they saw us. Began with spicy bloody marys and ended with great satisfaction. We will return many times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Quick Yummy Pre-Opera Meal
    cskywalk
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Driving up from San Jose to go see La Traviata at SF Opera, I was able to make an Open Table reservation 30 min. before leaving San Jose. Arriving shortly after our 6:00PM reservation, 2 of my party were quickly seated as I parked. After asking for a little more time to look at the menu our server took both our drink and food orders. We were only half way done with our drinks when the delicious food came out. We ate family style on lobster bisque, butternut squash ravioli, grilled zucchini and breaded pork tenderloin. It was the perfect amount of food and tasted delicious. Our server knew we were hurrying off to the Opera, so the check came immediately. We were very happy to be so well fed and still on time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great for 'kids'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It was great because we are Kids at heart. Our service was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We went here with a party of 5 for my mom's bday. Surprisingly, the place was empty, but we did arrive at 5:15. The food was fabulous and we had a great time. Highly recommend!
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desserts
    JamieG
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We tasted many of the desserts and each one was absolutely fantastic! Seems though, that for such a small restaurant, the dinner menu is too long.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Unremarkable
    NameVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The beignets were OK - nothing particularly exciting about them. The strawberry cream lacked flavor and the texture was thick, molten-like as opposed to creamy. This was followed by the quiche Lorraine which had too much crust and lacking in discernible ingredients. The salad, however, was very good - fresh, dressed appropriately, and tasted great. Standard issue potatoes, which were hot, but flavorful, rounded out the meal. Service was fine and I'm sorry I can't remember her name. She was friendly, helpful, and followed up as needed. Unremarkable food, but service was good.
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  • Great new find for a get together!!
    Cindy23
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was a great place, unexpected menu with great variety. Great service, just a good place for friends to gather. Will definately go back. Check out the art!!
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    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic and entertaining
    Imperialstout
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We followed and read other recommendations about this place and it certainly did not disappoint. The Osso Buco and butter fish looked amazing. The real winner was the tuna Tartare. I could live off of that. Wines are very well priced and the service was amazing. We will definitely come back.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid neighborhood joint
    ybrob24VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Solid across the board. I would go if convenient but would not make it a destination.
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  • New Favorite Brunch Spot
    BrunchPleaseVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Not only can they poach an egg perfectly, they have non-typical brunch options that are outstanding. Bloody Mary is interesting, different liquor, but they offered this bacon garnish that was spot on! They open for brunch on weekdays which is why I first checked it out. Have gone back. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • c'est wonderful
    DiogenestheSearcherVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    food is always excellent, service always excellent - a pleasure to dine here always!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet