Twelve Restaurant
Twelve Restaurant

Twelve Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.twelverestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3032930287
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 7 days a week: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Osaka
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: twelve restaurant is also available for private parties/buy-outs, please inquire at info@twelverestaurant.com or by calling 303.293.0287

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking lot just north of the building for $3.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends, with special rates during Colorado Rockies home games. There is also street parking for $1.00 an hour ($.50 after 10p) that is strictly enforced 24 hours.
A word from Twelve Restaurant
Twelve Restaurant offers Modern American food in a relaxed, and inviting setting. As the name implies, the menu changes each month, or "twelve" times a year. Please join us every month for a new experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Twelve Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (72)neighborhood gem (49)special occasion (46)notable wine list (35)romantic (34)hot spot (14)good for groups (10)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • A special night
    Phlucp
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday at Twelve. The prix fixe opportunity is wonderful. Each dish was superb. The service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Came here with my friends.
    Podang
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Came here with my friends. Food was really great! I would definitely come back and like how the menu changes every month. Waiters were awesome & nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    WeLoveTwelve
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    As usual, Chef Osaka perfectly executes his creative menu which changes every month. The tastes and textures always blend together well. This time we ate there on a Monday when a Prix-fixe option is offered and you order off of the regular menu. And the service was terrific too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    DukedudeVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The service and ambiance were very good, but the food was a serious disappointment. I ordered scallops and was served a scallop mousse roll. No actual scallops and the favor of the mousse roll was bland and tasted like there might have been one small scallop smeared through out it. There was no real scallop meat in it that I could find or taste. Had they served a slice of the mousse roll with 4 real scallops then it could have been a good dish.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed
    Texastransplant
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It's pretty ambitious to completetely change your menu every month, but Twelve missed the mark on just about every front. First, they don't have valet. Usually, not a big deal, but Twelve is located right around the corner from a homeless shelter. We passed the line at the shelter several times as we looked for a parking spot. Not great ambience. The food was bland, and the service was slow. The crab was seriously underseasoned. The pan roasted frog legs were actually deep fried and tased like fried batter. The beets were ok, but nothing to rave about. The pork loin looked like spam and had no seasoning. None. All in all, lackluster food, inattentive service and poor location. Would not recommend this place at all.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 for 3
    4061
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our 3rd time at Twelve and once again, perfection! We keep going back thinking it couldn't be so consistently amazing...but it is. This restaurant is not at all pretentious, or overly trendy. It stands completely on its own merit and humbly over-delivers all around amazing results in food, service, and experience. Its kind of like the shy girl who sat in back of your 10th grade history class, who shows up to the prom and crushes it. Favorite spot in Denver, hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service, Worst food
    AlDuganVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Been to Twelve several times. Food and service always good. Took another couple there. Wow!!! Twelve has "slipped". Service was lacking, had to "grab' any wait staff person and ask for water, then again for bread. Scallop sausage was tasteless. "Footer" should not even be on menu. I guess when you make the "5280 Restaurant List" you stop trying. Too bad. I had high hope for an excellent chef bursting onto the Denver dining scene.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good ambiance, questionable food
    LAAFdining
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Very friendly server, good wine and a good appetizer. The downfall was the main meal. My wife and I are both Gluten intolerant and advised the server of this as he guided us through the menu and advised of substitutions to keep it Gluten Free. One such dish was the Scallops which were in a sausage format with an odd mushy consistency that tasted fishy. The food was dropped off by another server who didn't advise us what was on the plate. As such, we both tasted bits of the Scallop dish including a mystery side dish that looked like corn meal, but we later learned was Gnocci (a gluten product) upon the return of our main server. The serve did his best to accommodate, but this could have been a real problem had we been celiac!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Colorado Ballet birthday dinner
    roma50
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We chose this restaurant for a special occasion, and Twelve lived up to our expectations. Dinner was delicious, service outstanding, and unlike many restaurants we've gone to pre-ballet or theater, completely stress-free as far as the timing. Nothing was rushed, but everything was timed so that we could have an enjoyable dinner with no worries about making curtain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have had better
    gapsgirl
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I am a farm to table enthusiast, this was my second time at twelve and both visits have just been okay. Unfortunately it ranks pretty low on my list for go-to restaurants. While the atmosphere is Very nice and the wine list is extensive the service has been slow and the food is not near what it should be for the price. I have an array of food allergies which is why I always choose farm to table restaurants, I don't think my server was very sensitive to them and also seemed annoyed by them. This is far from the case at many other restaurants. With all of that said my husband and I probably won't be going back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great spot for interesting
    charlesm
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Always a great spot for interesting food. Menu changes monthly-Twelve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a surprising twist at Twelve
    JGsmiles
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Twelve used to be my absolute favorite restaurant to go for a quiet dinner, with great food and excellent wine. I love that it's quiet and you can have a conversation. However, the last two times I've been there, the waiter rushed us to order. We wanted to take our time and the waiter came over six times (not kidding) to ask us if we are ready to order. There should be some sort of clue that we are ready to order when we close our menus but the menus are just a piece of paper so it's hard to signal. The waiter proceeded to push us through the meal interrupting our conversation to ask if we are ready to order the next course. I thought this was anomalies the first time, but now I believe it is what it is. Sadly, I won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Different Menu Each Month - Yum!
    PeggyP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    This place is fantastic! Every month, there is a new menu, and so far, every month, it has been DELICIOUS! The wine list is fabulous, even by the glass, and the wait staff is knowledgeable not only about the food, but wine and wine pairings. Twelve is a great restaurant for anyone who wants to have a fantastic, memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience.
    AshleyC
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I've lived in the neighborhood for 3 years now and embarrassingly enough hadn't been to twelve. Everything was amazing - the menu, the food, the concept, the wine, the service. I will definitely be making up for lost time and returning regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, delightful!
    Wink
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The space is intimate (read: small) but feels neither skimpy nor cramped. An assortment of 2-tops, and options for combining tables to accommodate larger parties. Bar seating as well. The staff is small, but nobody is rushing around looking anxious. There's a quiet but friendly and helpful vibe from everyone. And then there's the food. Oh man, the food. The food is outstanding. Flawless. Perfect flavor combinations, perfect proportions. We started with the bone marrow and the parsnip soup, moved on to entrees of scallops and cod (I'm still shocked that simple cod could be elevated so sublimely), and though full, couldn't stop ourselves from ordering dessert as well. We look forward to returning. I hope we can squeeze it in every month!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twelve is becoming pretentious
    foodsnob57
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We have been dining at Twelve consistently since it opened and have recommended it to many of our friends because we liked it so much., This past visit, however, did not impress. I wonder if there was a management or chef change, but there was a palpable difference. The food was beautifully presented, but not particularly interesting or complex in flavors. None of the dishes was special enough to warrant the huge increase in price and reduction of portion size. It was also very noisy however the service was very good. . My husband and I felt the restaurant has become pretentious.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the evening
    F00dieintrainingVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Service was great, the scallops were amazing, had a lovely evening out with friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place to Dine and Relax
    SikSek
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The ambience gave a very comfortable vibe. Definitely a nice place to come to have dinner with a friend, enjoy dinner, then enjoy a glass of wine. It did took a while for our waiter to greet us, but the water boy was kind enough to greet us first. Other than that, the food, drinks, and the rest of our evening was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    osibaby14
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I just love this spot. The food is good, and the place feels like a special gem. Love it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    gapsgirl
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I am on a very specialized diet and our server was more than happy to make sure my needs were met. He was very knowledgable regarding the menu and had excellent recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYE 2013
    Matt
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Awesome way to close out 2013! GREAT FOOD! Fabulous wait staff, awesome experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    osibaby14
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    I choose this place to celebrate my younger sister's 20th birthday! Both siblings were skeptical about trying out something this new... not going to a 'big' and 'notable' establishment. However, their concerns were quickly put to rest when they tasted the food. The portions are just right and everything on the plate worked absolutely wonderfully together. We were truly impressed with the food and the concept of the restaurant. Will certainly stop by really soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The 12 (Apostles) are Heavenly
    NYProfessionalCritic
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    In what must be a very old time bar that has been updated some and is quite clean, the Twelve's ambience has character in a good sense, but may not appeal to all. The food is almost heavenly. The reasonably large wine list is well-chosen and categorized not by geography but by how the wines taste - white or read, light or full-bodied, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but slow
    gbw80521
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The food here was great but the service was pretty slow. 45 minutes between finishing our appetizers and getting our entrees is a little much. Other than that it was very nice. Especially when the place wasn't busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Andrew
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    My girlfriend found this in a travel magazine and am I SO glad. Food was incredible and the service even better. It is small, not in the greatest Denver neighborhood, but so worth it all. The food was modest in amount but stellar in flavor and creativity. I wish I lived there so I could go back. If you are in Denver, you HAVE to try this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We has a great time
    Barbjefe1VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    We had a much-needed "date night" at Twelve last week. The service was wonderful, and even the chef came by our table a few times. The server recommended a bottle of wine that I loved. The foie gras and onion soup were both delicious. My husband was very happy with the duck entree. I had the beef which was tasty, but not amazing. The cheese plate and chai cake were also good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Treasure
    mangiaVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    The Best food, The best service. This place is so special. Go on a Sunday evening, very quiet and wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Our table wasn't quite ready when we got there but the quickly ushered us to the bar for refreshment while we waited. Our waiter was courteous and ready to make recommendations. The food...ah, the food. One of the top two meals I've had since moving to Denver from Brooklyn. The wait staff was the most attentive we've ever had- when my husband dropped his knife, another was being handed to him on a plate- how did they get there so fast. Holy moly, great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Brilliant
    ReidVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Month after month I count on Twelve to deliver the best food and service in town. I've been more than a dozen times, and have been more than satisfied on each visit. For my money, it's the best restaurant in Denver, period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An awesome night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    I took a date here last Sunday. From start to finish the experience was incredible. The menu is full of unique menu items that I don't see regularly so I was excited to try something new. It did not disappoint, the appetizers were great, both foie gras and cured salmon. And the scallops and confit duck entrees were perfect. The wine list had a great range of options for being medium in size. Finally the desert was incredible, the perfect finish to the meal with pot de creme and bittersweet cake. Excellent service, attentive, knowledgeable, and well paced. I will absolutely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect 10 for Twelve!
    JaySea
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Set up a reservation based solely on social network comments - had never heard of Twelve before; what a find! A group of six who don't see each other that often so we really wanted a place with exceptional food and service but also without pretense and allow us to have a relaxed evening with friends. Twelve was a perfect 10 on the quality of the food and the service was attentive without being over bearing or too "present." The menu features meats and seafood dishes that are fresh and prepared in unique ways that I cannot quite categorize. For example, I had the beef that would be called a "steak" in most restaurants but it was prepared with a perfect 1/4" trim of fat and a seasoning that was exceptional. You can't go wrong at Twelve!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, Twelve was amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    As always, Twelve was amazing. My husband had a beef dish that was as well cooked as I've ever seen.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly Recommend 12
    BobBertSara
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We had a great dinner, excellent service nice reasonably priced wine and would highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service. Food was solid,
    wyorich
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Great service. Food was solid, but with small missteps. Potatoes under-seasoned, in seafood dish, steak had quite a bit of gristle, desserts good but not great. The amuse of apple sorbet with miso sugar was amazing though.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eight thumbs up !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Since the menu changes monthly, Twelve Restaurant is always up for consideration. Chef Jeff Osaka, keeps changing it up. This month, the menus was so interesting that we took friends three times. We will continue with our monthly visits. The staff is fantastic and very knowledgeable. This past visit got eight thumbs up. Two from each of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be
    MTT5VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We have been to Twelve a few times now - it is one of our favorites. But my dinner was just not good at all. The vegetarian entree was bland and the textures did not work well. The soup was bland too. My husband said his dinner was excellent. Perhaps there needs to be a little more work on the vegetarian options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Is That All There Is?
    2Picky
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I was disappointed in the entrees. My friend ordered the scallops and I ordered the lamb. Both were beautiful dishes. However, for the price there should have been more than three scallops and more than two silver dollar slices of lamb. Our waiter, (don't remember his name but had on black horn rib glasses) never checked on us after we received our entrees. I won't be back.
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  • indifferent service, overpriced
    eemgVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    This was probably our fifth visit to Twelve and so clearly we've had good experiences there in the past, but this most recent meal left a bad taste in our mouths and we likely won't return. The service was very slow and the waiter was cold and indifferent. The food was fine; in particular, the October scallop presentation is very nice. But the prices overall seem to have crept up. Other Denver restaurants are now serving this caliber of food at lower prices.
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  • Simply the Best
    ReidVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Fantastic as always, what a place! If you haven't been and you love amazing food, you owe it to yourself to give this place a shot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect - including sound level
    roma50
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    I took my brother here when he was in town for a conference. He has hearing issues, and after being surrounded by a high level of noise for several days he was very grateful for the quiet ambiance, which was the case even though Twelve was nearly full. The food was delicious, service was extremely pleasant, and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.