Upstream Brewing Company- Old Market
Upstream Brewing Company- Old Market

Upstream Brewing Company- Old Market

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.upstreambrewing.com/
  • Phone: 4023440200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Gary Hoffman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The restaurant's extensive catering options allow you to enjoy the Upstream's outstanding food and hand crafted beers at any venue, or in the comfort of your own home. Contact Carrie Dayton.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Old Market Party Room offers more than 1,500 square feet of space for hosting casual or special occasion events. Unique features include a beautifully restored antique bar, a private billiards room and private restrooms. The entire second floor of the restaurant can be reserved for larger functions, and semi-private spaces are available for casual business dinners, retirement parties, reunions, or birthday festivities.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Czechut 4023448013
  • Entertainment: The billiards area offers full size pool tables, a selection of video games and a jukebox. Flat screen televisions in the billiards and bar areas make the Upstream the perfect spot to watch your favorite sports events.
  • Special Events: Looking for Happy Hour? We have got it!! Monday-Friday 3-6pm pints of Upstream beers are only $2.50. We also feature $3.75 UV or Tangueray Martinis, as well as $3.25 Premium Well Cocktails. Not to mention, $2.00 off our house wines by the glass and $3.75 Cuervo Margaritas. Pair these drink specials with Half Price Appetizers and you can't go wrong! Happy hour is available when you are seated at either one of our bars, our 1st level wood floor, Billards hall, and our upstairs deck. Can't make it for these times, try our Reverse Happy Hour, Monday-Thursday 11Pm-1Am and Friday & Saturday 11Pm- 2AM. Featuring Rotating Cacktail,Shot Specials and FREE POOL! Reverse Happy Hour does not include Half Price Appetizers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th & Jackson
  • Public Transit: Upstream Brewing Company and the Old Market area are easily accessible by Metro Area Transit bus routes 10 and 13 and Express route 95.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the neighborhood, as well as in private lots immediately across the street.
A word from Upstream Brewing Company- Old Market
Since opening in 1996, Upstream Brewing Company has become well known for its great food, friendly service, terrific beer and casual upscale atmosphere. Featuring an extensive menu of new American pub fare including: Omaha’s best appetizers and thin-crust pizzas, pub favorites, superb steaks featuring hand cut “Omaha Steaks” beef, fresh fish, pasta dishes, main course salads, hearty sandwiches and, a great children’s menu. The fully stocked bars feature our award winning fresh, handcrafted beers and root beer on tap. An extensive wine list with over 100 selections has been recognized with multiple Wine Spectator Magazine Awards of Excellence. Large parties are welcome and we multiple options for seating large groups is available. Banquet rooms are also available. Named "One of Omaha’s Top Ten Restaurants" by the Omaha World Herald, and the winner of 14 “Best of Omaha” Awards, Upstream Brewing Company is the ideal gathering place for any group.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Upstream Brewing Company- Old Market reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (23)great for outdoor dining (22)kid-friendly (15)great for lunch (13)special occasion (12)great for brunch (11)fit for foodies (11)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (10)hot spot (10)scenic view (4)romantic (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Overall a good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had made the reservation online so there wasn't any wait getting seated. However, they apparently forgot to tell any of the wait staff that we were their table. After 10 minutes or so another waitress came by and asked if we would like something to drink and stated that she didn't know who was to be our server. She brought out the requested water promptly, and after a short while she returned and took our food order. Other than that issue, we had a wonderful meal. I had the Greek Salad and Steak Medallions and I was very satisfied with both. I would recommend the restaurant to friends and family. The entire establishment was rather loud, but particularly where we were seated as there were three large groups nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit disappointed
    Lisi
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed it and had at least a 4 star experience. I have ordered the specials before, too. This time, I ordered the Stuffed Sole special. The portion size was too small and there was barely any flavor. And for some reason, even though the food came out very fast after we ordered, the temperature was luke warm. If I hadn't been here before, I would not return after this weekend's experience. But since I know it can be great, I will return and give it another try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunchtime
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great place to meet friends to eat. Got a table outside on a lovely day; can not ask for anything better. Food was great; veggies really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Took a group from work. Food and service were awesome. Good place for big groups or just couples.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food and Drinks!
    dimples
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My first time in Omaha with two friends and Old Market was recommended. Based on reviews and the online menu we chose Upstream for dinner. We had the artichoke dip appetizer which was phenomenal. For dinner we each had a steak; all were cooked perfectly and tender. The eggplant "fries" were even fantastic as a side. Dessert - I highly suggest the caramel bread pudding! So good. Would absolutely come back were I in town again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local restaurant supporter
    LuvOmahaFood
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We typically have had better experiences here. Our dinner was mediocre if not less. The best part was the appetizer/quesadilla. Unfortunately, even the mudslide brûlée was a disappointment. We will try again however in support of our city's wonderful variety of local restaurants.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with kids
    MollyMae
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good choices for kids. The chicken strips were large. The kids could have split a meal. Our food was tasty and hot. We had the artichoke dip. It was very filling because of the because of the large chunksof toasted bread. I had a bowl of the chili and it was exactly what I was expecting. The burger my husband ordered had a homemade bun. It was the right size and texture. It was perfect. Getting the bill took a little longer than I would have liked but overall it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Wade
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was fantastic. Our server was knowledgeable and very friendly. Great service and food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eaglefan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Pot roast was dry. Raspberry glazed chicken breast ho-hum. Turtle cheesecake was excellent. Attending concert at Century Link, this restaurant convenient...won't rush back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sirloin Disappoints
    DinersDelightVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Passing through Omaha tHis restaurant was chosen for its great reviews so I assume the Chef had to be off the Monday night we had dinner there. Every part of my meal failed. The sirloin was bland, no seasoning available to improve the flavor, , the brown reduction heavy bland cream for the steak was hidden under the too lightly dressed arugula salad which was difficult to extract, the petit fries lost its temperature quickly and was served with a heavy white cream sauce and lastly the added 5 shrimp came out late and no evidence they were grilled.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food and service. Kids are welcome. Really enjoyed craft beers and veggie pizza. Great dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice beer and food
    Masato
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I seated out side of building with my wife and kids. nice view to old market blick building , breeze and service. There is nice beer choise, and food choise include kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    JayhawkChef
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant served excellent food and had a wide-variety of choices available for the evening meal. As a micro-brewery, several craft beers were available as well along with a few seasonal beers. The restaurant was very loud and service was very good, but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh.
    lizlovestoeatVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Usually, I have a good experience here. I wasn't really impressed this time. No kids menu. I wanted to do a beer sampling. The waiter recommended a flight for me. I didn't like any of the beers in the flight. Only 1 was even drinkable. He never checked on me or asked me how they were. Frankly, when I didn't drink any of them you would think he might offer something else. The food was okay, not wonderful. If I do come here again, I won't get any beer!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    BecLovesFootball
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were visiting Omaha for the weekend and choose Upstream for dinner the first night, the food was great, service was terrific and of course their beer selection is awesome. Definitely worth trying, we will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not your average brewery
    foodiefamily
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We often visit brewery restaurants (my husband is a beer geek). My daughter isn't always a fan since you usually get standard pub fare and she's quite the foodie (and not old enough to sample the beer). We were all happy with our visit to Upstream. The waiter was attentive and knowledgable about both the food and the beer, and both were excellent. The beer-cheese soup was the best we've sampled to date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • northof60
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Enjoyed the outdoor patio, beautifil night, fun atmosphere, what else to say to get to 50 charcters in length.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Damn good brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I took my office staff to Sunday brunch here. I was pleasantly surprised. They have a huge selection of food on this buffet. It was much better than expected. Food was very good as well. I didn't find one thing that was not very good. I'll go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre Food
    KF2designsVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is ok. They feature Omaha Steaks which are of good quality but I just think the preparation was off as my rare steak was quite tough and flavorless. It is a very busy restaurant and the actual space is very pleasant but the food is more like eating at Chili's. Fairly expensive for average or below average food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food. The beer cheese soup is so good. Next time I will do the bowl instead of the cup. Chocolate creme brûlée was very good. We took it to go and the serving portion was more than adequate for two people. Need to frequent Upstream more often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Kjell
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I took my wife Vicki there for her Birthday dinner and we had a great time. We loved the Old Market building with the old warehouse look. The food was great and we absolutely loved the Bread Pudding dessert. It is well worth going there and we plan to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SGADFDA
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service was great but the steak was medium well instead of medium. The steak was delicious but the edges were burnt. Soup was delicious. Never had Omaha steaks before. Had it been made medium it may have been of the steaks I have ever tasted.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SGADFDA
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Jake did a good job as the waiter/bartender. The artichoke dip was great. Great place to visit for happy hour. I recommend going upstairs and eat.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 411 reviews are from the Upstream Brewing Company- Old Market reviews archive.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The Brunch menu and large selection made it a wonderful experience for the whole family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelming
    Underwhelming
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We decided to hit the Upstream while in Omaha. The hostesses were nice and we decided to sit outside to enjoy the view and the nice weather. We were not greeted for over 7 minutes. When we did finally flag down a server he told us, "We're busy, there are only two of us." He came back and tossed the menus on our table and left. I've been "in the weeds" before when I was a server, so I understand his frustration--THE MANAGER SHOULD HAVE MORE SERVERS ON THE FLOOR ON A FRIDAY--but do not toss menus at us and walk away. We actually had a different server, a young lady, and she was nice and got our order going. Food was out quickly, but it wasn't anything spectacular. Beer was okay too--just like other microbreweries--nothing special.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good & Speedy!
    MartyParty
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We went to Upstream during the College World Series. It was very full. I was glad we made a reservation and nervous that it was going to be a bad experience. BUT, they got us right in, we were served quickly, drinks were kept full, & the food was well-made and delivered very quickly, as well. We got the fried pickle chips, I got the angelhair pasta with vodka sauce, which were both quite good and they allowd me to substitute chicken for shrimp without any hassle, and then I had the creme brulee, which was amazing! Rich but not overwhelming. Definitely would return and try a different type of food on their menu, the pizzas and burgers sounded great, as well. Seems to be something for everyone, here
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    jamaica13
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Unfriendly wait staff. Food was not replenished in a timely manner. Round roast or whatever it was; raw and couldnt cut through it. Told the waitress and she acted as though she could care less. Not a good experience. I used to frequently come there but clearly service has declined. Would not recommend...
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  • Food
    SSAM
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We always enjoy Up Stream!! The good much longer, then normal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Service was a little slow. It took about 40 minutes to get our burgers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and drinks!
    Mark
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I loved the food and beer selection! The food was delivered quickly! The beer was delicious! I would highly recommend this to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend dining
    muffyb
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I was in Omaha for the weekend looking for a nice place to eat dinner before attending a performance at the Theater. The food was very good and it was nice to be able to make reservations on line. The noise level was good it was nice to be able to visit with friends and not have to shout. Prices were reasonable as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Old Market option
    TimHVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Terrific calamari with banana peppers....a wonderful appetizer. Steak was good and very flavorful but the salmon tasted a bit old and fishy. Nice wine selection.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out
    Dinnerbelle
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I made 6:00 reservations for our family of 7 to eat prior to going to the 8:00 show at the Orpheum. Holiday weekend and lots going on and I was hoping we'd be seated and served in a timely manner. The drinks were a little slow getting to us, but the quick food delivery more than made up for it. Everything was delicious and we had plenty of time to get to the show. The restaurant is loud, but not overwhelming. We were happy with this restaurant choice and will most likely do this again sometime!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We gave eaten here before and the food was very good, however this visit was very disappointing. The pot roast was extremely dry and even the dessert brownie was hard and even used a knife to cut it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The service was very slow. Not sure if the waitress was overtasked or just not good at her job. Waied 20 minutes for the bill after asking. She also forgot to put half of the leftovers in the to go box. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    dinermite
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our first brunch at Upstream. Excellent ... setup, service, and the food. Make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place to Eat and Drink
    gidget1681
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I like this restaurant but it should be noted that I ordered the schnitzel I think it was, which was a lot more fried than I expected. It didn't seem very German. Regardless, there was like 4 and a half pieces of meat - more than any human could eat. It was such a waste. Decrease the portion size by at least half! It was ridiculous. My friends did enjoy their meals though. It was slightly better than your average pub food. If you order this meal - make sure it's for two!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not the best food
    Beddoe43
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Several people ordered burgers in our group and the difference between one well done and another were way off. I'm not sure how than can happen when they are right next to each other on the grill and the order went in at the same time. Another person's steak was way under done as well. Everything else was fine, but for the price you would think the grill cook would do a better job.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Meeting
    outandabout
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I recently moved from Arizona and had to find a place for a business meeting with someone from Colorado. I chose Upstream because of location and the fact that I had eaten there once in 2005, which I enjoyed my experience immensely. This location turned out to be completely perfect for our meeting and the food was fabulous for both of us! I can't wait to come back again to try more items!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried the Brunch for the first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I've been to Upstream for lunch and dinner many times, hadn't had their brunch. Server was friendly and attentive, and handled my (to him) unusual request for a wheat beer mimosa with grace. Buffet was appropriately priced for the selection available. I was disappointed in my omelet, rather bland and with unmelted cheese, but the other selections were quite good, in particular a spinach-artichoke pasta salad and the bread pudding french toast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.