V Restaurant

V Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.victoriainn-murphys.com/restaurant.html
  • Phone: (209) 728-0107
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Su 10:30am-2:30pm
    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-5:00pm
    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm=9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Fusion / Eclectic, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Murray
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call the restaurant for catering requests.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer one private dining room that can accommodate up to 32 people, please call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Ninos 2097437920
  • Entertainment: Please join us on Friday and Saturday night features different local live music acts.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer hotel parking lot and street parking.
A word from V Restaurant
V Restaurant is a European style upscale casual dining that brings a taste of European flair into the Gold Country. We also offer a full mixology bar as well as a full service European style Bistro & Bar with several mixologists on staff.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
V Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (20)fit for foodies (16)romantic (14)special occasion (14)neighborhood gem (12)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)good for groups (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Waited 2 hours to eat
    1brewskiosity
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I had made reservations at the "V" for 5 o'clock on Saturday night. We were celebrating an anniversary, and thought we would have a relaxing dinner. As we arrived we were greeted and seated by our waiter Mark. I'm not sure if Mark was the manager or just a very overworked waiter. There were folks already at the bar and only one couple already seated. Mark took our drink order, I received my ice tea with my partner waiting a good 15 minutes for her glass of wine, not good. We ordered, myself lamb chops, my partner chicken marsala. Then the wait began......... When we finally received it was after 6, the folks behind us got their food before us. The dessert was not worth it at 7 bucks for some apple mess. Unacceptable.
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  • Not their best night.
    hotdoggiemVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We have eaten at "V" restaurant many times. We are loyal fans. But that night, it wasn't at its best. It should be said that a party of 11 showed up without a reservation, and that probably set all the timing off, as it was also a weeknight and so there was one waitperson and probably minimum staff in the kitchen. We were encouraged to get our order in before the big party did, which we appreciated. We were a party of five, three of us ordered the salmon, one the duck, and one the chicken. We ordered an appetizer for the table and a couple of us had first courses. All that went very well, with the usual delicious food. Then we had a long wait for our main courses. Finally two of the salmon arrived, after a while, the third. Then another long wait, and the chicken entree arrived. The one person left waiting for his duck told us all to go ahead and start, or our food would be cold. The duck arrived just as we were finishing up our salmon. Generally, the food at "V" is excellent, and compares well with most fine restaurants in San Francisco, where we live most of the time. But that night, sad to say, the salmon entree was very, very salty, something all three of us who had ordered it noticed. We're hoping that was a fluke, just one bad night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Good... Except for the Food
    ZippyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    V Restaurant looks just like a real restaurant. tables, chairs, a nice bar area, all there. They even have a menu with food descriptions. Sadly, at least the night we visited, they apparently didn't have a cook who knows what good food tastes like. I ordered the lamb chops, tomato couscous, sautéed snap peas. The snap peas were tasty enough, but the tastiness ended there. Star of the plate, the chops, tasted like they were cooked in a microwave. They were cooked to the correct temp but lacked any crust at all. The couscous was simply inedible. It tasted just like chicken bouillon cube salt bomb. Everyone else at our table poked at their dishes like little kids poke brussel sprouts. Terrible, terrible. We will not be returning. sorry
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  • Cozy and Accomadating & Great Food
    Daystar
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I had to change my reservation at the last minute - They were fabulous about it, and got me right in. This is not always easy for a table-for-one! I was able to sit outside on the patio - the lemon-ricotta stuffed ravioli with lobster sauce and fresh crab was perfect!! It was a quick birthday dinner for me before a conference and I felt pampered and well taken care of. Great service!! (also.... the martini's were perfect!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food Slow Kitchen
    jadams2212
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were there on a very busy day. Our reservation through Open Table worked perfectly. However many other people came at the same time. It took an hour for our food to be delivered. While the wait staff were very apologetic, not having a kitchen staff able to deal with a full house made for an uncomfortable situation. We had other plans for the afternoon, and waiting so long for the food (which was excellent) was a real drag. I won't go back there on weekends again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gold country find
    nuts4food
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Lots of great seating options, inside, bar, outside -all great. Food - some great some not so great. Unusual use of candied fruit just misses. Potential is there. The service was just amazing and we weren't the easiest foursome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary Dinner
    V32review
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    On a recommendation from a friend, we made a reservation for V Restaurant. When we arrived, we were not greeted at the door. Instead, we stood around looking for someone for at least 5 minutes. We were then seated. Appetizer of Idaho trout and scallop cake was the best then we had. Our filet mignon ($32) was overcooked. They were limited to 2 sides to choose from (brussel sprouts and snap peas). If you didn't like either of those, you could have spent more for a salad. We watched others arrive and wait to be seated also. Maybe they are short staffed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Strange...
    DesertTraveler2
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our server brought our wine selection to the table. They were out of the first selection so I ordered another. The wine was already open and she explain that someone else needed her wine opener. I was willing to accept this even though this is the middle of a wine region and any server should know better. But then she went ahead and poured all three glasses without offering a taste. I questioned this and she said if I didn't like it she would still take it back. She had left all three glasses on one corner of the table and did not place them in front of us. Seemed like we were in some dive roadhouse rather than one of the nicer places in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Filet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Creative seasonings and attractive presentation. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. Made us feel welcome. Felt we were treated to a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rainbow Night
    lucky4
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    When we arrived my husband wanted to sit outside, he was overruled and we sat at a great table by the window. 45 minutes later, thunder, lighting and poring down rain!! Then the most beautiful rainbow. The food was wonderful, our guest was vegetarian and our waitress was very helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed our evening very much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We came in on time for our reservation, nobody approached us, there were two people at the bar, and it was hard to understand if they worked at the restaurant or diners. We've waited for at least 10 minutes and then left. Wish I could give a negative start for service...
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  • foodwinelife
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall a nice experience. Cocktail menu was great. Small Wine list. Food prepared very well and presented nicely. Desert course took too long but when it came it was worth the wait. Server offered us complementary after dinner drinks for the wait and was very attentive. Only brewed coffee. Nice price points. Dining area noisy as next to bar area calmed down some after 8pm, they really need some sound proofing solutions. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a nice meal. Limited menu but good food. The bartender was fabulous. A seasoned professional. We would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Peerhaps not their best night
    fzym
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    There was nothing jarring or wrong. The V staples were there. Service was attentive if unrefined. Menu limited and, ti seemed a bit rote. The meal was an adequate recitation of a standard offering. But there was no passion at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner and ambience
    Zimbobway
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    What a lovely place to end a perfect weekend with excellent food, service and a great outdoor patio and porch. We will return again when we are in town or just drive to it for a wonderful dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    Juliski
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Cindy took good care of us; we enjoyed our dinner and drinks. Excellent service! Looking forward to going back next time we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food, great atmoshere
    diningdiva
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great things come in small packages as they say... and this is true. This restaurant's dining area maybe quaint but the food and service are huge! So much fun whether you are with a large group or dinner for two they can accommodate. I would not recommend small children unless they can sit down and behave. Excellent all the way around, food, service, wine list and atmosphere. Awesome martinis too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Delicious
    QueenCaffeine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    With all of the restaurant choices in the town of Murphys, V is the one that stands out in my mind as the go-to place. Friendly staff, intimate dining, diverse menu... well worth the 30-minute drive from home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice local restaurant
    diner2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    No hostess when we arrived. When one appeared and was assisting us a male host appeared and said we couldn't have the table she was going to give us. She didn't know why. He was rather off putting - he said they don't have a reservation. I said that we did in fact have a reservation. We settled on a different table just to end the confusion. My filet was tender but the sides were very bland and appeared to have no seasoning. My husbands lamb was a little gamey. Dessert, the bread pudding, was great. Our server was not very experienced but tried very hard to do a good job. If we were back in Murphy's we would try it again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant for quality food!
    Staciebug
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love this place!!! Great food and a great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 95 reviews are from the V Restaurant reviews archive.
  • V = X
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Under-staffed. Out of many menu items. Long wait for bevs & food. No recognition of special b-day dinner. Meats tough and cold. Would like to say something positive, but the only great part of the evening was sharing the time with our friends and a nice bottle of wine.
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  • Must go
    mammy1309
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    If you want to have a classy dinner while you are in Murphys, you must try V. The food is always great, the service is always good. Make sure you order the fried olives. They are worth the price of admission!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    DedeVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    What a lovely restaurant in the picture perfect town of Murphys. We also had the good fortune to have Mark as our server.
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  • Magical Night Before Lady A Concert
    PattandJeff
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Well...our reservation was at 6 PM. The concert started at 7:30. The town was packed full of people when we arrived at 5:45. Things could have gone south very quickly. A lot of people in a hurry and a restaurant crew being baptized by fire. I've always learned in these situations the worst thing to do is rush. 75 people got seated all at once to drink and eat. Relax, everything is going to work out. It did for us anyway. Apparently no one else took our approach. The service was EXCELLENT. The kitchen was slammed and we probably were the last table served, but what a lovely place. We both has a Cocomargatini..Cajun Salmon, Roast Chicken some wine....and there was plenty of time to get to the concert. Special thanks to our waitress. Awesome
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Juliet
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Came in for dinner and then onto a concert at Ironstone Winery. Everything very good considering there was lots of people and a higher noise level because of the concert crowd. We will definitely eat there again, just not on an evening when there is a big event in town. Staff did very well handling the overflow of people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Dinner Served
    Tony
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    After a 1 hour wait we had to leave to get to our concert on time and dinner never arrived. They must have lost our ticket in the kitchen. Didn't seem to be a sense of urgency to find out what was going on as others around us who had arrived after us were served before us. They did comp a couple glasses of happy hour wine but still charged us for the appetizers.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food was awesome, the drinks were very good, and the date wrapped starters were worth every penny!!! Try the lamb !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • V Experience
    frtcVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Had good food and drink specials for lunch. Had calamari for lunch which was delicious. Service and prices were good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recommended by friends
    mari
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    It is a lovely little restaurant, and we enjoyed the cool interior on a hot night. Mark was a wonderful host and very accomodating. The Salmon was great, the duck was nice, but the carbonara and avocado salad with crab and shrimp were lacking in quality. The strawberry /rhubarb pie was super and the fried olives were fab.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a trip to Murphys!
    diningisus
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Looking for fine dining at a reasonable price in Calaveras County? Don't fail to go to the V Restaurant. Intimate atmosphere and great food. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One Year Anniversary Done Right
    Guyfierisgoatee
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I had originally chosen this restaurant on a whim but I will very purposely choose it again in the future. Although the atmosphere and service was commendable, what really sold me and my girlfriend was the food. V's combination of high class cuisine and comfort food was so phenomenal, we were both in agreement that it was some of the best food we have ever had. It's a bit on the pricey side but it is well worth it. P.S. Save room for dessert! You won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • V is good but not great
    FastKTM
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Dined at V this weekend with my wife and another couple. I had the duck which was decent, my wife had the fillet which wildly over cooked, our friends had the chicken and a pasta dish that were both nothing spectacular. The service was very good and the host very accommodating. The local wines were great as is the location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restruant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The food and outside dinning for lunch was great. They seemed to be a bit understaffed for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love V
    SandAD
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a great time at V bistro and look forward to returning. The Parmesan truffle fries were amazing! I'm still dreaming about them. We also loved the margerita flatbread and the ahi tuna tacos. I thought the tortillas could've been warmed or browned a bit, they looked and tasted straight out of a package but overall everything was awesome! Great fun atmosphere and live music!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a 5 star restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were celebrating my husband's birthday and had notified the restaurant. Our waitress was great and was very apologetic that the fresh fish of the day was not available. We both had ordered it and it was only 7:00! Menu is limited so my husband ordered the ribeye steak and caesar salad. He steak was tasty but it came with fries and no veggie. His caesar salad was okay, not very flavorful. We have had many caesar salads and this one was not good. My scallops were delicious. Lava cake was yummy. Service is slow by we didn't mind because we were there for the evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rookie Chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The Chef is a rookie when it comes to timing. The first round - panko encrusted halibut was way over cooked. The second round - a replacement meal of mussels included a well prepared sauce and properly cooked shellfish with undercooked pasta. The service staff is accommodating. No amount of ambience and service can make up for poorly prepared food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner on our anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Dinner on our anniversary was wonderful, but we went for lunch at the bistro the next day, and we sat at the bar, n waited, n waited... Finally a person came n we asked if we could eat at the bar, she was very rude, n informed Us that we could, but the wait would be long due to the fact they had just filled the dining room.. she proceeded to toss 2 Drink menus, not food menus, at us n walk away Not very friendly So, we left n had lunch somewhere else...there's plenty of other restaurants In Murphy's;!) What a great town!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Braised Lamb Needs Work
    johnf95037
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    When I ordered the braised lamb, the waitress said I wouldn't even need a knife to cut it. When I received it, the lamb was cold and did require cutting with a knife. I did send it back. The next plate was not much better. Cool, dry and not fork tender; definitely not what you'd expect from braised meat. My wife had the scallops. They were cooked properly but were barely warm. The large plate was cool to the touch. Maybe the plates should be warmed so they don't wick the heat away from the delicate dish. I hope they took the lamb off the menu before serving it to others.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were seated in the very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We were seated in the very noisy bar area, next to the kitchen, when a table opened in the quieter area. The waitress asked if we wanted to move. OMG how many restaurants would do this. They really care about their customers. And did not mind cleaning our table twice. Curtains, banners, flags etc... Help noise levels.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not all that
    Rich
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This restaurant looked great on the usual online sources and has a good reputation, so we tried it. The food was inconsistent at best, certainly not what I would expect for a place with this reputation (and price). The scallops were overcooked, and our steak frites arrived cold. On the other hand, bacon-wrapped dates were divine, and the fish and pasta specials were wonderful. Staff were friendly and attentive. Bottom line: Overpriced. Order the specials.
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    • Noise LevelModerate