Vintage Chophouse & Tavern
Vintage Chophouse & Tavern

Vintage Chophouse & Tavern

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vintagechophouse.com/
  • Phone: (403) 262-7262
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Wednesday 11am - midnight; Thursday & Friday 11am - 2am; Saturday 5pm - 2am; Sunday 5pm - 10pm; Please be advised that Vintage Chophouse & Tavern does not permit minors due to government regulations.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Keen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer five different special event rooms. Our private dining room offers a completely private board-room setting for 28, private foyer, hidden drop down screen and elegant decor. Our exclusive Beringer room is a semi-private circular room with a hi-top circular table that seats up to 12, ideal for interactive, communal dining. Our Bistro dining room is a raised area, semi-private which can accommodate up to 46. This room can also be used as a private cocktail area for up to 70. Our Main dining room can accommodate up to 72, offering a combination of booths and tables. Our tavern can accommodate up to 200 for a private function.
  • Private Party Contact: Carolyn Stephure 4037050577x
  • Entertainment: Live music. Contemporary Jazz & Blues.
    Friday, 5:30pm - 7:00 pm, 9:30pm - 12:30am.
    Saturday 9:30pm - 12:30am.
  • Special Events: We offer five different rooms and a flexible range of menus to accommodate your special event. Please contact Carolyn at 403-705-0577 or carolyn@vintagegroup.ca and she'd be pleased to assist your event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is metered parking on street (free after 6:00pm) and two pay parking lots directly behind restaurant.
A word from Vintage Chophouse & Tavern
Vintage Chophouse is a classic steakhouse with contemporary flair, offering a compelling menu for the true steak lover combined with internationally diverse choices for those with something else in mind. Our award winning wine list features more than 300 wines from around the world. With five different rooms, Vintage offers something for every occasion, featuring our signature Beringer Room with a hi-top circular table ideal for intimate gatherings of 8 - 12 in a semi-private room. Enjoy our contemporary yet comfortable dining room, or relax in our New York style tavern. Overstuffed leather club chairs, or our intimate leather booths are the perfect place from which to catch the game on two 40" plasma televisions. Every Friday and Saturday evening you can loosen up and listen to live jazz and blues. We are the proud recipient of Wine Spectator Awards since 2005. In 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Wine Spectator honored Vintage Chophouse & Tavern with the Best of Award of Excellence
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Vintage Chophouse & Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (106)notable wine list (90)romantic (80)fit for foodies (71)good for groups (57)great for lunch (35)neighborhood gem (23)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (15)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Business Lunch for (6)
    Robert
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Not a regular visitor, but never disappointed. Service was professional, prompt. Meals plated quickly. Meat portions prepared exactly as ordered by all. Very good experience. Will return more often.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    We always go here when we are in town. The steak just mets in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service better then food
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Standard steakhouse; nothing exceptional. Inconsistent cooking in the piece of meat I received.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food; Good Service; Expensive Wine
    Dennis1
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Everything is great about this restaurant, the rib for two is outstanding. The service is superb, professional, respectful. I think everything is fantastic. If the wine prices weren't so high, we might spend more but to pay 3x store price is too high (a Calgary norm). It should only be 2x store price. Maybe Vintage can set a trend in Calgary and bring the wine price down.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in the city
    jkinnon123VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This is by far the best steak in the city. My Fiance and I always go here when we want to have a nice date night with great food and great wine. I also highly Recommend the truffle Mac and Cheese and the creme brule if you have room!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for a special occasion
    Kelsey
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We first attended Vintage for our 1 year wedding anniversary and for two years we have been singing its praises as the best meal/dining experience we have had in Calgary. We were unable to attend for our second anniversary (our son was born the next day) but it was a no-brainer that is where we would go for our 3rd wedding anniversary last week. I specified online that it was our anniversary (we felt we got the royal treatment on our first anniversary - special table, great service, acknowledgment of our special occasion). This time our server never even greeted us, nor did she introduce herself at any point in the night. The whole night we were attended to by different people, all of whom were very "get to the point, drop the food/drinks off and move-on" kind of service. The service was very slow although they seemed to be staffed well. When I say slow, I mean 15 minutes to bring a glass of wine. Our table was right in traffic central, next to a serving station at the top of the stairs. Super busy and not at all intimate (again, we had specified this was our anniversary). The only fast service was the delivery of the bill. The wine was good and the food was fine but not outstanding Maybe it was the whole experience that made us feel like it was just a mediocre evening. In no way was our experience terrible, but I feel we were hoping for more for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food, not too formal, real tablecloths
    Dennis1
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great food - steaks are 1st class, very good service, ambiance excellent. real table cloths and bonus - bar tender looks like Adrian Brody.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stupendous Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Highly recommend the 14 oz waggu rib eye done medium. Fabulously done! Steak fries are absolutely tasty. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service did not compliment quality of food
    crystal
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Our server was great and very attentive to our needs. The quality of food was disappointing for the rating of the restaurant. We are not big eaters and usually share an entrée so we allow ourselves the opportunity to eat at high priced establishments with the expectations that the food will be worth every penny. Although the service was good, the wine and the oysters very good, the entrée of braised beef rib was disappointing. If asked for a fine dining option to eat in Calgary we would not recommend the chop house.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I have been a patron for over 5 years and am finding the service and food going downhill.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best steakhouse in town
    JD32
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Unbelievable. Never had a bad experience at Vintage. You know what you're paying for and it's the best.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mehhh
    yycFoodGuy
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    service was great the accompaniments were great the steak only so so
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  • 9/10 Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Food: 5/5 Ordered the scallop appetizer, lamb chops, and tenderloin steak. Scallops were perfect. Lamb chops were finely seasoned and arguably one the best I have ever had. Steak was a tad too salty but tender and cooked to perfection. Service: 4/5. The staff was attentive. Highly recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time at Vintage
    RyanVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great steaks! onion rings are to die for as well!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steak of Trip
    TexasToddVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I've eaten quite a few steaks in my 1.5 week trip to Calgary, and this was the best steak of the trip. The wagyu rib eye was an outstanding cut of meat, and the chef's did it justice by cooking it perfectly medium rare and seasoning to perfection. The waitress was attentive, funny, and knew the menu very well. All in all a nice experience I look forward to repeating in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night
    Dineorwhine
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Vintage always delivers. Great food and great staff that create an interactive experience. Try to dine there once a month.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat here!
    Graelien
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Server showed us all the meat cuts on a board with great knowledge of each. Food arrived fast and hot, best steak and crab legs I ever devoured. You well not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    Zipolitana
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I've been there twice and loved it, food,service, everything was great so I went we a couple of friends and this time food was alright, steak was cook at such high temp that it was burnt outside, the sides were overly salty and the worst was the service. The waiter was useless in terms of wine recommendations, comes to the table gives us a taste of the wine he recommended, we did not quite like it and said we would rather another bottle of the first wine we had and he said he just opened the bottle and we have to pay for it..... What is the point of giving a taste? What kind of restaurant is this?? The experience was less than great and totally not to the expectations... I will find hard to recommend this place or go there again.
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  • overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    this restaurant is way over price from the "still" water to the market fresh fish that was dry.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a meal...
    AKyumms
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Though not wowed by our baked oysters (not our favorite anyways, risky choice), we had the BEST dinner. We ordered the Ahi Tuna and Salmon steak, both of which were large servings and soooo delicious. For our sides we ordered the bacon scalloped potatoes, asparagus, and mac n cheese. Let me say... it was the best mac and cheese I've ever had. It overshadowed the scalloped potatoes which is pretty hard to do. Our server was very nice and attentive and we had a great time. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Dinning
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Vintage has not disappointed me. A very elegant restaurant with excellent food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sides should be served with steak!
    MLBeatty
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very personable staff! My husbands steak seemed like it sat under the warming table to the point where it was almost cold, too long before being served. My steak & my friends was perfect Med-rare. Our steak came out but We had to wait for the sides for at least 5-6 mins after the steak was served. We wondered if they were coming. Potatoes and asparagus were delicious when finally served. Brocollini was not tender crisp but rather still too raw. Excellent crab cakes! Ambiance wonderful, wine list extensive. Staff personable and fun! I was disappointed that they didn't acknowledge that it was my friends birthday though even after I put it in comments on Open Table AND mentioned it to the waiter at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always.
    C3trevor
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    One of our favorites! Always high food quality and pleasant nuance.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service - great food
    ladiesnite
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    he service we experienced was not indicative for the price and style of restaurant. The lady that opened the front door we thought was to welcome us but turned out she had parking questions. No welcome. Th hostess seemed confused by our request to sit in the lounge and server couldn't have been more unfriendly. She treated us like a nuisance even with a $600 bill. Very disappointing. Food was excellent. I wish more restaurants would put emphasis on training service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Evening
    Nathan
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I took my wife there for our 10th wedding anniversary, and from the moment we arrived it was all around great experience. The atmosphere and the food of Vintage was fabulous. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to have a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that impressed
    timmyg
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    based on the reviews which seemed overall very good, we perhaps hit them on an off night. Service was good but considering they are a chophouse, very dissappointed with their cuts of meat and how they cook them. My wife's tenderloin had to be sent back, ordered med/rare, got well done, two of us ordered a 10oz prime rib, pretty sad, looked more like a piece of flank steak and very thin,again more on the well done as opposed to Med.all the sides were cold as well....drinks were good, overall not a place that had me feeling I must come back to, far better steak options elsewhere in Calgary.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak cooked to perfection
    Donna
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My dining partner and I arrived at the restaurant and declared that we were both "starving". We very desperately ordered very stiff drinks and very rare steaks. All was served just as we had ordered - perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    TuscanyBrent
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had a wonderful meal, in a great environment with my customer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Business Lunch
    sloughshark
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food and wine selection was excellent. Mostly business lunch clientele with a good atmosphere, attentive and professional service without being overbearing. I had the beef tenderloin salad and it was was done to perfection as ordered and highly recommended for a good lunch portion of beef & greens. Menu looks to have a great variety for every appetite and price range. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Alberta Kobe steak at Vintage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We took a BC friend who is well travelled to Vintage for a good steak. We were not disappointed. Russell our server was excellent, coming just at the right times to check on us. Our steaks were perfect. He has gone to Bc raving about Vintage.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Lunch service a little slow
    cbethVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    10 of us went for lunch and the service was a little slow. We were told about the special (prime rib sandwich), several people ordered it. The waitress came back as they were out of the special. When asked why at 12:10 pm they were out of the lunch special she explained it was from last night. We witnessed other tables that had ordered after us, receive their food. I understand that a larger table can take longer to have all the meals prepared, but feel that when gratuity is automatically included, there should be some level of priority. Overall the food was very good, but the waitress did not come back to the table to check on the quality until most of us were finished, which was too bad as water and soda refills were needed.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • A little disappointed.
    FoodventuristVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been to Vintage a few times now, and this time was rather disappointing. The service was absolutely slow, and it took 45 minutes before our orders were even taken which was unacceptable. I also made a specific request to be seated at the lounge. Upon arrival, I was told that they could not accommodate the request. However I understand that such requests are on an availability basis. I ordered the wagyu beef and I was thoroughly disappointed. It was extremely chewy and closer to medium-well then medium, which is not how the consistency of wagyu should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JayDee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Expensive but delicious and service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comments
    abbie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I recently had a second visit to the restaurant. I enjoyed the ambiance. The food was great with good portion sizes. In particular, the steak was outstanding and different from all the steaks, I had in Calgary. This is the main reason of my visit to the Vintage chophouse. The dessert preparation took time and in my case it took 45 minutes as one of the desserts broke. Nonetheless, it was courteous of the management, as they waived the dessert price on my bill. Also I am a firm beleiver that accidents do happen. I will recommend Vintage Chophouse to my friends and visit again, sometime in the future. My only recommendation will be to turn down the heat, being slightly uncomfortable in busy hours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end to casual
    DianeA
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I work close to where Vintage Chophouse is located so I've been there for lunch, dinner and drinks. It's a great place whether you live in the area and want to find a nice restaurant or bar where you can go in dressed to the nines or just in your jeans! Great food, knowledgeable staff on their wine selection as well as the food and a relaxed atmosphere. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food everytime!
    SandieVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great as always! The staff always make you feel really important!
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  • Great Service, Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were here on Sept 20/14 celebrating a birthday. The steaks were perfectly cooked and definitely delicious. Our server, Michelle, did a wonderful job of taking care of our needs. It was to be a romantic dinner for the two of us. Unfortunately we were seated by a large group also celebrating a birthday. It was unfortunate because they acted as if they were the only people in the restaurant. It wasn't boisterous behaviour, it was extremely rude and obnoxious. Our server was attentive to our needs and apologetic for the noise level. I'd recommend you ask for one of the tables in the back if you want a more romantic evening out; or even if you'd like to have a decent level of conversation. But the service, food and wine was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vintage Chophouse & Tavern
    jumper314
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Although my food was excellent, can't say the same for my wife's. Found a dried up rubbery piece of escargot in her appetizer. So, she did not finish it. We ordered the Waygu rib eye steaks for our main course. Her steak contained alot of grissol, very unappetizing. Dessert was amazing as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mostly great
    specialevening
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I was the guest of 3 other companions visiting from out of town. They raved about the ambiance, the service and especially their tenderloin. I had the prime rib. Unfortunately I cannot rave about my choice. It was barely warm and without much flavor. There was a rather long wait between the starters and the entree course. Thus an unplanned second round of wine was ordered. The sides were very tasty as were the desserts. The service excellent, non intrusive and very polite.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Steaks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We went to Vintage for a nice family dinner. We wanted a good steak and Vintage did not disappoint. The meal and service were both very good. The sides are sharable so we might have ordered a bit more than we could eat. We never even had an appetizer - so the portions were generous. We felt a bit rushed through the meal, however. For example, we had to initiate the order for pre-dinner cocktails and coffee at the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate