Virtu Honest Craft
Virtu Honest Craft

Virtu Honest Craft

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.virtuscottsdale.com/
  • Phone: 4809463477x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch

    Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner

    Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    For parties of 7 or more please contact the restaurant at 480-946-3477
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Gio Osso
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full-service catering is available; please call for information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd St
  • Public Transit: Scottsdale's Loloma Station is just 50 yards north of Virt.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking along Marshall Way is available, as well as evening parking at Scottsdale Artists' School across the street. Overnight parking is not permitted at the school, but is permissible along Marshall way.
A word from Virtu Honest Craft
Chef Gio Osso’s intimate gathering spot is tucked inside Old Town Scottsdale’s Bespoke Inn, where his menu features contemporary cuisine inspired by his Mediterranean roots and global influences. Simply dubbed "honest craft," Chef Gio's menu changes weekly, and is comprised of reliable and satisfying mainstays like homemade pastas, hearty meat dishes and superb seafood. Join us for lunch or dinner seven days a week or brunch on the weekends inside our cozy dining room for 30 guests, or enjoy a delightful Arizona evening on our beautifully lit patio.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Virtu Honest Craft reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (102)great for outdoor dining (85)neighborhood gem (63)special occasion (62)romantic (61)great for brunch (33)hot spot (16)great for lunch (13)notable wine list (12)good for groups (10)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Can't Go Wrong with Any Meal Here
    scottsdalelori
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have been to Virtu twice for dinner and this was my first time for brunch. There is never anything but positive things to say. Service is good, the atmosphere, whether inside the small space or outside on the patio, is lovely, and the food - you can never quite decide b/c all things on the menu sound good. We had the potato, peppers, and egg sandwich which was delicious and not too heavy or greasy. And we shared a veggie crepe which was enormous but ....I was able to eat my share of both dishes, plus all my fruit. Not to mention the yummy twist on a mimosa that they make. Can't go wrong here. Brunch for two was $54 total, tip, tax, and all. I thought it was well worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    Emmy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our party of four had a great dining experience here. The service was impeccable, and the food amazing! It was a repeat visit for my husband and I but our friends were first timers. They agreed we would all come back. The grilled octopus is one of my favorites, cooked perfectly and seasoned beautifully. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Virtu
    Mikery2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Super friendly and helpful staff. Exc meatball appetizer. Good short ribs. Superb scallops. Magnificent sticky toffee pudding cake for dessert. Virtu has a very interesting menu with lots of creative dishes. But this is a small room, with all hard surfaces. When it is 50% full it is extremely noisy. I am guessing that at peak dinner hours it is difficult to have a conversation across a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Renovation disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went to just before they closed to renovate and loved the quiet ambience and menu. We returned on opening day and could not hear ourselves. Disappointed with the menu changes. One waitress kept swearing under her breathe of not being able to hear. It was a true disappointment, I am sorry to say
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice Brunch
    mitpaul1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Although they were closing that evening for a 2 week summer vacation/remodel the selections were sufficient and quality very good. Nice creative use of seasonings. Good beer and wine selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service
    drewe
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had possibly our best meal of 2014 (thus far) here. Very creative menu — the burrata appetizer w/ prosciutto & honey was incredible, and my flat iron steak was cooked perfectly. They also have unique cocktails that are made with lots of care. We had outstanding service and really enjoyed everything. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • toml
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had an excellent meal.Service was very good and very satisfied with the experience.Will plan to return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heavenly Meal
    AZLollyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had the restaurant to ourselves at 5pm in July and took advantage of the chef's undivided attention. Delicately stuffed squash blossoms, grilled octopus, and burrata with deliciously charred bread just for starters. Then branzino and pork loin chop followed by an orgasmic chocolate sticky pudding. All the portion sizes were substantial. It's the quality of food we dream about.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Is there value for your money?
    WinstonVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The kitchen crew behind Virtu does a good job even when the main chef Gio Osso is not around. The problem that our table experienced was lack of experience from our server who at times did not listen to the requests coming our table. The one head scratching component when leaving Virtu was did we receive value for our money? Yes the food quality and flavors are quite good, but the portions were small and the wine selection limited. Call me old fashion, but I expect a bit more for $75 dollars besides a quarter of appetizer, one entree, a quarter of a dessert and two glasses of wine. So, one leaves Virtu with quality of food but not quantity of consumption while saying to oneself...was this value for your money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious - but mind where you sit
    lindalqian
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food and drinks were amazing (this was my second visit), but we were seated at an outdoor table - which in July, is something you need to prepare for. The inside of the restaurant was very loud. The hostess did try to call me ahead of time to let me know about the outdoor seating. I would definitely come back, when the weather is cooler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • virtu
    annazVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    maybe because it's summer but our party of 4, who have loved Virtu this time were very disappointed and underwhelmed. The delicious pork chop of several months ago is now breaded, flattened, fried served with salad greens..& dry. I must have misread what was on the menu. I want to return to try again, but dont know if other diners will join me. Also, the "steak dish" was minuscule. Desserts were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food again!
    jjphxVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Always have a great meal. Need to try some other appetizers besides the Octopus but it's outstanding. The presentation of the scallops and sides that come with it are perfect balance. Small bistro is charming but very loud with full restaurant and too bad they can't dim lights. Still our number one place in Phoenix/Scottsdale though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You Will Want to Lick Your Plate
    gitlawVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Every dish is inspired and delightful. We love Chef Gio and the smaller size of Virtu allows each and every dish coming out of the kitchen to be perfectly prepared per order. And the wine prices are reasonable considering this is Scottsdale! Lots of free parking, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Scottsdale
    Midwest2VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We have been to Virtu 4 or 5 times now and each visit has a new and unique menu which makes this special, and each time the food is flawless both in terms of presentation and taste. Our daughter and son-in-law were visiting from NYC. When we see them we sample great New York restaurants, they consider Virtu as matching some of the best of NYC. Service was attentive, drinks are creative, menu items worth your time and attention. Mark this as one of the best in the Phoenix metro area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    azappleVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This was our fourth time here. Each time the food is terrific...interesting, creative and delicious. I had the duck last night and I am trying to figure out how soon I can get back for more. We invited some friends, one of whom is not a foodie. Did not realize it until we picked them up. Was worried, but her agreed to be a bit adventurous. We shared the asparagus, calamari, and asparagus, and he had the branzino. He ate all of his, part of his wife's, then asked when he could come back. We dined early since it can get pretty loud later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eh...
    grtmealVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Service has greatly improved. Noise level is almost intolerable. No misters outside so not a reasonable summer option. Food was tasty but way over salted
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    atldiner90VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had been wanting to go here for a while. It was an amazing meal and certainly worth the wait. We had a variety of appetizers including the burrata and asparagus with duck egg- both wonderful. They had a mussels special that night that was outstanding. We did scallops and pasta carbonara for entrees and all were excellent. We are still dreaming of the sticky toffee cake for dessert. Probably one of the top three desserts I have ever had. Service was outstanding as well. Overall, an amazing meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    RestaurantfanVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Very small menu but everything we tried was amazing. Especially fantastic desserts and gelato.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The best restaurant that we've visited in a long time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for the recommendation
    cia85044
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A friend of ours recommended the restaurant. Great recommendation. Food was great... Wine list was small but still had a good selection with some reasonable prices. Definitely will be back. My only complaint... I was not aware at the time of our reservation nor until we walked in that I had to request inside seating! Normally sitting out in the patio would not bother me... but now being summer time, the restaurant hold have advised us that our reservation would have us sitting on the patio... The meal would have been even more enjoyable. A misting system would be nice or I will wait to come back in the winter season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seriously great food, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    ... being seated outside on a hot night in June certainly detracted. Even though we were in the shade and it was early evening (7:15 reservation), it was still over 100 degrees outside. When I made the reservation on Open Table I had no idea we would have to sit outside. By the end of the meal we were rushing to get out of there to get back to air conditioning! That having been said, this really is seriously good food. The "chef's snack" of pork rillette, whipped feta, and various pickled items was one of the best things I've eaten this year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wheeler
    Wheeler
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I know it is not high season but that is no reason not to have an adequate wine stock or certain items not available at a restaurant of this calibre. Nothing was done about it . Also nothing was done concerning my husband' birthday. We were at the Mission and they were more enthusiastic and we have been staying at the Bespoke Inn and Cafe for our third night and eaten at virtu how many times.....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty darned good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Burrata....vegetables, ambiance, friendliness... (thumbs up) ....veal rack a bit tough, too much chili oil on app (thumbs down)....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VanDee
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great waitress. The starters were very good, with some variety. Our main courses were all real good, except the pork chop which was very pedestrian. Overall a very nice spot, we are sure to be back .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful anniversary dinner
    lovedatenight
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went to Virtu for our 8th anniversary. We sat outside, under the garden lights. It was very romantic and quiet. The staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. We had the nicoise for an appetizer which was incredible. The main dishes were good. But the toffee pudding dessert was amazing. Drinks were great too. We will definitely be back for a date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful outdoor dining
    locals
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Love, love this place for food and ambience. Unfortunately, when the inside is full, it can get quite noisy; however, dining outside is wonderful with a cool little patio and the best waitstaff in town! Food is incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden secret in Scottsdale
    RacerX
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Excellent restaurant! I will definitely be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing
    Recommend
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Excellent location and quiet find....Patio would be great in cool evings
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The experience was disappointing,
    hadagoodtime
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    the noise level was high to the point a conversation was difficult. the service was slow and the waiter seemed disinterested. We felt cramped as the tables were too close together. I had the Ahi tuna and it was average while my wife at the pork item on the menu and it looked and tasted like a Shake and Bake receipe. I would not recommend this establishment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Feeling a bit rushed
    Thediningcouple
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was great and the ambience was fine. We went to the restraint on the recommendation of friends. The entire meal felt rushed like they were just trying to turn the table over quickly. Our whole meal from a bottle of wine through the first courses and then main entree last about 50 minutes. I felt like we were catching a play in NYC. It was a shame that we could not enjoy this restaurant a little longer.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nanberk1dine
    nanberk1dine
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Rave comments from friends about excellent food at Virtu, but Restaurant Week's menu choices very disappointing. First course Octopus not measure up--tough and little flavor (later learned the outstanding Octopus offering was not on Restaurant Week choices). Plus, spaghetti appetizer was tasteless. Main courses better, but sea bass fillets were cut to thin. Neither dessert choices were memorable. Outstanding options needed on RW menu to draw back new customers. Wine choice good price, and server was outstanding! A "saving Grace" for the evening. Lastly, tables small and crowded, creating noisy setting. We were right by door servers used for patio, so hot air and disruptions were constant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Patio
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had heard good things about this place and we were not disappointed. Excellent cocktails, exceptional food, great service. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best in Phoenix
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Lived up to its reputation as an innovative and intimate fine dining experience. My wife and I were more than satisfied!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food for discriminating palates
    discerningdiner
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The brunch meal was great - memorable. The Classic Crepe and BBLT sandwich were delicious; the seasonings enhanced the dishes but didn't overwhelm the ingredients. I'm eager to return and explore more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with great service. The portions were huge! Desert was simple and small but good as well. Our server was so sweet. They were out of the digestif I wanted so he brought me another one on the house! The strawberry vodka drink sounded interesting, and although I don't usually drink vodka I though I would try it. It lacked in complexity but was fruity and sweet.... Good for someone who doesn't enjoy the taste of booze (not me haha). All in all a great meal with wonderful ambiance and top-notch service. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Innejbeth
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The location is quaint and makes you feel as though your in a small town. The food was fantastic, and our waitress was down to earth and great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative cocktail
    AZLollyVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    A wonderful dinner on a beautiful evening on a garden patio. Service was slow and spotty but the food was delicious and they were larger portions than expected. The highlights were the Ice Queen cocktail and the fresh lemon (americanized) zabaglione with berries for dessert. (no Marsala wine and it was not warm). I must reiterate that the Ice Queen is the best specialty cocktail I've ever had. It's what a cosmopolitan would taste like if it was made by angels who don't like sweet drinks. Love the champagne foam on top and the black pepper, rhubarb, strawberry and balsamic touch give it an unexpected zing. Of course it has vodka too! I'll swing by just for that....soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    njfranVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Was anxious to try the restaurant and went during AZ Restaurant week. It was fantastic. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    CChaseRun
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I love everything about Virtú. The Bespoke Inn is so adorable and quaint, while offering a luxury experience. Virtú just caries that through to the Nth degree. The food was creative, fresh, and flavorful. The craft cocktails were equally inventive, with top-notch ingredients. Yet, the atmosphere is truly relaxed and inviting. Phenomenal gem, tucked away off the beaten path.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant week experience
    RoadWarriorAZVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We had a great time dining here--the cocktails are creative and well prepared; the food options, particularly since it was restaurant week, were much more diverse than I thought they would be; server was charming and good humored. I particularly liked the bourbon based cocktails (their version of the sazerac was excellent) and the asparagus salad. I would go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate