Walter's Bistro

Walter's Bistro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.waltersbistro.com/
  • Phone: (719) 630-0201
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday Brunch on Easter and Mother's Day ONLY,
    Dinner:Monday-Saturday open at 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Steve Weber
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Walter's Bistro offers 2 private in addition to the main dining room & can accommodate parties up to 150 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Walter Iser 7196300201

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 115-Nevada Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A large parking lot (handicap accessible) is also available.
A word from Walter's Bistro
The newly renovated Walter's Bistro features incredible contemporary American cuisine including an exquisite seafood selection. Enjoy a wide variety of fine spirits & wonderful wine list with varietals from around the world.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Walter's Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (21)neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (14)romantic (14)notable wine list (9)good for groups (5)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Another Fantastic Experience!
    DaveFromCOS
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was not our first time at Walter's but we continue to be impressed by the class displayed by Walter and his staff. Hands down, the best service in the Colorado Springs area. If you have not been here before, be sure to try the lobster bisque and the sea bass - both of which are some of the best I've ever had! Walter's is a great environment for romantic date nights and special occasions. Extensive wine list compliments a full-service bar, which is separated from the main dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Walter is a wonderful host, the service was excellent, and the food was wonderful. I stayed nearby at the Broadmore and the first place the concierge recommended was Walter's, and it was an excellent recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Greeted at the door personally by Walter who is totally involved in providing you w/the dining experience you expect. Recommend lobster bisque. Best we've ever eaten. Chef was willing to tweak menu to suit many dietary restrictions of one member in our party of four.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family & intimate restaurant
    superowner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place is great for a big group/family or for a couples dining experience. The food was fabulous with delicious appetizers as well as main courses. The Kale salad and Lobster bisque was amazing! The sole too! The owner Walter was friendly and accommodating when we had to add another chair to the table to expand our reservation last minute. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants great food and a nice atmosphere in Colorado Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a wonderful meal
    DebIVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were just at Walters last evening. We both had seafood dishes that were exceptional. We always have a wonderful meal there. The wait staff is professional. All tables and booths allow some intimate space. You never feel like you're so close to someone that you are in on their personal conversation. A lovely place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Overrated
    luvfood
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I wasn't please with the food. I ordered filet mignon medium rare, but its came out as overcook medium. My friend ordered veal came out overcook. I just expected the food cook right when I spent that much money.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Restaurant
    OlyPic
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The menu had just the right amount of choices. I found the lamb shank done to perfection, fall off the bone tender. Where the Bistro really shined was the dessert. The Crème Brule was amazing and the flourless chocolate cake was rich but not overpowering. The waiter had us pair it with a dessert wine that just made the dessert combinations sing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walter What Happened?
    EATINGOUT
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Walter's was my favorite place for years, we went away last year for awhile on my return I went to Walters for my Birthday. Wow has it changed all my favorites are gone. The great Ahi appt. in now Ahi Taco's not the Best. Teeny Tiny pieces of Ahi (not the freshes) in a Wonton. The Caesar Salad not the fresh crisp lettuce it was before and dressing changed, one piece of Anchovy. Bisque was lukewarm and ok only ok. Cocktails were inconsistent same drink came different each time. Prices went up and Food was good but not good enough for a return trip. Sorry Walter you are off my list of great places to eat. Wait staff are nice.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Experience
    James
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have eaten at Walter's numerous times and have always found the food and service to be excellent. Saturday night was no different. Everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business dinner was a hit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I knew nothing about Walters and relied on Trip Advisor. Excellent choice. Walters is a small "real" restaurant with great food, wine and ambience. My business guests who lived outside of Colorado Springs had never been there before. I suspect they will now.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • James Biga
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    If you're looking for great food and a quieter more romantic setting, this is the place to go.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible food
    AHL27
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Walter's Bistro is truly a gem! We went on a Friday evening and it was wonderful. Everyone on staff was friendly and smiling. The food was OUTSTANDING. My husband had the pasta of the day with shrimp and I got the bacon-wrapped filet mignon--perfection. Walter, the owner, was walking around talking to people, and we could tell that some people were regulars from their conversations with Walter. How lovely of him to make sure everyone was taken care of well. I would 100% recommend eating here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous, but
    Wingrider
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The 400% + wine markup is hard to swallow. Geyser Peak Sauvignon blanc for $39 !
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marginal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    There were a lot of interesting items on the menu, which is what attracted us to the restaurant in the first place. We had received a referral to the restaurant from a reputable source. The actual execution of the dishes was lacking. I had the pan-seared scallops with risotto. The scallops were not seared and the risotto was not properly cooked. The risotto had a powdered spice added to it, I think to add color to the dish. I did not finish the risotto. The vegetables were slightly overdone and lacked color to add to the dish. My wife had a combination of appetizers which were fine. However, the mussels, which were going to be her main, lacked the necessary broth and were very strong smelling and tasting.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food, great service
    tates
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our experience at Walter's Bistro was wonderful! One of the nice touches is that the owner himself is there to escort people to their tables. The atmosphere is soft music and low lighting which enables great conversation. Our waiter was very friendly and professional. The food was delicious. Our only complaints are that it was a little expensive for the amount received, and the prime rib was half fat and very tough.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was great. Service impeccable. Lovely setting. Pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fantastic!
    DenverNative
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We frequently travel from Denver to Colorado Springs for the express purpose of dining at Walter's Bistro. The food and service are always outstanding, and you cannot beat the friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food, wine and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Haven't been there in over a year but the quality of the experience at Walter's hash't changed and was definitely a delight. Highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 291 reviews are from the Walter's Bistro reviews archive.
  • fine dining, service spotty
    pnpinCO
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Enjoyed our appetizers (lobster bisque), fish entrees and desert. Wine list was good but our desired wine was not available. Once we were seated by the always congenial Walter we were left for quite awhile without greeting, water or menus by the wait staff. The head waiter seemed most interested in upselling everything. His service was slow, impersonal and condescending - like he was doing us a favor. A distasteful touch on an otherwise nice evening
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Hangout
    KLPHILLIPS
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I have been to Walter's a few times now. Nice place for either a quiet happy hour, or a more vibrant dinner scene. This was a business dinner for four. There were many times that we had to lean into the table to hear the conversation, so it is a little on the loud side, but not excessively so. Overall we all enjoyed our meals. There were some classy touches, such as the cream "W" inscribed on the lobster bisque. I had the Caesar salad as well as the Sea Bass. Both were good, but not remarkable. I didn't really care for the cream vegetable medley. I wouldn't say there was anything wrong with it, just not what I was expecting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful anniversary dinner
    Yesplease
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I got the grilled veal and it was fantastic. Cooked medium just like I asked. Seasoned perfectly. The soup, cheese potato, was flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new regular place
    luvitquiet
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This restaurant is right in our neighborhood but we resisted going to it because we thought it would be terribly expensive and it seemed only old people went there. But we were pleasantly surprised. The food was wonderful - we especially enjoyed the filet - very tasty and tender and cooked to perfection. The service was very good and the atmosphere was elegant and nice and quiet - just how we like it. And it was not a break the budget type of place, not cheap either but what you would expect to pay for the quality. We enjoyed spending our anniversary dinner there and will probably go back just because. It does not need a special occasion. The bar was full of people and also the private rooms.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Friendly service, and delicious/spectacular food served in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Pleasant Experience
    Inker
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Mother's Day brunch offered a very nice variety to choose from. Each of the 2 Entrees that my wife and I had were smoothly arranged and prepared with accents green, tart and sweetness.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    CharlieB
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Hadn't been to Walter's in a while and was very glad I returned. There were four in our business group and not a thing was left on any of the plates. Food taste and quality were excellent and everyone concured it was a great evening. Looking forward to going back with my wife for a special occassion, or maybe just to have a great meal without a special reason for going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice neighborhood fine dining
    Kiki
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to Walter's Bistro. It has a nice ambience and great service along with great food. My group had the lobster bisque, escargot and foie gras with scallop as a first course. Everyone was pleased. The foie gras recipient said it was good but a bit too salty. We sampled and agreed. The other dishes were excellent. For our main courses, we had the filet, lamb, seafood trio and pork tenderloin. All were cooked perfectly at the temps requested. The seafood trio (my dish) was perfectly cooked and delicious with one exception - too much salt. It tasted as though the person putting on finishing salt has a VERY heavy hand and is the reason for 4 stars rather than 5. Dessert (creme brule) and coffee were also very good.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Festaurant
    Gr8est
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Walter's Bistro is a warm, friendly place to meet with friends or take a client to lunch or dinner. The menu is always fresh and new with many healthy choices. They offer a wide variety of wines with informed wait staff ready to help you make a selection. My favorite place to eat in all the world.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    jaoijena
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We loved our meal and the ambiance. The service could not have been better and the food was great. The only constructive criticism I have is that the fish was a bit over cooked for my personal preference. Otherwise it was perfect. Thank you so very much for a wonderful evening. We will return.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre
    Filling
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Unfortunately, I had high expectations for our brunch. It was just ok. It seemed dated, not sure when the menu was last changed? I'm having a really hard time finding good food in the Springs. I have a few more places to try before I move on to Denver.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • repeat customer
    MakersMark
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My wife and I have been going to Walters back when it was on Eighth street. To us it is a special occasion place, usually our anniversary or her birthday, sometimes Valentines day. We dine out a lot, and usually at some top end restaurants, so we know good food, waiters and bartenders. Walters never disappoints. Sincerely
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Oscar
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Lovely dinner experience; wonderful Sea Bass! Great ambiance, and really attentive service. A classy place to be pampered when you are with someone special-
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice with some reservation.
    OKCdinerVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I had notified the restaurant that it was a birthday celebration. They did give us a nice booth. The food was pretty good. One warning: It is a pretty senior crowd. The menu and food are somewhat retro. My only real complaint was that I would have been okay with paying for a birthday desert (none offered), but, when I requested ice cream instead of whipped cream, a portion half the size of a ping pong ball came out with a surcharge of $2.50. Really, for a birthday and a tab of $120.00 they couldn't thrown in a tablespoon of ice cream?
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Walter's is our go-to restaurant when we want to entertain out of town guests. The food, service and ambiance are consistently excellent. The wait staff is friendly and attentive, and are well-informed regarding the cuisine. Walter's is also my husband and my favorite for celebrating special occasions (birthdays and anniversaries). Our favorite dishes include the lobster bisque (a must have), the escargot, the fillet and lamb. We always ask about the specials and often choose these. The desserts are wonderful, however, we are often too full to indulge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - don't be in a hurry.
    jayhawk
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Walter's offers excellent wines by the glass - wines you will not see elsewhere by the glass. The lamb was very good. The seafood mixed grill was good, but not great. Caesar salad was not very good, but wedge was good. Considering the type of restaurant, I thought the presentation of the food would be somewhat better. A nice place, but not great. Our salads came right out, but there was quite a long wait for our entrees with no contact from serving staff. We did not have time dessert.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!
    JulieColorado
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Walter's is consistent in both excellent food and service. We went on a Friday evening at 7 p.m. and our only disappointment was that the prime rib special we both ordered was already sold out by that time. Walter personally stopped by our table to apologize and when we remarked that we'd need to come earlier in the future if we wanted that particular meal, he told us we could just call him personally and he'd set aside two meals to insure we could have what we wanted at the time we wanted to dine . Talk about personal service! This is a wonderful place to celebrate a special event, but also is a warm, inviting and delicious "go-to" spot for an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a wonderful time and
    Uiweedgirl
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We had a wonderful time and next time I'm in Colorado Springs, I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My husband and I made reservations the weekend of 03/07/2014 and Walter's Bistro was Amazing! I highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic night out, the food was outstanding and the service is really what brings it all together.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great food!
    Steve
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Great service, great food! Perfect for special occasion or anytime for an exceptional dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The wait staff is super attentive
    cocoa
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    The wait staff is super attentive without being suffocating. There are many dishes to please lots of appetites. Palate pleasing preparation with good visual appeal. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, great food. Don't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    As always, great food. Don't pass the lobster bisque!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.