Weinkeller
Weinkeller

Weinkeller

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://weinkeller.ca/
  • Phone: 2892968000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (Tapas menu from 9:00pm - 11:00pm), Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Tapas menu from 10:00pm - 12:00pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Canadian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Stuart Mena & Robert Forster
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Victoria & Walnut
  • Public Transit: The local We-Go stops directly at our door.... it is a great idea if your staying at any of the local Hotels.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A fully supervised paid parking lot surrounds us at Weinkeller. Seasonal rates apply.
A word from Weinkeller
Hello and thank you for your interest in Weinkeller. We are Canada's first craft winery inside of a restaurant. Where we have been able to craft something for your enjoyment... we have. Fresh food created using only the freshest, seasonal products from all over the province of Ontario is our primary focus. Our style is casually upscale in every detail and it shows throughout our restaurant. We consider our team to be true "hospitalitarians" and cater to our guests in everything that we do. We look forward to greeting... seating... and treating you to an amazing experience while your with us here in Niagara Falls. Thank you for your interest. My name is Chris, I'm the owner and most likely I will be there to thank you personally.
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Weinkeller reviews from OpenTable diners
235 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (166)romantic (139)special occasion (135)neighborhood gem (128)notable wine list (79)good for groups (78)hot spot (69)late-night find (33)vibrant bar scene (15)kid-friendly (11)great for outdoor dining (9)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good, not outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We arrived at 6pm, not really hungry, and waiter tried very hard to sell us the fixed price 3 or 5 course meal. Eventually, he said they had a a la carte menu and handed it to us. After we ordered, only saw him once again as his assistant brought our salad and main course. The steak was OK for him and the chicken and potatoes were really good. We drank a bottle of wine which helped to make dinner enjoyable. It was a nice dinner but we won't go back because we think it was overpriced. All the staff was very friendly but I felt a little abandoned by the waiter.
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  • Pleasant surprise
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We loved the Weinkeller for our anniversary dinner. The setup of the menu was easy to follow, I liked that we could substitute the courses to our liking. The service staff was friendly and knowledgeable. And the atmosphere was intimate. We will definitely come back when we are in the area again. It was a memorable meal for a memorable occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BGM1
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Excellent food and service, reasonably priced for quality of food and wine
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    Anon
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Can't say much more than all the other 5 star reviews. A lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    Meatsweats
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The owners came to say hello, the head chief followed up with dinner and our experience. We had a blast and enjoyed every piece!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food.. server put a slight damper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had an amazing meal this past Saturday night. As with other reviews it was very nice to meet and talk with the two Chris's who are the owners. Extremely friendly and accomodating. We had the special Fillet Mignon with an inhouse sauce - it was to die for! So tender and delicious. We started with the Tuna and the mini chicken pot parcels which were also amazing. A couple negatives that had us leave with a little negative taste in our mouth: Our server wasn't the most attentive. We asked for more water about 1/2 way through our meal - he took the bottle away but I had to ask again at the end of the meal to get more. Same for my g/f's wine - we ordered more and 15 mins later had to ask again. Also got a 10.00 per fillet surprise on our bill - I guess the special is $10/more per person which was no explained to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the 5 course
    WeekendWiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The fixed price menu has 2 options - 3 course and 5 course. The 5 course includes 2 glasses of house wine and choice of soup,salad,appetizer entree or dessert for $55 - a good price for the quality of the food. We mixed and matched and enjoyed the different selections of house reds and whites which are made to order for the restaurant by local wineries.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resto excellent
    valeriebg
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    La nourriture à ce restaurant est de très bonne qualité. Elle est très fraîche, originale, délicate et savoureuse. Le service est personnalisé et le serveur qui nous a servi (en français !) était particulièrement sympathique. Le prix est tout à fait raisonnable compte tenu de la qualité de la nourriture servie. L'atmosphère est agréable, festive et le décor est très joli et chaleureux. Je vous le recommande fortement. Bravo à toute l'équipe pour ce superbe souper !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant in Niagra Falls!
    foodieinthefalls
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Highly recommend this restaurant...the owners were very much involved and made you feel so comfortable. The food was amazing!! The service was excellent!! The décor was fabulous...we would return to this gem when we are back in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a great time. Food was delicious. We got a free dessert for booking on line. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and unique restaurant
    Niagarafoodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent house wine served on tap which is quite unique. They offer great flexibility to their Prix fixe menu. Excellent food and wine for a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diane
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The place had a wonderful buzzing atmosphere, what you would expect for a Friday night. We had the 3-course dinner and were very impressed; we will definitely be going again. The food was exceptional, the service was super friendly and attentive which always makes for a better evening. I am looking forward to our visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    prchick
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Weinkeller lives up to the hype. the service is personable and familiar, the menu design is clever and flexible, and the food, well, it's one of the best steaks I've ever eaten - outstanding! not to mention the wine made on premises - divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    arandomreviewer
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a very nice meal at this restaurant last weekend. Hosts were fantastic - lots of attention to detail. A warm and inviting place for couples. Food is good but not exceptional although some of their specialties are very very good (squash soup and goat cheese appetizer are great!)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre show dinner
    Itawad
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I booked this restaurant for a group of 14 people and was attracted me was the great reviews. Me and the whole group were not disappointed. Great service from the waiters and Chris the manager, they were very welcoming and accommodating to all our needs. Fast service and great wine and above all the food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. Chris sat us at the wine cellar private room. Will definately go back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new Go To Place
    superfoodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We first went to Weinkeller on our Anniversary in August, we were so impressed by the service and food!! We have since dropped in for dessert, walked in a couple of times and this was second formal dinner reservation. The owner and staff are fabulous and attentive. If you plan on checking them out, go in the early week and get extra attention from the staff. They get busy later in the week and reservations are definitely suggested. Once you get through the wonderful menu of appetizers and entrees. I have one suggestion for dessert, Semifreddo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My husband and I ate the most wonderful food that we have ever eaten! The service was incredible! And we were placed in the most romantic spot! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Niagara must!
    Marty
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Tourist or local this is a must dine! The ambiance, friendly knowledgable staff and great food with a foodie twist! There is something on thier menu that will have everyone raving about the food! The house wines on tap are indeed a special surprise...be sure to give them a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    With one night only in the area I went online to look for local restaurants, and what a find!!! Service was incredible, staff were friendly and the food...out of this world! You can tell the passion the chef has for his food and the presentation and most importantly, taste, was amazing. with options for each main dish on how you can have it cooked I went for the Cedar Planked Salmon. Cooked to perfection and wonderfully fresh. one member of our group needs 'Gluten free' options and great care was taken with her food. Made a nice change for her to have something other than a salad!! Every member of our group was seriously impressed. IF we had another night we would most certainly have gone again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome anniversary dinner.
    Reimermom
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We loved it. Starting with the appetizers to the mussels to the main course of salmon. Our waiter, mark, was attentive and helpful. Would definitely return if we head back to the Falls!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alicia
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We came for the steak which was very good but the salmon was no less delicious, and desert was exceptional. Very friendly staff and inviting. We enjoyed our evening there very much and we certainly recommend the place.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great find from TripAdvisor!
    Ilovegoodfood
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I found this place online via TripAdvisor, LLC and decided from the previous reviews that this would be a great place to take my husband for his birthday. To our delight, the reviews were spot-on! We both opted for the choose 3; I went with the tuna appetizer, steak and lemon tart dessert and my husband chose the cauliflower soup (a chef-inspired creation), beef carpaccio and the filet mignon. We topped it all off with a bottle of Megalomaniac and an after dinner coffee. Ever bite of food was WONDERFUL! The filet was worth every extra penny as it was the best I have ever eaten (no exaggeration, it was that good!). I would recommend this place to anyone to who enjoys food! Great job Weinkeller!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gourmet food with flexible menu
    LovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Went with my two daughters we all order different menu and all were outstanding, Very reasonable price, for Canada
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great place for a romantic dinner. As a newly married couple we enjoyed the romantic setting and fresh, delicious food. We highly recommend Weinkellers!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th Anniversary
    Outtoeat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Five star food in a three star room. The owners are very welcoming and conversational. Food and staff were great!
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    Trollprincess
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had 5 course meals each. Salmon bisque soup, grilled peach salad and steaks stood out. Very attentive service, great food and wine. Reservations a must. Reasonable for touristy Niagara Falls and much better than other options in the area. Look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good late night spot
    leenVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was good and the ordering concept interesting: 3 or 5 course dinner menu you MUST select from as there are no other options. Some homemade wine to try and to our surprise, quite drinkable. Ordered salmon with hollandaise and it had a dash of maple syrup in it - a bit weird at first, but then you're in Canada so syrup is almost a food group here. The pork chop was outstanding and cooked to order. Beer options could use some expanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    StuartVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our fifth or sixth visit to the restaurant in the year since it has opened, and what we really remarked on this visit was that the passion is still there. Not one aspect of the dining experience was in any way lacking, the staff is working as hard as they were opening night to impress their clients!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    Dmacd24
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Perfect anniversary meal. Amazing, attentive service by entire staff!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't be better.
    PandJReview
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We booked at Weinkeller because it was rated #1 in the falls. I thought...right. The fixed price menu and options were intriguing. My wife picked the 3-pack and I the 5-pack to try out the made-in-house wine. I figured the courses would be wimpy and small. Got that wrong too. The squash soup was outstanding even for someone who doesn't particularly like squash. we both had steak - both good size and the coffee sauce on the filet was fabulous. They also put something delicious on the potatoes. Still trying to figure out what it was - going to have to go back and reassess. Nothing at all left on my plate when I was finished. Now the deep fried chocolate thingees for desert - OMG AWESOME. I'm coming back - SOON.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Outstanding place!
    Chris
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I don't normally review restaurants (or anything for that matter) but Weinkeller is so deserving of adulation. My girlfriend and I stopped by for dinner on our first trip to Niagara and my first trip to Canada, and every bit of the experience was superb. The food, the wine, the decor/atmosphere, and especially the staff were all top notch. Kudos and thanks to Chris the owner for being so welcoming, for creating such a perfect dining spot, and for giving us something to rave about beyond just the Falls!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best yet
    Lafreniere84
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is great. The owner is there to greet you and the staff makes sure you are well taken care of. Not to mention the food and wine are fabulous.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    jjloops
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went there while vacationing in Niagara Falls. Owner/Manager was super friendly and made my wife and I feel very comfortable. Wait staff was also friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Food was excellent and plentiful. Got the $55 five course meal and substituted two glasses of wine for two food courses at no extra charge. Will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this place
    NiagaraFans
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The entire staff, from the owners, to wait staff, to bus boys, we're all enthusiastic about the food and the experience. The food and atmosphere were perfect. Don't miss this place. Make a reservation. They were turning people away all night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weiinkeller review
    Brenda
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Didn't know what to expect. We were greeted by one of the owners and the were treated like royalty. He made suggestions and they were great. The price was extremely reasonable. Highly recommend
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Full effect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had such a nice,comfortable time here. Will be retiring for sure!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We so enjoyed our experience at Weinkeller! The staff was incredibly friendly and the ambiance is incredible. The food was delicious! I wanted to try one of everything. Would recommend for sure!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect food
    GK721
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Perfect food and perfekt service. The owner come and speak and that was very nice. We celebration my wifes birthday and that was the right place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30 birthday celebrations
    Tasha
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I love the cellar feeling of the restaurant and the food was to die for. Staff were friendly and knowledgable. It is a true gem!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    brittk
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I arranged a surprise birthday evening with my boyfriend for his birthday in Niagara (the 4th) (we are from the Kitchener/Waterloo). Scanning opentable (last minute) we found Weinkeller. The greeter was amazing, the bartender (who surprisingly went to school in our area) was learned and the wine on tap was AWESOME. Our server Jordan was acceptional, food was great (espresso steak - OMG) and we were even visited by the chef which was great! Chris (i think..) the guy who brought us our waters (sparkling and flat) was hilarious! I work in the restaurant industry as well where we make everything in house as well - and this place is fantastic. Thank you for adding the cherry on top of such an overall fantastic evening!! We will be back! Britt
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.