Whitman and Bloom
Whitman and Bloom

Whitman and Bloom

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.whitmanandbloom.com/
  • Phone: (212) 725-4110
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily: 11am — 4am

    Happy Hour: 4pm to 8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Executive Chef: Eldad Shem-Tov
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Venture down to our basement and you will find a speakeasy piano bar that is open nightly for a jovial well-crafted drink discovery. Also available for private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 27th & 28th Streets
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 28th Street & Park Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking
    Choice of parking lots in the area
A word from Whitman and Bloom
We are offering our guests a rustic American menu of unique dishes created to inspire sharing, while conversing over a fresh, seasonal experience that is locally sourced.

Our drink menu is equally balanced with a carefully selected wine list, artisanal cocktails and an extensive craft beer list that rotates seasonally.

The decor is inspired by an early 19th century retreat, it is an ode to James Joyce, his peers and the cafe's / bars that helped fuel their collective works. Hundreds of books and antiques are displayed throughout both the bars and dining spaces. Private tables that have the feel of European style snugs are where the world's secrets are divulged nightly. Our split level dining spaces are lined with comfortable seating and a special communal table that is complemented by a working fireplace.

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Whitman and Bloom reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (19)fit for foodies (18)great for brunch (16)great for lunch (14)vibrant bar scene (10)romantic (10)great for outdoor dining (9)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (4)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • hidden gem in murray hill
    Pants
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Amazing staff. Made our reservation for the wrong day and they were super accommodating and sat us anyway at a great table. excellent service. amazing bar options. great brunch food. totally going back and would recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great extended Happy Hour. The food is excellent, but the menu could use a few additional options for mains. I wish the lamb sliders were offered as a main burger and I hope to see the short rib special become a staple on the mains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing the 2nd time around
    SimplefoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I went here with my friend at an off time during the weekend for drinks and a little food. We sat outside in the back and all was fine. Drinks great and good decent. I couldn't wait to go back. Fast foward 8 mo later I made a reservation for 7 of us to have brunch there. It was at 1pm and we didn't get seated till 1:30. We were squished in a booth and the service was awful. From the food coming late to it being cold to the waitress forgetting things it was just awful. They are amateurs there. I will never go back there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dinner
    CTFoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dinner here was lovely. The space itself was beautiful, with nice lighting and ambiance. The portions were on the smaller side--I left content but not full. A good thing! The flatbread was delicious, and my friend's mushroom ravioli looked yummy too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food&drink, poor service
    jszy25
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our food was very good and so were the cocktails, but the service was very slow. We had to cancel our 2nd round of drinks because we were done with our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnnyBoy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was fresh and delicious with great variety. Service was very good and they have a great craft beer selection. Would recommend to friends and would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sh220
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I dined here this past Saturday night with some visiting family. We sat at the large booth between the bar and the hostess stand. The place has a nice atmosphere, staff was very friendly. As the bar got busier, the front of the restaurant was very loud. Just be aware of that. We ate chicken liver pate, homemade linguine and the hanger steak dinners. The food was really great! My only issue: after we had a bottle of prosecco, we all went on to order separate glasses of wine. Two people ordered chardonnay and when they came to the table it was actually laughable how small the pour was. It looked like the bartender had finished a bottle and was too lazy to top off the glasses. I would still go back and try again with friends though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gator
    Gator
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really excellent neighborhood restaurant. Intetsting menu and specials. Excellent bar. Exceptional service. A little pricey but worth it Also has a small outdoor garden with a.few rables. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    JGK1208VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious! On top of that, the restaurant gave us a table that accommodated two high chairs and couldn't have been more accommodating! The waiter was excellent and overall the service was very attentive. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in the neighborhood
    20something
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I just moved two blocks from Whitman and Bloom and decided to try it for a quick date night with my boyfriend. The food was great, very eclectic selection. Everything was fresh and interesting, not your usual dinner/side pairings. Tons of options for me, a pescaterian, as well as my boyfriend. Service was great, drinks were delish, and food came out fast! I'll be back soon :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enamored.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The decor to the tiny candles was delightful and lovely. The pasta I had was literally perfection in my mouth and the drinks were on point. (My favorite being the Citizen.) I can not wait to go back, so glad I found this gem!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok food, fun ambiance
    furmangirl08VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We went on Labor Day Monday hoping to eat off the brunch menu, but that is not what we got. Food was ok, but I wasn't really impressed with my flatbread. My husband got the veggie burger, though, and he enjoyed that. It was not very busy at all while we were there but everyone working that day just seemed cranky and like they didn't want to be there. Anytime we asked about stuff, it took hours on end to get it and everyone seemed angry that we asked them for stuff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Murray Hill Gem
    RickVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our family of 4 (2 grown kids) had a great time at W&B. excellent food, great service. Our portions were more generous than I expected, so be careful not to over-order. The tuna avocado tacos appetizer were plenty for a meal. They do contain cilantro, not disclosed in the menu, so if you're sensitive to cilantro, beware. It's not overpowering, but it's there. Otherwise, everything was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    Isabella09
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went here because of yelp reviews and proximity to a friend's hotel. The food was excellent. The service was good, albeit a little slow. My French toast was underdone but they quickly rectified that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a hidden gem in a neighborhood filled mostly with run-of-the-mill sports bars. Brunch is excellent with a good menu of classic items at reasonable prices. Eggs are perfectly cooked, pancakes are fresh and delicious, and the fries are nice and crispy. The happy hour here is great as well. Beer selection is very good and the bar snack menu is delectable. Servers are very friendly and attentive. Great overall experience - highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    rls305VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    W&B has tasty food in a nice space. They have a great patio in the back. It is small and quiet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    rls305VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Service was a little slow, but overall not bad. The salads are delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My fiance and I had dinner here on Friday and it was such a great experience. The decor was not something you typically see in NYC which was refreshing. Service was great and food was delicious. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful experience
    Aam9008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Customer service was amazing. Had to leave for an emergency right before we ordered, they went out of their way to save our table even though it was quite busy at the time. Food was amazing as well, had the goat cheese and beet salad and brussel sprout flatbread, enjoyed both immensely, couldn't be happier with the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood vibe
    Freintime
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Had a relatively late dinner (9 pm) with a friend here. While the mains weren't spectacular the oysters and pasta appetizer made up for it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 32 reviews are from the Whitman and Bloom reviews archive.
  • Good times
    LoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Good food and good service! Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice new spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The drinks were so good I had 4!!! The honey trap is my new favorite and with a happy hour until 8pm. That is rare. I gave service a good because our server seemed to be the only one for the whole restaurant, which I am sure is not her fault. She was great! We are going to come back here for sure!
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  • Good Brunch
    RF13VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Not a huge menu, but plenty to choose for brunch. Been here twice for brunch. Delicious & fresh. Biggest complaint that's quite bothersome - takes WAY TOO LONG for food to come out after ordering. If they could speed this up, brunch would be pretty perfect. Also would be nice if they had drink specials, but not such a big deal since many places don't. Atmosphere is very nice. Small outside back patio for tables of 2, two tables out front for 4 or 6 (tried seating 2 more people with our party of 4 at the 6 top, but was way too small & awkward for that; just poor seating by hostess for not saving 4 top for us & seating a couple at the 6 top so could at least seat 2 more there later), and then another booth for 4-6 just inside open doors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect night with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Decided to try something new & we are sooooo happy we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great late night dinner
    TwoOzzies
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This is a hidden gem. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely surprise!
    srm1VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    My husband and I came in to try this place for the first time, and found it welcoming and charming. There were fun cocktails to choose from , the waitress and hostess were very friendly, and the food was very good. We enjoyed the goat cheese and beet salad and also the scallops with risotto. I really liked the herbal cocktail. The lemon meringue was delish for dessert. This is a lovely place to come by with friends for drinks and appetizers. We want to try the mussels next time. Its not a dark busy bar scene but rather a very nice, airy and cheerful place to have a lovely meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night
    Deadliftyogi
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food is really top notch, fresh, great quality, healthy options. The waiter Engene was a gem.. Polite and attentive - it was a little loud in there but I could hear my date so that's all that mattered. Great date place for sharing dishes. Loves the cheeses and meats also mussles and monk fish - delicious
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Charming
    diningdiva
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My daughter, niece, husband and I had a wonderful brunch here for Mother's Day. The place is charming and delightful for the eye and for the stomach. The wait staff was attentive and the food delicious. Best Mimosas we've had in awhile! One of the nicest parts of our dining experience was that it was very relaxed. We didn't feel rushed in any way, and had a wonderful time! The owner is very kind and checked on each table to make sure the experience was enjoyable. Definitely will return and recommend this gem to anyone in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Neighborhood Pub/Resto
    AnnieDVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    good and diverse menu fresh food - super Oysters and Salmon good wine good bar nice staff v low key
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looks Nice
    Tablefor3VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We went for brunch, reserved for a party of three - we were taken to a round two top in a corner where three could barely sit around it. When asked for a different table that would accommodate three we were told there is nothing else - with an attitude - so much for making a reservation. The server was good, the food was fresh but fair - you really can't hide when you only have cooks and no chef in the kitchen. I could see going back for the bar which looked great, the experience more than the food however turned us off.
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  • My new favorite local
    happyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I chose this place it at random on Opentable, and had an outstanding meal, from the friendly and efficient service, to the excellent cocktail (Whitman Spritzer - delicious and on special for all day Sunday Happy Hour), to the superb special entree, Salmon stuffed with lobster, served on risotto and with asparagus. I couldn't fault a single bite of this dish, it was delicious. Even before it came we were served tasty bread with a generous portion of hummus/garlic/olive oil to hold off the hunger pangs. The only disappointment was the burger which just wasn't all that exciting - just ok. Beyond that, dessert was wonderful too. I'll certainly be back, and will try for a Thurs or a Sun night when they have live piano in the bar downstairs.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • welcome reincarnation
    PabloVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Formerly a rowdy bar Artica, the space has been revamped to serve high quality tasty food with an Anglo/Scottish/American bend. We had a great waiter, great food, drink and a good time!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    NYJa
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Arrived well-ahead of my reservation and sat at Bar where I received excellent service and menu advice. Once my date arrived, we were sat in a corner table - near a big party celebrating a Birthday. No worries. We were able to hold conversation. Our server provided prompt service and our food, drinks were outstanding. Would most definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising place in Little India
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This place feels like it should be in Soho or the Meatpacking District, not Murray Hill. Very cool vibe and romantic, but at the same time a vibrant atmosphere that would be good for groups. The food was excellent - my boyfriend went nuts over the short rib special. I had the mushroom ravioli small plate, which was so rich it was all I needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines with Friends
    GalAboutTown
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I spent Valentines dinner here with a friend who has celiac disease and another friend who's a staunch vegetarian. They were both thrilled with their selections. I had the Pot of Mussels, which did not disappoint. They had complimentary drinks for everyone since it was Valentines, and tons of balloons and atmosphere. The happy hour drink choice is excellent. The pick 5 cheese tray was great, small portions but fine enough. The Staff is very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable
    EastSider
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I needed a place to meet up with a few friends during the week to catch up and talk, and this place was great for that. On a Wednesday at 7:30pm, it wasn't crowded. I liked the retro feel, and there's a nice beer list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    NYDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I had read really good reviews for the restaurant, so perhaps my expectations were too high. I had the mushroom soup and the fettuccine with mushrooms. Both were fine, but neither had a really memorable flavor. The best part was the little crispy somethings on top of the mushroom soup. I wouldn't protest going back if a friend really wanted to go, but with all the restaurants out there, it is not a place I would seek out again on my own.
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  • Very quirky, fun, chic place to eat
    TaylorVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Young crowd, good food, interesting cocktails- will go back. Fun place to hang out with friends for drinks; good date spot for dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu for All Types
    GalAboutTown
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    If you get there early enough, you can have your pick of location to dine. There's dining in the front, side near the bar, and in the back on two tiers. The bar is comfortable for dining too, with a lot of room. The hostess is very friendly, and the Irish-accent gentleman as well who works with her. The servers are knowledgeable, and were also fine to run back to check on new items for gluten free guarantee. Two friends have gluten issues (one with C.D.) so it was nice that both of them loved the items they had. I also dined with a veggie-saurus who loved what he ordered. I had full non-dietary issue items, and they were very flavorful and rich. It's very dark there, so you'll need your flash app to read the menu. Drink choice is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a quick bite
    love2veg
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Full disclosure: We went to Whitman & Bloom because we received a complimentary gift certificate. Though nothing about this place was bad, nothing was phenomenal either. When we arrived, no one seemed super attentive, but the decor was comfortable/casual, bordering on hipster (this is a very college-age part of town after all). The dim lighting seemed romantic at first, until it was time to glance at the menu. We were the youngest people in our section--we managed by squinting under candlelight. Everyone else around us used the flashlight on their iPhones to read it--be prepared to get blinded several times while eating. The house-made pickled vegetables were absolutely delicious. The kale salad was good, but not noteworthy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate