Wildwood Restaurant - Geneva
Wildwood Restaurant - Geneva

Wildwood Restaurant - Geneva

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wildwoodsteak.com/
  • Phone: 6303778325
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Fri-Sat: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Lounge:Sun:10:00am - 10:00pm; Mon:4:00pm-10:00pm, Tues-Thurs:11:30am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat:11:30am -12:00 midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Corby
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Wildwood's new elegant Private Dining room is the perfect location to host a dinner, luncheon, brunch or cocktail party for any special business or personal occasion. The Private Dining room can accommodate dinners of up to 80+ persons or cocktail parties up to 120 persons. View a virtual tour of our main dining room, lounge and private dining room on our website.
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick Neary (630)377-8325x
  • Entertainment: The Wildwood lounge features live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
  • Special Events: Periodic wine, beer and spirits dinners and events. Monthly cooking classes led by Executive Chef Corby.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South
  • Public Transit: The Union Pacific/West Line Metra train station is one block south of Wildwood
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: In addition to ample street parking, the City of Geneva has a multi-story parking garage is located one block south of restaurant
A word from Wildwood Restaurant - Geneva
Wildwood Restaurant in Geneva offers upscale American cuisine including oak-grilled steaks, fresh seafood, poultry, pasta and vegetarian dishes. Dine in the warm ambience of our dining room, upscale lounge or our spacious courtyard. Extensive wine, specialty beer and martini offerings complement Executive Chef Corby's dinner, lunch and ala carte Sunday brunch menus.
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Wildwood Restaurant - Geneva reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)great for outdoor dining (48)notable wine list (33)romantic (32)neighborhood gem (31)fit for foodies (25)great for lunch (19)good for groups (17)great for brunch (16)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Consistently satisfied
    Pk1review
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We always can depend on an excellent meal at Wildwood. Steak was cooked to perfection. Our server could not have been more attentive and friendly, and the roomy corner booth provided an excellent view.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but not cheap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent menu and service. atmosphere okay, prices a little on the high side
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highly underwhelmed
    POd1VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    1. Asked for a corner booth via open Table. Hostess took us to a table. After reminding her, she seated us in the booth that was 3 feet away. Does this feature in Open Table not show up on the restaurant's monitor? Or do the people who read what is on the monitor - simply ignore the guest's wishes? p.s. the restaurant was un-crowded at 5:00 pm. 2. Owner (?) said hello to every table but ours. We were dressed nicely, quiet, and well behaved, three ladies, one man. We spent a good buck there. Obviously the owner (?) does not want our repeat business. We will be happy to oblige. 3. Food was good, albeit a bit more expensive for the quantities served, and a bit higher than comparable area restaurants. We will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ev
    emvllcVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great wine list..good bar scene live music good jazz..food great specials...nice place for entertainment and business dinners
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No rstavation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I received a confirmation email and when we arrived they did not have our reservation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    SRWO
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great bar to wait for table - we arrived early and they were able to accommodate us (early reservation). Waiter was not fantastic but didnt spoil the experience. Loved the $10 brown bag gift wine table that night. Food was great, house red wine was fab for the price (Hahn Cab). Was celebrating a special occasion and indicated it on the Open Table reservation. Although the hostess recognized it, the waiter did not and they didnt offer a small dessert like other restaurants will. For price of the meal, a cup of ice cream with a candle would have been a nice gesture. Will come back but not for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    fil1220
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The whole experience was wonderful. We were gteeted warmly and evrrything we ordered was cooked perfectly. We have eaten there before and will teturn.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    Mitch
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Wildwood Restaurant in Geneva is my favorite restaurant in my hometown. I can always count on great service, and great food, prepared perfectly. What more can I say? I have never been dissapointed on any visit, and enjoy entertaining clients there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime Rib to die for
    Jmad514
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Still the best place for Prime Rib in the Fox Valley. We always go big (16oz) as any leftovers make great sandwiches the next day. Our favorite for fine dining in this part of the burbs.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible experience
    souschef
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I went to this restaurant with my girlfriend to celebrate my new position as a sous chef at a very well respected restaurant that will go unnamed. We both ordered filet mignon; in my opinion one of the easiest cuts of beef to cook. The steaks were requested medium. Both of our steaks were brought to us rare. My girlfriend ate two bites of her plate until I called over the manager. When we told him of our situation, he said that he would "throw the steak back onto the grill for us." As any steak connoisseur will tell you, this is a bad idea once the steak has been served and cut into; it will only dry out and become very unpleasant to eat. The manager would not comp the steak that his restaurant had ruined. Terrible food, worse management.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horsewomen
    Horsewomen
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We needed a large table on short notice. Everything was well handled. Food was excellent. Staff attentive and knowledgeable. And as advertised, the wine list is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great first time around..but
    BestwaitressEVER
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The first time my girlfriend and i went to wildwood, everything was flawless, but this second time we went, the steak I ordered was littered with fat and grissel. Inuad ordered a ribeye the first go around and that was an all but flawless cut of meat. I think I just simply got a one in a hundred steak, but I was still disappointed by it. That's why I give the restaurant 4 stars still. great place, I just had an unfortunate ordering experience. Its a wonderful restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service was very responsive and flexible to our needs. I was entertaining some gustes from China and they enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    Ducky24
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My parents and I went to Wildwood for the first time this past Sunday to celebrate my birthday. We went per a recommendation from a Geneva resident. We sat on the outside patio and From the moment we walked in until the time we left, we felt like we were customers who mattered. The waitstaff was exceptional, especially our waitress Melanie. She made excellent recommendations (we took all of them) and really made my birthday dinner a wonderful celebration. Dad had the rib-eye steak, Mom had the white fish and I had the sea bass. All melted in your mouth and was cooked perfectly!! They even brought me some amazing birthday cake! Wildwood was the perfect place to celebrate and a wonderful venue for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will come back
    jrhayes
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was very good, impressive craft beer menu. Ambiance was very warm and inviting. Only complaint was service was sub par despite it not being even slightly busy, but might have just been our server, noticed other staff being very attentive to other guests
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great night out!
    Dk61256
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The weather was beautiful, service was excellent, and the food was attractively presented and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    liveforgoodthings
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wildwood is the only place we think of going when the event is special because they never disappoint. Food has always been cooked to perfection and the menu selection is beyond what you normally find at any other restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food & Service
    Davem720
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A gracious and casual atmosphere with excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Dave
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Wildwood. Very nice restaurant with good food and a good selection. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Geneva, IL Gem
    KathleenCVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We frequently go to Wildwood for their moderately priced brunch ordered off the menu. My 92 year old father loves Wildwood! We celebrated our anniversary there for dinner and had the most wonderful server, I think her name was Christine or Christy. We've had her as our server several times for brunch, but this was our first experience with her as our server for dinner. Food was excellent and the service excellent. We often bring my husband's employees from his dental office for dinner for our holiday party and food and service are always superior. There is also a small banquet room where my father hosted a brunch for his nieces and nephews. I've attended showers here and the food is always consistently good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, spotty service
    Mike
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food can always be depended on to be consistently good, the service not so much. It is not uncommon to wait up to 10 mins before the server stops by to see if you need anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a delicious Sunday dinner
    albrieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Geneva is very quiet on a Sunday night but Wildwood was a great spot for dinner. We were seated on the patio that had very comfortable seats, which is always a plus, and shared a bottle of wine and some appetizers. Everything was delicious and I definitely intend on returning to enjoy some entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DMS from DG
    DMSfromDG
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We always enjoy Wildwood very much and go there whenever we are staying in Geneva. The staff is always friendly and delightful. Our usual waitress wasn't there but we were there on a different day. The food is always wonderful. Our very favorite thing is the seafood fondue... PLEASE don't ever take that off the menu. So so good. The specials are always thought out well and the staff is always willing to accommodate you - like if we'd like to share something instead of ordering separately. Do yourself a favor and check out this restaurant. We are always meaning to go for a special occasion but getaways to Geneva are always a special occasion. Enjoy!! :) Yum.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    KVBowers
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I am a frequent visitor to the Wildwood. Never been disappointed. Service, food, wine list - all perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable timw
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and went for a date night. We a a wonderful time. The food was excellent. Very good quality and great portion size. Our waiter was polite and friendly. We had a wonderful dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    very good meal ,not too pricey and the service was spot on. One of those places that they don't hover ,but you never had to ask for what should be there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SusieQ
    SusieQ
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I live in Chicago. My friend lives about the same distance west of Geneva as I do east of Geneva. We met at Wildwood for a quiet lunch where we could talk and catch up for a couple of hours this past Friday. We scheduled a late lunch, and the restaurant was not crowded. Our food was served promptly, and was delicious. Our server was friendly and encouraged our long conversation and leisurely lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always delicious
    cindyx1
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wildwood is a great place for lunch or dinner, food is always great. May be a little pricey for some, but well worth it! One of the best Caesar salads around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    superb
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to this restaurant based on past experiences and to celebrate the recent job promotions for my son and daughter-in-law. The service started out excellent but our waiter became less attentive as he was assigned more and more tables. This is not a knock on our waiter but the management for assigning him too many tables. Our son and daughter-in-law were both given very large special desserts to celebrate their special occasion which was very generous of the restaurant. The food was excellent. Cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    Dinehappy
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Excellent service at the bar and in the dining area. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 44th proposal ann
    Lioncuore
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We wanted to be outdoors and the place was perfect for this. The salads were delicious. The strip steak for my wife was done perfectly and tasty. I had the mahi mahi and would not order again. Small thin portion with dark pieces, didn't seem fresh, but then this is the Midwest. Dessert was a lemon tart plus and it was delicious and light enough to finish the meal. Oh yes, we each had a martini and they were excellent and not skimpy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Everything was outstanding! We all ordered something different and shared. We left feeling we ate too much but it was just so good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place
    Billp422
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    A nice place amongst many shops and in a historic district. The restaurant has a very good selection of dishes including lobster rolls, prime rib, and lunch specials. The desserts like lemon angel cake and sorbet hits the spot. There is also a tempting chocolate place called Elwins right across the court.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wasn't impressed
    notimpressed
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Ordered the scallops appetizer and I wondered where the scallops were! Portion size was small for the price. My husband had the French onion soup which was delicious! Can't say the same for the shrimp bisque... tasted like tomato sauce with very tiny shrimp and croutons in it! The filet was good and the lamb chops were just ok. Oh and my husband ordered a glass of wine which was in a Champaign glass! If I was to reccomend a steakhouse to someone, I would say go to Naperville (Alexander's)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Awesome food and service. Hidden gem in Geneva! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RPR
    Roadster
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Elegant....comfortable....quality....not over bearing.....solitude and light...delicious
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good...
    thebestdining
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The staff is very nice, and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful find!
    Luvfood8
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My husband received a gift card for Wildwood and so we decided to try it for our anniversary. The menu had a wide variety of choices. We both chose the bacon wrapped pork chop with homemade applesauce. It was scrumptious!! Our salads were delicious as well. The garlic mashed potatoes had the perfect amount of garlic. The mashed sweet potatoes were divine! They could almost be a dessert! We saved a bit of room for dessert and tried the chocolate mousse and key lime tartlet. The tartlet was refreshing and light. The mousse was a creamy chocolate dream! The service was impeccable! Our waiter was prompt, personable, helpful and had sense of humor! We would definitely visit Wildwood again! We highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    Mitch
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I met with a friend for dinner at Wildwood. You can always count on the food quality to be outstanding. I think it's the best steak in Geneva.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress at Wildwood
    Susz
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The owner & his son were outstanding, as was our food. The waitress was beyond pathetic - service was non-existent! She had no interest in taking my list of allergies to the chef, said to hold on to it. My allergies are serious & life-threatening & as our friends mentioned to her, I was having surgery the following morning. She was unable to answer any questions we had & did not make an effort to find someone who could. We were celebrating Father' Day with our family & another couple. They made FIVE requests, all falling on deaf ears. She said she would get what they asked for & it was never delivered. My friend asked a bus boy after two requests for bread were not followed through with. He delivered it immediately. Not okay!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.