Zink American Kitchen
Zink American Kitchen
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Zink American Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zinkamerican.com/
  • Phone: 7049095500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am to 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:30am-11:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am-9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch Buffet: 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jon Fortes
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Zink. American Kitchen offers impeccable service and customized menus for on-site and off-site catering events. Our event planners, chefs and professional service staff will create a memorable experience for your private, social or corporate events. For more information contact Ashley Nordan at 704-370-0107 or anordan@harpers-rest.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Zink. American Kitchen offers a menu of New American comfort foods in a warm, modern setting. With four private dining areas, and a staff to meet your every need, Zink offers the perfect location to host your special event, celebration or gathering, up to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Ashley Nordan 7043700107
  • Special Events: Meatless Monday's - 3 course chef-inspired menu for $20.

    "Feed Me Chef" available nightly at the Chef Counter. Enjoy four chef-inspired courses for $45, or five courses for $55.

    Cooking Class -
    February 16 - One Pot Cooking Made Easy
    March 16 - Eat, Drink and Paint: A Seven Course Wine Event from Sommelier Mark Orsini

    Join us for Queen's Feast - January 18th-27th, and enjoy a glass of bubbles upon arrival. Once again, we'll be offering our entire menu!

    *All pricing is pre-tax and gratuity

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Morrison Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Zink offers complimentary valet service Wednesday through Saturday immediately in front of the restaurant or self park options in adjacent parking lots.
A word from Zink American Kitchen
Zink. American Kitchen, located in The Village at SouthPark, offers a hip, urban vibe in the heart of the city’s SouthPark neighborhood. Zink connects you with the farmers by featuring a unique menu of local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Tour the menu with a variety of small plates, like our Infamous Pimento Cheese Fritters, Lobster Mac 'n Cheese, Copper Pot Caramel Corn and our wood oven-fired Five Bite Flats, or enjoy one of our signature entrees. Guest favorites include "The Nacho" Brisket Burger and our Kansas City Bone-In Strip! Pull up a seat at Zink's 30' zinc bar and enjoy the best domestic beer, wine and cocktails, or seek out Zink's expansive patio and relax on the soft seating while enjoying the bustling views of the SouthPark scene. Be sure to stop by on Sunday for our brunch buffet. It's time to...Embrace the American Cool of Zink!
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Zink American Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
  • I visited Zink American Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    I visited Zink American Kitchen on Friday, February 22nd and the food was great. However, our server told us this was the last weekend the restaurant would be open. - Unfortunate - The ambiance and decor were very nice, and my group really enjoyed the visit. Service was a little slow, but all-and-all, a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Thank God they're closing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Thank God they're closing for good. It's no mystery why...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sad To See Zink Go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    My wife & I visited Zink American Kitchen for dinner on Valentines Day. We had no idea that they were closing, which is really too bad because I thought the food was good, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere was very nice. I thought the bill was going to fairly high since we order multiple tapas style dishes, but it ended up being equal or less than what we usually spend to go out on any give Friday or Saturday night. I haven't checked to see what will be replacing Zink, but I'm looking forward to booking a table there through OpenTable when they open. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO SAD that this great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    SO SAD that this great spot is closing, hope they find spot little smaller to reopen
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    Excellent dinner and service. Very accommodating to our special requests/occasion. One of our very best dining experience. Extremely sad to hear about its closing soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good and servic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Food was very good and servic excellent. The place was empty by 10pm which caused us to wrap things up a bit faster than we would have liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I ordered tapas style. Small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    I ordered tapas style. Small plates were all very good. The pork belly is delicious if you do not mind the grease, the the lobster mac and cheese actually had large pieces of lobster in it unlike most places. Tuna tacos packed a flavorful punch. The lemon mousse was quite tart just the way I like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too bad they closed, because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2013
    Too bad they closed, because I really enjoyed this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zink's Queens Fest menu was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Zink's Queens Fest menu was outstanding with four courses plus a glass a champagne.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good flavorful & creative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Very good flavorful & creative dishes - though portions are very small - too small, and many dishes needed salt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful place. food was
    Arock
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    wonderful place. food was excellent. i would go again at any time!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I cannot say enough good things!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    I cannot say enough good things! What a great way to spend your evening and your money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We selected Zink for Charlotte's
    Sandy
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    We selected Zink for Charlotte's Queen's Feast - we try something difference each event. Variety of menu choices was excellent, and I enjoyed the extras - a snack and glass of sparkling wine with desert. I liked the fact that the portions were not huge, yet left full!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best Meal I've Had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    We went to Zink during Queen's Feast in Charlotte. Their menu selections had a broad range of items from caramel corn and fried black-eyed peas to trout and pork belly. For our "snack" starter, we got the spreads, fresh caramel corn, fried black-eyed peas, and homemade chips with tzatziki and blue cheese, which were a perfect start. As my appetizer, I ordered the pumpkin ravioli. The flavor was strong and perfectly spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon. My main course was THE best meal I have eaten. Flank steak (perfectly cooked) served on a bed of grits with braised brussel sprouts and arugula salad, with a bit of reduced port on the side. To die for! To cap of the meal, I enjoyed the apple cheesecake and a bite of bread pudding. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal and service during
    Bkcapron
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Great meal and service during a busy Queens Feast Saturday night! A table of 6, prompt and attentive service and delightfully prepared and presented meals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good upscale restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Excellent service, food and atmosphere! We had to move to another table when we were seated, but the gentleman was more than kind. He made sure we were comfortable and appropriately accomidated. He even treated us to a complimentary drink of our choice. But even if he didn't I would definitely go back to Zink!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I went for restaurant week,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    I went for restaurant week, and it was delicious! The menu was diverse, and we got a great amount of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicken Pot Pie?
    John1037
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    My wife and I enjoyed the meal we had on Jan. 24. The service was excellent, the menu selections were varied. My only complaint was that what I ordered what was labeled "Chicken Pot Pie." When I think of that, I expect chicken, vegetables, gravy in a deep dish with a fluffy crust on top. This dish was very good, but it wasn't what I expected. I don't recall any foot note as to what I was actually getting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I went for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    My wife and I went for the first time to Zink and we were very pleased with the food. The selections and combinations were unique and delicious. It was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went here for Queen's Feast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    We went here for Queen's Feast (aka Charlotte Resataurant Week). We started with the "snack". I chose the fresh potato chips with blue cheese and my husband chose the hummus. Both were tasty, but there was not enough bread for the hummus. Next we both chose a "hot". The pumpkin ravioli were flavorful and light and I will dream about the lobster Mac and cheese until I go back. It was absolutely heavenly. For our entrees my husband had the knife and fork gyro and I ordered the Waygu beef flank. The freshly made pita and perfectly cooked lamb elevated this street-food classic to another level. The flank was served atop a layer of creamy grits and charred Brussels sprouts, then topped with lightly dressed salad greens. In a word: delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing services and the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Amazing services and the food sas all cooked and presented perfectly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food portions were small,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    The food portions were small, but extremely flavorful. Even though I thought the portions were small, I left stuffed. I really enjoyed myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    This was my first time at Zink and it didn't disappoint! The service was great and the food amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't miss out on this experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    The menu is great!! (Nice variety of snacks, small plates, and main dishes) The service was great! (kind, professional, fun) The food was excellent! (tasty, flavorful, delightful) The atmosphere is beautiful, calming, and relaxing. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Four friends went to dinner
    BBBar
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Four friends went to dinner for restaurant week and it was very good. We liked that they gave us a 4 course meal and gave many choices within each group. My scallops were excellent. One of our friends was getting over a stomach virus and could not eat, so the server brought her some plain bread to eat. Very nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our experience was fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Our experience was fantastic. Food was excellent. I would recommend to anyone wanting a good dining experience in the South Park area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate at Zinc during restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    We ate at Zinc during restaurant week. It was our first time there. Everything we had was delicious! The menu is varied with lots of choices for all palates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    This was my first time. My waiter Evan was awesome. Very knowledgeable about the menu. The atmosphere was very nice. Its a great place to go with a friend or spouse. Looking to go back for their Sunday Brunch special. Favorite dish is was the Lobster Mac & Cheese.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Went for restaurant week. Everything was delicious! The hummus was great, the Lobster Mac N Cheese had big pieces of lobster, even the caramel corn and chips were great starter, the Organic Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie was something I dont usually order and was AMAZING, and the Banana Pudding dessert was to die for!! Topped with a great Tuscan wine, it was the perfect birthday night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • They had a great variety and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    They had a great variety and some new items I had not tried before. Very inventive and on top of it it was good. Enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat of a trendy/eclectic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Somewhat of a trendy/eclectic restaurant though the food was very good and there were many choices on the menu that I would want to go back to try so I hope that keeps the interest there for its customers. I had their chili and the mountain trout and both were excellent. My wife had the lobster mac and cheese (what is not to love about that???) and the knife and fork gyro...which was a little disappointing. There were several other choices that looked really good too. Our server was excellent and the ambiance was nice for a very good "date night" without the kids!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I almost cried...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    I have to say that my experience from beginning to end blew my mind. From the time I entered the door I felt special. My server Alicia was what I expected from a server. She made some great recommendations on how to pair wine with my meal. She was smart enough to see when I was finishing my current meal, and bring out the next, YET keeping in contact with the other customers she was helping. The Sous Chef and his staff really "put their collective feet" in my meal. I felt that they love what they do. I don't know how i can go back to mall food. The lights are dim enough for romance or just a relaxing night with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Me and my friend had a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Me and my friend had a great time at dinner, seating was a little tight but everything was great. The young man who waited on us was great and if i come back i would love to seat in his station.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Got really lucky and scored
    Mom2four
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Got really lucky and scored a last minute Open Table reservation during Queen's Week. Everything we had was amazing, lick your plate good. Service was a little harried but they were very very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Plus except for burnt vegetables
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Excellent all around. The only downside was overcooked brussel sprouts which were burnt. Everything else was A plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week at Zink!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    My family and I have eaten at Zink many times and I would have to say it was by far the best we have had. We were able to take part in Charlotte Restaurant Week at Zink and the prix fixe menu for only $30 per person did not disappoint. All four of us were able to try completely new dishes we had never eaten even though we have been to Zink before. The fried black eyed peas were amazing and the brisket appetizer was a huge hit for everyone at the table. We really loved the new dessert choices especially the apple cheesecake and the bread pudding. We had an fantastic experience once again. Thank you Zink for participating in Charlotte Restaurant Week and compliments to the chef for putting out some amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thoroughly enjoyable dining!!
    FinickyNYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We've been wanting to try Zink ever since we moved to Uptown Charlotte from the northeast almost three years ago. No sooner were we finally settled in Zink disappeared on us (they re-opened in the Southpark area where we intend to move come this Spring). We dined there for a late lunch this past Saturday and were absolutely delighted with all. A neighborhood merchant said "their Brisket burgers are to DIE for" (husband agreed) and I found the description of their roasted poblano, chicken, & white corn chili sounded like something that would "hit the spot" for me, and it sure did! Our very friendly and enthusiastic server proudly pointed out that the restaurant had won an award for this chili (no surprise to us!). Zink is our new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT. impressive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    This place really blew us away. We went for restaurant week (or Queen's Feast, you know what i mean) and had an AMAZING meal. First: I will say the only reason my "service" rating isn't five stars is that our waitress kinda phoned it in at the end of the night. It ended up taking us a reeeeeally long time to get our check. But frankly we could understand a little: it was closing time at the end of a really busy first night of Queen's Feast. So...moving on.... The food was PHENOMENAL. Boyfriend got the filet (yeah, they had the filet on the fixed-price menu) and I had a deconstructed chicken pot pie. Both cooked to perfection, with love. Dessert was equally amazing (though I wish they had the bread pudding.) LOVED it. HIGHLY recommend
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was ok, portions were very
    Lshn629
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    It was ok, portions were very small and the menu has gotten pared way back from what it was. Not sure it was worth it Service though was excellent
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  • Soooo, in the past I haven't
    StuffedVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Soooo, in the past I haven't cared for Zink. Particularly the Uptown location. I specifcally made a reservation here b/c I knew I didn't care for the food and I would eat "lightly" as I'm trying to lose weight - Who isn't, right?! :) EPIC FAIL! Everything was delicious! We ordered the cheese fritters, tomato and mozzerella flat bread and pumpkin ravioli to share and I just wanted to hoard all 3 plates to myself... alas I'm a lady and I CAN exercise self control. For my main course I ordered the burger and it was good. Not $15 worth, though, but good. All in all, I might have to revisit Zink in the future!! And BONUS! It's a 1000 point table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic