ZUT! On Fourth
ZUT! On Fourth

ZUT! On Fourth

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zutonfourth.com/
  • Phone: 5106440444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm. Lunch: Weekfdays 11:30am-3pm, Weekends 11am-3pm, Late Lunch Menu available daily from 3:00 - 5:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jim Wimborough
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Please reference our website or sign up for our mailing list to receive information regarding upcoming events. Events include holiday specials, live music, and specialty dinners. Special chefs dinners focus on regional menus, seasonal dinners, wine producer/wine importer events, and others.

    Host a private event in one of two private dinning rooms. Event capacity of 12 - 40 guest. Specialty menu produced seasonally for private events, which features our 'family style' prix fix, or a 'choice' prix fix option. Cocktail and Happy Hour events welcome.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hearst
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is always available in the public lot as well as on the street.
A word from ZUT! On Fourth
Established in 2010, Zut! on Fourth renews a historical restaurant location on the fourth street shopping district in Berkeley.
Zut! specializes in regional Mediterranean/New American dishes prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients by Executive Chef Jim Wimborough. The Zut! Bar offers diverse specialty hand-crafted and classic cocktails, small production European and domestic wine list, and an extensive spirits menu.
Zut is an ideal venue for large groups and private parties.
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ZUT! On Fourth reviews from OpenTable diners
161 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (86)fit for foodies (68)great for lunch (64)great for outdoor dining (62)special occasion (41)good for groups (38)great for brunch (34)kid-friendly (16)vibrant bar scene (16)notable wine list (14)romantic (14)hot spot (10)late-night find (7)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Much too noisy! My colleague and I could barely hear each other. We left early.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice, but could be better
    TravlinManVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Zut is a well-located little bistro, where the ambiance and service outpace the food. I had the Caprese salad and Zut burger and my companion had a pizza. The salad was ok, if a bit small and bland. The burger was ok, but a little overcooked. He seemed to like his pizza, but it looked like an average pizza. Everything was sort of average at best, in terms of food. Given how nice the place looks and the very good service, this place deserves better food from the kitchen. One last pet peeve. Why serve room temperature drinking water? Is ice really that hard to provide? Or even chilled water? It's just gross drinking nearly warm water, and hardly thirst quenching.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great farm to restaurant restaurant. Food very fresh and very well prepared. Sat on the patio- great people watching on 4th street
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant on 4th street
    Sabreman
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Friendly, affordable restaurant on 4th Street in Berkeley, CA. Food is well prepared and tasty. Service is good. Noise level increased as the restaurant filled up. Very friendly, lively atmosphere. Good place to eat if you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The menu choices for lunch were excellent; the perfect variety. Quinoa entree was wonderful such that even meat eaters ordered it. And a person on a special diet found plenty of choices. My only disappointment was our group did not want a pizza to share. I have had it before and it was delicious! I save "outstanding" ratings for "best I have ever eaten" so just because I did not give five stars, does not mean I didn't love the food or service. It was delicious and I will return to the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zutastic
    Akon107
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food and service provided by Zut is unparalleled on 4th street. While there, do yourself the favor of ordering one of their cocktails unique and delicious cocktails; the philanthropist tops the list of bourbon cocktails I've tried this year. #GoodEatery
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday dinner for two.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We arrived a little before our reservation time, and were immediately seated. Very attentive waitress and staff. We ordered three dishes to share. When we were almost done with the second dish, the waitress asked if we still wanted to order the third dish, as she thought we might have ordered one dish more than we could finish, and she had not yet submitted that order. In fact, we were full, and did not order the third dish. We are grateful for our waitress looking out for us like this. We would definitely go back to Zut again for the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zippy Zut
    Starz
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went with a group and we had a lot of fun. Ordered almost all the appetizers and then mains and desert to split. Service was excellent, food delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    eatwell
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Lively, nicely decorated place. A bit noisy for us, but otherwise OK. I enjoyed the food - a whole flounder that came with a side dish of something similar to broccolini and a roasted potato that didn't have much taste. My roasted little peppers as an appetizer were tasty. The others in our party thought the food good, but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed meal
    StevAVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    we have been enjoying the food and service very much always good and well treated
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waitress ignored us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    She was just not good at her job! There was a long wait before she asked if we were ready to order. She never came back to check on us. After the food arrived she came 15 later to offer a knife to cut the chicken. She just wasn't visible.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, horrid service
    DanvillegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Four friends met at Zut. Waited at least 10 mins before we asked for our waiter so we could order drinks. The lovely hostess helped us. When we finally ordered, the food was very good but again no waiter to check on us, fill empty water glasses, see if anyone wanted another drink. She was disinterested, mostly absent and really impacted our overall experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Night Out
    Tulmarin
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a lovely night out at Zut--it's a very appealing room, with a hip vibe (albeit a little too noisy on the inside). As it was a beautiful evening, we chose to sit outdoors on the street out front. While 4th Street bustles during the day, at night it's quiet and was a great backdrop for our meal. Everything we ate was wonderful, with particularly memorable appetizers and cocktails. The service was efficient, albeit a little slow to get started and a bit rushed with the order-taking. The waitperson was very nice about serving us our own cake for a birthday guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good restaurant
    AtotheK
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I really enjoyed this restaurant. The chicken was a little bit salty though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4th street fun
    suesfoodnews
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed the experience especially the desserts.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    brachatova
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had seating near the open patio doors, with gentle heater. Very comfortable. Service in choosing a wine was friendly and accommodating. The local king salmon and grass-fed beef was excellently done.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Bad Experience
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We hadn't been there in a while; our previous experiences had been mixed. This time it was generally bad, except for the service. We were in the low-ceilinged space, which was very noisy with most of the tables filled. With the exception of the salads and the hamburger, the food was tasteless and overcooked, either too salty or not salty enough. And the white wine from the tap was terrible. Our waitress was attentive but the entrees came out late. All in all, very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just what I was looking for
    TessO
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I live southeast from Berkeley, but was looking for a restaurant in town. I chose this place mainly because of the other reviews I read and was meeting a friend from Marin here ... it was so comfortable, friendly with good, satisfying food and wine. We ate at the bar, which we prefer, and we were able to just have a very nice time! Will come here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zut alors! My favorite
    Thomisus
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I love to come here, mostly for lunch, since this is one of my favorite restaurants. From the friendly staff to the excellent dishes in the menu, everything is well balanced. Zut is definately a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outing with friends for a good meal
    luv4food
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have been to Zut's whenever a friend or a relative enjoy going shopping on 4th Street. They, too, have enjoyed dining there and want to come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RobinslineVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Cocktails are excellent here and the service is very good. The food is a bit more mixed. We ordered the rotisserie chicken because we had seen it on the spit on an earlier visit, but it turned out to be overly smoky and dry. The pardon peppers with fried cheese were wonderful, and the fried smelts were good. The lamb meatballs were flavorful, but the sauce was way too oily. We will be back for cocktails, and try more appetizers. It's a nice place, and we hope to have more consistent quality in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zut is our " go to " restaurant.
    Patty
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We love Zut!! Whether we are just two or a family of 10 they treat us with care and humor and the food is delicious! The wait persons love to joke and act very professionally to make sure you are served with style and that your food is amazingly prepared and served at the proper temp. The atmosphere is festive and light and airy and everyone who is there is having a great time. The restaurant is noisy in front but the back has some booths that are quiet and that are great for kids. They have crayons and a kid menu and our 3 1/2 year old and 5 year old love it. they make amazing cocktails and super shirley temples for the kids. We really enjoy 4th street as the kids find a lot to do but it has a romantic character for couples dining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place in the area
    SFAEVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. Very good service. The food is nice, but came out a little salty and burnt for me. I like the fire roasted, but this went a bit further than I like.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu
    linda94705VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Zut! is becoming a new favorite. Menu offers nice variety from hamburger to roast chicken and steak. All are good. Nice bar space, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistant & something for everyone
    moveablefeast
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always a great stop for a bar bite and cocktail or special occasion dinner. Casual and comfortable...seasonal ingredients. Nothing groundbreaking here, consistant and something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    DiappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was okay, not to the level I expected. Dessert was not very good, had Peach Cobbler and normally this dessert should be piping hot. It was border line luke warm and the peaches tasted like it came out of a can (not fresch, I've had better). The only good part of the dessert was the crust. Cocktails were NOT very good. We ordered two different types of cocktails and both were very disappointing. I do have to give props to our server, after mentioning to him I was not happy with my cocktail (not his fault), he removed both mine and my fiance's cocktails from our tab. I am willing to give the restaurant another try becuase of the service. NOTE: becuase of outside seating, there were flies all over the dinner table (not good).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I met an old friend for a weekday lunch and it was perfect . We were able to stay and chat with no pressure to yield our table. A rarity for such wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Main course portions are too small
    jesse
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Four of us dined at Zut this week (7/28/14) and all had different main dishes. The portions were too small, except for the hamburger plate. We also thought the selection of mains was rather limited - one beef ($34.00 is a bit high), one chicken, 2 fish, 1 sausage pasta (very small portion), and 2 vegetarian. The salmon on top of a corn salad looked lost on the plate - why not include a starch of some kind? The friend who order salmon ate my potatoes. No bread provided, which should be if the portions are that small.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow, poor service on Sunday brunch
    Diner1
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Party of 6: 3 adults and 3 kids. Seated promptly at 11:45 and ordered. Did not receive food till 12:30. The restaurant was busy but not swamped, and they brought the kids' food out last (!!). Any server worth their salt should know not to make the kids wait 45 minutes for food. At ~12:15, the server told us that the food was "on its way", but it was still another 15min before the food came. Also, one of our party members told the server that she was (highly) allergic to red peppers. But guess what came in breakfast potatoes? Better care and attention to food allergies is a must. We do not plan to return.
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  • Cool lunch on a hot day!
    LetsEatVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    100 in Walnut Creek, 70 on 4th street!! Food is incredible. I had the tomato salad which was great and beignets that are to die for. My husband had pizza which was terrific. Go! You will have a wonderful time. The staff makes you feel right at home and anticipate your needs!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant Dining Experience
    Badgerboy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    11:30am lunch reservation and was seated at an outdoor table. Service and food were excellent. Will definitely return so we can try out the dinner menu. Very satisfied!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, 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.
  • A delightful evening
    DuchessTD
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Comfortable and inviting. The atmosphere felt very relaxing. I often dine alone and I would not hesitate to come here alone or with friends. I met a friend for dinner and we both enjoyed everything we ordered. The squash blossoms were delicious and though fried, not greasy and the portion size generous enough to share. The vegetarian entree was tasty and so was the pizza. They serve teas from Teance, a lovely tea shop on Fourth St that I highly recommend. A lovely dining experience. I will return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zut alors!
    MaatkareVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Zut is a nightmare. Screaming children, drunken men talking in loud powerful voices. Ordered rare hamburger with no fries. Well done. Got fries. Smelts were excellent though.
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  • Great find.
    YtheraVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was my very first visit to Zut on Fourth and it didn't disappoint! The cocktails were exceptional, the food tasty, ambiance great, and the service from Andrea was attentive and simply stellar!! Zut is a little bit out of the way from home, but I look forward to coming back. Made reservations already!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zut is utterly reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have never had inferior food or service at Zut. We sar outside, it helps tremendously with the noise level which is a bit high inside, 3-4.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and Marginal Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had a group of 5 for lunch. The prices were high for lunch and the food did not warrant it. I had a hamburger and fries, which were good. The hamburger came with generous tomato slices, lettuce and onion. I did not see a substitute for the fries on the menu (like fruit) and the waiter did not mention any - I should have asked. ($13 without cheese) The other 4 people ordered open face egg salad sandwiches with anchovies and lettuce on the side. ($12). These were simply chopped up hard boiled eggs on a piece of toast - no mayo or other dressing as I would expect with an egg salad sandwich. The waiter did do separate checks - a positive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Uninformed Wait Staff
    table2table
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    One of my dinner guests asked the waitress which of 2 beers was more "hoppy." Instead of getting someone who might be able to answer that question, she said, "I don't know anything about beer." The service was slow, and the room was too hot. They have doors that open, and they could have opened them enough to let in some air. We were in a far corner and it was uncomfortably hot.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Meal
    MattKells
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    With a menu and drinks that appeal to everyone; it's hard to go wrong at this restaurant. The brussel sprouts are to die for; two of us ordered the chicken; excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant experience
    ChrisC
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had reservations. They sat us very quickly at the edge of the indoor area, but very close to the outdoors. Not loud, but not quiet either. Food was great. Had the sole and risotto. Plum crisp for dessert. Wait staff were just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Share Everything
    Jon1949
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    It's possible to share anything at Zut. Two women at a nearby table shared what looked like a great hamburger and fries. We shared the fried brussel sprouts and a Caesar salad. Then we each had an entree. My wife had a delicious vegetarian risotto and I ate orecchiette with sausage. Everything was very tasty. The tables are too close together which makes it a bit awkward for the servers, but the service was still very attentive. The room is decorated with murals of diners. You can eat inside or outside. Zut is an altogether nice place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate