18th & 21st

4.8
175 reviews
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Speakeasy
18th & 21st brings something fresh and classic to Columbia, Maryland. Named after the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and then subsequent Amendment that repealed it, 18th & 21st promises to bring back a bygone era through an elevated, tailored evening experience. Our food and cocktails reflect the feel of prohibition supper clubs. This not to say we're stuck in the past, but rather that we try and emulate the style of that era. That means beautiful presentation, careful crafting, and perfect pairings to keep your night on beat. Combined with live music, this creates an unparalleled experience for the discerning and adventurous looking for a sophisticated evening. Due to the nature of the experience at 18th & 21st we request that all diners be over the age of eighteen.

Specials

Wine Wednesdays

Enjoy all wines by the bottle for 50% off the regular price.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 5, 2018

Ends: October 6, 2117

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-9:45PM

Whisk(e)y Tuesdays

20% off all whiskey by the shot every Tuesday night.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 5, 2018

Ends: October 6, 2117

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-9:45PM

What 175 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great meal with fantastic music an overall pleasant dining experience.

18th & 21st
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the nice feedback. It's great to see that you had a nice time with us. We are glad that your meals were great and you liked our live entertainment. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we've been here many times, and it never fails to please. Quality food with changing specials, great service and lovely venue. The live music, speakeasy vibe and multiple events all make this a
special destination

18th & 21st
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We're so happy to hear that you always have such a marvelous time with us. We are thrilled to hear that you love your meals and find everything so delicious and flavorful. We appreciate the great feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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n
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for the Sunday night jazz and it was great. The food is extra special and of course the cost is on the high side. The service by everyone is as good as it gets. The decor is very classy, modern and in beautiful shape. We plan to come back for special occasions.

18th & 21st
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We are so happy that your meals were great and you loved our jazz music. We appreciate the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

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BR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and food were excellent as always. Great Mother's Day experience.

18th & 21st
Responded 3 days ago

Bob, Thank you for the kind words. It is nice to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience with us. We are glad that your meals were great and our team took good care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

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TP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice mother's day brunch. Great food and great atmosphere.

18th & 21st
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks, Tom. We're excited to see that you enjoyed your Mother's day brunch with us. We are thrilled your meals were great and you enjoyed our atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon!

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RJ
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited 18th and 21st for Mother’s Day brunch and everyone enjoyed their meals, the live jazz, ambiance; and our server Cat was wonderful!

18th & 21st
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're happy to see that you had a nice Mother's Day Brunch experience with us. We're thrilled our team took excellent care of you and Cat was so wonderful. We appreciate the kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

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RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Can’t wait to return

18th & 21st
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We're so excited to hear that you loved your meals and our team provided you with fantastic service. Thanks again for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, fabulous entertainment.

18th & 21st
Responded on May 12, 2019

Thank you for the lovely feedback. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your meals and our live entertainment. We're happy that our team took excellent care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

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L
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

18th and 21st is our "go to" restaurant for lively ambiance, soothing jazz, friendly staff, and wonderfully tasty food. This place hops with activity, yet, you feel as though you are their special guest - one of the family. The staff seems genuinely happy to work there, the musicians seem invested in entertaining you, and the food and drinks never disappoint. I love this place! I'm looking forward to fitting in one of their Prohibition parties into our calendar!

18th & 21st
Responded 7 days ago

Lori, Thank you for the awesome review. We are thrilled to hear that you love your visits with us so much. We're so happy that you enjoy your meals and everything is always so delicious and flavorful. We are glad that you enjoy our jazz music and our team always provides you with fabulous service. We truly appreciate the lovely feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere!

18th & 21st
Responded on May 12, 2019

Thank you for the lovely feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We're happy that your meals were amazing and our team took great care of you. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Enjoyed the live music.

18th & 21st
Responded on May 10, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful words. We're delighted to see that you enjoyed our live entertainment and our your meals were great. We hope to see you again soon!

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S
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at 18th & 21st while celebrating our friend's birthday. It's definitely a special occasion kind of place! Great food, easy listening music, impressive ambiance. We'll be back!

18th & 21st
Responded on May 9, 2019

Sally, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time with us. We're glad that you enjoyed our live music and your meals were great. We hope to see you again soon!

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SW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is great. They have been consistent with every visit I had.
My favorite thing is the exclusivity of entering, at least it feels that way.
Music always pleasant, staff is friendly.

18th & 21st
Responded on May 6, 2019

Stacy, Thank you for the kind feedback. We're so happy to see that you always have a lovely time with us. We are thrilled you love the atmosphere we provide and our live entertainment is great. We are so glad to hear our team provides you with excellent service and your meals are always delicious. We appreciate the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon!

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JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We found this restaurant to be unbalanced; we were greeted by a hostess who then directs you to either this restaurant, or its adjacent cousin; the hostess indicated she was going to turn us over to the hostess for 18/21 and accompanied us to that station; no one was present; the hostess disappeared for a few minutes, then came back and seated us herself. Almost immediately we were greeted by a server who gave us his opinion of the menu and provided glasses of water; then several minutes later another server appeared and took our drink order. Before drinks arrived the first server returned to take our drink order; as I was expressing my frustration with trying to understand who our server was, the second server returned with our drinks and there was a rather awkward moment.

We ordered appetizers; I ordered a dozen raw oysters while my wife ordered the soup of the day. My oysters were brought to the table in a reasonable amount of time but sans my wife's soup; the server indicated it would be out shortly. After waiting several minutes for the soup my wife encouraged me to start on my oysters; we were then advised that more of the soup had to be made to fill our order. At about the time my wife was going to tell our server to forget the soup, it was brought out; of course I had finished my oysters by that time.

Our entrees were prepared to our liking, especially my wife's steak cooked exactly as she requested.

To their credit the restaurant comped our appetizers and sent us home with a piece of pie. We spoke with both servers to explain our confusion over the initial contacts. We enjoyed the live music and will probably stop by for desert and a drink at some future time. This restaurant has been opened for quite sometime and we had heard good things about it. We were surprised by the lack of coordination in the seating and then assignment of servers.

We would recommend 18/21 to a friend after relating our experience.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Service was also fantastic! They were very accommodating to my allergies! Great experience! The piano player was very talented.

18th & 21st
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We're charmed to see that you had a great dining experience with us. We are thrilled that your meals were fantastic and our team provided you with outstanding service and were so kind and accommodating. We truly appreciate the kind feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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GM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server and staff that went the extra mile to ensure a great night.

18th & 21st
Responded on May 1, 2019

Thanks, Greg. We're charmed to see that your experience with us was so amazing. We are glad that our team went above and beyond to make your visit so wonderful. We are so happy to hear this and appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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A
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

18th & 21st has the perfect supper club feel! Food was fantastic and the live jazz was the perfect touch to the overall ambiance.

The beautiful ceiling absolutely makes the space!

18th & 21st
Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for the awesome feedback. We're charmed to hear that your meals were so delicious and you enjoyed our live jazz so much. Thanks for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon!

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BB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, nice atmosphere.

18th & 21st
Responded on May 1, 2019

Thanks, Bonnie. We're excited to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are glad you loved your meals. We appreciate the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

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JB
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They remembered it was our anniversary when we arrived. We felt a little rushed in the beginning with the waiter taking our drink order and our dinner order at the same time. Partly my fault because I knew what I wanted but my husband did not know yet.

The hake was fabulous as well as the avocado salad.

18th & 21st
Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for the kind words. We are thrilled to hear that your experience was great. We are happy that our team took good care of you and you enjoyed your meals. We appreciate the nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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J
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best of all was the service - Our server Michael had just right touch

Loved the lobster appetizer, my husband's scallops and an interesting dessert
I had the special - paella. Maybe I just ordered the wrong thing for me.
I was OK, but the spices were a bit odd

Ambience was interesting. Music was good, but a bit too loud

We will definitely go back..And next time, I'll get the scallops ;-]

18th & 21st
Responded on May 1, 2019

Jody, Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We are so excited to see that you had a great experience with us. We are thrilled that your meals were delicious and you enjoyed our live music. It's great to see Michael was wonderful and took excellent care of you. Thanks for the awesome review. We hope to see you again soon!

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F
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service..great live music! The best in Columbia by far!

18th & 21st
Responded on April 22, 2019

Thank you for the kind words. We are glad to see that you had a nice time with us and enjoyed our live music. We appreciate the great feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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CG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing concept. We dined in 18th & 21st for Easter. Amazing food and outstanding service. This was our first time but we’d absolutely be back both for this and to try Cured. Highly recommend this place. There is nothing in Columbia like it.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 25, 2019

Christopher, Thank you for the amazing review. We are so glad to see that you love your dining experience with us. We're thrilled your meals were delicious and our team took outstanding care of you. We appreciate the kind feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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PR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite spot for outtings. Would recommend for a couple's night out or even a small group.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We're charmed to see that you love your dining experiences with us so much. We are glad that you find everything wonderful and to your liking. We appreciate the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

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KH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had Easter Brunch there and I was very pleasantly surprised. Good service, nice atmosphere and good food.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank you for the nice feedback. It is so wonderful to see that you had a great time with us. We're thrilled our team took good care of you and your meals were excellent. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to a Sunday brunch and the brunch menu was inventive and interesting. Not too expensive.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 25, 2019

We appreciate the nice feedback. It's wonderful to see that you loved our brunch so much. We are happy that everything was to your liking. Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

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t
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The live music was exceptionally relaxing and made for a perfect evening

18th & 21st
Responded on April 22, 2019

Thank you for the blissful feedback. We're charmed to hear that you had a great time with us. We are pleased your meals were amazing and our team took great care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service, excellent drinks, very good food, excellent jazz band - and the manager even sings beautifully - worth the pricey expense.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank you for the lovely feedback. We are charmed to see that you had a nice time with us. We are glad that your meals were amazing and your drinks were great. We are thrilled you loved our jazz band and our team took great care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talented live musicians, delicious food, excellent service, and luxurious ambiance. The perfect date night.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 22, 2019

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We're excited to hear you enjoyed your time with us and found our live musicians great. It's nice to see that you loved your meals and our team took excellent care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

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BM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex is a great waiter bar tender

18th & 21st
Responded on April 22, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review. We are thrilled to see that Alex was so great and provided you with excellent service. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was well prepared, but not earth shattering. The best part of the meal was the birthday jar of a little cake with lemon curd and whipped cream. Simple but not overly sweet with a perfect punch in the curd.

The lamb was perfectly cooked. The carrot ginger soup was lovely but needed something to ground it. Shallots or green onion.

The only thing missing from the food was a bit of memorability, something that makes you want to go home and try to recreate it.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 22, 2019

Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We're excited to see that you had a wonderful dining experience with us. We are so happy that everything was delicious and our lamb was cooked to perfection. We are so happy that you loved our birthday jar so much. We appreciate the great feedback and are thrilled to hear it was so memorable. We hope to see you again soon!

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PM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is a great local hang out with family, friends, or coworkers. The music is always good, and never too loud. You can actually have a conversation without straining your vocal chords.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 22, 2019

Patricia, Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We are charmed to see that you enjoy your time with us. We are so happy your meals are always delicious and you enjoy your time with us. We appreciate the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon!

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JS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food, unique and wonderful setting - incredible ambiance. It's a speakeasy theme. Starts our by going through the Cured restaurant/bar, down a dark hallway up to dingy doors. They open the doors and you walk into a large, gorgeous room with the coolest ceiling you've probably ever seen. Alyssa was terrific. she was knowledgeable, efficient, appeared at the right times, was genuinely friendly and fun. The jazz group was great. This was our first visit and it will not be our last. It isn't cheap but the overall experience is well worth it.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 18, 2019

John, Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We are charmed to hear you had such a great time with us. We are thrilled your meals were amazing and everything was to your liking. We're glad that Alyssa was amazing and our team took great care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

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AC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in an upscale hip environment.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 18, 2019

Alan, Thank you for the great feedback. We're thrilled that your meals were amazing and our team took great care of you. We appreciate the nice review. We hope to see you again soon!

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L
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was so impressed with our experience! Lovely venue, food and service was excellent. Will become our favorite place! Jazz in the background allows for conversation, yet you DO dance in your seat!

18th & 21st
Responded on April 25, 2019

Lori, Thanks for the kind words. We're so happy that you loved your meals and our team took great care of you. We are glad that you enjoyed our jazz music so much. Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

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MV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and the ambience was pretty and warm. The noise level was slightly increased due to the live music. The volume on the music was a bit too loud but nice music. Reasonably priced food.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 13, 2019

Thank you for the great review. We are thrilled to hear you had a fabulous dining experience with us. We are glad that you loved your meals so much and everything was nice. We hope to see you again soon!

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AM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Columbia finally has an upscale dining experience! Great food in a beautiful environment with good service. All this with live music in an acoustic environment that is intelligently designed so that you can easily enjoy conversation. A breath of fresh air!

18th & 21st
Responded on April 9, 2019

Amy, Thank you for the wonderful words. It's lovely to see that you had a good time with us. We are thrilled that our team took excellent care of you and your meals were amazing. We appreciate the great feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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C
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fantastic. It’s such a beautiful room and the jazz band on weekends is the icing on the cake. Our wonderful server was incredible; funny, knowledgeable and full of personality!
All of our food choices were delicious. We are returning for a special birthday in May with another new group who have not been here yet. Can’t wait for them to enjoy the experience.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 9, 2019

Charlie, We are delighted to see that your visit with us was great. We are so happy that you enjoyed our live entertainment. We're glad to see our team took marvelous care of you and were so friendly and personable. We are charmed to hear that you loved your meals and everything was so delicious. Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

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KK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. I was disappointed that the dessert and drink that I wanted had been taken off the menu a few days prior, however when I asked about the drink the bartender made it for me! The service was phenomenal. I had the scallops and my husband had the tomahawk steak and both dishes were amazing. The gin and tonic with the house made tonic was good. The ambiance wasn’t exactly what I had expected I think it caters more to an older crowd, next time we will try cured which is more our style. Other than the menu changes everything was great!

18th & 21st
Responded on April 9, 2019

Katharine, We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a great time with us. We are so happy to hear that your meals were so enjoyable and our scallops and tomahawk steak so wonderful. We're thrilled to see our team provided you with stellar service. We hope to see you again soon!

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1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was ok. Should have been better for the price. Service was great and live music was very nice.

18th & 21st
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are thrilled our team took good care of you and you enjoyed our live entertainment. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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a
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent about time to have a nice restaurant in Columbia

18th & 21st
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you for the great review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a lovely time with us. We appreciate the marvelous feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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