Angèle Restaurant & Bar

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$31 to $50
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French
Angèle Restaurant & Bar is an intimate restaurant perched above the Napa River. The 155-seat restaurant is the realization of the Rouas family’s dream to create a refuge that offers delicious French country foods, wines, and occasions for celebration with friends and family. With all-day service within the 80-seat rustic yet elegant dining room and on the 75-seat riverfront terrace, celebration is ongoing.

Together the Rouas family have designed an oasis where a European sensibility of food and wine captures the true essence of joie de vivre.Cancellation policy - must be cancelled 48 hours prior to reservation. If not cancelled prior to 48 hours a $25 per person cancellation fee will be charged. Please note, the cancellation fee for holidays is $50 per person and reservations need to be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance.
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MF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The escargot and espresso were served at room temperature.

Everything else was spectacular.

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H
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite place I will keep returning to!

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EM
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was recommended to us by a relative who frequents Napa. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal. The service was great although our server was not very friendly, did her job well just not very personable. Would definitely return!

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BC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional menu options from the escargot, duck breast and Branzino, a fish I never tried but was extraordinary. The wine list was not a tomb, but succinct and covered all the bases nicely was capped off with a couple glasses of vermouth; if you havn't tried it, this is the place.

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BJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Father's Day dinner - al 4 dishes were fabulous! We shared the salad with Roquefort - it was wonderful! We had the Sole - which really was terrific - my daughter ate the whole thing. Steak Frites - cooked perfectly, Branzino also cooked to perfection (the fish was better without the provencal sauce), the pasta with morel mushrooms and fava beans was amazing. We had the brad pudding and the sorbet for dessert - really all round great meal. Our service was great - attentive without interrupting. I like the indoor/outdoor feel of the covered patio and the location on the river. highly recommend!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant & experience! Reminds me of eating @ a bistro in Paris with a nice glass of Sancerre in my hand.....

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and experience. Hopefully we can see you in again soon.

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B
St. Louis
60 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

To my surprise the food was not Wow! It was good but it simply did not rise to the next level. Service was good. However, it is difficult to feel positive about a restaurant when it is over 100 outside and they tell you that the air conditioning is working but nothing more than a trickle of cool air was felt at any point during the meal.

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SP
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and enjoyed a lovely evening by the river. With as hot as its been lately it was just delightful to sit outside and enjoy the food, wine and conversation. I love other places in Napa too, but many of them are so loud that it is hard to enjoy them. Love this place. Insider tip, try the burger that is not on the menu. :)

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Sherrie for such a nice review. We really appreciate your taking the time to share your experience and thoughts with others. We are so happy to see you enjoyed your meal. Hopefully we will get a chance to see you in again soon.

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LP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was wonderful & the service was attentive and kind.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Lori for the kind review and five stars. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the meal and experience. Hopefully we will get a chance to see you in again soon.

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P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angele is a wonderful restaurant overall and one of our favorite local Napa eateries. However, I will now add it to one of our favorite places for brunch! Fabulous choice of menu and with the perfect French flair! Merci beaucoup!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Patti for your great review. We are so happy to see you enjoyed your Brunch. We appreciate you sharing how much you enjoy visiting us with others. We look forward to your next visit.

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JG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Awful, awful, awful. It was terrible. Highlight of the meal was the French fries that accompanied my wife’s steak. My sole was completely tasteless which was very disappointing given we had such nice sole at Bistro Jeanty two nights earlier. My wife’s strip steak was over cooked and for only about the fourth or fifth time in my wife’s 60 years she actually sent it back. The next steak came undercooked but the real problem was that the meat was tough. It wasn’t that it was cooked poorly - it was lousy meat. Nice atmosphere, decent staff, terrible food.

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Responded on June 11, 2019

John we are very sorry to read about your meal and that the food was disappointing. Please know that we have talked about your meal with Chef and we are taking every action to make sure we only put out the best. We apologize that we could not make changes that evening to make the meal better. We hope you know that we take all comments to heart and will give us another try to show you what a great meal you can have here.

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j
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely an amazing restaurant! Food was amazing as were the staff and the service. I will be back! :)

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review and for the five stars. We are very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your meal. Thank you. We hope to get a chance to see you in again soon.

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n
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Really wanted to like our experience, but left disappointed. It was a rare parents night out, eating food we can't typically make at home. Service was adequate, but became spotty. The "deboned" fish had bones and the duck was overcooked. The manager did offer additional seared duck, but the offer for replacement was a bit late. Overall it was an experience that showed signs of being better. Could recommend, but will likely check out another spot, should we get the chance to return.

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are sorry that your meal and experience were not what they should have been. We wish we would have been able to catch things in time to make them better. Please do come back and give us another try to show you what a great meal you can have with us.

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TK
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The rolled sole entre was incredible!! Loved every bite! The bourbon ice cream was a little disappointing...hardly tasted of bourbon at all vs just vanilla and it was not smooth and creamy, but a tad icy instead.We waited quite a while between appetizers and main course. But I would still return for that sole!

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

What a nice review. Thank you for the five stars and the wonderful complements. We are so pleased to see how much you enjoyed the sole and your meal. We apologize the ice creams were what they should have been, We will defiantly work on that. We hope to see you in again to share another meal with us.

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m
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love the French menu and atmosphere at Angele. However, because the restaurant can be unpleasantly noisy inside, I usually only dine at the restaurant during the warmer months when the patio is open.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the five star review. You are in luck as the patio is open for the summer. We apologize as it can get a bit noisy inside the dinning room on a busy night. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We hope to get a chance to see you in again soon.

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SW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very accommodating with my special request. Highly recommend!

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CL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was STELLAR omg. I ended up getting two appetizers (soup du jour and escargots) because I couldn’t decide which sounded better and they were both absolutely delicious I’m glad I chose both. I also got the branzino, which I had thought there was no way to go up from the appetizers and I was WRONG because it was also delicious. Went home clutching my stomach from fullness but I will remember that meal for a while.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you Chelsa for sharing your experience. We are s happy to read how much you enjoyed everything. We will make sure Chef and all the staff gets a chance to see how much you enjoyed your meal. We hope to get a chance to have you back in soon.

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b
Vancouver
69 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner - oysters and Pinot Noir and an absolutely fabulous sea bass in ragout and duck confit - thanks to our server Anna who enticed our palates, kept our plates full and ensured that we were taken care of throughout our experience at Angèle

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you for such a sweet review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and your service with Anna. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Hopefully we get a chance to see you in again soon.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Back room was too quiet and didn’t have the same reassurance ambiance.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the four star review. We apologize the back room did not feel quite the same. You are always welcome to request the front room and we will do our best to seat you there. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Hopefully we get a chance to see you in again soon.

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RF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, as always. The Sole was of the scale. We enjoyed everything. We will be back.

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you Robert for your five star review., We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the meal and the sole so much. Thank you for taking the time to share. We look forward to your next visit.

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JE
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Chef and I'm excited! The food has always been excellent but the few things I've had since the new chef started seem to have taken it up another notch!

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Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you Jack! What a nice review. We were so happy to have you in on such a special occasion. We can't wait to see you both again soon.

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EE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I took the family on memorial day and it was a mixed bag. I ordered the muscles which were very good. My daughter had the burger which was also excellent. My other daughter and her husband ordered steaks which arrived significantly overcooked. My wife had the sole which was good.

The service was subpar. We had to wait quite some time before we were able to order and I didn’t feel the wait staff were all that attentive.

After the check arrived the waiter could not run my card as credit so I had to go to the cash register in and put my pin number. That seemed pretty unprofessional. Immediately following that I realized when they brought the receipt for me to sign that he had added a 20% gratuity to the bill. Not an 18% gratuity for a party of six but a 20% gratuity for a party of five. This was not on the bill that I initially laid my credit card down on nor was this policy on the menu. Between requiring a credit card to make a reservation, sneaking a tip on to the bill, delivering over cooked food and technecal ineptitude I will not be returning.

There are a lot of good restaurants in Napa. As a local I would recommend visitors try someplace else.

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 30, 2019

Hello Eli, We were very sorry to read your review and learn about your experience. We appreciate you taking the time o speak with us about it so that we can make sure to look into the issues and make any adjustments need. We do hope that you will come back and give us another try to show you what a great experience you can have with us.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience. Our server, Dan, provided the perfect balance of being available without hovering. He is suggestions were on point! We had the polenta (which usually comes as a side) as an appetizer, and shared the pasta and the half chicken at his suggestion.
The bartender was equally thoughtful in crafting our drinks, and the ambiance of the casual, intimate interior complemented our evening.

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We will make sure to tell Dan how much you enjoyed the meal. We are happy to read you enjoyed the whole experience with us. We hope to get a chance to see you in soon.

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N
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly beautiful and delicious food! The mussels were fabulous! ❤️

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you for the five star review. We are very happy to read you enjoyed the mussels and the rest of the meal. Thank you for sharing such kind words. We look forward to seeing you in again soon.

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JP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was really good! The service was outstanding and our server Anna was exceptional! She was attentive, courteous, and exceptionally polite! Highly recommended if you find yourself in Napa!

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you for such a great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and the service with Anna. We will make sure to let her know what a good time you had. We do hope to see you agin soon or the next time you are in Napa.

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SC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect, the food, the service and the ambience takes us back to lazy days spent in small restaurants in Provence. Don’t change a thing......

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you Stuart for the great review. We are so pleased we were able to transport you to France for the meal. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with others. We do hope to get a chance to see you in again soon.

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LL
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Over the years Angele has been one of my favorite Napa restaurants -- however my experience on Sat., May 25th, was mediocre, at best. I am wondering if there was a different chef that particular day, the fried deviled eggs were not crisp and succulent, the polenta was all cheese, for some reason they were not serving my favorite dish that weekend, sweetbreads -- the main reason I chose Angele, as my friend also loves sweetbreads. So disappointing ! The man next to us sent his chicken sandwich back and did not want to order anything else. Something was very off....and for $143.00...no, not worth it ! I would hesitate to bring a friend again...so unpredictable.

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 30, 2019

Hello LaVelle, We are very sad to read your review and your learn about your experience with us. We have made sure to show We are sorry the items you had were not they way they should have been, we have Chef aware of everything. We again are truly sorry your lunch was not what you were looking from us. We would love to talk to you more about it. Please give us a call or email us.

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T
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The Housemate Patè on croute was delicious! But 3 of us ordered the Steak Frites Prime steak NewYork and it was very chewy. Some ordered medium rare, other ordered medium well. It made no difference. Nothing prime about it. That was dissapointing. Service was very good.

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you Tess for the five star review. Please know we have already talked to Chef about the steaks so that he can look into it. We are glad to hear everything else made up for and that overall you enjoyed the experience. We hope you will come in and give us another try soon.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great ambiance!

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you for your five star review and your great comments. So nice to read. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. We hope to get a chance to see you in again soon.

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MT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice restaurant cozy with great ambience. Staff were very attentive and professional but not overbearing. Food was outstanding-French themes with fresh ingredients but still light -highly recommend.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you Marilyn for your nice five star review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and thoughts with others. So happy to read how much you enjoyed your meal and the ambiance. We look forward to having a chance to see your again soon.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good attentive service and delicious food

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you for your four star review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share thoughts and experience with others. We hope you are able to visit us again soon.

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G
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous morel pappardelle, duck was divine, steak frites ! Great service and wines.

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you of the five star review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed dinner with us. As well that all other point of service were as they should be. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to get a chance to see you again soon.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spit as always

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L
Oklahoma City
78 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. Beautiful and intimate spot on the Napa River. The bar is fun and energetic with amazing craft cocktails. The food is delicious - inventive but very flavorful and comforting. Service is outstanding. Great wine list- something for everyone.

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you for such an amazing review. We are so happy to hear you truly enjoyed both your meals with us. Thank you for sharing so many aspects of your experience with others. We hope you are able to visit us agin soon.

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LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I booked Angèle for my birthday lunch. Mom had the omelet which was light, fluffy and not oily or greasy. I had chicken salad with faro which had a lovely smokey flavor complimented by the greens. It was a rainy day and inside was cozy and warmly decorated with rustic accents. Top notch service staff. Even received a trio of ice cream with a candle for my bday. Would go again.

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you Lena for such a nice review. We are so happy that your birthday lunch was special and everything it should be. Thank you for sharing you experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Y
San Francisco
158 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service and the food are always outstanding and warming at Angele. This time, the star of the night is the pea soup. It is exceptional, the taste of the fresh pea with the creamy texture. It is a just mic drop moment. The pork shank is salty but it balances so well with the polenta in the dish.

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you Yalek, this is such a great review. We truly appreciate you sharing your experiences and thoughts on Angele. We strive that every meal is how you described. We can't wait to see you in agin soon.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was definitely off. Forgetful server. Opened our own bottle of wine that we brought..poured our own bottle of wine. 35.00 corkage is ridiculous. As an event planner in the valley, I am not at this point going to recommend as the service and food was not up to par. Very disappointing. It was not a nice experience.

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CP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent, as always, food, presentation, service, wine list, all at a great location in Napa. What is not to like?

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you Charles for all you kind words and the five star review. We are so happy you enjoyed your meal with us and all we offer. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

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PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food and service are good... but the prices are really more than they need to be. Where is it written that "French food must be expensive." I paid as much for a single glass of sparkling wine as you would pay for most entrees, and a simple (although delicious) serving of mussels was over twice what we have paid in Paris, for a smaller serving. Angèle is nice for special occasions, but we really can't justify going there more than once a year!

Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you Patrick for your four star review and sharing your thoughts with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed the food and service with us. We will definitely take a look at our prices. We do always try to serve the freshest and best quality we can get. That being said we can always make improvements and reevaluate our menu and wine list. We hope to see you in before and the year is over.

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