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Arden, Portland, OR

Arden

4.8
4.8
804 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Arden is an idyllic retreat tucked into Portland's Pearl District. Arden delivers seasonal Pacific Northwest cuisine and an award-winning wine program featuring over 250 bottles, many with bottle age. Guests have the option to dine a la carte or enjoy the chef's prix fixe menu ($70): a shared experience that features 4 courses of seasonal cuisine. Coursed wine pairings are also available ($45).

Arden is named in homage to Shakespeare's famous forest - a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and appreciate nature's bounty and beauty. The restaurant invites you to take an exiting culinary adventure through the Pacific Northwest, and explore the incredible range of ingredients that the region has to offer.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Crossover
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 206-6097
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Erik Van Kley
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Cross street
    Located on NW 10th Ave in-between NW Glisan and Flanders
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • ANALEMMA Winemaker Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 6, 2024 only
    Growing Better Wine: Conscious Wine Conversations This exclusive winemaker dinner series is dedicated to sustainability and intentionality in the world of wine. Each dinner, limited to just 30 seats, features not only a 4-course menu specially written by Chef Erik Van Kley to pair with four wines, but also a captivating conversation with the winemaker on the topic of sustainability. From biodynamic farming to climate considerations to soil series and beyond, these evenings will offer an immersive and enlightening experience for wine enthusiasts and foodies alike. Join Kris and Stephen of Analemma of ANALEMMA to discover the thrilling wines of Columbia Gorge, focusing on Spanish varietals like Albarińo, Mencía and more. Purchases are Final
    ANALEMMA Winemaker Dinner Photo
  • HIYU Winemaker Dinner

    $160.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 24, 2024 only
    Growing Better Wine: Conscious Wine Conversations This exclusive winemaker dinner series is dedicated to sustainability and intentionality in the world of wine. Each dinner, limited to just 30 seats, features not only a 4-course menu specially written by Chef Erik Van Kley to pair with four wines, but also a captivating conversation with the winemaker on the topic of sustainability. From biodynamic farming to climate considerations and beyond, these evenings will offer an immersive and enlightening experience for wine enthusiasts and foodies alike. Join master sommelier Nate Ready of HIYU for a journey of wines like you've never tasted before - made from quixotic global varietals farmed in the Columbia Gorge. Purchases are Final
    HIYU Winemaker Dinner Photo
  • KELLEY FOX Winemaker Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 5, 2024 only
    Growing Better Wine: Conscious Wine Conversations This exclusive winemaker dinner series is dedicated to sustainability and intentionality in the world of wine. Each dinner, limited to just 30 seats, features not only a 4-course menu specially written by Chef Erik Van Kley to pair with four wines, but also a captivating conversation with the winemaker on the topic of sustainability. From biodynamic farming to climate considerations to soil series and beyond, these evenings will offer an immersive and enlightening experience for wine enthusiasts and foodies alike. Join KELLEY FOX to explore her evocative, soulful Oregon wines - both traditional and avant garde styles. Purchases are Final
    KELLEY FOX Winemaker Dinner Photo

What 804 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Contemporary American

  • Portland

    Great for fine wines

804 Reviews
  1. Joan

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had been looking forward to a wonderful meal based on the menu and reviews that we’d read about Arden. The menu has many options for fish-eating vegetarians, which was a particular draw. Most of the food we ordered was delicious, but a tiny serving of soggy pasta was a disappointment — esp at $25. What was most disappointing was the SLOW service. Dishes came out one at a time, with long intervals between them. Our server tried to make up for it by plying us with free glasses of alcohol that we hadn’t requested. It was more than we could, or wanted to, drink after we had already ordered a full bottle of wine. I’m afraid that we won’t be back.

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  2. Kyra

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Best meal of 2024 so far. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Will absolutely return.

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  3. engprof

    New York City

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb, really interesting food. Excellent service; excellent wine list.

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  4. christinek

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm service, great vibe, and creative dishes. Awesome!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish our experience here was perfect. The staff are so friendly and focused you will never be without anything you need. The food is beyond delicious and the presentation is beautiful. They are able to but together flavors that you would never think would work, and then wonder why you haven't been eating these combos your entire life. I woke up still dreaming of the food. And as a bonus they are a women owned business.

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  6. janeh

    New Mexico

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience. Hadn't been in a long time - will be back!

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  7. ForestHeightsKathi

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so amazing! Creative dishes using fresh local Spring delights. My friend and I tried four different dishes and all were unparalleled. The wine selections were equally as wonderful. The service was also just perfect! Attentive and not intrusive. It was not inexpensive though!

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  8. JasonL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every aspect of the dining experience was appropriate. I thought the decor was elegant. The service was timed well. But, the food was strangely connected. The third course was a homemade spaghetti with (essentially) peanut butter and cucumber. The flavors, in and of themselves, were great, but together, they were confusing. Our fourth course was goat cheese with slices (expertly carved) of citrus (grapefruit/tangerine) and baby lentils (?)—without a protein that might pull it together, like halibut, which was on the menu. Our first course was good. But langostino served with a hot side and a cold side. Together, it didn’t make sense. The food portions were prepared well, and our quail was great. But, overall, I expect a theme or some controlling narrative at this price point.

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  9. DanielW

    Portland

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, and knowledgeable. The wines were delicious. The food was also great, but the already limited menu (not necessarily a negative) is extremely limited if you can’t eat spicy food. Even the least spicy option was too spicy for a spice wimp. We had the ricotta gnudi - fabulous, the asparagus - also fabulous, but my wife couldn’t eat the pork chop main, though it was delicious, because there was just too much heat (spice) for her. One of the servers told us the chef prides himself on his hot sauces.

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  10. MSOR

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to when we want a creative and delicious meal, service is always top-notch as well. It is a gem of the Portland dining.

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  11. AnaQ

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing menu for our celebratory dinner. Thank you Arden team!

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  12. strollerdog

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals ever, friendly, knowledgeable service and pleasant atmosphere. We had the prix fixe and came away full and so happy. Too many favorites, including burrata on roasted carrots, tagliatelle, quail yakitori, panna cotta. Would def go again.

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  13. eatndrinknlaugh

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most underrated restaurant in Portland. Always amazing food. Great wine list, great service.

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  14. TaraR

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small menu but good quality food with pretty presentation. Very good service.

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  15. BobW

    Portland

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time in and it was a very good evening. The Smokey gin martini was very unusual and a nice approach. The service was exceptional. The courses were very tasty, and the artisan bread was flavorful and welcomed.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Highly recommend!

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  17. Heather

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food to share in a group of 4 - the desserts too were outstanding!

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  18. JPNone

    Denver

    79 reviews

    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, service and Cusine ...very professional and all the appetizers & entrées were very gourmet. A fun and pleasurable experience....

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  19. SteveS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arden was a complete delight! Truly excellent food.

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  20. MeganG

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I went for good food and wine, I didn’t know how incredible the food would be! I’m going back asap for the food and wine pairing! If you want to excite your pallet, check it out!

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  21. ShelbyR

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is small but mighty, with lovely variety and certainly something for everyone. It was more fun to share than pick our own items. The service was excellent (quiet, in the background, but everything we needed) and my gin gimlet was delicious.

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  22. JillJ

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a memorable dining experience. One of the best meals I’ve had plus great service in an intimate setting. Perfect for date night, a special occasion or indulgent treat

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  23. careys

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Lots of food and wonderful little place.

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  24. JRWIV

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arden was amazing. This is my second visit, and with the new burner/range and walk ins, they are able to execute on a completely different level. The foie gras dish was stellar. They're giving Le Pigeon a run for their money there, and I hold LP in the highest regards (always will). We went with the Prix Fixe with wine pairings with the foie as an addition. The wine pairings were unique, fun and interesting, and provided something for a wine enthusiast to geek out on as well. And, most importantly, they were very complimentary to each dish adding a level that exceeds pairings of many restaurants. Dish flavors were clean and well executed. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Pacing was done well. And portions were generous. We did not experience any of the smokiness that was mentioned in other reviews. Nor was it loud, though the restaurant was reasonably full. My hunch is the ventilation with the new range alleviated any of that, though it wasn't an issue on my other visit either (before the new range). This is a Portland restaurant doing top level cuisine and should be on your list to hit. Not to mention, the bill for two of us with the addition of the foie was $251. Not cheap, but that's a $600-800 meal in NYC or elsewhere, and is why we are lucky in Portland to have access at these price levels that most other cities simply don't have. Farm to table focus as well. Highly recommended

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    can’t wait to go back. it’s an incredible restaurant with excellent service

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Got the price fixe and wine pairing with h was actually a good value and It was all excellent.

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  27. Realgrip

    Portland

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a special dinner event Fantastic execution all the way. I’ve been to Arden numerous times and it’s better than ever 2/2024

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  28. Alwayssummer

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service here is impeccable. It was my second time this month and I hope to return for special occasions. Such a joy.

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  29. 2dineout

    Portland

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Outstanding food and servers. This restaurant is in a small space with counter and table seating. Quarters are a bit tight and food service is slow paced for a leisurely meal. Unique food pairings, but the results worked as each dish was delicious.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought it was a nice restaurant showing the Pacific Northwest flavors however a few things were a little salty for my liking

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  31. MarisaI

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food in a beautiful place. The service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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  32. JoshA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience! From the moment we arrived we received prompt and friendly service. The curated menu offered bold options with locally sourced ingredients. Dynamic flavors. And the wine!! We will absolutely be back.

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  33. KristaH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious and not combinations I have had before. The whipped avocado with the crudo was so smooth and very flavorful. The burrata was a very different flavor and very interesting. The panna cotta was absolutely delicious. The drinks were good but thought they were overpriced compared with the food. There were good textures to all of the food. Very savory.

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  34. DavidT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our anniversary dinner at Arden was the BEST! We got the pris fixe, and every single dish was amazing, from the bread, butter and olives to the dessert. The servers were likewise amazingly goodcocktails and wine pairings were perfect. This was Culinary artistry! We’ll be back! ✨🥂✨

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  35. PortOfFood2

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    While traditionally good, our most recent experience will have us not returning until a few changes are made. The first is a building issue (not their fault) which limits their kitchen exhaust, thus the space smelled of smoke/seared food. Besides affecting my taste, my hair and clothes smelled of charred food even the next day. Second is the chef is heavy handed with the salt. This was the first meal where I drank 3 full glasses of water during the meal, and when we mentioned it to the server, she admitted she has heard that complaint from many diners but that was the chef's style. If you go, I would recommend asking your server to limit the salt where possible on every dish.

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  36. willtravel4food

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and creative food and drink. Wonderful and hospitable staff. Very celebratory and special!

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  37. ErickD

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    First time at Arden and will not go back. Food was confusing (flavors, seasoning). Service on a busy night was not as expected. Although the staff tried to recover, our order was suspended, which meant we waited a long time for our order. The restaurant was Smokey, my eyes burned and our clothes wreaked of smoke. Although the staff tried their best to recover, the overall experience wasn’t worth it. I could forgive the smoke and poor service if the food was awesome (it wasn’t).

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  38. ROLIVER

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very impressive! Highly recommend. Food and wine pairings were on point and the service was impeccable.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the creative menu and wonderful quality ingredients

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service and delicious food - don’t skip the stoner scoop for dessert. Needs better ventilation. My clothes still smell of the restaurant the next day.

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FAQs

Arden is rated 4.8 stars by 804 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Arden

417 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located on NW 10th Ave in-between NW Glisan and Flanders
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Crossover
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Erik Van Kley
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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