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Private Dining - Bennethum's Northern Inn, Gaylord, MI

Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
4.9
1903 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
HERE AT BENNETHUM'S, WARM HOSPITALITY IS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO. BECAUSE WE ARE FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED, WE PERSONALIZE YOUR VISITS AND ATTEND TO ANY SPECIAL REQUESTS. THE COZY ATMOSPHERE IS RUSTIC YET REFINED. THE FOOD AND DRINK OFFERINGS ARE DIVERSE AND HIGH-QUALITY.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Gaylord
  • Cross street
    Michigan Ave
  • Parking details
    Large private parking lot.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,903 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for groups

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Lively

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for groups

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan

    Lively

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

1,903 Reviews
  1. Safetyqueen

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and our selections of food and cocktails was super. Let be the Happy Hour! It was another great time to be dining here! Loved it!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience every time! Great food, amazing service and awesome ambiance!

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  3. PattyG

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SUPER DELICIOUS SPINACH SALAD WITH GRILLED CHICKEN tonight ! Wait staff TERESA great as always!! Love our BENNETHUMS!!! Chef Josh=the BEST!!!! So full no room for any of their Ho-made desserts! :)

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  4. Tammybrian

    Toledo

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our very favorite place!! Love the team, love the food!!
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 5 days ago
    What fantastic feedback, Tammy and Brian! We appreciate you and will see you next time!

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  5. ChristinaC

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely will always recommend Bennethum's. Best food around !
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much, ChristinaC!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints. The food is always delicious, the service is always wonderful, and the atmosphere is calm and welcoming. Menu items are a little pricy, but you really do get what you pay for. We most recently went for my husband’s birthday and they even made sure to have a birthday note on the table and put a candle in his free desert. It’s the little things 😊
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 20, 2024
    We appreciate your feedback and are so happy you enjoy Bennethum's! We love being a part of celebrations, and hope your husband's birthday was wonderful!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! We will continue to dine there.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 20, 2024
    We appreciate you and are so happy you enjoy Bennethum's! We look forward to your next visit!

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  8. dennish

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable evening. Great food, service, and ambience.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you, Dennish! We appreciate you and are so happy you enjoy Bennethum's! We look forward to your next visit!

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  9. RandyE

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Happy hour deals are awesome and they have some outstanding chefs. By FAR our fave for dining when up north.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 20, 2024
    RandyE - your feedback made our day. Thank you so much for sharing, and we appreciate you so much. Thank you for being such a valued guest and we will see you next time you are in the area!

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  10. Obdoc

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and service! Best place in Northern Michigan!
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much!!

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  11. Vivian

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful, unexpected pleasure. Overall it is an awesome place and fantastic tasting food. Kudos to the chef.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 5 days ago
    Vivian: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. So happy you enjoyed it, and we will see you next time!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! This is a special place for us…….
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 5 days ago
    We are so happy you enjoy it, and we love being the go-to place for memories being made. Thank you so much!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks, our server Lauren was amazing, she was friendly and very knowledgeable about all menu offerings.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 5 days ago
    So happy you enjoyed it! We will be sure to give Lauren your compliments!

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  14. Yogamama

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious which is why we keep going back.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 5 days ago
    We appreciate you and look forward to your next visit!

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  15. AmyE

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Great service. Outstanding food!
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 20, 2024
    We appreciate you, AmyE. Thank you so much!

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  16. TcpipRon

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Bennethum's is first class. Clean dining environment. Staff are professional and pay attention to detail. Cooks are out of this World! Every bite is an explosion of flavors hand crafted for the dish. Not many restaurants offer Morel Mushrooms! I would recommend reservations.......
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback. It is so appreciated and we are so happy you enjoy it! We will see you next time; please keep us posted on your favorites!

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  17. ChaosCat

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a classy relaxed atmosphere. Staff was friendly and professional.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 20, 2024
    So happy you enjoyed your visit, ChaosCat! We look forward to seeing you again - please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram; we have some nice events you may enjoy taking part in.

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  18. DavidE

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. A little noises atmosphere. Will go back again.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thank you, DavidE - we look forward to having you come by again soon!

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  19. Erika

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing time here! Love the food and the service! Best place in town for a date night! I'd give them 10 stars if I could!
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 14, 2024
    Erika! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing feedback - it is so appreciated and we will see you again next time.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was great! The service as always was outstanding with welcoming friendly smiles as we walked into the restaurant. This is one of our favorite places to eat in Gaylord.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 14, 2024
    So glad you enjoyed your Bennethum's experience! We appreciate you so much and thank you for the wonderful compliment!

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  21. Safetyqueen

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar and had exceptional service and our appetizers (oysters on the half shell and shrimp cocktail) were delicious. We split the 9oz filet mignon which was mouthwatering and it was cooked to perfection. We love dining @ Bennethum’s.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 14, 2024
    We are so happy you enjoyed your visit, Safetyqueen! Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback - we love having you by! Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram and share your favorites!

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  22. JustinK

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing every time I walk threw the door of this Michigan gem !!! Hands down my favorite dinner specials !
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thank you so much, JustinK! See you next time!

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  23. BoydU

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always are favorite spot for an excellent meal and service the specials are unique and very flavorful
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 7, 2024
    BoydU! Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing feedback. We look forward to you coming by again - please keep us posted on your favorites!

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  24. KimberlyZ

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and cocktails, and top-notch service every time we have dinner at Bennethum’s!
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 7, 2024
    Kimberly Z: So happy you enjoy Bennethum's! We will see you next time!

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  25. RobertS

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our favorite place to go. Food was spectacular, service outstanding, and just a great relaxing place for the best meal in Northern Michigan.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 7, 2024
    RobertS! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your phenomenal feedback! So happy you enjoy coming to Bennethum's as much as we love having you!

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  26. WilliamS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner for my wife's birthday. The mussels were the best I ever had. My wife had the salmon and I had the walleye, both were done perfectly. We will be back!
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 7, 2024
    Happy Birthday to your lovely bride, William! So happy you enjoyed it and we were able to be a part of memories made!

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  27. JohnP

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner, and had excellent service! This is our favorite venue for a night out!
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on February 7, 2024
    JohnP: What amazing feedback - thank you so much for taking the time to share it!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always so delicious and unique tastes! The setting and ambience is worth the time spent there. Service is excellent and so very friendly. Don’t hesitate to try it out if you have never been there
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review. It is so appreciated!

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  29. BryanS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were outstanding. My wife had spatzle in her meal which was not hot. The food is pricey and very tasty, and portion size was larger than we expected. Overall great experience and we will go back.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 30, 2024
    So happy you and your bride enjoyed your Bennethum's experience, BryanS!

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  30. PaulG

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drink was excellent. The atmosphere was outstanding.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 30, 2024
    We appreciate your amazing feedback, Paul. So happy you enjoyed it, and we will see you soon!

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  31. MichaelJ

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bennethum's as always delivers great tasting meals with high quality ingredients that is paired with excellent service and ambiance.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 30, 2024
    MichaelJ: Thank you so much for sharing such amazing feedback. We appreciate you and will see you next time!

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  32. Mike

    Northern MI

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal, from the appetizer to the salads and perfectly prepared steaks, everything was delicious and our server was great also.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 23, 2024
    Mike: thank you so much for sharing your experience! So happy you enjoyed it and that the service was on point. We look forward to having you come by again soon.

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  33. JohnT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoy Bennethum's a couple times a year for our birthday or anniversary. We are never disappointed with our experience! Great food, great service!
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 23, 2024
    JohnT: We love being your special occasion destination. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and we look forward to seeing you next time!

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  34. VictoriaR

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating at Bennethums is like revisiting dining in the past before fast food restaurants became the norm. The food, service, and the atmosphere were perfect. Also enjoyed the background music as it wasn’t loud but rather relaxing!
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 23, 2024
    VictoriaR: What a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share. We can't thank you enough, and look forward to having you by again!

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  35. DanielT

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The bone marrow appetizer was the only disappointment of our entire meal. There should’ve been more marrow, our plate had like a tablespoon. Otherwise another stellar meal at a great restaurant.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 18, 2024
    We appreciate your feedback, DanielT. Thank you for taking the time to share - we do look forward to seeing you again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is our favorite place! Great food, service and ambiance.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 18, 2024
    We appreciate your wonderful feedback and love being your favorite place! Thank you so much!

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  37. ChristopherG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service, fast kitchen, and reasonable prices for how good it is!
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 18, 2024
    ChristopherG: Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback - so happy you enjoyed your Bennethum's experience, and we look forward to serving you again! Please check us out on Facebook or Instagram - we have some nice events you may want to participate in.

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  38. RandyU

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had my wife's birthday celebration dinner there and it was wonderful. The service was excellent, food is delicious, and the extra touches (card on the table, candle in the desert) made for a great evening.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 18, 2024
    Happy Birthday! We are honored you chose Bennethum's for your celebration. We look forward to having you by again next time!

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  39. MarkB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Liz was very helpful. She gave my wife two wines to sample. Food was perfectly prepared. All four of use had something different and all the dishes looked delicious.
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 18, 2024
    Mark: Thank you so much for sharing! So happy service was on point and that everyone enjoyed their experience! We look forward to you coming by again!

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  40. TerranceW

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our absolute favorite place to eat! Always an enjoyable experience. The food, the service and the staff, can't be beat. They have the best Happy Hour around. The Bennethum family always make you feel so welcome!
    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 18, 2024
    TerranceW: We love being your favorite place! Thank you so much - your feedback has made our day!

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FAQs

Bennethum's Northern Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1903 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 11 times today
Google Map for Bennethum's Northern Inn

3917 Old US Highway 27 S, Gaylord, MI 49735

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Michigan Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Gaylord
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Large private parking lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Joshua Bennethum
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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