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Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- Riverside, Jacksonville, FL

Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- Riverside

4.7
4.7
445 Reviews
$31 to $50
Thai
Blue Orchid was founded to inspire love of Thai cuisine and culture. We aspire to bring you the most amazing and beautiful Thai food you have eaten as well as to expose you to the wondrous hospitality for which Thailand is famous. Come experience our "Thai smiles" for yourself.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (904) 619-7349
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Jacksonville
  • Cross street
    Riverside Avenue at Memorial Park
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 445 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Best Value

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Neighborhood gem

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Jacksonville

    Best Ambiance

  • Jacksonville

    Best Value

  • Jacksonville

    Healthy

  • Jacksonville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Jacksonville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Jacksonville

    Great for scenic views

445 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there several times and it never disappoints. The food is spectacular and the ambiance exquisite.

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  2. woou71

    Cleveland

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All four of us were returning patrons of this delightful restaurant, and with the exception of not being able to dine on the patio because of stormy weather, last evening at Blue Orchid reminded us all why it is a favorite. Max was our attentive server who never rushed us, the bartender makes a classic Manhattan and our shared appetizer and mains were simply delicious.

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  3. Nicejac

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I always enjoy the rice dishes there... our waitress was very nice.

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  4. JCSH

    Jacksonville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch specials offered a great variety Vegetable soup hit the spot. Service was friendly and timely. We will be back.

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  5. SueA

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and wonderful waitress. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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  6. BrianF

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for Mother's Day. Love the location and the staff. Friendly and work well as a single entity. Drinks are always spot on. Ordered 4 entrees, 3 appetizers but no desert...far too full (party of 7). We are regulars at this location and recommend it highly. Get in before it gets too hot so you can enjoy the outdoor patio.

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  7. jorgea

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around

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  8. JoyC

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Max was great. Gave great recommendations and very attentive at the beginning. As the lunch crowd picked up, we were getting slower service after our entrees were done. When our dessert finally came, I quickly asked for the bill or it would have been a much longer experience than needed.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly service, had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch!

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  10. DarrellO

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks are always consistent & tasty. Thumbs up.

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  11. JanC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is in a convenient location and has ample parking. The menu is varied and the food always delicious and reasonably priced. The staff are very courteous and efficient and the food is served without delay. Given the lovely ambiance and great drinks choice the Blue Orchid has become one of my top picks!

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  12. FoodieJax

    Jacksonville

    175 reviews

    5.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soft shell crab entree was perfectly cooked and delicious! As well as the tofu and vegetable curry dish. Super delicious Manhattan cocktail! Outstanding service! Highly recommended!

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  13. WilliamP

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I work a lot of hours and travel frequently for my job. This particular week I was traveling and worked over 80 hours, so I was exhausted. I was hoping for a nice evening and saw Blue Orchard had a good rating. I was looking for a nice dinner and evening with my partner and it turned out to be the worst experience I have had in some time, and I eat out a lot with my job. First off, I made a reservation through Open Table. When we arrived, the nightmare began. The hostess and the manager both failed to acknowledge our arrival---she was on a call with a takeout order for 15 minutes and he was taking calls unrelated to the restaurant. We finally were seated only to find that no one knew who was waiting on our table. It took 15 minutes for someone to determine who should wait on us. While an individual came by to offer a complimentary appetizer because of the wait, which we declined, it still took several minutes afterwards to finally get a waiter. We ordered a drink, again it took 15 minutes to get a cocktail. We ordered and the food immediately came out. The food was good but not the best Thai I have had. Finally, the straw that sent me over the edge was that our waiter made a snarky remark about my age and looks. Totally inappropriate so if you are older beware. I am usually a happy go lucky person but, at this point, I had experienced enough. I paid my bill, did not undertip, and left. I would not recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a nice evening. It was anything but a good experience. This is the first review I have made in a very long time but, I felt this experience needed to be documented.

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  14. JulieM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic. Food was fresh and appetizers came out before entree. We did not feel rushed and enjoyed patio seating.

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  15. Butterfly8

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiting staff is very pleasant. The food is awesome. Each time I have visited the restaurant, I get a different dish and I never have been disappointed. I love how the vegetables are cook.

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  16. wheninrome

    New York City

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time as always! Great service and food was perfect!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants!. Dodd and drinks and excellent. Always a special treat!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious lunch. Soft shell crab curry was amazing

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  19. MEG22

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

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

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Blue Orchid, it is one of my favorite restaurants in Jacksonville and I’ve been there seven or eight times in the past five months. The food is delicious and the service is usually top-notch, but my last visit was not one I’d like to repeat. For a friends birthday I made reservations and we were seated promptly at a lovely outdoor table. Usually a server comes to the table within two or three minutes, but we sat for more than 15 minutes with nobody coming to greet us. I got up and spoke to the hostess who was surprised no one had been to our table. She said she would send our server over but it was an additional 10 minutes before somebody finally came by. When the server finally arrived, she did not acknowledge that we had been waiting for a long time or offer an apology for the delay, or offer a complimentary beverage or appetizer. We still had to wait another 10 or 15 minutes before our drinks (including water) were delivered. I understand that the server may have had many tables, or perhaps somebody called out and they were shortstaffed, but the restaurant did not seem that busy and I’ve received better and more prompt service when it has been packed. The food was fantastic as always, and the wine Wednesday special was great, but it largely felt like we were forgotten. When we finished eating we probably sat with our empty plates for 10 or 12 minutes before somebody came by to clear them and ask us about dessert or the check. It was disappointing, especially because we were there to celebrate a birthday (which was noted in the reservation details) and we’ve never had anything but exemplary service in the past. I don’t know if it was an off night for the restaurant or the server, but it was not my favorite experience. I will absolutely go back because the food is spectacular, the ambience is great, and the service is usually stellar. Hopefully this was a random blip. 

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  21. Breezy

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The waiter was trash. My food was cold. I was served the wrong food.

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  22. ron3084

    Jacksonville

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, as always was great. Setting is our favorite. A bit disappointed in our service this time. Soup always comes out a few minutes ahead of the entries, but not this time. Any time we needed the Server for more water or wine, had to flag him down, even though it wasn’t that busy outside.

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  23. Culp

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. Will be back again. Great meal, wonderful indoor and outdoor seating options.

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  24. BillyK

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    River was fantastic!!! Excellent food & ambiance, will definitely be back!!!

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  25. LynnS

    New York City

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful space-good food and excellent service! Great addition to the neighborhood!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was incredible. There was a small mixup with my meal and they went above and beyond to quickly correct it. The server was attentive, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Highly recommend.

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  27. DouglasH

    Jacksonville

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emily is a fantastic server. To compliment the food which is always the best Thai anywhere.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pad Thai was not flavorful at all. Waiter kept trying to upsell us. 

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Yukon

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining and invited a friend visiting from out of town. So glad I did. The food was delicious and we loved the ambience!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lost our reservation . Got a table pretty quick but was still a hassle. Food and service were wonderful.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite Easter Lunch! The service was wonderful they were able to accommodate a change needed in our reservation very quickly. The food as always was delicious.

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  32. AnnE

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner. the tom yum soup was great!!!!
    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on April 3, 2024
    We're glad you had a great dinner and that the Tom Yum soup hit the right spot! We will see you next time. Thank you! Kayley Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

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  33. HeatherL

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always such a great experience, especially when the weather is nice and you’re sitting on their beautiful patio! Good was amazing, the flower buds and glass noodles are the best!
    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on April 3, 2024
    Thank you for coming in! We love that you got the chance to sit on the patio with beautiful weather. I agree, the Flower Buds and Glass Noodles are delicious! See you next time. Kayley Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

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  34. Tina

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the second time of have dined at Blue Orchid. The food is excellent and the service “par excellence” for such a charming place with a lot of charm. Food is tasty and know the 5 levels of hot so you don’t overdo! Hope to enjoy the outdoor seating next time.
    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on April 3, 2024
    We're so happy you came back to see us! Thank you for your kind words, we do strive to provide excellent food and service. We hope to see you next time, on the patio! Kayley Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great hospitality the service was impeccable and planning our next visit.
    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on April 3, 2024
    We're thrilled we provided great hospitality and service! We can't wait to have you back on your next visit! Thank you so much for coming in. Kayley Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

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  36. MarisaS

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Blue Orchid for years but we have not been in the last 6 months or so. We were a little shocked by the increased prices and the less quality of the beef. We were charged 6 extra dollars for beef on Panang curry and a noodle dish, and we didn’t think the quality of the beef was like what they used to serve. We thought the overall price was very high. The place is beautiful. The service was okay.
    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on April 3, 2024
    We appreciate your honest feedback and I will send your comment to the kitchen management to see if anything changed in the way we prepare our beef. We do realize our prices have risen, it's been really hard to keep up with inflation while continuing to not cut corners. We're sorry about any grievance this caused. Feel free to message me at kayley@blueorchid.menu if you have anything further you would like to discuss. Thank you so much. Kayley Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

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  37. Patrick

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the best experience based on three things: wait staff cursing around customers, rubbery lobster that cost more to add to the dish than the dish itself, and just over-inflated prices compared to the quality of food.
    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on April 3, 2024
    We are so sorry your visit with us did not meet your expectations. If you'd like to reach out to me directly at Kayley@blueorchid.menuI'd love to hear more about your experience. Thank you for providing feedback. Kayley Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

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  38. ron3084

    Jacksonville

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined on the patio around 6 pm. Great location, food was great and Max did a great job as our Server.
    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on April 3, 2024
    We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us on the patio. Max will be honored to see your review! We appreciate your support and hope to see you next time! Kayley Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

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  39. KatLyn

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family visiting from NJ & celebrating a birthday … so of course we wanted to celebrate at our favorite restaurant … The Blue Orchid! Every bit of our experience was exceptional!! Service, food, ambiance! Thank you!
    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on April 3, 2024
    Thank you for choosing us to share a special Birthday celebration! We are honored to be your favorite restaurant. We're so happy you had a great time with us, we will see you next time! Kayley Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mariah was great! On top of everything and super approachable! The Drunken Noodles were superb, and the Thai Donuts were out of this world!! I love this place!!!
    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on April 3, 2024
    Mariah will be elated to hear she made your night that much better! She is a treasure to us. We're happy you enjoyed your Drunken Noodles and Thai Donuts! Thank you so much, see you next time! Kayley Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

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FAQs

Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- Riverside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 619-7349.

Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- Riverside is rated 4.7 stars by 445 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 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- Riverside

1551 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204-4124

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Riverside Avenue at Memorial Park
  • Neighborhood
    Jacksonville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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