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Brasserie Liberté, Washington, DC

Brasserie Liberté

4.5
4.5
2099 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French / American
At Brasserie Liberté traditional French meets modern luxury in the heart of Georgetown. Our menu reflects the comfort food of the cuisine served in a cozy and laidback setting.

Please note the Fabergé Egg seats 4 guests.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 53 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 878-8404
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Matthew Cockrell
  • Private party facilities
    Brasserie Liberté offers a a fully private dining room, which can be divided in to two smaller private rooms. The largest space can accommodate 75 guests and the smallest can accommodate 30 guests. With its own private entrance, the room can be transformed into a reception style event to accommodate 130 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Georgetown
  • Cross street
    Wisconsin Avenue and Prospect St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,099 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

2,099 Reviews
  1. JohnW

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful brunch can be had at Brasserie Liberte simply by ordering off the appetizer menu. Pate and French onion soup were fabulous. Our server Marcelo took great care of us.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Food, Excellent Ambiance, & Excellent Customer Service!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A little noisy and the tables were pretty close together where we were seated BUT totally worth it for the food. Absolutely delicious. Will be coming back for another special occasion. The boeuf Bourguignon was comfort and tastebud bath! My husband got the steak and I kept telling him to give me bites cause it was seasoned and cooked SO well it was almost like butter.

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  4. SusanC

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was off. Waiter was friendly, but didn’t seem to connect. Can’t exactly say what it was. Beets carpaccio was good, but tasted as if it had been in the fridge for a while.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best restaurant experience I had in a long time. I thank the host, server, and cooks for all the hard work they contributed to the night!

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  6. OliviaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, and I loved the ambience. I will definitely return.

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  7. SusieF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent. The food was delicious. The ambience was good although it did get quite louder later in the evening and the best thing is it’s very close to the Kennedy center where we were going after dinner!

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  8. TIffa

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Brasserie Liberte and it never disappoints. The Beet Carpaccio is one of the most memorable dishes and it is always so tasty. We were very pleased with the French onion soup, the coq a vin, the mille-fuielle and the mousse cake. All was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive - they even wrote a very nice happy anniversary message. The only thing is the bread was a little stale and not my favorite but the whipped butter was good and I'm excited to come back!

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  9. JackP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Really busy night and service was mixed. Appetizers came way before the drinks and food was too salty (2 of or party of 6) to enjoy. Expect more for a $500 meal.

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  10. AmberF

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and ambiance were excellent! The food was very good - not incredibly stand out, but everything ordered was seasoned and cooked well. It was very easy to make a reservation to meet the family for brunch in Georgetown! I would happily return!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Boeuf bourguignon was incredible! Excellent personalized service and a comfortable atmosphere. We loved it!

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  12. DocP

    Mobile

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon was amazing while my burger was good but not very tasty. Would definitely still come back and try something else!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! It’s a great dining experience isn’t crazy expensive. Highly recommend the Macaroni au gratin!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was mediocre. You can tell that you are paying for the location not the quality of the food.

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  15. Birthday

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the dessert was delicious. The music was a little loud for my liking but I could hear those at my table. I would order food to go but not likely to eat inside.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great French food, we had chicken coq Au van and beef burgeon; both authentic and very well done. Pricing was mid range and the service was very good. The portion size was also adequate and the ambience great. You will need to book for peek times.

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  17. Jasmina

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant restaurant, in the middle of Georgetown. It was loud as it was parents week at Georgetown and the restaurant was packet. The food was perfect and the service as well. I would like to come back again.

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  18. Abbydog

    Atlanta Metro

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a group of 7 for a special occasion. I called ahead to ask whether they could make a cake. They said no and that I should bring my own cake. When I arrived with the cake, they said they would charge us to slice it for us -- a separate charge for each slice. They retreated when we expressed our annoyance, and we arranged to slice it ourselves to avoid another dispute. The food was ok, nothing special. The service was also ok, with some gaps, but neither welcoming nor friendly. Our group's overriding impression was of tremendous noise. "Energetic" doesn't do it justice. It was almost impossible to hear what anyone at the table was saying. For reference, we had a 7 pm reservation on a Thu night. We would not recommend the restaurant unless you want to share in its overriding sense of self-importance.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. FelipeG

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional meals, service, and ambiance. Will definitely come back for more great experiences there!

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  20. DCwilliam

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food service and atmosphere, we will be back

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  21. DilpreetS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went during restaurant week and the food was very good as well as the service and ambiance. The steak frites would be my recommendation.

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  22. MetroFoodie

    Washington DC

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Brasserie Liberte during restaurant week - we had wanted to try it and thought this would be the perfect opportunity. From start to finish it was a wonderful experience. To start, in the reservation I had requested a quieter table away from the bar, and . we were seated at a table in the back section near the corner which was perfect. Our server was excellent, we never had to ask for anything - including a to go box, he seemed to read our minds. The food was amazing - we had the french onion soup, beef bourguignon, pork loin, citron tarte and pot du chocolate. The only downside to the restaurant is the scarcity of parking in Georgetown and the price of what is available.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a memorable, throughly enjoyable experience for our first visit to BL. The food and service were fantastic; outstanding in every respect. We can’t wait to return.

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  24. Cecilia

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My group of four had dinner here during winter restaurant week, which offered an incredible value ($40 for three courses), especially when compared to other area restaurants ($55-$65). We were seated early even though the two others in our party were yet to arrive, which I appreciated. It was hard to choose only three dishes from their extensive restaurant week menu! The chestnut soup appetizer was to die for, but the mussel entre was perhaps the worst I've ever had. The broth had zero flavor and genuinely tasted like water (the others tasted it and agreed). This is usually such a flavorful dish bursting with garlic and white wine sauce, so I was extremely surprised and disappointed that they didn't deliver. I'm not sure if it was an off night or what, but that was the only complaint (albeit a serious one!) from my experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. A bit confused by the mandatory 20% service charge which seemed like an automatic tip, so we did not tip above that.

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  26. SerenaY

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and such lovely, quick service. The food was authentic and flavorful.

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  27. NickH

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is very good, not life changing French, but definitely a solid restaurant with a talented kitchen/chef. I really disliked our server, she hovered and pressured us over and over again to order drinks, then apps, then main plates. She came by every 4 minutes. Quite annoying. She had no finesse or understanding of how to serve a table where intimate conversation was being had.

    2 people found this helpful

  28. EricJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and the service was better than I've had in a very long time. Highly recommend.

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  29. aefoodie

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere. Fantastic service (thanks to the awesome Serbian-born waitress!), and better value relative to Georgetown’s other French spots. Best escargot I’ve had and the filet mignon was perfectly cooked.

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  30. DavidE

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here for RW with a colleague from work and this was my first visit. This was really excellent all around, from the initial greeting, drinks at the bar, seating in the beautiful dining room, and very attentive yet discreet service. Items we had: Chestnut soup: Excellent. I've had better in France, but this was delicious. Liberte Salad: Excellent, no flaws whatsoever. Coulotte Steak Frites: Perfectly cooked rare and frites the right texture and temperature. Very good value dish for initial try of this place. Pot de Creme au Chocolat: Delicious Will definitely go back and try more dishes.

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  31. DCDon

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First rate on all counts. Adding to our shott list of go to restaurants!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great choice for Restaurant Week - I would go back… great food and solid service

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for winter restaurant week brunch special with high hopes, and was very disappointed by the wait time and quality of the food. We had a 1:30pm reservation for 2 people. Upon walking into the restaurant, there were about 20 people waiting inside to be seated. I checked in at 1:25pm, and was informed there may be a wait of another 15 minutes. We waited patiently for the hosts to inform us of our table being ready. However, only after we asked the hosts again how much longer of a wait we had, were we finally seated at 2pm. I also observed that other parties who had 1pm and 1:15pm reservations were still not seated by 1:45pm. It seemed a bit disorganized and chaotic, as the hosts tried to figure out who could be seated and what tables were available. Once we were seated, it took 20 minutes for our appetizer to come out. The French Onion Soup was flavorful and not too salty. It then took an additional 30 minutes for our entrees to come out. My friend got the Lox Benedict, which was bland and needed to add salt and pepper herself. I got the Liberte Burger, which was way overcooked and dry. The fries were at least delicious. It then took another 35 minutes for our desserts to come out. The tarte au citron had a good balance between sweetness and tartness. I know hiccups happen and it was packed, but it was disappointing that none of the staff ever bothered to acknowledge, apologize, or explain the long wait times. I wish I could say the courses were worth the wait, but I would be lying. While the appetizers and desserts were overall good, they weren’t memorable or something I’d return for. On a more positive note, our server was friendly and attentive (immediately took down our orders, made sure our water glasses were topped off, bread basket immediately brought out, clean silverware were provided for each course). The restaurant was also clean and beautifully designed.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. SummerZ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor hygiene in utensils. Server was too busy to do a good service and cold hospitality

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  35. PatriciaK

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for Sunday brunch during restaurant week. It seemed the restaurant was overbooked. We opted to sit at the bar even though we had a reservation. Good was good. Just required patience for the food. Excellent service otherwise.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. AlexisD

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, but they were way overbooked. We were one of many groups with a reservation the same time, and we had to wait about 20 minutes for our table, and others were waiting for longer. The food was also slow coming out and we had to rush through our meal in order to make it to a movie, even thought we should have had plenty of time if we’d been seated quickly and food had come out faster.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. HannahF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu has lots of great offerings and the food was absolutely delicious. Great cocktails too thought dessert was a little disappointing. Went for restaurant week lunch and the deal couldn’t be beat. The restaurant is deceptively giant. It’s quite loud and the tables are close together. The bathroom is also open to the restaurant which I thought was weird. But the decor is lovely. Service was unfortunately lacking. They were clearly busy and I of course have sympathy for that, but tables were getting turned over all around us meanwhile at least an hour passed between our appetizers and entrees. Luckily we were in no rush but it took us 2.5 hours to eat lunch through no fault of our own. We didn’t even receive an apology. And then when the check came, gratuity was included - which is perfectly fine - but we weren’t told that in advance. Luckily I saw the total and deduced that tip has already been added. Overall I would recommend because the food is delicious but might have a better experience on a quieter night.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. Disappointed

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great — except the service, which was surprisingly poor at each step in the process. It seems like moving from tips to automatic service fees has harmed the quality of service, although I recognize I went during Restaurant Week, when pressures are high from large crowds.

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  39. ExperiencedTravelers

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Much larger venue than appears with not enough room between tables to navigate. Excellent food and staff, if only could get to and from one's table without squeeze. In sufficient room also in joint restroom where no plan or space for line. No idea how staff manages.

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  40. Chalo

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    very good restaurant , I chose a night where there was "restaurant week" in D.C., meaning lots of people and very noisy , I had been before and there was not as many people and the kitchen was not overworked , the service was excellent and attentive .

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Brasserie Liberté is rated 4.5 stars by 2099 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 53 times today
Google Map for Brasserie Liberté

3251 Prospect St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wisconsin Avenue and Prospect St.
  • Neighborhood
    Georgetown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Matthew Cockrell
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 878-8404
  • Private party facilities
    Brasserie Liberté offers a a fully private dining room, which can be divided in to two smaller private rooms. The largest space can accommodate 75 guests and the smallest can accommodate 30 guests. With its own private entrance, the room can be transformed into a reception style event to accommodate 130 guests.
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