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Beautiful & Romantic Uptown Tapas Jazz Lounge - Chez L'amour, St. Augustine, FL

Chez L'amour

4.5
4.5
188 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Chez L'amour is an elevated uptown adult (21+) Live entertainment and Upscale Dining experience. Social dining and tapas style global cuisine faire. Luxurious desserts and additional plant based dining options. A full bar, curated with signature cocktails and mocktails. Delivering live world class Jazz and piano music every day.
~ Dress Code Required
~ 5% Band gratuity optional.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, International
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (904) 295-3078
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ellie Rose Schultze
  • Neighborhood
    St. Augustine
  • Cross street
    San Marco and Castillo
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 188 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Innovative

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Hot spot

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Lively

  • St. Augustine

    Innovative

  • St. Augustine

    Healthy

  • St. Augustine

    Hot spot

  • St. Augustine

    Romantic

  • St. Augustine

    Lively

188 Reviews
  1. TommyL

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and atmosphere are amazing. The food and drinks are very good. Everything though is really expensive and the portions are small being tapas. The desert we had though was the one item that was not very good. We will come back but skip desert but it definately is a once in a blue moon type place due to the prices.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was nice. Music was fine. Food was fine. Service was very good

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff and food were outstanding. We were early dinners so the ambiance and noise level was very nice. We also had a gift coupon so the bill was very reasonable. Probably would not go back without a coupon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great conversation with our bartender… Loved her recommendations, loved our cocktails and thoroughly enjoyed our entrées when we were seated. Everything was perfect and we will go back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu choices were a nice variety. Our waiter was friendly knowledgeable and attentive. The music was wonderful we highly recommend

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit and we had an excellent time! Parking was easy and location was simple to find. The inside is beautifully decorated (even in the bathroom) to create a warm, romantic look. We ordered the beef tartare and hackleback caviar on the side. The tartare was delicious. I added some of the caviar to a bite, and immediately fell in love with the combo. My husband ordered the pork belly fat dish that was served very tender and full of flavor. His dish included cabbage that accentuated the pork perfectly. The datil flavor used with the pork belly is a sweet flavor. I ordered the bikini sliders and really enjoyed them. I ordered two different cocktails throughout the night. Each were handcrafted and selected from their menu. As a person who tells bartenders, "I don't know. Something fruity?" I appreciated having a list of drinks to choose from that wasn't something basic I would have ordered, if left up to my imagination. The Crazy On You was my favorite cocktail of the evening served with an egg white that I was curious to try. The Brooklyn Mary had a different flavor that was tasty, but I preferred the first drink more. I couldn't end the night without dessert and did not pass up the creme brulee. It was perfectly prepared. The sugar was a crisp, crunch layer and the center was unbelievably creamy. We sat near a table who were experiencing the Chef's Tasting experience. I stopped the chef, Ellie and expressed how much we enjoyed our meal. She was delightful and shared how they like to update their menu seasonally. Our server, Addison was very attentive, and was well informed on the menu and off menu options. The music was another win for the evening. Clairmont really contributed to the ambiance with their jazz performance. We spoke to the duo during their break as we passed them on our way out. 100% we will be back to try more dishes, drinks, and hear future acts.

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  7. Kippy

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the cocktails & mussels with table salad! Music is always good 😊

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a beautiful dinner here. We purchased the chef's tasting menu with drink pairings. Everything was great..the atmosphere, the staff, the chef and the musicians. The aesthetics are so gorgeous. It's moody and beautiful just as you would expect for a venue that hosts jazz musicians. 10 out of 10.

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  9. LorenD

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again my out of town guests were impressed. Thanks Chez L’ Amour for helping me highlight the best of St. Augustine. Something on the menu for everyone. Such great flavors and presentation. Old friends stopping by and the owner generously spending time with them, the chef coming to our table to check on the level of salt on our frites and world famous musicians in the place reminiscing were just a few things that happened yesterday. I’m back next week!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time. Love this place. We did the chef's table with Chef Elle and she overdelivered! All the food was magic. Ambiance was perfect.

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  11. DavidA

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks and ambience at Chez L'Amour are top notch.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is like walking into a different dimension of a NYC jazz club. The ambiance rivals BB King’s club and so many others. Hope those NYC jazz musicians discover this place ! The food and drinks and wait staff were excellent! Great birthday, great time. Thank you. What a great addition to St Augustine.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The noise level was so high you couldn’t talk to the person right next to you. Too large of a musical group for such a small venue. Will give it another shot and hopefully there will be much more enjoyable music.
    Chez L'amourResponded on May 5, 2024
    Join us on weeknights for more intimate music: solo jazz artists, songstresses, lounge covers. Friday and Saturday nights will usually feature a larger band with a more engaging performance. And don't forget, you can ask to be seated in our upstairs peacock lounge - you can still hear the music, but it's much quieter. Thank you!

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  14. DeannaP

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding night all the way around! Delicious bites and the jazz was amazing!

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  15. Kelley

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad we found this place. Best food I’ve had in St Augustine, along with excellent service. The music was pleasant and not too loud. Highly recommend!

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  16. MatthewM

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I did not have the best experience, but managment was kind enough to offer to make it right the next time I visit. I certainly appreciate when people own up to an issue and offer to make it right. I will return at a later date. I will say the ambience and music was a nice experience.
    Chez L'amourResponded on May 5, 2024
    Thank you for the honest review! We'll get to work immediately to improve this experience for future guests.

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  17. Visitors

    Tampa

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding! That being said, it’s tapas, so don’t come very hungry or it will get expensive. Service and ambience were great.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Felt a little duped during the experience, based on reviews and elevated menu on website, I thought we were in for a treat. Our server which was also hostess did a fantastic job delegating all her responsibilities but the food itself was subpar based on expectations. ‘Pomme frites’ were from a frozen bag, smaller portions to be expected from tapas, but the value got killed by the inflated prices. $22 popcorn chicken served in diner fair, hummus was decent but hardly shareable. Sliders and beet tartare were mostly left uneaten just due to taste. Ambience is strange just from table setup and no corridor into dining space of dense tables, it needs help on ergonomics. The giant red chair for photos should have been the giveaway but the red flag was the the only thing that really felt French was the items named on the menu. I can’t say I’d recommend after dropping $160+ for 2 people who don’t really drink and left wanting snacks for later.
    Chez L'amourResponded on May 1, 2024
    Our apologies that we didn't meet and exceed your expectations on your visit. We value your feedback and will use it to help us evaluate how we can ensure a better experience in the future. We agree that the ergonomics of our restaurant are hardly ideal; we're in an old haunted building from the 1880s, and there are only so many ways to set up a dining room. As for the red chair, it was only present for a special event that night. We promise you won't see it again, should you be kind enough to return. We never want anyone to leave Chez L'Amour hungry or dissatisfied. Please don't hesitate to reach out by phone or email. If you join us for dinner again, we promise to do our best make it a positive and memorable experience. Thank you!

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  19. Bella

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service,amazing ambiance, would recommend this place!

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  20. DonC

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our first time. Quite pricey. Very “proud” of their establishment. Great menu and drinks but way overpriced. Our service. Perfect. The food great. Do the popcorc chicken with indian dipping sauce and fried mushrooms. They were out of sorbet. We will give this another shot but not a top of my picks just due to the food and price. Oh and other than the name it is Not French. Think tapas. And arriving they are clear in that. We did enjoy it though

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  21. JenniferM

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The jazz band was amazing! The atmosphere is romantic and cool. The food and drinks were yummy! I just wish it was a little cooler inside but it is Florida after all. We will definitely go back asap!!

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  22. yenay

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very nice, loved that they had parking. The mood was beautiful, went for the music and was not disappointed. Food was tasty, not the biggest fan of tapas style but the actual food and drink were great. 10/10 recommend

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Get the popcorn chicken you will not regret it! Also the salad. It was all good and Addison was wonderful for our party of 7.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and music experience! Highly recommend

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  25. Alex

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chez L'amour has something of a modern art deco theme with tapas styled dinner and a live jazz band. You should definitely read the menu before you go, and expect to order multiple plates - as you would with any tapas place. Between two, we ordered the coconut curry popcorn chicken, meat & taters, eggplant hummus, seasonal creme brulee and monica cake. All were delicious and appropriately filling. The staff is helpful and knowledgable, and the reno on the property looks really good. It would be an excellent venue and I plan to return for the chef tasting menu experience. The band was terrific - St. Aug has been in need of this type of music for a while. The open layout of the restaurant and unmuted/ dampened instruments leads to a very active participation in the bands playing and your meal - it commands your attention. However, it is still possible to have conversation at your table. I plan to return.

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  26. Queenie

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful tapas style restaurant. Cozy and romantic. Tasty craft cocktails. Our favorites were the seasonal caprese salad and the chocolate cheesecake for dessert. We will definitely be back!!

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  27. KatelynW

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and atmosphere. Food is served tapas style and three-four portions was plenty for the two of us. Highly recommend the tuna nachos. We can’t wait to eat here again!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and staff was friendly. Can’t wait to eat there again!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a memorable experience with the Chef’s choice! Presentation and taste were absolutely amazing! We were discussing how helpful it would be to maybe have cards with what’s coming next as we just weren’t sure what we were eating a times… as delicious as it was! Loved the vibe though! Would recommend for a romantic dinner out or perhaps happy hour with the jazz music? We’ll definitely be back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined here for Easter Brunch. We each were able to pick 2 items (smaller portion sizes) off the brunch menu plus a small buffet to enjoy while we waited for our ordered items. The service was very good and the staff were friendly. It felt a little rushed, my first ordered item came out within 2 minutes of ordering, and the second shortly after so I wasn’t able to enjoy much of the buffet. Food was good, included mimosas were a nice touch as well. Just a bit rushed timing wise. Overall a nice holiday brunch though.

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  31. ATLJP

    Atlanta Metro

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Fantastic jazz trio and cocktails. Will go back

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner at Chez LaAmour! We ordered several gluten free meals, along with regular meals, a couple of mock-tails and enjoyed the music! Chef Ellie outdid herself with flavor, presentation, and efficiency! We will definitely be going back!

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  33. Mari

    Miami

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is certainly one of our favorites! Great vibe and live music. Service is spectacular and the drinks are amazing. You won’t be sorry if you dine here.

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  34. Rogerbf

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The band was so loud you could not hear was the only downside!

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  35. Jonna

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is spectacular - love the small plates with different flavors. The wine list needs work. Needs to be more nuanced to pair well with the food.

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  36. karenp

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful dining experience! We had a salmon appetizer topped with black caviar that was delicious! For entrees we feasted on tender pork belly and scallops in a delectable sauce. Anything we ordered was beyond delicious! And of course, we couldn't leave without a crème brûlée and a Grand Marnier!

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  37. TraciD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food in a great environment. The live music is great. Not too loud.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lot of love and passion went into the 6 course meal we ate. We really enjoyed everything this place had to offer. It is a great place for a celebratory dinner! We will be back for sure!

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  39. StephanieW

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always so good!!! I’ve been three times and I will continue to come back!

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  40. BlufftonFan

    Coastal Georgia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Chez L'Amour is a delightfully different restaurant amidst a broad range of good restaurants in St. Augustine. The small plates format allows you to tantalize your palate with a pleasing range of tastes and textures.

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FAQs

Chez L'amour is rated 4.5 stars by 188 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 13 times today
Google Map for Chez L'amour

45 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3276

Additional information

  • Cross street
    San Marco and Castillo
  • Neighborhood
    St. Augustine
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ellie Rose Schultze
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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