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Element Gastropub, Raleigh, NC

Element Gastropub

4.4
4.4
376 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Element: the simplest principal of a subject. Here at Element, we believe that sharing quality food and drink is the simplest and best way to create memories and cultivate friendships. Nestled in the great City of Oaks, Element is here to showcase that a plant-based meal can be delicious to both omnivores and vegan foodies alike.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Cross street
    City Plaza
  • Parking details
    There is street parking as well as 3 different parking decks located around the City Plaza area.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • TRAP Brunch With Brian Dawson & DJ Grant

    Multiple dates available
    🎤 Get ready to brunch and vibe with us at our R&B Brunch featuring Brian Dawson! 🎵 Join the vibe at Element Gastropub on February 11th from 11am to 3pm. We've cranked up the energy with multiple DJs, including K97.5's own Brian Dawson, to keep the party going all day long! 🍽️ We've listened to your feedback and made some exciting tweaks to our brunch offerings. Stay tuned for the mouthwatering deets on our revamped menu that's sure to elevate your brunch experience. 🎉 Admission is free, so you can secure your spot and party with us in Downtown Raleigh without any registration fee. Be part of the R&B Brunch vibes that everyone's talking about!
    TRAP Brunch With Brian Dawson & DJ Grant Photo
  • Tacos & Margaritas Tuesday at Element Gastropub

    Multiple dates available
    🌮 Tuesdays are for Tacos! Taco Tuesday at Element Gastropub, and we're serving up handcrafted tacos that are a taste sensation! Dive into a world of flavor with our fresh, house-made corn tortillas, succulent Carne Asada, and gluten-free Barbacoa. Every Tuesday, we bring together these exceptional ingredients to create a taco experience like no other. Join us at Element Gastropub and savor the delicious results of our culinary expertise. Don't miss out on this weekly taco extravaganza, and be sure to pair your tacos with our tantalizing margarita and mocktail specials!
    Tacos & Margaritas Tuesday at Element Gastropub Photo
  • Wasabi Wednesdays Sushi Night

    Multiple dates available
    Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with our newest culinary adventure: Wasabi Wednesdays! Dive into a delectable array of plant-based sushi delights every Wednesday night at Element Gastropub. From savory rolls to innovative nigiri, our vegan sushi menu offers a tantalizing twist on traditional Japanese cuisine. Indulge in fresh, handcrafted sushi creations bursting with vibrant flavors and wholesome ingredients. Whether you're a sushi connoisseur or just looking to explore new culinary horizons, Wasabi Wednesdays promises a dining experience like no other. Join us at Element Gastropub for an unforgettable evening of vegan sushi perfection!
    Wasabi Wednesdays Sushi Night Photo

What 376 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Innovative

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Healthy

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Raleigh

    Innovative

  • Raleigh

    Healthy

  • Raleigh

    Great for outdoor dining

376 Reviews
  1. StarFox

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A must visit for any plant based person or curious carnivore! Flavorful dishes and a fun, green atmosphere. We had brunch on the patio with some pretty good weather. Unfortunately service was slow, there only seemed to be 2/3 waitstaff working so it's not their fault per se. They offer cocktails, mocktails, and thc infused drinks as well.

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  2. HaroldD

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was pretty good but the vegan biscuit was a bit dry. The vegan bacon and gas were quite tasty. I was only at the restaurant because I had a vegan friend in town. I do like to eat meat. They had a dj and he was Entirely too loud!  we had to shout to each other to be heard and I noticed multiple people asked to be moved to quite sections, but they're really weren't any. The loud DJ for Sunday brunch is a bad idea. I hope they get rid of it. 

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  3. Tish

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I feel it’s unfair for me to rate the food as I don’t live a vegan lifestyle. With that said, I didn’t think it was horrible, but I also didn’t think it was great. I most enjoyed the French toast and the homefries. The scrambled eggs (scrambled tofu) was the item that I least enjoyed. The drinks were fantastic!! I’ll return for drinks.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Only one waiter. Overwhelmed for all the tables

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a Birthday Lunch and everything was delicious… Everyone enjoyed the apps and their main entrees. Will visit again !!!!

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  6. Melissa

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Didn’t realize it was plant-based but a great menu and beautiful day to sit outside on the nice patio. The DJ music was just a little too loud for brunch but did enjoy his music selection.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Even if not a vegetarian, omnivorous folks will enjoy it!

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  8. AshleyTD

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and good music! I was the only plant-based eater in my party, and EVERYONE enjoyed their meal! A great find, for sure. I highly recommend for anyone looking to try plant-based food, but who is wary.

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  9. Emdub18

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience at Element Gastropub. Super cute and creative decor, very friendly owners, fabulous food. Some of the best vegan cuisine I’ve ever had. Highly recommend! I’d argue that this is the best vegan spot in the Raleigh-Durham area.

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  10. FrancineA

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such great food. Next time I am in Raleigh I will be back.

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  11. JulieC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, and service was good. The place was packed, and they neglected our reservation (but gave us cookies to apologize.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vegan food enjoyed by everyone. Nachos are up there with many restaurants without that restriction. Have had occasional slow service.

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  13. TeamVee

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, very welcoming and price was good as well. The food was delicious, no complains from anyone at our table from the appetizers to the burger and other entrees, only wished when had room to order dessert. Next time for sure… Highly recommended we’re definitely eating here again when i’m down town.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A life changing meal! I have severe food allergies (alpha gal) and have struggled to order safe food at restaurants. The entire menu was safe for me! Thank you for making delicious, vegan food!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful vegan restaurant. The waitress was amazing. She had great recommendations. We had the chicken and waffle and the smash burger, both were prepared quickly and were delicious. We're definitely going back and saving room to try the peanut butter cheesecake next time.

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  16. RonaldM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful experience at the Element Gastro Pub at their Valentine dinner. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The location is in the heart of downtown Raleigh and a nice area to walk.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I wanted to try this brunch location. Didn’t realize it was vegan. The food was ok & the drink was lack luster

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  18. CharissaM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I really enjoyed the meal. I went at night and the lighting was a little dark. I could barely see my food. The food quality was great and the taste was awesome.

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  19. Reidmor

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed pimento cheese rangoons very much! Malt vinegar fries are soooo yummy! Grilled chik’n caesar wrap had a lot of kale and would have been more enjoyable with a little less kale and a lot more house Caesar dressing. PINEAPPLE PEPPERITA was delicious… so fresh and not too spicy!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! If you’re looking for something to tantalize your taste buds, Element Gastropub in downtown Raleigh is a must try. We shared a BBQ Nacho and enjoyed Brunswick Stew with house-made cornbread and Mimi’ Chik’N Pot Pie. All perfect for a cold January evening. We shared a slice of Cookies and Cream cake. Vegan? Yes! Service was excellent! The perfect balance of attentiveness and privacy. These omnivores will be back.

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  21. RonaldM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific restaurant to secure a vegan meal in the heart of Raleigh ~ on Fayetteville Street. We enjoyed a guest DJ the last time we went.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great experience! There was a DJ Brian Dawson and it was a vibe! That along with a great brunch menu really topped out experience! The service was also top notch! All in all 10/10 ❤️

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  23. JDgood

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall we were very impressed with element and will definitely go back. The only draw backs were the waitress was a bit inattentive. We needed to flag her down when we needed our drinks refilled and when we were ready to leave had to flag her down to get the bill.. In her defense I’m not sure but it looked like there were only two waitresses and they were very crowded which was great to see. And there was no real gluten free items on the menu. I give it a 4.6 out of 5. The food was amazing! I recommend that omnivores check it out. It’s worth it.

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  24. MicheleG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s great to have a new vegan restaurant as an option! Love the theme and the ambience was nice. Service was good. There were some good food options, particularly for those who were looking for meat substitutes. My only suggestion would be to offer more vegetable-based options without plant meats. Some vegetarians do not like the texture of meat. For example, a homemade vegetable-based hamburger would work well for them. Thank you so much!

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  25. WilliamD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location and super beer selections. Food is very tasty.

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  26. KimG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ate at Element Gastropub for NYE dinner. It was my first time. The restaurant was in a good location. My Buffalo chicken salad was huge! It was a bit spicier than I prefer, but it was a filling meal along with the cheese triangles. I would come back next time I visit Raleigh!

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  27. Terrance

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was notably helpful. The experience was good; kinda just walk in and sit anywhere even with a reservation. Unfortunately there was a live insect in the dish we ordered, but the issue was handled and resolved well. Basically, 3.5/4 rating out of 5 based on my personal experience. I would go back but I’d inquire about pests/insects near food before I ordered.

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  28. KimL

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for lunch on Christmas Eve. The food was very good, even my meat loving husband was not disappointed. Planning on going back again for sure. 

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  29. LdyHeel

    Raleigh

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food was very good. The service was okay, but not great. Our server did not check in with us at all and I would have ordered more things if she had. She was more focused on rolling silverware and less so on her customers.

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  30. LAWRENCE

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, and the service was very attentive. Some of the best malt fries around!

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  31. Kiers

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! The service was great, they had delicious seasonal food, and everything was fresh. Highly recommend!

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  32. Raleighfoodie

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Thumping music Open table menu not even close to actual menu Food was decent but bbq sauce is not a substitute for a sauce which was largely used for the Brunswick stew. All vegan

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  33. PeterM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambiance and value. TV's were a bit of distraction but easy to tune out.

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  34. SteveS

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place, I honestly didn't realize it was plant only menu. Even multiple of us read the menu before going. I think they could make it more obvious. Having said that, we had the impossible burger and buffalo chik'n sandwich which were good. If plant based isn't your thing, just be aware. I was a nice change.

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  35. HeatherH

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent! Even the meat-eaters in our group enjoyed it.

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  36. NPed

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were able to get a reservation and they sat us right away. Hostess checked on us while we were waiting and after we were seated, and the waiter was very accommodating and provided great service. Food was delicious!

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  37. KAGL

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, but not excellent. Service was quick and efficient.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a bit loud. But more than that while the food was good I was rather disappointed with the chilaquiles. For $18 I expected more. The "salad" wasn't a side, it was barely a garnish. Very small amount of salad was given. The pineapple pico I'm sure would have been tasty, but there was barely any there. And there was certainly none of the dressing the menu said would be on it. Basically my "salad" was maybe a 1/4 cup of lettuce, a couple very small rings of red onion, maybe a tablespoon or less of the pico and no dressing. The chik'n strips were thin and in some cases overcooked and certainly not enough to be a filling meal. The chilaquiles themselves were tasty, I just wish that for $18 I got a filling meal and didn't ha to go eat again a couple hours later because I was still starving. All in all we paid $60 for a dinner that should have been half that based on what we actually got. And that's my biggest complaint. The food was delicious just mine wasn't near filling and it was overpriced for what you get. I'd be willing to try them again if the prices become more realistic. Also, the server wasn't terribly friendly. More apathetic than anything else. The host was very friendly and so I was a bit shocked at the level of service the rest of the time.

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  39. Tukki

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    If you don’t care about an apathetic waiter that brings the wrong items, then you will enjoy the food. The waiter never said hi, gave me his name, or did anything to make me feel welcome. He then brought the wrong drink. I had to flag him down to get the correct one. He brought the new drink and plopped it on the table without saying a word and turned away. He then brought the wrong meal. In did not say anything and ate it because at that point I just wanted to be gone. The food was delicious, but I felt uncomfortable and unwelcome the entire time I was there.

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  40. DeborahB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Element Gastropub! As vegetarians, we get to choose ANYthing on the menu, which is a delight. Great good, moderate prices, and cool atmosphere!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Element Gastropub using the Order Online button. Element Gastropub also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Element Gastropub is rated 4.4 stars by 376 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 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Element Gastropub

421 Fayetteville St Suite 103, Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Cross street
    City Plaza
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is street parking as well as 3 different parking decks located around the City Plaza area.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Lelia Kidd
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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