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Elegant tropical boho chic ocean front dining - Isla Blue Restaurant, St. Thomas, VI

Isla Blue Restaurant

4.0
4
155 Reviews
$50 and over
Global, International
Located oceanfront at Autograph Buoy Haus, St. Thomas adjacent to the Westin at Frenchmans Reef.

Tropical, the island breeze. From the sun-kissed shores of Mexico, cool winds blow across the Caribbean Sea to the enchanting isles of Japan. The warm waters teem with sea life and the tropical regions yield diverse fruits and chili peppers. These vibrant, fresh flavors are as unique as the islands themselves.

Indulge in mixology at its finest, featuring premium tequilas and an extensive champagne, wine, and reserve list. Embark on a culinary journey that transcends borders, as we artfully blend vibrant island flavors with the freshest seafood and innovative preparations. Unwind and fully immerse yourself in this unparalleled oceanfront experience, where each dish is crafted with love in our Isla Blue Cocina.

YOU MAY ONLY LIVE ONCE, BUT IF YOU DINE WELL, ONCE IS ALL YOU NEED. ™

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Golden Hour Daily 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (340) 715-2583
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Neighborhood
    St Thomas
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virgin Islands (US)

    Innovative

  • Virgin Islands (US)

    Great for fine wines

  • Virgin Islands (US)

    Romantic

  • Virgin Islands (US)

    Most Booked

155 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great server but the food was not up to par. In Al fairness despite living in NY and being used to overpriced things…. This was for sure overpriced. On top of it it had Mexican influence and I am Mexican… this for sure was far from Mexican standards.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner - couldn't have been better. Service and food were top notch.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Mixed bag. Beautiful location and dining area. We both ordered the pan seared Sea Bass for our entree and the broccolini for our side. Both very tasty and nice presentation. We’ve dined at enough places not to get sticker shock over the price of an entree especially at a restaurant as physically beautiful as this one but for $52 the Sea Bass portion could have been a little more generous. But that’s not really the issue. We felt rushed from the moment we were seated. We actually tried to slow things down by telling our server we needed more time to decide on drinks, apps and entree but despite our best efforts our plates were being cleared within 45 minutes of our arrival. Then in an ironic but really frustrating twist, it took longer to get our server over to run our card than it took to receive any of our food. And it wasn’t because the restaurant was jammed. She was just standing around chatting with some of the other employees. It really put a damper on what could have been a really great dining experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner, the open air restaurant made it a wonderful venue for a couples dinner. Food was great, a little on the pricey side but given the location that was expected.

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  5. JoyceM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prawns were mushy and steak was over cooked. Avacado side was terrible

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  6. KatieD

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a memorable evening at Isla Blue. The ambiance, food and views were wonderful and our amazing waiter, Moy, made the whole experience perfect! We’ll definitely return on our next trip.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here on our first night in St. Thomas. It was a short walk from our hotel and right on the beach. We ordered the lobster and the Tacos de Carne and both were delicious! Our server Crystal was very nice and welcoming and made the whole night. The only downside was it was a little pricy, but the sunset was beautiful and it was an overall great meal!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kali was the name of our server and she did a fabulous job serving us! She was very professional and gave us great recommendations for apps and main dishes. We will be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Avoid. Not worth it. Service is blah. Food is bland and overpriced. Not the Havana Blue of the past.

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  10. ARiv

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food we had was average at best and for the price you pay, I would expect more. It is a fun ambiance but overall not worth it

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food sitting above the crashing ocean. Service was fantastic. Overall a great experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good and atmosphere, did not feel generic being at a hotel.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The location and ambience are stunning. The food was good not awesome and not worth the money. I had a 19.00 grey goose martini which would have been fine, however when I looked at the bill later I realized I was charged an additional 3.00 for the olives in my martini. That’s a first!!!

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  14. ChanceyGardener

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food at a scenic location just down from the new Westin Frenchman Reef. A bit noisy the night of our visit due to a rowdy company function but great service from Molly (a fellow Philly girl!) made up for it.

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  15. ShariH

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was so expensive & just not great. It should’ve been amazing for the price. Yes the view was beautiful but all the restaurants on this property look out on the ocean & have beautiful views. So overall we were disappointed & will not dine here again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    They have a serious fly problem. Food was delicious and the flies wanted some! We have not experienced this at other outdoor dining in the area!

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  17. MichaelH

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really, really wonderful meal. Good long-list of choices. Excellent staff. Atmosphere very beachy.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Knowledge friendly staff. Food was amazing.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and fresh catch was amazing - will definitely go back! View was fantastic

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  20. JuliaP

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    So disappointing. Food was very average and definitely not worth the $$$$. The snapper was all bone and the side was brought out after the meal was finished. They should have taken it off the bill and it wasn’t worth the wait. Bland. I don’t know that I’ve ever written a negative review but after having been at the previous restaurant it this location for many years, I had great expectations. Money I wish I never spent.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing ocean front view does not make up for poor service and disappointing food. Our fresh catch of the day…MahiMahi was over salted. Sides were forgotten. Water was a hot commodity. Not worth the price. Again, disappointing.

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  22. BobT

    Naples

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow!! We had a birthday dinner that was excellent. All of the people were very attentive. I would recomend this restaurant for you dining adventures

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous restaurant BUT crazily expensive!!! 2 couples, one bottle of wine plus 2 drinks - $1000! Food ok, lots of heavy coconut milk dishes Ambience is amazing. If you go make sure you know it’s not for the food. Also the prices online areNOT the prices in the restaurant

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All about the ambience here, great view and ocean sounds. Service was great as well. The food was fine but nothing spectacular- you go here for the location. I will say the manchego mashed potatoes were amazing - I should have ordered 2 of those and a salad!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service. Thank you Patrick and the kitchen for a great meal.

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  26. Jules

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with a nice menu. Service was slow and drinks mediocre.

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  27. MichelleP

    New York City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Isla Blue is a beautifully decorated space. Unfortunately, the food was terrible and expensive. We had the Wahoo which was described as freshly caught and served with guacamole, which sounded delicious. What we got was a dried out, inedible piece of fish placed on a teaspoon of guacamole. The side dishes of jalapeño corn & cilantro rice were decent but certainly not outstanding. Overall the meal was abysmal for the prices. I was so looking forward to plantains foster for dessert to salvage the meal but unfortunately they were out of that dessert. The service was excruciatingly slow. I do not recommend dining here. It was a huge disappointment.

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  28. JeffreyC

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Portions tiny, VERY expensive. 15.00 for a tumble of rice. Everything is extra. No bread to purchase for the seafood bouillabaisse. Fish over done. So they need to get their act together.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Limited menu that’s difficult to understand which is unnecessary. Entrees to not include any sides yet are pricey. For an additional $14 you can get a side of rice. Crazy. We waited an hour to get our food. Wait staff was friendly. The atmosphere is nice but at night you can’t see the ocean so location almost doesn’t matter. Not sure we will return. We come every year and have been waiting for Isla Blue to open. Disappointing.

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  30. DenverDiner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very overpriced for the quality of the food and service. We were the first table in the restaurant and it still took almost four hours. Waiter dominated our interactions with stories about himself, where his brothers live, and how he is the best Chef and Bartender and has worked in all the best restaurants in the northeast and elsewhere. All about him. They failed to acknowledge our anniversary until we brought it up, though we had noted it when making our reservation. They then brought us champagne, which was appreciated. Ordered a cocktail that sat on the bar for 15 minutes. When we reminded the waiter about the drink and said we don’t want it anymore because we had our food and a bottle of wine for dinner, he insisted on bringing it (watered down) and then charged us for it. They changed our vegetable order without telling us, and offered only that the kitchen is substituting it. We split our salads and said we would do it ourselves. Waiter said no, he’ll have them do it in the kitchen. Then they charged us $6 for a split plate fee — in a restaurant that expensive! Upselling constantly - inquired about the sizes of apps and sides, he said we should each order our own — not necessary. Waited for water refills for about an hour and had to tell the general manager so we could get some. Just not a great experience, and the prices are not appropriate for what you get.

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  31. EricH

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible. Food extremely slow. Price is high. Main entree (fresh wahoo) was almost cold when it arrived. Would not rec.

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  32. NicholasD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food; great service; great ambiance The sunset waspectacular

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful setting! The food was great and Paola our server had great recommendations and took great pictures of us!

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  34. BrianO

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was outstanding, start to finish. Host couldn’t have been nicer and the wait staff was very friendly and professional. Food was amazing!

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  35. Kate

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The snapper was delicious. The prawns didn't have much flavor . Difficult menu to understand. Had to look up most dishes. Our server Mia was excellent

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  36. AlexL

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice dining with very interesting menu and exquisite drinks

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  37. DeenaC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The ambiance at this restaurant is nice - if you time it up well with sunset and get a waterside table, it’s a beautiful view - but so are any of the other restaurants that are on the water at Buoy Haus/Westin. We are from New York and will say that the food here was not good at all - the price point nor the flavors were good or worthwhile. The ingredients/flavors in each dish are extremely limiting, so you may not be able to actually eat many of their dishes. This includes their sides, which we did not order because of how limited/uninteresting the options were. We tried several different dishes so that we could have an idea of what the food tastes like and what the portion sizes are. Sadly, they were all extremely disappointing. The crispy rice was rock solid to the point that our teeth could barely break through the food to eat it - there was also no actual flavor to this dish. The roll was far from being a roll, and far from being a roll worth the price point nor the lack of flavor. The drinks were mediocre are were not anything special compared to the other restaurants nearby. If you have been to any place in New York or the New England area, you would not want to get the sashimi here. The gyoza’s were plastered with sesame and we’ve had much better gyoza’s at any local sushi place back home. We left after paying a hefty price tag and feeling completely dissatisfied. We went downstairs and ordered at the sandbar afterwards since we were still hungry and so disappointed. To add salt to the wound, that wasn’t a good choice either since the food is extremely salty and vegetables always have dirt left on them - however, there aren’t many options to choose from when staying at Buoy Haus. The beach and hotel vibes are lovely but the restaurant scene 100% needs to improve. Isla Blue is definitely a restaurant that’s trying hard to have a “cool vibe” and “interesting/different” dishes, but the food/flavors itself needs to improve before the “vibe” becomes worthwhile.

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  38. Nicespottotry

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh seafood prepared thoughtfully. Catch of the day options

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  39. JamesD

    New York City

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant! Love the vibe! Unfortunately, all fails after that! We ordered drinks at the bar, my cocktail was undrinkable ! All I tasted was tequila. We were sat at our table. We placed our orders and waited and waited and waited. We finally got our apps and salad. We waited and waited and finally our dinner arrived. My sister-in-law’s flank steak dinner was burnt, inedible- so unfortunate. We did receive an apology from the manager but very insincere. So disappointed!

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  40. JamieS

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was outstanding !!!! He was very professional but funny too. We will remember this experience due to service

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FAQs

Isla Blue Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (340) 715-2583.

Isla Blue Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 155 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 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Isla Blue Restaurant

5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, VI 00801

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    St Thomas
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Golden Hour Daily 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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