J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha

4.6
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J. Gilbert's is an "upscale casual" steakhouse serving prime-aged beef cooked over a mesquite wood-fired grill. Guests enjoy various cuts of steak, fresh seafood (including award-winning crab cakes) & other house made favorites like the Maytag Bleu potato chips & Chocolate Velvet Cake. The cozy atmosphere includes fire side dining, rich wood, brick & soft lighting where you can enjoy a quiet table or host a large party. The extensive martini & wine list offers the perfect compliment to an excellent meal delivered with attentive service. J. Gilbert's is open for dinner 7 days a week. Reservations are recommended.
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PC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service! Our first visit for my birthday-can’t wait to go back again!

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice experience. Service was exceptional and had a great time

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RM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing. It is definitely a top 10 in Omaha. The service was great, food awesome, and the atmosphere was laid back yet had a feel of dress to impress. I would go back again. In an area of other places to go after dinner as well so great location. The new capitol district looks amazing. Went on my anniversary and they provided a dessert and a card that we kept congratulating us. Definitely top restaurant.

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MS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was great...service polite not very experienced for fine dinning. Interior very "corporate" looking.

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SG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We both loved our meal and can't wait to go back.

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OT
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great restaurant food. Our service was very slow although our waitress was probably assigned too many tables. The table we were seated at was near an entry from the hotel lobby. Very awkward entry and disturbing to our meal.
There were so many entrees the looked good that it was hard to make a choice. My steak and scallops were perfection. So were the sides: creamed corn and mashed potatoes.
Look forward to another visit but seated elsewhere and hoping the service improves.

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TH
Omaha
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was fine overall. A bit noisy for carrying on a conversation. Would suggest making the artichoke dip creamier with the artichoke diced instead of in chucks. Service was good. Cosmos were very good. We will go back.

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D
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! A "MUST TRY" : Blue Cheese Potato Chips on the appetizer menu!

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner at J Gilberts, the filet was cooked perfect, everything came out still hot and flavorful. Our waiter was great, answered all of our question, again brought, drinks, appetizers, salads and main course out with unbelievable timing. While the alcoholic beverages were higher than i am use paid at other Omaha Resturantes for the same beverage, i will definitely return

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Steak was raw, potatoes were cold. It wasn’t that busy but took forever to get service and food. Appetizer came out after the salad!

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CP
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, the food, the ambiance- all were superb. Best filet I have ever had in Omaha. Seriously. The corn casserole was fantastic and the pretzel crusted onion rings were a surprising twist that we loved as well. Will definitely be back!

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Responded 7 days ago

Carolynne thanks for leaving us a review! We appreciate your feedback and I hope we get an opportunity to serve you again soon. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for Mother’s Day dinner. Sadly, we felt let down, especially after reading reviews for this restaurant.

We were greeted and seated quickly. My daughter ordered a mojito and I ordered a Prosecco cocktail special. We waited a long time for our drinks and the server apologized noting she had to run down to the bar and she felt badly that there wasn’t a bar on the top floor. My daughter’s drink was not enjoyable and tasted as if an ingredient was missing. She sent it back.

I ordered the prefix meal with soup, filet/scallops and Yukon mashed potatoes and asparagus. My daughter ordered the charcuterie tray for us to share and the 6ox filet with risotto. The soup was very good. No bread was ever brought to our table. We watched others arrive after us and served bread. Not sure what happened.

The charcuterie tray was lovely. Sadly, the meal was not paced well and our entrees were brought to the table while we were half-way through. When we began to eat our entree, we realized we were not given steak knives so we needed to wait for an opportunity to find our server. Additionally, my mashed potatoes were cold in the center. The server apologized and brought a new plate of potatoes which were overly heated to the point where I couldn’t bare to take a bite until some time passed for cooling. All the while, eating the rest of the meal.

We ordered the créeme brûlée for dessert. We waited again, for a long time for the dessert. The server apologized and said she’d check on the status. She returned quickly with the dessert.

We thought there might be a complimentary discount for the many things that went wrong, but the only modification was the removal of the drink my daughter sent back. We expected a top notch dining experience but certainly did not. This was a shame. I don’t think the team was prepared to receive the Mother’s Day crowd and serve parties with excellence. We were very disappointed. This was not the experience described on their website.

J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us detailed feedback. It's clear from your comments we failed to meet any reasonable standard of service given the caliber if restaurant we strive to be. I can only hope you will be willing to give us a chance to make this right. Please reach out to me at 531-222-9218 so I may personally apologize and invite you back to receive the experience you should have had the first time. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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CS
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great! Great for a special occasion

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Christie! Please come see us again soon! - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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F
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We (me and my two daughters) came to J Gilbert’s or wine and appetizers before going to a show at Holland Center. We were greeted at the door and given. $25. gift certificate for being moms!
We loved the wine and the appetizers were delicious! Our server was pleasant. We will definitely come back!

J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled you plan on coming back, we hope it's sooner rather than later! - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and it was amazing. Service was outstanding!

J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback! I'm glad our first impression was a good one. I hope this means we'll have the chance to serve you again soon. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and awesome service. Great special for Mother's day, can't wait to take my father for Father's Day.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Katie. You have many options in Omaha for special occasions and we're flattered you chose us. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you on Father's Day! - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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JW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant we have been to in Omaha. Food was good, large portions, and the service was amazing. Will definitely return.

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Responded 7 days ago

Wow Josh thank you for the feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and please come back to see us again soon! - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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JM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Unfortunately it was impossible to hear with 50's and 60s bop music blaring rather than an easy listening background music like you might expect in a nice restaurant at a Sunday lunch/brunch, especially in Mothers day.... So much fo talking with mom at a nice meal on her day. They did have a very nice fixed price menu for mother's day with very healthy portions and the food was well prepared.

J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha
Responded on May 12, 2019

John thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I apologize that the ambiance detracted from your dining experience. If you decide to dine with us again please feel free to reach out to me (531-222-9218) so I can arrange as quieter space for you if you prefer. Regardless I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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P
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Perfectly prepared. Dinners arrived before we completed our salads - that would be my only complaint.

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Paul thanks for the feedback! Apologies for the coursing error, we're always looking for ways to improve our service and we will do our best to work on our timing moving forward. It was our pleasure to serve you and I hope we get the chance to do so again soon. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had finally got to try your restaurant with our friends for Mothers Day. The experience and food was amazing. We had a couple porterhouse steaks and filets along with some calamari and spinach artichokes appetizers. Everything was spot on. So I would like to thank our waitress and the cooks for a wonderful dinner. We will definitely be back. Thanks again to everyone.

J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha
Responded on May 14, 2019

No Doss, thank you! You have many choices in Omaha to celebrate a special occasion like Mother's Day and we're flattered you chose us. We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience and very excited you plan on coming back. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Worth every penny. We will be back.

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you so much Jen! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and we're excited you plan on coming back. We hope it's sooner rather than later!! - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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ER
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was outstanding...Blue Cheese Chips!

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Erich thanks for the five star review! The blue cheese chips are phenomenal aren't they? I hope we see you again soon! - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like it quiet I recommend asking to go upstairs

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Responded on May 11, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first experience at J. Gilbert's and it proved to be delightful. Our server was Mary and she was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious and well prepared. I had a fillet and my son had the crab cakes. I would dine here again.

J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha
Responded on May 12, 2019

John we appreciate the feedback! We are lucky to have Mary and I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us. It was our pleasure to serve you and I hope we get the chance to do so again soon. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Girlfriends dinner it was fun!

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MM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

After making a reservation two months in advance we arrive and find that they do not have a table in the bar. They sat us on the dining room which was crowded and very noisy. We just wanted small plates and a few glasses of wine before going to a concert.
They did let us order from the happy hour menu but felt guilty taking up a wait staff’s table for our happy hour food.
It was extremely busy and we had a very long wait before even getting waited on. Might have ordered differently if we had better/faster service.
Since it was our first visit wished it would have been more positive. Restaurant seemed unprepared for the crowd.

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Responded on May 11, 2019

Melanie first of all thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. It's clear from your comments we failed to deliver the experience you should have had, and it is especially disappointing that we made such a poor first impression. I would be grateful for the opportunity to speak with you about Tuesday night and hopefully make this right. If you are willing please reach out to me at 531-222-9218 so I may personally invite you back. Sincerely, Matt Jones -Assistant General Manager

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Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was exceptional and the sliders and drinks were really well priced and very tasty. Especially the chocolate martini for dessert!

J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha
Responded on May 9, 2019

We're glad you had a good experience! The chocolate martini is definitely a treat - come back for another one soon! - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff were attentive, well informed about the menu, and very pleasant. Everything we ordered was amazing! You have the best scallops in Omaha. Chef Jimmy is the best!

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Responded on May 9, 2019

John thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your visit with us. Chef Jimmy is awesome! We take pride in our fresh scallops from the Georges Bank and they are to die for! Come back soon! - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service

J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha
Responded on May 7, 2019

We're glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon! - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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n
Omaha
85 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice to have another good restaurant downtown. Definitely worth a try.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. Please come see us again soon! - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was prompt, friendly, and attentive. Food was beautifully served and prepared as requested. Never had a meal I didn’t like here. Wide variety of choices, all amazing. Surf and turf is a winner and so are the Green Beans with Pecans for a side. Don’t skip out on dessert. Always delicious. Highly recommend the Creme Brûlée and Coconut Cake.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Sara it sounds like you've been here several times! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback and thank you for being a repeat guest. We look forward to our next opportunity to serve you. - Sincerely, Matt Jones - Assistant General Manager

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TJ
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed dining at J. Gilberts! Tyler was our server and he was spectacular! He asked questions to determine exactly what we were looking for and may absolutely spot on suggestions!! We are fairly snobbish about crab cakes and try them everywhere we go. Tyler assured us that these would stand up to the best we have ever eaten. We actually doubted that they would even come close but were shocked that they actually may be the best we have ever tasted! We had the crab cakes for our appetizer, then we split a tomahawk steak that was prepared perfectly. Our sides were the creamed corn with bacon and the burnt ends mac and cheese. We would definitely order the corn again. The burnt ends were a little disappointing because it did not have much meat and it was more pulled pork than burnt ends. We would definitely return to J. Gilbert's and would request Tyler every time!

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Tina thank you for leaving us detailed feedback! Tyler is a gem and we are lucky to have him. As a native Marylander I endorse our crabcakes and I'm glad you enjoyed them too! We look forward to serving you again soon. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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OM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had their special which was fresh halibut - it was absolutely delicious. Their Bobo Bubbly Prosecco was a lot of fun!

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Responded on May 7, 2019

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience! The Alaskan Halibut is fantastic! Please come back and see us again soon. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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TB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 3

We are usually very easy to please, however were disappointed with the food as it was nothing as anticipated. The heirloom carrots barely resembled carrots and were too hard to slice. The Tuna was overdone. Tasteless. Sadly, we will not be taking out of town guests there again especially when spending that much money.

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food!! Great place for a special occasion!

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Responded on May 3, 2019

Mandy we appreciate the review! We strive to be a prime spot for special occasions and we were happy to make yours a special one. Please come see us again soon. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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Brisbane / QLD
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great filet, perfectly prepared.

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback and we're glad you enjoyed the filet! If you are willing please give me a call at 531.222.9218 so I may understand what we could have done better to make it a five star experience. Regardless we appreciate your patronage and please come back soon. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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SB
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my belated birthday dinner on a Sunday evening. Not very crowded but we were an early dinner. Sundays are awesome as bottles of wine under $100 are half-off. They have a great prix-fix menu that includes soup/salad, entree, and dessert for a great value. My husband has had the burger both times we have been. I have had their filet both times. Outstanding. The sides have all been good. Have had macaroni and cheese, jalapeno potatoes, sweet potato fries, green beans, and asparagus. Desserts to die for. Salads are crisp and a nice size. The house salad has a lot of different extras added in. Tyler our server was awesome. One of the best we have ever had anywhere. Personable, attentive, great sense of humor. We will definitely be back.

J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha
Responded on May 1, 2019

Sheryl wow we can't thank you enough for leaving us this feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed everything and we appreciate that you've come to see us multiple times. Hopefully your next visit is sooner rather than later. Thanks again! - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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LA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

This is the 3rd time in a row that the service has been very slow and once again we were not given what we ordered.....
Very disappointing

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Lance first I apologize that you continue to have issues with our service. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about it personally so we can try to make it right. If you are willing please reach out to me at 531.222.9218 and I would be happy to discuss this with you. Regardless, thank for taking the time to leave us feedback. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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NH
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place, great food. We will definitely be back..

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Natalie we're so glad to hear it! We hope it's sooner rather than later. - Matt Jones, Assistant General Manager

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DH
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

It took the waitress too long to correct our bill after I discovered a $25 mistake. Water glasses were empty and we sat waiting for at least 15 minutes just to see an accurate bill. Food was excellent, service was substandard.

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