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Kankakee Grille - South Bend, South Bend, IN

Kankakee Grille - South Bend

4.5
4.5
1276 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Enjoy rustic cuisine, hearth baked pizza, a variety of craft beers, and live entertainment every weekend. Kankakee Grille South Bend is the hottest restaurant in Northeast Indiana and features a beautiful outdoor patio to enjoy during the warm weather season.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (866) 494-6371

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brandon Smithson - Jonathan Rothfuchs

  • Neighborhood

    South Bend

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 1,276 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Bend

    Best Ambiance

  • South Bend

    Innovative

  • South Bend

    Hot spot

  • South Bend

    Lively

  • South Bend

    Most Booked

  1. DebbiN

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening at Kankakee but it was a beautiful evening and were hoping to listen to the music artist outside. Didn’t happen. He was setup inside. That was disappointing.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kankakee is always a great place to dine, they never let us down! We love the jalapeño dip as appetizer, filet mignon with Mac and cheese and the vegetable of the day or mashed potatoes!

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  3. JuanHerdez

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love our date nights at Kankakee Grille. We try to get there every 4 to 6 weeks and if we stay at the hotel we’ll more likely be found at the Grille!

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  4. John

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My last dining experience at the Kankakee Grille was very nice, better than the last 2 dinners where the food came out of the kitchen quickly, but we didn’t have anything to drink…apparently what our server & the bartender had to talk about was more important, because our drinks were in between them for a half hour! The last time, we could see our food sitting underneath the food warmer for about 20 minutes & when it was finally served to us, it was barely warm!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 2, 2023Thank you for your review. We will share your comments on the service with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a great day.

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  5. RhondaK

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Terrible service. 2 servers and a manager standing around as we waited way too long for shrimp cocktail. Server never checked on us. Had to flag her down for a refill.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 2, 2023Thank you for your review. We will share your comments on the service during your recent visit with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a great day.

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  6. JoeK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Food was good. It is pricey at Kankakee. Server was very polite but had inside tables and we only saw her 2 times and unfortunately, after food was delivered we were missing an an item and needed napkins. We would go back.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 2, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the cuisine. We will share your comments on the cuisine and service with our team and look forward to you visiting us again soon. Have a great day.

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  7. Annie

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Carly our server was a sweetheart. Chili was, as usual really good

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 26, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Chili and that Carly could make your visit memorable. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  8. Rusty

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We made a reservation and we were seated immediately. The service was very good and the food was cooked perfectly! We enjoyed our meal and will return soon!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 26, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the cuisine and service. We'll share your comments and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was prepared well, and the taste was excellent. Samon did not have fishy taste. The nacho plate is huge and tasty

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 26, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy the salmon and nacho entrees. We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you visiting us again soon. Have a great day.

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  10. bibik

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    No coffee. Cappuccino after 9 pm to go with dessert

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 26, 2023Thank you for your review. We will share your ratings and feedback with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  11. MikeE

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We go there regularly for trivia. The food is very good, but a bit on the pricey side. The other recommendation would be to refresh the menu once in a while. We have been choosing from pretty much the same choices for the past year and a half.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 26, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy our Live Trivia and will share your comments and request with our team. Have a great day and we will see you soon.

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  12. ShannonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast service and good food. Located inside the casino.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 26, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming to Kankakee Grill for our date nights❤️ service is always great and I love the live music. I had the New York strip last night and that was THE BEST I think I've ever tasted! Props to the chef!!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 26, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you love visiting. We will share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  14. GailK

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food is prepared well and the atmosophere is excellent.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 26, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy dining with us and will share your comments with our team. We hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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  15. TheMan

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We went on a Thursday when they have surf and turf. So we ordered that. A lobster tail and a filet. The lobster was over cooked and rubbery. The filet was not as good as the filet you get if you just order the filet off the menu. It came with asparagus which was so over cooked it was mushy. The server was not up to their usual standards. We have been here multiple times and is one of our "go to" places. We will be back and it will be good. We were just disappointed this time.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 26, 2023Thank you for your review. We apologize your most recent visit was not to the standard you have come to enjoy when dining with us. We will share your comments on the service and surf & turf entrée with our team. We look forward to you visiting us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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  16. JanetF

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience. We had the potato soup, sooo good. I had the rib dinner, very good. My husband had the ravioli, it was ok, just a matter of a person's taste and it just wasn't his. The prices were reasonable. The service was great. I recommend this place!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 19, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great experience. We will share your comments with our team and hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  17. Sher13

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful experience! We ordered the crab cake appetizer on a cream corn sauce which was to die for! . Steak was perfectly done and seasoned. They had women playing keyboard and singing who was excellent too!!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 15, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a wonderful time. We will share your comments on the crab cakes, steak, and live entertainment with our team. Have a great day.

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  18. PatriciaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    very good service and food. Liked the piano playing but not the singing

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 19, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the cuisine, staff, and entertainment. We'll share your comments and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  19. Joni

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The waitress and food was not very good. First time we've experienced this. Usually is outstanding! Disappointed!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 15, 2023Thank you for your review. We apologize your most recent visit was not to the standard you have come to enjoy. We will share your comments with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a great day.

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  20. DeborahK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food, great service, music a little loud, souls star that a little later.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 15, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments on the food, service and live entertainment with our team. Have a great day.

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  21. NancyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food portions were perfect!! We don't enjoy a mound of food on our plate, so if you want a Texas size meal, this is not for you!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 12, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the cuisine on your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  22. Summers

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food choices were great, and the service was incredible!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 12, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the service and cuisine on your recent visit. We'll share your comments and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  23. PammW

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Atmosphere was very nice

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 12, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a great day.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Went there for trivia. It was canceled. The Salomon was good the Brussels we horrrible. Chili was bland. Service was okay.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 8, 2023Thank you for your review. We will share your comments on the cuisine and service with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a great day.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good live music. Excellent service at the bar which is where we sat. Food was a little expensive but delicious. Will certainly make a return trip.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 8, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the live music and cuisine. We'll share your comments and suggestions with our team. Have a great day.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always a great experience! Everything was delish. From the appetizers to all of our entrees.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 19, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great experience. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great, appetizers were wonderful, and the waitress was very friendly and attentive.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 8, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the cuisine and staff on your recent visit. We'll share your comments and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  28. BradyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Terrific atmosphere, live music, and wait staff. A longer than expected wait for food coming out of the kitchen, be patient.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 8, 2023Thank you for your review. We will share your comments on the atmosphere, staff, live music, and wait times with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  29. JimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Surf & Turf Special along with the Crab Cake appetizer. Both were excellent.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 5, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the surf & turf and crab cake entrees. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  30. PamelaG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED This location!!! Great food, excellent service ... well done! There was a live performance which is why I have a low noise level (but the performance was great!)

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 5, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments on the team, drinks, and live entertainment with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

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  31. RyanC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Well after having one of the best steaks I've had in a long time ordering the Bison Ribeye this time was just the opposite. I ordered it medium and there was absolutely no pink inside and I was shaking the entire table trying to cut through it. Not sure how you go from so good to so bad.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 28, 2023Thank you for your review. We appologize your recent visit wasn't to the expectations you have come to enjoy when dining with us. We'll share your comments on the ribeye with our team and hope you give us another try.

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  32. PhillipW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    We sat in the back section of the restaurant. The singer/guitar player was so loud that we could hardly communicate. The food was very good as usual.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 28, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the cuisine and will share your comments on the live entertainment with our team. We hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  33. Charles

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    My spouse and I had 5PM reservations and were seated at 5PM. Our waitress arrived shortly thereafter and took our drink orders. The drinks arrived quick and we gave our menu orders at that time. The food orders took way too long. We sat for over 40 minutes before the waitress informed us they were short of staff and had to call in a chef that was on his day off to cover for a no-show employee. We were 5 minutes to walking out when our food arrived. This is not acceptable as we should have been informed of the situation before taking our food orders.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 28, 2023Thank you for your review. We will share your comments and ratings on your recent visit with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a wonderful day.

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  34. TelesforoM

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried chicken was delicious! And Hamburger was great!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 28, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the fired chicken and hamburger. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  35. JulieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Highly recommend. Server was very nice & friendly.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 28, 2023Thank you for your review. We are everything was great on your recent visit. We'll share your comments and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  36. MikeP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner there on a Saturday evening. They had live music which was really good. We loved the food and the ambiance. We will be back soon.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 24, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the live music and cuisine. We'll share your comments and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  37. RobS

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Nene was great and food was delicious. Music made it almost impossible to converse with our friends.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 24, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed NeNe as your server. We'll share your comments on the staff and music with our team. We hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  38. Linda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    our server had a very large group along with our table for 2 she never forgot about us food was out quickly and hot water glasses kept filled. sat right beside the singer and could still have a conversation.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 24, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  39. MichaelF

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding. Food was great, and such huge portions. Definitely a treat when visiting the casino.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 24, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the cuisine and service. We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  40. Wiley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chefs are superb have always had the best dining experience Y’all won’t be disappointed at Kankakee Grill ! ❤️

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 20, 2023Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy dining with us. We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you visiting us again soon. Have a great day.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kankakee Grille - South Bend is rated 4.5 stars by 1276 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 36 times today
Google Map for Kankakee Grille - South Bend

3000 Prairie Ave, South Bend, IN 46614

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South Bend

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brandon Smithson - Jonathan Rothfuchs

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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