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La Coupole, Paris, Paris

La Coupole

4.1
4.1
158 Reviews
€30 and under
French
Since 1927 La Brasserie La Coupole has been a symbol of the history of Montparnasse. In an art deco decor, listed as a historical heritage, the Chef offers essential dishes from the great Parisian Brasseries such as the Grenoble-style stripe, the real pepper steak and the seafood platters ...

Find the famous lamb curry in La Coupole Indian since 1927, served by cart. In the Roaring Twenties, La Coupole appeared as a window to the world that allowed guests to discover the Indian-style lamb curry served by an Indian in a sumptuous costume.

La Coupole adapts to all your desires, from breakfast, lunch, dinner, to aperitif time with its creative cocktails and its American bar.


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2 people

7:00 PM


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What 158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

158 Reviews
  1. SuzyH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    When we arrived the Maitre D was incredibly rude saying we didn't have a booking despite me booking on Open Table - with a link directly from La Coupole's own website. I had confirmed my booking the day before via responding to a text message sent from Open Table. I showed her this and the printed confirmation - she was completely dismissive and waived me away. It was my husband's 60th birthday and we had travelled from the UK for this celebration which they were trying their best to spoil. We were sent to the bar and told to wait until a table became available. When it did my husband was given the wrong starter and my son didn't order a starter but his main course arrived with our starters. Altogether a disappointing experience and I would expect better from such a well known restaurant. We won't return

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  2. gregoired

    Paris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Je suppose que votre site est une anarque, puisque La Coupole n'avait enregistré aucune réservation,. La qualité du restaurant n'est pas en cause car ils ont pu rattraper votre inconséquence.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful bistro ambience. Delicious lobster ravioli, langustine ravioli, and curried lamb. Excellent service. We enjoyed it so much we have reserved a return in 3 days.

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  4. ValcarenghiP

    Paris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Très bonne cuisine, mais beaucoup trop bruyant, dommage.

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  5. roderik

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    as always, what a treat to be at la Coupole ! Great ambiance, fantastic service where you are treated as an old friend ! It is large but a the same time intimate and has a certain cosiness . Food is always good, nice wines, absolutely value for money ! Again, it is a special place and they manage to preserve the quality, atmosphere, warm welcome. Absolutely a great experience . I'll be back , like evey year , minimum one time.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Hice la reservación y al llegar había un evento privado y cancelaron las reservaciones, pésimo servicio

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  7. Peter

    Cheshire

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We cannot believe how when arriving on time for our reservation in Paris this weekend that the restaurant was hosting a private function. They were also adamant they do not recognoise an association with Open table and we were subsequently turned away. I read similar reviews of other restaurants in Paris saying the very same thing about Ppen Table but I thought this must have been a mistake. I took my Wife and family for a very special wedding anniversary weekend and this put a massive dampener on our weekend. Why do you continue to advertise this restauarant on your platform if they do not recognise you. I expect a personal reply here and a significant apology.

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  8. enriquep

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great place, every time in paris I am going there. Love the seafood and the place, good wine list and very good service at Montmartre

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  9. StaceyD

    Paris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Coupole was wonderful, except for the fact that we didn’t have a reservation. We were informed that La Coupole only takes reservations on their website and does not accept bookings through Open Table. The hostess was so gracious and seated us despite the lack of a reservation. Open Table needs to correct this situation or remove La Coupole from the list of restaurants so that others are not placed in the same situation.

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  10. AnitaW

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Do not book through Open Table. The restaurant did not have our reservation and told us that they do not have reservations made through Open Table.

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  11. NicholasF

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though this is a large restaurant we were well looked after and the food was delicious. We kept our order fairly simple as I had seen some complaints about the food, but we enjoyed our meal. We did the moules frites as well as some other dishes and it was all delicious. The room is fabulous and the atmosphere buzzing.

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  12. DrDK

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    La Coupole is an art deco icon from the past, but is beginning to show its age. The interior could be refreshed to make the decor sparkle. As with much of Paris today, the restaurant was crowded and the noise level high, especially when a local band made an appearance and paraded around the large open dining area. Seafood is the establishment's primary orientation and the quality is high but so is the price compared to restaurants of the same category. Despite the crush of diners to be served, our waiter kept his cool and professionalism. La Couple is worth a visit.

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  13. RoxaneF

    Paris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Je ne recommande pas les bulots servis trop froids

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  14. shellyf

    New York City

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place with sky high prices as it is on the main boulevard in Paris. Food was very good & service, excellent.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very rude. They would not honor our reservation and were rude to us Would never recommend

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  16. ViktoriaD

    Paris

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I was in La Couples years ago and I remember a very nice silling painted by famous masters. The restaurant had a very special atmosphere,those are 2 points which I didn't find during this visit.

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  17. GERARDL

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been meaning to go to this place for years Although it looks a little tired around the edges the food doesn’t disappoint. Had oysters sea bass and a superb sole menuiere. Buzzy atmosphere. Service good too

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  18. prtay

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food here was adequate, but there were some issues that truly made the experience unenjoyable: 1) The service was agonizingly slow. Friendly, but slow. The server was a bit forgetful as well, as we had to ask for many things twice; 2) I am not kidding you when I say we heard "Joyeux Anniversaire (Happy Birthday)" at least 15 times over a three hour meal. That is not hyperbole - 15 times at a minimum. Twice there were two recitations right after each other. A note to the manager is that quite literally every human in your restaurant has been born, without much effort on their own behalf, making it a completely unimpressive accomplishment. "Happy Birthday" is sung to indulge children, and there's no need to placate grown adults who should be beyond this type of public display when it just serves to cheapen your restaurant to those of us who want an actual dining experience, not the aural assault of a children's birthday party every five minutes. I highly suggest you simply implement, like most restaurants of good standing, a no singing policy.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They refused me at the door. Completely rude. I left in tears. A nice restaurant up the block Le Dome Cafe treated me like a queen.

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  20. Arlene

    San Antonio

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    La Coupole is a must when in Paris! The atmosphere is upbeat while sophisticated. The service is impeccable but with a sense of humor. My friend and I shared the Vol-au-Vent as an appetizer. The crust was flaky and the seafood perfectly tender. For our main course, we shared the flavorful Indian Lamb Curry, served by a Sultan!

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  21. LPSalazar

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I made reservations through Open Table. When we got there, there was no reservation… they told us they no longer work with Open Table. But they were able to seat us anyway. Oddly, I got reward points after dining there, although they didn’t check me in.

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  22. Snoopy8

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptionnel restaurant with superb service. Had the Argentinian steak with béarnaise sauce, very good.  Started with the oysters, very good and fresh.  Quintessential, Parisian restaurant! 

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  23. SJKMc

    New York City

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    One of the most disappointing meals that we had in Paris. It started when we arrived and the hostess could not find our reservation, when I showed her the confirmation number I received from OpenTable, she informed me that the restaurant no longer works with OpenTable. It was early enough that we were still seated. Next, I asked for a martini and I have no idea what they brought me. I returned this one and got another drink that was still not a martini. I gave up. I ordered the onion soup and it was sadly very disappointing, few onions, no sweetness that is the character of onion soup, few onions but LOTS of awful bread. The fish I ordered was fine though not up to Parisian standard. Not worth it, find another restaurant with a history111

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately, my experience was very bad. First, the restaurant did acknowledge my reservation through opentable because it was done the same day. We had to wait 45 minutes by the bar . The coctails were very badly done. They had no idea what dirty martini or apple Martini is. The food quality was very poor. The worst happened when my wife found a fish worm in her Cod fish plate. We left right away, they didn't charge us for that plate. We paid for the rest.

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  25. GrahamN

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    50 years have passed since my first visit, it has not changed! A Parisien favourite I would recommend to anyone.

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  26. James

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    La Coupole is in many ways the perfect compromise on food, cost, and experiencing true French food. The menu is extensive, but not crazy expensive at all. It's relatively casual in terms of attire and not stuffy at all. It has a fun ambience. I think there' simply a shortage of waiters. They were all very pleasant and helpful, but everything just took too long, but I didn't get the sense that it was their fault.

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  27. Bogy

    Phoenix

    295 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with delicious food wonderful service and ambience.

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  28. DeepakS

    Paris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le restaurant été très bien - mais il est apparente que le reservation bien confirmé par vous, deux fois, été pas enregistré à La Coupole !!! Je bien vérifié le reservations et aussi montrer votre confirmation…. Mais le reservation n’êtes pas la !!! Le hôtesse été gentil et il a trouvé une table avec une réservation annulé. Je trouve tout ça très décevant …. Et je regrette de confié mon réservation à Opentable !!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frank was AMAZING! So attentive and seemed to really care about the guest experience. He went above and beyond to keep us happy in many ways. I also enjoyed my roasted lobster dinner. Nice atmosphere and overall experience. Will definitely visit again when coming to Paris!

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  30. AnneS

    Paris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Rapport qualité prix étonnamment bon !´Nous reviendrons.

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  31. AidanB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived and said we had a reservation, to which the hostess said “we no longer work with OpenTable.” Thankfully they had some available seating, but if they hadn’t we would have had to find somewhere else

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  32. Samuel

    Paris

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Bonjour . J'avoue avoir été très déçu par mon repas à deux à La Coupole. Certes, la nourriture était correcte, sans être exceptionnelle, le décor est resté magique et l'ambiance générale était sympathique et animée. Malheureusement, les gros points faibles se situent au niveau de l'accueil et du service et cela a beaucoup gâché notre plaisir car nous nous attendions à bien mieux compte-tenu de la réputation passée de cet établissement. En premier lieu, nous avons été reçus à l'accueil par deux personne outrageusement habillées et maquillées. Par ailleurs, les serveurs, quasi tous d'origine étrangère, sont empressés, maladroits, trop familiers et ne répondent absolument pas aux exigences de raffinement et de qualité de service d'un établissement prestigieux qui a longtemps été un symbole et un temple de l'excellence gastronomique et de l'art de vivre à la française. Messieurs les dirigeants et (ou) gérants, ne sacrifiez pas tout aux exigences du profit. Redonnez du lustre et de l'éclat à notre chère Coupole tant aimée et refaites-un ce haut lieu de la gastronomie et de la vie parisienne !

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We waiting only about 10 minutes for a Tabor during the weekday. It’s clearly a sought after venue. The server was very accommodating and the food was delicious. The escargot was a hit with my kids and I really enjoyed the oysters. We ate all the steak, French fries, and the fish dish. The Kir Royale was also very good. I’d recommend for sure.

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  34. StephanB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience but they didn’t have my OpenTable reservation recorded. Warning! They don’t work with OpenTable !!!

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  35. Remy

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great. Unfortunately, don't know his name. However, the only server we have had in the two weeks we have been in Europe was funny and asked us how our meal was before we were finished. Seems like in Europe servers don't follow up to make sure the meal is cooked the way you like it and there are no issues.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Eines der traditionellen typischen französischen Restaurants. Natürlich sind die Austern Etageren ein Muss. Wer französische Tradition liebt ist hier richtig. Leider ist Innen der Geräuschpegel sehr laut.

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  37. GalPal

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This wonderful restaurant never fails to deliver! We've been going making it a priority stop when we are in Paris, for over 30 years. The beauty of the space always stuns upon entering. The warmth of the staff is unmatched. The food is absolutely delicious. The oysters! Something for absolutely everyone on the menu. Never pushed or made to feel rushed. We took friends who had never been to Paris and this was their absolutely favorite evening out of ten! Can't wait to return. Merci Beaucoup!

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  38. Cherry

    London

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very good meal at La Coupole. The room is amazing and the food was lovely. The service was attentive. Ambiance was lively without being too much. Would definitely come back again to this wonderful Brasserie. A good solid choice.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at La Coupole. The atmosphere, the service, the food were all top notch. The snails were a delicious starter and the lobster and tuna were fantastic. We finished it off with some crème brûlée we highly recommend La Coupole land can’t wait to go back again!

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  40. Dthediner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The seafood is always very fresh--that is the reason to go. The service is hit and miss. First, they claimed that "open table" does not work with their system so they had no record of my reservation. They did find me a table though since it was not a full evening. The server was good but put my wine in an ice bucket that was impossible for me to reach from my seat, and then didn't show up to refill my glass--I couldn't do it myself (I was trapped in the middle of long rows of folks in a banquette seat. But the fish/oysters were both very good, which again, is the reason to go to the restaurant.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

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

FAQs

La Coupole is rated 4.1 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for La Coupole

102, boulevard de Montparnasse, Paris, Paris 75014

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Montparnasse
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm Tue–Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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