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Nathaniel’s Bistro, Lincoln, RI

Nathaniel’s Bistro

4.2
4.2
63 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Get ready to treat your taste buds to an epic journey at Nathaniel's Bistro in Lincoln, Rhode Island! Our menu is packed with mouthwatering dishes that will blow your mind. From juicy steaks to heavenly seafood, we've got all your cravings covered. And don't forget to wash it down with our killer cocktails, mixed with love by our experienced bartenders.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (401) 333-0366
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Darien Brady Moronta
  • Catering
    CORPORATE EVENTS HOLIDAY PARTIES, RETIREMENT SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS, ENGAGEMENT DINNERS, REHEARSAL DINNERS, BIRTHDAYS &amp; BRIDAL &amp; BABY SHOWERS.<br /><br />CHOOSE PACKAGES FROM PLATED AND CATERING. <br />BRONZE SILVER GOLD PLATINUM<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    BOOK WITH US YOUR NEXT SPECIAL OCCASION OR EVENT.BRIDAL SHOWERS, COCKTAIL PARTIES, ENGAGEMENTS, CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE, REHEARSAL DINNERS! ROOM SEATS 35-140 GUESTS.
  • Neighborhood
    Smithfield
  • Cross street
    George Washington Highway
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    RIPTA
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

63 Reviews
  1. Lety

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was friendly, interior was very nice.It was my first time going there and will definitely return. I went for my husband’s birthday. We also had our 7yr old son who was loving the Mac and cheese he ordered from the kids menu. We started with calamari, for dinner my husband had the New York steak cooked exactly to his liking with great flavor. My dinner choice was the Kobe burger, I’m glad I chose this because I really wanted the truffle Parmesan French fries they were crispy and very good! For dessert they had so many good options we decided on the chocolate cake and the expresso affogato. Both excellent choices. Overall I’m happy we found this place the owner was very pleasant he made sure he asked if how everything was going he thanked us for coming in and let us know of upcoming events such as Kareoke nights and brunch on the weekends. Great experience!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were never told the specials my wife's meal was advertised in the menu to have “8” U12 shrimp and it only had 4 small shrimps and when we told the waiter he just looked at us and said “oh I'm sorry “ and walked away! And I wish I took a picture of my drink to show how pathetic it was.  We will not be going back.

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  3. Dennis

    Greater Boston

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good especially the Caesar salad and Bronzino fish. Our waitress was excellent but food coming out of the kitchen very slow, we will be back again

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Drinks were terrible and when I tried to return one of them the bartender took the same drink back to me and said that he made it correctly and left it with me Had the octopus appetizer and it was chewy. Asked for 2 glasses of Chianti with dinner and they only had enough for one. Short rib was their only savior of the evening. Been there, won’t go back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Nathaniel’s Bistro and we were extremely pleased with our visit to this fairly new restaurant (opened ~ Nov 2023). Nice craft cocktails (we had the new old fashioned with Mezcal) and good wine list. Loved the beef carpaccio appetizers. We ordered the branzino and the lobster pasta as entrees. The branzino in particular was exceptional, perfectly cooked with tender fresh vegetables and quinoa. We will definitely return.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and was very impressed ! Will definitely go back!

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  7. VickiR

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Ryan was fantastic . The food was amazing .However the portion size relative to price was slightly off. If it were someone with a larger appetite they may be disappointed.

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  8. CarlA

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time visiting this restaurant. Enjoyed the staff and food selection. Had the shrimp scampi which could have been better seasoned and had a bit more pasta. Actually left hungry even after having desert. Everything is an add on even a side of vegetables. Very expensive for what you get. I know they have only been in business for a short time, but they need to up there game if they want to survive in a very competitive RI market.

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  9. Katy

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent- everything we tried was amazing. The mussels and chorizo were delicious- I seriously could have ordered a load of bread and happily sopped up the rest of that broth! Get the cherry cheesecake. You won’t be sorry! Definitely will be back!

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  10. maryh

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The bar was very comfortable and Eric, the bartender, as well the drinks were so fabulous!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the food the enviorment and the staff!! The live music on Vday! Was a plus a very nice touch!

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  12. HaleyD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE Nathaniel’s Bistro! The restaurant is beautiful and very clean. I love the bar area and the bartender Eric is awesome. The Caesar salad and calamari are my favs so far, can’t wait to try more! All the staff is super friendly & welcoming. It’s my new spot!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food and the ambient.. it was quite and comfortable.. the workers were very gentle and pleasant

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  14. MichelleJ

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was pretty good but not worth the very long wait. Took 30 min to get appetizers and then another 45 min after getting our appetizers before we got our entrees. Good portion sizes but chicken was dry and nothing special. My husband said his burger was good but again not worth the wait.

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  15. LLBCK

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server Erin was excellent. Made our dining experience very pleasant. Food was a bit too salty. We had 3 different entrees and all were too salty, especially the sides.

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  16. TinaS

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and presented in a timely manner.Well staffed and service was excellent .Table for my guest and I was very small and uncomfortable but, we noticed that there was plenty of empty roomy booths.The restaurant was clean and stylish.We had lunch food but we want to return for the Cornish hens.

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  17. KevinN

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new place. Will definitely be going back. Thanks!

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  18. BrianR

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and outstanding service from our bartender Eric. We'll definitely return soon.

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  19. Dave

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at Nathaniel's , everything was spot on.

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  20. Buckshee75

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was not knowledgeable with the menu and the options Food was delicious But overpriced for a bistro For what I paid for 4 people I could Have eaten at the Captial Grille with

    2 people found this helpful

  21. TriciaA

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had reservations and we were seated. We waited 25 minutes for somebody to ask us if we wanted water. We ended up getting up and leaving. Terrible service! Not overly busy, we were just overlooked. No excuse!

    2 people found this helpful

  22. KOKO

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Great drinks Great service Great atmosphere = Great place!!!!♥️👍🏼👍🏼

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  23. Delisciosa

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here twice and have enjoyed it both times. Food is very good as is the service. I wish them all the success in the world.

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  24. becky

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    New place, hoping they stay. Food and service was very good. Convenient location.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried out Nathaniel's for the first time with Restaurant Week. Would highly recommend. Food was delicious, service was fast and friendly. The manager was fantastic with checking in on tables to make sure everyone was having a great experience. Worth the drive for all you Rhode Islanders 😀

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  26. DorisB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Nathaniel’s bistro was very nice. Our waitress Jen was accommodating, efficient and funny! We enjoyed our meal, nice menu! Already recommending it to our family and friends!

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  27. AndreaG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful place to eat! Our server, Caitlyn, was excellent!! I would highly recommend, especially if you’re a seafood fan!

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  28. Scott

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made special plans to bring a family member to a surprise birthday dinner. Made our reservation on open table and sent invite for them to meet us there. To our surprise the restaurant was closed! Place was empty yet sign on door stated we were there during business hours. So our family that drove an hour and a half and us had to scramble for another option which with no reservation we had to wait almost an hour to get a table. We have no interest in going to this restaurant in future. They could care less about patrons. If there was an issue they had my information from open table and should have called. Poor business!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful experience! The service was fantastic and they even had a violinist for new years! The restaurant is beautiful and spacious! We are looking forward to trying more items!

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  30. Nicole

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant! Amazing food! A must dine.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience of the restaurant was beautiful. The bartender was new, and had to ask questions about every drink. We then proceeded to our table, which was great. Our server Rachael was excellent. The appetizers were sub par. The presentation of them was great, but they were not good at all. The oyster Rockefeller fell short, and so did the calamari. Our main course presentation was excellent, my meal the lobster and pasta was excellent and so is the dessert the cheesecake. The famous paella was just OK, the rice had a very bland taste. This restaurant has great potential, but they need to step it up a notch with the food.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. JeanneB

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My guest and I were the only 2 in the whole restaurant. A couple of bar people came in.manager/waitress came over too many times.

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  33. LyraM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so thankful that Nathaniel's Bistro was open on Christmas Day. This is a gem! It was a perfect combination of relaxed and high end, from the service to the delicious meals, apps and drinks. Our table of 7 was extremely satisfied and we had a wonderful time. A few thinks that stood out to us was the kind and responsive waitstaff, the beautiful interior and comfortable yet elegant seating(photo's online don't do it justice), and the coffee was out of this world! Thank you so much for welcoming us so warmly on Christmas! Can't wait until we are back in town to visit again. Blessings!

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  34. Delisciosa

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One word, DELICIOUS! Can’t wait to go back and try something else.

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  35. Avas

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was terrible. It had no taste. They served the grilled octopus undercooked. We couldn’t even eat it. By far some of the worst food I’ve ever had and it was expensive. Very disappointed!!

    2 people found this helpful

  36. HenryG

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a new restaurant and while the management and chef maybe very experienced, they still are learning this particular restaurant and clientele. For example, I think they will learn in time that Rhode Islanders expect bread on the table before they order. The food was very good and since we were almost alone in the restaurant at the time, the service was very good. I had the grilled squid appetizer, which is a Portuguese thing, and Nathaniel's did it better than most Portuguese restaurants I know. They didn't have a huge selection of wines or after dinner drinks. They did not have an after dinner drink menu, either, which they need to have. I was there to check the place out as I have a group of eight going there for New Years Eve. I am now confident that my friends will enjoy the experience.

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  37. Bestmem

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing service with very average food and very high pricing for what was delivered. Don't think they'll be around long.

    2 people found this helpful

  38. Happy

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall good dinner. They are new and I’m sure working some details out.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. Lulu

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious grilled octopus and Paella. Service was great. Could use a better more varied wine selection. Had the burger the last visit and it was fantastic.

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  40. OlgaG

    Greater Boston

    61 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit at Nathaniel’s Bistro. It’s a cute place. It wasn’t busy so it was pretty quiet. We had Olivia as our server. She was friendly and attentive. We found the menu very limited and a bit pricey. There was nothing as far as an appetizer that we wanted to try. I ordered the filet which was tasty. My husband ordered the swordfish which he found very dry. Olivia brought him some butter which helped. We also ordered the brussel sprouts. They were also dry with no flavor. The only dessert was plain cheesecake. We had hoped to buy gift certificates for Christmas. We decided not to after seeing the menu and our experience.
    Nathaniel’s BistroResponded on December 10, 2023
    Hello thank you for taking time to review us and thank you so much for visiting Nathaniel's. We are listening very carefully to our feedback both good and bad and appreciate all equally. January will become a month of change for us and we are hoping all our changes will be complete by then. Hopefully you will try us again and buy that Gift Certificate for your next celebration gift. Cheers

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Nathaniel’s Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 333-0366.

Nathaniel’s Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 63 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


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nathaniel’s Bistro

600 George Washington Hwy, Lincoln, RI 02865-4280

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    George Washington Highway
  • Neighborhood
    Smithfield
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    RIPTA
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Darien Brady Moronta
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (401) 333-0366
  • Catering
    CORPORATE EVENTS HOLIDAY PARTIES, RETIREMENT SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS, ENGAGEMENT DINNERS, REHEARSAL DINNERS, BIRTHDAYS &amp; BRIDAL &amp; BABY SHOWERS.<br /><br />CHOOSE PACKAGES FROM PLATED AND CATERING. <br />BRONZE SILVER GOLD PLATINUM<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    BOOK WITH US YOUR NEXT SPECIAL OCCASION OR EVENT.BRIDAL SHOWERS, COCKTAIL PARTIES, ENGAGEMENTS, CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE, REHEARSAL DINNERS! ROOM SEATS 35-140 GUESTS.
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