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A view from our chef's table - Paseo, Louisville, KY

Paseo

4.7
4.7
140 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Inspired by the opulent flavors of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, our dishes are comprised of fresh ingredients sourced from over 25 different local purveyors including Field Day Farm, Freedom Run Farm, 3D Valley Farm, Frondosa Farms, and Barr Farms.
The menu includes made in house pastas, breads paired alongside land and sea paella dishes, vegetarian and omnivore centric entrees, and sharable sides.
Innovative yet simple signature dishes include:
Spicy Greens & Charred Beans Salad with crispy caper and onion vinaigrette;
Harissa Cauliflower Steak with smoked olive, toasted sunflower, coriander gremolata and torn herbs;
Freedom Run Farm Lamb Burger & Potato Wedges with Mahón, Harissa onion jam and Berbère aioli;
NY Strip Steak with patatas bravas, zhug oil and watercress.
Chef Jeremy Frederiksen and his team use our wood fire cookery alongside our favorite spices to create a balanced and authentic culinary experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (502) 632-7935
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jeremy Frederiksen
  • Neighborhood
    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
  • Cross street
    Intersection of Breckenridge and Baxter Ave. in the heart of the highlands
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Innovative

  • Central Kentucky

    Healthy

  • Louisville

    Innovative

  • Louisville

    Healthy

140 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Brunch was so delicious and the service is the best in town.
    PaseoResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for the kind words and feedback about your visit. We hope you have a great day and we'd love to serve you again soon.

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  2. Sara

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best hummus I have ever had, but I am truly disappointed of how not vegetarian friendly this restaurant is.

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  3. Wilhelm

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Pretty disappointed in this place given the price point. We ordered two appetizers. The ricotta balls were a complete miss. Very dry, breading was bland, ricotta was bland, sauce was bland. Swing and a miss. The hummus appetizer was very good. Nothing groundbreaking but well flavored and I really liked the bread that was served with it. We got the sea paella and it a mixed bag. The scallops were some of the best I've ever had. The shrimp looked impressive but were very overcooked and tasted pretty bad. Little neck clams were very nice. Overall the dish wasn't worth the cost. Our other entree was the Sunday gravy and it was also a miss for me. My wife liked it more than I did, but still nothing special. I think the best part of our meal was the wine. Service was just okay and our table was very small and very cramped. We won't be back and can't recommend to others. Lots of great choices in Louisville, this isn't one of them.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Paseo offers an eclectic dining experience at a reasonable price.

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  5. KariK

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The octopus, humus and paella were all amazing. Our server was very sweet and helpful. I have a gluten sensitivity and she ensured I had no cross contamination.
    PaseoResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for your feedback about your visit with us, KariK. We always strive to provide a high quality of service and a safe, enjoyable dining experience for all of our guests. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that your server was helpful in finding dishes that suited your dietary needs. Please come back to see us soon!

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  6. hernanm

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We will return. Paella is excellent

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Paseo for my wife’s birthday! Food was delicious. Service was outstanding. We will be back!

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  8. RKS612

    Louisville

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious food and great service. Expensive.

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  9. DougR

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, food, and atmosphere. We went for Valentine's Day but will definitely be going again for dinner.
    PaseoResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for the review and positive feedback, DougR. We appreciate you choosing to dine with us on your special night!

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  10. Ctmom

    Western KY

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Michael, was fabulous. Our meals were delicious. Can’t wait to come back, everyone is so nice!
    PaseoResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you Ctmom for your visit with us and for the very nice words for Michael and the team. We are excited to get another chance to serve you and your guests again here at Paseo very soon. Have a wonderful and delicious week ahead and many thanks again.

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  11. SamanthaM

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting here is so great, a perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The food is top notch, with everything we ordered perfectly cooked. We can’t recommend this restaurant enough.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks were excellent. My only complaint is how dark it was. I highly recommend the scallops and lemon bar.

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  13. RobA

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great new-ish restaurant. Food was fantastic. Old fashioned was ok. Tables a little close together but not a big deal, just don’t expect intimacy. Cant wait to go over the summer and sit in their outdoor seating.

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  14. AmiJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good (appetizers good, main course ok), and ambience was excellent. Our waiter was one of the worst I've ever had. He seemed annoyed when asked questions about the menu and couldn't answer much without the help of the manager. We meet as a book club often, and the waiter splits appetizers, bottles, of wine, etc. He was not willing to do so and wanted an assignment of whom to charge for any of the shared items from the get-go. He took my wine glass away when there was still champagne in the bottle (not sure why champagne glasses were not offered). He never once came back to offer water, and we all left the restaurant thirsty. I actually had to walk over to him in the middle of the meal to order another drink. I saw him many times chatting at length with a table to our left rather than coming by to check on things. I would consider going back but would ensure that I did not get this waiter again.

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  15. TalleyR

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten! Every bite was exquisite!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and a really nice atmosphere. Definitely will be back

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food with complex flavor layers. The off menu vegan Paella was delicious.

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  18. KarlW

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Unusual starters and entrees highlight the menu. Prices may be a bit higher that I would like. The place could be noisy if crowded. We will definitely go back.

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  19. mcooper89

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our Paseo experience was top notch. Our waiter, Cary, was helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him throughout the evening. The food was delicious. Hummus to start, scallops and hake for our entrees, and a Spanish hot chocolate + chili ice cream for dessert. The space is lovely and we discussed all the people we wanted to bring back for future meals. Cary recommended we stop by Switchboard for a drink, which we did. I can’t believe the place wasn’t packed (in fact we were the only ones there at 6pm on a Saturday). The bartender Lucy was wonderful and she crafted a new drink just for us, as well as introducing me to a wine that is now a new favorite. Gold stars all around! Can’t wait to come back. So glad to have this restaurant and bar in our neighborhood.
    PaseoResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much, mcooper89. We love to hear that Lucy and Kerry left a lasting impression! We feel truly lucky to have personable and helpful staff on our team and we'll be sure to pass the compliments to them :) Your feedback is really important to us, so we appreciate your thorough (and very kind!) review and your decision to spend an evening at both Paseo and Switchboard! Please come back soon - we'd love to serve you again.

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  20. Eric

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I really enjoyed our brunch at Paseo. I had a spicy bloody Mary with mezcal that might have best the best bloody I've ever had. The middle eastern flavors were great. We also had shakshuka, and lamb burger, and ham and cheese croquetas. All was very delicious.

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  21. VickiR

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish we had was great. The only complaint was there is no Pinot Grigio on the wine list.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great. Lila!! And everyone who chipped in. Just loved the fact that all the servers and hosts worked together. The food was creative, well prepared, tasty, and timely. Only thing we'd change is that the tables were just a tad too close together and could be spread out a bit. Well be back!

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  23. Ricopolatzo

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious meal at this restaurant. I would definitely recommend it to others. Check this place out.

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  24. OnyxeA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I made a reservation and sent a list of food allergies in advance. When we arrived, they provided a menu that was marked up to indicate which items were allergen safe for me. I was able to select a starter and an entree with a couple modifications. The food was exquisite and the service was exemplary. I look forward to a future visit.

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  25. mikeh

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere with great food. Been a couple of times now. Will be definitely going back

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience. The food was all absolutely top notch, excellent blends of flavors and in just the right portions. Octopus was to die for, harrisa cauliflower, chefs kiss. Michael, our server/bartender took such excellent care of us, never intrusive, but we wanted for nothing. Be sure to try his original drink on the menu, which I've forgotten the name of but was absolutely incredible. Don't pass this place up!

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  27. Excalibur

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The dinner was acceptable but not as wonderful as the high prices would indicate. I thought the menu was limited. The vegetarian options were minimal. I had the roasted cauliflower which was good but unfortunately not as creative as was described. It also could have benefited from 5-10 minutes longer cooking.

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  28. Henry

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and creative menu. We loved it!! Our server Sean was terrific

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  29. LisaT

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The mushroom appetizer and the beef cheek paella were absolutely delicious! They were top notch and the appetizer was recommended to us by the server. The bar program was ok...not special but not bad either. The service was excellent! Kelly was our server and went out of her way to give us a great experience.

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  30. LouFoodie

    Louisville

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our third visit to Paseo was our least satisfying. They were out of the cocktail our son ordered. They were out of prawns for the Paella. They were out of the wine we ordered and had no other cab saves by the glass. The menu is small, so when you start taking things off, the choices get pretty limited. Our daughter has a food allergy, and the waitress was fabulous about identifying all the dishes that contained tomatoes. Still a really good restaurant but a disappointing experience.

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  31. RyanH

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was amazing. Starters and cocktails were great. Main entrees need a better balance. The morrocan soup didn’t have any seasoning in it. Scallops were good, but rest of dish was just ok. For the price I can’t justify the balance of the entrees. Hopefully the flavor improves.

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  32. MWard

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delish, Holly - our server, was fabulous and the atmosphere can’t be beat. I am so happy to see this restaurant be added as one of our top faves.

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  33. BethA

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent service from the time we were greeted until we exited. We ordered the octopus appetizer and the humus. Both were outstanding. I would order the hummus plus cold veggies as an entree on a week night. The bread was amazing! Our entrees were the seared scallops, fresh and perfectly prepared and the Sunday Gravy ( lamb pasta dish). I ate so much of the appetizer that a good bit of the Sunday Gravy came home for lunch today. It was delicious reheated as well. So many good options on the menu that we will be returning for my birthday next month.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service (Kerry)! The scallops were divine. The hummus is extravagantly prepared and now I’m ruined for any other hummus than theirs. Love the cocktail/mocktail offerings. Best restaurant and coolest property in Louisville!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere! The food was plated up beautifully and they had some really nice options. The drinks were a little so-so but we will definitely be back to give it another shot.

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  36. JeremyR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizer - hummus & bread was amazing. Cocktails were very good. Our main dishes, the Hake & Beef Cheek Paella were good but didn't quite live up to our expectations, especially for the price. The service was very good and we enjoyed our conversations with staff.

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  37. JennyH

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were outstanding, we will return for sure! Thank you for a great birthday dinner with my friends!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flat out amazing! One of the very best dining experiences we have had! Service, food and cocktails were fantastic! Menu is full of so many unique dishes! We’ll be back soon!!

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  39. KarenJB

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch. Shaksuka with lamb skewers, polenta, frittata, and lamb burger, all great. The Kentucky coffee was not tasty, either too much bourbon or too little bourbon cream, but it had a bite.
    PaseoResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for taking time to provide us feedback about your brunch experience, KarenJB! We appreciate your input very much and use it as we continue to work to improve! Thanks for your kind words and for the note about the Kentucky Coffee. We're sorry to hear that it missed the mark and will be sure to take that note into account. We would love to serve you again soon!

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  40. Ratman

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to eat anywhere. Highly recommend

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FAQs

Paseo is rated 4.7 stars by 140 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 15 times today
Google Map for Paseo

900 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Intersection of Breckenridge and Baxter Ave. in the heart of the highlands
  • Neighborhood
    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jeremy Frederiksen
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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