Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar

4.7
1679 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Prairie Star Restaurant and Wine Bar at Santa Ana Golf Club has offered an unforgettable dining experience since 1986. Housed in an almost 100 year old adobe ranch house, the warmth and intimacy of Prairie Star is intoxicating. You may absorb the NM Territorial atmosphere of handmade adobe walls, kiva fireplaces and full viga and latilla ceilings while enjoying awe-inspiring and sweeping views of the golf course and the Sandia Mountains.

Our culinary team masterfully creates stunning Contemporary New American cuisine with global influences and Executive Chef Myles Lucero changes our menu seasonally to reflect the time and freshest ingredients at hand. Each dish is carefully crafted from the finest ingredients, locally sourced when possible, and organic, sustainable and fair trade items preferred.

Prairie Star serves prix fixe menus on major holidays, and you can find details at prairiestarrestaurant.com. We are closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1679 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was fantastic, view was amazing, wait staff was terrible. We didn’t really seem to have one designated server and therefore waited to order, waited for drinks, waited for refills etc. As a former server myself, I can understand being “in the weeds” during a dinner rush, but that definitely was not the case here. It was a slow night with no more than 4 four tables (including ours) Dinner for two was $120 and I was disappointed that the only one who impressed me was the Chef. For the kind of service we received, or lack there of I should say, I would have been better off ordering it to go and serving myself…

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service & food

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Charlie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time out since the pandemic. The food was better than we remembered and the staff was appreciative. Only challenge was the 97 degree evening on the patio, but it was tolerable for the food, service and the view!

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vipNancypsy
New Mexico
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for our anniversary because it was close to home on a Wednesday night. The service was a little slow but all the waitstaff were pleasant and helpful. The menu is limited. I had a strawberry spinach salad that included one thinly sliced strawberry on a bed of spinach. My husband enjoyed his half smoked chicken and my lamb was tasty but was a small portion. We had a window seat and the view is wonderful. Overall we had a nice anniversary dinner. I mentioned it was our anniversary on this app but no mention was made of it by anyone at the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great wait staff and atmosphere. The food were good but a little over sauced- a few too many flavors going on at once. The wine was excellent and the views stunning!

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KathyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an anniversary dinner and wasn't disappointed. From moment we walked in, everyone was professional and friendly. Our server Francesca was absolutely wonderful. Food was out of this world. The flavors just made my mouth dance! Definitely my new place for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent/waiter was great. Overall was excellent!!!

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on June 7, 2021

What a pleasure to find your recommendation and compliments! I will be sharing this with Chef Myles and our team; and we appreciate you leaving your experience for the dining community. We hope you will visit again soon.

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for great prices. And our waitress was great!

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We appreciate you and hope you will be back soon.

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LINDAB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Table behind us was a little loud. Not the fault of the restaurant.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on June 7, 2021

We thank you for your gracious review and do hope you will come back again. We appreciate you!

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DesireeW
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food that deserves 5 stars, as well as the attentive service and beautiful views of the Sandias.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on June 7, 2021

On behalf of Chef Myles, his culinary team and our front of house staff....thank you! We appreciate you sharing your kind comments and look forward to you visiting again.

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vipDelinabq
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the lamb and wife had roasted half chicken. Both were quite good, as were the accompaniments. A very pleasant evening. Our only complaint was the uncomfortably cold air conditioning. Why do they do that? We retrieved sweaters from the car, but it was still uncomfortable. Great place to go, but if you select inside seating dress warmly!

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for submitting your valuable feedback. Our new high efficiency HEPA-filtered HVAC system has remote setting capabilities and it seems not to be optimal on settings we customarily used. We are on a learning curve but are confident we will figure it out. The manager has this on his watch-list. As to dinner, we are so glad you enjoyed Chef Myles' food. We do hope you will be back!

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vipWilliamB
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner took son out for his birthday.

The wine a& dine is very good idea

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on June 7, 2021

We are pleased to learn you chose Prairie Star for your son's special celebration. And glad to hear we have another fan of Chef Myles' Wine and Dine! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!

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BillW
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Although service was good, disappointed with the food. Started with the calamari which was very good, ordered the steak med-rare but was over cooked and well done. My wife's fish was also overly cooked and dry. Not sure the little chunks of bread with jam added much to the meal - would have rather had some warm french bread slices with maybe a few flavored butters? The best part of our meal was the strawberry tart. Delicious!
The best part of the whole experience was the beautiful atmosphere!
We were out of town visitors, but when visiting again, we'll pass on the dinner and enjoy a relaxing glass of wine (and probably dessert!) in this beautiful setting.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for leaving comments about your visit. We are also disappointed that you did not enjoy your entrees and sounds like we missed the mark on those. Please never hesitate to request a replacement when a dish doesn't meet expectations--Chef wants everyone to enjoy their dinner. I have shared this with Chef Myles so he can use for ongoing team training. We do hope you will visit again, and are grateful for your constructive comments.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way! We went there to celebrate with some friends, and were so pleased with every part of our experience. We were greeted warmly and shown to a lovely quiet table. Our waitress Francesca was knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. The menu was really inviting- so many attractive things to choose from- and the wine list was incredible. We loved the brazino fish and excellent accompaniments, and the guava pie for desssert was wonderful. It was a lovely place to visit and talk and the great experience really made us want to return!

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 27, 2021

What a pleasure to find your recommendation and compliments! I will be sharing this with Chef Myles and Francesca. We appreciate you leaving your experience for our dining community. After such a long time, it is so refreshing to hear of good friends getting together and sharing good times! We hope to see you again soon!

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JessicaH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary for the $69 Wednesday special. It was wonderful!

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 27, 2021

Happy Anniversary! And we are grateful you chose Prairie Star for your special evening. It will be a pleasure to share this with Chef Myles and the staff. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceeds my expectations!

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you so much! It will be a joy to share this with Chef Myles and the staff. We hope to see you again soon!

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Kritik
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Every was great. Would be five stars all around, but I thought the menu was a bit limited. Still, what we ate was very good, wait staff were excellent, and love the ambiance.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and great comments on the food and service. Chef Myles' Spring menu is more limited than normal as we make baby-steps to re-opening and building food inventory after the period of closure. When we have fully re-staffed the culinary team and returned to business-as-usual, Chef will debut a new Summer menu and we hope that will make a better impression. Thank you again for taking time to let us know about your dinner, and we hope to see you again soon!

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AnnetteB
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine and Dine meal was really flavorful and good. Salad was outstanding. Beautiful views of the golf course and Sandias.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 17, 2021

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your Wine and Dine dinner! Thank you for the solid five-star rating and recommendation. We hope to see you again soon.

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JohnnyG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Will be doing it again soon

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you so much for the five star rating and recommendation. We appreciate you and do hope to see you again soon!

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LALA
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prairie Star Restaurant has all we could possibly want when celebrating a special occasion. Celebrating our anniversary, we were their last patrons last before Covid19 forced them to close. We were delighted to celebrate Mother's Day there shortly after their re-opening. The view from the dining room is terrific. The menu, wine choices and food are impressive! The manager, wait staff, and especially our waitress went out of their ways to ensure a wonderful experience. Obviously, we highly recommend Prairie Star Restaurant.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 17, 2021

Welcome back!! We are honored to know we are a go-to for your special celebrations! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and the hearty recommendation. I am forwarding your compliments to Chef Myles, his culinary team and the staff. We hope to see you often now that we are back!

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SuzanneD
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three couples went to celebrate a birthday and had the wine dinner. We sat outside as it was a glorious evening. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The wine selections were excellent, we had the Reisling. Five if us had the rack of lamb which was outstanding. One had the salmon which she said was delicious. Everything was perfect, we will return!

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 17, 2021

We so appreciate you choosing Prairie Star for the special birthday evening! I am grateful to hear it was an enjoyable celebration. Thank you for the hearty recommendation and we do hope to see you again soon!

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Dwdone
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to go there almost weekly. With their new chef, the food selected for their Wine and Dine is always outstanding, the portions are great, the price is reasonable, and the service has always been super attentive and friendly.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and recommendation! We are grateful for your appreciation of the Wine & Dine dinners. The unique weekly menus give Chef Myles a chance to maximize his talent and creativity---we are very fortunate to have him leading Prairie Star. I will pass your compliments to the entire staff!

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hungerpang
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

World class patio and view. Excellent service. All the food was fantastic except my $34 ribeye was way overdone(ordered med-rare) and tough. Our wine by the glass was very good.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 6, 2021

It was so nice to have you back at Prairie Star! We are pleased that you had a good evening and thank you for corresponding with me privately regarding your rib eye. As I shared with you, this was an important heads-up to forward to Chef Myles. He is diligently working to fine-tune his culinary team after this long interruption. We appreciate you sharing your experience and thank you for assuring me this will not deter you from dining with us in the future. See you soon!

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MikeP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special occasions. Really love this place@

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you so much for the love! We are so happy to welcome our guests back! Please don't wait for a special occasion to visit again, even if it's drinks on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was so nice to be back at Prairie star. The chef did not disappoint with all the courses we ate. The tomato bisque was fantastic as was the flourless tort. Thanks!

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on May 6, 2021

It was so nice to have you back at Prairie Star--the pleasure was ours! We are grateful your first evening back was enjoyable. We heard many compliments on the bisque, and your comments have been shared with Chef Myles. He is so grateful to be cooking for Prairie Star again. Keeping our golf course Wind Dancer B&G going kept him working through these long months, but not the same creative cooking that he revels in. Thanks and we hope to see you again soon!

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HungryBiker22
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the heated and nicely lit patio!
Food and wine 🍷 was great on the pre-fixed dinner. Plus, great service!

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for taking time to share your rating and comments. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy the patio and I've forwarded your feedback to Chef Myles and the service staff. We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!

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HappyLocal
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten there many times and would recommend everything, except the french onion soup. That's just my opinion, it may be good to someone else, just not to my liking.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for taking time to share your comments. We totally understand about the soup and are disappointed it was a low point in your dinner. Since it was a one-time special, I trust we'll have another soup you will enjoy when you next dine with us. We appreciate the recommendations and do hope you will return soon.

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JeffB
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Scallops were great. French Onion Soup was hot and tasty. Wine was good.

I'll be back!

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your Wine and Dine dinner! We do hope you can come back again soon.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

I came away with a less than great experience, notwithstanding the covid precautions which did not bother me. Bread arrived luke warm. We ordered the ribeye steak dinner, and the meat was cut too thin, cooked too quickly at high temperature, and charred such that it was nearly inedible. The sauce was salty and burnt tasting. I ordered a 2013 Bergstrom Pinot Noir and paid the premium price of it for a 2016 vintage of the same wine without any adjustment in cost found among PS's other wines of different vintages.

I wouldnt return or recommend this for an experience I have enjoyed immensely in the past. Too bad...

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for letting us know about your evening; we are sorry to hear of your disappointment. This has prompted us to go over our wine list to make certain it is correctly updated and your other comments have been shared with our culinary team. Management will be contacting you, and again please accept our apologies.

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vipBobbo
New Mexico
50 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wine & Fine specials are usually excellent

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for taking time to share your rating and comments with the dining community! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!

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Mfelix
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was phenomenal. We had the Wednesday chefs menu which, twice now, has not disappointed at all. Can’t wait to go back.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on October 19, 2020

Chef Myles sends his thanks! We appreciate you sharing your feedback and do hope to see you soon!

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vipWilliamB
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT WAS WONDERFUL, ALWAYS GREAT OVERLOOKING
GOLF COURSE

FOOD OUTSTANDING WITH GOOD SERVICE

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on October 19, 2020

What a pleasure to find your kind comments! I have shared your feedback with Chef Myles and the staff, as usual, and thanks from all of us! Hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. We will be back!

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on October 12, 2020

What a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. Thank you so much and we do hope to see you again soon!

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SolarGal
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ribeye in town, must try.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on October 12, 2020

On behalf of Chef Myles and all of us, thank you for the great compliment on the rib eye! We truly appreciate you taking time to share your feedback with the community. We hope to see you again soon!

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IvetteB
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, service was attentive, and the views were stunning.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on October 12, 2020

We are grateful to hear your evening with us was so enjoyable! I have shared your review with Chef Myles and the service staff, and the kind comments are so appreciated. We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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CharityR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view and atmosphere are the highlight of this restaurant. We sat on the patio and appreciated the quiet, serenity of the night. Also, everything is made in house and the quality of the food is evident.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on October 6, 2020

So nice to hear of another satisfying evening on our patio. We are so pleased you enjoyed our 'wide-open spaces". Thank you for the compliments to Chef Myles too; I have shared with him and he will be pleased. We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!

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GaryZ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

out standing once again, wait staff does a fantastic job, well be back soon! thanks

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with our dining community! I appreciate your praise of the service staff. Their job can sometimes be challenging and they deserve to hear positive feedback as they do their best. We are grateful --thank you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner. Food and service was good, just had some room for improvement on both. Would definitely return.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on October 6, 2020

We are grateful to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us and thank you for taking time to share your feedback. We value your business and hope to have a chance to provide an even more enjoyable evening in the near future. Thank you again.

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vipPlacitas
New Mexico
66 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wed and Thurs night specials are always good and such a value! We had steak medallions and vegetables with a delicious salad, plus apple cinnamon dessert. And a good bottle of red wine.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on October 6, 2020

Always glad to find a Wine and Dine fan and so glad you enjoyed your dinners. Chef Myles gets so much pleasure "flexing his culinary skills" with the unique menu each week. It is so nice to be appreciated and we hope you will be back soon!

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Golf
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and drink. Great service. Scenery cannot be beat. Beautiful patio seating.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar
Responded on October 6, 2020

We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening on the patio. The view, the peace and quiet do provide a serene dining experience. I have shared your feedback with Chef Myles and the service staff. Please come back soon!

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Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 867-3327.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar is rated 4.7 stars by 1679 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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