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Punch Bowl Social - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Punch Bowl Social - Sacramento

3.6
3.6
80 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Punch Bowl Social, Proud Hosts of the Unexpected, brings people together for one-of-a-kind food, fun, first-rate hospitality, and entertainment. Scratch kitchens, craft cocktails, social gaming, DJs, and live music in eclectic and creatively designed spaces provide the perfect setting for exceptional experiences. Whether you’re looking to have a fabulous night out with friends or want to host an unforgettable event, Punch Bowl Social has got it covered.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (916) 925-5610
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

80 Reviews
  1. gregd

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers Queso dip and Wings were good. Knockoff Burger and Espresso Martini were delicious. Our waitress Rita was great!

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  2. MXZ92

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Don’t come here before a Golden1 event. It’s extremely busy and they seemed to be severely understaffed. We had a 5:45 reservation and needed to be out by 7pm for the show. We were seated right away but our food order wasn’t taken until about 6:10pm. We got our food at 6:50 and it was cold and the chicken sandwich was way overcooked (like someone forgot about it and left it in the fryer too long). I don’t blame our waitress. She was doing the best she could. I think they booked way too many reservations and couldn’t handle all those people with what seemed liked short staffing.

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  3. JennieS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our party of 8 sat at our table for 45 minutes before a server came to take our orders. I had gone to find a server twice, and had been promised that our server would come shortly. As I was the host for our group and had made the reservations, I was embarrassed. I finally walked up to an employee and asked if they could come and take care of our table. I don't think they were very happy about it, but they took our order. After we ordered it took another 50 minutes before our food came. It made us late for the show that we were attending at Golden One. Some of our party only had a bite or two before we had to leave. Disappointing. It is a fun ambiance, but very very loud so it is difficult to converse. The location is perfect for attending shows, but be prepared to have to fight for attention.

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  4. JaymiW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately, we had a very unpleasant experience. We booked our reservation weeks prior so we could grab dinner and a drink before seeing a show at Golden 1. We weren’t even acknowledged at our table after being seated for over 35 minutes. Once they finally took our drink orders they came out wrong (and our Moscow mules tasted flat and old). Our food was OK, not very flavorful, and not hot by the time it reached our table. Overall would not recommend this place at all, which is sad because the location is great.

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  5. Steph

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Punch Bowl has made GREAT strides inbeing a great place to eat before an event at Golden One or anywhere downtown. Our waiter Jared was FANTASTIC. And we got sat in a rather sunny place due to the sun going down -so they brought over a giant banner to keep us cool (as there wasn't another spot to sit a party of 10). After a few mis-steps - highly recommend Punch Bowl!!

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  6. JuneH

    Sacramento

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our service was not so great; we had 3 different servers, one of whom appeared to not know what she was doing. I also don't understand why they have to "run" your credit card "before serving/ordering". Not sure we'll be back, at least not in the near future. Disappointed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great family friendly establishment. Manger checked on us multiple times and dinner was great.

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  8. JasonS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall nice experience but the activity scheduling process is broken and causes frustration for most customers and also burdens the servers

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  9. TaianeD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! I celebrated my birthday there and we had a great time! It’s nice have all the games around to have fun while you get some food as. Drinks !

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  10. StephanieL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was horrific. Lackluster at best and terribly slow. Fastest part of the evening was getting the check. They were out of most items we tried to order. Full menu wasn't available, not sure if that was due to events, but even with the limited menu, they were still out of items.

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  11. JeffH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Im sure its a Fun place to go before a game. I booked for a business team meal on this occasion. When we arrived we were told there is always a limited menu on game days. Wish we would have known this ahead of time when I booked. Service was EXTREMELY slow. Our reservation was at 6 and we didn't even get water's until 6:45.

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  12. Emily

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Punch Bowl is great! My friends and I had a good time, and I would recommend it to others for casual events and get togethers. The only thing that could be improved is a wider food menu variety.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow. Wait staff confused about whether we had ordered. Ordered and asked for sweet potato fries and waiter came back just before delivery and said they didnt have them but could sub with green beans. Green beans? I said ok on regular fries. Then another issue on dinner partner order. We then cancelled both orders paid and left without dinner. Probably wont be returning. Also it was a non-event night.

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  14. kacies

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible experience from the get go of making the reservation in advance. We left 3-4 messages trying to get someone to call us back about a large party reservation, no one called back! We even tried emailing. When we arrived, they said they were very short staff. Thankfully the waitress was pretty quick with drinks, and was friendly. When our food came out 5 of our meals were cold, one never even came out! We didn’t even bother complaining. Plenty of other great options in the area. We won’t be back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately, our group was split. There were some initial problems with our table due to another party sitting at one of the two tables for our group but management was very kind and solved it. We never had a waiter help us and had to order at the bar. Food was delicious and drinks were great.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was cold and stale tasting The seats could’ve been cleaned My waitress was amazing tho And the atmosphere was pretty cool This was my second time here, the burger last time was alright! The drink I believe I had was a bowl for 4 ppl and it had cucumbers and berries in it and lemon slices. The drink was pretty delicious!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Probably one of the worst experience I’ve ever had as far as dining. When I book the reservation, I asked not to sit in the bar we were sitting at a high top in the bar. I asked to move, and they said nothing else was available, although that’s how I reserved the table. We saw our waiter a total of three times. The food is subpar. Nothing to write home about. The waiter recommended I get the wings extra crispy. Thank God I said that because I don’t think that they’ve been cooked. When the runner delivered the food, my husband asked for ketchup, and she delivered an empty catchup bottle and then took another five minutes to find a different waiter not our server to get some ketchup. The noise is probably the worst but I understand that it is a game orientated restaurant, so that wasn’t the big thing!

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  18. DanielleR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our food was not all delivered at the same time. By the time the last meal came everyone else in our party had finished. Our waitress forgot to put the 4th order in. The food was very dry. The drinks were terrible. The service was slow and poor.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Bowling experience priced too high. Prohibitive for most.

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  20. BenJr

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food came out 1 plate at a time. My food came out last. By the time it arrived everyone was done eating. Everyone shared with me so I wasn’t hungry by the time it arrived

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  21. DebbieDomestic

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very accommodating for our large group of 60! Thank You!

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  22. ParysM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was 5 of us, we had a great time. Had reservations. Good music. Took longer than expected to get 1 margarita, and they forgot to add the berry skewer in the “berry drink” (can’t think of the name) Someone else in our party ordered tomatoes and mayo on the side, and that took a long time as well. One waiter does not write things down. Nachos, chips and queso, and crispy chicken sandwiches were good.

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  23. Yummy

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Have a large party and (2) of us never even got our food. We asked about it after a long time had gone by and they said we’re just really busy and that was the last I heard. It wasn’t even in our bill so I’m assuming it wasn’t even ordered

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambiance great, friendly helpful staff, drinks were good but food could use some work. Nice place to congregate for larger groups.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a good time with amazing people, good food and strong drinks, bringing into the new year.

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  26. LisaF

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was good, food was delicious but it was really loud. We had a reservation so why would put a party of 2 next to a loud big party group of 10 or more. That wasn’t a good idea and it was hard to hear ourselves talk to each other.

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  27. MichaelJ

    Sacramento

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall experience - meh. Nice place, lots to do but service disappointed. Took forever for our server to greet us, take our order, and deliver our drinks and food. You could tell he knew it but never apologized. Also our expectations on food were relatively low and were met. Nothing interesting or very tasty. We won’t be returning anytime soon… lots of other options around town.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was horrendous. Order was incorrect twice and after ordering more drinks twice, they were never delivered. Bill was incorrect and included an additional entree. No apology for anything.

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  29. MaggieH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so sweet! We went before the game and they were super accommodating... And went back for a drink after! Wonderful experience. Fully recommend!

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  30. StevenX

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my first time here and I wasn’t really impressed. It was a game night, so I expected it to be busy, and for the most part it was. I didn’t expect that it would be a condensed menu, but I guess they offer a smaller menu in game days. The quality of the food was not great. Queso dip was watered down and had no flavor. The chips it came with were all the tiny crumbles at the bottom of the bag. Also, the extra side of guacamole (for $2) was sooo small. Nothing else we got was good either. The waitress was nice and the vibe is ok. Just don’t go off you want a decent meal. Maybe a cool place for drinks and that’s it.

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  31. SparkleT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time going to punch bowl social, I decided to take my sister for her birthday and was hoping it'll meet our expectations and we will have a good time and enjoy ourselves. Upon arrival we was greeted and seated, we then was able to ask our waiter what was the most popular purchased item on menu we was answered with a few options that met our standard, My sister did want a mimosa but that day mimosa wasn't available to keep in mind only sat-sun. We then found the perfect person to help us find a drink my sister will like and this waitress was really great, attentive and helpful mind you she wasn't our original server but she overextended herself to help us and she made my sister birthday, we enjoyed ourselves thanks to her!!

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  32. MichelleL

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large party and Lori was attentive and helpful with our group. Thanks!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was okay but the fries were cold, the service was terrible and we had to get our own condiments because the waitress gave us an empty bottle, lots of attitude from the helpin server. The only good thing was the margaritas , definitely it worth the 180$ spent that night. Has a lot of potential but would recommend rotating out lazy employees, the girls sit in the darts game area and chit chat without check up on people.

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  34. JeffS

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I don’t usually like to submit reviews, but our experience was so poor I’d like to warn others of what they might experience. After waiting for almost 90 minutes, we never got our food. Our server was running around and very apologetic, but seemed almost embarrassed that our food was not close to being ready, even an hour after ordering. We were not walk ins, we had a reservation. When I spoke with manager, it was not even apologetic, more of a matter of fact that their cooks called out sick. My point is why even seat more people when you cannot feed them in a timely matter.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    My reservation, which I called TWICE to change from 12 to 18 people, was not ready when I arrived. Manager put my birthday party on the patio, where THERE WAS NO SERVER, so we all had to go inside to order anything we wanted (and also retrieve it). Nothing offered to compensate for the terrible service, not even an appetizer. Food had run out, games were available but crazy expensive.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! We dined here 2 years ago and had an awful experience. It started out fine, but then my youngest daughter didn’t get her food. At all. We asked many times to multiple staff and waited over 90 minutes before paying and leaving without the food. We figured it was a fluke and tried it again today. We had a 6:15 reservation and arrived early. They couldn’t find a table for us, but finally seated us in the bar area at a high top table. I had 2 kids with me, so it ideal but also not a deal breaker. We ordered as soon as a server came to our table (I didn’t order anything because it was a shortened ever menu, so very limited). My kids ordered off the kids menu. Very simple items. We waited over an hour before our waiter returned and told us that the kitchen didn’t have any updates and we’d probably be better off leaving. WHAT?!! So we left and had to find another place to eat at prime time on a Friday night. We missed both events that we planned to attend.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our reservations were following a Friday night event. We expected delays but not poor attitude from the male assigned to our table. After 1.5 hrs of waiting for our food, 2 trips to the bar (because not once was our drink order asked) and then being berated for getting our own drinks, we left. Of note, we did not receive our dinner so I cannot comment on the food.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Manager said tech issue with our order getting to kitchen but server no where to be found most of time. Went before an event at golden one so we had a hard stop. We got our drinks fast but waited a full hour after ordering food til manager came out and admitted there was an issue and he still didn’t know when the food might arrive. He gave us two orders of fries and comped our drinks, but we had to go to concert without dinner.

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  39. AmberF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mind you we had reservations for 5pm on a Friday night and this place was not busy when we were seated. Unfortunately we were not aware they’d be offering a VERY limited menu the night we had reservations to dine here. They were out of several of the already limited items, further restricting our options for food. My main came out 15 minutes before the other 2 dishes. This used to be our go-to for family friendly dining near Golden One Center but we won’t be back.

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  40. LucyandColin

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Christine was fantastic! The food was amazing. We had the Rosemary French fries and cauliflower nachos as an appetizer. Chicken sandwiches and carnitas tacos. Yum! The drinks had a very good pour wow! Be prepared for a loud experience. Super fun!

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Punch Bowl Social - Sacramento is rated 3.6 stars by 80 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 8 times today
Google Map for Punch Bowl Social - Sacramento

500 J St suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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