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Sauce Italian American Kitchen, Flint, MI

Sauce Italian American Kitchen

4.5
4.5
215 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Located in the heart of downtown Flint, MI, Sauce Italian American Kitchen is a new restaurant serving Italian inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a full bar with 8 beers on tap.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (810) 337-8108
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mathew Knuth
  • Catering
    For catering events at Sauce, Simmer or the Hilton Garden Inn, call Angie Esquivel<br />810.233.9110 ext 3
  • Private party facilities
    For private events at Sauce, Simmer or the Hilton Garden Inn, call Sheryl Champine810.233.9110 ext 3
  • Neighborhood
    Flint
  • Cross street
    Saginaw and Kearsley St
  • Parking details
    Street parking is free after 5. You cam also use the hotel Valet service for a $15 fee.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mothers Day Family style Brunch Boards

    $29.00 per person

    May 12 - May 13, 2024
    A cross between a Buffet and a Family Style Brunch without having to stand in line! Each Board enough to serve 4-6 people. 3 Boards to Choose from : The "All American Breakfast Board" w/ Bacon, sausage, potatoes, scrambled eggs and toast The "Waffle and Pancake Board" with Waffles, pancakes, bacon, potatoes, scrambled eggs and fresh fruit. The "continental Breakfast Board" featuring, Danish, muffins, bagels, tons of fresh fruit, yogurt and granola. $29 per person, Kids 12 and under eat for $14. includes non-alcoholic beverage
  • Express Office Lunch

    $18.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    $18 all in, out the door Lunch. Includes entree, side, beverage and tax. 8 entrees in all, dine in or carry out. Caesar Salad, Michigan Chopped Salad, Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Marsala, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken Alfredo, Pancetta Piada (Wrap) and Mediterranean Piada. 11am-1:30pm
  • Half Off Bottle Night

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Get 50% off bottles of wine all night long! Bring some friends and try that bottle that you have had your eyes on at an absurdly low price.

Offers

  • Sauce (810) Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Monday through Friday 4pm-6pm in the bar area of Sauce $2.50 Bud Light and Miller Lite pints, $4 premium pints $5 glasses of Chardonnay and Cabernet $6 Cosmo or Margarita Special Food menu with all items $8 $10 or less!

What 215 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

215 Reviews
  1. patc

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, the menu was limited but we had no problem finding entries. Portions were good and flavor was fablous. Our waiter was prompt and friendly.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very happy with everything. Lobster Mac-n-Cheese was outstanding

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  3. LauraB

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation for 7. We were seated over 20 minutes late. After we were seated we sat for over 10 minutes by the time a server came. He then told us that the kitchen was pretty behind and it would be a long wait. It was a disappointment for sure after having made reservations ahead of time. A little after 7:45 we left when our order still hadn’t been taken.

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  4. MichaelD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! Look forward to going again!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food & nice presentation. Good to have a nice restaurant with resonable prices in downtown Flint. Unfortunately, it appeared that they were shortstaffed and therefore, although the server was polite, it definitely wasn’t the caliber of this restaurant. The ambience and noise level are typically good for a nice quiet meal. However, this evening they were having a fashion show upstairs, which made the 2nd half of a 5pm reservation, not very pleasant. Once this started there was very loud music and microphone use that made it difficult to converse.It would’ve been nice to have known this was going on before we made our reservations.

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  6. CameronH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best dining experience I have ever had downtown flint. The hostess went out of her way to clean a table for us when she understand the nature of the occasion. The waitress even brought us free dessert because we "were so nice". Top notch experience and would recommend immediately to friends and family.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, Good Food, Good service, really enjoyed the signature drinks. Recommend the Italian wedding cake Martini, tiramisu dessert is also highly recommend.

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  8. GaryM

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great, waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was excellent. Restrooms were clean. Would recommend.

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  9. sunnyside1

    San Francisco

    109 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very average. The chicken Marsala had a heavy gravy sauce. My sisters salad was served along with her meal, even though she requested it first. Her pasta dish was very average. My brother's pizza was really loved by him. Our waitress must have been very new as she was very timid and almost too aprehensive. Hopefully she will get better.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience and great service. Starr was amazing!!!

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  11. JimN

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant atmosphere. Service was great. Food was great. Will definitely go back again. Nice place!!!

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  12. KennethW

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was good, entertainment was great. Food left something to be desired. Bruschetta should have been diced tomatoes, not halved grape tomatoes, the crossing was over-toasted. Coating on the Chicken Marsala was soggy, and the sauce was not sufficiently reduced, and the mushrooms were somehow under sautéed, yet overcooked. You should refrain from having things on your menu that you've never prepared before.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was amazing, we had a wonderful night! We’ll be back for sure!

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  14. ShelbyB

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This restaurant has great potential, we’ve dined in a couple of times but there seems to be some hiccups. Food: food is great, there is a slight lack of consistency but the flavors are there. Temperature needs improving, food always seems to come out colder than normal. Price for portions is slightly high, but they do have good quality. Drinks: if they’re made correctly they’re great, but last night the bartender seemed more concerned with conversations with waitstaff than drinks. Waited 15 minutes for a simple cocktail and was one of two tables sat at the time. Service: lack luster at best. Server had to check to see if items were in at 4:30 (if you open at 4 for dinner, you should know what’s not available to sell). Had to ask for refills and napkins several times, she forgot to bring food to the table on more than one occasion. Service was slow considering there were only five tables in the entire restaurant. Management: the male manager has always been friendly and upbeat. Last night there was a female manager that reminded me of a teenager with a cell phone. We were inside for 1.5 hours and she never once was off of her cell phone. Texting and making phone calls, it was always in her hand. She was on social media in the bathroom, standing at the host stand on the phone, walking the dining floor phone in hand. Never once saw any other employee even with a phone in their pocket. Looked very unprofessional to see management walking with a cell phone and in that manner. Location: great location right downtown. Parking is ample and easy to find. All in all, after last night our chances of returning are slim. We were initially excited to finally have and find great Italian food in town. Between the lack of service and mediocre food (last night) it’s hard to justify paying the prices to be let down.

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  15. Marissa

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was terrible. We waited for a server for 15 minutes to just get some water and finally just had to go to the bar to get a waiter. Then were told we needed to get our food in right away because there was a larger party there otherwise we would be waiting for our food (which we did either way). We never got a refill on our drinks, I had to continue to go to the bar to get those. We were also told fresh bread was on the way and when we finally got it, it was like it came out of the fridge. Overall it was not a great first experience.

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  16. GoldCoastDiner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for brunch. Service started out spotty and turned to abysmal. After ten minutes we had neither water nor menus nor an offer of coffee or drinks. Five orders arrived, but the sixth did not. When it finally did--after the rest of us had finished our meals--the order was wrong and had to be sent back. We were comped on two meals and a round of drinks, and the food itself was good--but this is a restaurant that really needs to get its act together.

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  17. ShannonW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Atmosphere was really nice and calming. They had entertainment . He was great.

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  18. Judes

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Loved the Gluten-free pasta and pizza options. Our server Starr was outstanding.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful decor, good food, good drinks, good service. Awesome new spot, everyone should check it out!

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  20. ClaudiaK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit and truly enjoyed everything about it! Loved the atmosphere . Great food! Great service! Can’t wait to go back! A great addition to downtown Flint!

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  21. MILeoBirthdayGirl

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was short staffed which hurt the experience. Waiter was AWESOME! Dwayne deserves a raise.

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  22. GenF

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    This is not a review of the food quality as I was not able to eat. My reservation was for 9:30. We arrive and are seated and by 9:35, our server comes over to inform us that the last call for the kitchen is 9:45. He then walked off and didn't come back to us before we left at almost 9:50 as we were not going to be able to eat. What is the purpose of being able to set a reservation at that time if the kitchen is closing? There were reservations available until 11 pm!

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  23. AshleyM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal and service! We had the best experience celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary! We will be back! Highly recommend!

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  24. CindyP

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing and menu on website not what was offered. Food and service both very poor. My guest and I both got no further than two bites down.

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  25. DejuanaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My biggest complaint is the food portion size was small for the price. Even though our waiter was new, he wasn't very knowledgeable of the menu. Train the new help thoroughly before releasing them on their own if you want to be considered a top notch restaurant. But overall, we enjoyed our birthday occasion.

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  26. Sandy

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers came out with dinner. It took 1 1/2 hours to get our food!! We ordered 2 appetizers, 1 didn’t come and the other came with our food. Service was extremely slow!!!

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  27. ThomasC

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WHAT A RESTAURANT.....10 STARS ALL AROUND!!! This was the 1st time my wife and I came here. We live locally and will be back once a month for our date night. They have a roof top lounge where there is live music Thursday thru Sunday. The food....... OMG... 10 OUT OF 5 STARS.. I got the NY strip my wife got mushrooms ravioli witj Alfredo sauce. The ravioli and Alfredo sauce were down right incredible, creamy silky sauce thick perfectly cook ravioli... just perfect. The steak was huge cooked perfectly and had the taste of a $50 steak... the ambiance was impressive the building a cross between modern and 1890s . Over all I cannot stress enough this is our new " GO TO " spot for a great meal. The desserts were creamy and decadent the chocolate cake was perfect witj the vanilla ice cream melting all over it... What a dinner. The server was funny honest and helpful pairing my wine with my steak...again 10 out of 5 stars...MY COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF AND THE MANAGER...!!!!!

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  28. foodiefromtexas

    Houston

    47 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was terrible. We order two basic pasta dishes and the pasta was over cooked and the sauces had no flavor. Salad was very basic.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on the 4th of July and it was quieter than I expected. Our server was great. She was friendly and helped with questions about the menu. The food was delicious and the menu has gluten free pasta options.

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  30. CalebN

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my Wife on a date here. Couldn’t be happier with our experience! We ordered Garlic Knots, Pizza, Catfish & Spaghetti, and a Burger. All the food tasted fresh and had amazing flavor! I highly recommend trying Sauce out!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place to eat! I love the Breakfast menu more than Dinner to be honest ☕️🍳🧇🫐

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  32. ATaylor

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, staff and cleanliness were top notch. Everything was amazing.

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  33. GaryA

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dinner and a great place in Flint to go. Highly recommend!

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  34. ErinG

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very impressive for downtown Flint! I got a Chicken Parmigiana sandwich that was perfectly cooked and paired with high quality fries. Our server was lovely as well.

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  35. MaryN

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We experienced a very long wait for our food. When it finally arrived, it was either lukewarm or crusty, like the pasta had been (over)cooked a while ago.

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  36. PatS

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Leah, was excellent. Brunch selection good and our food was delicious 😋. Highly recommend.

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  37. ShamarionB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My food was served cold, my daughter spaghetti did not have any sauce

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  38. NicholasL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal service. Food was delicious. Drinks were delicious. Over all a fantastic night out.

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  39. Jill

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was great but the rest of the service was horrible. Drinks from the bar took a long time to arrive, even wine. Food was ok, recommend pizza instead of entrees. Ambiance was very nice.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem in Downtown Flint. Love to see this for the city!!

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FAQs

Sauce Italian American Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (810) 337-8108.

Sauce Italian American Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 215 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sauce Italian American Kitchen

352 S. Saginaw St., Suite 430, Flint, MI 48502

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Saginaw and Kearsley St
  • Neighborhood
    Flint
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is free after 5. You cam also use the hotel Valet service for a $15 fee.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mathew Knuth
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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