Tarrant's West

4.2
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$30 and under
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Located in the West End, near Innsbrook and Short Pump, Tarrant’s West boasts from scratch soup, salads, pizza, subs, seafood, steaks, and an extensive wine, craft beer and craft cocktail list. Unique specials and seafood entrees. Beautiful decor. Patio and Sunroom.

From dine-in, to delivery and pick-up services, Tarrant’s West has something for everyone, 364 days a year, we’re open from lunch until late night.

The private dining area, and outside seating are favorite features of locals and travelers alike.

Great service.

Free valet parking evenings and Sunday brunch.

An RVA Hospitality Restaurant. Locally Owned. Woman Owned.
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Kids Eat FREE

With adult meal purchase, children 10 and under eat for free*

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 21, 2020

Ends: March 22, 2119

Availability: Daily 11:00AM-9:45PM

Extended Happy Hour

Happy hour until 9pm daily- because you deserve it

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 21, 2020

Ends: March 22, 2119

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-9:00PM

What 756 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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L
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. Overall it was a pleasant evening; however, our waitress seemed to disappear for long periods. I assume she had too many tables. I know she had a huge group beside of us, but it affected her service. I asked her for malt vinegar when I placed my order. When the server brought the food, I told him I was supposed to have malt vinegar with it. He said “okay” but did nothing about getting it, or telling anyone else apparently. 10 of 15 minutes later, I had to ask another waiter to find our waitress for me. After that, thing were a little better, but ... As a result of the service, I thought it was overpriced.

Tarrant's West
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thanks for the feedback! I'm sorry to hear your server was missing in action a lot and that your malt vinegar wasn't brought with your meal. Sometimes, despite being staffed well, we can never fully anticipate the crowd and how a table will flow, causing our servers to get backed up, so I apologize that it affected your time. I know it can be frustrating. I can assure you that this is not the norm. We pride our self on good food and good service and I do hope you'll come back soon to see!

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OT
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food and cocktails were great. Service was like a diner; rapid & unfriendly.

Tarrant's West
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry to hear the service was speedy and not hospitable. If you read some of other reviews, you'll see this is not our norm. We pride our self on excellent hospitality and are known for it. It sounds like we had an off night. I do hope you'll come back and let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have! Thank you, Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff.

Tarrant's West
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for the review! I'll let our staff know to keep up the great work, Alicia, Office Manager

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MB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great place to meet others and celebrate family and friends with a meal.

Tarrant's West
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review and continued loyalty, Mandy!

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BD
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food, as usual.

Tarrant's West
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for the review! Thank you for your continued loyalty. From your previous visits with us, you know we pride our self on good food and being hospitable. I'm glad with hit the mark every time! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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BW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, great food, great date night with the wife!! Loved it!

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review! I'm so glad you and your wife had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We pride our self on serving good food and plenty of it!

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D
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated near a laaaaaarge party, and I'll admit I was a bit worried we'd just bought a ticket to a two-hour lunch, as it seemed inevitable that our orders would be lost in the shuffle. This didn't happen at all. Lunch showed up prompt and tasty. Well done!

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review, Dovi! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We pride our self on good food and being extremely hospitable. I'll be sure to let our staff know to keep up the great work! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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JT
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We stopped by Tarrant's West for Brunch. We got there early and seating was quick. Or server was prompt with our menus and water, as well as taking our ordering requests. The food arrived timely and was quite good. All in all, a nice place to eat.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks for the great review, John! I'm so glad to hear you had such a wonderful dining experience with us! Brunch is my favorite meal time. So many great menu options! I'm so glad to hear your server was so helpful and hospitable. We pride our self on good food and good service! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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AR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Both of our soups were brought out just minutes before our entree which made our entrees lukewarm by the time we ate. The she crab soup had good flavor but not much crab. There was a long gap in between when we ordered our desserts and when it came. The cannolis were great! The waitress was very nice and mostly attentive. The special mule had way too much ginger beer and very little alcohol.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, Alyssa. I'm sorry to hear your entrees were brought out so close to your appetizers in return, making them lukewarm. It is are policy that are servers ask if everything is to the guest's liking and if not, we will gladly take whatever back and make it new. I'll be sure to see that the managers are reinforcing this. I'm glad you enjoyed the Cannolis. Def a fave! I'm also glad to hear your server was pleasant and attentive! Thank you again, Alicia, Office Manager

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My husband and I have been to Tarrant's West multiple times and while it is not our favorite restaurant we have always enjoyed a good meal and had a fun evening. We decided to have dinner there this Saturday and were absolutely unimpressed by the service, food, ambiance, level of noise, atmosphere and quality. Our table was an iron patio table with a cheap tablecloth thrown on top. We were seated in a small corner of the restaurant and surrounded by a very large party celebrating a 50th birthday. Although we appreciate that these people had every right to celebrate the affair, the noise level was overwhelming and we found ourselves unable to have conversation over dinner. The service was horrible. We waited 30 minutes just to have water brought to our table, then an additional 15 minutes to place a drink order and the pattern continued when it was an hour and 15 minutes before any food arrived at our table...not entrees, just starters! When our food finally did arrive, both of our orders were wrong but our server disappeared for 20 minutes and we were unable to start eating due to the fact that there were certain food allergies and aversions that we had specified for our meal. The total for our meal was $65 and unfortunately, our food was cold, inedible and unappetizing by the time we finally received it. We ended up leaving and making sandwiches at home. Needless to say, we will not be back to Tarrant's West again.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 18, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your awful experience with us, Stacy. Judging by your previous visits with us, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night from the wait time to the cold, inedible food. I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thank you, Alicia, Office Manager

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k
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Great atmosphere but I think the food was ok not great. Service was ok. I will just say best of luck to them it wasn’t what I expected. Will not be returning.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 17, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your horrible experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thank you, Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a wonderful experience ! Excellent service and delicious food along with a wonderful dessert !

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We pride our self on good food and good service! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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CM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service!!

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Chris! We pride our self on good food and good service! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was very good. The service was atrocious. Compared to the tables around us, we were completely ignored by our server. Except for the time that she almost fell into our food and knocked over our table, she never said a word to us between the time we ordered and the time for the check. At the very end I was finished eating and had no plate in front of me while my wife was still eating. At this point she asked me if I wanted another drink and did not even look at my wife, and certainly did not ask her if she wanted a refill even though she was the one that was still eating and her cup was empty. My wife asked for a box for her food, asked not offerred by her. It took her at least 5 minutes to bring it back, and when she did, she stuck it out toward her, again without even looking at her or speaking to her. Very disrespectful. We love Tarrants downtown and have never had such issues. My guess is we will be going there from now on.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 17, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your terrible experience with us, Chris. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks Alicia, Office Manager

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Considering the fact that we ate on Valentine's Day, a very busy night, we were extremely pleased with our experience. We had the fixed price dinner (fillet with shrimp) and it was very good. We had the red wine blend and the pours were not skimpy as is often the case with fixed price meals. We were very happy that Tarrant's notified us of this special offer and we were able to make reservations for the evening instead of having to take a chance and wait in line!

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review, Shirley! I'm so glad you enjoyed the Valentine's Day menu and the wine! We hope to see you again soon, Alicia, Office Manager

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P
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day. We’ll be back!!

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for the great review! Can't wait to have you back, Alicia, Office Manager

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VB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time dining there and it will
Not be our last. Our service was amazing.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Vicki! I'm so glad you had such a pleasant dining experience with us and we can't wait for your return! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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DJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Yes but with reservation. Food portions were a bit lacking, and veggies/rice was cold. Fish (Swordfish) was tasteless. Stuffed Tilapia wasn't quite stuffed, rather crab in a bowl with a small fillet on top. Service (waitress) was very attentive but overall service was less than par for an upscale restaurant as this. Trash, dropped on the floor took several minutes to be picked up. Attention to small details needs to be improved.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 17, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us, David. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. From the cold food, mediocre service, and the trash-it's so embarrassing. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks Alicia, Office Manager

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DR
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Valentine Dinner. I liked along with the set menu I could also order off the regular menu! Great atmosphere, service and Scrumptious-tasty food!

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review! I loved our Valentine's Day menu too, but we thought it'd be a great idea to keep our regular menu too just in case! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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C
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day and the meal was delicious, as usual! We love Tarrant’s West!

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Carol! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us! Come back to see us again soon, Alicia, Office Manager

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was fantastic. Very attentive. Great personality.
Good experience will come back

Tarrant's West
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Patricia! I'm so glad to hear you had such a great dining experience with us. I'll be sure to let the staff know to keep up the great work!

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c
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Service was a little slow for table clean up but our waiter was friendly and very accommodating!

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thanks for the feedback! I'm sorry the clean up was slow, but I am happy your server's demeanor helped resolve it! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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M
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Not only were all our dinners not good....rockfish mushy, mashed potatoes reheated, crab cakes tasteless....but my friend had to send her salad back as she had requested no onions and then again her steak was rare when she had said.no pink.... waitress was sweet but not on top of things. Won’t go back....

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 10, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. From the mushy rockfish, bland crab cakes, incorrect salad, and the rare steak- it's truly embarrassing. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks Alicia, Office Manager

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J
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

My fruit on my salad was brown and soggy and I got the cheese and fruit plate which always was brown and soggy it was overall terrible . They sat us in the side porch instead of the main dining room even with to reservation.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 17, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us, Jessica. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks Alicia, Office Manager

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We chose this establishment after looking up reviews for a "close by" venue to celebrate a birthday.
I recall visiting Tarrant's downtown following the opening a few years ago following the hype. At the time as a business dinner for a large group of industry professionals. That experience had been mediocre as well. This last venture will not be memorable neither. The flavors mirrored the refinement of a W..... House or such. Presentation did not reflect the aspiration of the menu and the portions were very frugal.
In all none of the plates measured up to the "it's all homemade" propaganda promoted by our server.
Only pleasurable note was the various fruit mimosas that reminiscent of the wine coolers of our youth.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 5, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thank you, Alicia, Office Manager

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PA
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This a consistently good place to eat! Great selection of food and beverages.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks for the great review and continued loyalty! We can't wait to have you back, Alicia, Office Manager

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KR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my wife and my favorite restaurant. This is our anniversary place. The food is awesome as well as the service and ambiance. We love both locations but prefer West because of parking.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review, Keith and even more for the continued loyalty. I'm so glad you and your wife always have such pleasant dining experience with us. We pride our self on good food and good service! Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first visit to the restaurant. We wanted to try something new. Good food. Great atmosphere. Looking forward to returning during warmer weather to experience the outside dining.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad you had such a pleasant dining experience with us! The patio is wonderful in the Spring and Summer. You'll love it! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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F
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement dinner for a close friend

HR
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. We have been patrons with the downtown location for years. This was our first visit “out west” but won’t be our last. Food was fabulous, service was excellent. The ambiance was super and relaxing. Parking was a little bit of a problem-need to work out a deal with gas station next door. As much as I like the down town location-I love this one. Much quieter than down town and I think the food was better!

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review, Harry! I'm so glad you enjoyed our west end location. It's much quieter here. So nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city! See you again soon, Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I find this restaurant to be a hit or miss experience. This night was a miss. To start, we never received bread for the table, and we were witnessing everyone around us getting bread. We ordered the beyond burger with fries and the chicken Parmesan sandwich with fries. The beyond burger itself was good, however the lettuce was EXTREMELY wilted and brown, and the tomato looked so pale and unappetizing that I couldn’t eat either. The other disappointment was the fries came out cold and hard. The chicken Parmesan sub was good, but we also had the same problem with those fries as well. We were unable to discuss this with our server because she seemed busy with other tables (someone else brought out the dishes). Later she came to our table and mentioned how chill we were and that is why she did not visit our table because it seemed like everything was under control. At that point we were halfway through our meal and we did not want her to feel bad, because we overheard her telling another table that she was at capacity. This seemed like a case of your restaurant being under staffed both in the kitchen as well as out on the floor. This was a disappointing experience.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 27, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. From the wilted lettuce, pale tomato, and cold fries-it's so embarrassing. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Again, I'm so sorry, Alicia, Office Manager

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LH
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our birthday dinner with friends. Our waitress was great!

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Lisa! I'm so glad your birthday dinner was so amazing! I'll let our staff know to keep up the great work. Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was checking out Tarrant’s West to see if we wanted to book them for a business dinner next month. It is a cute design, good food, knowledgeable staff, and we ended up booking our event there.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thanks for booking with us! We pride our self on great food and great service! We can't wait to see you for your event, Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fish tacos were pretty good, really cool interior!

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thanks for the great review! I love our fish tacos too! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Birthday celebration for my boyfriend.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Monique! We pride our self on good food and good service. We hope to see you again soon, Alicia, Office Manager

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner there. Awesome me food, atmosphere and our waiter was amazing! Will be returning for sure.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks for the fantastic review, Lisa! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. I'll be sure to let the staff know to keep up the great work! We can't wait to have you back! Alicia, Office Manager

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TM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

disappointing 2nd visit. pork over cooked. service lacking.

Tarrant's West
Responded on February 3, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thank you, Alicia, Office Manager

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MH
San Francisco
4 reviews