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Taste, Cleveland Hts, OH

Taste

4.6
4.6
790 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A place for food, wine, fun

Contemporary cuisine, extensive wine list, full bar in a sleek, yet casual atmosphere.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 932-9100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Cleveland Heights
  • Cross street
    Silsby
  • Parking details
    Parking lot and entrance in rear of restaurant (accessible off of Dellwood Rd)
  • Entertainment
    Piano every Saturday from 6pm-9pm.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 790 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Neighborhood gem

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Contemporary American

  • Cleveland

    Neighborhood gem

  • Cleveland

    Contemporary American

790 Reviews
  1. NPSCLE

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was absolutely delicious! Service was very slow, so pack your patience. It took a while to be greeted when we arrived and we waited almost an hour for our entrees. The Veal was so good we will probably return to wait again!

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  2. Juryguy76

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our overall Mother’s Day experience was very disappointing. We have been to Taste multiple times and we had never had a bad experience — until now. The restaurant seemed to be woefully understaffed. Although we arrived at the beginning of the dinner hour (5:00), it took over 2 and 1/2 hours for us to complete the meal. The servers promptly took our drink orders, but then everything fell apart. Our appetizer — ordered straight from the menu — didn’t arrive until we had been seated for over an hour. There was almost as long a delay serving the entrees. For much of the time we were there, the servers seem to have disappeared. I ordered Veal Francaise — a dish I had ordered many times before. It was soggy and just barely warm when it arrived. My wife ordered the roughy special, which she enjoyed; but it seemed way overpriced at $45. For dessert, we got the smallest serving of crème brûlée I ever have seen — not a good value at all for $11. My ratings were higher than Taste deserved for our experience yesterday, but I cut the place some slack because this was so unlike our earlier experiences.

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  3. davisoh6

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not busy on a Thursday at 6 PM. Outstanding service as we had to hurry to get to the Cedar-Lee movie. Our server Carla moved things along without rushing us. The lobster and the veal française were cooked as ordered and served hot. Good-sized portions, plenty of asparagus. Sorry we had to skip dessert. We will be back son.

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  4. Dotti

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, the food and the service were great. There were 6 in our party, and everyone commented favorably on the meal and service. When it came time for the check, we were told that we could only "have two payment methods." We have been at Taste many times, but we never had 6 people - so this was quite a surprise and it made the end of the evening a mess trying to figure out what everyone owed. Rest assured, we will never have a party of 6 at Taste again -

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have visited Taste multiple times recently as we have been in Cleveland more often than usual. The service is great - all of our servers have remembered us and come over to say hello. We have sampled quite a bit of the regular menu and enjoyed many specials as well.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my first time visiting Taste, and I wouldn't go out of my way to return. Service was pretty terrible, I waited for a glass of chardonnay until I no longer wanted it. We were a table of 4 and ordered 4 apps with 4 full entrees. One of the apps was a charcuterie, which came with exactly 10 crackers. When we asked for more, we were upcharged. There are things that "de-classed" this restaurant for me as well....its overall decor says up scale but then there are the chairs... then broadcasts all over the menu warning boldly that certain entrees are not permitted to be shared, that any and all things will incur an upcharge for sharing, etc. I guess the only other thing I'd add is that it took an hour for dinner to arrive and we had to ask 3 times for water refills. (We also had cocktails.) Not impressed.

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  7. BrianM

    Cleveland

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has been our third experience at Taste. We can say for certain that the food, service and ambiance are second to none! The place has a cool vibe. There was a piano player on Saturday night when we went that just added to the enjoyment. Highly recommend the mussels. Never over cooked and the broth they are in nicely complements them. Would highly recommend.

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  8. DavidW

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Returning diner. This is one of the best restaurants in Cleveland

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  9. EbonyH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice vibe, would definitely recommend to a friend

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing, the food was even better!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is always great the only complaint is the service is to slow had to wait about ten minutes before someone took my drink order and it took sometime before the food arrived, now this was on a Sunday evening the restaurant was not busy only about five tables and a few people at the bar

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  12. Susan

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner. Away from cold door and traffic pattern as requested. The live piano music made dinner even more enjoyable !

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  13. Gary

    Cleveland

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. The experience is always excellent.

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  14. Davidr

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation along time ago. When we arrived, we were seated in a back room in the back corner with a drafty doorway. There is absolutely no ambience and it is a pretty boring place to eat. I would’ve preferred to stay home. We had one martini and two appetizer portions of a flatbread pizza And the bill was $75 which seems like a lot for two appetizers and one drink. Overall the food was mediocre at best.

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  15. LauraK

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful date night!! The ambiance is wonderful…warm and inviting space with live piano playing. Our wonderful waitress Marlena was very helpful and couldn’t have been sweeter and more helpful. Food was delicious and d the drinks were creative and very tasty!! Can’t wait to go back!!’

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  16. EllenC

    Cleveland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Chilean sea bass special was memorable & delicious. The Napoleon filet also excellent. The food is consistent and we really enjoy dining there. Taste did a beautiful job creating a special Valentine‘s Day experience. The menu specials, violinist, rose petals & candles , and the staff all dressed for the occasion.

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  17. RonaldK

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taste for Valentine’s Day was a wonderful experience. The restaurant was lively and the decorations were tasteful and reflected the occasion, as did the wait staff who were all dressed in shades of red. The violinist played lovely tunes with themes of love. The food was delightful and the service was efficient.

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  18. Justino

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was easy to find and had parking available in the back. Ambiance the restaurant created was gorgeous and they had a violinist which as such a treat. We don't live close, but wanted to try something special for Valentine's Day. We got there & were seated early. Upon given drink menus (lots of choices) we were asked for our order. We asked for a few minutes to review, the server came back 11 minutes later. Upon taking drink orders she immediately asked for dinner orders, we mentioned we wanted to order our app first and she "snapped" that we were only allotted 90 minutes & their kitchen was backed up. First, there was a better way to say that, second we were not told that upon booking, entry, or with a sign at the table, and last... it's not our fault that your kitchen is backed up. Finally, my wife has an allergy so we asked instead of risotto with an entrée, could she just have double veg, the served again snapped that there are no special requests because of the busy holiday. We get time limits & no substitutions on special occasions....what we don't get is the delivery of those parameters. Nothing was upfront, everything was communicated in the moment and with a sharp tongue. We got there at 6:30, and only a few tables were sat after us. They never did fill up, there was never a line...so I am not sure why those parameters needed to be enforced. I would suspect a normal Fri/Sat night could be busier. Very disappointing. And, to add insult to injury, there was an automatic 20% gratuity on our table for two. We traditionally over-tip. Serving is a thankless industry (we do it, so we know). But, since the restaurant added the 20%, that's all our server got and quite frankly, she didn't even earn that. On a positive note. The food was great, and the violinist they had went around greeting people and was such a delight to talk to. See made our night. This was an expensive night, for less than stellar service.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab stuffed salmon blew me away. Very happy with my dinner.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good meal with some decent food options. Comfortable seating though, tables are very close together. Friendly and welcoming staff.

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  21. GraceW

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of six and had a nice cozy table. Our waitress was very attentive as was the host. We ordered the following and all the food was very delicious and a very generous serving. Duck, airline chicken, scampi, ribs, seafood paella, cheese board and stuffed peppers. It is a great place to go for a relaxing evening you do not feel rushed.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    No waiting for our reservation. Carla was very delightful and helpful for our selections. The food was professionally presented and cooked perfectly.

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  23. MelC

    Cleveland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. The food is always delicious , the service is excellent and the atmosphere is comfortably casual.

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  24. Mimi

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our entrees were delicious. I ordered the crème brûlée for desert and should have sent it back. The caramelized topping was burnt and not enjoyable.

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  25. MAXINED

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taste is a wonderful place to have dinner...a leisurely dinner. The food is fabulous! We got there at 5:00 the last time and were the first people there, so we didn't have to wait too long for our food to arrive. The service was excellent and we made friends with the couple that came in after us. We go there at least once a month and the experience is always great. Thank you Taste!

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  26. CurtisT

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great until the very end. We were the last to leave and then out of know where the owner began to scream and curse out our waiter in front of my wife and guest! He was DRUNK and very UNPROFESSIONAL. The last guest who was at door leaving tried to speak with the owner and was lightly shoved. The commotion was over him not having on a tie and jacket! Extremely disrespectful and yelled telling him he’s fired. Sad ending!!!!!

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  27. KerriJ

    Cleveland

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service food and environment. Can be challenging to hear the other person because it is loud . Will be back!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We live within walking distance of Taste, certainly one of the better places on a street of bar food and average pasta/pizza, and have dined there a dozen times over the years. It is a bistro style room with tables close together. Excellent wine menu and options by the glass, priced fairly for the slightly small pour. I ordered the special - grouper - not found in this region - with creamy garlic risotto and buttery broccolini. Slightly overcooked. $50 for the not-so-special was $15 more than the average entree. The room was busy and wait staff stretched thin. Dinner was OK but it will be worth driving to GiGis.

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  29. Thebergermeister

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    NYE 2023 diner, very good food, great wine, excellent service but a bit pricey. So many great options to eat, we will definitely be back. Had the Paella and lobster tail, looking forward to the next time and having the homemade lasagna.

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  30. BrianM

    Cleveland

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time experiencing Taste. It was New Years Eve so we didn’t expect the best service. We were surprised. Service, food and experience was outstanding. Carla was our waitress and she was exceptional. Drinks were excellent. Had the best mussels ever. My wife had scallops which she loved and I had lobster tail which was also excellent. Can’t wait to return!!

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  31. MaryP

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Taste is wonderful. The food is fabulous, the staff friendly and the joy of the diners is apparent.

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  32. MarcyR

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, everything was great. Our server, Al, was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. This is our 5th time dining at Taste and it did not disappoint. We will be back

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  33. RonaldK

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Carla, was wonderful, as usual; she is congenial, attentive and responsive. The food as wonderful and the music was delightful.

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  34. DianeK

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great evening. Our server, Al, was great, even if he did dis broccolini! lol! The vegan plate was the best my picky vegan husband has ever had, and the swordfish special was wonderful, as was the salad of the night. We took lemon cheesecake home and it was perfect. (Too much chocolate: more fruit!!) The people at tables on both sides of us joined in friendly conversations. The absolutely only thing missing was bread. Why? I thought we diners fought this battle years ago and restaurants ceded. Sad about it. The staff of life, guys.

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  35. Doubledegree

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good to excellent food. Great waitresses. Good selection of specials. What more could a diner want.

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  36. PatrickW

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinners were wonderful - Halibut with Risotto feature was outstanding! Service was great and friendly and the background music was just enough over the happy chatter around.

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  37. sally

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent great food and service. I look forward to going there again.

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  38. Arch

    Fayetteville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food……will only come mid-week in future…..noise on weekends is unbearable

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  39. jcml

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our party of four had excellent meals. Two had that night's specialty burger, one had mussels and I had the swordfish special. Truffle fries (always a treat) were our warm-up dish. All were first-rate. Carla was our server and did her usual terrific job! The big drawback was the NOISE! "Energetic" as a category doesn't really cover how loud it was. We had to shout to be heard by our fellow diners, who were three feet away! Frankly, we won't be dining here again on a prime-time night (Fri or Sat) unless something is done to reduce the volume. Start. by turning down the music, and I suggest some kind of fabric wall covering or hanging to hep absorb the sound. JUST TOO LOUD!

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  40. JudithG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed Taste. The food was excellent, out server was spectacular. the place is noisy--hard to talk above the din. Also, the space is cramped. The piano music was excellent.

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FAQs

Taste offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 932-9100.

Taste is rated 4.6 stars by 790 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Taste

2317 Lee Rd, Cleveland Hts, OH 44118

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Silsby
  • Neighborhood
    Cleveland Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking lot and entrance in rear of restaurant (accessible off of Dellwood Rd)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Piano every Saturday from 6pm-9pm.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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