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Dining Room - The Blue Door Cafe, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

The Blue Door Cafe

4.7
4.7
118 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
Located in the heart of Cuyahoga Falls, near both the Cuyahoga Valley National Park as well as Blossom Music Center, The Blue Door Cafe now offers an exciting dinner service lead by Chef David Chin. Showcasing a recently completed, eighteen foot, poured concrete bar and more comfortable seating, The Blue Door offers a seasonal and rotating menu featuring charred burgers, house made pastas and hand formed dumplings, air shipped seafoods, and wagyu steaks. The Blue Door proudly sources ingredients from local farms and nationally recognized purveyors such as Portland Maine's Browne Trading Company and Ohio's own The Chef's Garden! Dishes with a european, asian and global flair are carefully created and prepared using techniques that draw upon and showcase the unique skills of our culinary team. Join us for curated whiskeys, bourbons, cocktails, beers and wines and a casual, yet elevated, exceptional dining experience!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, Global, International, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (330) 926-9774
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    David Chin
  • Neighborhood
    Cuyahoga Falls
  • Cross street
    Broad Blvd.
  • Parking details
    We are located at 1970 State road - on the corner of Broad and State, in Cuyahoga Falls. We do not have a sign. In addition to our address, we can be located through our "blue door". Parking is readily available in our lot.
  • Entertainment
    Classic jazz music
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Great for brunch

  • Akron

    Best Overall

  • Akron

    Best Food

  • Akron

    Best Service

  • Akron

    Innovative

  • Akron

    Healthy

  • Akron

    Hot spot

  • Akron

    Neighborhood gem

118 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    11/10 as always ☺️ the seasonal menu + friendly bar/staff always has us coming back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and food was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. Very fresh and wholesome ingredients. Great place if you want a special and delicious meal.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had two pasta dishes and Smash Burger. Pasta homemade and perfect texture, delicious. I was craving a burger and it didn't disappoint. Love that they have local breweries on tap. Cocktails great love the large cubes. And chocolate soufflé for dessert, absolutely phenomenal. Great Mothers day dinner.

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  4. WingZombie

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place. We were seated immediately at the time of our reservation. The food and service was just stellar. Possibly the best smash burger I've ever had. I would highly recommend this spot

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  5. Sparky1976

    Minneapolis

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! What a great find. We sat at the bar and enjoyed our conversation with bartender Michael (who mixes awesome cocktails) as well as owners Michael and Jen. The charcuterie board was recommended so we ordered and were not disappointed. Three meats, 3 cheeses with various accompaniments. Micheal and Jen are very proud of their purveyors as well they should be. A must have for sure and very well explained when presented by our server. The scallops were done perfectly. Next time, which will be soon, we will try the bolognese dish if still on the menu as it changes regularly. Cheers and see you soon.

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  6. itajkim

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small but delicious menu. The dumplings were perfectly cooked with a delicious sauce. The burrata was fresh with ripe melon and an interesting smoked prosciutto. Would highly recommend.

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  7. SaraC

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were welcoming and very kind. Parking was easy and restaurant wasn't too crowded, likely to it being a Thursday evening. Food menu was short, with a few items out due to some delivery obstacles (weather related). Entrees were overpriced, however.

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  8. PennieF

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Prices have been lowered and are reasonable. We ate on the patio. It was cool. Some outdoor heaters would maximize use of the patio for 6 months.

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  9. DocDiane

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meals at the blue door café but this was overshadowed by the owner taking time to speak with the white guests right next to us and behind us and did not take a minute to greet us or ask us if we enjoyed our meal. Being one of the few people of color at the restaurant, we felt ignored and invisible. We would have liked for the owner to acknowledge us like he did the white guests seated in our vicinity.

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  10. KristinaM

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was fantastic. Selection of food was limited but the food itself was amazing! We ordered the foragers fettuccini and smash burger and both were delicious. We also ordered a few cocktails and the fireside chat was absolutely amazing!

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  11. buckeye

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of four Sunday evening dinner. We had the Grilled Sourdough plate, the Smash Burger and the Pappardelle Alla Bolognese. All were very tasty. Finished with the Lavender Creme Brulee. Great job with the new decor ! Our Server, Tawny was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Will defiantly return.

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  12. JustinC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tonight my wife and I went on a date to The Blue Door Cafe. We made reservations for 5pm and were seated right away when we got there. We were greeted with a smile by the hostess and the owners. The waitress was kind and polite. She provided us with excellent service with a smile. I ordered the wagyu steak and my wife ordered the halibut. We got the food in a timely fashion and the presentation was immaculate. The steak was by far the best steak I’ve ever had and even the potatoes were amazing! My wife really enjoyed her meal as well. Everything was seasoned to perfection. We also got dessert and it was tasty! I was impressed by the owners and how friendly they were. One of the owners came over and asked us how our meal was and I told him it was amazing. He got a big smile and you could see the pride in his eyes. That showed me that he cares deeply for this establishment and that’s very refreshing to see. Lastly, we gave the waitress a nice tip to show our appreciation. I could tell how appreciative she was and I hope we made her night. Overall, our experience was fantastic and everything was on point!

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  13. Brit

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful first experience at Blue Door. We visited for dinner as they had a chocolate soufflé which I’ve been hoping to try- it did not disappoint. We will absolutely be back!

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  14. Khrundell

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite spot. The food is outstanding! Definitely recommend the salmon and bolognese. Drinks are great, too.

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  15. VAMD

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The presentation was fine but I overall found it a little pretentious. I'm a foodie who is always willing to pay a premium for an excellent meal. However, the Blue Door left me ordering a $24 burger because I just wasn't interested in the few other options for the prices they were asking. My 8yo was with us and they wouldn't offer a plain burger or pasta, but said they only have the options on the menu 😕 Kind of the vibe I expect at a ritzy place in a city, but not at a casual suburban restaurant.

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  16. GailM

    Cleveland

    124 reviews

    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful dinner at The Blue Door! This is truly such a gem in Cuyahoga Falls! Great service from start to finish and amazing food. Their recent renovations are beautiful and have opened up the space nicely - we appreciated that the tables are spaced better now. Nice wine and drink list, high quality ingredients in all of their dishes, and their delicious desserts set them apart. We love this restaurant and look forward to returning soon!

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  17. Partyof8

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal!! A local gem!! Can highly recommend Blue Door for breakfast, lunch and now dinner!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time as always!!! Food always a ten. Mussels that melt in your mouth.

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  19. JacobS

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The newly renovated interior really puts the dinner experience over the top. The drinks were excellent and the food was quite good.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blue door is always a fabulous experience. The food is always good and the service excellent.

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  21. KylaG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The look of Blue door was very esthetically r. The food tasted good. Service was polite but stuff. I asked for water as was given distilled. The table next to me was asked if they wanted distilled or sparkling. Same server. Maybe she just forgot to give me the option

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  22. Angel

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our dinner last night. We brought friends who had never been to BD for dinner, but had heard lots about it. The evening did not disappoint! From Jen, greeting us kindly at the door, to Michael (the owner) popping by our table (and all tables) several times over the two hour dinner, our server Tawny, to our scrumptious cocktails…. I think we may have said “Mmmmmm” 20 times throughout our meal. We shared the pork dumplings—OMG. I would go back just for those. I had the fava bean Pasta dish—loved it. My friend, a vegetarian, chose the beet salad and a potato dish. She loved hers too. We shared one dessert between the four of us, sat and chatted for another 30 minutes and all left happy and satisfied. Try it. It may become your new favorite dinner spot! ✨✨

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  23. 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
    We got the smash burger and the fish and chips and the smash burger was one of the absolute best burgers we have had. The sauce on it truly makes the flavor and the meat was seasoned to perfection. A huge amount of fries with the burger too!

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  24. Marie

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simple and stunning citron tarte tasted just as good as it looks! Whipped labneh with the beets and apples was a lovely combination. Clam and lobster chowder was hearty and filling… The continuous renovations are amazing, but the food and people are what makes the Blue Door a one of a kind place to dine.

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  25. Food

    Naples

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Second time here and we were thrilled with the first visit so we came back again to a much different experience. Staff was great but food was not. Limited menu due to renovation, prices were ridiculous high for portion size and lackluster taste.

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  26. DELLEN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The diverse menu aims to satisfy varied taste desires. The preparations have the diner in mind. All are offerings are authentic — no pretenses.

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  27. JessicaB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful dinner at Blue Door. Our waiter Gabrial was fantastic and very knowledgeable. They also worked with me with my food allergies. Dinner was absolutely delicious! We can’t wait to go back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was very distracted. Otherwise food and cocktails were incredible.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience in northeast Ohio, it’s an inspired menu and everything is always executed perfectly.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blue Door never misses! Great food, service and atmosphere!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I still dont understand why this place continues to surprise me. Best dining experience in Akron hands down. Brunch has always been amazing, and we had dinner for the first time last night…holy hell its good. Great servers at the bar, and they made fantastic drinks too.

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  32. DinaH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience. Loved the menu, such a variety of choices and something for every budget. Great servers especially Gabriel. Love everything about the Blue Door for lunch and dinner. Fantastic spot, you must go, never disappointed. Great quality of food which really matters to me!

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  33. Jason

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience here, whether here on a dinner date or at brunch with the family. At brunch, it is helpful to steer the kids toward the baked goods and crepes, which they love, and more geared for their appetites. Have tried so many different menu items, drinks, and coffees, and don't think we have had a bad one yet.

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  34. charles

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    what a great meal. first time there for dinner and it didn't disappoint.

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  35. BonAppetit

    Cleveland

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything is always delicious. Service always fantastic. But like a lot of places new price increases really hit hard. Sourdough bread appetizer is great. But served three 1/2 slices of bread for four ($11; $8 before price increase), when they bake their own bread just feels gouge-y. Woulda killed 'em to put one more 1/2 slice? Where did it go? Maybe server trained to ask if we would like like another slice of bread at $xx as it only comes with 3 slices? We'd have anted up so each of us could have had our own 1/2 slice of bread. Three dumplings delicious and the sauce outstanding, but at $5.66 each for three it just seems too high. Would have been nice to know these quantities beforehand to make better ordering decisions. The fried rice dish was an appropriate amount of food on the "Medium" menu. And delicious like everything. Looking for unusual? The seafood sausage is quite unique and amazing. We'll likely cool our heels on Blue Door for a while. But nice to see they've moved on from drama chef and are still serving great food with the always great service.

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  36. NancyB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy this smaller venue for a fine dining experience. Good food served by friendly professional staff. Our "go-to"!

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  37. Emily

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The dinner is not as fabulous as the brunch. We had good meals, but the price is a little inflated for what you get.

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  38. ColleenW

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner and unique crafted cocktails during our visit. The mushroom arancini was a great app and the seafood sausage was so good. We got one to take home too - we liked it so much. We split a chocolate torte that melted in your mouth. We had exceptional service by Sullivan who made recommendations on the menu and was very attentive. I would definitely recommend Blue door restaurant- Thank you!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal!! Celebrated a friends Birthday: was excited to try it for dinner!!! Yummy

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  40. john

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    best marinara that I ever had. the entire menu is great with the same in ambiance.

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FAQs

The Blue Door Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 118 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
Google Map for The Blue Door Cafe

1970 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broad Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    Cuyahoga Falls
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, Global, International, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We are located at 1970 State road - on the corner of Broad and State, in Cuyahoga Falls. We do not have a sign. In addition to our address, we can be located through our "blue door". Parking is readily available in our lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    David Chin
  • Entertainment
    Classic jazz music
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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