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The Tulip Tree, Spartanburg, SC

The Tulip Tree

4.6
4.6
361 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
A casual dining experience that will infuse the cooking from the low country to the mountains of South Carolina. We try to source all of our food from local farmers. The Tulip Tree is also a firm believer in the arts and doubles as a rotating gallery that partners with Spartanburg County local artists! We showcase 2-D and 3-D art pieces in all corners of our restaurant. Our restaurant is all about the Art, Cocktails, and Cuisine. We hope to have you join us very soon.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, American, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (864) 285-4659
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Dean Thomas, C.E.C., C.C.E.
  • Private party facilities
    Parties of 10-30 people will be accommodated in our private dining room. For inquiries or reservations please contact us through thetuliptree.com or call the restaurant a minimum of 24 hours in advance and we will be happy to coordinate with you and provide further information.
  • Neighborhood
    Spartanburg
  • Cross street
    Most convenient parking is Broad St Parking lot by City Hall.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 361 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

361 Reviews
  1. HallieH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been wanting to try Tulip Tree and so glad we did! A wonderful place for family brunch:)

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  2. JoeI

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found a gem in downtown Spartanburg SC. Beautiful arrangements, outstanding food and beverages. Staff extremely friendly. Definitely returning and highly recommended!

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  3. DonH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner. Salads were overpriced.

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  4. GreatFood4U

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful meal! We were celebrating our anniversary and loved the atmosphere with local art on display. The mussels were the best I have had in years ( I am picky!), the Brussels sprouts a healthy portion and yummy, the fish of the day (snapper) was great and chocolate decadent cake just wonderful. We will be back!

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  5. leamingtonhhi

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very pleased without our dinner experience at The Tulip Tree! The restaurant was basically sold out for a company Xmas company gathering, and they used a room for regular reservations. The service was exceptional! And we witnessed a number of servers working seamlessly to give everyone first-rate service. While the restaurant was packed, we were treated like we were the only patrons. And, the food was excellent!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Nice treat for my daughter and I for brunch.

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  7. James

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was great. The service was great and the food was outstanding. My wife and I enjoyed celebrating our anniversary there. We will return.

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  8. PatriciaI

    Coastal Georgia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was as always exact! The service was also top notch! Will always be my favorite restaurant in Spartanburg

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  9. CThe

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered a variety of entrees and each was delicious. The service was excellent. The "Hen House" appetizer (fried deviled eggs) was terrific!

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  10. Catfish

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Quiet environment. Definitely would return another time when we’re in Spartanburg for dinner.

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  11. PhilV

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, the service was attentive and very friendly, and the outdoor dining was amazing! Would highly recommend and will be back in the future

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  12. VickiF

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Food and great atmosphere. The She Crab Soup was the best I have ever had. The cheesecake tasted like we were in New York City, eating at Carnegie’s Deli. Will definitely come again!

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  13. BobM

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very overpriced for food quality. Service OK. Much better options in Spartanburg.

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  14. Connie

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and our waiter, Joshua gave perfect service. We appreciate this wonderful restaurant providing the perfect backdrop for a special family meal.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first experience! Having dinner in a museum is definitely fun. Sam, our waitress, was outstanding! As for the food, it was good but a little on the salty side. We had the Black Lip Mussels and Hen House eggs for Sharables. I enjoyed the grilled pork chop with asparagus and glazed carrots. My date enjoyed the crabcakes. The Ketel One martini was on point... All in all it was a great evening.

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  16. Kjoyfuldining

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a gem of a restaurant in Spartanburg. As always, it did not disappoint. The cocktails are so delightfully tasty and pretty. Dinner was delicious and the presentation of the food is outstanding!

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  17. hughc

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Traveling near by and was looking for a Sunday brunch spot . Loved the menu and was so pleased with all aspects of the meal and the incredible streetwise dining. Service, food and setting was perfect

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  18. Sissy

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It took awhile for us to get waited on - but once Samantha came to our table - SHE MADE EVERYTHING AWESOME!

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  19. Claire

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the Tulip Tree! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful. Would highly recommend it!

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  20. LeeG

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious!! Our server was awesome!! He made our date night wonderful. Our severer was so attentive to our every need!! Great food and customer service!! I loved the restaurant week menu. My wife loved the crab cakes!!

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  21. adriennea

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I recommend the Shakshuka for brunch. The addition of collards and root vegetables was very pleasing.

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  22. BryantF

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was relaxing and the food was outstanding. The cocktails was very pleasing even the presentation. That along with the courteous wait staff I would recommend this for anyone wanting a nice evening out.

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  23. JandAK

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding (Joshua is very attentive and personable:-), the food was delicious with a lot of flavors working very well together and everything was presented beautifully. Thank you to Chef Ben and the whole staff!!

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  24. MarkM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and it was outstanding. The service (Joshua) was exquisite. He was attentive, but not overly so. It was Mother's Day, and I took my best friends Mom to the Tulip Tree. My buddy had passed away recently, and I just didn't want her to miss this day. We ordered a LOT of food, and shared and sampled. Joshua graciously provided extra small plates (Tapas style) and it was perfect. Two of our original group of 5 did not attend after all. But we enjoyed ourselves. We discovered we all love seafood, including oysters, so we started with the Oysters Rockefeller. They were just ok, in my opinion, but they had a pimento cheese sauce rather than a traditional Hollandaise sauce. No complaints, we ate them all, but we all agreed they could be called something else, just not Rockefeller. She Crab soup, everyone loved it. We each scooped up a healthy amount of crab onto our spoons, and the flavor was delightfull sherry or? but also very light. So enjoyable. We ordered these Sweet Potatoe with Rosemary, and it was so different and also dellicious. The sauteed Brussel sprouts, are truly some of the best I've ever tasted. The Watermelon Salad was beautifully presented on a bed of healthy spinach, but the watermelon flavor got lost somewhere, with several other ingredients. But forgiveable, certainly. We all thought it was such an interesting menu, which is why we chose so many things. Our entrees arrived; two of us had the Crab Cakes, and the other had the Crab Benedict with Hollandaise. She loved hers, and we enjoyed the Crab Cakes, highly recommended by our server, Joshua. He continued to keep our water glasses filled (they provide a chilled glass bottle full of water on the table-BRAVO for that fine touch. Two of us had a French Rose, that was somewhat dryer than we expected, but actually it was so delicious, we each had a second glass. Wish I could remember the proper name but it was something with a V and from France. I will return!!!

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  25. CarolineM

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the Smoking Manhatten cocktail was amazing! Scallops were perfect, snapper was great. We loved it all!

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  26. LoriH

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. She Crab soup & watermelon salad was a bit disappointing. Cheeseburger was delicious.

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  27. MarkD

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the local art! Food was acceptable, but omelette was dry & featured very few, very small shrimp.

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  28. Rosie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attractive interior, good service. My husband and I and our granddaughter enjoyed our hamburgers. I ordered collard greens instead of the fries. The greens were too salty and the waitress kindly replaced them with asparagus. One granddaughter did not think the shrimp dish was that good, not flavorful. We all thought the prices were high.

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  29. EricS

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I want to like The Tulip Tree. On this visit I went with my Mother In Law. We had two major bad happenings with the food. Her salad came with Blue Cheese dressing. She dipped her fork in it and almost gagged. So, I had to try it... lol. Whoa... it was the consistency of soured cream (soured not sour) and tasted like it. It was SO bad. The other thing was that I ordered the Ribeye as medium rare. It came out well done and was extremely dry. In addition, it was like it was cooked on a dirty grill. Some char is okay but this was so bad it just made the whole steak taste like char and only char. Because of time constraints I just lived with the steak. I ate about 30% of it. I love the idea of The Tulip Tree but have not had an above average experience yet.
    The Tulip TreeResponded on August 10, 2023
    Dear EricS, We really want you to like us too! We've made Big changes, introducing a new chef and many improvements. I'd like to invite you and your mother to dine with us as our guests to experience these changes firsthand. Please contact me, Molly Love to arrange. We're eager to exceed your expectations! Best Regards, Molly Love General Manager

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  30. Lskrla

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and the service was lovely as well. Great date place.

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  31. Chocolatejefe

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Need more healthy brunch items, such as bowls and fruit.

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  32. JenMc

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a great restaurant, and I would definitely am going back. The food was good, but of course, expensive like all restaurant food is nowadays. But still good.

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  33. Valentine

    Charleston

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Oysters were over cooked and shrimp pasta was bland. Service was good, ambiance good, drinks and Brussels sprouts were good.

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  34. DeniseC

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and great service. Outside seating was wonderful.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Easter Sunday Brunch Mumbling waiter finally showed up at our table after 10 minutes to take drink order. We went ahead and ordered food too since we didn’t know when we would see him again. Ordered 2 poached eggs and bacon (supposedly served with potatoes), Wilkie Beef on Weck, and Broccoli Raub (yes that’s the spelling on the menu and it should be Rabe). This was brunch, and there was no option of any toast to accompany the eggs. In fact, the waiter didn’t even offer an English muffin (they did do Benedicts). He just informed us there was no option. The waiter came back and told us they were out of broccoli rabe. Eggs came sunny side up with no potatoes. Sent that back. Wilkie Beef on Weck was really Wilkie Beef on Brioche. Kept that order, but really ordered the dish for the Weck. Overall - service and food - were severely lacking. Especially for a holiday brunch. Will not return.

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  36. AnneD

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our Easter brunch! I gave the food a four-star rating because the potatoes were cold. It’s a little pricey, but great for those special occasions. You can eat more cheaply if you don’t order any sides, desserts or drinks. :-) A wonderful atmosphere!

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  37. Marthaw

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service-will definitely go back again

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  38. KendraW

    Charlotte

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat at an outdoor table for Music on Main. Service with Sam was great as always! Food was disappointing. We ordered Oysters Rockefeller and instead of coming out as described on the menu with spinach, they were made with collard greens and looked totally unappetizing. We sent them back and they were remade correctly. Taste on the second plate was fine but not great. Bone in chicken was overcooked.

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  39. KristyW

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was horrible it took 30 minutes for two sodas. The fried green tomatoes were pretty good. Everything else was not good at all. I took one bite of the crab cakes and it was all filler no crab at all. I was hoping for this place to be great as the menu looked really good. We were not impressed!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time dining at Tulip. Our server was very nice, however, he seemed overwhelmed with the number of tables he was waiting on. Our drink order took quite a bit of time due to the fact that they were out of one of the drinks. Our appetizers were OK… We had the okra and then the fried deviled egg. The okra had a great taste, however, it was very chewy and unable to be bitten through. Our lunch entrées took quite a while to be served. When they were presented, the presentation was done nicely however, the temperature was tepid. There was a scarce amount of hollandaise on the eggs Benedict. The shrimp and grits omelette had not a trace of a grit. I should’ve mentioned some thing while we are there, in the future, I will definitely do so. It was very nice that they were complementary birthday desserts. We may try them again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Tulip Tree using the Order Online button. The Tulip Tree also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 285-4659.

The Tulip Tree is rated 4.6 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Tulip Tree

121 W Main St, Ste A, Spartanburg, SC 29306-2305

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Most convenient parking is Broad St Parking lot by City Hall.
  • Neighborhood
    Spartanburg
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, American, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Dean Thomas, C.E.C., C.C.E.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (864) 285-4659
  • Private party facilities
    Parties of 10-30 people will be accommodated in our private dining room. For inquiries or reservations please contact us through thetuliptree.com or call the restaurant a minimum of 24 hours in advance and we will be happy to coordinate with you and provide further information.
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