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The Wilder, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Wilder

4.5
4.5
294 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
This is the watering hole for bon vivants with a vision.
The venue offers a cool, relaxing, intoxicating space where you can escape with friends and get lost in a moment. It is comprised of three rooms with distinct personality - A cocktail bar, turning out masterfully executed libations, a terrace, for sun-drenched revelry, and a scintillating great room, hosting near-nightly parties for a sophisticated collection of clientele.

The atmosphere at the WILDER is playful, but elevated, intoxicating, but familiar, tropical, enticing, and a place to, well, get WILD, that feels more like a secluded, storybook escape than a bar or lounge. Guests are at ease, and the staff is polished, friendly, and faultless.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 918-7212
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Gio Rios
  • Neighborhood
    Victoria Park
  • Parking details
    Free parking behind the building for patrons!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Wilder After Dark

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in an apothecary-meets-speakeasy-meets-modern-bar vibe, this is the perfect place to get really, really good Drinks and Music. When the lights go down, we live life on The Wilder side. Enjoy a timeless sexy scene and gorgeous décor. Table service requires a $50 per person spend towards drinks. *BOTTLE SPEACIALS AVAILABLE*
    Wilder After Dark Photo
  • Burlesque Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Join us in an interactive Burlesque Brunch with "front row" viewing as guests are welcome to order from our Full Brunch Menu, Bottomless Drink Offerings, all while enjoying live Burlesque Entertainment and Music. Sure to tantalize your taste buds!
    Burlesque Brunch Photo
  • Wine Me, Dine Me

    Multiple dates available
    Why not visit your welcoming low-key Fort Lauderdale neighbourhood cocktail bar brought to you by people who believe in the values of true hospitality. We laugh, we listen, we stir up tasty things to drink. We're storytellers + voyeurs who love to share a sensational experience. WEDNESDAYS | 7PM - CLOSE 1/2 Off Bottles Of Wine ,$5 Wine By-The-Glass, $7 Sangria, $25 Chef Selection Charcuterie Boards Happy Hour 5-7 Kitchen Closes at 10 PM
    Wine Me, Dine Me Photo

Offers

  • ITB Tuesday's

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    We're all family here. 50% off the entire check for our fellow hospitality workers! Happy hour 5-7pm with food and drink specials will not be combined in this offer. Bring you schedule or pay stub to receive discount.

    ITB Tuesday's Photo
  • The Proper Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    An iconic destination for cocktail enthusiasts, The Proper Happy Hour's exterior facade features a whimsical terrace with a discrete entryway while the two interior salons glow under clusters of candlelit tables and a sprawling marble bar, serving international flare tapas. Tuesday - Saturday 5PM-7PM • $7 Cocktails, Well Spirits & Wine By The Glass! $5, $7 & $9 Small Plates!

    The Proper Happy Hour Photo

What 294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Lively

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Best Ambiance

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Great for brunch

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Innovative

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Lively

294 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was inattentive but the food and vibe of the restaurant were immaculate

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  2. BruceP

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very unique and attractive venue. Great food, great service, great drinks. We wanted to try something different and were delighted we did. Go here !

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  3. redcornsquid

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fun experience but not really as good as I thought. It was ok. Would I go again, not really. But maybe just for drinks and some socializing.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. ChantalD

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yesterday was my sister's Birthday an we had blast. Everyone was nice and welcoming and the food was great great entertainment we all had an awesome time

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  5. BillS

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fun. Will go again next time I am in town. Very good cocktails.

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  6. KristinaK

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Would only go back for before or after dinner drinks would not eat there not really set up for a restaurant

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    In looking at OpenTable we thought this was a restaurant. It has food but is more like a lounge. We were out on the patio in the corner with a little bench and 1 chair for 4 people. We asked for another chair and they did get it but service is certainly not the focus at this restaurant. The hostess makes you feel like you’re an absolute bother. The food however was good. I wouldn’t go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    show was good and good was not bad .. we had a good time ..

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were amazing! Really cool vibes and decor. Will definitely be going back again soon! Such a cool spot! (Only side note is there are no ‘dining’ tables, but the tapas vibe was fun)

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  10. NicoleL

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 10 recently had the pleasure of visiting The Wilder Lounge and Bar, and it was an experience that exceeded all our expectations. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with the kind of warm, attentive service that made us feel right at home. The ambiance of the lounge, with its perfect blend of sophistication and comfort, set the stage for an unforgettable night out. It’s rare to find a place that can accommodate a large group so effortlessly, providing both the space and the atmosphere to make every member of our party feel welcome and valued. What truly set The Wilder apart were the culinary delights and the exquisite drink selection. The bar bites were nothing short of amazing—a gastronomic journey that surprised and pleased with every dish. From savory to sweet, each bite was a testament to the kitchen’s creativity and commitment to quality. The drinks, on the other hand, were perfection in a glass. Each cocktail was meticulously crafted, balancing classic flavors with innovative twists that left us eager to try more. It’s clear that The Wilder doesn’t just serve food and drinks; it delivers an experience—a blend of taste, artistry, and joy that makes you want to linger longer and return soon.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a reservation at 9:15 and arrived early at 9:10pm and was greeted by a nice hostess. The host sat us outside on the patio but unfortunately that was all the interaction we had with anyone. After about 12-15 minutes of waiting for a sever we decided to leave. The host was apologetic when we informed her and offered to have someone come right over, but we respectfully declined.

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  12. Geisha

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful time and experience! Service was immaculate. Will definitely be back again!

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  13. PatrickB

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place would recommend to a friend and or family member.

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  14. Barbi

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at the Wilder. It's so much nicer than it seems in the reviews. I will definitely be back. The bites were really yummy and the main room is comfortable and dimly-lit, so I would recommend it for a date night. Dogs are allowed on the patio if you want to bring your doggo. There's also a parking lot. Service was perfect. We never had to wait to wait to order, and our server came back at appropriate intervals... Not too soon, not too late. Good stuff.

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  15. TeeK

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Lamb lollipops, passion fruit dessert, the playmate drink just AMAZING! The ambience it was amazing! Just all the feels ladies! Get dressed get cute and go enjoy!

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  16. jackscritic

    New York City

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small plates but food was good. Drinks were great.

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  17. Cindy0981

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a cool experience and good drinks!!! Def will go again with friends !!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were perfect . The show was top tier

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  19. MKCT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks and food. Monica was excellent. Would go back again.

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  20. ShaniC

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Wilder drinks " Caribbean hand shake" excellent". We tried a little bit of everything. If you like Lamb the lollipops were great and the beef empanadas excellent, and the jerk ribs had good favor but were salty. Everything was serviced as shareable plates which can get price the bigger the group. Atmosphere and service were excellent. I would definitely makes this a go to spot on Friday nights.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations for a birthday (6 people), initially they sat us at a table for 4, so some of us were standing around while we waited for another table. The bartender got frustrated very easily when there was miscommunication about how to check in with our reservation which was disappointing.. we ordered the “birds of a feather” and they forgot to bring out the happy birthday sign but brought it out for every other table which was another disappointing moment for the birthday girl.. we mentioned this in the reservations but i guess they didn’t review how many people and what celebration it was.. the food is good but portions are small.. Our server took a while to warm up to us, he was very soft spoken and it was difficult to communicate over the music.. he did handle things graciously though.. The dancers were incredible and so charming and humble we all loved them! The aesthetic is top tier. Over all, we probably won’t be coming back but it was a cute fun moment.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this place! The aesthetic and decor were amazing and the burlesque show was entertaining and intimate. Food was so delicious and the drinks were great. The only reason I did not give this place 5 stars is because it seemed as if the AC was not working so it was hot inside the whole time and also the vibe seemed a little awkward at times since the music was so low during and in between the burlesque performances. Many times I could hear the conversations of people on the opposite side of the restaurant because it was so quiet in there. Other than those two things, this place was divine and we had such a fun experience there! Will definitely be coming back again soon!

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  23. KimK

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Prices were not great for what you got - choices were very minimal and super small portions location is cute but would most likely not return - it offers nothing as far as value for pricing and the burlesque brunch was nothing someone came out every 45 minutes for 5 minutes 0 i understand its free entertainment, but was disappointed - we were a group of 8 and we just talked and hung out that we can do anywhere with more of a selection in food and pricing

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  24. MelinaM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a date night. Coktails are other level.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. One complaint, but we’ll be back . The restaurant smelled like sewage.

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  26. SLP29

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience!! It was more than my expectation. Looking forward to going back again soon.

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  27. LilyV

    Miami

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere!!! Absolutely I love the vibes highly recommended this place the food was good!! Drink we’re delicious

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  28. CVillada

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The manager made our night. She was phenomenal and made sure we had a great time, Dina (sp). Overall customer service was great. We will be back. Dinner and drinks were on point.

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  29. TaniaP

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was aMAzing!!!! I celebrated my birthday and the service, show, food was excellent! I highly recommend this place. The decor inside is super cool! They have an outside garden. Just fabulous!!!!

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  30. BLeah

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This place has a nice ambiance. The menu had pretty good food but not many selections for brunch. The entertainment was fun but I was expecting more dancing from dancers. Overall it was a good experience.

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  31. Lg11

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The space is beautiful. Menu didn’t entirely make sense. Service was a bit slow. Thought there would be more of a show for burlesque brunch.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I had a servation for 12:00. We got there on time and we’re seated immediately. 10 minutes, no one came to greet the table. All the tables around are getting service. We’re still waiting. 20 minutes. 35 minutes minutes. Still nothing. We asked the other server to help us he said our server wasn’t there yet. At this point we were ready to leave. We had a reservation and we were celebrating a birthday. We stopped another young lady and explained our situation. She apologized and took our order. I’m still not sure who our server was supposed to be because no one else ever showed up. The food was alright and the show was good. But I would not recommend. Was not a good experience at all.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. BrittaniB

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great event! Celebrating a birthday here was great. She was blown away. Will definitely be back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an awesome experience celebrating our anniversary weekend. Service was great, live music and the most chill vibe.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great I had the beef empanadas and cinnamon apple empanadas. The entertainment was great as well. i recommend. making reservations at 12pm-1pm because any time after that you’ll miss the majority of the performances.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wish there were more options for dinner but the drinks and service were fantastic!

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  37. MadisonD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a great vibe. We had a large party, around 10 people, and it was very loud and the tables were very short for us to eat. We also sat right in front of the musician, which while fun did not allow us to hear anyone. Good place to get drinks but should find dinner elsewhere if you like a lot of food.

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  38. OnlyStraightGuyThere

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. The tables were more like coffee tables making it difficult to eat but other than that it was a memorable experience. The service, entertainment and the crowd was amazing and the drinks were delicious.

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  39. IsadoreM

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Server charged us extra 20 dollars for his tip but we gave him cash. Giovanni.
    The WilderResponded on August 9, 2023
    Hello. We are very sorry to hear that your dining experience with us was affected by this mistake made by our employee. Please reach out to General Manager Tamara to check on this matter and for your refund. We hope that we can resolve this quickly and allow you to remember us by our craft cocktails, great service and delicious food. We look forward to hearing back asap.

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  40. KevinH

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter was extremely disrespectful and not helpful I would never return

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FAQs

The Wilder offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 918-7212.

The Wilder is rated 4.5 stars by 294 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 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Wilder

701 E Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Victoria Park
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking behind the building for patrons!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Gio Rios
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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