BANG Restaurant & Bar

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€30 and under
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Contemporary European
BANG Restaurant is one of Dublin’s top rated restaurants with 2019 recommendations from The Michelin guide, Wine Spectator, Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. At BANG we pride ourselves on exceptional quality food & wine, served in a stylish and relaxed venue. Whether you join us for a date night for two, a special celebration, or a private event we work to exceed expectations and provide an experience to remember. We are passionate about using fresh, seasonal, Irish Ingredients and so our menu changes daily. This passion is mirrored in our Award Winning Wine List. At BANG we aim to make every experience one to savour & remember.
We have 3 unique and beautiful different to choose from in our beautiful city centre restaurant. Whether it’s an informal birthday celebration, unique & intimate wedding, or more formal corporate event we have a space to suit your requirements!

Special Offers

Pre Theatre Special: 2 Course €29.95

...from a set menu.

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Valid For: 1 - 15 people

Starts: 1 February 2020

Ends: 29 February 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:00-18:45
Sat 17:00-18:00

Lunch Special: 2 Course Lunch €27

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Valid For: 1 - 15 people

Starts: 1 February 2020

Ends: 29 February 2020

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:30-15:00

5 course tasting menu: €65

...from a tasting menu.

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Valid For: 1 - 15 people

Starts: 1 February 2020

Ends: 29 February 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:30-22:30

3 Course Dinner Special & a glass of prosecco: €59

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Valid For: 1 - 15 people

Starts: 1 February 2020

Ends: 29 February 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:30-22:30
Sat 17:00-18:00 20:45-22:30

3 Course Dinner Special & a glass of prosecco: €45

...from a set menu.

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Valid For: 1 - 15 people

Starts: 1 February 2020

Ends: 29 February 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:30-22:30
Sat 17:00-18:00 20:45-22:30

What 268 People Are Saying
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BM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend are regulars at Bang, and our experience over Valentine’s weekend was fantastic as always. We had the octopus and scallops for starters, which were amazing, and our Black Forest gateau and cheesecake desserts were delicious. Though the show stopper was hands down our main dish. We had the cote de boeuf to share and it was cooked to perfection! It was tender and bursting with flavour, and the portion was ideal for sharing. Though we each ordered side dishes, they ended up being only half eaten, as our attention was completely focused on the beef.

Adding to our experience was the attentiveness of the staff, who are always warm and welcoming. From when we first stepped into the restaurant and were met by the lady at the front desk to who lead us to our seats and was very friendly, coming to check on us throughout the meal. Alex R. was our server for the night, and he took extra care to make sure we had everything we needed. Alex has been our server before and he is always attentive and helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better service, and we have to say that Alex went above and beyond to make our night special.

As regulars, we can’t recommend Bang enough. If you want a romantic meal with delicious food and wonderful service then Bang is definitely the place to go.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us for Valentine’s Day at BANG. We are so glad you continue to join us, and it is great to hear Alex was able to make your special night even better. He will be delighted to hear you enjoyed yourself so much. We look forward to seeing you again.

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JA
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food, very colorful and tasty. Very nice service and relaxed. V good wine list.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so pleased you enjoyed our award winning wine list. We hope you join us again soon.

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CG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by friendly staff and the table was perfectly located next to the window.
The food was tasty and well presented. I would visit again

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are so pleased our friendly staff and culinary team were able to make a wonderful experience for you. We hope you join us again soon.

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MV
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Dublin! The staff is amazing, kind and full of passion. That you can see on your plate and taste! My reaction to our starter was WOW, no words, just a happy feeling 🤗 and that feeling continued till dessert 🙃
This place is a little next level so the price is a bit more than in the other restaurants but the food and your time there will definitely be worth it.
I would plan a Tripp to Dublin just to eat at BANG Restaurant 😅😋

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the fabulous review, we are so pleased to hear that you loved your dining experience from top to bottom and that our passionate staff took such amazing care of you. And we definitely agree “best restaurant in Dublin”. We hope to see you next time you’re in the city.

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AR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food service and atmosphere, I would definitely recommend for private dining or corporate dining and celebrations.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your food and service.

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been eating here for quite a few years. It is one of a very few restaurants where the food is consistently very good. I have never had a bad meal here. On this occasion the food was excellent once again. The staff were very good and overall we had a great evening.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thank you for consistently returning to our restaurant. We are so glad you always enjoy yourselves here. We appreciate hearing the kind words about our staff and our culinary team. We hope to see you again soon.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

After declaring a severe seafood allergy a manager brought toasted bread to the table stating "it might be cross contaminated, we use the same grill for prawns, so be careful"... erm??? Maybe not!! A waiter who only worked there for 1 week witnessed this, removed the toast and apologised!
It was rectified but it was also not a very good experience

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Main course took 1.5 hours to arrive. When it did the steak was undercooked and the parsnips were raw. Other guests had the same experience. Wine was given free of charge and the steak was not charged for but we would hesitate to return! Very disappointed!

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday night had a great atmosphere and our visit was enhanced by the professional and friendly staff. Great menu and delicious food. I’ll be back soon

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so glad our team took such great care of you. We look forward to your next visit.

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AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We all enjoyed our meal service etc. The restaurant was busy so it took time to get sorted with service food etc and as it was match day and our party was in a bit of a rush to make it to Aviva. We allowed our selvesabout 90 minutes to get through our meal so next time I think maybe another 45 minutes may be prudent. In conclusion nice restaurant

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thank you for joining us on our very busy match day. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope you enjoyed the match.

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CT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a delayed girls Christmas lunch at Bangs and really enjoyed the day. The food was excellent and the wine list varied and affordable. We all chose the slow cooked beef which got a unanimous thumbs up – delicious. The athmosphere in the restaurant was great that day with lots of kilted Scots having a good time. Apart from the food, the ambience, it was the excellent service from all the staff that makes Bang a restaurant we will shortly be returning to.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thank you for joining us at Bang Restaurant. We are glad the excellent food, service and kilted Scots made for a wonderful experience. We look forward to your return.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Staff were offhand- little interest in interacting with ourselves eg in discussion about the recommended wines to accompany the various courses. However, food very good

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thank you for joining us at Bang restaurant. Thank you for the feedback on your service, we will be passing on your notes to our service team. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to your next visit.

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KB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ate at Bang with an old friend visiting from Holland. We were very impressed with the food and it’s presentation. The seared tuna starter was a delight and the main course of slow cooked beef was a treat. My friend had the John Dory which was cooked beautifully.
The restaurant was quiet as it was a late lunch, suited us as we had a lot to catch up on.
The only down side was the constant intrusion from staff - whatever about asking if we wanted an aperitif, two different staff members asked if we had food allergies... I imagine if we did, we’d be the ones initiating this conversation.
Following that we had several unnecessary interruptions which we both found exasperating. I’m all for good service but that also means knowing when to step in or not.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed the presentation and flavours of our menu. Thank you for the feedback on the service, we will be passing on your notes to our service team. We take great pride in our allergy program here, but we are truly sorry as it should never intrude on your experience. We hope you join us again for more delicious food.

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere. Perfect location. Good service and prices are reasonable

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thank you for the recommendation. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

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JA
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service excellent. Extras, wine and dessert a bit pricey. The close proximity of tables meant the presence of a tour group was noisy for us

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 January 2020

Thank you James for reviewing our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service. Thank you for the feedback on the noise in the restaurant, we will definitely take this into account when we have future tour groups.

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K
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is better than any Michelin star restaurant that we have dined in.
The food - the menu had a wide variety of options. The flavours are complex but complimentary. There is temptation to lick the plate if you thought no one would notice. There are suggested wine pairings for each dish which add a further dimension to the enjoyment of the food. The venison, fish and rabbit gnocchi dishes were fabulous (I don’t usually like rabbit but my partner had ordered it so I got to taste it)
Desserts were very tasty. The chocolate mousse was light but yet multi dimensional. We also had a wonderful rhubarb dish with sorbet and crumb which was equally delightful.

Environment- we were seated in the lower part of the building. Due to lower ceiling it is a little noisy but not enough to hinder a conversation. There was a lovely buzz in the restaurant.
Service- Quite efficient without feeling rushed. Staff were happy to make recommendations of dishes and seem genuinely enthusiastic about the food, wine and working in this restaurant.
We ended up staying till nearly closing time as we got chatting to staff on the different floors on our way back from the toilet.

Toilets- They are located up a lot of stairs beside the private dining room and one needs to get remember which way to go to return to their own table!! They were very clean with nice toiletries in individual toilet and wash basin cubicles for both men and women. My only quibble is that they were a little cold.

Overall this might have become our new favourite restaurant in Dublin.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 24 January 2020

We are so glad to hear we are in contention for your favourite restaurant and that our fantastic staff made for such a wonderful experience. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how great your experience was, our staff will be delighted to hear them. We hope you join us again soon.

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CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to deliver a great evening. The staff are brilliant and so friendly, the ambiance is great and the food is delicious. I would highly recommend.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 24 January 2020

Thank you for you great review. It is wonderful to hear our staff keep delivering great experiences. Thank you for the recommendation.

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D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super food - loved it! Great with allergies.

Brilliant service from Alex .

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the service.

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P
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There for New Years. Food was outstanding and just delicious paired with the recommended wine list. Had a great evening.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thank you for joining us for New Years. It is so great to hear you had such a wonderful time ringing in 2020 with us. We hope you join us again soon

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MA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and ambience. Online booking facility is a great addition too !

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us.

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FO
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best restaurant in Dublin!!! Amazing service and excellent food- best steak I’ve ever had. Most definitely a must visit when in Dublin. Don’t forget to order dessert

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

We are so glad you agree with us "the best restaurant in Dublin"! Thank you for the fantastic review, we hope you join us again soon.

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P
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For such a busy time of year for restaurant s, the food service and staff were excellent.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed our service and food. We hope to see you again soon.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service & great atmosphere. Friendly staff and very helpful.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for the great comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed yourself. We hope you join us again soon.

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IB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really great food, excellent ambience and good serving staff. Really enjoyable evening.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for joining us at BANG. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us.

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JO
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was excellent and the service was great until the end. After my dessert, the waiter brought my check without my asking. And then while wrapping up my amaretto, a different waiter came to my table with a credit card machine. Obviously, they were waiting for me to leave. This would not have been perceived as a problem in the U.S., but this is the first time it has happened in Ireland or really anywhere in Europe. Please tell me this isn't the new normal. I work and travel a lot in Europe, and I sincerely we have not exported table turning culture from the U.S. to Europe, especially in upscale food establishments.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. It is great to hear you appreciated the food and the majority of the service. During our peak Christmas season we do take two seatings for our dinner service; which is standard in Dublin for the season. We are truly sorry that you felt rushed, as that is never our standard even during peak times. We hope you join us again next time Dublin is in your travels.

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N
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Overall great lunch experience . Booking was seemless too.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for the great comments. We are glad it was a seamless experience from top to finish. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super as always. I come here as often as I can and am never disappointed. Good value too given the standard of food and service.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for continuing to join us at BANG. We appreciate your patronage and your great comments. We look forward to your next visit.

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OT
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food looks delicious and tasted good.
Environment is very very noisy and excited, we can not talk properly as normal voice.
As we spend holiday there, birthday dessert served with nice look and good taste.
Final bill was a bit higher while the service was good.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. The restaurant was very busy during our peak Christmas season and we do apologize for the noise. We appreciate you joining us during your holidays in Dublin

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent

The pace was slow.

I have no idea if it was intentional or not.

We enjoyed ourselves.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for the review, we are so glad your group enjoyed yourselves.

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B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall experiences is good. Staffs are nice too. Food is tasty. A bit of expensive though, guess we are just paying for the Michelin recommendation then.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and that you enjoyed your meal and service. We are sorry you didn't enjoy the value of the menu. Between 5-7 we do offer a three course early bird meal for €37.50, we hope you join us again.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was lovely. Had a bit of a mix up when booking but once we arrived it was such a lovely night. The full vegan menu was also a wonderful surprise! The staff and food are great! Definitely a must try!

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for the great review. It is so great to hear our team was able to rectify the booking mishap. It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed Chef's Vegan menu. Chef has added a warm carrot salad to the Vegan menu for the winter, you must try it!

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BC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Never been so rushed. I brought two business partners from Spain here becuase I heard good things. As soon as we sat down the waiter demanded we order immediately as there were larger groups coming in (that he would prefer to look after I assume), he then proceeded to say he already knew what we wanted and basically picked what my partners would have as he reached for the menus.

We had a 3 course meal in 47 minutes. A strange experience for my Spanish friends as they are used to sitting over and enjoying a meal.

The food was okay, cauliflower soup - salty. Slow cooked Beef mostly gelatine and over done. The mash was watery and the sides we cheep frozen chips with a small plate of broccoli between the three of us.

The desert was actually pretty good it felt like they were standing over us waiting to snatch the plate from us.

Final bill close to 300€, I can't begin to think what we would get for that price in my colleagues home tome of Valencia. I was embarrassed after bringing them there.

Never wrote a review before but thought people should know about this place.

Great location.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were provided with bottled water and not offered a jug. This is a pet hate. Otherwise service was excellent.

AA
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It was freezing cold and despite numerous requests to heat the room the somewhat supercilious waitress ignored all our requests. She was most unfriendly. Furthermore we were seated next to a very boisterous table of semi drunks who didn’t seem to care about their noise level. No, never again.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 17 January 2020

Dear Anthony, We are truly sorry our staff did not accommodate your requests and you were not able to enjoy the ambiance in our restaurant. Those are not the standards we hold our restaurant to and we sincerely apologize for your experience. We would appreciate the chance to right the wrong and have you back in our restaurant. May we send you something in the post in the hopes you will give our restaurant another chance? We look forward to hearing from you, - Alex

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B
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and friendly, helpful staff. We sat downstairs and thought the room was great. There was a nice amount of time between courses to chill and chat. Would go back 👍

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so glad the pacing and service and were to your liking. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were extremely happy with the food and the and the value that was excellent. The staff however were not so good we were put upstairs at a table at the door the draft was terrible and all members of our party were cold. On three separate occasions staff dropped crockery and the noise was terrible. From aroud 7,15 the staff started to move tables to prepare for a party coming in later on it was very unsettling and we were made feel like we should hurry up in fact our waitress brought the bill without being asked at 7.40pm, when our booking was made for 6.15 to 8.15. This service was most unsatisfactory but as i said at the start the food was excellent. Laura Dvis

RC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant experience. We were kept waiting for our table so we're served a glass of prosecco when we were seated. Very nice touch.

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here on Monday . In fact we liked it so much we returned on Tuesday and had an equally superb experience. I can't praise it highly enough

MB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was very impressed. Hadn't heard much about the place so wasn't too excited going but I really enjoyed it. The starter, mains and dessert were all delicious, full of flavour and portion size was just right. I will definitely go back, very soon.

JC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Couldn't have been better