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Bavette-Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Bavette-Leeds

4.9
4.9
85 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
We’re delighted to introduce Bavette. A neighbourhood bistro filled with warm engaging hospitality, with a menu of seasonally led classically driven dishes.

We hope to get that balance of generosity and quality right - that juxtaposition of every day special.

Bavette is a love letter to our favourite places we’ve been to and been lucky enough to be a part of.

Sandy Jarvis and Clément Cousin.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, British, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    0113 258 2900
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Sandy Jarvis

What 85 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Value

  • West Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • West Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • West Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

85 Reviews
  1. MandyL

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely sensational in every way! Excellent service, just the right amount of friendliness and attention. Food was exceptional - highly recommend the comte cheese croquettes - melt in the mouth deliciousness. Lovely decor, stylish but warm. Great value for money, we will definitely be going back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely, delicious meal with friendly and caring staff. Great wine list.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded today
    Thank you very much for your lovely review. We hope to have you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  3. Simon

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food and friendly staff. Will definitely go again

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An exquisite Sunday lunch at Bavette, beautifully executed and served with style. The restaurant is light and generously proportioned, there was plenty of choice on the menu (a la carte + roasts) and the wine was fab. Go!

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  5. Chelliot

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and service. Nice atmosphere too. No complaints.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good likely to go back soon. Wine excellent

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  7. GeeTee

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One word. Exceptional! I have to type more to use the minimum number of characters but the one word says it all.

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  8. RebeccaD

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely treat. Great timeless cooking. Would come again soon!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Be sure to take Clement's recommendations on the wine. He really knows his stuff

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we’ve eaten all year. I don’t know any other restaurants that have a menu like this. Service was also fantastic, attentive but not intrusive

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic bistro and such amazing food and wine, the cotes de boef and the creme brules was a special highlight
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 10 May 2024
    Thank you very much for your lovely review. We hope to have you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  12. CharlotteS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and experience. Can’t wait to come back again
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 8 May 2024
    Thank you very much, Charlotte. Looking forward to having you back. Best. Clément.

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  13. AlaraH

    Yorkshire

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and amazing food and wine, literally the full package!! So happy this has opened so close to us, gonna be back for sure!!
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 8 May 2024
    Thank you very much for your lovely review. So glad to read that you enjoyed it that much. Hope to have you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  14. Fiona

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here on a busy Saturday evening. The restaurant is attractively decorated with good levels of lighting and low background music. The staff are attentive but no over so and displayed a good knowledge of the food and wine choices. The food was all delicious. The crab starter was fantastic and the creme brulee was also divine. I would have eaten anything on the menu. The red mullet was very tasty as well tas the bavette steak in a delicious gravy. Overall a very enjoyable evening and we look forward to our next visit.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 10 May 2024
    Dear Fiona, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is so nice to read that you had such a nice time. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best. Clément.

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  15. Michael

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious - some of it quite unusual, in a good way! The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the ambience was great. We have been waiting for a good French restaurant in the area for some time, and we’re delighted that it’s here at last. We will return soon.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 10 May 2024
    Dear Michael, Thank you very much for your great review. We are glad to be able to bring some French flair to Horsforth. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Best. Clément.

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  16. Jayyy

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super delicious food, simple well thought out and seasonal. Service is super friendly, warm and welcoming. Couldn't fault it.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 8 May 2024
    Thank you so much for your review, Jay. Can't wait to have you back. Best. Clément.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 2nd visit and it was as good as our first visit. Food, wine and service was excellent.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 8 May 2024
    Thank you so much! See you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  18. JaneT

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third visit. Still brilliant! Thank you, Clément, Sandy and the team.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 2 May 2024
    Thank you so much, Jane! It was such a pleasure to have you again, lovely chatting with you and Chris. We can't wait to have you back. Best. Clément.

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  19. HelenG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here , we were made to feel very welcome and the food was delicious . We will definitely return .
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 2 May 2024
    Thank you very much Helen for your review. It is a pleasure to read. Hope to have you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  20. AmyS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small menu but the food was divine. Steak was perfectly cooked
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 2 May 2024
    Thank you very much Amy. Hope to have you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s probably the best meal I’ve ever had. An excellent meal and service
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 2 May 2024
    Thank you very much for your kind words. We can't wait to have you back. Best. Clément.

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  22. WilfH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food with very helpful staff. Good selection of wines. Overall a great night out.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 2 May 2024
    Thank you very much for your lovely review. We hope to have you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  23. OllieC

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simple, classical French fayre beautifully executed. This is a fab restaurant with an unpretentious approach and excellently prepared French classics. Great ambience. Great wine. Great service. The perfect neighbourhood bistro
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 25 April 2024
    Thank you, Ollie! Your review is very lovely to read, means a lot. See you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  24. SLN21

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful (rich and filling) food and hearty portions. Best dessert ever! Really enjoyed it. Hope they do well
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 25 April 2024
    Thank you so much! So nice to read. Hope to have you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  25. JanH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, fabulous flavours and cooked to perfection. Waiter was very friendly and efficient and very knowledgeable about the menu and how dishes were prepared. Nice easy ambiance which felt special but relaxed.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 25 April 2024
    Dear Jan, Thank you very much for your great review. It is lovely to read that you had a good time. We hope to have you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  26. AnneW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent - service - food outstanding - will return
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 25 April 2024
    Thank you so much! See you soon. Best. Clément.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect evening. Food was delicious. Staff were brilliant. Restaurant full with a great energy to the room. I couldn’t fault a thing. Worth every penny. I’ll be booking again soon.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 25 April 2024
    Thank you very much for your great review! See you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  28. ClaireE

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bavette team host a wonderful evening of impeccable service and incredible food and wine. We had a really amazing evening, we will definitely be back!
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 15 April 2024
    Thank you very much Claire for your lovely review! Hope to have you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service tried new dishes but the shellfish bisque still blows me away nice seeing Joe and loved that he has got promoted well deserved x
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 15 April 2024
    Thank you very much, Louise! Lovely to have you back. We all love Joe! Hope to have you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  30. KatieR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service, the best we’ve had in a long time. Would highly recommend. .
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 15 April 2024
    Thank you very much for your lovely review Katie. Hope to have you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing restaurant. The food is out of this world. We are so lucky to have a good restaurant in horsforth like this
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 15 April 2024
    Thank you so much! It is so lovely to read. We are very glad to have found a place in Horsforth! See you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  32. emmaeats

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an absolutely amazing restaurant. Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten, in a wonderful atmosphere, with friendly and attentive service. The absolute best. I cannot wait to come back to Bavette.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 2 May 2024
    Dear Emma, Thank you very much for your kind words. It really means a lot to us and the team. We can't wait to have you back. Best. Clément.

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  33. MatthewKerrywood

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great meal at Bavette. We.love French food and have eaten in some great French restaurants around the world, but the Bisque we had was the best we have ever tasted. The anchovies on garlic toast and the steaks were also a major highlight. Our server was so good too, we had a great time from start to finish. Bavette is a marvellous addition to Horsforth, we will be back very soon. The Kerrywoods
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 12 April 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind comments. It means a lot to us and the team. Hope to have you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really amazing experience of food and service!! I did a trip from Manchester just to go there and will definitely be back!

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  35. Betty

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second visit to Bavette and it was just as amazing as the first time. The waiting staff are amazing, such attention to detail. The monkfish was absolutely delicious and I’m so glad the rhubarb crème brûlée is still on the menu, it’s unbelievable!
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 12 April 2024
    Hi Betty, Thank you very much for your review! Great to hear you have already been twice. Looking forward to having you back. Best. Clément.

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  36. JanetF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will go back!. Just advise looking at menu to check something you like, I am a vegetarian and the only option had walnuts which could not be removed. I had 2 starters instead. Food was lovely and so was wine. Not sure if there was a Plat du Jour? might be nice to have another option. Thank you.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 15 April 2024
    Dear Janet, Thank you very much for your nice review. We are changing our menu regularly if you let us next time you are in, we will make sure to have a vegetarian main without walnuts. Looking forward to having you back. Best. Clément.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went tonight for my friends birthday with very high expectations and I wasn’t disappointed. Service, food, ambience were outstanding and the knowledge of staff to pair wine to food was amazing. It will definitely become one of my go to place for any occasion and I can’t wait to come back.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 12 April 2024
    Thank you very much for your lovely review. Such a pleasure to read. Hope to have you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just ridiculously outstanding. Neighbourhood cosy with insane flavour satisfaction.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 12 April 2024
    Thank you so much! Lovely to read. Best. Clément.

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  39. Emmsie

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely atmosphere, my partner and I enjoyed the food and experience but the caramelised sugar on my creme brulee was accidentally made with salt. Initially, I thought there was something wrong with my sense of taste. I know mistakes can happen but I wouldn't expect sugar and salt to be mixed up in a high-quality restaurant. My second creme brulee was excellent. They apologised for the mix-up and didn't change for both desserts, a nice gesture. I would visit again.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 12 April 2024
    Dear Emmsie, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Sorry again for the mess up with the crème brûlée, glad you enjoyed everything else. Looking forward to having you back. Best. Clément.

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  40. rosemaryg

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience really enjoyed Bavette. We had a party of 6 and what was really nice was our food came to the table at the same time despite the restaurant been really busy. Enjoyed the French wines. The shell fish bisque was to die for. Will definitely go back.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 12 April 2024
    Dear Rosemary, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is so lovely to read. We hope to have you gain very soon. Best. Clément.

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Bavette-Leeds is rated 4.9 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
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4 Town St, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS18

Additional information

  • Area
    Leeds
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, British, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sandy Jarvis
  • Additional
    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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