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Faros Holborn, London,

Faros Holborn

4.7
4.7
769 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Located in the heart of London, Faros is a modern, new restaurant with a fresh outtake on a mixture of Mediterranean and Italian cuisines. Our ethos ‘Flavours of the Sun’ sounds as warming as it tastes, and will leave you reminiscing that beautiful Mediterranean island. With our passion for food, filled with colour and culture, we will bring the freshness and quality to your plate.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7209 9380
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Holborn
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Chancery Lane is 5 minutes walking distance.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 769 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • West End London

    Italian

769 Reviews
  1. JayG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were quite pleased by the food at Faros. It’s a small neighborhood spot which is obviously popular based upon the people waiting for tables on a Sunday night. We had the pasta with a beef ragu sauce and the spaghetti carbonara. Both were tasty and Alice took good care of us during our meal.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, nice ambience and very friendly service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved this little authentic Italian eatery. The food was simple but lovely and the service very good. The rose wine choice was limited but overall we had a lovely afternoon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant. Very good food. The carbonara was creamy but not greasy, and the other pasta were very good as well. It is a bit more noisy and expensive than expected.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was brilliant our waitress Alice had only just started and she was lovely and very helpful!

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  6. JulianM

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful dining experience at this outstanding neighbourhood restaurant. The food throughout was delicious. The two new dishes we tried - salmon and caviar and summer salad - were both excellent, washed down with the restaurant's high quality, but extraordinarily well priced, Gavi. We always appreciate the warm welcome and attentive service from one of the most delightful front of house teams in London. All in, just terrific!

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  7. Tagliente

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, very friendly wait staff, the carbonara highly recommended

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An adorable lovely little restaurant with engaged staff offering wonderful service! And the food was pretty good too!!

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  9. SueT

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked a table for 8 weeks ago and we were crammed into a small booth with an extra small table and it couldn't fit us all. My husband had to sit at the end right up to next doors table. There wasn't enough room for our plates and glasses and food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Great friendly and welcoming. Some of the best staff in the local area.

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  11. LatifahK

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bilal was amazing and great service! Looked after us.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food we had was absolutely outstanding, definitely a restaurant worth the visit. The waiting staff made the experience even better, every single person we met was attentive, helpful and in a great mood. Will be visiting again!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, great service and food was amazing!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After reading a lot of good reviews about Faros, I decided to make a reservation for me and my daughter. In one word, excellent!!! The people are so kind and friendly, they make you feel special. And the food…is so good. I booked Faros Holborn because I wanted place out of the center of London. It’s a hidden gem.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive, but worthwhile. Been to both locations of Faros, and they have been excellent. Not somewhere I'd go to regularly, as it is more pricey than a lot of Italian restaurants. But the food is also better than most.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    very lovely experience, went for a pre theatre meal. was greeted very promptly, and served drinks very quickly. food was amazing, pizza was incredible.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The price was expensive for such a poor quality of food the Calamari was over cooked and like chewing on old leather boots. The pasta was not properly cooked and was very aldanti and not enjoyable the only saving grace was that the cheese garlic bread was nice I do not recommend this for a good Italian dining experience

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, and the service from are waiter Eggy was brilliant. Overall a wonderful experience
    Faros HolbornResponded on 21 April 2024
    Dear Guest, Heartfelt thanks for your wonderful review of our restaurant. Your positive feedback motivates us to continue delivering exceptional dining experiences to all our guests. We have also passed your feedback to Eggy, who is so delighted. Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  19. LindseyD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was friendly and welcoming and food was delicious. We really enjoyed the pizza - the homemade dough was probably the best we’ve tasted anywhere. Highly recommend.
    Faros HolbornResponded on 21 April 2024
    Dear Lindsey, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us! Your positive feedback motivates us to continue delivering exceptional dining experiences to all our guests. Your remarks regarding our Pizza dough are particularly rewarding. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was absolutely the finest. Food was well done and in line with the price. Seating was a bit cramped but did not interfere with the pleasure of the dinner. Would certainly go again and is a value for the over cost
    Faros HolbornResponded on 19 April 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us! We are glad you have enjoyed your recent visit at Faros Holborn. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tout simplement le meilleur restaurant que j’ai fais ! Et le personnel magique également ! Bravo !
    Faros HolbornResponded on 17 April 2024
    Dear Guest, Un grand merci pour votre merveilleuse critique sur notre restaurant. Vos commentaires positifs nous motivent à continuer à offrir des expériences culinaires exceptionnelles à tous nos clients. Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  22. ValS

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Read the reviews before we booked and we weren’t disappointed- from the minute we arrived (early) and throughout our meal, until we left, we received very good, friendly service from everyone. The food was delicious - both pasta dishes, one truffle and one seafood, excellent. Thank you all.
    Faros HolbornResponded on 15 April 2024
    Dear Val S, We are delighted to read your positive review of our restaurant. Your words of praise for our delicious food and exceptional service have made our day brighter. Thank you for being our valued guest! We are looking forward to seeing you again very soon! Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  23. Mala

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and wine selection were lovely, as well as the ambiance. The staff especially were kind and hospitable, especially as they brought us a tiramisu to celebrate our friend's birthday 😊
    Faros HolbornResponded on 14 April 2024
    Dear Mala, Heartfelt thanks for your wonderful review of our restaurant. Your positive feedback motivates us to continue delivering exceptional dining experiences to all our guests. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and delicious food. Lovely to sit outside. I had the chicken in a mushroom sauce and my husband had the tagliatelle ragu. Both were excellent. Highly recommend!
    Faros HolbornResponded on 14 April 2024
    Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your positive review of our restaurant. Your words of praise for our delicious food and exceptional service have made our day brighter. We look forward to welcoming you soon! Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  25. Stefano

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant evenign at Faros, service was slick , food was tasty , prices a touch on the high side but very happy with the evening
    Faros HolbornResponded on 12 April 2024
    Dear Stefano, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  26. RichardM

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff here are charming. The food is good, the wine reasonably priced. What's not to like.
    Faros HolbornResponded on 12 April 2024
    Dear RichardM, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us! Your positive feedback motivates us to continue delivering exceptional dining experiences to all our guests. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service! The chicken was amazing.

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  28. StephenP

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff went out their way to help celebrate my wife’s 30th birthday. Food was delicious, service was magnificent and they treated us very well and helped make this visit to London memorable.

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  29. Peter

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant with reasonable prices and very friendly staff.

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  30. grainne

    Toronto

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing restaurant for so many reasons The food was outstanding.. antipasti.. delicious classic pasta and also more signature ones… we shared one of each.. magic Dessert. Highly recommend the chocolate bomb!! But even better than the food, if possible, was the the wait staff Several waiters came and went, looking after us, with recommendations/ adjustments of our cutlery/ tales from Sicily. All of them were delightful, but not in any way intrusive, or hurried, although the place was full. Perfect , unhurried, friendly customer care Will definitely be back soon
    Faros HolbornResponded on 2 April 2024
    Dear Grainne, Heartfelt thanks for your wonderful review of our restaurant. Your positive feedback motivates us to continue delivering exceptional dining experiences to all our guests. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Ivan

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal and great service, highly recommend Faros!
    Faros HolbornResponded on 31 March 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for leaving us a 5 stars rating. We are very pleased you had a great dining experience at Faros Holborn. Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  32. MaudM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance downstairs. Good food and service. I would recommend this restaurant for sure
    Faros HolbornResponded on 31 March 2024
    Dear MaudM, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us! We are glad you have enjoyed your recent visit at Faros Holborn. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  33. RonniA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cosy place with excellent service and delicious food. The staff was super friendly and really made sure we had a good time. Would highly recommend this place for a date night or a group of friends
    Faros HolbornResponded on 31 March 2024
    Dear RonniA, Thank you very much for leaving us a 5 stars rating. We are very pleased you had a great dining experience at Faros Holborn. This feedback makes us grow and do even more for all our guests and we do really appreciate it. Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  34. KarenW

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My children, and I really enjoyed this restaurant. The service and the food were outstanding.
    Faros HolbornResponded on 31 March 2024
    Dear KarenW, Thank you very much for leaving us a 5 stars rating. We are very pleased you had a great dining experience at Faros Holborn. Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  35. Martin

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and lively cozy place, staff was so friendly and attentive, food was good too..
    Faros HolbornResponded on 7 April 2024
    Dear Craig, Thank you very much for leaving us a 5 stars rating. We are very pleased you had a great dining experience at Faros Holborn. This feedback makes us grow and do even more for all our guests and we do really appreciate it. Looking forward to se you! Best wishes, Marina

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a lovely lunch at Faros. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating. I ordered the tagliatelle with burrata which was delicious. I would definitely return with friends or for a business lunch.
    Faros HolbornResponded on 28 March 2024
    Dear Guest. We are delighted to read your positive review of our restaurant. Your words of praise for our delicious food and exceptional service have made our day brighter. Thank you for being our valued guest! Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  37. Oggiie

    Edinburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly and authentic - thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the ambience
    Faros HolbornResponded on 28 March 2024
    Dear Oggiie, Thank you very much for leaving us a 5 stars rating. We are very pleased you had a great dining experience at Faros Holborn. This feedback makes us grow and do even more for all our guests and we do really appreciate it. Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  38. Martin

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I definitely recommend the this place, nice, small cozy restaurant, good food and excellent service..
    Faros HolbornResponded on 31 March 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us! We are glad you have enjoyed your recent visit at Faros Holborn. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  39. Martin

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great lunch, restaurant was very busy, service was very quick, food was so good... definitely will be back.
    Faros HolbornResponded on 28 March 2024
    Dear CraigC, We are delighted to read your positive review of our restaurant. Your words of praise for our delicious food and exceptional service have made our day brighter. Thank you for being our valued guest! Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Amazing meal. Quaint atmosphere, there was a large party- so a bit loud. Food was spectacular.
    Faros HolbornResponded on 28 March 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us! Your positive feedback motivates us to continue delivering exceptional dining experiences to all our guests. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Faros Holborn

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FAQs

Faros Holborn does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Faros Holborn is rated 4.7 stars by 769 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Faros Holborn

57 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8PP

Additional information

  • Area
    Holborn
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Chancery Lane is 5 minutes walking distance.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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