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Gaucho - Cardiff, Cardiff, Cardiff

Gaucho - Cardiff

4.3
4.3
728 Reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Every Wednesday, join us for ‘Steak Night Date Night’ and dig into an epic sharing steak for two with sides, sauces and a bottle of red or white wine chosen by our team of sommeliers from £70 per pair.

Experience extraordinary culinary creations, warm hospitality, and an ambiance where Cardiff’s industrial heritage meets the vibrant spirit of Argentina.

Gaucho Cardiff boasts an ambience that combines industrial design and cultural artistry, adding a touch of dark glamour and making it the ideal setting for working lunches, afternoon drinks, and evening dining.
Both intimate soirées and grand celebrations find their place on the top floor. Two private dining rooms offer versatility for more intimate occasions, while the spacious dining area accommodates groups of all sizes, with the option to exclusively hire the whole top floor.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Argentinian, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    020 7925 3900
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Mike Reid
  • Area
    Cardiff
  • Cross Street
    The Hayes / Hill St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Parking - St Davids Car Park or NCP Car Park Cardiff Westgate Street<br />Train - Cardiff Central railway station<br />Bus - Canal Street JF / Churchill Way HL both 5 mins walk away<br />
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Steak Night Date Night - £70/£80/£90 per couple

    Multiple dates available
    Every Wednesday, join us for ‘Steak Night Date Night’ and dig into an epic sharing steak for two with sides, sauces and a bottle of red or white wine chosen by our team of sommeliers from £70 per pair. From a classic Chateaubriand, the centre cut of a fillet, to the Gaucho iconic cut Churrasco de Chorizo which is our spiral cut sirloin marinated in garlic, parsley and olive oil gather your partner or a few friends and family for the ultimate Gaucho dining feast. Churrasco de Chorizo 500g + 2 sides + 2 sauces for £70 Tira de Ancho 600g + 2 sides + 2 sauces for £80 Chateaubriand 450g + 2 sides + 2 sauces for £90 A steak must be ordered between two people and cannot be split between three. All guests must be dining on the offer.
    Steak Night Date Night - £70/£80/£90 per couple photo
  • Mother’s Day Glass of NA Wild Idol on Arrival

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Pre-order a glass of non-alcoholic Sparkling Rosé Wild Idol on arrival and let the mother figure in your life experience a taste of the VIP treatment she deserves. *£6.50 per glass of non-alcoholic Wild Idol Sparkling Rose, cost added to the bill on the day. *Pre-order is for one glass. Please contact the restaurant directly should you wish to pre-order more than one glass. *Excluding service charge that is added to the final bill upon dining.
    Mother’s Day Glass of NA Wild Idol on Arrival photo
  • Mother’s Day Glass of Rosé Champagne on Arrival

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Fancy something a little special this year? Pre-order a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé on arrival and let the mother figure in your life experience a taste of the VIP treatment she deserves. *£26.50 per glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, cost added to the bill on the day. *Pre-order is for one glass. Please contact the restaurant directly should you wish to pre-order more than one glass. *Excluding service charge that is added to the final bill upon dining.
    Mother’s Day Glass of Rosé Champagne on Arrival photo

What 728 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Great for creative cocktails

  • South Wales

    Hot spot

  • South Wales

    Great for fine wines

  • South Wales

    Romantic

  • South Wales

    Good for special occasions

  • South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Hot spot

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for fine wines

  • Cardiff City & County

    Romantic

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for special occasions

  • Cardiff City & County

    Lively

  • Cardiff City & County

    Most Booked

728 Reviews
  1. Andrewf

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was excellent and service very attentive cannot be faulted , my only gripe is our main course was at the table as the starters were taken away , far too quick

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiting staff were lovely and polite, but service was slow waiting for drinks etc. The food is nice, but not deserving of the high price tag.

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  3. ChantelleJ

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good atmosphere, the food was very nice and definitely worth every penny

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  4. GregD

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been twice before and it was fantastic, however, my visit on Saturday 17th left a lot to be desired. I normally have the Tira De Ancho which should come as one piece of meat, however, this time it came as 5 separate pieces which all appeared to be of different texture and cooked at different levels (normally I’d have the one piece medium or medium rare). It’s quite obvious this was an attempt to piece together a serving from a few off cuts. Not what I was expecting and fairly doubtful I will be returning after this experience. We normally go to Gaucho for special occasions, ie birthdays, anniversaries and this was meant to be a birthday celebration which was an option ticketed upon reservation. Normally you receive a token gesture mini birthday cake which is a nice touch, but they also completely forgot about that!

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  5. NickiA

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant however a little too loud and enjoy your conversation. Toilets not regularly check, no toilet paper and paper all over the floor, poor for a top restaurant.

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  6. CWilliams

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Juan our waiter was brilliant, very helpful explains the difference in steaks and how the meat should be cooked. Food was also amazing.

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  7. PhillipW

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night and good food. Nice chilled upbeat environment.

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  8. GeorgiaR

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Starters - prawn in tomatoes sauce not worth the money, prawns were ok but the sauce was just like a tin of tomatoes. Not worth £16. I’ve had much better elsewhere for less money. Steak was lovely - so were the chips and brocolli. Mac and cheese very bland, and just tasted like plain boiled pasta. Service was good from Wayne who showed us all the different cuts of steaks, but when our bill came 2 cocktails were added to the bill which we never ordered. Also was very noisy, very busy and looked like they had overbooked. We had to wait a while for our table to be ready even though we had booked.

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  9. AD89

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service, restaurant is expensive but worth the money. Our waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful and made it a more enjoyable experience.

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  10. RhysS

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced for what’s being served. Many other steakhouses in Cardiff which provide a nicer meal for better value

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  11. Mared

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very well looked after by waiter Zac. The food was ok, I'd say overpriced for what you get but we enjoyed it.

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  12. LloydJ

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and staff very friendly. Steak selection very good.

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  13. Abigail

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was top notch, a good atmosphere, my partner thoroughly enjoyed his steak although there wasn’t a lot of options for vegetarians. It would be nice to see a bit more variety.

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  14. laurie

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant & staff super friendly, food was ok my partner had the rump steak which was lovley, I had the wagu burger which was a let down sadly! Lovley place but very over priced

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  15. DebbieH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and delicious food! Was pricey but felt it was worth it as was a great experience.

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  16. EmmaK

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely tasty food would def recommend great service & selction

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  17. SteveH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I must stress the service received from our waiter was very pleasant, he was informative and attentive and probably the only standout in our experience. We were excited to see experience Goucho in Cardiff as had a wonderful experience in their Edinburgh location. Alas, the food just did not hit the spot, yes the steak was cooked to our liking, but simply lacked flavour, I mean was very bland, spinach was extremely salty, broccoli undercooked and chips were very ordinary Just underwhelmed and over priced - no value at all

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  18. SarahH

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious south American food - not cheap at the price but a lovely place for a date night / birthday. Trout cerviche was absolutely amazing!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was excellent the food the place the service Cannot fault it, its really really good

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  20. MelissaL

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Noreen was an absolute pleasure, she was amazing and as it was my birthday I was given a free dessert off the menu which I thought was a lovely touch ! Best food I can say I’ve tasted in a very long time

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  21. ElinM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gaucho on valentine’s day was an absolute 10/10 compared to other steak restaurants my partner and I have been too! Service was incredible and our server had incredible wine knowlage (very helpful) The steak was cooked perfectly and price was definitely reasonable and affordable. The only issues we found were the 12.5% gratuity added on at the end, we believed that our waitress deserved the full tip instead of being shared between all staff! (she was excellent) we were also sat upstairs on the booths by the back, almost felt very much like we were sat on the same table as the couples next too us. However this doesn’t impact the rest of the experience, already booked again for next month and we cannot wait. Thankyou to all the staff for making this experience so great.

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  22. OwenD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing service and the staff are incredibly friendly

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  23. CarysN

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoy coming here. Extra special for valentines night. Although very busy the service was fab. Not sure on the service charge of 12 5% added as I would like to give my own but great as always 😊

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  24. MarcB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food great service just a little loud I feel

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  25. CarysM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really disappointing for the money. Mac and cheese dry and crumbly, 7 tiny mushrooms as a side dish, chips dry and overcooked. Wouldn’t go back.

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  26. KelseaS

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Took over an hour to be seated. Asked for water and wasn’t brought out until our food arrived. Lovely food

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  27. Hann

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely ambience, however the service was very much delayed as I had to wait for about 45 minutes to get seated. Meal was good, enjoyed the creamed potato mash

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  28. Jake

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and a lovely place to dine for any occasion

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  29. CarmenR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great experience all round, food was delicious , service was excellent (exactly as our last visit) will definitely visit again

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  30. Gemma

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our early Valentine’s Day meal this weekend, steak was delicious and the cookie dough tray bake! As it was an occasion we had complimentary bubbly which was such a nice touch. We’ll be back very soon!

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  31. AndrewH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time here , very classy and food was amazing, drinks a bit pricey , overall great and deffo go back again

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  32. Dlthomas

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service was outstanding - 10/10 Best steak we have ever eating! You definitely get what you pay for! The gentleman who serviced us was great, so friendly & helpful (so sorry forgot him name) We will definitely be back!

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  33. Plumleys

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing the only thing I would say from a negative perspective was it was a little too salty for me. I would definitely advise people to taste before adding anymore seasoning. Other than this the food was amazing, steak cooked to perfection, sides delicious, and our host Julia was incredible she couldn’t do enough for us. We would definitely return and recommend to others. THankyou gaucho Cardiff for a wonderful dining experience.

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  34. SteveG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely steak, lovely atmosphere and surroundings, will be back

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant, however service started off really well then we got forgotten about. Food was good but expensive, which would have been OK but it really didn’t have the wow factor.

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  36. Nathanael

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Simone was brilliant!! Shout out to him!! Would defo be going back, the food was BANGING!!!!

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  37. AlunE

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food , service and atmosphere was spot on . All staff were very polite and attentive including the bar staff , it's not cheap however it is worth it when the quality is as good as this . Would defo go back again when I have enough money lol

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  38. MarciaK

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome, attentive staff whose advising of products was very informative. Food was of excellent quality. Remembering it was a birthday booking was a nice touch, as well as a surprise dessert. The salted caramel cheesecake was excellent.

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  39. Mumton

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. The service was better than that!

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  40. LauraG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s true what they say, you get what you pay for. A little more expensive than other steakhouse's / restaurants in Cardiff but the quality was well worth it. From being welcomed at the door to paying the bill everything was perfect. Attentive staff but not annoying. A little thing, but made such a difference, our coats were collected as we sat. No need to worry about them dragging the floor, being stood on or smelling. I can’t recall one other restaurant in Cardiff doing that. Thank you for a lovely evening. Diolch.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gaucho - Cardiff is rated 4.3 stars by 728 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho - Cardiff does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 45 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gaucho - Cardiff

The Hayes, Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 2ER

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    The Hayes / Hill St
  • Area
    Cardiff
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Argentinian, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Parking - St Davids Car Park or NCP Car Park Cardiff Westgate StreetTrain - Cardiff Central railway stationBus - Canal Street JF / Churchill Way HL both 5 mins walk away
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mike Reid
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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