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wink

4.8
4.8
2288 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
How many of the great moments of your life were experienced at a table over a meal with friends and family? Dinner at wink is like coming to big dinner party where great food, quality ingredients, and Austin hospitality set the stage for yet another memorable experience at table. Wink happily embraces omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, pescetarians, and special dietary issues based on what we have in our larder! "The way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world." - Michael Pollan

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 482-8868
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Paul & Stewart Scruggs
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    11th Street & Lamar Blvd
  • Parking Details
    Ample parking! 75 spaces between 3 lots...
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

What 2,288 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Best Service

  • Austin

    Great for fine wines

  • Austin

    Good for special occasions

  • Austin

    Contemporary American

  • Austin

    Best Service

  • Austin

    Great for fine wines

  • Austin

    Good for special occasions

  • Austin

    Contemporary American

2,288 Reviews
  1. Bruce

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food; creative and delicious. We both had the 5 course pescatarian tasting menu with wine pairing. Service was great and it was lots of fun. Highly recommend.

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  2. EzioA

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent, the service is friendly but professional and attentive. Its hidden location in a small shopping center off the main road masks its superb attention to details and its elegant but understated interior. A small gem and a rare occurrence of a restaurant quietly remaining on top of the Austin scene for over 2 decades.

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  3. MaryC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had 5 course Tasting menu. Substituted salad fot sashimi. Wine pairings were excellent. Scallops - I could taste the ocean - best I've ever had. Duck breast was so good! Mushrooms were to die for. Dessert - the lemon part of the trio - perfection. Creme brule as well. Chocolate too rich. Would have liked some fruit. Waitperson forgot I gad given him CC at the beginning in order to pick up the bill, so that was a bit awkward. But will be back.

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  4. Nick

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    100% must-try, deeply moving commitment to culinary excellence and earnest hospitality. My date & I showed up to a strip mall where a laundry place had top-billing, but before we could wonder aloud if we’re in the right place our warm and attentive server Austin asked if we were the 8:45 table. This was in the parking lot. We laughed off the coincidence, but in retrospect it feels like foreshadowing the attention to detail — down to the perfectly-volumed Loretta Lynn Pandora station with a DJ unafraid to thumbs-down & skip any threat to our vibe. I’ll start with the bad news: we were his only table; if this restaurant closes for lack of business, it’s a tragedy of how capitalism cannot sustain humanity’s highest artistic pursuits & a missed opportunity to preserve the purveyor’s of my most treasured dining experiences, the kind where human connection is the centerpiece of your encounter with the other diner(s) and the staff & where every bite makes you feel like you’ve made the right choices. Austin, our server, is a virtuosically-young hospitality expert who clearly studied the finest points of his craft: impassioned/informative wine knowledge calibrated to our baseline targeted at the mechanics of the pairing and precision of their choices, genuine delight in bringing us the high-end but unpretentious bounty of their thoughtful and creative kitchen, and making just the right amount of space to connect with us on a personal level — they’re fortunate to have him. The food was phenomenal; the wine parings, a triumph. We did the 5-course tasting menu for two & they expertly accommodated my capsaicin allergy with delicious uncompromising alternative sauces and garnishes w/o changing the base. Balanced flavors plated beautifully, perfect portions, interesting flavors — bold but not overtly risky. Confidence expressed through attention to detail & not showy barbs; from the amuse to the dessert trio, the envelope felt sealed but never pushed. Sing their praises here!

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  5. CarolW

    Austin

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lounge/bar is the coziest and most appealing to our group. I took neighbors who had never been there. They were delighted and thrilled to know it is walkable for them. He's a very good cook, so he was amazed as well

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Austin the waiter was really outstanding. Highly recommend

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    An Austin icon, the food has significantly declined.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellence is the key word. Wink thinks ahead and anticipates your every need. Without hovering, they always are where they need to be at the right moment.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We opted for the 7 course tasting. Was amazing, loved every dish as well as the wine pairings. Matthew was great he had great wine recommendations and overall great service. Only complaint is I wasn’t super full!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing experience celebrating our 40th anniversary and they made it so special by printing a customized Menu with our names and wishes!❤️

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  11. CassidyM

    Austin

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the BEST time at Wink! We celebrated a birthday here and were treated so specially. Extra shout out to Vincent who was the most fantastic sommelier and server. Everything was delicious and perfect.

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  12. JeffreyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is excellent, the food is very good and the portions are very small.

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  13. Beth

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a gem! More people need to know of this fine dining experience! Great food, great service with friendly staff, great wine pairings. What is there not to like! Oh, and food that is healthy and fresh!

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  14. AnnieK

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming to wink since it opened over 20 years ago. We haven’t been for awhile with so many other restaurants in Austin now- we’ve been missing wink and we were so pleased that it has not changed. Same two amazing chefs- Scruggs and Paul, wonderful service, energy and ambience. So much nostalgia for us. We asked the chefs to prepare the chocolate raspberry soufflé and they so kindly obliged- still so delicious it brought me to tears. What a fabulous blast to the past. Thank you thank you for another wonderful memorable evening at wink!! (Wine bar was great too!)

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wink has impeccable service and excellent food. It’s the perfect small intimate date spot. It’s on the pricey side even for Austin but totally worth it for a special night.

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  16. Mom4gr6

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Austin was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. Had an amazing experience

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  17. HarryC

    Austin

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambience. The food and service were 5* and Wink will be our date night spot!

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  18. DinahM

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden gem! We had the 5 course tasting menu and wine pairings - a great experience. Unlike most places, we were allowed to make a substitution on one of the courses. Our server was knowledgeable about wines, and the food was phenomenal. If we lived in Austin, we’d be back.

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  19. Steveareno

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb personalized service and outstanding cuisine.

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  20. Patr

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The waiter needs to be trained on a fine dine service. It was also uncomfortable to see kitchen staff walking through the dining room. It was nice how they handle a birthday celebration and we appreciated it. The duck course was terrible, we received it cold and the meat very chewy. I told the waiter about it and he said the only thing he could do is to send it back to the kitchen to warm it up. The 6th course was a steak and to be honest I had better cuts at Texas Roadhouse - I am sure this will upset the chef. The cut wasn't the best (also chewy) and it was burnt on the outside leaving the meat a bitter taste and for me it this means they don't supervise the service. The rest of the courses was very good. For the money we paid not sure I will go back or even recommend it, sorry.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious. We went for a birthday and the restaurant was not packed at all for a 7pm reservation. The waiter helped explain each wine and how it pairs with each dish. We got the five course meal and by the end we are full but not feeling like we over ate. I would recommend for a special event. At the two major differences that this restaurant has done that I haven’t seen others do is one they specifically print out a menu that says happy birthday with your name. And two at the end of the dinner they gave me an extra dessert as well as a menu signed by all the staff.

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  22. IvyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The wine selection was amazing & the creme brulee was so good but I think the scallops were way too salty, I didn't love the sauce used in the steak tartar. Service was nice and the place is cute and small but the food was really mediocre. Not bad at all, just whatever.

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  23. ChristineA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service and ingredients. This is a hidden gem that everyone who lives in Austin needs to give a try. Our family had a wonderful experience and will definitely come back.

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  24. NicholasM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly, intimate atmosphere. Wonderful food and service. Our server couldn't have been more accommodating and each course was tasty and memorable. Definitely one of the best scallops I've had. The duck breast was moist and savory. Sweetbreads and steak were also great.

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  25. AlyssaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Austin. I ordered the 5-course tasting menu and it slapped so hard, and the service was great! I highly recommend this place.

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  26. MarilynS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    From the moment we arrived the service was spotty, disorganized and it really detracted from the overall experience. Staff was nice, but seemed rushed and distracted, needed multiple reminders, etc. Food arrived lukewarm instead of hot, it probably sat around too long before someone got around to bringing it out. Salads were blah, entrees OK, but nice atmosphere and we enjoyed the evening.

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  27. Charlesm

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    5 course tasting menu with the wine is the way to go. Great job paring the wines with the food

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  28. OwenW

    Austin

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful tasting menu! Unobtrusive but prompt service! Accurate description of items and wine pairing! Of course, we will return!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always feel like family at wink. Service and food are always fresh and innovative, and you can stay as long as you like.

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  30. tbill

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice time. The prix fixe is always fabulous, farm to market, great selections from their main menu. Natalie was our server and fabulous. We've been coming to Wink for years and we will keep coming. Very, very good wine list.

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  31. Mcrios

    Austin

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I was at Wink a month earlier & really enjoyed the food & service. I even sent my son & his friend to eat there. Because it was good, 5 of us made reservations for a group of 22 for 5:00 to 5:15pm on 12/9. We did not ask to be seated together nor did we try to move tables together to disrupt the restaurant.The reservation was made at least 2-3 weeks in advance so they knew there would be a crowd. Every single one of us showed up & was orderly.No one was moving from table to table talking to other people at other tables. We wanted to be in & out as we were leaving by 7pm for the theater. We were not celebrating any special occasion nor was it a holiday party, we were there for a quick dinner. The restaurant was not busy. As I was leaving, the owner/mgr, Mark Paul, who was slurring his words, stopped me & said "Are you the one that arranged this group." I said yes, thinking I was going to be thanked for bringing in so much business. Instead he proceeded to reprimand me "I am so disappointed on how you handled the reservations - you should've called & we would have arranged a room for you." He said it about 3 times. What he should've said to me was "Thank you for bringing such a large group. We appreciate the business, but call me next time & we'll work with you to arrange a separate room." He never thanked me & left me feeling as if we were a burden & as if I had made the biggest mistake in bringing 22 people to patronize his restaurant.  I will not ever frequent Wink again. I have another reservation in January for 6 people & will be cancelling & never going back. I do have to say that Vince, our server, & the other wait staff were excellent. Vince was attentive, knew we were going to the theater & kept us on schedule. We are a huge theater group that will never visit Wink again. Every chance I get, I've been telling someone about my experience w/ Mark Paul. I'm not writing a review because I want something from Mark Paul, but we should've been appreciated.

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  32. RCYinAustin

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this taste of old Austin - refined, delicious and incredible service, which is increasingly hard to find. They made my friend's birthday special with a personalized menu, glass of bubbles, and dessert. We will definitely be back!

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  33. LouLou

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Exceptional as always. We enjoyed the 7 plate tasting (I do not like to miss anything) and again it was way too much for me to finish. Next time I will try the 5 plate. We highly recommend this restaurant. One of the best in Austin!!

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  34. Tearose

    Austin

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We alway enjoy Wink, good food, accommodating, friendly service.

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  35. Gini

    Dallas

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my birthday last night at a wonderful venue. What a lovely evening. The food was absolutely superb. We shared the foigras appetizer which was amazing and I had themahi mahi: another delicious entree. We ended with the dessert trio, which was fantastic.

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  36. catherine

    Austin

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress is the best. One of the food I went was for the duck and it wasn't that great.

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  37. Batgirlphd

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and beautiful, thoughtful food. Excellent wine choices. I love everything about this place!

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  38. AngieD

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place -- staff are very friendly, wine list is good and the food is great. Has been around forever, and with good reason. Highly recommend it.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful. Every step of the way. We couldn’t pick our favorite course, and as we tried, we just ended up naming all of them.

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  40. Mike

    Austin

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and wine along with great service makes for an awesome evening every time we visit Wink. The 5-course chef's tasting menu is always phenomenal -- interesting combinations in each dish that provide wonderful smells, tastes and textures -- that are paired perfectly with unusual wines from all over the world. No wonder that Wink is our favorite restaurant in the city.

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FAQs

wink offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 482-8868.

wink is rated 4.8 stars by 2288 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

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for wink

1014 North Lamar Blvd. Ste. E, Austin, TX 78703

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    11th Street & Lamar Blvd
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Ample parking! 75 spaces between 3 lots...
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Paul & Stewart Scruggs
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine
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