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Went here last weekend with my girlfriend. Nice, quiet, small restaurant hidden away in San Francisco. Oysters and duck were delicious. The wine recommendations from our waitress were very good. Pricing is also reasonable. A nice

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★★★★★

Went here last weekend with my girlfriend. Nice, quiet, small restaurant hidden away in San Francisco. Oysters and duck were delicious. The wine recommendations from our waitress were very good. Pricing is also reasonable. A nice

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I used to love this place. Last time I went with a party of 11 was to celebrate my birthday.\r
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Sadly, the seating was too cramped because of their space. What's worse is that the restaurant clearly smelled of FISH! Yep, I guess fish was

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I used to love this place. Last time I went with a party of 11 was to celebrate my birthday.\r
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Sadly, the seating was too cramped because of their space. What's worse is that the restaurant clearly smelled of FISH! Yep, I guess fish was

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Shocking!!! It should not happen in my life. We sat at the corner by the kitchen. There was a door next to our table. After we ordered, my boyfriend looked freeze. There was an insect on our dinner table, sized about my thumb. We were not

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Shocking!!! It should not happen in my life. We sat at the corner by the kitchen. There was a door next to our table. After we ordered, my boyfriend looked freeze. There was an insect on our dinner table, sized about my thumb. We were not

Pros: Wine

Cons: service, insect

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I came here last night with a friend visiting from Seattle and a local here in SF. They told me to prepare myself for an amazing meal, wow they were right! We got here early for the early bord prix fixe menu and everything I had was

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★★★★★

I came here last night with a friend visiting from Seattle and a local here in SF. They told me to prepare myself for an amazing meal, wow they were right! We got here early for the early bord prix fixe menu and everything I had was

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My girlfriends and I had dinner at Chapeau last week. Although we had heard that the place was packed and noisy, we decided to give it a chance.\r
What an horrible experience!! Not only was it overcrowded, but the atmosphere was shoddy and

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My girlfriends and I had dinner at Chapeau last week. Although we had heard that the place was packed and noisy, we decided to give it a chance.\r
What an horrible experience!! Not only was it overcrowded, but the atmosphere was shoddy and

Pros: nothing

Cons: Chef inappropriate, slow service, food is bland

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Chapeau is the cutest little french restaurant in the city. The owner is very friendly and greets all of his guests, the regulars by name. The food is AMAZING and the prices reasonable for the gourmet fare you get.

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Chapeau is the cutest little french restaurant in the city. The owner is very friendly and greets all of his guests, the regulars by name. The food is AMAZING and the prices reasonable for the gourmet fare you get.

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I am surprised at the fuss about Chapeau! The food in general is tasty but don't count fat or calories. Most entrees are saturated with rich sauces (lobster creme bisque and the like) that I wonder in a few visits, my belly will be well

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I am surprised at the fuss about Chapeau! The food in general is tasty but don't count fat or calories. Most entrees are saturated with rich sauces (lobster creme bisque and the like) that I wonder in a few visits, my belly will be well

Pros: Good value meal.

Cons: Crowede, noisy, disrespectful to clients, and high fat/caloric meals

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I was taken here for my birthday and I didn't expect much (although I heard the food was delicious). I was pleasantly surprised, althought the space is itsy bitsy, I never felt overwhelmed by the chatter or elbow room. I started out with

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I was taken here for my birthday and I didn't expect much (although I heard the food was delicious). I was pleasantly surprised, althought the space is itsy bitsy, I never felt overwhelmed by the chatter or elbow room. I started out with

Pros: The food! And a kiss from the chef!

Cons: None that I can think of.

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We iive in this neighborhood and walk by the restaurant frequently. Heard good things about the place but were a bit concerned about the very small space and crowded dining room. Decided to try it after a movie -- we made a 9:30

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★★★★★

We iive in this neighborhood and walk by the restaurant frequently. Heard good things about the place but were a bit concerned about the very small space and crowded dining room. Decided to try it after a movie -- we made a 9:30

Pros: great food, good prices

Cons: can get crowded at earlier dining times

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Granted, this is the old Alain Rondeli location but who would expect this kind of food in the Richmond? The place was packed on a Wednesday night at 6:30, and no wonder. The food was beautifully cooked and presented and the atmosphere was

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Granted, this is the old Alain Rondeli location but who would expect this kind of food in the Richmond? The place was packed on a Wednesday night at 6:30, and no wonder. The food was beautifully cooked and presented and the atmosphere was

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This is oneof my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. The food is always top notch, and the service makes you feel special. Try the steak for a real treat! Completely decadent. All the tasting menus have great value and there is even an

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This is oneof my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. The food is always top notch, and the service makes you feel special. Try the steak for a real treat! Completely decadent. All the tasting menus have great value and there is even an

Pros: Food, service

Cons: no hard alcohol, but good wine choices

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Had a great meal here w/ several friends a couple months ago. The food all around was great. We all did the 3-course prix fixe w/ various choices for each course - $33 w/ supplements for certain courses (e.g. foie gras, filet mignon). I

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★★★★★

Had a great meal here w/ several friends a couple months ago. The food all around was great. We all did the 3-course prix fixe w/ various choices for each course - $33 w/ supplements for certain courses (e.g. foie gras, filet mignon). I

Pros: good prix fixe, solid food in general

Cons: cramped seating, slow service

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Any restaurant that is crowded at 5:30 on a Tuesday night way out in the Richmond, must be doing something right. And Chapeau is definitely doing something right! I went for their prix fixe $21 early bird menu. It would've been a bargain

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Any restaurant that is crowded at 5:30 on a Tuesday night way out in the Richmond, must be doing something right. And Chapeau is definitely doing something right! I went for their prix fixe $21 early bird menu. It would've been a bargain

Pros: Price, Service, Food

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DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN SF. EVERY DISH THAT WAS SERVED WAS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY; PRESENTATION, FLAVOR, TEMPERATURE, ALL PERFECT! THE PORK TENDERLOIN MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH. THE WARM BRIE WAS A GREAT WAY TO START THE MEAL.

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DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN SF. EVERY DISH THAT WAS SERVED WAS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY; PRESENTATION, FLAVOR, TEMPERATURE, ALL PERFECT! THE PORK TENDERLOIN MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH. THE WARM BRIE WAS A GREAT WAY TO START THE MEAL.

Pros: FOOD, STAFF, VALUE

Cons: VERY CROWDED AND BRIGHT INSIDE

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Despite its tiny size and inconspicuous location, Chapeau is a delightful place to dine in. Personalized service and excellent food accompanied by the choicest selection of wines makes it a memorable place to visit. The owner Philippe

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Despite its tiny size and inconspicuous location, Chapeau is a delightful place to dine in. Personalized service and excellent food accompanied by the choicest selection of wines makes it a memorable place to visit. The owner Philippe

Pros: Great food, excellent service

Cons: Limited seating, small space

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I've been to Chapeau twice. I was disappointed the first time, but thought maybe it was an off night, so I gave it a second try. I won't be going back. Besides an extremely bland 'atmosphere' (romantic or otherwise), tables are cramped

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★★★★★

I've been to Chapeau twice. I was disappointed the first time, but thought maybe it was an off night, so I gave it a second try. I won't be going back. Besides an extremely bland 'atmosphere' (romantic or otherwise), tables are cramped

Pros: Early bird 'prix fix' menu is reasonably priced

Cons: Extremely noisy -- with tables crammed together, making it worse.

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With 3 friends, we ordered a couple of things, all very good and very French. The corn soup with crab was great, the special of the day (Roasted prime rib was impressive with many kind of sauces, the potato gratin tasty but rich, very

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With 3 friends, we ordered a couple of things, all very good and very French. The corn soup with crab was great, the special of the day (Roasted prime rib was impressive with many kind of sauces, the potato gratin tasty but rich, very

Pros: Good food, convivial ambience

Cons: Quaint decor

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This restaurant was an amazing find when my friends where visiting from the east coast. The three or four course dinner at a fixed price was amazing. The warm Brie appetizer was delicious. And of course please, please, please try the

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This restaurant was an amazing find when my friends where visiting from the east coast. The three or four course dinner at a fixed price was amazing. The warm Brie appetizer was delicious. And of course please, please, please try the

Pros: Best Chocolate Cake, Individual attention

Cons: Seating close together, Reservations a Must!

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This small neighborhood French Bistro is a real gem. The wonderful owner and chef, Philippe, greets you at the door and serves the wine. The food is perfect with amazing flavors. I went with my wife on our 4th anniversary and we both

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This small neighborhood French Bistro is a real gem. The wonderful owner and chef, Philippe, greets you at the door and serves the wine. The food is perfect with amazing flavors. I went with my wife on our 4th anniversary and we both

Pros: Great food, Excellent service, Good prices

Cons: Nothing

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Very good food and excellent service. The chef is very personable, goes to every single table to introduce himself. My husband and I love it, it is our favorite restaurant in SFO. We've had dinner there about 10 times so far and we gladly

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Very good food and excellent service. The chef is very personable, goes to every single table to introduce himself. My husband and I love it, it is our favorite restaurant in SFO. We've had dinner there about 10 times so far and we gladly

Pros: Excellent, Sophisticated, Service

Cons: crowed

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I dined here for the first time tonight and was very impressed. The early bird prix fixe is a fantastic value and surprisingly well-proportioned. The mesclun salad with fried camembert and walnut bread was an excellent starter; my duck

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I dined here for the first time tonight and was very impressed. The early bird prix fixe is a fantastic value and surprisingly well-proportioned. The mesclun salad with fried camembert and walnut bread was an excellent starter; my duck

Pros: great prices, food

Cons: noisy, crowded

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This is the first time I have given the highest ratings for every aspect of the survey. I was taken here by my sister during my trip from Seattle and it highly exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing (everything from the appetizer

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This is the first time I have given the highest ratings for every aspect of the survey. I was taken here by my sister during my trip from Seattle and it highly exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing (everything from the appetizer

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Service

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A friend of ours who lives in San Francisco recommended this place. We had a really good time there. Our meal took about 3 hours (the owner assured us that it usually takes only abou 2 - 2 1/2 hours). But it was a good 3 hours. The food is supreb. The owner (also the chef) makes it a point to greet every guest personally. When we left, he came running out of the restaurant to say good bye to us.

If you want to go, make sure you call ahead and make a reservation.

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A friend of ours who lives in San Francisco recommended this place. We had a really good time there. Our meal took about 3 hours (the owner assured us that it usually takes only abou 2 - 2 1/2 hours). But it was a good 3 hours. The food is supreb. The owner (also the chef) makes it a point to greet every guest personally. When we left, he came running out of the restaurant to say good bye to us.

If you want to go, make sure you call ahead and make a reservation.

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My husband and I went here once on a 'getaway-weekend'. We arrived slightly early (which we were afraid was in poor taste) so we waited outside. The proprieter came outside and asked about our status and brought us in early. It is a tiny restaurant, but it was packed with people. Each of the 3 courses was incredible and when we were finished we were surprised that we had spent over 3 hours eating there. After we exited the restaurant, the proprieter chases us down to say goodnight. He was very friendly and the food was great. It was expensive, but worth it for a special occasion!

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My husband and I went here once on a 'getaway-weekend'. We arrived slightly early (which we were afraid was in poor taste) so we waited outside. The proprieter came outside and asked about our status and brought us in early. It is a tiny restaurant, but it was packed with people. Each of the 3 courses was incredible and when we were finished we were surprised that we had spent over 3 hours eating there. After we exited the restaurant, the proprieter chases us down to say goodnight. He was very friendly and the food was great. It was expensive, but worth it for a special occasion!

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some of the best service you'll ever receive dining out! the place is small, but so professional and personal. my large party of ten was greeted at the door by phillipe himself with hugs and kisses (i've never even met him before). the

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some of the best service you'll ever receive dining out! the place is small, but so professional and personal. my large party of ten was greeted at the door by phillipe himself with hugs and kisses (i've never even met him before). the

Pros: service, food quality, friendly staff

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And it's really, really good. You'd have to pay a lot more money to get French food that's any better than at Chapeau! And you don't get kissed on the cheek by the owner at the other places. Everything we've had here - from butternut

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And it's really, really good. You'd have to pay a lot more money to get French food that's any better than at Chapeau! And you don't get kissed on the cheek by the owner at the other places. Everything we've had here - from butternut

Pros: amazing food, great service

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In spite of the parking problems, and the somewhat noisy bistro atmosphere, Phillippe and Ellen combine outstanding service with truly excellent food. This restaurant only gets better each time I visit - I consider it my very favorite

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In spite of the parking problems, and the somewhat noisy bistro atmosphere, Phillippe and Ellen combine outstanding service with truly excellent food. This restaurant only gets better each time I visit - I consider it my very favorite

Pros: Food, Service, Wine List

Cons: Parking, Noise, Close Seating

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Recently dined there on a Sunday and the house was packed. Our experience was nothing short of wonderful. How refreshing to be served delicous quality food, with excellent service in a nice atmosphere with very reasonable prices. The

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★★★★★

Recently dined there on a Sunday and the house was packed. Our experience was nothing short of wonderful. How refreshing to be served delicous quality food, with excellent service in a nice atmosphere with very reasonable prices. The

Pros: Excellent service, Delicious food, Good value

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This is the best valued meal I've ever had at a nice restaurant with delicious food. The three course prix fixe was great and they had reservations even an hour before heading over there! I'm sure that'll change once people catch on. I

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This is the best valued meal I've ever had at a nice restaurant with delicious food. The three course prix fixe was great and they had reservations even an hour before heading over there! I'm sure that'll change once people catch on. I

Pros: food, service, value

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Ellen and Phillipe are fantastic, as is their food and prices. (Early bird prix fixe special is about $20 per person.) Phillipe is terrific at helping novices and wine lovers match their wine with their food. He is also incredibly generous

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Ellen and Phillipe are fantastic, as is their food and prices. (Early bird prix fixe special is about $20 per person.) Phillipe is terrific at helping novices and wine lovers match their wine with their food. He is also incredibly generous

Pros: Value, FOOD, Friendly atmosphere

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From the moment Philippe greets you until the two-cheeked air kiss goodbye, you're transported to a hidden gem in a small French town. The service and food quality are worthy of SF restaurants costing twice as much, as is the wine list,

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★★★★★

From the moment Philippe greets you until the two-cheeked air kiss goodbye, you're transported to a hidden gem in a small French town. The service and food quality are worthy of SF restaurants costing twice as much, as is the wine list,

Pros: Food, Service, Pricing

Cons: Loud, Crowded

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The finest french food in SF. Phillipe and his staff are simply the best. Great food, service and always the kiss goodby. Everyone feels like part of the family.

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The finest french food in SF. Phillipe and his staff are simply the best. Great food, service and always the kiss goodby. Everyone feels like part of the family.

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food is disappointingly average. however, services is extremely good. they have more personal touches and feel more comfortable. too expensive for the average tasting food. dessert is good out of all 3 courses, but still very average.

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★★★★★

food is disappointingly average. however, services is extremely good. they have more personal touches and feel more comfortable. too expensive for the average tasting food. dessert is good out of all 3 courses, but still very average.

Pros: services, settings

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I decided to go to Chapeau! for my birthday, not knowing how the food or service was.
I'm sure glad we went there, we felt right at home, enjoying dinner with good friends, which were the staff. They were attentive, friendly, and

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★★★★★

I decided to go to Chapeau! for my birthday, not knowing how the food or service was.
I'm sure glad we went there, we felt right at home, enjoying dinner with good friends, which were the staff. They were attentive, friendly, and

Pros: food, service

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Fabulous French Onion Soup & Profiterolles. Can't skip the Grapefruit Lemonade (the freshest soda ever had) ... Early Bird Prix Fixe is the best deal .. portion is huge .. only the entree is a little too ordinary!!!

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Fabulous French Onion Soup & Profiterolles. Can't skip the Grapefruit Lemonade (the freshest soda ever had) ... Early Bird Prix Fixe is the best deal .. portion is huge .. only the entree is a little too ordinary!!!

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What can I say...the food and dessert was absolutely fabulous! The fixed price menus are probably some of the best deals in town!

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What can I say...the food and dessert was absolutely fabulous! The fixed price menus are probably some of the best deals in town!

Pros: Friendly, Wine List, Bread!

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the space is small and a bit loud, which did not displease us, as we went there with a baby that, for once, was a bit unhappy. But the servers and the chef (he roams between tables as his duty is to oversee the cooks. He explains that he

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★★★★★

the space is small and a bit loud, which did not displease us, as we went there with a baby that, for once, was a bit unhappy. But the servers and the chef (he roams between tables as his duty is to oversee the cooks. He explains that he

Pros: attentive service, well thought dishes

Cons: , a bit drafty by the , door.

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Good place to go for couples. Good value & good food. Reservations are recommended, though we had to wait 20 min. despite making one. The service is really good.

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Good place to go for couples. Good value & good food. Reservations are recommended, though we had to wait 20 min. despite making one. The service is really good.

Pros: Good Food, Fair Value, Great Service

Cons: Small Place, A little Noisy

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The food was very very good. There have been better, but the quality could hold its own against any equally priced restaurant. My partner and I both went for the 4 course prix fixe menu at $35 and were delighted with every dish. The

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The food was very very good. There have been better, but the quality could hold its own against any equally priced restaurant. My partner and I both went for the 4 course prix fixe menu at $35 and were delighted with every dish. The

Pros: Food, PRICE!, Presentation

Cons: A little noisy, small restaurant

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We had a wonderful time, the owner greeted us personally, staff was very attentive and the menu was authentic with excellent variety. For desert - the warm chocolate cake is a must. Wine list is very extensive. Additionally, the prices

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We had a wonderful time, the owner greeted us personally, staff was very attentive and the menu was authentic with excellent variety. For desert - the warm chocolate cake is a must. Wine list is very extensive. Additionally, the prices

Pros: easy parking, authentic menu

Cons: no waiting area

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What else can I say except that everything met my expectations? The food and wine selections were excellent and reasonable priced. And the service was great. The only thing is that I recommend you dine early or late as during the popular

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★★★★★

What else can I say except that everything met my expectations? The food and wine selections were excellent and reasonable priced. And the service was great. The only thing is that I recommend you dine early or late as during the popular

Pros: Food, Service, Selection

Cons: Can get loud

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Overall one of the best experiences I've had in the city... the quality of food, atmosphere, and variety continue to make it one of my favorite dining palces in the city

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Overall one of the best experiences I've had in the city... the quality of food, atmosphere, and variety continue to make it one of my favorite dining palces in the city

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Diners can't help but feel coddled in a setting that manages to be warm and inviting, despite being packed with neighborhood folks. Maybe it's the fact that the petite dining space is reminiscent of your dining room at home, but likely…

 

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