Ramsi's Cafe On The World

★★★★☆
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502-451-0700

1293 Bardstown Rd

Louisville, KY

40204

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Be suspicious of the reviews with "consistent*, *knowledgeable*, * 'know', *gourmet*, *potato* and *tortellini* misspelled, not to mention all the grammar and syntax errors. How hard is it to open another window and go to dictionary.com? All of that said, Ramsi's is a great place. Almost everything on the menu is relatively cheap, & consistently well-prepared: the app's (Brie, the Bastia, the Calamari) and both the Mezze and Antipasto platters are enough for a meal. All of the paninis are enough for 2 (diners or dinners); the entrees get a little pricey, but you get what you pay for-try the lamb chops, thai noodles, the tortellini or the CuBean burrito. Kosher, Vegan, & Vegetarian patrons can find something on the menu which features the Subcontinent, the Far East, the Middle East, the Midwest and Italian, Mexican, Cajun, and Caribbean, not to mention some interesting combinations therein. I've never encountered a bad server and the bar is great. Go-try it!

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★★★★☆

Be suspicious of the reviews with "consistent*, *knowledgeable*, * 'know', *gourmet*, *potato* and *tortellini* misspelled, not to mention all the grammar and syntax errors. How hard is it to open another window and go to dictionary.com? All of that said, Ramsi's is a great place. Almost everything on the menu is relatively cheap, & consistently well-prepared: the app's (Brie, the Bastia, the Calamari) and both the Mezze and Antipasto platters are enough for a meal. All of the paninis are enough for 2 (diners or dinners); the entrees get a little pricey, but you get what you pay for-try the lamb chops, thai noodles, the tortellini or the CuBean burrito. Kosher, Vegan, & Vegetarian patrons can find something on the menu which features the Subcontinent, the Far East, the Middle East, the Midwest and Italian, Mexican, Cajun, and Caribbean, not to mention some interesting combinations therein. I've never encountered a bad server and the bar is great. Go-try it!

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This restaurant is very eccentric. They offer all kinds of food from around the world, hence the name. You can find anything you're in the food for and it will be phenomenal. I love the turkey burger! The location couldn't be better with a huge parking lot across the street and a nice wrap up after a walk down Bardstown Rd.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is very eccentric. They offer all kinds of food from around the world, hence the name. You can find anything you're in the food for and it will be phenomenal. I love the turkey burger! The location couldn't be better with a huge parking lot across the street and a nice wrap up after a walk down Bardstown Rd.

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Ramsi's is a quaint restaurant that is sure to be open when everything else is closing up shop after night at the theater. The food ranges from American to Chinese to Mediterranean. This is the place I head for Iranian which is not on an abundance of menus in Louisville. So throw in your Buckhead's towel and head to Ramsi's.

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★★★★☆

Ramsi's is a quaint restaurant that is sure to be open when everything else is closing up shop after night at the theater. The food ranges from American to Chinese to Mediterranean. This is the place I head for Iranian which is not on an abundance of menus in Louisville. So throw in your Buckhead's towel and head to Ramsi's.

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I took my son here for his Birthday because he said it was his "favorite" place on the strip. Cool (said I) as I had never been here before. I was excited and ready for a change. The change is, that we will NEVER return and my son couldn't believe he ever liked this place. The food was horrible, not cooked, cold in places like it was frozen before popping it in the microwave. I mean, McDonald's would have been better. We left 7/8 of our food on our plates, I reported to the waiter, (whose fault it was NOT) that there must be something wrong with the cook. He looked at me, then looked at our plates. We walked, didn't pay, I refused... I could not even swallow the food. My son ate his bread. The humas omg it was like wallpaper paste. Unbelievable. Don't waste your money.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I took my son here for his Birthday because he said it was his "favorite" place on the strip. Cool (said I) as I had never been here before. I was excited and ready for a change. The change is, that we will NEVER return and my son couldn't believe he ever liked this place. The food was horrible, not cooked, cold in places like it was frozen before popping it in the microwave. I mean, McDonald's would have been better. We left 7/8 of our food on our plates, I reported to the waiter, (whose fault it was NOT) that there must be something wrong with the cook. He looked at me, then looked at our plates. We walked, didn't pay, I refused... I could not even swallow the food. My son ate his bread. The humas omg it was like wallpaper paste. Unbelievable. Don't waste your money.

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I used to like this place, but the last time we went, we waited over an hour for the food to be served, when it was served, we got the wrong thing. When we complained to Mgmt, they basically said "we're really busy, tough luck, maybe we could give a free desert or something". Seriously! It was about the shittiest I've ever been treated at a restaurant, and, quite frankly, we were shocked.

I was really, really disappointed with the restaurant, even though the servers/staff were trying their best, Mgmt appeared unconcerned with guest satisfaction. It really just ruined our day. I do not recommend place anymore.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I used to like this place, but the last time we went, we waited over an hour for the food to be served, when it was served, we got the wrong thing. When we complained to Mgmt, they basically said "we're really busy, tough luck, maybe we could give a free desert or something". Seriously! It was about the shittiest I've ever been treated at a restaurant, and, quite frankly, we were shocked.

I was really, really disappointed with the restaurant, even though the servers/staff were trying their best, Mgmt appeared unconcerned with guest satisfaction. It really just ruined our day. I do not recommend place anymore.

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I tried this restaurant the other day and it was not what I expected. I had the jerk chicken sandwich and it was so dry. My potatoes were over cooked. My server hovered over me like she did not understand the unwritten boundaries of personal space, especially when two people are having a conversation on a date. I was disappointed over all.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I tried this restaurant the other day and it was not what I expected. I had the jerk chicken sandwich and it was so dry. My potatoes were over cooked. My server hovered over me like she did not understand the unwritten boundaries of personal space, especially when two people are having a conversation on a date. I was disappointed over all.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in Louisville. The menu features a wide variety of cuisines from everywhere. I have always enjoyed coming here, even before the renovated.

The bar features different microbrews from across the country, which is one of my favorite features.

Highly recommend the Panini a Caprese.

5
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Louisville. The menu features a wide variety of cuisines from everywhere. I have always enjoyed coming here, even before the renovated.

The bar features different microbrews from across the country, which is one of my favorite features.

Highly recommend the Panini a Caprese.

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Perfect for every occasion and there is something here for everyone. Good price. Great for a date.

5
★★★★★

Perfect for every occasion and there is something here for everyone. Good price. Great for a date.

Pros: Something for everyone

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There was a time when it was the best place in the highlands.it offered excellent consistant cuisine and await staff that was that friendly and extremely professional.that is on longer the case.we miss the wonderful food and the old loyal knowledgable staff.bad by the owner.

3
★★★☆☆

There was a time when it was the best place in the highlands.it offered excellent consistant cuisine and await staff that was that friendly and extremely professional.that is on longer the case.we miss the wonderful food and the old loyal knowledgable staff.bad by the owner.

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My husnband and I love their Cubean Burrito. It comes with a great queso and it's plenty for two meals!

4
★★★★☆

My husnband and I love their Cubean Burrito. It comes with a great queso and it's plenty for two meals!

Pros: Ecclectic, Local Eatery

Cons: Can be loud

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As someone who recently moved to the area, I have just started going to Ramsi's and love it. Ignore all the bad comments. Some people are just too hard to please. Maybe it was better, years ago, I don't no. The fact is, the food here is really good. No, it's not gormet, 5 star dining, but you're not paying for that. You can get a meal from $7 to around $20. Since we moved here last May, we have tried a lot of restaurants, and this is our favorite. We moved from Houston, where there are thousands of excellent restaurants, but we never found anything like Ramsi's. The variety, price, and quality is perfect. There is something for everyone here, even vegetarians. We had a group of 13 for my wife's birthday on 2/28/09, and everyone was pleased with their meal. The service was outstanding. We brought in a cake and they took care of that for us, even put the candles on it. They brought it out at dessert time and we all sang. Then they took the cake back, cut it up in even servings for everyone, put it on a plate, and garnished it with a sliced strawberry and strawberry sauce! We were not expecting them to go that far out of their way, especially since we were not purchasing their desserts. My wife had the tortellini and I had the fish with crab cakes, and they were both great. One person in our party had the lamb chops. He thought they were a little under cooked, but they took it back and cooked a little longer. He said they tasted really good, but still a little undercooked. Someone else had the Thai noodles and another person had the greek salad and both were enjoyed as well. That's really all I remember as specifics, but everyone did say that they were pleased with the food. I have had the Huevo chicken in the past and it is always great. The magician visiting individual tables was very nice and did not bother anyone who did not want to be entertained. Don't pay attention to the bad reviews. Only advice, do the call ahead seating if you have a group larger than 8.

5
★★★★★

As someone who recently moved to the area, I have just started going to Ramsi's and love it. Ignore all the bad comments. Some people are just too hard to please. Maybe it was better, years ago, I don't no. The fact is, the food here is really good. No, it's not gormet, 5 star dining, but you're not paying for that. You can get a meal from $7 to around $20. Since we moved here last May, we have tried a lot of restaurants, and this is our favorite. We moved from Houston, where there are thousands of excellent restaurants, but we never found anything like Ramsi's. The variety, price, and quality is perfect. There is something for everyone here, even vegetarians. We had a group of 13 for my wife's birthday on 2/28/09, and everyone was pleased with their meal. The service was outstanding. We brought in a cake and they took care of that for us, even put the candles on it. They brought it out at dessert time and we all sang. Then they took the cake back, cut it up in even servings for everyone, put it on a plate, and garnished it with a sliced strawberry and strawberry sauce! We were not expecting them to go that far out of their way, especially since we were not purchasing their desserts. My wife had the tortellini and I had the fish with crab cakes, and they were both great. One person in our party had the lamb chops. He thought they were a little under cooked, but they took it back and cooked a little longer. He said they tasted really good, but still a little undercooked. Someone else had the Thai noodles and another person had the greek salad and both were enjoyed as well. That's really all I remember as specifics, but everyone did say that they were pleased with the food. I have had the Huevo chicken in the past and it is always great. The magician visiting individual tables was very nice and did not bother anyone who did not want to be entertained. Don't pay attention to the bad reviews. Only advice, do the call ahead seating if you have a group larger than 8.

Pros: Good food, fun atmosphere, great service

Cons: parking is a little tricky...but your ARE on Bardstown Road

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A group of six of us had dinner at Ramsi's a few nights ago. Only one of us loved our dinner - the brisket was flavorful but the patato latkes served with it were horrid and made from a mix....the rest of the food was okay - a large plate of chicken and rice was flavorless....the prices are good - just wish they would bump up the flavors in the food.

3
★★★☆☆

A group of six of us had dinner at Ramsi's a few nights ago. Only one of us loved our dinner - the brisket was flavorful but the patato latkes served with it were horrid and made from a mix....the rest of the food was okay - a large plate of chicken and rice was flavorless....the prices are good - just wish they would bump up the flavors in the food.

Pros: Great ambiance (noisy though), great vegetables

Cons: bland food, really someone in charge needs to actually taste some of these bland dishes

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There was a time when Ramsis Cafe on the World was the best little restaurant in the Highlands, back when Ramsi actively ran the place. But they have expanded several times since then, with each expansion diluting the service and quality of the food -- this is why I call success the kiss of death. These days, it's hit-or-miss. I too love the tortellini which usually comes out consistently good, but other dishes have, well, sucked. My advice: Peruse the menu with a critical eye and be mindful for dishes that the kitchen can't mess up.

4
★★★★☆

There was a time when Ramsis Cafe on the World was the best little restaurant in the Highlands, back when Ramsi actively ran the place. But they have expanded several times since then, with each expansion diluting the service and quality of the food -- this is why I call success the kiss of death. These days, it's hit-or-miss. I too love the tortellini which usually comes out consistently good, but other dishes have, well, sucked. My advice: Peruse the menu with a critical eye and be mindful for dishes that the kitchen can't mess up.

Pros: Unique and varied menu

Cons: Consistency is a problem

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GREAT FOOD. TONS OF SEATING. FULL BAR. GREAT ATMOSPHERE. OPEN LATE. NEED I SAY MORE? When you are in Louisville visiting, you must visit Ramsi's. Located in the heart of the Highlands:)!

5
★★★★★

GREAT FOOD. TONS OF SEATING. FULL BAR. GREAT ATMOSPHERE. OPEN LATE. NEED I SAY MORE? When you are in Louisville visiting, you must visit Ramsi's. Located in the heart of the Highlands:)!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Sometimes you have to wait for a table...

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We were seated directly in front of the door when it was snowing outside. Every time the door opened the freezing wind was unbearable. Had the service been better, it may not have been so miserable. Our waitress
( we never got her name) was horrible, I do not understand how she continues to be employed by the service industry. Not only did she make herself scarce most of the time when she did appear, she got everything wrong. Ramsi's used to be my favorite place to go. I was utterly embarassed at the fact that this was the first time I brought my boyfriend & we were severly disappointed. We ordered a BBC Pale ALe & got a Bells Cream Stout these dont even sound the same much less look alike. The Moussa Kan was bland . The Polo Nuevo Havana should have came with a knife . A small salad & side of potatoes were six dollars extra . Entrees should come with sides . We are willing to give it another try so hopefully next time will be alot better ( We will refuse the same waitress)

3
★★★☆☆

We were seated directly in front of the door when it was snowing outside. Every time the door opened the freezing wind was unbearable. Had the service been better, it may not have been so miserable. Our waitress
( we never got her name) was horrible, I do not understand how she continues to be employed by the service industry. Not only did she make herself scarce most of the time when she did appear, she got everything wrong. Ramsi's used to be my favorite place to go. I was utterly embarassed at the fact that this was the first time I brought my boyfriend & we were severly disappointed. We ordered a BBC Pale ALe & got a Bells Cream Stout these dont even sound the same much less look alike. The Moussa Kan was bland . The Polo Nuevo Havana should have came with a knife . A small salad & side of potatoes were six dollars extra . Entrees should come with sides . We are willing to give it another try so hopefully next time will be alot better ( We will refuse the same waitress)

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The perfect neighborhood restaurant: The broad menu offers something for everyone (my family's favorite is the Tortallini Graciella, a lush mix of pasta, tomatoes, broccolli and mushrooms in a cream sauce, chicken or shrimp optional). The staff definately dotes on small children and the quick service means most kids can make it through the meal without a breakdown. We usually eat before 6:30 and have now wait for a table, but if you must dine during peak hours, there is a terrific bookstore next door that you can entertain the kids in until your table is ready (and the hostess will come get you when it is time to be seated). There is a large room upstairs for groups/parties.

5
★★★★★

The perfect neighborhood restaurant: The broad menu offers something for everyone (my family's favorite is the Tortallini Graciella, a lush mix of pasta, tomatoes, broccolli and mushrooms in a cream sauce, chicken or shrimp optional). The staff definately dotes on small children and the quick service means most kids can make it through the meal without a breakdown. We usually eat before 6:30 and have now wait for a table, but if you must dine during peak hours, there is a terrific bookstore next door that you can entertain the kids in until your table is ready (and the hostess will come get you when it is time to be seated). There is a large room upstairs for groups/parties.

Pros: broad menu, great staff, unique character

Cons: crowded at peak hours

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Ramsi's is a great, unique restaurant that never disappoints. Though it has it's drawbacks, such as almost always having a wait, there's a reason for this: people love it and come back for more. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun, the food is authentic and satisfying and the price is reasonable for what you get!

4
★★★★☆

Ramsi's is a great, unique restaurant that never disappoints. Though it has it's drawbacks, such as almost always having a wait, there's a reason for this: people love it and come back for more. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun, the food is authentic and satisfying and the price is reasonable for what you get!

Pros: great unique food, reasonable, neat location

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This is one of the worst restaurants I have EVER been to! Cold food, bad food. I thought it was very expensive for a pita bread sandwich! My co-diner could barely eat her food. Lets' just sum it up and say we were extremely disappointed.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This is one of the worst restaurants I have EVER been to! Cold food, bad food. I thought it was very expensive for a pita bread sandwich! My co-diner could barely eat her food. Lets' just sum it up and say we were extremely disappointed.

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It's a full-proof, crowd pleaser. Great value thru generous portions and an interesting menu. It's awfully busy with a wait even during the week, but the bartender will gladly keep you occupied in the meantime. Beware: they don't serve liquor!!! I was shocked, but no biggie because they've got vino! The service staff is generally professional and knowledgable, but sometimes moody.

4
★★★★☆

It's a full-proof, crowd pleaser. Great value thru generous portions and an interesting menu. It's awfully busy with a wait even during the week, but the bartender will gladly keep you occupied in the meantime. Beware: they don't serve liquor!!! I was shocked, but no biggie because they've got vino! The service staff is generally professional and knowledgable, but sometimes moody.

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Good food. I was surprised to see this restaurant listed under cheap eats, though. My seafood dish was around $15. There was plenty of food and I was stuffed! I would eat there again next year when I visit Louisville.

5
★★★★★

Good food. I was surprised to see this restaurant listed under cheap eats, though. My seafood dish was around $15. There was plenty of food and I was stuffed! I would eat there again next year when I visit Louisville.

Pros: good atmosphere, good service, not a kid place

Cons: no "no smoking" area, not a kid place

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I believe this is the best restaurant in Louisville. Ramsi's has an extensive menu. You can get about anything that you want there. They are eager to help you make a choice or vary their dishes to please you. They are great about recommending entrees. My favorite entree is the Pollo Nuevo Havana chicken. This dish is fabulous. The Brie Bernadette is my favorite appetizer. The wait staff has been there for quite some time, so your service is always great. Ramsi's has a relaxed atmosphere with an eclectic twist.

5
★★★★★

I believe this is the best restaurant in Louisville. Ramsi's has an extensive menu. You can get about anything that you want there. They are eager to help you make a choice or vary their dishes to please you. They are great about recommending entrees. My favorite entree is the Pollo Nuevo Havana chicken. This dish is fabulous. The Brie Bernadette is my favorite appetizer. The wait staff has been there for quite some time, so your service is always great. Ramsi's has a relaxed atmosphere with an eclectic twist.

Pros: Great Food, Large Menu, Cozy Dining Experienc

Cons: No Reservations, Parking

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Everything on the menu is excellent and there is so much to choose from all different regions of the world! And the prices are very reasonable for all the food that you get. Awesome foccacia bread, delicious CuBean burrito, filling pasta dishes, majestic sea bass, and much more. I NEVER have room for dessert. I don't know if I have ever seen any patrons eating dessert. The food is so good and plentiful there is never any room for dessert. A unique place to take out of town guests.

5
★★★★★

Everything on the menu is excellent and there is so much to choose from all different regions of the world! And the prices are very reasonable for all the food that you get. Awesome foccacia bread, delicious CuBean burrito, filling pasta dishes, majestic sea bass, and much more. I NEVER have room for dessert. I don't know if I have ever seen any patrons eating dessert. The food is so good and plentiful there is never any room for dessert. A unique place to take out of town guests.

Pros: Lots of food, Good Value, Prompt service

Cons: No "no smoking" sect., Always crowded

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This restaurant keeps getting better. You can count on consistency with the food. The service is appropriate for the setting and they make you feel comfortable. My favorites are the stir fry (with both sauces) and tuna lo mein (a salad) It is in a great location (the one on bardstown road) and the owners have continued to enhance and make improvements.

5
★★★★★

This restaurant keeps getting better. You can count on consistency with the food. The service is appropriate for the setting and they make you feel comfortable. My favorites are the stir fry (with both sauces) and tuna lo mein (a salad) It is in a great location (the one on bardstown road) and the owners have continued to enhance and make improvements.

Pros: location, energy, food

Cons: crowded, smoking

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Ramsi's is a restaurant I enjoy going to because the menu has something for everyone. The food is always consistent and excellent! Most portions are large, but to-go boxes are always offered (it is always good the next day too!) The only draw back of the restaurant is the wait and there is not much waiting area. They have a small wine menu, 1 imported draft beer, and many bottled beers. This is not a problem due to the outstanding appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees. My husband and I would like to recommend our favorite the Pollo Nuevo Havana! I also would recommend the fried fish sandwich - it is gourmet! Do yourself a favor and try Ramsi's Cafe on the World!!

5
★★★★★

Ramsi's is a restaurant I enjoy going to because the menu has something for everyone. The food is always consistent and excellent! Most portions are large, but to-go boxes are always offered (it is always good the next day too!) The only draw back of the restaurant is the wait and there is not much waiting area. They have a small wine menu, 1 imported draft beer, and many bottled beers. This is not a problem due to the outstanding appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees. My husband and I would like to recommend our favorite the Pollo Nuevo Havana! I also would recommend the fried fish sandwich - it is gourmet! Do yourself a favor and try Ramsi's Cafe on the World!!

Pros: Great food, Good Value, Clean

Cons: Crowded, Limited seating

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If youre like me and love to stay out late, party hard, and eat well then Ramsi's Cafe On The World is the place for you. When you've been out for a few hours of fun and are ready to eat, don't go looking for bar food or 24x7 fast food. In fact why would you when you have a place like Ramsi's in town. The food is excellent (esp. for that time of night) with late hours. I often just order myself a quesadilla and a beer or two and Im ready to roll again. However, on those nights when I want a little down time Ill order a more time consuming dinner such as the chicken gorgonzola or the shrimp Creole. Go visit and have a great time which is just what you will have in Ramsi's atmosphere.

5
★★★★★

If youre like me and love to stay out late, party hard, and eat well then Ramsi's Cafe On The World is the place for you. When you've been out for a few hours of fun and are ready to eat, don't go looking for bar food or 24x7 fast food. In fact why would you when you have a place like Ramsi's in town. The food is excellent (esp. for that time of night) with late hours. I often just order myself a quesadilla and a beer or two and Im ready to roll again. However, on those nights when I want a little down time Ill order a more time consuming dinner such as the chicken gorgonzola or the shrimp Creole. Go visit and have a great time which is just what you will have in Ramsi's atmosphere.

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Servers, Not Too Expensive

Cons: Small / Crowded, Street Side Parking, Beer List is Shallow

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Very pleasant and warming. The menu is cozy and they have great comfort food.

4
★★★★☆

Very pleasant and warming. The menu is cozy and they have great comfort food.

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Late-night nibblers can stop in at this funky eatery for International cuisine ranging from Morrocan to Italian.