Pistachio Bar & Grille

★★★★★
Delicious Food In A Fun Atmosphere! Fabulous Martini Bar.
  • 341 S Cedar Crest Blvd

    Allentown, PA 18103

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  • 610-435-7007

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This place is awful. If you want an upscale dining experience, this is not the place to go. The only good thing I have to say about the restaurant is that the atmosphere was very nice. That's it. Our waitress took forever to take our drink

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★★★★★

This place is awful. If you want an upscale dining experience, this is not the place to go. The only good thing I have to say about the restaurant is that the atmosphere was very nice. That's it. Our waitress took forever to take our drink

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After years of having one negative experience after another at this restaurant, I've kept going back because of its convenient location. But today was my last visit to an establishment where the the quality of the food is spotty at best,

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★★★★★

After years of having one negative experience after another at this restaurant, I've kept going back because of its convenient location. But today was my last visit to an establishment where the the quality of the food is spotty at best,

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I met some business associates at Pistachio's for lunch. We were impressed with the atmospere and food. The waitress and servers were very pleasant. The crowd seemed to be mostly local professionas. I highly recommend this retaurant.

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★★★★★

I met some business associates at Pistachio's for lunch. We were impressed with the atmospere and food. The waitress and servers were very pleasant. The crowd seemed to be mostly local professionas. I highly recommend this retaurant.

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will never never eat there again. I ordered a hamburger and received it 15 minutes after everybody else was served. I ate about half the burger and noticed it was totally raw inside. The sauce I put on the burger hid that fact until i

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★★★★★

will never never eat there again. I ordered a hamburger and received it 15 minutes after everybody else was served. I ate about half the burger and noticed it was totally raw inside. The sauce I put on the burger hid that fact until i

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I usually spend weekends with my friends to be relieved of the stress that we usually get from devoting long hours of work in the office and it is really refreshing to find a place where the servers have a pleasant smile on their faces

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★★★★★

I usually spend weekends with my friends to be relieved of the stress that we usually get from devoting long hours of work in the office and it is really refreshing to find a place where the servers have a pleasant smile on their faces

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I went to Pistachios for my first experience and it was the worst place I have ever been to. As soon as you walked in the door, I did not feel welcomed. Our first experience was we were there for a couple of minutes and we heard "good

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★★★★★

I went to Pistachios for my first experience and it was the worst place I have ever been to. As soon as you walked in the door, I did not feel welcomed. Our first experience was we were there for a couple of minutes and we heard "good

Pros: No Pros at all

Cons: Are the overly priced food and the Owner, Sid

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dropped in sunday, pretty much empty ordered chicken ravioli and spicy shrimp for appetizer . came back saying we only have 2 ravioli left- the shrimp were just dipped in old bay or something very salty. ordered shrimp rigatoni for

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★★★★★

dropped in sunday, pretty much empty ordered chicken ravioli and spicy shrimp for appetizer . came back saying we only have 2 ravioli left- the shrimp were just dipped in old bay or something very salty. ordered shrimp rigatoni for

Pros: location thats about it

Cons: so so food

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From the Key Lime pie to the Chocolate cake, the portions are huge! Enough to share with another person or to eat some there and take the rest home. I have been here a handful of times just to eat dessert and I end up getting something

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★★★★★

From the Key Lime pie to the Chocolate cake, the portions are huge! Enough to share with another person or to eat some there and take the rest home. I have been here a handful of times just to eat dessert and I end up getting something

Pros: Large Portions!

Cons: A little cold inside.

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I went back to Pistachios recently and found a new watering hole. This place now has not only a happy hour everyday of the week but it now has something i have never heard of. A reverse happy hour on friday and saturday nights from 10pm

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★★★★★

I went back to Pistachios recently and found a new watering hole. This place now has not only a happy hour everyday of the week but it now has something i have never heard of. A reverse happy hour on friday and saturday nights from 10pm

Pros: Open space and atmosphere

Cons: Acoustics

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Let's just say the food is good. Nice. Ok. Husband and I ordered a few Thai entrees. Drinks were nice. . BUT...

As we waited, some tables were offered artisan bread with olive oil dipping, others (read: "ours") was not. We had our

3
★★★★★

Let's just say the food is good. Nice. Ok. Husband and I ordered a few Thai entrees. Drinks were nice. . BUT...

As we waited, some tables were offered artisan bread with olive oil dipping, others (read: "ours") was not. We had our

Pros: Food is pretty good!

Cons: Service is not consistent table to table

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I had a great experience at Pistachio's last weekend. Took my family to celebrate our Mom's 75th birthday. Guests ranged in age from 22-75 and with the diverse selection of appetizers and entrees, everyone found something that they

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I had a great experience at Pistachio's last weekend. Took my family to celebrate our Mom's 75th birthday. Guests ranged in age from 22-75 and with the diverse selection of appetizers and entrees, everyone found something that they

Pros: Attentive Server - Jessica, Delicious Food.

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THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! Not only do they have POOR Service/ The manager is prejudice, inconsiderate, selfish!! I invited my daughter and a few friends for dinner there. I set the 7pm reservations.\r
When we arrived, I noticed that

3
★★★★★

THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! Not only do they have POOR Service/ The manager is prejudice, inconsiderate, selfish!! I invited my daughter and a few friends for dinner there. I set the 7pm reservations.\r
When we arrived, I noticed that

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I was in Center Valley for a team meeting (about 25 of us) and we went to dinner at Pistachio. Interestingly, the focus of our meeting was customer service and we observed the best example of POOR customer service during our dinner. Our

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I was in Center Valley for a team meeting (about 25 of us) and we went to dinner at Pistachio. Interestingly, the focus of our meeting was customer service and we observed the best example of POOR customer service during our dinner. Our

Cons: Bad food, rude manager

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Our lunch party of 10 visited for a business lunch and unfortunately we were all quite disappointed not only with our meals but the overall restaurant's experience. First issue, even though the restaurant was practically empty, our business luncheon took a very long time to be prepared and served,(over 30 minutes!). While other tables around us were offered different varieties of freshly baked multi grain breads and rolls , our larger table , on the other hand, was only given a few tiny ,(and rock hard), crustini croutons with a tad of hummus, one of which almost damaged my colleague's dental work. The overall quality of the meals were also lacking given the highly priced selections offered. We also felt the menu lacked a reasonable amount of more appropriate lunch type portion selections.Actually there was NO LUNCH MENU. Finally either a waiter or "manager" was yelling loudly at one of the cooks about an order. Highly unprofessional conduct given it happened on the restaurant floor, and not to mention, right next to our table. It was extremely embarrassing to all of us. I have been to Pistachio's many times in the past and have never had this sort of unexcusablly poor experience for any meal before in the past. So you can imagine my complete and utter disappointment and embarrassment as I had actually highly recommended this restaurant to all my business associates. My huge mistake.

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Our lunch party of 10 visited for a business lunch and unfortunately we were all quite disappointed not only with our meals but the overall restaurant's experience. First issue, even though the restaurant was practically empty, our business luncheon took a very long time to be prepared and served,(over 30 minutes!). While other tables around us were offered different varieties of freshly baked multi grain breads and rolls , our larger table , on the other hand, was only given a few tiny ,(and rock hard), crustini croutons with a tad of hummus, one of which almost damaged my colleague's dental work. The overall quality of the meals were also lacking given the highly priced selections offered. We also felt the menu lacked a reasonable amount of more appropriate lunch type portion selections.Actually there was NO LUNCH MENU. Finally either a waiter or "manager" was yelling loudly at one of the cooks about an order. Highly unprofessional conduct given it happened on the restaurant floor, and not to mention, right next to our table. It was extremely embarrassing to all of us. I have been to Pistachio's many times in the past and have never had this sort of unexcusablly poor experience for any meal before in the past. So you can imagine my complete and utter disappointment and embarrassment as I had actually highly recommended this restaurant to all my business associates. My huge mistake.

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Our lunch party of 10 visited for a business lunch and unfortunately we \r
were all quite disappointed not only with our meals but the overall \r
restaurant's experience. \r
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First issue, even though the restaurant was practically

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Our lunch party of 10 visited for a business lunch and unfortunately we \r
were all quite disappointed not only with our meals but the overall \r
restaurant's experience. \r
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First issue, even though the restaurant was practically

Pros: Large menu selections

Cons: Service, long wait for meals, overpriced and ala carte everything

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We sit and wait for a 'while' at least 10 minutes as wait staff whiz by. We had already eaten, so we werent in a hurry to order and chatted happily. We both made eye-contact with servers and the owners. My companions family owned

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We sit and wait for a 'while' at least 10 minutes as wait staff whiz by. We had already eaten, so we werent in a hurry to order and chatted happily. We both made eye-contact with servers and the owners. My companions family owned

Pros: Parking, Wait staff

Cons: The SYD, noise, big-time attitudes in a Pennsyltucky area

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Believe what you read on here. i was personally touched by the "prince" on Friday night. Call him Syd, Sid, Psycho, Satan, Creep, Mentally Ill, whatever you want........he will always have a place in my heart. For in this down-turned

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Believe what you read on here. i was personally touched by the "prince" on Friday night. Call him Syd, Sid, Psycho, Satan, Creep, Mentally Ill, whatever you want........he will always have a place in my heart. For in this down-turned

Pros: The Staff, parking, location

Cons: The SYD, noise, big-time attitudes in a Pennsyltucky area

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Alright, i worked at Pistacho for a while and i agree with what everyone else has to say. Sid is psycho and really is a horrible person. His wife Lynn is just as bad shes nice to your face and then goes and tells Sid if youre not doing

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Alright, i worked at Pistacho for a while and i agree with what everyone else has to say. Sid is psycho and really is a horrible person. His wife Lynn is just as bad shes nice to your face and then goes and tells Sid if youre not doing

Pros: food, servers

Cons: price, SID, LYNN

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We arrived at this restaurant excited, not having been here for about a year or so, there were three of us - we were told the wait would be about 40-50 minutes. About an hour and 15 minutes later, we were seated at a table that had been

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We arrived at this restaurant excited, not having been here for about a year or so, there were three of us - we were told the wait would be about 40-50 minutes. About an hour and 15 minutes later, we were seated at a table that had been

Pros: vast menu

Cons: service, food, cleanliness

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As in the previous reviews, the owner kills this place. As a former employee, he used to tell us to post on city search and dine dot com to up the overall rating because they were so bad. His own secretary told us to keep our slips

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★★★★★

As in the previous reviews, the owner kills this place. As a former employee, he used to tell us to post on city search and dine dot com to up the overall rating because they were so bad. His own secretary told us to keep our slips

Pros: The servers

Cons: Everything else

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I used to work at this dump, and honestly, if mediocre, overpriced food, a psychologically toxic atmosphere, and abusive and uncaring customer service are your bag, you've found your own personal purgatory for masochists. i have witnessed

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I used to work at this dump, and honestly, if mediocre, overpriced food, a psychologically toxic atmosphere, and abusive and uncaring customer service are your bag, you've found your own personal purgatory for masochists. i have witnessed

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There when it opened...\r
I have been visting this place since its inception and I have noticed constant trends. While the menu changed throughout the years, the overall direction has never improved. It wasn't until I noticed these

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There when it opened...\r
I have been visting this place since its inception and I have noticed constant trends. While the menu changed throughout the years, the overall direction has never improved. It wasn't until I noticed these

Pros: location

Cons: ownership, price

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i work at pistashios. i love the people i work with, the food is generally amazing( when the chefs are in charge of doing it themselves) and its a great place to hang out. the managers, ALL of them, are out for the best interests of the

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i work at pistashios. i love the people i work with, the food is generally amazing( when the chefs are in charge of doing it themselves) and its a great place to hang out. the managers, ALL of them, are out for the best interests of the

Pros: great food, great servers, great staff, great ambience

Cons: SID AND HIS WIFE

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I agree with the other two people who commented about the owner. I have been there several times and witnessed him acting completly nuts! He should be banned from the resturant. With out him the experience would have been much better. The

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★★★★★

I agree with the other two people who commented about the owner. I have been there several times and witnessed him acting completly nuts! He should be banned from the resturant. With out him the experience would have been much better. The

Pros: outside seating

Cons: owner

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This is the worst place to go. I have been in there several times and everytime I have been there the owner has been there either cursing at someone or throwing things around. I mean, please, this is not how you treat your staff or

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★★★★★

This is the worst place to go. I have been in there several times and everytime I have been there the owner has been there either cursing at someone or throwing things around. I mean, please, this is not how you treat your staff or

Cons: the owner

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I was in Pistachios about a month ago and was very unsatisfied with the quality of the food, service and atomesphere! I walked in and was totally ignored by the hostess. She was too busy texting on her cell phone to notice me standing there for about 3 mins. When she finally noticed me I told her there were going to be 2 people and that I wanted to sit and have a drink while I waited for my guest. She let out a HMPH! and sat me. I heard her tell the waitress that I was waiting for someone and that I wanted a drink. My server was this girl with alot of red hair and she seemed to have an attitude when she came to the table like I was interupting whatever she was doing. I ordered my drink and she asked if I wanted to get an appetizer I told her I was waiting for someone and drink would suffice till my guest arrived. When my guest arrived about 15 mins later we sat there for about another 15 mins till she got back to get his drink order. We decided to get an appetizer and ordered a Quesidilla. And then we also ordered the Bistro Steak Rare and Cajun Fettucini. The appetizer took about 30 miins to come to the table. I heard her yelling to the cooks about it cause apparently our entrees had come up in the window before the appetizer was even done. I don't work in a restaurant but isn't there such a thing as timing??? Don't these cooks communicate with one another????
When our appeitizer came to the table it was alright temperature wise which you think if it came right out of the over it would be hotter. She then brought our entrees about 10 mins later and my rare Bistro was well done and my friends Cajun fettucini was ice cold. She never came back to see how our food was till she was ready to drop the check. We asked for to go containers cause I could not even eat my steak cause it was like shoe leather. I told her this when she came back for our dessert order and she told the manager or owner not sure who he was.. He was this guy with glasses short and looked like he had not washed his hair in a week!
I heard him say that he was not going to do anything about it. That we were just trying to get our food for free and that if they don't like it then they can go elsewhere. What kind of manager or owner would say that out loud in the middle of the restuarant? I reluctantly paid my bill and went on my way. I will never eat there again and I really don't reccommend the place to anyone.

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I was in Pistachios about a month ago and was very unsatisfied with the quality of the food, service and atomesphere! I walked in and was totally ignored by the hostess. She was too busy texting on her cell phone to notice me standing there for about 3 mins. When she finally noticed me I told her there were going to be 2 people and that I wanted to sit and have a drink while I waited for my guest. She let out a HMPH! and sat me. I heard her tell the waitress that I was waiting for someone and that I wanted a drink. My server was this girl with alot of red hair and she seemed to have an attitude when she came to the table like I was interupting whatever she was doing. I ordered my drink and she asked if I wanted to get an appetizer I told her I was waiting for someone and drink would suffice till my guest arrived. When my guest arrived about 15 mins later we sat there for about another 15 mins till she got back to get his drink order. We decided to get an appetizer and ordered a Quesidilla. And then we also ordered the Bistro Steak Rare and Cajun Fettucini. The appetizer took about 30 miins to come to the table. I heard her yelling to the cooks about it cause apparently our entrees had come up in the window before the appetizer was even done. I don't work in a restaurant but isn't there such a thing as timing??? Don't these cooks communicate with one another????
When our appeitizer came to the table it was alright temperature wise which you think if it came right out of the over it would be hotter. She then brought our entrees about 10 mins later and my rare Bistro was well done and my friends Cajun fettucini was ice cold. She never came back to see how our food was till she was ready to drop the check. We asked for to go containers cause I could not even eat my steak cause it was like shoe leather. I told her this when she came back for our dessert order and she told the manager or owner not sure who he was.. He was this guy with glasses short and looked like he had not washed his hair in a week!
I heard him say that he was not going to do anything about it. That we were just trying to get our food for free and that if they don't like it then they can go elsewhere. What kind of manager or owner would say that out loud in the middle of the restuarant? I reluctantly paid my bill and went on my way. I will never eat there again and I really don't reccommend the place to anyone.

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I agree with the person who wrote the Owner Needs Manners. I have been going off and on to Pistachios ever since they opened about 11 years ago. When they first opened the food and service was really good. But since then it has majorly

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I agree with the person who wrote the Owner Needs Manners. I have been going off and on to Pistachios ever since they opened about 11 years ago. When they first opened the food and service was really good. But since then it has majorly

Pros: Parking

Cons: Owner

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I visited Pistachios last Thursday night with some girlfriends of mine and was pleasantly surprised when arriving. We were seated promptly on their outside patio, and greeted with a complementary appetizer sampler. Their menu varies from

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I visited Pistachios last Thursday night with some girlfriends of mine and was pleasantly surprised when arriving. We were seated promptly on their outside patio, and greeted with a complementary appetizer sampler. Their menu varies from

Pros: Atmosphere, Extensive Specials, vast martinis

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My husband and I visited Pistachios this past week. Not only was the food great, but the service amazing. We were greeted with the hostesses and smiles on their faces, and when asked if we could sit at a booth they did everything they

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My husband and I visited Pistachios this past week. Not only was the food great, but the service amazing. We were greeted with the hostesses and smiles on their faces, and when asked if we could sit at a booth they did everything they

Pros: friendly, sophisticated, fun, clean

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I VISITED THIS RESTUARANT ABOUT TWO DAYS AGO. THE EXPERIENCE STARTED OFF REAL NICE UNTIL THE OWNER/MANAGER MADE HIMSELF KNOWN. THERE WAS A COMPUTER PROBLEM APPARENTLY AND HE WAS LOUD AND RUDE TO HIS EMPLOYEES. I WITNESS HIM BELITTLE

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I VISITED THIS RESTUARANT ABOUT TWO DAYS AGO. THE EXPERIENCE STARTED OFF REAL NICE UNTIL THE OWNER/MANAGER MADE HIMSELF KNOWN. THERE WAS A COMPUTER PROBLEM APPARENTLY AND HE WAS LOUD AND RUDE TO HIS EMPLOYEES. I WITNESS HIM BELITTLE

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I have just recently been introduced to this restaurant. I have nothing but positive things to say. I enjoy the food here, especially their salads. The staff always has a smile on their face and willing to greet you. They try and get

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★★★★★

I have just recently been introduced to this restaurant. I have nothing but positive things to say. I enjoy the food here, especially their salads. The staff always has a smile on their face and willing to greet you. They try and get

Pros: easy parking and great staffing service

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This place has gone way down hill over the last few years. We stopped eating there a year ago but went tonight when someone gave us a gift certificate. We ordered our food to go, and ate it about 10 minutes after picking it, as we live

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This place has gone way down hill over the last few years. We stopped eating there a year ago but went tonight when someone gave us a gift certificate. We ordered our food to go, and ate it about 10 minutes after picking it, as we live

Pros: Parking

Cons: Food

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Call ahead to get your name on the list for seating, especially on weekends. The basic menu is very good, but the specials are usually amazing. Martini list and ice cream drinks are great! Salads are big and can fill you up. Pasta and

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★★★★★

Call ahead to get your name on the list for seating, especially on weekends. The basic menu is very good, but the specials are usually amazing. Martini list and ice cream drinks are great! Salads are big and can fill you up. Pasta and

Pros: Menu Variety, Excellent Specials, Good Bread

Cons: Waiting Time, Reservations for >4, Slow Bar Service

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Not the great, but OK. If you want to make a reservation for less than four, tough luck. You are put on a prefered waiting list. Food is so so. Lots to choose from, but none great. If you don't want to go to Fridays or eat at

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★★★★★

Not the great, but OK. If you want to make a reservation for less than four, tough luck. You are put on a prefered waiting list. Food is so so. Lots to choose from, but none great. If you don't want to go to Fridays or eat at

Pros: Many menu choices, Good drinks, hip decor

Cons: LOUD, so so food

 

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