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Pigeonhole, Calgary, AB

Pigeonhole

4.8
4.8
1665 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Dining Bar
Join the flock. Dine on eclectic shareables, imbibe an ever-changing drink list, and groove to a diverse vinyl collection in a buzzing service driven space.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Dining Bar, European, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 10:30 am–1:00 am Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 452-4694
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Merritt Gordon
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    2nd St
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • Afternoon Snack Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.,Sat - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Afternoon imbibery with a condensed food menu focused on light bites and seafood.

  • Late Night Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 10:00 p.m. - 12:45 a.m.
    Indulge on half priced bottles of wine, and buck a shuck oysters during our buzzing and boisterous late night happy hour. Available on Friday and Saturday evenings after 10:00pm.

What 1,665 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

1,665 Reviews
  1. MaPecks

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is a great twist on some classic dishes! Portion sizes are very large, so everything we had was shareable. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wines. They played vinyl records! Great place to go of your looking for a unique food experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, our server Eva was amazing with her professionalism and suggestions. Would def go back!
    PigeonholeResponded on May 8, 2024
    We strongly believe that hospitality is something that happens for you, rather than to you! Eva is the embodiment of that. You're kind review means a lot to us, and thank you. Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  3. MarieChristine

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food. Great service. The charred cabbage was amazing
    PigeonholeResponded on May 8, 2024
    Marie! Thanks for taking the time to leave us your beautiful words of kindness. Our lives would be meaningless without the Charred Cabbage. :) Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food amazing, service outstanding, atmosphere great, not too loud
    PigeonholeResponded on May 5, 2024
    Ahoy! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to leave us such great feedback. You're the bees knees! Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  5. RebeccaK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Food, great atmosphere although somewhat noisy. Delicious cocktails.
    PigeonholeResponded on May 5, 2024
    Rockin Rebecca! I am over the moon that you had a good time! We hope to see you again sometime soon. Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  6. Local

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Food and service was wonderful, we will be back for sure
    PigeonholeResponded on May 12, 2024
    I am ecstatic that you had a great time! We have a small and mighty little team that is passionate about what they do! Please come back any time. Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  7. ACH92

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed brunch at Pigeonhole thoroughly. The menu was creative and the service was great. As there were 4 of us we had a great cross-section of items from the brunch menu. The souffléd pancakes with orange infused syrup and, and the smoked mackeral benny was equally enjoyable. In short the food was great. If there was any complaint it would be that the music was a wee bit loud and made conversation a bit of a challenge.
    PigeonholeResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thanks for taking the time to write such kind words! Sharing is highly recommended with our indulgent menu. It can be a fine line between craving another bite and reaching max capacity. :) I am glad you had a great time, and your feedback goes a long way towards making us our best selves! Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  8. Jade

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food here! We tried a bit of everything and all of the choices had great presentation and taste. The service here is amazing though, constant attention, fast clearing and a shout out to Justin for being attentive and funny!
    PigeonholeResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thank for taking the time to leave us some positive feedback Jade! Justin sets the standard for hospitality here at Pigeonhole and we appreciate him deeply. I am glad that you do as well. Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great waitstaff
    PigeonholeResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! You taking the time to leave us positive feedback keeps air in the tires! Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  10. HollyS

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful server, she was funny. The brunch food was awesome and it was not too loud. Very enjoyable with out of town friends. We were a group of six and had a few cocktails, which were great. 
    PigeonholeResponded on May 1, 2024
    Holly! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Your leisure is our pleasure!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best beef tartar in the city. Service is exceptional.
    PigeonholeResponded on April 20, 2024
    Thanks for taking the time to review us! Hospitality is the reality here at Pigeonhole. Your server Justin has a kind and calm heart that forms the core of our passionate little team. Hope to see you again soon. Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  12. Crystalmall

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cabbage and hot dogs were great. Cocktails were well done. Main courses (Chicken Schnitzel and pasta were small for family style and salty.
    PigeonholeResponded on April 24, 2024
    Hi Crystal! Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We work hard to make sure every guest leaves happy, and while it seems we did a few things well, we missed the mark on some of our main dishes for you that evening. We'd love to have another chance at hosting you, and show why our Schnitzel and our other Large Plates have been a main stay for us for a number of years. If you'd like to share more feedback or book a reservation directly through me, please reach out at csuart@pigeonholeyyc.ca . I'd be happy to assist in anyway! Thanks again for your time and all the best! Connor Suart - Manager, Pigeonhole

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  13. JayV

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drink, and service were all amazing! Waiter provided great recommendations and we ended up sharing 4 small plates and 1 large plates between 4 people. This provided more than enough food and we all left satisfied! My favourite dish was the charred cabbage!
    PigeonholeResponded on April 19, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review Jay! We appreciate the kind words! Can't go wrong with our classic Charred Cabbage, one of the reasons I applied to work here in the first place! Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Connor S. - Manager

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  14. CarlieP

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always awesome! Food and service always on point. Fave spot in the city
    PigeonholeResponded on April 19, 2024
    Thank you so much Carlie! We're so happy to hear we're your number 1! Can't wait to host you again soon. All the best, Connor S. - Manager

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always top-notch. The chicken schnitzel is one of my favourite dishes ever.

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  16. Ldj204

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Calgary absolutely! Service and hospitality were great. Food was amazing!
    PigeonholeResponded on April 7, 2024
    Thanks Dean! Your kind words mean more than you know. We are a small and passionate little team here at Pigeonhole and it's a great thing for it to be recognized. Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  17. JerVanD

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food and the service is great! I always enjoy coming.
    PigeonholeResponded on April 7, 2024
    Thanks for the review! Your kind words are very much appreciated. Here's a haiku for you: In the restaurants light, Flavors dance with pure delight, Reviews soar in flight. Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Justin was awesome- super attentive and knowledgeable about the menus. The food was great- stands outs were the beef tartare and scallops crudo. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner, thank you!
    PigeonholeResponded on April 5, 2024
    Ill pass your feedback on to Justin! He's an all-star! Thanks for your kind words. Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service. Food, and ambiance were great as well!
    PigeonholeResponded on April 4, 2024
    Thanks Anonymous! Real recognizes real, and we super appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  20. Tourist

    Calgary

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great oysters and French fries with aioli. Cabbage salad had a nice charred flavour but smothered in cream sauce. Beef tartare was oddly also smothered in cream sauce. Next time, we will ask for only half the saucing to unhide the star of the dish. Wine list is eclectic and reasonably priced. Kudos to the bar for having many sherries on the list. Perfect for the sharing items on this menu.
    PigeonholeResponded on April 4, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! And we are very glad you enjoyed your time. Our wine list changes almost weekly as well, so we hopefully will have some fresh fun for you next time! Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favourite restaurant in Calgary! The cabbage keeps us coming back.

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  22. CCook

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pigeonhole was participating in a Calgary initiative to prepare a reasonably priced full course meal. We opted to try the 3 course meal and it was a great experience. The food was delicious and they were able to adjust in order to allow me to participate even though I have celiac disease. They have an unusual wine list and at first the wine was weird but once the food arrived, the wine paired well. A very unique food experience with seasoned staff .

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  23. JILLIAN

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the YYC taste experience. Super tasty. Great cocktail and services.

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  24. PatsyM

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu items and great service! Will head back for their late night Happy Hour on the weekends!

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  25. JenniferL

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy it here. Service, drinks and food are fantastic.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and super cool vibe inside this restaurant. Music was a little loud and didn’t really match the very cool decor but otherwise great!

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  27. maddyb

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks! Nice ambiance with music and experience overall! The steak frites and the beef tartare were the highlights

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love dinner at Pigeon Hole! Though we miss the burrata dish, everything was delicious!

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  29. ABalko

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service. I will continue to come back.

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  30. AbrilP

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing. Super consistent, lovely food and service.

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  31. LenaZ

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for yet another amazing meal. We brought a friend for the first time who isn’t able to come out because she has a doctor ordered diet that is very restrictive. Thank you thank you for not only accepting her restrictions but even giving her options. She was so impressed and so happy to have such good service and she absolutely loved the salmon you made her - she said it was the best she’d ever had. We really appreciate that you gave her such a wonderful experience! (Our meal was fabulous as well!)

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful experience at Pigeonhole. Food, service, recommendations for beverage pairings are top. I love this spot. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  33. Sheppie

    Calgary

    302 reviews

    5.0

    302 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time..wont be the last..amazing food and service.. Great wine selection, awesome cocktail menu as well.

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  34. KelseyM

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grace was our server- she was lovely. Had the avant gard cocktail which was perfectly well balanced and refreshing. Don’t miss the hot dog, broccolini or maple cake. Highly recommend and would come again!

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  35. JenniferA

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, great service! I didn't love our seats - we were right by the pay station and door to the washrooms.

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  36. DavidM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't wait to go back. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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  37. ChowdownYYC

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delight dining here! Service and food on point. Staff are knowledgeable about wine, and attentive.
    PigeonholeResponded on April 4, 2024
    ChowdownYYC, thank you for your kind words. You lift our spirits more than you know! Gabriel Jaques, Assistant General Manager

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  38. JessicaK

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff was friendly, the food was good and I had the opportunity to catch up with an old friend.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff all around. So friendly. Food is fantastic and good portions. The bartender making the cocktails is a wizard!

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  40. RussellB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, great staff, we always have the best time sitting at the bar. Nice to see some same staff from the last few years, a sign it’s well run. One of our fave restaurants in town

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Pigeonhole is rated 4.8 stars by 1665 OpenTable diners.

Pigeonhole does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Pigeonhole

306 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    2nd St
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 10:30 am–1:00 am Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Dining Bar, European, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Merritt Gordon
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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