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El Dorado Kitchen, Sonoma, CA
El Dorado Kitchen, Sonoma, CA
El Dorado Kitchen, Sonoma, CA
El Dorado Kitchen, Sonoma, CA
El Dorado Kitchen, Sonoma, CA

El Dorado Kitchen

4.7
4.7
5124 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
El Dorado Kitchen serves award-winning cuisine crafted with local, seasonal ingredients from Executive Chef Armando Navarro. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and on Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Join us in the main dining room, front corner café, on the tree-lined outdoor patio, our cozy bar, or in our private dining room. Corkage Policy: $25 for the first two 750 ml bottles and $50 for each additional 750 ml bottles.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 66 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Mon–Fri 11:30 am–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 3:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (707) 996-3030
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Armando Navarro
  • Neighbourhood
    Sonoma
  • Cross Street
    West Spain Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking is suggested. Around the plaza there is a three hour limit: 9am to 5pm.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Californian

  • Wine Country

    Most Booked

5,124 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat here a lot since we’re locals. The bread on my crab sandwich was stale so I didn’t eat it. I mentioned it to the server and she took our ice teas off the check. She really should have taken the sandwich off. I worked in restaurants for 20 years and that would have been the way to correct the issue.

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  2. NancyM

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch on the patio couldnt be nicer…attentive service, pleasant noise level compared to indoor seating. The beef hash and the huevos ranchero both delicious but the omelette not particularily interesting. Nice light red wine server recommended was just the right choice. This is our first choice restaurant in Sonoma, 2-3 times a year.

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  3. KathleenC

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful patio setting. Our server was great. Wine a bit overpriced but was a wonderful lunch.

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  4. MichaelM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We heard about this location from our Airbnb host, and it did not disappoint. Everything was excellent. Staff was attentive. Drinks were excellent. Food was fantastic. The paella dish and risotto dish were cooked perfectly. I will be stopping again the next time I am in Sonoma

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  5. BruceC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As regular patrons, we consider the food and service to always be superior.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the waiter super attentive, and we loved the patio. We will come back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love EDK ! Go here for special events and just whenever we can ♥️✨️ Celebrated our 3 year Anniversary ♥️

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was, by far, the best meal we had in Sonoma. The Paella was packed with seafood and just the right amount of rice.

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  9. CatJat

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter struggled but tried to keep correcting - gave us wrong menus (dinner rather than lunch), forgot to put in brussel sprouts appetizer to serve before main, asked to split the check 1/3-2/3 and brought us the wrong checks from another table. We left a 20% tip because he was really trying and nice and attentive. Always excellent food - shrimp tacos and tostado. Excellent raw oysters.

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  10. RitaB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great and the food was delicious. Out waiter had great recommendations.

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  11. auds

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s one of our favorites, never disappoints. Great food excellent service and nice ambiance and prime location on the square.

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  12. Michele

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server suggested the rib eye special and the paella to split between the four of us and it was amazing! A really great first dinner in Sonoma County.

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  13. Donna

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, generous portions. If the weather is good, the patio is lovely.

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  14. michaelP

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Space looks great, comfortable and warm, we met for briunch on a busy Saturday. Ordered short rib hash and wasnt dissapointed. flavorful, savory and delicious, poaced egg really set it off. Chopped salad was great, fresh and flavorful. Nothing special, but very good food, service was a little slow, but the food made up for it. Ill be back

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  15. RoseN

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious. I would 100% come back here. Our server was attentive and our busser was very kind. The carpaccio and the burrata were our group favorite.

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  16. flano

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a fun place to have dinner and our server, Daniel was amazing. We loaded up on appetizers, as there are so many great choices.Wagyu beef carpaccio was our favorite. Then we shared entrees which were great, and the berry crisp was the perfect ending. We were there almost three hours, so relaxing, and felt so much at home. Love this place🤙🏼

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  17. Veronica

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The space is very nice as well. Definitely a must when in Sonoma.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always have an amazing experience here! We love to go here whenever we are in Sonoma

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  19. Napkins2020

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First off, all the servers were great - welcoming, happy, efficient, professional yet unpretentious. Our main server gave us a number of specials, provided insight on some of the menu items, and told us what items might be considered their signature or more popular dishes. For the table of 4, we shared the shishito peppers - great flavor, nicely grilled, and a generous portion. We then moved on to the beet salad - very fresh arugula, plentiful amount of beets, was we were able to mix the salad incorporating the Cojita cheese, along with the grapefruit slices and the candied walnut pieces. We also shared the Focaccia and cornbread plate. Our friends, who love cornbread, were disappointed in the amount of tiny little slices of cornbread. For the entrees, our friends shared the Short Rib plate. They were very pleased with the Chef taking the time to divvy the 1 order onto 2 separate plates for them. They found the meat to be very tender, cooked perfectly, and very tasty. My husband I shared the Paella. We loved it - the yellow rice was cooked perfectly and the rice at the bottom of the pan was lightly toasted giving it a nice light crunch. The seafood was perfectly cooked with 6 mussels, 4 large shrimps, a grilled piece of salmon, and numerous tender rings of calamari. It was finished with a generous portion of chorizo pieces. Paella can tend to be dry at some restaurants, but this one was done perfectly. All in all, we left very happy and pleasantly satisfied having had a great meal. Definitely on our return list!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Hank was a great waiter. The oyster Rockefeller were good. Good cocktails!

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  21. DavidG

    Berlin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been enjoying El Dorado Kitchen ever since it was Piatti. The seafood paella is a favorite. We tried the pasta for the first time and it was excellent. It is one of the gems on Sonoma Square.

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  22. MichaelD

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch at EDK. Good wine list, and entree selection. As always, the food was delicious and service on point!

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  23. MarkV

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fantastic service. First time here and will be back

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  24. sallyforth

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Spencer, was “MIA” the entire evening. We were seated at 6:30 and at 6:50 we had to ask someone who our server was. She finally showed up and took our drink order After bringing our drinks she disappeared for another 45 minutes. We had to ask other servers/employees to find her for us. She seemed totally unconcerned by this and never even apologized. Once we ordered, our food was brought to us by back waiters in a timely fashion. We again had to ask someone to find her when we wanted to pay the check. Unacceptable. Won’t go back even though the food was excellent.
    El Dorado KitchenResponded on April 5, 2024
    Dear Sally, We sincerely apologize for the experience you encountered during your recent visit. Providing attentive and courteous service is a top priority for us, and it's clear we fell short of that standard during your evening. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we will address this matter with our team to ensure such lapses do not occur in the future. We appreciate your acknowledgment of our excellent food, and we hope for the opportunity to regain your trust in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. El Dorado Kitchen Management

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  25. MarianneG

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Sam was outstanding. He was very personable & responsive. The entire waiter staff team were great. You have an amazing & wonderful crew there. As Sonoma locals we have been dining at the Eldorado Kitchen ever since it opened. We always enjoy our meals there & it remains one of our favorite places to dine. We have never been disappointed & plan to continue to have many more meals there.

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  26. BZ24

    San Francisco

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience. Great Food and excellent service. Always consistent. Had Easter breakfast and all 4 diners were very happy with the selections, perfectly cooked eggs and tasty waffles!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked El Dorado Kitchen for lunch on March 30 to celebrate my birthday. I picked the restaurant due to seeing gluten free items on the menu, since I’m Celiac. Unfortunately the brunch menu had few options and even fewer substitutions available to make an item gluten free. I ordered an omelette and pan fried potatoes. No dessert - since there were no gluten free option. Overall impression of food: Disappointing food options Positives: I like the look of the restaurant decor, and the table was clean and neat. Challenges: The service was not great. We were seated at 11:00am, and the hosts were very pleasant. As other people came in after us, we saw them get seated and have someone approach with water. We sat for 9 minutes before anyone approached with water, and then we sat another 5-6 minutes before the server arrived to take a drink order. One of the drinks spilled on the server’s tray. He set it down without a napkin and got our table wet with the sugary drink. He never came back to clean it up or offer a napkin. It’s the little things that make a customer feel like they’re in a high end restaurant, and I didn’t get a high end experience from the servers.

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  28. JulieM

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We very much enjoyed our meal and our server was extremely knowledgeable about the wine list and the menu. It was a crowded Friday night but not unpleasantly so. And the birthday dessert I asked for for my friend was perfect. Our only complaint was a steak dish served charbroiled and flaming. When servers brought this entree to diners, the restaurant was filled with acrid smoke. Most unpleasant and seems wrong for an indoor space.

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  29. Greg

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We go to El Dorado for special occasions. Although the environment is not white table cloth, we do enjoy its warm casual ambience. The food and service is generally excellent, and they now offer vegan selections. This time we noticed a significant increase in prices and not every table was occupied on a Friday night, so we will be back albeit less frequently.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Kobe, was excellent! The food is great. It’s an excellent value considering the quality of the food and its location right on the square. Keep doing what you are doing!

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  31. abby

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    David is an exceptional waiter. Bravo! had a lovely evening with 9 people and David took superb care of all of us. food was great. twas really loud though

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  32. StephenP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EDK is always perfect. The food, the wine list, the staff -- all are great.

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  33. ForrestC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal and phenomenal service. Our server, Sam, gave great recommendations and was super personable. He really made our experience enjoyable.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m never disappointed with the food, beverages and ambience.

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  35. BrianM

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place, whether it's in the main dining room or sitting at the bar. Good menu with something for everyone. Food has always been spot on. There are plenty of good options with wine and cocktails. Service is consistently good. Thanks to the team for another good food experience.

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  36. FunFoodie

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was lovely, as usual - cocktails were great (they have a freeway cocktail program). The ambiance is always nice and food service was good: EDK has the food service model down (with the exception of the host staff, who need more training, but most of those high-turnover positions usually do).

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  37. ilcalabrese

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Duff, was amazing! The food, was, as usual, superb!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meals and services are always excellent at the El Dorado Kitchen.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I'll start with the positive...the ambiance and staff are pretty great. Now, the negative...l'm hoping tonight was an off-night, due to the disappointment of our dishes. I ordered the filet mignon (medium rare) and my partner ordered the Paella. The food came fast, but my steak was rare and lacked any real seasoning (let's just say Outback Steakhouse-Victorian center cut filet is wayyyyyy better-less chewy and way more flavor). I'm not one to send food back, so I suffered through it but l'd expect better. Also, the carrot purée tasted like baby food, so I couldn't stand to eat it (having 3 kids...no way). My partners paella came out dry, no sauce.....basically just cooked rice with some flavorless seafood dumped on top. We thought the dessert (churros) would be better. Hoped for the best but their fryer must be too hot because the inside was completely raw. The outside was crispy and delicious, but inside was all dough. Such a disappointment. We paid a lot of $$$ for such a disappointment. I'm hoping this is an off-night, but man....i had high hopes.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great al fresco dinjng in the courtyard. Light fare that is always good

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El Dorado Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 5124 OpenTable diners.

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 66 times today
Google Map for El Dorado Kitchen

405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    West Spain Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Sonoma
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Mon–Fri 11:30 am–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 3:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking is suggested. Around the plaza there is a three hour limit: 9am to 5pm.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Armando Navarro
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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