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Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

High expectations got us there. Beating those high expectations will get us back there. Excellent food and service at a reasonable price.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 June 2021

Small, intimate and eclectic with great service and delicious, well prepared food. When we arrived with our reservations, there wasn't room inside but they have an outside seating area with quick service. When a table was available they moved us inside. Loved the place

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

The food was good but the bartender seemed to enjoy negatively talking about one of the prior guests. I think they should focus on providing good service and making drinks that aren’t leaking down the sides of the cups. The food was good for the...portion size and price.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

This place has great food, service and excellent drinks! Perfect place to take a first date or out with some friends.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 24 November 2019

Drinks are very good but unfortunately the staff were so rude and asked us that ordering food is a “must” to be seated

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 12 November 2019 via mobile

My wife and I were taken here by our son who lives in Durham. Logan and John are superb mixologists and they are entertaining as well! Thank you guys!! Gary.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

We tried the small plates - Cheese Mac n' Cheese with Bacon, Chive, Bread Crumb, fries and Brussels sprites and they were delicious. This place has a New Orleans ambience and the bar has a wide selection of drinks . It’s in Durham downtown and...good place to grab a cocktail and quality foodMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 18 September 2019

We stopped by here on our way to dinner and we were very pleasantly surprised. The drink we had had peaches in it and balsamic, something I never would have thought of. But oh my it was so delicious we had to have another. The...bartender was a true artist, as he took time to make the drink perfectly.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 19 August 2019

Most caprese salads have a tomato slice with a piece of mozzarella and basil on top. This was halved cherry tomatoes of various colors that had been grilled. It had burrata cheese and greens with it as well. I have never had a warm caprese...before, and this one knocked it out of the park. The flavors and colors were outstanding. The pork chop was cooked perfectly - it was thick and juicy. The grilled pineapple on top added a sweetness that was amazing. My dining companion had the Hanger Steak Frites that was seasoned well and cooked exactly as asked. The fries were thin and crispy. And, as always, an Amaretto Sour that is the best in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 14 July 2019

We stopped in for a celebratory drink after our son getting into Duke Law. The bartender was very interesting and professional. He made several unique drinks. The bar was cozy and comfortable. It was fun to watch him make drinks you can't get anywhere else.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Response from Jonesk13 | Reviewed this property |
We did not try making a reservation and had no problem getting a table both nights. Call ahead would be best.
16 October 2015|
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Response from hpnurse | Reviewed this property |
No they do not have TV's there
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5