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Freds Chicago at Barneys New York Reviews List

Freds Chicago at Barneys New York

Fred's at Barney's New York is a modern day bistro. The brainchild of Fred Pressman, son of Barneys New York founder Barney Pressman, Fred's has something on the menu for everyone. We offer only the best ingredients and use local farm healthy foods. Whether it's our daily vegan soup, fresh pastas, Baltimore crab cakes or the nationally famous Mark's Madison Avenue salad, our guest’s appetite for taste and luxury are always satisfied. Located on the top floor of our Oak Street store boasting amazing views of Lake Michigan, Fred’s is open for lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends.
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425 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(425 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 425 reviews
5 stars
(218)
4 stars
(144)
3 stars
(39)
2 stars
(16)
1 star
(8)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for lunch(165)
  • scenic view(128)
  • neighborhood gem(112)
  • great for brunch(90)
  • fit for foodies(83)
  • good for groups(73)
Freds Chicago at Barneys New York Reviews List
Review 1 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"There are many toddlers: casual and noisy."
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2005
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Review 2 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2005
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Review 3 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2010
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Review 4 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 5 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
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Review 6 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very good but a bit pricey for lunch."
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2009
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Review 7 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2002
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2002
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2002
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Review 8 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Lovely view

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Beautiful night so we sat outdoors. Nice view. They took the lunch salads off the dinner menu but let us have them. Zucchini chips very good. Waiter was nice but not knowledgeable."
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 9 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

awesome food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"great lunch location as this was our first visit and thoroughly enjoyed it..... We enjoyed the options available and the quality was first rate. We both had different salad options but both were excellent. We will be back."
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Wonderful experience with great service and great food. View and restaurant was top notch."
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2010
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Review 11 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/24/2016
 2011
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Review 12 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
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Review 13 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2008
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Review 14 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We loved our meal and it was so reasonable. Great location,atmosphere and food."
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2008
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Review 15 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
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Review 16 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/19/2016
 2002
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Review 17 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/16/2016
 2009
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Review 19 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/13/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2014
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Review 20 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/15/2016
 2010
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Review 21 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/09/2016
 2007
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Review 22 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/04/2011
 2010
Dined on 3/04/2011
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/04/2011
 2010
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Review 23 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2008
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Review 26 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

it was just ok - it wasn't great and it wasn't bad

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Dined on 3/31/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view
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Review 27 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
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Review 28 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
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Review 29 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/02/2016
 2011
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Review 30 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/30/2016
 2012
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Review 31 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/29/2016
 2006
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Review 32 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 33 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 34 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 35 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
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Review 36 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Brunch here is my absolute favorite."
Dined on 7/12/2015
 2012
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Review 37 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2008
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Review 38 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2008
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Review 39 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/08/2016
 2010
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Review 40 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2000
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Review 41 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/16/2016
 2010
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Review 42 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 43 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OK Experience, Probably Wouldn't Go Back

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I've had better meals elsewhere. Probably the most disappointing was being corrected by the waiter as the restaurant's Open Table menu isn't consistent with the actual menu. Our group made our food choices before we ever even went to the restaurant. How the server handled this was kind of rude. I've had better food elsewhere for cheaper and probably won't go back."
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2014
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 44 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2012
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Review 45 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 46 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/10/2016
 2013
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Review 47 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 48 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/27/2016
 2008
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Review 49 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 50 for Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2008
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