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Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

The Grill at Poppy Ridge Golf Course offers an extensive range of menu items using the freshest, locally grown ingredients for seasonal cuisine. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Livermore Valley Wine Country and surrounding countryside from inside the restaurant or outside on our spacious patio.
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37 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(37 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 37 reviews
5 stars
(9)
4 stars
(21)
3 stars
(4)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • scenic view(25)
  • great for lunch(22)
  • great for outdoor dining(20)
  • good for groups(15)
  • great for brunch(14)
  • special occasion(8)
Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course Reviews List
Review 1 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful Staff

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our server Kayce is so wonderful. She is very attentive, friendly, and very pleasant. The view is also spectacular. The atmosphere is just so relaxing. We always love having weekend brunch at Porter's."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 2 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
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Review 3 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/01/2016
 2010
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Review 5 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/20/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 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 12/20/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 6 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2015
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
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

DID NOT DO WHAT THE SAID THEY WOULD!!!!!

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Dined on 11/27/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2015
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Review 8 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Crab was fishy....they took it off the bill....coffee was only warm....felt bad for the server as he represents a marginal kitchen...."
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2010
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Review 9 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/08/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 10 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/25/2015
 2007
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food was just ok. Will not go back, view was great

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Dined on 10/18/2015
 2004
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2004
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Server forgot the cream cheese in my son's omelette."
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2004
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 12 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/20/2015
 2015
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Review 13 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 9/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2015
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Review 14 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/05/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/30/2015
 2009
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 16 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2015
 2009
Dined on 6/20/2015
 2009
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 6/20/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Review 17 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great for lunch outdoors

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We ordered salads for lunch and they were very fresh and good. View was nice. Since this is a golf course the other tables were very noisy.
Server was very nice.
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Dined on 8/22/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 18 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

We had a very enjoyable work group lunch mid-week.

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Dined on 8/20/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/20/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My work group goes to Polly Ridge often because of the close proximity, the good food and service, and the beautiful view."
Dined on 8/20/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 19 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/19/2015
 2006
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 20 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great brunch spot. Attntve service and good food

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Dined on 8/15/2015
 2003
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 21 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/13/2015
 2014
Dined on 8/13/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/13/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 22 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/07/2015
 2010
Dined on 7/07/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/07/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 23 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Quick and efficient service and the food was good.

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Dined on 6/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 24 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/14/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/14/2015
 2015
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
"My family and I decided to try this restaurant last weekend and we were pleasantly surprised with the food and staff. The food was delicious: our eldest son ordered the country fried steak; our younger son ordered the BBQ bacon and cheddar burger; my husband ordered the House-cured New York style pastrami; and I ordered the Louisiana Rock shrimp pasta. The staff were accommodating and polite and checked on us frequently. We will be back!"
Dined on 6/14/2015
 2015
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Review 25 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/07/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 26 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Business Lunch

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I have most of my business lunches here... Especially when the weather allows siting outside overlooking the golf course. Consistently good service and food!"
Dined on 6/03/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 27 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Wonderful first experience

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Honestly, I was more taken in with the scenic view than the food. The service was nice, but the food was average. We both had hamburgers which were good, but the fries and onion rings were marginal, and reminded us of pub food. For how much the lunch cost, we expected better. The Malbec was excellent, and we had a good time catching up."
Dined on 3/04/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 28 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Our annual visit

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our group has been coming to Porter's for 4 years now. The staff always goes out of there way to make us feel welcomed and valued. It has been just right for our groups of 12-16 people. Thanks!"
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 29 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I was disappointed with the food and room. It looks like a banquet room with tables moved in for more seating."
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2007
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Review 30 for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Wine country bomb

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Dined on 12/28/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went here last Sunday after reading their reviews & scanning over the brunch menu.
The view & the French fries were the only good thing about our experience. We walked into the expansive dining room to find it near empty with a good view of Livermore valley yet the food overall was lacking. We arrived at the cutoff of brunch only to be offered their lunch menu. Too bad as we wanted brunch.
My pal ordered a bloody mary + the blue coat burger that came with optional sides, that was alright although when she was donebwith her boozy beverage the waitress neglected to ask if she wanted another
My fiance ordered the club that by no means was outstanding, mediocre at best & even though there were left overs no one wanted them leaving me with the Black Forest ham sammie that come to find out did not come with any sides as their version is served in a shallow bowl of tomato basil soup. Who wants their sammie to sit in soup to become wet? Wacky. The bizarre thing about this sammie is what they serve was only a half of it not the whole thing. Went into the restaurant hungry & left hungry.
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Dined on 12/28/2014
 2011
Special Features: scenic view
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Porter's Restaurant - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Based on the average of (7) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
7 out of 7 recommend this product
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate