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Smoky Rose, Dallas, TX
Smoky Rose, Dallas, TX
Smoky Rose, Dallas, TX
Smoky Rose, Dallas, TX
Smoky Rose, Dallas, TX

Smoky Rose

4.6
4.6
1613 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Whereas traditional Tex-Mex uses a Santa Maria Grill, Tex-Que derives from our offset Smoker to cook all of our proteins and incorporate them into our inclusive menu. Smoky Rose offers all of the Texas staples from our top rated Brisket Queso, to our delicious smoked Brisket Tacos. We have it all - made fresh in our scratch kitchen. Bring your furry friends to our dog park and enjoy the beautiful weather at our patio with live music every weekend. Located right across from the Dallas Arboretum.

Address: 8602 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX 75218.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 116 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tex-Mex, Barbecue, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (469) 776-5655
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Rolando García
  • Catering
    We offer large to-go orders in any format, please call the restaurant to place your order: (469) 776-5655.<br /><br />To schedule an especially large catering order, please contact Isabella De Lise at isabella@smokyrose.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Smoky Rose offers various private dining spaces throughout the restaurant. Whether you are looking for a private indoor room or a spacious outdoor space, we have the perfect location for your special celebration.
  • Private party contact
    Isabella De Lise: (945) 251-6226
  • Neighborhood
    Lakewood / White Rock Lake
  • Cross street
    Garland Rd and Lakeland Dr
  • Parking details
    We have a private parking lot located at our main entrance and complimentary valet during dinner hours.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dallas

    Kid-friendly

  • Dallas

    Great for outdoor dining

1,613 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance, and sadly that’s it. Unfortunately it seems like it’s too big of an operation to deliver on good food and beverages. Received a horrible margarita, and food order came out incorrectly. Throughout our visit, dirty dish carts were constantly roaming and standing around which was incredibly unappetizing. Valet drivers were driving dangerously fast. Was hoping this would be our new spot and am really disappointed. Won’t be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived 15 mins early from our reservation time, and got seated at 1:30 which was our scheduled time, which is fine. We got seated, took 15 minutes to finally see our waiter, I had to let the hostess know in order to see anyone! Table behind us got seated a few minutes after us, and was greeted and received waters way before we did. It was obvious that the gentleman who was our waiter was overwhelmed. We understand it was prime time for when we arrived but a simple hi, I’ll be right with you would have been nice.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful outdoor seating shrimp tacos were the best!

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  4. denopotter

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service excellent food great value fur quality of prep

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food tasted great, the drinks were hit or miss. But the patio is perfect.

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  6. chrisc

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of four and we all enjoyed our brunch. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive and made sure we all were happy with our food and drinks.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn’t get our table until 15 minutes after our reservation time. Our waitress never put in our appetizer. The main meal and drinks were good. Complementary valet was very slow to get our car… like people kept showing up after us but were getting their cars before us.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service, weather was great and were able to be seated on the patio

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was very good. However, I would not order the chicken enchiladas again. The tortillas were dry and the chicken was too! There were six of us and everyone else really enjoyed what they got! It was a little chaotic when it came time to leave and we had to wait over 15 minutes to get our car from the valet. On a beautiful day like today, they probably should’ve had a few more parkers. That being said we will definitely go back.

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  10. Nadamfoodie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the brisket nachos! I'm not a huge fan of brisket in general, but love the brisket nachos at Smokey Rose!!

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  11. PamelaB

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff person was not friendly and seemed preoccupied. She seemed to rush us or wanting us to finish so she could do something else. The atmosphere of the restaurant was nice.

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  12. BrentM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere and service. Waitress was very attentive and friendly. On the other hand food wasn’t all that. It was good but lacking on flavor for the money spent. We’ve paid half the price and gotten twice the flavor elsewhere. We will try again though when it’s warm enough to experience the patio seating.

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  13. KeriJ

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was cold however the patio was nice and warm. Such a great way to spend a cold winters night.

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  14. JadeV

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was amazing! server was great, definitely going back.

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  15. jiller

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Smoky Rose is an excellent restaurant with a great atmosphere. Try the jalapeño popper, you won’t be disappointed.

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  16. RonC

    Dallas

    135 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a very good restaurant for barbecue. The ribs are fantastic. The patio is wonderful. Cozy and cool. No free parking. Always a wonderful time.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and atmosphere. Took my pug with us to enjoy the large outdoor area. Absolutely loved it sitting out by the fire and sitting out eating and having a few drinks on a weekday.

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  18. CinDallas

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great neighborhood place to go. The patio is fabulous and the interior is very nice. The food is 5 stars.

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  19. MBP1

    Tallahassee

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! We especially enjoyed the Sunday Brunch offerings. Smoky Rose achieves an ambience that is rustic with just the right amount of sophistication. Service was spotty - server may have been over-extended as she tended to disappear. All in all, a great dining experience.

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  20. HowieR

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat in the bar room. Food and service were excellent!

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  21. JamieP

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was meh. Drinks were worse. Had a reservation but they still sat us in the bar area next to the front door during a 25 degree night so of course it was freezing and the ambiance unimpressive. The valet company was the best part.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. The nachos were delicious!

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  23. Tanya

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Backyard half chicken was horrible!!! It tasted as if it was just put in the oven without seasoning and then slathered with bbq sauce. A bbq restaurant and the chicken doesn't have a smokey flavor. Disappointed. Brisket was good. Fajitas were good. Potato salad. Baked beans and Mac n cheese was pretty good. Brisket queso was awesome! Burnt ends were good!

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  24. DanaH

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful barbecue in a dressy casual setting. We had children with us and they were welcomed. Particularly likes the chicken fried brisket

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  25. mcficke

    New Mexico

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and the service. I’ll definitely be back next time I visit the Arboretum.

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  26. CajunPmac

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Brisket! They have it going on with the flavor and tenderness. Enjoyed the stuffed eggs and jalapeño poppers but those brisket enchiladas were fire! We had a table of 8 and all left stuffed and happy. The Dr Pepper cake is phenomenal too so make sure you share a dessert. The outdoor seating would be awesome in the spring and fall so definitely plan to hit it up next time. Do yourself a favor and give Smokey Rose a try, you won’t regret it.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best outdoor seating in Dallas. Great atmosphere and food

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  28. JeremyA

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Smoky Rose had a great vibe. The outdoor lights in the evening were amazing. The food was also very good as usual!

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  29. RickJ

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the Arboretum to see the Christmas lights and ended our evening with a great meal at Smoky Rose. I ordered the Wagyu cheeseburger and my husband ordered the Brisket nachos--both did not disappoint. Great casual atmosphere and service as well!

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  30. CaraW

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice all the way around. Good for date night or groups. Indoor and outdoor seating.

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  31. GoldenGirl

    Dallas

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I enjoyed a lovely meal at Smoky Rose. We also enjoyed the margaritas! The service was excellent and the food was great. Don't know what else to say except -- Woopee!

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  32. GinaV

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, my family enjoyed celebrating here!!!

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  33. TraceyW

    Dallas

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing!!! Staff was outstanding!! We will definitely be back!

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  34. LyndsayS

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cute place right across from the arboretum. Food and drinks were tasty.

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  35. AndresM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent value overall! The brisket (matter of fact, all the food) was amazing. A perfect spot for a special occasion, and they do an amazing job at providing a top notch ambience and experience at a price that is approachable.

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  36. kdhain

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    After waiting for years to try Smokey Rose, I was excited to finally give it a try; unfortunately, it was quite a letdown. After being advised a reservation was necessary, we walked in at noon to find the place empty, although there were a few patrons eating on the patio enclosure. As we met the host, who dressed like a construction worker, the first thing we smelled was cleaning solution; our party (of two) was then set at a booth meant for at least six. Our waitress was nice; the eventual food we ordered, chips and salsa, brisket sandwich and chicken tenders were all ok - not bad, but far from great. Also, the mandatory valet for such a small adjacent parking lot was silly - it was free, but we did tip. Overall, lunch was edible, but far from memorable.

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  37. kennethf

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken fried brisket is beyond great.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to the smoky rose multiple times and every time it is amazing! I’ve been for brunch and dinner before. All the food is delicious especially the bbq. Fun atmosphere with lots of open space. Good place to eat if you are going to the Dallas arboretum as well. Highly recommend!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ask to be seated with Alejandro. He was the best and is very knowledgeable.

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  40. ThomasC

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found the place randomly, based on a google search of where to eat near the Arboretum. This place came up as the closest restaurant, so I didn't have any idea whether it was any good. It's a pretty big place, including a large outdoor seating area (which might be why I had no trouble making an online reservation for a party of 8 on a Saturday with no advance notice). Turns out to be a solid choice, enough so that I'd definitely return. Many of the menu items are smoked meats, but not all of them. We had an appetizer of traditional chips and queso, but with smoked brisket added, as well as an order of chicken wings that were smoked before being fried. Both appetizers were satisfying. My wife likes wings, and she really liked how smoking them added a lot to their flavor. We had a great server named Luke, who took the time to check on us regularly. I'd request him as a server, because he knew the menu very well and was comfortable giving advice about the various choices. (His recommendations were solid, and I'd suggest asking his advice if you don't know what you want) Anyway, the food was 7-8/10, which is solid in my book.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Smoky Rose does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Smoky Rose also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (469) 776-5655.

Smoky Rose is rated 4.6 stars by 1613 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 PM


Booked 116 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Smoky Rose

8602 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Garland Rd and Lakeland Dr
  • Neighborhood
    Lakewood / White Rock Lake
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tex-Mex, Barbecue, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have a private parking lot located at our main entrance and complimentary valet during dinner hours.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rolando García
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (469) 776-5655
  • Catering
    We offer large to-go orders in any format, please call the restaurant to place your order: (469) 776-5655.<br /><br />To schedule an especially large catering order, please contact Isabella De Lise at isabella@smokyrose.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Smoky Rose offers various private dining spaces throughout the restaurant. Whether you are looking for a private indoor room or a spacious outdoor space, we have the perfect location for your special celebration.
  • Private party contact
    Isabella De Lise: (945) 251-6226
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