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The LAB at Armen’s Barrels, Washington, PA

The LAB at Armen’s Barrels

4.8
4.8
200 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
An exquisite dinner menu along with classic martini's, craft cocktails, a wide variety of beer and of course, our handpicked selection of wine from all over the world.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (724) 503-4286
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    David Galiffa
  • Private party facilities
    We believe in offering our guests a true one of a kind dinning experience. With multiple private and shared event spaces available we bring the fine dinning experience to your event. Our events team creates a package that fits your vision from the start.
  • Neighborhood
    Washington
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 200 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Good for special occasions

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Contemporary American

  • Pittsburgh

    Good for special occasions

  • Pittsburgh

    Contemporary American

200 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    A mixed bag. Food was great, but the time between appetizers and entree was an hour! It was so uncomfortable to sit there that long. Our waitress was somewhat accommodating about it. My date said no to another glass of wine, which was still brought over and then charged for. There was nothing done to remedy the extreme wait times. Our server would be perfect for a diner setting, not a high end place.

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  2. PaulB

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! My wife & I were celebrating our anniversary. Our server, Amber did an excellent job. She was friendly, attentive, when needed, and had great suggestions. A bonus was getting to meet the owner, Armen during a tasting event. Very interesting story about how he came to open the restaurant and started making wine and vodka. (Both were very good. I purchased bottles to take home.)

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  3. Debbie

    Pittsburgh

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined here several times. The food and service are consistently very good.

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  4. SandS

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wife ordered Filet with potatoes, and I ordered NY Strip with Risotto. Both came with veg of the day - green beans. Steaks cooked as desired, and risotto was VERY good. Wife claimed potatoes were bland. But we were absolutely shocked with how good the green beans were. Who would have thought it would be worth remarking but let me tell you they were the best accompaniment I've had in a while. Sounds silly to go on and on about green beans, but they were simply wonderful. I am definitely disappointed that the restaurant doesn't have bread service. If they don't serve bread/rolls/anything to keep prices down, that's not working. Expect market pricing for steaks. But we skipped the appetizers and shared a salad, and discussed how ridiculous it was to come for this level of dining only to be told by the waitress that they do not serve bread. So go for a fine meal. Expect to pay fine meal prices. You will enjoy what you get. You will have to decide if it is enough. And yes, we will go back. But not until we explore some other places we know we want to try.

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  5. DarleneS

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was the only thing that was not good about our experience there. Older lady with gray hair. Don’t know what her name was. Wasn’t busy but we had to track her down for drinks. And mixed up our food. We absolutely loved the food. Chef Dave came out to our table and talked with us. What a gem you have with him.

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  6. AprilA

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for burger night. They were juicy and delicious

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  7. Foodlover109

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. We had the t bone steak and chicken Marsala, paired with the crab dip. Everything was delicious. My only complaint was portion size were a bit small.

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  8. Bobby1960

    Pittsburgh

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to The Lab tonight for dinner and had one of the best dinning experiences I’ve ever had. From the Martini, crab cake appetizer (which was one of the best I’ve ever had to the mushroom bisque and finally the sea bass it was perfect. The chef came out twice to our table and spoke with us and that impressed me also.

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  9. ThomasLori

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything- The Food, the service, the atmosphere. It will be our new go-to restaurant when we are in the area. Chef David, came out from the kitchen to make sure we had enjoyed everything. You can tell he is very passionate about his work and wants to please his customers. This shows in the quality, taste and presentation of his work. As we were leaving, the owner stopped to talk to us about the distillery and winery. It was an absolute pleasure to talk to him and he even presented us with a bottle of the organic Vodka. Which we LOVE! We cannot wait to make a return visit.

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  10. Nickole

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole evening was top notch! We started with a sampling of house made wines and liquors . They were delish. Amber was our server and she was the best, very knowledgeable about the building, menu, and drinks! My husband has the duck and I had the crab cake special. Both were cooked for perfection and the risotto was such a good side dish. We also had the charcuterie appetizer and the fig honey jam was the best ever. We enjoyed talking with the chef and seeing his passion behind his work. If your thinking about trying the Lab don’t wait! We hope to come back for a wine tour and bottle our own wine! Great job lab! We had such an enjoyable anniversary!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ve dined here multiple times and the food seems to get worse each time. It was really good when I first came here two years ago, but the experience was underwhelming the last time we went. Got the duck at our last trip and it was rather salty and over cooked for my preference. The drinks weren’t as good as I remembered them being in the past. We went on a Saturday night around 6 pm. Normally I would expect a restaurant to be busy around that time, but our entire section was empty when we arrived, which was a little odd to me. After our last meal, I can see why there were so many open tables. The server was pleasant, I just wish the food was better for the price point they charge. I was skeptical about returning here, and I don’t think I’ll be going back again.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place with really good food and service. On the weekends you can taste the wine and vodka that are made on site. Really nice ambience. It’s a little pricey, but definitely worth it. Mindy our server was top notch too.

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  13. HeathB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! I had the Elk and my wife had the Sea Bass. Food was cooked to perfection! Drinks were outstanding! Definitely gone it a try. You will not be disappointed.

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  14. NoName

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service (Carrie) and the Armen Barrel Cabernet was really great.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience in every way. If you have not been here, it is a must to try.

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  16. ChuckP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a quaint little steak house attached to a winery. We found it to be a great place for a date night dinner. She ordered the Chilean sea bass and I had the elk filet. Both meals were darn near perfect in every way. The restaurant is dimly lit but not dark. Service was quick and attentive. Price is on the high side but we felt the food was worthy! The cocktail list isn’t extremely long but appeared to have a variety of flavors. The main complaint from our visit was that the chairs were not very comfortable and the table base is a barrel which left little room for your legs and feet. Overall, I would absolutely recommend the Lab for anyone looking for a high end dining experience!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive for what it was…we were still hungry afterwards after each getting an expensive meal

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pricey, but the food and service was fantastic

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  19. ThomasS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone in our party of four enjoyed their food and drinks. The NY strip was fantastic. The sea bass perfect. The Elk was excellent. Waitress was just wonderful.

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  20. VinC

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great overall experience, food, service, atmosphere! Carrie and Mason were professional and friendly. They represent the restaurant well. Look to go back to try other proprietary wines that they offer.

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  21. DennisD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything is really good. Little pricey for Washington.

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  22. scottc

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere! Great place for special occasions.

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  23. Likegoodfood

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! The food was delicious, service attentive and the atmosphere was great. We will definitely go back

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  24. MelissaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent food and service! Definitely recommend this restaurant!

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  25. JenniferC

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem! Mixology drinks paired with flavorful, delicious food. The Risotto is to die for! The interior is clean, cozy and unique with the Wine Barrels in the back. Service was professional and friendly. We will be back!

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  26. PhilS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible. My pork chop, and my wife Seabass were made exactly the way it should be. We really enjoyed the mushroom bisque also. The chef came around to check on us. Also we complemented him and we definitely will be coming back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous hidden little gem of a spot! Excellent food and equally wonderful service! Worth the drive!

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  28. JohnM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were top notch!! Will definitely be back soon.

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  29. StephanieP

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef David never disappoints & last night was no different. My husband & I both had the elk cooked to perfection. Our waiter Mathias was also incredible. Plus don’t forget the Blackberry Sangria absolutely delish. This place is our hidden gem! Thank you all for an excellent dining experience once again.

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  30. Bernie

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and service blended with the delicious meal made our visit to LAB one that we will remember. Definitely a place to go back to and tell your friends. Especially, if you are a foodie!

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  31. AllyA

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter was very friendly and attentive and our food came out fast. However, I could get better food at a way better price elsewhere. If you are a picky eater or someone who does not eat a lot of meat, i would not recommend.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This, by far, was the best dining experience my husband and I have ever had. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I love the atmosphere. We will definitely be back. 

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  33. vigneshr

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, attentive staff and delicious high -end cuisine!

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  34. specialdatenight

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Turn some lights on so you can see what you’re eating for over $200

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  35. KirstenH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the building’s creative reuse (as it used to be a roller skating rink) and cozy atmosphere! We thought the food was amazing and the drinks were wonderful! My husband said it was some of the best duck he has ever had and our seasonal salad and bisque along with the goat cheese, cranberry and pistachio appetizer on pita points was awesome! The Mary Ann cocktail with smoked rosemary was also fabulous along with the great service provided by all the staff! Definitely worth the drive to Washington, PA and the Lab at Armen’s Barrels can easily hold its own in the awesome Pittsburgh dining scene!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks, and service were absolutely outstanding! The atmosphere was quiet and calm. It was an overall great experience. The chef even came around and checked in on the guests and introduced himself. Would definitely recommend!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurants command a significant price for their exquisite dishes. If you’re looking for a phenomenal dining experience, look no further than The Lab at Armens Barrels . Their menu is a culinary masterpiece, offering an incredible selection of dishes that cater to diverse tastes and preferences. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the staff is friendly and attentive, making every visit a true pleasure. I’ve dined at The Lab several times and have never been disappointed, it’s truly a must-visit destination for any food lover.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a MUST try!!! We tried three different entrées. Chicken, marsala, duck and pork chops. We ate everything so quickly because it was so good! It definitely won’t leave hungry the portions are great as well. We really love the vibe here it’s beautiful as soon as you stepped foot into the place the stuff was amazing the owner, the bartender and the cook. All greeted us and spoke to us. The drinks were amazing. You have to try them! Especially the vodka infused with chocolate. It’s so delicious! My new favorite spot.

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  39. Leslie

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stellar dining experience! Hard to imagine that you’re in a little SWPA neighborhood. This was our first visit and from the time we stepped in the door we were blown away. Loved the quiet, dimly lit (though thoughtfully lit at each table), tastefully decorated interior. It is apparent the heart that goes into the dining experience here. WOW did this blow any competition away! Words cannot adequately describe how perfectly prepared everything was. We will for sure be returning soon. Barrel aged Manhattan for husband with a generous portion of lightly fried calamari. I had the Mary Ann cocktail and it was delish! Seasonal bisque was mushroom and it was wonderful. 8 oz filet with Demi glacé, butternut squash risotto, asparagus. Husband it was by far the best prepared steak he’s had in a long time. Kobe burger with frites. Prepared perfectly medium and JUICY. Frites light and crispy and perfectly seasoned. Mathias was our server and he KILLED IT. The best balance of keeping up with us and allowing us to enjoy our anniversary dinner. Very knowledgeable about the menu and did not lead us astray on any recommendations. Bartender did a bang up job on our drinks, and chef absolutely killed it in the kitchen. A+ team… can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed that dining experience.

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  40. AlexB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Stuffed Mushroom Caps and Crispy Brussel Sprouts for sides, along with the Kobe Beef Burgers and Frites. Everything was cooked to perfection! Our drinks were awesome from the local micro beers to their house wines that were so good we got a couple of bottles to go. We met the chef, the bartender, who were all very personable. And our waiter Mathais was outstanding. We are definitely going back and Highly Recommend This Place.

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FAQs

The LAB at Armen’s Barrels is rated 4.8 stars by 200 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 12 times today
Google Map for The LAB at Armen’s Barrels

10 McCoy Ln, Washington, PA 15301-3176

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Washington
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Galiffa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (724) 503-4286
  • Private party facilities
    We believe in offering our guests a true one of a kind dinning experience. With multiple private and shared event spaces available we bring the fine dinning experience to your event. Our events team creates a package that fits your vision from the start.
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