Manhattan sophistication meets pure Italian classics

at Casa Lever.

Modern art and timeless architecture set the stage for Italian classics, curated wines and supreme

hospitality. The epitome of Milanese spirit, Casa Lever is where Manhattan goes for a taste of

La Dolce Vita.

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Where Milan meets Manhattan, Casa Lever marks the union

of the Sant Ambroeus family and Park Avenue’s Lever House.

Gordon Bunshaft’s Lever House, the Modernist

Park Avenue masterpiece built in 1951, is today

known as the quintessential glass box skyscraper.

Casa Lever merges the rich history of original

designer Marc Newson who created an edgy, yet

elegant twenty-first-century look with restyling

of William T Georgis in 2009 to create a timeless

property, that Casa Lever is today and destined

to become an institution in itself.

SA Hospitality Group own eight Sant Ambroeus

restaurants and coffee bars in New York and

Southampton, four Felice Wine Bar and

Restaurants in Manhattan and Casa Lever

Restaurant.

Manhattan sophistication meets pure Italian

classics at Casa Lever.

Modern art and timeless architecture set the stage for Italian classics, curated wines

and supreme hospitality. The epitome of Milanese spirit, Casa Lever is where Manhattan

goes for a taste of La Dolce Vita.

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Where Milan meets Manhattan Casa Lever marks the

union of the Sant Ambroeus family and Park Avenue’s

Lever House.

Gordon Bunshaft’s Lever House, the Modernist Park Avenue masterpiece built in 1951,

is today known as the quintessential glass box skyscraper. Casa Lever merges the

rich history of original designer Marc Newson who created an edgy, yet elegant

twenty-first-century look with restyling of William T Georgis in 2009 to create

a timeless property, that Casa Lever is today and destined to become an institution

in itself.

SA Hospitality Group own eight Sant Ambroeus restaurants and coffee bars in

New York and Southampton, four Felice Wine Bar and Restaurants in Manhattan and

Casa Lever Restaurant.

Antonio Colombani

With over 30 years in the international restaurant industry, managing partner Antonio Colombani

is an integral member of the SA Hospitality Group’s team.

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Iacopo Falai

A native of Florence, Italy,​ Iacopo Falai is the culinary director of SA Hospitality Group,

excellence overseeing the menus at the group’s iconic Italian restaurants known for their

dining both in New York and throughout the country.

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Domenico Natale

Domenico Natale creates an imaginative, sophisticated menu for Casa Lever marked by vibrant

Italian cuisine and flawless presentation.

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David De Lucia

David De Lucia is the Executive Chef of Casa Lever, midtown’s most stylish destination for

authentic Milanese dining.​

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Carrie Lyn Strong

In her role as Wine Director at Casa Lever, Carrie Lyn Strong guides and inspires the restaurant’s

robust wine list, offering guests exceptional pairings to the menu’s elegant Milanese cuisine.

Antonio Colombani

With over 30 years in the international restaurant industry, managing partner Antonio

Colombani is an integral member of the SA Hospitality Group’s team.

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Iacopo Falai

A native of Florence, Italy,​ Iacopo Falai is the culinary director of SA Hospitality Group,

excellence overseeing the menus at the group’s iconic Italian restaurants known for their

dining both in New York and throughout the country.

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Domenico Natale

Domenico Natale creates an imaginative, sophisticated menu for Casa Lever

marked by vibrant Italian cuisine and flawless presentation.

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David De Lucia

David De Lucia is the Executive Chef of Casa Lever, midtown’s most stylish destination for
authentic Milanese dining.​

destination for authentic Milanese dining.

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Carrie Lyn Strong

In her role as Wine Director at Casa Lever, Carrie Lyn Strong guides and inspires the

restaurant’s robust wine list, offering guests exceptional pairings to the menu’s elegant

Milanese cuisine.

Antonio Colombani

General Manager

With over 30 years in the international restaurant industry, managing partner Antonio Colombani

is an integral member of the SA Hospitality Group’s team. For over 9 years Antonio has excelled

in his role as general manager of Sant Ambroeus Madison Avenue where he has set the tone for the

the legendary restaurant’s elegant and refined experience. Born and raised in Bologna, Italy,

Antonio began working at Ristorante Diana at the young age of 17, driven by a passion for the

hospitality industry and Italy’s native cuisine. He continued at this iconic establishment

for almost 20 years, steadily working his way up from server to general manager.

Mr. Colombani will bring his wealth of knowledge in the hospitality field as managing partner

and will be the driving force behind Casa Lever.

Antonio Colombani

General Manager

With over 30 years in the international restaurant industry, managing partner Antonio

Colombani is an integral member of the SA Hospitality Group’s team.

For over 9 years Antonio has excelled in his role as general manager of Sant Ambroeus

Madison Avenue where he has set the tone for the the legendary restaurant’s elegant

and refined experience. Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Antonio began working

at Ristorante Diana at the young age of 17, driven by a passion for the hospitality

industry and Italy’s native cuisine. He continued at this iconic establishment for

almost 20 years, steadily working his way up from server to general manager.

Mr. Colombani will bring his wealth of knowledge in the hospitality field as

managing partner and will be the driving force behind Casa Lever.

Iacopo Falai

Culinary Director, SA Hospitality Group

A native of Florence, Italy,​ Iacopo Falai is the culinary director of SA Hospitality Group,

overseeing the menus at the group’s iconic Italian restaurants known for their dining excellence

both in New York and throughout the country – including Casa Lever, Sant Ambroeus, and Felice.

Iacopo pays homage to Italian classics, creating quintessential dishes rooted in traditional

techniques that celebrate nature’s gifts and a rich cultural history. Illustrated by the use

of only the best possible ingredients, presented in a format that is simple and pure to its source,

Falai’s dishes culminate years of exploration to form mature, composed menus.

Under his personal ideology of Complex Simplicity, Iacopo Falai harmonizes meticulously paired

ingredients to create flavor profiles that are perfectly balanced and effortlessly arranged in a

delightful symphony. “It took time to reach the level of simplicity you find – a maturity I’ve

grown into. When two elements of a dish come together, it’s like bringing together two notes that

harmonize and resonate deeply.” Iacopo explains, “It’s a reduction of the white noise and

other distractions that bombard our modern life to offer a simple reprieve- a chance to slow down

in the beautiful chaos of the city.”

Iacopo spent four years working at Enoteca Pinchiorri, a three-Michelin-starred Florentine restaurant,

taking time to consult for Matsuya in Tokyo.

In 2000, Iacopo arrived to New York and in 2005, ventured out on his own, opening Falai and Falai

Panetteria on the Lower East Side. His work earned him a StarChefs’ Rising Stars awards and 2 stars

in the New York Times.

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Iacopo Falai

Culinary Director, SA Hospitality Group

A native of Florence, Italy,​ Iacopo Falai is the culinary director of SA Hospitality Group,

excellence overseeing the menus at the group’s iconic Italian restaurants known for their

dining both in New York and throughout the country – including Casa Lever, Sant

Ambroeus, and Felice. Iacopo pays homage to Italian classics, creating quintessential dishes

rooted in traditional techniques that celebrate nature’s gifts and a rich cultural history.

Illustrated by the use of only the best possible ingredients, presented in a format that

is simple and pure to its source, Falai’s dishes culminate years of exploration to form mature,

composed menus. Under his personal ideology of Complex Simplicity, Iacopo Falai harmonizes

meticulously paired ingredients to create flavor profiles that are perfectly balanced and

effortlessly arranged in a delightful symphony. “It took time to reach the level of simplicity

you find – a maturity I’ve grown into. When two elements of a dish come together, it’s like

bringing together two notes that harmonize and resonate deeply.” Iacopo explains, “It’s a

reduction of the white noise and other distractions that bombard our modern life to offer a

simple reprieve- a chance to slow down in the beautiful chaos of the city.”

Iacopo spent four years working at Enoteca Pinchiorri, a three-Michelin-starred Florentine

restaurant, taking time to consult for Matsuya in Tokyo.

In 2000, Iacopo arrived to New York and in 2005, ventured out on his own, opening Falai and

Falai Panetteria on the Lower East Side. His work earned him a StarChefs’ Rising Stars awards

and 2 stars stars in the New York Times.

Domenico Natale

co-Executive Chef of Casa Lever

Domenico Natale, Executive Chef at Casa Lever, midtown’s most stylish destination for authentic

Milanese dining. Born with a passion for cooking, Domenico grew up in Francavilla al Mare, a

quiet town filled with fishermen and farmers in Abruzzo, Italy. While his early memories of food

often feature his grandmothers’ fresh bread and pasta, he began his culinary career at 14, when

he worked in a small seafood restaurant during the summertime. From his first time stepping into

the kitchen, Domenico has dedicated himself to developing and fine tuning his innate talents as a

chef. He finds inspiration in the small moments of each day, and is ever imagining new flavor

combinations. Masterfully elevating traditional Italian dishes through unique approaches and

techniques, Domenico is careful to stay true to the integrity of the cuisine, honoring his

Italian roots. Domenico joined the Casa Lever team in 2013, an experience he describes as one of

the most important decisions in his life. Beginning with appetizers, Domenico worked his way up

the ranks to sous chef, and now Executive Chef. During his time with the restaurant, Domenico

has displayed finesse and leadership, committing himself to cooking the vibrant Milanese cuisine

for which the restaurant is lauded.

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Domenico Natale

co-Executive Chef of Casa Lever

With over 30 years in the international restaurant industry, managing partner

Domenico Natale, Executive Chef at Casa Lever, midtown’s most stylish destination

for authentic Milanese dining. Born with a passion for cooking, Domenico grew up

in Francavilla al Mare, a quiet town filled with fishermen and farmers in Abruzzo,

Italy. While his early memories of food often feature his grandmothers’ fresh bread

and pasta, he began his culinary career at 14, when he worked in a small seafood

restaurant during the summertime. From his first time stepping into the kitchen,

Domenico has dedicated himself to developing and fine tuning his innate talents as

a chef. He finds inspiration in the small moments of each day, and is ever imagining

new flavor combinations. Masterfully elevating traditional Italian dishes through

unique approaches and techniques, Domenico is careful to stay true to the integrity

of the cuisine, honoring his Italian roots. Domenico joined the Casa Lever team in

2013, an experience he describes as one of the most important decisions in his life.

Beginning with appetizers, Domenico worked his way up the ranks to sous chef,

and now Executive Chef. During his time with the restaurant, Domenico has

displayed finesse and leadership, committing himself to cooking the vibrant

Milanese cuisine for which the restaurant is lauded.

David De Lucia

co-Executive Chef of Casa Lever

David De Lucia is a Chef de Cuisine of Casa Lever, midtown’s most stylish destination for

authentic Milanese dining. Born with a passion for cooking, David grew up in Pietrasanta, a quiet

coastal town featuring one of the most beautiful beaches in Versilia, Italy. While his early

memories of food often feature his grandmothers’ Crostata di Ciliegia, he began his culinary

career at 14, when he worked in a small seafood restaurant during the summertime. He began his

studies at G Minuto Marina di Massa where he got his MS in culinary studies and hospitality services.

In 2015, David traveled to New York where he fell in love with the city. There he met Iacopo Falai,

the Culinary Director of SA Hospitality Group, New York’s most beloved and authentic Italian

restaurants. It was then he decided to move to the U.S. to join the Casa Lever Team in 2016 as Chef

de Cuisine. As part of the Casa crew, he offers his skills in creating many of the specials

served at the location, most notably his favorite dish risotto.

Timing, finesse, and high quality ingredients are brought together in harmony to exalt their existing

flavors in complex pairings for the creamiest risotto texture. Executive Chef Domenico Natale and

David De Lucia collaborate to create an imaginative, sophisticated menu for Casa Lever marked by

vibrant cuisine and flawless presentation. The flavorful dishes are crafted using the freshest

seasonal ingredients from the best local suppliers, including Union Square’s Farmers Market,

and are complemented by the restaurant’s diverse collection of Italian wines. ​

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David De Lucia

co-Executive Chef of Casa Lever

David De Lucia is a Chef de Cuisine of Casa Lever, midtown’s most stylish

destination for authentic Milanese dining. Born with a passion for cooking,

David grew up in Pietrasanta, a quiet coastal town featuring one of the most

beautiful beaches in Versilia, Italy. While his early memories of food often

feature his grandmothers’ Crostata di Ciliegia, he began his culinary career

at 14, when he worked in a small seafood restaurant during the summertime.

He began his studies at G Minuto Marina di Massa where he got his MS in

culinary studies and hospitality services. In 2015, David traveled to

New York where he fell in love with the city. There he met Iacopo Falai,

the Culinary Director of SA Hospitality Group, New York’s most beloved and

authentic Italian restaurants. It was then he decided to move to the U.S.

to join the Casa Lever Team in 2016 as Chef de Cuisine. As part of the Casa

crew, he offers his skills in creating many of the specials served at the

location, most notably his favorite dish risotto.

Timing, finesse, and high quality ingredients are brought together in

harmony to exalt their existing flavors in complex pairings for the

creamiest risotto texture. Executive Chef Domenico Natale and David De

Lucia collaborate to create an imaginative, sophisticated menu for Casa

Lever marked by vibrant cuisine and flawless presentation. The flavorful

dishes are crafted using the freshest seasonal ingredients from the best

local suppliers, including Union Square’s Farmers Market, and are

complemented by the restaurant’s diverse collection of Italian wines.

Carrie Lyn Strong

Wine Director at Casa Lever

In her role as Wine Director at Casa Lever, Carrie Lyn Strong guides and inspires the restaurant’s

robust wine list, offering guests exceptional pairings to the menu’s elegant Milanese cuisine.

Describing her approach to wine, Carrie shares that “it’s all about pairing flavors and balance.

The sweet notes of a Sauternes enhance the rich and salty flavors of foie gras, whereas Champagne

will emphasize seafood’s bright, briny flavors”. She most recently has expanded the selection

with notable additions of Italian and American white wines.

In addition to her post at Casa Lever, Carrie has the utmost honor to work and volunteer her time

as a Sommelier for prestigious wine events across the country including the Celebrations

of Bordeaux and Burgundy, Burdigala and La Paulée respectively, as well as James Beard

Foundation Awards Events, James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne, the 75th Anniversary

of Château Haut Brion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Annual Charity event,

Wine on Wheels for Wheeling Forward.

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Carrie Lyn Strong

Wine Director at Casa Lever

In her role as Wine Director at Casa Lever, Carrie Lyn Strong guides and inspires the

restaurant’s robust wine list, offering guests exceptional pairings to the menu’s

elegant Milanese cuisine. Describing her approach to wine, Carrie shares that “it’s

all about pairing flavors and balance.

The sweet notes of a Sauternes enhance the rich and salty flavors of foie gras,

whereas Champagne will emphasize seafood’s bright, briny flavors”.

She most recently has expanded the selection with notable additions of Italian and

American white wines. In addition to her post at Casa Lever, Carrie has the utmost

honor to work and volunteer her time as a Sommelier for prestigious wine events across

the country including the Celebrations of Bordeaux and Burgundy, Burdigala and

La Paulée respectively, as well as James Beard Foundation Awards Events, James

Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne, the 75th Anniversary of Château Haut

Brion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Annual Charity event, Wine

on Wheels for Wheeling Forward.

Casa Lever offers four distinct and equally unforgettable

settings for your next event.

Park Avenues most alluring new restaurant offers four distinct spaces for your event: our main

dining room, our intimate private room, or the landmark Lever Houses lobby and landscaped

outdoor terrace. Our experienced staff personalizes each occasion to be unforgettable.

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Contact

Robin Gustafsson

Special Events Manager

robin.gustafsson@casalever.com | (212) 888-2700 ext. 705

Book a Event

 

Celebrations Main Dining Room EventPrivate Dining Room

Casa Lever offers four distinct and equally unforgettable

settings for your next event.

Park Avenues most alluring new restaurant offers four distinct spaces for your event: our main

dining room, our intimate private room, or the landmark Lever Houses lobby and landscaped

outdoor terrace. Our experienced staff personalizes each occasion to be unforgettable.

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Contact

Robin Gustafsson

Special Events Manager

robin.gustafsson@casalever.com | (212) 888-2700 ext. 705

Book a Event

Celebrations Main Dining Room EventPrivate Dining Room

Celebrations: Make you big day grand!

Example Tasting Menu: WARM UP YOUR PALATE

Casa Lever Salad

organic mixed garden greens, buffalo mozzarella, castelvetrano olives, avocado

Beef Carpaccio

mostarda di cremona, mushrooms, 36 month aged parmigiano reggiano

Sea Urchin Linguine

santa barbara sea urchin, king crab meat, peperoncino

Seared Scottish Salmon

beluga lentils, leek sugo, salmon roe

Roasted Colorado Rack of Lamb

pistachio-crusted wild mushrooms, soft kabocha squash, peperoncino

Was a Millefoglie….

Tahiti vaniglia cream

Profiteroles

chantilly, Marsala zabayon, chocolate gelato, vanilla

ALLOW OUR PLANNERS TO CREATE YOUR OWN TASTING MENU

Celebrations Main Dining Room EventPrivate Dining Room

Celebrations: Make you big day grand!

Example Tasting Menu: WARM UP YOUR PALATE

Casa Lever Salad

organic mixed garden greens, buffalo mozzarella, castelvetrano olives, avocado

Beef Carpaccio

mostarda di cremona, mushrooms, 36 month aged parmigiano reggiano

Sea Urchin Linguine

santa barbara sea urchin, king crab meat, peperoncino

Seared Scottish Salmon

beluga lentils, leek sugo, salmon roe

Roasted Colorado Rack of Lamb

pistachio-crusted wild mushrooms, soft kabocha squash, peperoncino

Was a Millefoglie….

Tahiti vaniglia cream

Profiteroles

chantilly, Marsala zabayon, chocolate gelato, vanilla

ALLOW OUR PLANNERS TO CREATE YOUR OWN TASTING MENU

Main Dining Room Event

125 people seated, 220 people standing

Complex simplicity of Italian cuisine, timeless architecture and pop art come together as the

perfect midtown setting for your next lunch, cocktail party or dinner.

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Details

Available Monday – Sunday for lunch and dinner: 125 people seated, 220 people standing

Contact

specialevents@casalever.com – (212) 207.6680 ext. 5

Celebrations Main Dining Room EventPrivate Dining Room

Main Dining Room Event

125 people seated, 220 people standing

Complex simplicity of Italian cuisine, timeless architecture and pop art come together

as the perfect midtown setting for your next lunch, cocktail party or dinner.

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Details

Available Monday – Sunday for lunch and dinner: 125 people seated,

220 people standing

Contact

specialevents@casalever.com – (212) 207.6680 ext. 5

Business Private Party

20 people seated, 30 people standing

Modern art and timeless architecture set the stage for Italian classics, curated wines

and creative cocktails. Perched a few steps above the main dining room is the private

room at Casa Lever. The perfect setting for your next lunch or dinner.

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Details

Available Monday – Friday for breakfast lunch and dinner

Available Saturday for brunch and dinner

20 people seated, 30 people standing

Contact

Robin Gustafsson

Special Events Manager

robin.gustafsson@casalever.com | (212) 888-2700 ext. 705

Celebrations Main Dining Room EventPrivate Dining Room

Business Private Party

20 people seated, 30 people standing

Modern art and timeless architecture set the stage for Italian classics, curated wines

and creative cocktails. Perched a few steps above the main dining room is the private

room at Casa Lever. The perfect setting for your next lunch or dinner.

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Details

Available Monday – Friday for breakfast lunch and dinner

Available Saturday for brunch and dinner

20 people seated, 30 people standing

Contact

Robin Gustafsson

Special Events Manager

robin.gustafsson@casalever.com | (212) 888-2700 ext. 705

Casa Lever Gardens is a welcome oasis in

the heart of New York City’s midtown.

Our seasonal lounge and restaurant is one of the rare outdoor dining options in the neighborhood and a

destination for clients at nearby offices as well as uptown locals stopping in

for evening drinks and light bites.

While the bar at Casa Lever Gardens attracts a lively after work crowd, the lounge style seating is

also perfect for a fun summer dinner with friends or a casual date night spot.

Casa Lever Gardens has introduced a smoking lounge and cigar program in partnership with

Nat Sherman, featuring cigar and wine pairings as well as a cigar sommelier on hand for reccomendations.

At the bar and lounge, Casa Lever Gardens offers a full cocktail menu under the helm of Lorenzo Casi.

Chef Natale’s outdoor stuzzichini menu features a variety of light bites, lunch and dinner a la carte menu.

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Casa Lever Gardens will reopen Spring 2019.

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Casa Lever Gardens is a welcome oasis in

the heart of New York City’s midtown.

Our seasonal lounge and restaurant is one of the rare outdoor dining options in the neighborhood and a

destination for clients at nearby offices as well as uptown locals stopping in

for evening drinks and light bites.

While the bar at Casa Lever Gardens attracts a lively after work crowd, the lounge style seating is

also perfect for a fun summer dinner with friends or a casual date night spot.

Casa Lever Gardens has introduced a smoking lounge and cigar program in partnership with

Nat Sherman, featuring cigar and wine pairings as well as a cigar sommelier on hand for reccomendations.

At the bar and lounge, Casa Lever Gardens offers a full cocktail menu under the helm of Lorenzo Casi.

Chef Natale’s outdoor stuzzichini menu features a variety of light bites, lunch and dinner a la carte menu.


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Casa Lever Gardens will reopen Spring 2019.

see casa lever gardens gallery

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390 Park Ave at 53rd St – New York, NY 10022

Tel +1 (212) 888-2700

info@casalever.com

Hours of Operation

Breakfast: 7:00am – 11:00am (Monday-Friday)

Lunch: 11:30am – 5:00pm (Monday-Friday)

Dinner: 5:30pm – 11:00pm (Monday-Saturday)

Bar: all day 7:00am – 11:00pm (Monday-Friday)

CHRISTMAS EVE​: 5:30pm – 10pm

CHRISTMAS DAY​: Closed

NEW YEAR’S EVE​​: 5:30pm – 11pm

NEW YEAR’S DAY​​: Closed

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Casa Lever - Logo

390 Park Ave at 53rd St – New York, NY 10022

Tel +1 (212) 888-2700

info@casalever.com

Hours of Operation

Breakfast: 7:00am – 11:00am (Monday-Friday)

Lunch: 11:30am – 5:00pm (Monday-Friday)

Dinner: 5:30pm – 11:00pm (Monday-Saturday)

Bar: all day 7:00am – 11:00pm (Monday-Friday)

CHRISTMAS EVE​: 5:30pm – 10pm

CHRISTMAS DAY​: Closed

NEW YEAR’S EVE​​: 5:30pm – 11pm

NEW YEAR’S DAY​​: Closed

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