3211 Shannon Road, Suite 106, Durham;
Cuisine: New American.
Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Prices: entrees average $17 to $25.
Atmosphere: California bistro.
Service: polished but not stuffy.
Recommended: menu changes, follow your mood.
Open: lunch Monday-Friday, dinner Monday-Saturday.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar (excellent wine list); smoke-free; vegetarian-friendly; kid-tolerant; patio; open late nights Thursday-Saturday.
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4 stars - Extraordinary.
3 stars - Excellent.
2 stars - Good.
1 star - Fair.
Zero stars - Poor.
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