Fare: Asian Fusion
Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Trendy dining with well prepared American-Asian dishes
Music and noise can get to be very loud
Noise Level: High during peak times
Recommended For: Under 55 diners who enjoy Asian food in a hip, trendy setting
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer a low key, casual family style atmosphere.
Recommended dishes: When available, Miso Brushed Chilean Sea Bass ; The Grilled Skirt Steak; and The Sizzling Short Rib.
Liquor: Good wine list, specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.
Teak restaurant is an Asian - American fusion restaurant popular as a trendy gathering place for an under 55 crowd who enjoy people watching and meeting for drinks before ordering up some good Asian food.
The lounge area is a comfortable area for conversation with lots of couches, pillows, and ottomans.
The 140-seat restaurant offers guests a casual, yet upscale dining experience with a modern, soft lit with an Asian influence.. The restaurant is divided up into three sections; quieter rear dining area, street view dining for crowd watching, and the vibrant bar area.
As this review is being written, the restaurant is nearing completion of a expansion that will include 1,340 square feet of year-round indoor dining, plus 1,545 square feet of outdoor seating above a dining room that is now open on three sides in good weather.
The kitchen is run by Executive Chef/ Partner George Lyristis.
The Asian - American dishes are made with a variety of fresh local products . The menu is creatively prepared with portions offered as either small or full plates.
During the warmer months there is outdoor dining on the expanded patio.
The service is friendly and attentive, although rushed on busy weekends.
Teak Restaurant has light acoustic, easy dining music at the bar. on Wednesday and Thursdays from 7pm-10pm.
Teak restaurant is open seven days/week.
For lunch, Monday – Friday 12:00 - 3:00pm
For dinner, Monday – Thursday 5:00 - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday until 11:00pm and Sunday 4:00 - 9:00pm
Happy Hour runs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 4pm-7pm.and all day on Wednesdays from 12pm-10pm.
(updated: October, 2016)
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