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“Creative menu, great food, great service, LOUD.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of 715 Restaurant

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Ranked #4 of 307 Restaurants in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Since 2009...award winning, locally owned and operated downtown restaurant featuring inspired handmade food, inventive cocktails and an extensive wine list.
Bloomington, Indiana
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Creative menu, great food, great service, LOUD.”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

The food is pretty fantastic. It's creative, well-prepared, often locally sourced (I don't give a fig for locovore politics, but the freshness *is* fantastic), cheerfully served. Frequent drink specials at the bar (which is only a few feet from many of the tables in this somewhat narrow location) lead to increasingly loud and drunkety shenanigans - which are actually just as bad if not worse coming from repressed middle-aged folks (and a semi-permanent contingent of shrill thirtysomething women) as it is from undergrads, so don't think you're escaping THAT by going to a higher-end restaurant. It gets really, really loud in there by 8 or so, when the drinks have really been getting served for awhile. I tried going with a couple of friends one night and the only person I could hear was the one sitting right next to me. I swear it would have been quieter at Johnny's or the Replay! Still, the food is awesome. And I bet they'd do carry-out.

Visited March 2012
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Lawrence, Kansas
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“not the typical Italian restaurant you find in the US”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

this place keeps amazing me with the quality of its food, especially the specials of the day - and it has great a waitstaff.

Visited February 2012
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent, unique, meaty!”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

I had a really great Bloody Mary and quiche for brunch at 517. Many friends also really enjoyed their food, as well.This place has great service, great atmosphere, and great food at a reasonable price!

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U.S.
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This is the place for locavores searching for quality product and flavor, flavor, flavor.”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

The menu provides lots of choices and informs as to the source of each item. Our favorite is the the charcuterie plate with all house-cured pork. Watching the staff work their magic in the open kitchen is a blast, especially on a busy night. The original stone walls set an old-world vibe, (the place can get a little noisy) the wait staff are excellent, decent wine list, but the food is the star.

  • Visited February 2012
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Bloomington, Indiana
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211 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“nice place”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

We were looking for a restaurant for a late snack and just happened upon this one. The interior is pleasant, the food was very good, the service was good, and the overall experience was fine. The snack included some breads/toasts/pizzas with veggies and cheese and coffee drinks. All very tasty. It hit the spot.

  • Visited December 2011
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