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Photo by Phaedra Cook

Conservatory

Photo by Phaedra Cook
Conservatory Beer Garden and Food Hall takes advantage of the recent uptick in the perception of downtown as a destination, while adding value of its own. Late hours and an array of options are a boon to downtown diners, drinkers and after-drink-diners alike. Grab a beer from the well-appointed and reasonably priced tap wall and grab a spot in line at your favorite vendor. If you’re in a group, divide and conquer. Samurai Noodle and Melange Creperie offer the best bet in terms of quality, and some of the pita sandwiches at Myth Kafe make for excellent drinking food. Each of the vendors has its own stumbling points as they expand or acclimate to the different service model necessitated by sharing space in a food hall with broad hours. For now, we recommend steering clear of El Burro and the Bull, where the barbecue just isn’t up to par.

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