Q: Do I need to make a reservation?
A: Due to our size, we always encourage reservations if you’re wanting to dine at a certain time. You are more than welcome to try out our bar seating, where we accommodate walk-ins.
Q: Where can I make a reservation?
A: Through RESY. Please visit our reservation page for further details about our reservation policies.
Q: How far out can I book a reservation?
A: Three weeks.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: If you need to cancel, you can do so without a fee if it is more than two hours before your reservation time (ex. cancel by 4 PM for a 6 PM reservation). If you cancel less than two hours before your reservation, it is $25 per person. This policy is firm.
Q: Why is there a cancellation fee?
A: We have limited seating and plan our day accordingly. Cancelling with short notice means we might not be able to seat the table. It also means that we have likely turned away other guests who would have dined with us if there was availability.
Q: Do you accommodate large parties?
A: We have one table that can seat 5 individuals.
Q: Why don’t you just put tables together for a large party?
A: Our kitchen is not equipped to put out food for a large group. It affects the flow of service and experience of other guests.
Q: Can I bring my own wine?
A: If you feel the need to bring your own wine, it is a $45 corkage fee per bottle. We are passionate about our wine program that the chefs have specifically curated to pair with their dishes. We would love to find a special bottle to compliment your dining experience at the Strand.
Q: Do you ever sell out of menu items?
A: Yes. As a small restaurant, our food storage is limited and we prep items fresh daily. On busy nights or the weekend, we will often sell out of certain dishes. If you would like to enjoy our full menu, we encourage an early reservation.
Q: Do you have options for vegetarians/vegans?
A: We typically have vegetarian appetizers and salads available; however, we do not have any main dishes that are vegetarian/vegan. Please be aware that are not versed in vegan cooking and our menu contains various animal products.
Q: How large is your bar?
A: Eight seats. Our stools do have backs and our full menu is offered at the bar. Please be aware that we do not allow children to sit at the bar.
Q: What happens when the bar is full?
A: We will start a waitlist. You can enjoy a drink outside and wait, or we can text you when spots become available.
Q: Is there a dress code?
A: While we do not have a formal dress code, we expect guests to dress appropriately.
Q: Do you have highchairs?
A: We do not have highchairs or booster seats. If you’re planning to dine with children, we suggest an early reservation. Additionally, we do not have space for strollers in the restaurant.
Q: Do you ever do buyouts?
Q: Do you have gift cards?
A: Yes. They are available for purchase in-house.
Q: What is the parking situation?
A: We do not have a parking lot. Guests typically have the best luck with street parking on Mills Ave. or Park Lake St.
Q: What happened to take-out?
A: We primarily offered takeout during the pandemic. We have since removed online ordering and take-out as it distracts from regular service.