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    August 1, 2014
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    November 18, 2014
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Unwind, Italian-style, at Rialto, where James Beard Award-winning chef Jody Adams brings an Italian perspective to New England ingredients. Menu changes monthly to reflect the best in seasonal ingredients and highlight different regional cuisine of Italy. Current menu offerings include: Citrus Braised Octopus with a potato-garlic purée, tomatoes, capers,and coriander, Whole Grain Cannelloni pasta with chanterelles, porcini, ricotta, pancetta and hazelnuts, Roasted Duck Sandwhich with Gruyère, gingered figs and hand-cut fries and an Apple Almond Cake with apple-lemon curd, chestnut honey and almond gelato. <br /><br />The Boston Globe awarded Rialto a coveted four stars in three consecutive reviews and Gourmet Magazine named it one of the "World's Top Hotel Restaurants." Visit www.rialto-restaurant.com to learn more about private and special events, cooking classes and new menu offerings.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
a lovely addition to Cambridge
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"where everything closes early-- and great to have in the hotel"
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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CAFÉ BOULUD features a French-American menu inspired by Chef Daniel Boulud's four culinary muses: la tradition, classic French cuisine; la saison, seasonal delicacies; le potager, the vegetable garden; and le voyage, the flavors of world cuisines. <br /><br />In addition to dinner seven nights, we feature a $37 two-course prix-fixe lunch six days a week, and brunch on Sundays. The restaurant is both a neighborhood gem and a destination for food lovers in search of casually elegant dining. Two private dining rooms seating 18 guest each are available for your private entertaining needs, and may be combined to accommodate 40.<br /><br />The restaurant's adjacent BAR PLEIADES serves inventive cocktails and a luxurious bar menu from 3 pm onwards.<br /><br />DANIEL • DB Bistro Moderne •Boulud Sud• Bar Boulud • DBGB Kitchen & Bar
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
our favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"And over and over again this star in the Boulud group remains terrific...and I think it is the most unusual of all the Daniel Boulud restaurants. Also the staff is particularly nice to residents, and neighbors, right here next to them on 75th street...so it does not feel at all, like a Tourist Event for Out of Towners! And the food is consistently lovely."
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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At Lincoln Ristorante, we offer our interpretation of modern Italian cuisine in New York at Lincoln Center. Our philosophy is simple: to source the best local ingredients and prepare them with authentic Italian methods and spirit. While our location beside Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool is exquisite, with panoramic views and a grass lawn roof, the heart of our restaurant is the central open kitchen.<br /><br />The menu offers our take on traditional preparations ranging from spaghetti al pomodoro to vitello tonnato and simply grilled branzino. Antipasti coax rustic ingredients into dishes with deep, savory flavors. Desserts are beautiful renditions of Italy’s classics: light, lush and irresistible.<br /><br />While reservations are recommended to ensure a table, walk-ins are welcome at our bar where the full menu is served. We are open seven days a week offering lunch, pre-theater, dinner and weekend brunch.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
such a shame
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"this restaurant has the perfect setting, the most amazing perfect kitchen, and a big staff,all trying hard...However the food is relatively mediocre,-too oily.And the servers constantly interrupt, but constantly... ton describe where the butter was made. The hours of the restaurant have no connection to all the Lincoln Center,Film Center, and Juilliard auditoriums around it....we have tried it 4 times, valiantly hoping it will have improved. But I am afraid it is just for tourists, who won't complain, but who won't come back!"
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, scenic view
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RUSTIC BELGIAN EXPERIENCE WITH UPPER EAST SIDE FLAVOR *Over 30 Artisan Belgian Beers* Looking for an assortment of Belgian style Moules Frites, accompanied by an impressive beer list? Come visit us at B.Cafe. This new cozy beer lovers' paradise fulfills your cravings for good homemade Belgian food, as well as artisan and trappiste beer in a rustic setting. Begin your Belgian journey in Bruges with scrumptious Tuna Tartare, Croquettes de Crevettes (North Sea grey shrimp) or Bitter Ballen (pan seared Belgian meatballs with Dijon sauce). Follow your trail to Brussels with Moules Frites, Duvel Carbonade (beer sunken beef stew), Waterzooi (creamy chicken with vegetables) & juicy Belgian Steak Frites. And don't forget to take advantage of our large selection of more than 30 beers to complement your palate. But what would a trip to B.Cafe be without a sweet plunge into some of our homemade waffles or melting Belgian chocolate cake? Come & experience "made in Belgium" gastronomy!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
lovely garden
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"and a great addition to the neighborhood.very friendly service an the food generally excellent."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Opened in 1983 by Theatre District restaurateur Joe Allen, Orso serves regional Italian cuisine in an intimate, trattoria-inspired setting. Out-of-towners, locals and Broadway regulars can all be spotted enjoying Orso's outstanding preparations of classics like rigatoni Bolognese and sautéed calf's liver with grilled onions and sage. In addition to these standbys, Orso also offers smaller plates, antipasti, thin crust pizzas and half orders of pasta, which are perfectly suited for lunch and late evening dining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
this might be our favourite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Perfect for theatre folk, private but friendly. A real club house and delicious clean simple Italian food at its best"
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
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A forum for Lincoln Center’s performing arts culture for nearly 30 years, Café Fiorello features a sprawling bar filled with more than 50 kinds of antipasti. Finished in warm wood, brass and mirrors, the main dining room suggests a timeless charm. In addition to the hot and cold antipasto specialties of vegetables and seafood, the menu features updated Italian classics and specialty dishes, as well as a selection of seafood, steak, veal & pasta.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
we love love love it
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"and after the opera especially, it is perfect for a late supper."
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Knickerbocker is known for its great Jazz and its 28 oz. T- Bone Steaks and is a favorite among many celebrities including F. Murray Abraham, Chris Noth and Ben Stiller. Rachel Ray listed us in her "NYC Favorites" and has praised our Shrimp Cocktail, Creamed Spinach, and of course our T- Bone Steaks.<br />The word "Knickerbocker" itself, says "New York". Upon entering, you’ll know you're in the Village. Its wood paneled walls sport rare turn of the century posters and original caricatures by Al Hirschfield. Large leather booths line the walls and brass rails accent the 100 year old marble bar, where Charles Lindbergh signed his Trans Atlantic contract.<br />We have survived the times by using the freshest ingredients from local markets, and offering good solid value and quality. Our wine list offers over 100 selections, most under $50. We serve until late (weekends 2:00 AM) and offer a Bistro Menu with lighter fare. <br />We offer Brunch on the Weekends, and are open on all Holidays.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Really a neighborhood gem!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I had the best oysters I've had in years, and the service was great,-and immediate... and fabulous to have around the corner from NYU and the engagements we had had earlier in the evening. Like a club-- of people who have tried everywhere else!"
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
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We invite you to escape to Truluck's. A getaway for the senses. <br /><br />Come savor the freshest Crab, direct from our own fisheries. Delight in our fresh-catch seafood menu or select tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Then complement it all with delicious wines by the glass and bottle. <br /><br />San Diego Magazine Readers' Choice Winner 2011: "Best of the Best" Restaurant, "Best Seafood," "Best Service," "Best Wine List," "Best Happy Hour"
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
impressive in San Diego
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"and delicious sea food...beautiful imaginative 'Decor' and very very willing and friendly service..."
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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The Dining Room is located in the old parlour and still features its original crystal chandeliers. The room is now painted a warm persimmon colour and offers comfortable upholstered banquettes and wing back chairs along with the more traditional dining chair. Whether taking afternoon tea and scones or savouring a multi-course meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine Steve Sperling, dining at the Charles Inn Restaurant is always special. Our wine list features the best that Niagara has to offer including a wonderful selection of ice wines to accompany that special dessert. During the warmer months, a candle lit dinner can be enjoyed on the side verandah which overlooks the gardens as well as North America's oldest golf course. After dinner, guests are welcome to enjoy a glass of port or ice wine or perhaps a specialty coffee in the adjoining lounge or sit on the verandah to enjoy the evening sky. The dining room is open seven days a week.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
lovely addition to the area
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 13/10/2014
 2008
Dined on 13/10/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"and the food is excellent.But over-eager constant interruptions from the staff to ask how we were enjoying it!"
Dined on 13/10/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Esca is a Southern Italian Seafood Restaurant created by Mario Batali, Joseph Bastianich & David Pasternack. Esca showcases the style & sensibility of Italian coastal cooking. Dave went to Italy & saw firsthand what they were talking about. After years of cooking French food, Dave had finally found the food he had always wanted to cook. The best fish available, prepared in a simple & delicious way. In Italy that means the local catch, but in New York that means the best fish of the Pacific, Mediterranean & our own backyard.<br><br>At Esca you can eat the most sought after Pacific Ocean delicacies along side Fluke that Dave caught on his day off. The menu changes daily & is driven by the fish markets of the world & the farms of Dave’s friends. Esca is the place where you can have stunning raw fish, an incredible bowl of pasta & then a Mediterranean Branzino cooked in sea salt. Esca is the best of Italian coastal cooking with access to the world’s greatest fish.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Even better than before!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The other night ESCA seemed to have gotten 'even better' than before! We go there after the theatre, when often we have felt that the staff couldn't wait for us to leave… also since I can't eat pasta, they had seemed rather exasperated by us.The other night was a transformation!
Delicious veggies, seafood, -- oysters, salads.Lovely combinations of foods... And lovely attentive service.A real pleasure.And we closed the place. Even though we live on the upper east side, we will 'go down' to ESCA, NOT only on theatre nights.
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Dined on 10/04/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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