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    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 2, 2015
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In April 1999, Restaurant Nora became America's first certified organic restaurant. This means that 95% or more of everything that you eat at the restaurant has been produced by certified organic growers and farmers all who share in Nora's commitment to sustainable agriculture. Nora always offers seasonal, fresh organic food, prepared in a healthy, balanced way and enjoys a "big following" of environmentalists and politicians, who can eat here with a clear conscience, knowing that what's on their plate hasn't polluted the environment, is healthy for them, and tastes good too. Nora offers a special chef's tasting menu, which is perfectly accompanied by a spectacular choice of wines from our award winning wine list, featuring over 100 exceptional wines from small wine producers. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/19/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/19/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/19/2014
 2008
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Clay Pit Contemporary Indian Cuisine is a nationally acclaimed, high energy restaurant located in the historical Bertrams building in beautiful downtown Austin. Clay Pit has been voted best Indian restaurant in Austin and is recognized for a warm and inviting ambience, a dedication to service and for exceeding expectations.<br><br>At Clay Pit we offer fresh, innovative Indian cuisine at moderate prices, along with an extensive selection of mixed drinks, beers and a wine list recognized with the Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence.<br><br>Clay Pit offers the traditionally favorite Indian dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala and Saag Paneer, alongside unique selections like our Curried Mussels appetizer featuring fresh mussels simmered in a garlic & red wine curry sauce; signature dishes such as Khuroos-E-Tursh, a stuffed chicken breast in a casher-almond cream sauce and sumptuous desserts like Chai Spiced Creme Brulee and Mango Cheesecake, which has been featured in Bon Appetit.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2008
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Asti, located in the heart of San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter, has been providing guests with an exquisite fine-dining experience since 1994. Watch the passersby as you dine out on the patio for a pleasant shaded lunch or while indulging in a candlelight dinner. Come on inside to experience the warm, elegant ambiance of the dining room. For the convenience of our guests, Asti can also arrange transportation to and from the restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent Quality
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2008
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The server, chef and everyone who worked at the restaurant seemed to take pride in giving us a great experience. They went above and beyond to accommodate my dietary needs and to make sure we enjoyed everything. The food and wine were both outstanding."
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Located in the heart of the Gaslamp district, we specialize in the best and most authentic Indian food in San Diego. Our menu is filled with exquisite items from all over India that are sure to delight your palate. We have a full service bar and a great selection of wine that can be paired with food or appreciated all on their own.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Solid Indian Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2008
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was absolutely outstanding. The wine list could have been better."
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Artful Elegance. Delightful Ambiance. <br />At Sally's Seafood on the Water, we pair San Diego's finest world-renowned seafood with a bay front view. Each dish is individually crafted to your specifications, creating a culinary experience unrivaled among San Diego seafood restaurants. Featuring fresh seafood and sushi with and impressive wine and sake menu. During the summer months join us for all-day weekend breakfast on the boardwalk. And for the adventuresome guest, Sally's features a Chef's table for a spectacular dining experience with Chef Jake Andrews. Join us for our "Tapas Hour", 2:30pm - 5:30pm daily. Our patio is dog-friendly!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fantastic View and Fabulous Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2008
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I took some customers to dinner at Sally's. I have some dietary restrictions and spoke to the hostess ahead of time. I am used to doing this and then having the wait staff/chef have no idea about my call ahead. To my surprise they not only had notes, but the chef prepared a special meal for me. Our waiter recommended two excellent wines and the food was outstanding. Do not pass up this great restaurant."
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Cafe Malta is a neighborhood bistro serving Mediterranean-inspired fare. It combines a warm, relaxed atmosphere with a perpetually creative kitchen.<br /><br />Named for the island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Cafe Malta finds inspiration in the cuisines of Italy, southern France, Morocco, Greece and Spain, and in the Mediterranean tradition, Cafe Malta cooks seasonally and features a variety of local ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Neighborhood Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This unassuming little restaurant really surprised me. The food was outstanding. I had the vegetarian lasagna and my friend had the gnocchi. Both were perfect. We also had a great little wine and the hummus appetizer. Don't pass it up just because it's in a strip center. The inside is very cute."
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous. <br /><br />We invite you to join us at Roy's Anaheim located in Southern California's sunny Orange County, right inside the Anaheim Garden Walk.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious and Consistent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"You really can't beat this place for a chain restaurant. The food is always cooked to perfection."
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Anaheim White House occupies a lovely turn of the century(c. 1909) home. The menu features fresh seafood and specialties influenced by proprietor Bruno Serato's frequent trips to his hometown of Verona, Italy. Zagat says "Absolutely outstanding".."excellent" Northern Italian fare".."superb service.. always an experience." The restaurant is included in Epicurean Rendezvous' "100 Best Restaurants in Southern California", received five stars from "Southern California Restaurant Writers" and Best service from "OC Restaurant Association". The wine list features over 200 Californian and European wines.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Quaint
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This restaurant is in a house, just like the name states. The food was very good and the atmosphere was quaint."
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Legendary Orange County chef and restaurateur Zov Karamardian has opened the doors to her newest restaurant, Zov"s Anaheim, located on the corner of Katella and State College. The 130-seat restaurant serves a menu of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine including several flatbreads or "Pitzas," Greek Shrimp Salad, Spiced Lamb Burger and Sumac-Roasted Sea Bass. The stylishly decorated entry leads to a welcoming and elegant bar that offers a local micro-brew beer selection, fine wines and several specialty craft cocktails. The two adjacent interior dining rooms are perfect for large and small parties. Just outside, the patio integrates seamlessly with the interior space and offers ample seating along with a fire pit and large flat-screen TVs. <br /><br />“Lunch at Zov’s” has always been the phrase used by the OC Power Lunch community looking for upscale cuisine in a comfortable environment. Zov’s offers a unique happy hour and free corkage Sunday and Monday evenings.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Find
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"There are not a lot of restaurants near the Anaheim Convention center so I was thrilled to find this place. I took clients there the first night I was in town. The food was so unbelievably fresh and delicious, that I went back several nights later with another group. Both groups raved about the food. Don't miss the mezze platters!"
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Harvest Organic Grille. Our menu features wonderful vegetarian dishes as well as Grass-fed Steaks, Wild-caught seafood, and Free Range Chicken. We also have Power Juices, salads, pastas, burgers, and sandwiches. Healthy kids menu too!<br />We also have a full bar featuring Organic Wines. Signature dishes include "Snapper Vera Cruz," "Vegan Squash Pasta," and "Make your Own Pizzas."<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
You Can Feel Comfortable Eating Here
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I am thrilled to have vegan, vegetarian and responsibly sourced food options. It is of great importance to me. They have a wonderful menu. They could kick it up a notch on the spices, but overall, it was great."
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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