MarginallyUseful
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  • Review Count
    6
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  • First Review
    April 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    May 25, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
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Water front dining featuring the riches of the Chesapeake region. Fresh local produce and seafood are served daily while enjoying the view of the beautiful miles river.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Exceptional, and worth it!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Beautiful elegant room, wonderful harbor views, terrific bread and uniformly excellent entrees. Polished service. Reasonably priced when you consider the total experience. You won't regret going here in any respect."
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Open Tuesday thru Sunday at 5pm for dinner<br />We are a small, quaint steakhouse, so trying to accommodate tables over 6 guests on weekends becomes a challenge...however, it is a challenge that we are up to! Please make the reservation on line and leave a message in the reservation notes with the actual time and size of your group, as well as direct contact information, and we will contact you directly with our availability.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Top-notch, but expensive
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/23/2014
 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
"clearly one of the top 3 or 4 restaurants in St Michaels, right in the center of town in an older building, handsome rooms. Good, attentive service, and the kitchen turns out really superior fish and meat dishes. But the prices are equal to or higher than what you'd pay for the same (excellent) meal in downtown Washington (where you'd find even better service and more elegant surroundings) -- so why the super-high prices? Definitely worth going to but perhaps not frequently."
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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A converted garage features soaring ceilings, garage doors that open onto the patio and outside bar, with a wood fired grill, raw bar and a vast craft beer list all make for the hottest restaurant on the Eastern Shore. A nice dinner for two or a quick burger at the open kitchen counter, you can always count on great food, friendly service and fun. Opened in November 2010, Brasserie Brightwell is located in the Easton Market Square at 206 North Washington Street in historic Easton, MD and serves French-inspired cuisine with an American twist. Owned/ operated by brothers-in-law Chef Brendan Keegan & Brian Fox of 208 Talbot fame, and Bob Yabroff.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Popular & Great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We've had a few dinners at this informal brasserie and enjoyed all of them. The setting is casual but pleasant, there's a nice patio with many tables when the weather's nice, it's reasonably priced, and the service is good (but not really polished). The kitchen is what wins the raves: well-prepared bistro fare (from salads to great burgers and chicken sandwiches, terrific fries, and steaks and fish); there should be something to please everyone in your group. Thus, it's deservedly popular and Saturday night reservations in the season are tough to get. The Motown music is too loud and intrusive, and not everyone is a Motown fan."
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2008
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Water front dining featuring the riches of the Chesapeake region. Fresh local produce and seafood are served daily while enjoying the view of the beautiful miles river.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Beautiful, romatic setting
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"With big picture windows overlooking the manicured grounds and docks and sailboats, this is a very romantic restaurant -- with handsome interior decoration and excellent food to match. Professional, gracious service (you can tell there's serious training and management attention). Great for brunch. It attracts a generally elegant and slightly older crowd - but not always, as often the hotel hosts a wedding and the guests spend the weekend, so the crowd can be mixed. If you are staying at the hotel or on the Eastern Shore generally, this is definitely a "destination restaurant" you would want to try. Prices are reasonable given the setting."
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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In the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile & Gold Coast, The Local Chicago provides an elevated dining experience within walking distance of the city’s greatest shopping and attractions. Proprietors Matt Moore and David Flom, veterans of the acclaimed Chicago Cut Steakhouse in River North, strive for The Local Chicago to be a home away from home. Specially sourced ingredients are used to elevate American comfort food favorites that deeply satisfy. The menu changes seasonally, but standout favorites are the chicken pot pie, bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits, a show-stealing jalapeno corn bread and, borrowing a page from sister restaurant Chicago Cut Steakhouse, sublime USDA Prime steak. From the dining room guests can view the “from-scratch” exhibition kitchen, watching as chefs roast succulent rotisserie chickens and Berkshire pork racks in the restaurant’s majestic red & gold Rotisol. Rounding out the visit is a jaw-dropping wine list delivered via ipad.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Terrific food and great location
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2014
 2008
Dined on 4/23/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"just steps away from shopping on Michigan, and close to lots of hotels, this handsome restaurant is one of our favorites every time we visit the city. big portions, diverse menu (lots of comfort food, amazing hamburgers), excellent service and reasonable prices. Was fairly crowded on a recent weekday evening at 10:30 - a good sign! Can't go wrong here!"
Dined on 4/23/2014
 2008
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Inspired to create a casual Italian restaurant in their own neighborhood, the culinary team behind Washington, DC’s award-winning Ristorante Tosca opened the doors to Posto, “a modern Italian place to meet,” in December 2008. It is located in a beautiful, century-old building (which at one time was a car dealership!) on the newly re-energized 14th St. NW – right next door to The Studio Theater, and just steps away from P St. and its hubbub of activity. As a proud new addition to the Logan Circle neighborhood, Posto serves classic and modern Italian dishes, and is the perfect place to drop in for a cocktail and a quick bite, or a multi-course meal shared with friends. A custom-built, wood-burning oven located in the back of the dining room entices guests with the smells of just-baked Neapolitan style pizzas and focaccia.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Still Very Good....But Slipping?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2009
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"our 10th or 11th dinner here - we were less enthralled this time: the Burrata salad was miniscule (barely enough for one person so don't even think of sharing it), but the pastas were excellent. Posto used to have a parking lot in the same block -- but you'll never find a parking space in the popular 14th Street corridor; the neighborhood has almost NO public garages, so getting there by car is a hassle. More importantly, there are now at least a handful of other superb Italian restaurants downtown (not really true when Posto opened) and given the uninteresting decor, EXCESSIVE noise level and sometimes indifferent or rushed service of Posto...it's frankly not as relatively attractive as it used to be. Still good but no longer exceptional."
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, hot spot
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