MandB
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    June 29, 2014
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    September 29, 2014
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Halyards on St. Simons has been redefining Island Cuisine for 11 popular years. The Island's unrivaled see-and-be-seen dinner spot for locals who know and for coastal visitors who've heard that the Seared Tuna with a Plum Wine Reduction and the Prime N.Y. Strip with Soy Lime Butter will make your evening. That's not to say you should skip the Creamy Blue Crab Bisque or the nightly specials. The atmosphere is casually elegant(coozy lounge furniture in the courtyard and under the awning), the welcome warm (usually by name), the service crisp and attentive, the wine cellar vast (7 Wine Spectator Awards) and the comfortable bar hip and hopping. The menu is the brilliant handiwork of Chef/Owner Dave Snyder that changes seasonally and is bold, creative and gloriously rewarding. To be sure you're pleased, Dave roams the front of the house for comments when he's not out fishing for your dinner. As you would expect at a restaurant of Halyards' caliber, reservations are a good idea.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Good food but disappointing this time. Was there a change of chefs? Chicken livers, friend green tomatoes, tuna, scallops, all good but not great. The chef seems to think every dish has to be pasted to its plate by something mashed. Chicken livers pasted with mashed beans, fried green tomatoes pasted with mashed chives, scallops with mashed potatoes."
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2004
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Etch is the newest culinary venture from Chef Deb Paquette. Located in the ground floor of the Encore tower in downtown Nashville, Etch offers a private dining room, full bar and an open kitchen with bar-style seating. <br /><br />In her 13 years as Chef/Owner of Zola, Deb received accolades for Nashville’s best chef and Nashville’s best restaurant multiple times. Nashville restaurants are many, but Etch sets itself apart with bold flavors and colorful presentations.<br /><br />The cuisine at Etch is complemented by our comprehensive wine list, featuring an extensive collection of wines from around the world. Guests can also enjoy our modern take on classic cocktails, along with a variety of eclectic beers and regional drafts. <br /><br />We invite you to come try Chef Paquette’s latest endeavor, a menu referred to as “signature Deb – unique, playful, over-the-top, and as the address at Encore implies, ovation-worthy” (Carrington Fox, Nashville Scene).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Lunch was wonderful making us want to go back for dinner next time we are in Nashville. The sauces offered with the roasted cauliflower appetizer were great but needed something more creative than cauliflower. Turkish Fish Taco was good but short of great; however, the Duck Pastrami Panini was fabulous, the best take on duck pastrami I've eaten. We will be back."
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Mason’s, aptly named for the popular Mason jars used in Southern canning, is a Southern brasserie-style restaurant combining traditional Southern dishes with classical French techniques to create a uniquely local dining experience. Guests can experience the authentic flavors indigenous foods that make up the Southern food experience in modern day Nashville.<br /><br />Chef Brandon Frohne approaches contemporary American and European cuisine with energy and creativity, while honoring ingredients of quality and paying respect to the origins of Southern cooking. His creativity,<br />connection to the local culinary community and passion for farm-to-table<br />cooking contribute to Mason’s distinctive dining experience.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great food, an amazing menu - everything on the menu was creative, imaginative, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! We ordered several menu items just to taste them and all were fabulous. Great drinks list as well. Crab corn dogs, amazing! Fried green tomato crab cakes, amazing! Entrees (pepper rubbed pork chop) fantastic, as were sides (kimchee collard greens), and dessert. Incredible service, our waiter knew every element and nuance of each dish that he presented. We also had the opportunity to meet the chef, Brandon Frohne, whose knowledge of food, composition, presentation, and creativity is incredible. He has made us a fan. Can't wait for our next trip to Nashville so we can explore more amazing food created by chef Frohne."
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2004
Special Features: hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Flyte World Dining & Wine is a unique culinary experience. Flyte's Executive Chef Mike Moranski incorporates local produce, free-range meats and beautiful presentations into a truly seasonal, farm-to-table menu featuring the best of Tennessee's independent farms. Flyte's knowledgeable staff can help you navigate the eclectic wine list and craft beer selection (or you can choose a pre-set wine or beer Flyte). There's even a 20-seat Kitchen Dining Room where you can dine in the midst of the action. Flyte's focus on service and hospitality is evident in personal touches from the moment you make a reservation until you conclude your evening. The restaurant interior is lively, colorful and beautifully lit to provide the perfect setting to your Dining & Wine adventure and the diverse music is handpicked by the staff. Happy Hour from 4:30 to 7:00 in the lounge everyday!<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was as excellent as it was the last time we dined here so the new chef seems equally as creative. The big hitch was service. We had the same waiter and he was as competent as before except he was working the entire restaurant with only minimal help from two obviously new and untrained waitresses. When our entrée arrived the waiter was busy at another table with a larger party and the server just plopped two dishes on the table with no explanation about the dished, no attempt to fill empty wine glasses, but worse no flatware. We had to wait quite a while to attract someone's attention just to get a knife and form. Very disappointing!"
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2004
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Bouley features the exciting culinary talents of famed four- star Chef, David Bouley. Bouley offers French cuisine with modern Asian influences served in an elegant and intimate setting.<br /><br />In addition to the á la carte menu, the restaurant offers a $55 five course tasting menu for lunch and $175 six course tasting menu for dinner. Parties of 8 or more may order from the tasting menu only and deposit is required to secure a reservation. Chef Bouley is always happy to accommodate all dietary needs and restrictions.<br /><br />Attire :Jackets are required for gentlemen at both lunch and dinner.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Perfection! Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambiance! Amazing food expertly conceived and presented. Everything classical French food should be and with care and attention to modernism. Bouley is always a MUST whenever we are in NY!"
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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With the rapidly growing popularity of Kpop around the world, the most successful entertainment mogul in Asia, JY Park has taken Korean barbecue/lounge upscale and hip, anticipating to make it the place where entertainment meets exquisite dining. <br /><br />At the heart of the concept is a custom-grill made of a crystal placed on the belly of the ancient-tale character with infrared heat that will produce higher temperatures than charcoal or gas grills. Downdraft machines are promised to eliminate smoke so you don't go home smelling like grilled meat; chef Kay promises finest ingredients ranging from rib eye and pork belly to scallops to market vegetables. A separate lounge menu serves small plates. <br /><br />The bi-level venue has private rooms specially intended for any type or size of private events.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our second dinner at Kristalbelli and once again everything was excellent -- excellent service, excellent food. The care and attention provided by the staff was top-notch. The tuna appetizer was perfectly offset by the smoked bacon. The Wagyu beef barbeque melts I your mouth and the vegetable and sides were all delicious (best kimchee we've ever had). The last time we followed the beef with Bibimbap (delicious) and this time with the Bulgogi Dupbap, which might have even been more delicious. Desserts (I'm not a dessert person) were also amazing. And, what a great wine list!"
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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The 56-seat neighborhood spot is a modern interpretation of a public house, offering casual food, well-crafted cocktails and an extensive selection of intriguing and affordable wines. In the spirit of every great pub, guests are welcomed to drop in for anything from a drink and a quick bite on the way home after work, to joining with friends or family in sharing a meal.<br /><br />Chef Wylie Dufresne, along with Chef de Cuisine Ryan Henderson, apply innovative techniques in the kitchen at Alder, taking familiar dishes and flavor combinations and presenting them in their own unique style, celebrating New York City’s diverse food culture in the process. Dufresne and Henderson find their inspiration in their metropolitan surroundings: New York is a city where we can source the best ingredients from around the world and turn them into something distinctly American.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2004
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great brunch menu, original and delicious. Incredibly small, expensive (for the size) portions. The Chinese sausage pigs in a blanket were excellent (but only 4 very small half-inch wedges. Ditto for the French onion soup rings (only 4 rings in an order for $10). The coconut waffles with jerk chicken was also excellent. I was disappointed with the pastrami has as the spices were too "holiday season-ish rather than savory. All in all it was a great dining experience."
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Socarrat Nolita's ambience denotes feelings of warmth, comfort and hospitality. Building on its sister restaurant's identity as a small, intimate space comprised primarily of one large communal table, the restaurant also offers banquette, bar and table seating.<br /><br><br><br />Socarrat, the quintessence of the perfect paella and for which the restaurant is named, is the delectable, sensuous crust that forms on the bottom of the paella pan when the liquid is rendered and the rice reaches its peak of succulence. The menu, an authentic array of delicious dishes from the regions of Spain specializing in traditional tapas with an accent on paella and fideua (which substitutes fried noodles for rice) that can be characterized as a true exploration for the palette.<br /><br><br><br />Socarrat Nolita also offers several tapas, wines by the glass, Spanish desserts, and sangria.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2004
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Always excellent paella (the black squid ink is our favorite) -- and of course, the socarrat makes the dish. Tapas are also always excellent -- we loved the green tomato. The only disappointment was the Sangria. We ordered a full carafe and it had only 4 small glasses (we were 5). It was served in a small pitcher filled to capacity with ice cubes and obviously very little wine! We've dined here several times and never experienced this before (could they have run out of pre-made Sangria for the night?)."
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2004
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Osteria Morini - New York is a authentic rustic Italian restaurant by acclaimed and award winning Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group. In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests, and at Osteria Morini - New York Chef White continues this tradition of hospitality, transforming his first downtown restaurant into an authentic, old-world osteria with soulful food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/28/2014
 2004
Dined on 8/28/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We shared 3 crostini -- all of which were excellent -- and 3 from the meat/cheese selection -- all of those excellent as well. In particular, the parmagiano "gelato" was fabulous as was the Squacquerone cheese (complemented by wonderful bread. These six dishes were rich, filling and delicious, leaving room only to share a pasta dish -- also amazingly delicious. Can't wait to go back to taste some more amazing dishes. We've had Lambrusco several times before and hadn't particularly liked them, but since this is a specialty of Osteria Morini we tried again and order the special of the day thanks to the suggestion of our waiter -- it was great!"
Dined on 8/28/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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THE VICEROY” a title synonymous with “Royalty”, a highly coveted post, was awarded to the governing head of British Colonies in the 18-19 hundreds. Keeping with the tradition of this apex post in the British regime, we strive hard to maintain the highest level of comfort, taste and hospitality to become the apex provider of Authentic Indian Fare as no other in the Industry. We strive hard to provide you with the best experience in “ROYAL INDIAN DINING”. Our vision is to simplify Indian cooking and bring you back to the basics with nutrition, quality, flavor, aroma and taste. Our spice blends fresh ingredients and your imagination which will transform your craving into simple and satisfying cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2004
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our second time dining at Viceroy and it was every bit as wonderful as we had remembered. We dined with another couple and they also felt the food was excellent. It is great to have an Indian restaurant that actually make is own pickles. All of the dishes, breads, rice, sides, etc., we had were truly excellent, including one we've never eaten before. We also had the butter chicken again, and again it was amazing - the best we've ever eaten, including in India. If you love Indian food you will love Viceroy."
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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