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    August 24, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 5, 2014
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A member of the Francesca's Restaurant Group; Davanti Enoteca is a wine bar that offers shareable plates of rustic Italian cuisine. <br /><br />After opening the first location in 2010 in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood, Davanti Enoteca has expanded with restaurants in Del Mar, San Diego; Little Italy, San Diego; Western Springs, Illinois; and now the newest addition the Courtyard Marriot River North in Chicago. Davanti Enoteca, an Italian wine bar, offers shareable plates of rustic Italian cuisine from pastas, pizzas, and entrees in addition to small plate items such as vasi (mini mason jars with Tuscan toast), antipasti, salads and tableside presentations. Exposed brick and refurbished wood create the ambiance of a countryside cottage in Italy.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/03/2014
 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
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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A Cantonese term for “drink tea,” Yum Cha also has a cultural meaning to “go eat dim sum,” and that’s exactly what guests will do. By restauranteurs, Paul Lee and Aeron Lancero, diners can expect to see an array of homemade dim sum dishes representative of the past, present and future of Chinese fare. Executive Chef Rodelio Aglibot envisions a menu that highlights traditional Chinese dishes such as Peking Duck, Hong Kong Style Sweet and Sour Pork and House Steamed Tofu, alongside modern dishes that showcase a playful take on the cuisine.<br /><br />The restaurant will be situated in the Village East complex, between Randolph Street and Benton Place, offering stunning views of the neighborhood and Chicago’s architectural gems. The 150-seat restaurant will feature a full service bar, seasonal patio dining and valet parking.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good food, rookies serving
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We've been to Yum Cha many times. Food is always good, but service remains hit and miss. This last time - clear 'miss'. The rookie (he admitted) couldn't carve the Peking duck correctly. We were left with very little meat for the first course and I doubt what was left of the duck made it all back in the second course. Back to the first course - with 4 at the table, why only serve 7 buns for the duck?? Make it an even 2 each without us having to ask. And fill glasses of water without having your patrons constantly ask. Dumplings, noodles and other dishes were great.
We like the food and location so we'll be back. Hopefully service will he a 'hit' then."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Welcome to Cuttlefish, Arizona’s new home for coastal Italian cuisine featuring the freshest, finest fare this side of the Mediterranean. Cuttlefish’s classic, yet contemporary menu and refreshing, refined raw bar are sure to surprise even the most discerning seafood lover. Sea for yourself by liking our page!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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The only thing primitive about Wildfish Seafood Grille is the swimmingly fresh seafood -- mostly caught the day before and shipped next day on ice. Otherwise, this cosmopolitan bistro is as sophisticated as any fine eatery in New York or Vegas. Burnished wood, dim theatrical lighting, cozy tables, a stylish exhibition kitchen and central bar with several TVs available to catch the game embellish the interior. Veteran restaurateurs Guy Villavaso and Larry Foles (Z'Tejas, Eddie V's Edgewater Grille) have created a fierce seafood-steakhouse combination, which attracts food-loving couples, ladies on a luxurious night out and sexy singles at the bar. Because Wildfish is not as wallet-busting as similar concepts in the area, go ahead and start with a spicy lump crab cake surrounded in a buttery remoulade sauce. If you're in the mood for steak, pick a finely aged filet, rib eye or veal chop.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/10/2014
 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
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Redwater Rustic Grille’s market driven menu is a fresh interpretation of contemporary West Coast Cuisine with signature dishes and innovative creations. A favorite destination for wine-lovers and foodies alike, Redwater’s wine menu features specialties from smaller boutique wineries, many of which are not found elsewhere in the city. The large selection of wine complements the executive chef's menu of seasonal robust dishes. Canadian Coral, soft lighting, the contemporary lounge and the large glass wine cellar enclosing the private dining room; creates an ambiance of casual refinement. Servers are warmly professional and their enthusiasm for great food and wine is infectious. Redwater is a proud recipient of the 2007, 2008 & 2009 Wine Spectator Awards. Dress: Smart Casual.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Never disappoints
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 28/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 28/09/2014
 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 is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Soups, lobster tacos, burger, steak, short ribs and carrot cake were enjoyed by every one in our party. Service was prompt and attentive. It was a busy night this past Sunday so the noise level was a little higher then usual but nothing that negatively impacted our dinner. Highly recommended."
Dined on 28/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Italy is a country of breathtaking beauty - both the land and the people. It is this beauty that is the inspiration for Bonterra, a lively and spirited Italian Trattoria.<br /><br />Chef Glen Manzer prepares contemporary Italian fare with the emphasis on simple, fresh ingredients with an exciting twist. Experience the passions of Italy in our casual dining room; on our stunning Tuscan terrace; or in the Wine Room for a more private event.<br /><br />Our vibrant cuisine perfectly reflects the passions, style, and gusto that is the hallmark the Italian way of life.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Food Great, Service - not so great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 05/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 05/09/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife and I went to Bonterra for the first time. We had no issues with the food (stuffed chicken breast, mussels, salads, ...) as it was all delicious. The ambiance is great (it was late yet still busy and vibrant; their patio looks like a great spot which we'll try sometime later). But our waiter... Spoiled the meal. Arrogant, inattentive, almost condescending. Bonterra - don't allow this. Your restaurant is worthy of better staff. We saw the pleasant and attentive nature of other wait staff. Maybe our guy had an off night. No matter. Like your job or get out, eh? We'll be back and hopefully have a better service experience."
Dined on 05/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Oceana is now located just off the beautiful river banks of Calgary’s Bow river in Eau Claire. Our new location boasts beautiful views of the Prince’s Island Park and its pathways and is the perfect setting for every dining occasion. At Oceana we are proud to offer Calgary’s largest selection of fresh fish and we serve only the best AAA Spring Creek Alberta Beef. During the summer enjoy the evening sun on our beautiful patio away from traffic and the city hustle.<br /><br />Enjoy any one of our three contemporary and comfortable dining rooms that look onto the pathway of Prince’s Island Park or relax by any one of our two fireplaces in cozy leather club chairs, or share and intimate evening in our clamshell booths. Oceana is the perfect spot for every occasion.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 22/08/2014
 2008
Dined on 22/08/2014
 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
Dined on 22/08/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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