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    May 27, 2014
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    May 27, 2014
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Las Brisas sources only the finest ingredients. Our premium Angus steaks are all natural, free of hormones and antibiotics, and are sourced from one of the only third-party Certified Humane cattle ranching operation in the U.S. Our fish is flown in fresh three times per week and our premium produce is sourced from top growers with field-to-kitchen trace-ability and rigorous monitoring at all five stages of production to ensure quality. <br /><br /> Our talented chefs are professionally trained and experienced in a wide range of cuisine. Our Award-Winning wine list is the most extensive in all of West Texas and boasts over 400 selections, including boutique and hard-to-find wines. We have extensive scotch, craft beer, and whiskey collections, and our experienced bartenders will hand-craft a cocktail to your liking. Our patio overlooks a pond and waterfall, and plays host to live music acts from the end of March through the end of October every year. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lubbock's best...
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/05/2014
 2006
Dined on 3/05/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A true foodie, I find most of Lubbock's "fine dining" options tend to overwork their ingredients and miss the mark. We stuck to simple dishes at Las Brisas: Shrimp Cocktail, Filet Mignon, risotto, truffled mashed potatoes. Each was excellent. But, there were a few missteps, too:
- The menu doesn't mention that steaks are pepper-crusted; I prefer mine unadorned.
- I ordered my filet MEDIUM, but it arrived beyond rare, solid JELLY on the inside.
- My party had finished their meals by the time mine returned, and it was WELL DONE at that point.
So, five stars for flavor, one star for execution.
Our waiter scored points by digging up a great wine that wasn't on the menu, but he didn't offer compensation for the steak mishap. Disappointing."
Dined on 3/05/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Quartino, an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar, is the creation of Hugo Ralli, Steve Lombardo (owners of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR) and Exec Chef / Partner John Coletta. Quartino combines the best of Italy’s osteria and enoteca to offer an authentic everyday Italian food and wine experience. “Where wine is cheaper than water” Throughout Europe, in bistro after osteria after enoteca, fresh local wines of high quality and unique characteristics are priced as a less expensive alternative to bottled water. Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
If I lived in Chicago...
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"...I would definitely be a regular at Quartino. The depth of the menu offerings is exciting; the atmosphere is vibrant but somehow still laid-back; the patio seating is terrific; and the food is truly special.
Our second visit in a single week was not as special, admittedly, mainly due to an absentee server (we waited 20+ minutes after requesting our check, only to have to ask another member of the wait staff to retrieve it for us, which she did gladly and promptly). The food, however, was excellent. This time we sampled fewer dishes, but each was delicious: caponata and tallegio cheese with fennel salad, to start, and tortellini with alfredo sauce & prosciutto and penne a la vodka to end. Every bite was scrumptious."
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Quartino, an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar, is the creation of Hugo Ralli, Steve Lombardo (owners of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR) and Exec Chef / Partner John Coletta. Quartino combines the best of Italy’s osteria and enoteca to offer an authentic everyday Italian food and wine experience. “Where wine is cheaper than water” Throughout Europe, in bistro after osteria after enoteca, fresh local wines of high quality and unique characteristics are priced as a less expensive alternative to bottled water. Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A terrific find!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our recent visit to Quartino was so good, we went back again the same week. First, our server, William, was hands-down the best waitstaff I've had in years. His energy was terrific, as he joyfully and knowledgeably guided us through the wine and menu selections course-by-course. He was perfection. And the food was pretty grand, as well. We had a selection of cheeses and salumi and other appetizers (caponata --mmmph!), breads and salads, followed by the truffled mushroom risotto and short ribs. All were EXCELLENT. The only stumble of the night was the pasta with tomato sauce & basil. The pasta was so undercooked it was barely chewable, and the sauce honestly tasted like dishwater. No depth of flavor. Otherwise, five stars all around. Bravo!"
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, late-night find
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