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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    April 10, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 29, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.4
 
 
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Columbia is Florida's oldest restaurant, founded in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Family-owned and operated for over 100 years, earning acclaim for old-world charm, and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. <br /><br />Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "A la Valenciana", Filet Mignon "Columbia" and fresh seafood specialties. Don’t miss Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared tableside. Enjoy an ice cold pitcher of Sangria or Mojitos, or sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo from our award-winning wine list.<br /><br />Experience the fire of Flamenco with shows Monday through Saturday for an additional $6.00 per person. Be sure to call the restaurant to check availability for dinner and the show. <br /><br />Children's menu available. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays, serving lunch and dinner daily.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Landmark Restaurant Disappoints
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We expected so much better from Columbia Restaurant. Extremely understaffed on a weekend night, guests were lined up more than 30 min past their reservation time waiting to be seated with more than 25% of the tables empty. Once seated, our waitress had so many tables we only saw her once to take our order during our entire meal. Servers and busboys brought us our meals and filled our water glasses.
We waited over 30 min for our meal to arrive. The food was average at best and it was clear that the kitchen was trying to get out as many meals as quickly as possible. This is a large restaurant which was clearly very disorganized and understaffed. The staff tried hard, but, management needs to do a much better job.
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Dined on 7/25/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Our Ambitious Turkish Cuisine offers best quality Turkish Food in Central Florida Area which includes more vegetarian and seafood options. <br /><br />Basically, Our food is based on Ottoman, Central Asian, Balkan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and European dining cultures and known as one of the largest cuisines in the World. <br /><br />Turkish food became very popular during these days with the heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet. According to the Mayo Clinic, the benefits included a reduced risk of heart disease, a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and a reduced risk of cancer. It also has more powerful vision protectors than other grains and helps increase healthy bacteria in the digestive.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Located at Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL., Bongos Cuban Café draws its inspiration from classic Cuban supper clubs. The multi-level restaurant, lounge and bar boasts a 7,000 square foot indoor restaurant, a 5,000 square foot rooftop lounge with a 360-degree unobstructive view of the entire property and 2 outdoor patios. Inside of the main 7,000 square foot restaurant, guests will experience a chic yet comfortable atmosphere, with white tables and seats which are layered with different textures; polished dark mahogany panels throughout the restaurant; the two-sided main bar (one side features a stage on top of it while the other side extends to the outside of the venue) and a 20 foot window that allows guests to see into a one-of-a-kind custom-made vertical flame rotisserie. Twin glass elevators ascend to the magnificant rooftop lounge adorned with private cabanas and plush lounge seating where guests can enjoy libations under the stars.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Cedars Steakhouse Chefs use the best ingredients including the finest beef, poultry and freshest local seafood to serve a variety of American classics in a contemporary environment.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2008
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Imagine being on a tropical island, Listening to Latin Jazz played softly in the background as you indulge yourself in the most exquisite meals and drinks this island has to offer. Well now you can experience the taste of the Caribbean right in your neighborhood. Cafe Havana will transport You there without ever leaving your seat. With the palm trees surrounding you and the wide variety of food to choose from you will feel like you have been transported to a tropical island. The menu consists of Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Spanish influences. Come savor all the food we offer and don"t forget to order our famous mojito made in the most traditional way. The warm atmosphere and friendly service will capture you. Once you get transported to the Caribbean you will never want to leave. We hope to see you here soon!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Red Lantern is unlike anything Foxwoods has ever seen before. With a capacity of 225 people, Red Lantern is modeled after its sister property in Boston, and features a redesigned open kitchen, full sushi counter and lounge area. Once again designed by the award-winning Peter Niemitz, the space also features 66 lanterns hanging overhead with the entrance marked by oversized, red ceremonial doors. Featuring a large leather, wraparound couch, high-back red club chairs, black tufted club chairs and acupuncture lamp statues throughout, Red Lantern Connecticut has the same feel so many have fallen in love with, in its Boston counterpart.<br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Was really excited to have dinner in what appeared to be a cool place but it was nothing more than a facade. The sushi rolls were mostly rice and nothing special. The rock shrimp appetizer was so small it was like eating bait. The pork filled grief dumplings were OK. Mostl offensive was our table was sticky from layers of grease that you could even smell. Try someplace else"
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2008
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Pull up a seat in the lounge or join us for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch in the dining room. Onieals offers casually elegant cuisine and unique cocktails to satisfy a variety of tastes and preferences. The perfect meeting place for business lunches, after work drinks or fun on the weekend.<br><br>Set in a neighborhood that for more than a hundred years was the knife’s edge of wealth, corruption, poverty and crime, Onieals today is a refined, hip restaurant but one with a history.<br><br>Onieals is well known for "Sex and the City." When Miranda's once and future boy-toy Steve partners up with Carrie’s ex Aidan to open the bar ‘SCOUT’, it is Onieals Grand Street in downtown NYC that serves as the backdrop for the casually hip New York bar.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2008
Dined on 4/16/2014
 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 4/16/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Artisan Kitchen's exotic oasis provides superb ambiance for entertaining clients of enjoying a romantic dinner. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Artisan Kitchen features Mediterranean influences culinary cuisines. The menu is designed to please every palate. Intimate private dining is available with a glass enclosed room.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2012
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2012
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2012
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Pull up a seat in the lounge or join us for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch in the dining room. Onieals offers casually elegant cuisine and unique cocktails to satisfy a variety of tastes and preferences. The perfect meeting place for business lunches, after work drinks or fun on the weekend.<br><br>Set in a neighborhood that for more than a hundred years was the knife’s edge of wealth, corruption, poverty and crime, Onieals today is a refined, hip restaurant but one with a history.<br><br>Onieals is well known for "Sex and the City." When Miranda's once and future boy-toy Steve partners up with Carrie’s ex Aidan to open the bar ‘SCOUT’, it is Onieals Grand Street in downtown NYC that serves as the backdrop for the casually hip New York bar.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2012
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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