Kris
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  • Review Count
    15
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    May 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 23, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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A classic American restaurant combining flavors of New Orleans and the deep South with ingredients from Napa Valley.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Lots of Food!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2000
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2000
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Pear Southern Bistro may be a bit too Southern in its portion size. I could only make it through half my lunch, but, that being said, it was tasty and I enjoyed it. Just hate to waste food....Do not, however, order the tater tots: they are fried mushy mashed potatoes and not worth the calorie intake!"
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2000
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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PRESS is the perfect wine country dining experience. PRESS features prime dry-aged beef, whole roasted chicken, grass fed Sonoma lamb, and fresh fish prepared on a custom wood burning grill and rotisserie. The modern farmhouse style blends with the neighboring vineyards to create a truly modern steakhouse. An award winning largely Napa Valley wine list completes the PRESS experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Not At The Top of Its Game
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2000
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2000
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Press has been a favorite for quite some time but our latest visit was a disappointment. The prices have risen dramatically while the food preparation has suffered. I think $14 for an ear of corn, or $26 for six bacon slices is over the top and uncalled for. The tomatoes in my $20 salad were not trimmed correctly making some pieces inedible, the chocolate souffle was undercooked, and the lobster/crab cake was a gooey mess. Obviously more oversight is needed in the kitchen to warrant their higher prices. We will not be returning."
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Five is New American cuisine, with contemporary style. <br />An original downtown Berkeley gathering spot, where you can experience great diversity of people, food, wine, and spirits in a striking, yet familiar setting. <br />Five features live music by fine local artists every Wednesday and Thursday in July. Check our website for music details.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were here for a pre-theater dinner, and the Real Madrid soccer team was arriving at the same time: what a crush, but it was fun to see them all! The food was quite delicious and I must say, considering all the chaos, the service was great. I'll be back on a more subdued evening."
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Enjoy Celadon's award-winning 'Global Comfort Food' in our beautiful dining room or on the lovely courtyard. The seasonally influenced menu features flavors from the Mediterranean, Asia, and the Americas. We are located in the heart of downtown Napa in the Historic Napa Mill.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always A Delight!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Celadon is a favorite in downtown Napa (where there are many wonderful restaurants) because of its flexible and diverse menu, perfect service and friendly ambience. I recommend it highly!"
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2000
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Boxing Room opened in 2011 in the former 19th-century Standard Shirts Factory, located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. Executive Chef Justin Simoneaux, a Southern Louisiana native, celebrates the Cajun and Creole dishes of New Orleans and coastal Louisiana, coupled with seasonal Northern California ingredients. Additionally, Boxing Room offers oysters from the raw bar, and an extensive selection of beer and wine on tap. Since opening, Boxing Room has been named one of San Francisco’s Best New Restaurants by 7x7 magazine, and San Francisco magazine gave the restaurant a 3-star review. Boxing Room is open daily for dinner, lunch during the week, and brunch on the weekend.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
A New Orleans Treat
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2000
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Although I'm not a fan of New Orleans Cajun/Creole cuisine, the Boxing Room does produce some interesting and tasty dishes. Some of the favorites, like fried alligator, I will never experience. The gumbo is quite good, and the homemade (I think) bourbon ice cream is a keeper. It's convenient to the Civic Center, opera and symphony, and easy in and out for a quick bite before a performance."
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2000
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Bistro Don Giovanni offers a warm and inviting experience with all the personality of a Mediterranean hideaway. Chef Donna Scala’s rustic fare incorporates local fruits, vegetables, meat and fowl into traditional, fresh Italian dishes with her signature, creative flair. Freshly baked breads, local olive oil, beautiful salads, tasty appetizers and homemade pastas are inspired by the bounty of Napa Valley. Main courses offer an array of regionally sourced and highest quality creations of chicken, steaks, burgers and seafood. The bar features hundreds of Napa Valley and Italian wines as well as a host of signature cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always A Pleasure
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Dining at BDG is always a pleasure. The food is wonderful and served with style, and it feels like home. I recommend it highly."
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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For nearly twenty years the restaurants of the Lark Creek Restaurant Group have featured American wines exclusively to complement our commitment to seasonal farm-fresh American fare.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A Personal Favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2000
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"One Market has been one of my favorite SF restaurants for many years, and it feels like home when I dine there. The menu changes with the season, featuring fresh items from the SF Ferry Bldg Farmers' Market across the street as well as locally-sourced fish and meats, and freshly made soups and pastas. The menu is actually so inviting that I find it hard to narrow my choices. Luckily, a platter of three veggie sides is usually offered along with a selection of three mini desserts (thank goodness!). It's always a joy to eat at One Market!"
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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This iconic San Francisco restaurant reopened in September 2013, heralding the return of a beautiful destination for modern, eclectic cuisine and cocktails along the City’s Embarcadero. At the helm is renowned chef and owner Bruce Hill. The landmark Fog City Diner, which first opened in 1985, was completely re-imagined by chef Hill and the restaurant’s founders. Maintaining the energy and spirit of the beloved original, this new incarnation offers innovative menus in a sophisticated, warm and open environment. Join us for lunch and dinner seven nights a week, an afternoon cocktail, or weekend brunch. If your reservation time is unavailable, please give us a call so we can better inform you of additional booking options.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Fog City is So-So
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2000
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2000
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My first time back after the remodel and I was not impressed. The interior is spruced up, sort of, and the food is underwhelming. With so many options in the Embarcadero area, I won't return here."
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2000
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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Skates on the Bay is known for their fresh market ingredients, innovative menu, and spectacular views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco. <br />This beautiful and historic waterfront gathering place for fresh seafood and unmatched views of the San Francisco Bay, recently completed (April, 2012) a major interior design renovation, including the addition of a new raw bar, glass-walled private dining room and innovative menus. Originally opened in 1983 in the Berkeley Marina, the reimagined Skates on the Bay is a stunning restaurant to enjoy cocktails at sunset, late night Happy Hour, weekday lunch, weekend lunch or brunch with the family or dinner with a date any time of year.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
It's just ok
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2000
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2000
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food preparation needs work. Some vegetables are overcooked while others in the same dish are not. Fish is also overcooked at times. It's ok but not great."
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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Boxing Room opened in 2011 in the former 19th-century Standard Shirts Factory, located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. Executive Chef Justin Simoneaux, a Southern Louisiana native, celebrates the Cajun and Creole dishes of New Orleans and coastal Louisiana, coupled with seasonal Northern California ingredients. Additionally, Boxing Room offers oysters from the raw bar, and an extensive selection of beer and wine on tap. Since opening, Boxing Room has been named one of San Francisco’s Best New Restaurants by 7x7 magazine, and San Francisco magazine gave the restaurant a 3-star review. Boxing Room is open daily for dinner, lunch during the week, and brunch on the weekend.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always A Delight!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2000
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Boxing Room is a bit of New Orleans in San Francisco and great fun with interesting food choices such as alligator, which I've never had, hush puppies, gumbos and beignets. All great fun to try and to savor. I recommend it for a definite change of pace!"
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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