Kris
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  • Review Count
    14
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    October 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 23, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
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54 Mint is a little gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco across from the old US Mint Building. We offer authentic Italian cuisine prepared only with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our pastas and desserts are made fresh on a daily basis. 54 Mint is also a retail store where you can purchase, for a simple gift or for your own need, a variety of imported products such as extra virgin olive oil from Umbria, balsamic vinegars, cheese, spices, wines and much more...Our bar will remain open until midnight offering an extended variety of cocktails and high-end imported and local spirits as well as a late-night menu of small bites.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dismal Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2000
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I've always enjoyed the food at 54 Mint but my latest experience leads me to say I won't be returning. We waited over one hour for any food at all; the service was horrid and inept. Never again."
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2000
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Cole's Chop House presents sophisticated steak house classics in an elegant setting matched by friendly, attentive service. Cole's features 21 day dry-aged steaks, Certified Angus Beef, signature cocktails, and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always A Delight!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2000
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Cole's is a favorite downtown Napa destination, a steak house that serves wonderful seafood dishes and a killer lobster bisque. Not being a meat eater I've not had the pleasure (which I hear from others is considerable) of their aged meats grilled to perfection served with wonderful sides such as creamed spinach, lovely salads and baked potatoes. The cocktails are amazing also. All in all a truly great dining experience!"
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Morimoto's contemporary Japanese menu infuses traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation techniques. His seasonal and ever-changing selection of raw fish preparations will feature the freshest seafood available as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables from supporting farmers. Morimoto's signature offerings include Toro Tartare, presented in a shallow wooden tray with condiments including crème fraîche, wasabi, avocado, nori paste, chives, crispy rice, and dashi-soy. Tuna Pizza made with raw tuna, anchovy aioli, and jalapeno; Morimoto Sashimi, a terrine of seared Toro, smoked salmon, barbequed eel, tuna and Hamachi served with five different sauces in pipettes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Incredible Sake Offerings
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2000
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I didn't check "notable wine list" because Morimoto specializes in upscale sakes. It is an educational experience to read the offerings and luckily the staff can be very helpful with selection and tasting. Food is always wonderful and fresh and I do enjoy going there. The surroundings can be cold and noisy, however, because of the concrete floors."
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Buckeye Roadhouse is a beautiful, cozy, Aspen lodge-like dining room, complete with fireplace.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always Like Home
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2000
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Buckeye is a Marin tradition dating back for years (it seems like generations!). The food is somewhat predictable but nicely prepared and the ambiance is perfect for a family gathering or a quiet lunch by the fire. I always recommend it to visitors because it combines the best of Northern California: good local food in lovely surroundings. Plus, valet parking!"
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Aged for almost 30 years in the Napa Valley… Since its beginnings as a local gathering spot over 29 years ago, Mustards Grill has blossomed into a destination for all who appreciate memorable food, superb wines and a warm welcome. Mustards food is Chef/Owner Cindy Pawlcyn’s mix of American regional dishes with global influences. The list of “Way Too Many Wines” represents the best from appellations throughout California and the New World. Mustards is an American Grill, featuring flavors from around the globe. The wood-burning grill produces such favorites as Cindy’s famous Mongolian Pork Chop, chipotle –rubbed Quail, and the ½ pound Niman Ranch hamburger. The oakwood smoker fills the restaurant with aromas of BBQ baby back ribs and tea-smoked Peking duck. Specialties include Seared Ahi Tuna on sesame crackers and Crispy Calamari tossed with curried slaw. The eclectic wine list features hard to find gems from California, the American Northwest, & South America.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
My Favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2000
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I've been enjoying Mustard's since it opened (I believe in 1983) and it never disappoints. The space is small and waiting for a table is chaotic, especially in the winter when waiting outdoors is not an option. A reservation is a must because it is a very popular wine country destination. Although there have been minor changes to the roadhouse menu over the years, the quality has never faltered: every item is stellar and expertly prepared. The problem is, however, deciding among the many luscious items, one can only eat so much at one seating. Luckily, I live in the area so I can visit as often as I like!"
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Enjoy spectacular views of the new Carquinez Bridge and serene San Pablo Bay while dining on the lushly planted patio with heated and cooled cabanas and twinkling lights. Unique weekend brunch with specialty cocktails. Specialties include 100% USDA Certified Prime, Prime Rib and whole Dungeness crab. Unique dining rooms for an intimate dinner or a large group. "We may have a funny name but we're dead serious about our food!!"
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
An Easy Standby
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2000
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2000
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Dead Fish overcooks most items but still it is a standby in the area for the scenic view of the bay and the crab. I probably go there once a week just to enjoy the ambiance."
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always A Pleasure.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2000
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Tucked away off the main street of downtown Napa, Celadon is a dining treat offering a varied and flexible menu of choices expertly prepared and beautifully presented. While it's sister restaurant, Cole's, on the main street a few blocks away, offers primarily a meat-centric experience, Celadon has numerous pasta, fish and vegetarian options. It's a joy to eat there!"
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2000
Special Features: romantic, 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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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
My Favorite!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2000
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"1M is my favorite San Francisco restaurant. The ingredients are always fresh and expertly prepared and the menu changes with each season, always something wonderful to savor. A special treat is their mini dessert offering: three smaller versions of heavenly desserts, just a taste or two of something special!"
Dined on 12/15/2014
 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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Lark Creek Walnut Creek is located in historic downtown Walnut Creek. The atmosphere is light and airy, with American country charm, sidewalk seating, an exhibition kitchen, and the new Oakville Room seating up to 36 guests for private functions. The changing menu, created by Chef Scott Wall includes seasonal, farm-fresh American fare featuring traditional and updated recipes. Produce, meats, poultry, fish, and other products from local ranchers, growers, and fishermen. Housemade desserts; local and regional wines. <br><br> Lark Creek Walnut Creek beverage service features 125 American wines, including offerings on tap, by the glass and in half-bottles, with local and regional producers featured. Full bar; fresh fruit and fountain beverages.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A Classic
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2000
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Lark Creek WC is a downtown standby offering fresh food in classic preparations. Great cocktails, nice wine list and an inventive menu make for a wonderful dining experience."
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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The Cavalier is an all-day London-inspired brasserie, located in the new Hotel Zetta.<br /><br />This is the third property for restaurateurs Anna Weinberg, James Nicholas & Chef Jennifer Puccio; the team behind Marlowe and Park Tavern. The team has collaborated with award winning San Francisco designer Ken Fulk, who has revamped the interior in deep leather banquettes, polished brass, zinc and white marble, giving it a posh and sultry feel.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always A Delight!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2000
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Cavalier is a find! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at a convenient location (next to the Westfield Center) with wonderful cocktails and a great wine list, who could want anything more? The British style of the menu is inventive and welcoming, good things to eat and drink at all times of the day!"
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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