Kris
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  • Review Count
    11
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  • First Review
    August 23, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 17, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.1
 
 
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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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SEE, TASTE and DISCOVER authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Inspired by years of experience traveling through China, we bring the best ingredients, flavors and techniques. Watch our chefs in action as they prepare every dish in front of your eyes. See world champion noodle dancers pull giant balls of dough into thousands of thin noodles. Taste delicate hand-folded dim sum, and live wok-tossed dished, all in our open exhibition kitchen. Discover ancient Chinese tradition brought to life and interpreted in a thoroughly modern way!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Mall Restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2000
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"So eating in a shopping mall is not my idea of fun or good dining, but M.Y. China is a different concept. With a full bar and a menu of exciting choices drawn from throughout all the Chinese provinces, it defies the mall-food-court experience. The freshly made noodles are a hit as is the seasonal dungeness crab special menu. Martin Yan was there also the evening we had dinner, and it was a hoot to see him in person and to chat about noodles! I didn't even do any shopping."
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2000
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch showcases the seasonal, ingredient driven American farmhouse cooking of Stephen Barber. The ingredients in the Farmstead kitchen are foraged from local sources and feature Long Meadow Ranch's all natural grass-fed beef and lamb, organic and sustainably produced eggs, fruits, vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, wine, grappa and honey - as well as ingredients from local artisan producers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Quite Delightful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2000
Dined on 11/18/2014
 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
"This was my first visit to Farmstead, although I know the chef, Stephen Barber, from his other stints in the valley (most notably BarbersQ and Fish Story). The menu is quite delightful including numerous additions and combination. I did find the appetizers a tad expensive for what they are ($16 for four meatballs?), but overall, it's a good experience."
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2000
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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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
Not Japanese, But Good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2000
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is more a pan-Asian take on Japanese food, not the real thing. The ramen is pitiful (don't do it, it's chicken noodle soup), but other menu items are quite good including the rock shrimp, tuna pizza and gyoza (desserts are fun too). The bar can create some lovely cocktails and Morimoto's own beer (30 oz!) is good. If you're a Japanese purist, much will disappoint, but if you enjoy a creative play on Asian food, you'll get a kick out of some combinations. Our server was excellent in pointing out differences, including getting me a taste of the ramen dashi....not up to standards, but she was game enough to do it. Ultimately, it is a cold, concrete atmosphere, can be loud and clammy cold in the winter, nice in the heat, however."
Dined on 10/11/2014
 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
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The Park Bistro & Bar showcases only the freshest, local and organically grown produce as well as naturally raised meats and line-caught fish. Executive Chef Adam Carpenter has created an approachable, yet inventive menu, presenting a French twist on American fare. With a wholesome and earthy quality, many dishes elevate “comfort” food. Natural light from the romantic inner fountain courtyard, intimate alcoves, a large communal table and versatile private dining spaces. Rustic stone floors, natural wood tables, leather seating and an original art program create a warm and inviting, yet grand and inspiring, space that will create the most memorable dining experience in Lafayette. The Park Bar overlooks the recently renovated covered patio with an adjacent outdoor terrace featuring two fire pits offering both dining and casual lounge seating year round. The Park Bar offers guests traditional bar fare, a selection of artisanal beers and wines by the glass, and classic cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Not Extraordinary
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2000
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2000
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Park Bistro is a very serviceable eatery with excellent service and a wonderful bar. The restaurant's decor is somewhat dull and lifeless, perhaps because it's in a hotel? I enjoyed the soup of the day (corn chowder) and the wonderful dessert selections (soft serve ice cream with your choice of many toppings!), but the main course (short ribs) was too fatty for my taste. I would have been better off ordering another selection."
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2000
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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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
Almost Perfection!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2000
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Celadon is one of my favorite downtown Napa venues, and when it reopened after the earthquake I couldn't wait to return. Lunch had a very festive feel of celebration and renewal, even with severe wall cracks in the ladies :). We shared three small plates that were spectacular (including pork belly with watermelon, oh yum) along with the grilled polenta that is too wonderful. I must say that I prefer the luncheon preparation of the polenta to the evening edition (different chefs?). it always feels like home and this time even more so. It is a truly worthy destination for celebration or just a good meal out!!"
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2000
Special Features: 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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The Q Restaurant & Bar is a new casual restaurant serving a well rounded selection of American fare, featuring Memphis style barbeque. We celebrate Barbeque as part of our American Heritage along with Fresh Fish, Grass-Fed Beef and Whole Roasted Vinegar Chicken and on Sunday's our famous Fried Chicken Day. We provide the distinctive choice of dining in modern surroundings while enjoying classic American dishes inspired by a devotion to quality and value. Our sourcing is focused on local, sustainable and organic product from the Napa Valley and the bounty of California. The space is young and fresh featuring black and white photography: 'The People and Places of Napa', beautiful oak details, excellent acoustics and an inviting marble bar. Timeless design by Stephen Brady evokes a social evening at home. Warm and attentive service accompany music with spirit and soul while you enjoy American Heritage cooking by Executive Chef Randy Lewis. Outdoor dining is available on our patio.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Indian Night at the Q
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2000
Dined on 9/19/2014
 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
"This was a special occasion dinner featuring Neela Perez's Indian food from her recently published cookbook. So although I do eat at the Q quite often (it's right near Whole Foods), I did not have their regular menu, but a Indian edition. Neela's food is very good and I did enjoy it immensely."
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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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
Wonderful!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2000
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Cole's may have suffered physically from the Napa earthquake but the food and service still sparkles. It's always a pleasure to come here because the food is exceptional, the service perfect and it feels like home. I can't recommend it enough. And this is a recommendation from someone who doesn't eat red meat; the other menu options including the appetizers, salads, and the sides are glorious including the never-to-be-forgotten lobster bisque!"
Dined on 9/06/2014
 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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