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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    April 4, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 21, 2014
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Fork, acclaimed for its contemporary American cuisine for over 15 years, features 2014 Food & Wine Best New Chef Eli Kulp’s inventive-but approachable menu inspired by the region’s finest produce, seafood and meat as well as the area's deep history. Part of Fork's allure is its hip, stylish, sophisticated interior, where the dining experience is anything but stuffy and uncomfortable. Fork's hand-painted chandelier shades catch your eye as you look above the cast-concrete bar. Modern contemporary murals painted by Anthony DeMelas accentuate the height of the ceilings. Since opening, Fork has received the praise of many local and national publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, Town and Country, Food and Wine, Wine Spectator, Zagat's and Gourmet. Fork has received 15 Best of Philly awards from Philadelphia Magazine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Cool the 'tude, dude.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2004
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We ended up here latish after a long meeting and event, so we weren't in it for the full experience...just a drink, an entree and, ultimately, one shared dessert among the three of us. All were fantastically good, but our server threw a lot of cold at the table when it became apparent that we weren't there for a bigger (pricier) experience. He wasn't rude, exactly, but made us feel a bit awkward. I later heard that attitude is this restaurant's most vulnerable point among Philly foodies. Roll with us, people, and we'll be back for that incredible sesame crusted, olive-oil poached fish dish."
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Ted's Bulletin is a real American classic joint with a bit of style - complete with savory homemade food and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. The fare, though unabashedly familiar, is just like mom used to make but gussied up. Takes on grilled cheese, homemade pop tarts, meatloaf, and country fried steak are sure to please. Breakfast is served daily beginning at 7am. Guests can also check out our homemade pastry case with scrumptious pies, cakes, muffins, and other throw backs like oatmeal cream pies. Bulletin features its very own shaketender and barista, ready to whip up custom milkshakes - with or without alcohol and coffee favorites. Have a classic cocktail made the old fashioned way or your favorite sipping liquor served over one cube from the Macallan Ice Baller.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Pleasant if underwhelming
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2004
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Met a friend for breakfast. She add very lightly, I had the corned beef hash with eggs. Hash was good, though it was cut into large bites, which distanced it a bit from what I expected. Not sure I would go out of my way for it. Coffee was good, service friendly. A nice meal, but nothing really distinguished it from Clyde's, or even the Silver Diner."
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2004
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Ulah Bistro will tantalize your taste buds with delectable American cuisine, such as fresh brick oven pizza, at our bistro in Washington DC. Ulah Bistro offers a wide variety of modern American cuisine for both dine-in and take out. Our experienced chefs prepare all of our foods fresh daily, and we utilize more than 20 years of experience to bring you delicious food, excellent service, and a good time! Ulah Bistro is pleased to announce our restaurant policy. Parties of six or more, one large check that may be split up over six different credit cards or cash payments. Parties of six or more, we will hold a table for no more than 20 minutes past your reservation time. The majority of the group must be present in order to be seated. Walk-ins are always welcome. We have two excellent bars for waiting and for full service dinner. We seat complete parties on the first come first serve basis.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Pretty, but...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2004
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Things were promising when they brought the Hendrick's, basil, simple syrup, and cucumber martini...nicely done. I ordered a small plate of charred octopus with cannellini beans, followed by a seared Ahi tuna salad. Both dishes were very pretty, and here's the "but" -- both were surprisingly devoid of flavor. No taste of char for the octopus, which came with three different sauces, none of which had any character. I couldn't even identify what they were trying to be. The tuna, crusted with sesame seeds, was equally bland, and the orange ginger dressing on the salad was underwhelming. The roasted beets that came with it tasted, well, like beets. That's pretty much it. Nothing wrong here, mind you, and prices are reasonable, but ..."
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2004
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Clyde's at Reston Town Center has mahogany and leather booths, antique model planes, boats and equestrian artifacts. Outdoor dining next to the Pavilion April thru October. American-style Saloon menu. <br />***When our patio is open, it is seated on a first-come first-served basis.<br /><br />We gladly accept reservations for parties of four or less through the Open Table website.<br /><br />Check out our www.clydes.com for more detailed info.*
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Value
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2004
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love to eat out more than my budget allows, so I am always pleasantly surprised at the high quality/moderate prices at Clyde's in Reston. I've had dicey times at the one in Penn Quarter, but Reston seems to get things right. My $9.75 Manhattan was perfect and served in its own shaker; the green gazpacho opener was very refreshing and full of complex flavors; and my calves liver, while standard, was prepared and presented with a lot of care. The featured rose by the glass was a surprisingly right choice for the entree and at a modest price. Clyde's is getting a bit of competition down the block from the new Ted's Bulletin, but that has only helped them up their game. One comment: It is beginning to look a bit worn."
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2004
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Casa Luca is Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s casual osteria celebrating the rustic spirit and traditional recipes of the Marche region of Italy. Whether you are hosting a family event, enjoying a date night, or a working a power lunch, Casa Luca offers many choices to customize your meal.<br /><br />Casa Luca has unique Italian wines on tap (available nowhere else!) and a cellar selection from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment. Our bar features beers on tap, cocktails a large selection of classic Italian amari – including Varnelli and Meletti, both from Le Marche – and other digestivi, as well as grappa and many other Italian liqueurs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Quality at a cost
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2004
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I love this restaurant, but I am always a bit taken aback by the lunch bill. Two small plates, two entrees, two desserts, two espresso...$119 with tax and tip. And I had the least expensive entree. But the food is wildly good. Roasted tomatoes, pesto, balsamic, burrata...beautiful simplicity.The Porchetta Tonnato was dazzling...a porchetta-style treatment of rabbit sliced paper thin atop a creamy tuna sauce. Lovely raw spring veggies with a scattering of deep-fried capers. A fruit salad of strawberries and stone fruit with a scoop of delicious strawberry ice cream. I will go here again and again. They do offer some reasonably priced lunch alternatives, but I couldn't resist trying that rabbit."
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2004
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Ted's Bulletin is a real American classic joint with a bit of style - complete with savory homemade food and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. The fare, though unabashedly familiar, is just like mom used to make but gussied up. Takes on grilled cheese, homemade pop tarts, meatloaf, and country fried steak are sure to please. Breakfast is served daily beginning at 7am. Guests can also check out our homemade pastry case with scrumptious pies, cakes, muffins, and other throw backs like oatmeal cream pies. Bulletin features its very own shaketender and barista, ready to whip up custom milkshakes - with or without alcohol and coffee favorites. Have a classic cocktail made the old fashioned way or your favorite sipping liquor served over one cube from the Macallan Ice Baller.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good, but...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2004
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"...nothing meriting all the buzz. Admittedly, I'm gluten intolerant, which limited my options. The shrimp and chicken brochettes couldn't be sauced. Adequate, but nothing more. My wife enjoyed the fried chicken, though. And the smoked chicken I had on a previous visit was quite good. Overall, it's like a diner version of Clyde's, which is likely to take a hit in Town Center with the arrival of Ted's."
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2004
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