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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    July 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 25, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
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The lifestyle and food culture celebrated on an estancia, a large South American vineyard estate, is the inspiration for Victor Albisu’s flagship restaurant in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The airy, 174-seat agrarian space is home to a meat-driven, wine-centric menu that is a product of Albisu’s Latin American roots and travels throughout Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice place for lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I'm sure it's also great for dinner, but I took a colleague here for lunch, and it was an excellent choice. House-made chorizo with grilled greens for me, a burger for him that him swooning. A delicious iced tea that I couldn't quite identify."
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2004
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Drawing on classic European sensibilities, Table provides a simple and comfortable neighborhood dining experience. The changing menu focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients and offer approachable yet innovative dishes suitable for every palate. Table represents a return to an old world, small-scale dining experience that emphasizes honest, delicious food.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Elegance with Care
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I get some of the criticism about portion sizes, prices, but I am willing to live with them when the ingredients are sparkling fresh, the mix of color, texture and taste is spot on, and there is so much care in the preparation and presentation. A shared mussel salad featured perfectly cooked and sized mussels with an uni dressing, a few little necks, a sea flan (lovely), and what I think was tiny bits of pickled salsify. A lovely veal sweetbread, lightly crisp outside, creamy in, came with smears of charred eggplant sauce, cherry tomatoes, and summer squash. My companion's wild bass had roasted cauliflower, pearl onions, and a vibrant sauce. And don't forget to try the rose lemonade."
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2004
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Alex H was originally opened as “Gourmateque Restaurant” in 1982, located on St-Hubert street, it was already making headlines for it’s great food. Most notably the home made lasagna, still found on our menu on occasion. The man behind this was Alex himself.<br><br>Alex already had restaurant experience from some of Montreal’s greatest, such as, the Royal Embassy, Mother Martin, Grand Motor hotel, Elmridge country club, and the Ritz Carlton to name a few. Alex had decided he would want to offer the same fine dining experience at a more affordable rate.<br><br>Established in 1990, the original Alex H (on Monkland street) was family run for 10 years, until 2000, when it moved to Sherbrooke street where it is still found today.<br><br>Today a family trio runs the kitchen, Alex, his daughter Maria, and his son Edward. Every night they cook your meals with pride we hope you’ll take the chance to experience the pride and care that goes into making every dish at Alex H. Please BYO Liquor.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
A Great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 24/08/2014
 2004
Dined on 24/08/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The way the restaurant was described, I thought it was more urban than it turned out to be. It's in a quiet, pretty neighborhood much like areas of Brooklyn, off the beaten path. It was BYOB, but that was righted quickly enough with a nearby convenience store, though the wine choices were pretty arbitrary. Gnocchi with a tomato cream sauce for my wife and daughter, followed by salmon with pistachios for the former and a bison steak with a wildberry sauce for the latter. Our server, a charming young lady, forgot our gazpacho, so we shared one bowl after the mains. I had a simple smoked salmon app...and a veal chop with wild mushrooms. Very reasonable spot. They even had a creme caramel for dessert for $3. Good if not great meal, great deal."
Dined on 24/08/2014
 2004
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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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