Lovefood
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    19
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  • First Review
    June 4, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 13, 2014
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Terra Restaurant has been a leading restaurant in the Napa Valley since 1988. Set in a historic field stone building, Terra gives you the feeling of the Napa Valley, or some have said the French country side. We are proud to be part of such an important area not just for food but also for wine (Our family owns Quixote Winery). We are, Hiro and Lissa the chef/owners of Terra and love to work closely with the local growers for our vegetables and the farms that raise the meats we serve. Incredible dairies that make the cheese and the fishermen that bring in the catch we serve. The connection to the land and the people is why we love what we do. Terra serves a prix fix menu of 4, 5 or 6 courses. Terra has received a Michelin Star since the first award in 2007 and each year since then. Hiro Sone received the James Beard Award for Best Chef California in 2003 and Terra received James Beard Award for Outstanding Service-2008. The San Francisco Chronicle gave Terra & Bar Terra 3 1/2 stars.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
This is a Bar side review.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I didn't know that there is a Bar side that is also available for dining. It is possible to have the same dinner menu as the formal dining room. The Bar side is not open for reservations on Open Table so you need to call direct. The food is fabulous! I love Asian food and the Chef does a wonderful job of adding that touch to the menu. The cold capellini with caviar and marinated cucumbers was delicious! The Chawanmushi, which is an egg custard soup was fabulous. I have only had this dish in formal Japanese restaurants so it was a treat! The service was great and we will definitely be back."
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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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, 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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Fun but ok.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was my first time here. It is a homestyle, comfort food place with a gourmet touch. It was very good, but my dish of the gnocchi with beef ragu didn't wow me. There was barely any beef. It is a fun atmosphere and the bar looked fun outside. Although, it has a very loud noise level with the high ceilings. I would recommend it for lunch."
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Located in the heart of the new "Up and Coming" South Palm Springs. <br /><br />At Bernie's, re-live the atmosphere of what dining used to be. Stop by for martinis, supper and a swingin' lounge act. Transport yourself to a time when nothing else mattered - except for being cool. <br /><br />Executive Chef, Jason Moffitt, oversees the creation of each incredible dish. Chef Moffitt focuses on creating classic American dishes using modern cooking techniques. Committed to only the freshest ingredients, our produce and meats are sourced locally and sustainably whenever possible. <br /><br />Bernie's is dedicated to creating an unforgettable dining experience, while accommodating the needs and desires of our guests. Notice: If online reservations are not available we might have patio tables available at the restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/07/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/07/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I love Bernie's live music at the bar and how it is heard though out the dining room. It is not too loud, so you can still hear each other talk. Bernie's has the best Prime Rib! All our entrees were delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 9/07/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Classic and creative sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes, many showing international influences, in a stylish contemporary setting, from Nobu Matsuhisa alumnus Takashi Abe.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fabulous!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/11/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Best Japanese food around. We love to order the Omakase when we dine here. The creativity and skill that Takashi Abe uses with every dish is a wonderful treat to your taste buds and eyes!"
Dined on 8/11/2014
 2009
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Rusty Pelican has been a long Newport Beach tradition for outstanding meals and legendary service. You'll love the breathtaking harbor views from our Coast Highway location. With our wide variety menu, we have something to offer everyone and a selection from our award winning wine list provides the perfect complement to your meal. Our Sunset Dining Menu is available Monday through Friday 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2009
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
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2009
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FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach is located along the Coast of Orange County in one of the premier shopping destinations,”Fashion Island”. Guests will be transported into a 12,000 square foot French Riviera Oasis, accommodating up to 330 guests. This location is surrounded by olive trees, gardens and offers a variety of seating options; both indoor and outdoor. The welcoming open design offers guests to take full advantage of the California Riviera weather. The various dining spaces at FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach create a range of personalized experiences for its diners, from casual get-togethers to intimate private dinners.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/30/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/30/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/30/2014
 2009
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Dining at Modo Mio is a delight, thanks to the efforts of owner Gian Franco Bertolino and his talented staff. While Modo Mio translates to my way, in Italian, Bertolino has infused his restaurant with his own standard of excellence. From the moment diners are greeted, as they enter the Newport Coast, California location, they are enveloped into a haven of warmth and hospitality. Bertolino and company are dedicated to creating and serving superb Northern Italian specialties, to their devoted clientele, in an ambiance that is both inviting and relaxing.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2009
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Innovative,energetic and creative Japanese fusion cuisine!<br />Welcome to Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar.<br />The Japanese-fusion restaurant has entered the Laguna dining scene with its own style and specialties. <br />Okura has its beginnings in La Quinta, where award winning Executive Chef, Jin Heo has overseen the kitchen for the last seven years. He brings his expertise to Laguna.<br />The main dining room and lounge interiors offer soothing earth tones and subdued lighting. The music is lively and sets the tone for a vibrant scene. There’s also the covered and heated patio. Sake is a favorite and there are several to choose from the eclectic wine, sake and beer list.<br />With their approach to a friendly, accommodating, well trained and knowledgeable staff serving the best sushi and entrees using only the freshest ingredients, Okura is sure to be around Laguna Beach for years to come. So come in and see what we are all about… Irashaimase!<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2009
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FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach is located along the Coast of Orange County in one of the premier shopping destinations,”Fashion Island”. Guests will be transported into a 12,000 square foot French Riviera Oasis, accommodating up to 330 guests. This location is surrounded by olive trees, gardens and offers a variety of seating options; both indoor and outdoor. The welcoming open design offers guests to take full advantage of the California Riviera weather. The various dining spaces at FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach create a range of personalized experiences for its diners, from casual get-togethers to intimate private dinners.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I ordered the Fig and Olive chicken which was astounding! I would highly recommend trying it. It's a beautiful restaurant and the service is getting better each time I come. Glad to write that last comment!"
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, 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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Spencer's Ambience is the perfect blend of stylish elegance and comfortable informality. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Brunch in our newly expanded indoor dining room or our award winning temperature controlled patio. Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Spencer's offers a popular Palm Springs tradition of culinary excellence featuring a fresh approach to classic American cuisine. Locally voted Best Breakfast, Best Sunday Brunch, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Gluten Free, Best Power Lunch, Best Wine List, Best Chef, Best Caterer and Most Romantic, Spencer's is Palm Springs' "it" place for any occasion.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2009
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