Sparky
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  • Review Count
    13
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  • First Review
    May 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 18, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    2.8
 
 
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Situated in an elegant Victorian beach house, The Blue Moon is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in the region. Our award winning menu focuses on quality -the freshest seafood, hand cut steaks & local ingredients. Our professional service staff provides an unparalleled experience. We are pleased to showcase over 100 carefully selected wines & many by the glass options as well as wonderfully crafted martinis & specialty drinks.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Nice Place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2004
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The restaurant choices at Rehoboth Beach are limited but this one is a good one. The menu is typical of other decent restaurants in the area (all feature beet salads, duck breast and imported fish such as cod, haddock and rock fish) where no local seafood is featured. Why not have flounder or other local fish? Yes, crab is featured in many restaurants but is it MD crab or imported from the Far East?
The food here was well prepared and we enjoyed our selection of fish from MA and the Pacific.
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Dined on 8/16/2014
 2004
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Comfortably sophisticated, Mason’s has earned its reputation as one of the region’s finest restaurants since our debut in 1966. At Mason’s, summertime means starry evenings in our garden courtyard, gently dazzling with twinkling lights and fragrant Eastern Shore breezes. Come fall, our refined comfort food is best enjoyed fireside in the crimson dining room or at the casually elegant mahogany bar. But don’t let the seasons dictate when your love affair with us begins—or continues.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Disappointment
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2004
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2004
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Based on some of the reviews, we were looking forward to a great dinner. Alas, we were greatly disappointed. The entrees were poorly prepared and we had to send them back (twice!). The starters were just OK and after our entree experience we did not have any desert.
We may have hit the place on an off night but any good seafood restaurant should know how to properly cook fish.
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Dined on 7/24/2014
 2004
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Pearl & Ash was conceived at the intersection of luxury and simplicity. Our intention is to make the finest quality of food accessible to the masses without sacrificing integrity - while embracing the social and casual satisfaction of a communal setting. Our small plates are designed for sharing and we look forward to serving you and your friends a great selection of drinks and delicious dishes.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great Wine list
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2004
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A relatively small restaurant - one page menu, one toilet and 77 page wine list!!
The menu is all small plates (and they mean SMALL) and the choices are rather limited. The steak and porgy were good
while the rest (cod, fluke and trout) were just OK. I fail to understand why such a small restaurant thinks that it must
have a huge wine inventory. I suggest replace the wine storage for 5000 bottles with another toilet. Most customers will be happier
with smaller wine choices and shorter toilet waits.
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Dined on 8/09/2014
 2004
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Doi Moi, featuring Thai and Vietnamese street food, to open on 14th Street.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Fun Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2004
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The menu is rather large and includes a variety of interesting dishes. At our waiter's suggestion, we opted for the radish squares
and the squash blossoms which were both just OK - nothing exceptional. For the main course we shared a whole fish (fried) which
also was just OK along with a side of certain green leaves (?) which were mostly tough stems.
Overall, the food was fine but nothing overwhelmed us or evoked a special response.
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Dined on 8/02/2014
 2004
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Authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of small plates, house-made charcuteries, breads, cheeses and antipasti. Wood-fired pizzas are also available along with house-made pastas, whole roasted fish and a premiere selection of meats during dinner.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Disappointment
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2004
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2004
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had high hopes going in but left disappointed. The two fish entrees (tuna and swordfish) were poor quality fish and poorly prepared. The tuna had a foul undertone taste and the swordfish was overcooked. Likewise, the green salad had nice ingredients but was swimming in dressing.
May be we should have opted for the home made pasta. we did not stay for deserts. The wine list features wines from various regions in Italy and is adequate.
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Dined on 7/26/2014
 2004
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Join us at our Upscale American Bistro and Luxurious Inn!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pleasant Surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2004
Dined on 7/23/2014
 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 restaurant is rather small and on a warm evening the AC is straining to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Overall, the food was quite good but a slightly cooler room would have made the experience more pleasurable.
The menu is small and does not include any local fish (e.g. stripped bass) which is somewhat surprising because
the restaurant champions local food and lists the various local vendors it uses. The Bay has lots of fresh seafood
but the chef prefers RI scallops and west coast (?) halibut. No local crabs, oysters or other fresh catch are offered.
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Dined on 7/23/2014
 2004
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'Too much is so good, you can't stop eating it. The tandoor-baked breads are not mere swabs for sauce but could be eaten, and enjoyed, on their own; the naan with cilantro and rock salt is terrific, as is the kulcha richly stuffed with minced lamb. Masala Art offers combinations you don't see often around here, but even its more familiar dishes can be revelations. Consider its samosas. They're flakier than a lot of the competition, and their filling of peas, potatoes and sweet raisins tastes fresher, too. A burst of cardamom in every bite helps. In the same vein, soft logs of minced lamb pulse with heat from jalapeno peppers, a shock offset with breezy mint. Pureed spinach is a vibrant green, flecked with corn and rich with garlic...' - WashingtonPost.com
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
India's best
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2004
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our favorite Indian restaurant did not disappoint us. As always, the food is well prepared and enjoyable."
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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New Upscale Greek Mediterranean restaurant! <br /><br />Grandma’s and mom’s recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation have arrived here in Rockville.<br /><br />We as Greeks don’t do anything small; when we gather, we gather big. When we cook; it’s never for one or 2 people, it’s always enough for friends and extended family.<br /><br />Trapezaria is the celebration of bringing people together with food.<br /><br />Meal time is the bonding moments we all cherish and hold sacred in our culture.<br /><br /> This, Trapezaria, is what we wish to introduce and extend to our American guests.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Greek Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2004
Dined on 7/10/2014
 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
"The four of us enjoyed a great meal consisting of a few starters and grilled fish (branzino and rock).
The food was expertly prepared and served and went well with a bottle of malbec. We will definitely come back
and may be we will have room for a desert.
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Dined on 7/10/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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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 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Not What we Expected
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2004
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2004
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"May be July 5 was an off day for the kitchen (and the surely waiter) but most of the dishes we had were mediocre at best.
July 5 is the restaurant's "birthday" and the menu stated that special food and drinks would be featured but this was news to the wait staff as
none were available. The branzino was quite good and well prepared while the monkfish was not. We ordered the ravioli which the waiter recommended as one of the best dishes on the menu and were greatly disappointed. The sauce that accompanied the ravioli was thick and had a strong objectionable taste that masked the taste of the ravioli. The two deserts were quite good.Overall, a great disappointment and a proof that high cost does not necessarily mean great food.
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Dined on 7/05/2014
 2004
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Fiola Mare offers world-class dining and hospitality complete with an enchanting view of the Potomac River. Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality fish and shellfish, paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city in a picturesque environment.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good food at a price
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2004
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We enjoyed a milestone brunch and the food was quite good. The prices for the high quality sea food served were reasonable but $18 for a small basket of various baked items (some good other not so) is over the top. The swordfish was first rate as were the crab cake and the eggs and lox. The restaurant employs a large staff but attention to fine details is lacking and small yet important points are often overlooked."
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2004
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