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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    December 29, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 8, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
localdiner's Reviews
 
B Too is a restaurant dedicated to Belgium through cuisine and design. With a Belgian menu, Chef and Owner Bart Vandaele has thrown his life's work into this metropolitan masterpiece.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Food, Service was lacking
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2004
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were a group of six with 5:30 reservations and a Studio Theater commitment at 7 PM. We had noted that on our reservation and the waiter said he would make it work. However, we were rushed at the end and were not able to have our dessert. I suspect the problem was in the kitchen. And certainly, we ad diners perhaps have to allow more time.
The food is excellent here and all of us raved about our choices."
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2004
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/26/2014
 2004
Dined on 02/26/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 02/26/2014
 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
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/23/2014
 2004
Dined on 02/23/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 02/23/2014
 2004
Special Features: notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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In Italy, every meal is a journey… the same is true at Pazzaluna. Start with appetizers featuring a selection of bruschetta and pizza straight from our wood-burning oven; then move on to a traditional Italian dinner menu of antipasto or insalata (salad), to primi piatto (pasta course), to secondi piatto (main course), and finally a delicious dolce (dessert). Discover the truly Italian art of lingering over dinner with family and friends, making conversation, and enjoying wine in a setting that is both urban and relaxing.<br /><br />The award-winning and critically acclaimed Bar at Pazzaluna Urban Italian is an energetic and fun place to meet after work, before an event at the Ordway, Xcel Energy Center, Roy Wilkins Auditorium or just to unwind with family, friends, clients or business associates. <br /><br />During warm weather, relax on the patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Saint Paul (patio open May through September). See for yourself, you'll be glad you did.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
An Annual Event
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2004
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"When I visit my family in St, Paul each Christmas, we come here for dinner, always a pleasure!"
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2004
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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