caluka
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  • First Review
    May 27, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 15, 2014
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caluka's Reviews
 
Carmine's simple and very popular concept is to serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast - which means large portions of home-style antipasti, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on large platters designed for sharing. And when we say large, we mean large. An entree here could easily feed three to four average eaters. If you are in the market for better than average family style Italian food that is served in huge portions at reasonable prices, this is the place for you.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Too much food!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Let me say that I did realize this was a family style dining experience, but... the portion sizes were absolutely huge. The food was good, I really enjoyed the rigatoni w/sausage & broccoli. The meatballs were fine and the lasagna was good. My mother-in-law loved the Carmine's Salad (although it wasn't my thing). Everything was good, the problem was that even for 4 people the amount of food was staggering. It is definitely better suited for large groups. If we go back, it would only be with 6 or more people."
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Buddakan has been called “a temple of modern Asian cuisine.” But it’s also a testament to the possibilities of inspired design. Upon entering, the first thing one sees is the surreal Asian garden surrounded by multi-level archways and 25-foot trees that seem to grow through rocks, footbridges and the ceiling itself. The dramatic atmosphere and enchanting karma is enhanced by the presence of a gigantic Golden Buddha that watches over the entire restaurant from a head of a 24-foot communal dining room table. The menu portrays an innovative interpretation of Asian Cuisine that matches the ambience in terms of creativity, inspiration and its capacity to satisfy. A delectably imaginative fusion of Chinese, French and Asian styles that results in dishes that exotic yet comforting – all prepared with perfectionist attention to the smallest detail.<br />Buddakan’s spectacular yet dreamlike ambience adds a new dimension to the array of destinations at the Pier at Ceasars.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have been here many times and have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding, Asian pork, cashew chicken, ginger chicken pot stickers, lobster fried rice... All fantastic. The flavors are spot on and unique. One of our favorite spots in AC."
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Located on beautiful Hilton Head Island, Chart House overlooks picturesque Skull Creek. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine & it’s not hard to see why this restaurant is a local favorite. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 28 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From seafood specialties to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Pan Seared Scallops, Macadamia Crusted Mahi & our Slow-roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, Lowcountry options, an extensive wine list & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
A good experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2009
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It was our last night on HHI and we were a bit disappointed that we had to sit inside (I didn't specify outdoors so it was partially my fault) but our table was close to the big windows so it wasn't too bad. The food was good, but not great. My filet was a bit fatty but otherwise tasty. The caesar salad was very good and I'm told the lobster rolls were also very good. Some others in the group had the grouper and said it was wonderful. The scallops were again, "good". The service was a bit slow - it took a long time to get our drinks & bread - but our waiter was very pleasant and our meals were brought out quickly. It was a nice place, probably would have enjoyed the outdoor seating more, but it was definitely worth a trip."
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Buddakan has been called “a temple of modern Asian cuisine.” But it’s also a testament to the possibilities of inspired design. Upon entering, the first thing one sees is the surreal Asian garden surrounded by multi-level archways and 25-foot trees that seem to grow through rocks, footbridges and the ceiling itself. The dramatic atmosphere and enchanting karma is enhanced by the presence of a gigantic Golden Buddha that watches over the entire restaurant from a head of a 24-foot communal dining room table. The menu portrays an innovative interpretation of Asian Cuisine that matches the ambience in terms of creativity, inspiration and its capacity to satisfy. A delectably imaginative fusion of Chinese, French and Asian styles that results in dishes that exotic yet comforting – all prepared with perfectionist attention to the smallest detail.<br />Buddakan’s spectacular yet dreamlike ambience adds a new dimension to the array of destinations at the Pier at Ceasars.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Another great meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have been to Buddakan many times and it never disappoints. We had a group of 6 and were seated at the large community table in the room. It was nice that we were given the end seats so it didn't feel like we were dining with strangers. We ordered many things to be shared and all were excellent. The chicken dumplings w/the amazing ginger sauce and the lobster fried rice were two of the favorites. I always know that we will be in for a good meal here and that's why we keep going back."
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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