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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    December 30, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 2, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
satisfied's Reviews
 
Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern. <br /><br />The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.<br /><br />*Please note that for diners bringing in wine, a $35 corkage fee (per 750 ml bottle of wine), with a limit of two bottles, will be charged.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
About as good as it gets
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Everything aout our evening at Blue Duck was superb, from the friendly greeting at the door, to the table service (friendly, knowledgable, efficient without hovering), food preparation and presentation, recognition of our family event, to our departure. We are far from "regulars" but our dinner at the Blue Duck exceeded our very high experience-based expectations."
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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At Connie and Ted’s you’ll find simply prepared fish and shellfish, inspired by the classic clam shacks, oyster bars, and fish houses, that dot the New England Seaboard and the Western Coast.<br /><br />Enjoy one (or two) of 24 California craft beers on tap, while sampling from our large variety of oysters, clams and shellfish, shucked to order, at our Raw Bar. Wind down the day with a classic cocktail at the bar, or enjoy a warm lobster roll outside on the covered, open-air patio overlooking Santa Monica Boulevard.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very comfortable evening
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Although I was reluctant to go because of the many reviews that said it was very noisy, with trashy music, we asked to dine on the patio and it was very comfortable and not excessively noisy. The food was very well prepared and fresh. The service was exceptionally prompt and very polite. Prices were quite fair. A very enjoyable evening."
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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J. Gilbert's is an "upscale casual" steakhouse serving prime-aged beef cooked over a mesquite wood-fired grill. Guests enjoy various cuts of steak, fresh seafood (including award-winning crab cakes) & other house made favorites like the Maytag Bleu potato chips & Carrot Cake. The cozy atmosphere includes fire side dining, rich wood, brick & soft lighting where you can enjoy a quiet table or host a large party. The extensive martini & wine list offers the perfect compliment to an excellent meal delivered with attentive service. J. Gilbert's is open for weekend lunch, dinner 7 days a week & Sunday Brunch. Reservations are recommended.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Friendly Sunday evening dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"J. Gilberts is a local place for us and judging by the parking lot, many, many others in McLean on an early Sunday evening. Lots of familiies and groups (well-behaved, I might add) and by 7:00 pm, a much quieter atmosphere. This is not gourmet fare, but it is tasty, the servers are pleasant and they and the kitchen accommodate requests of the picky eater (no butter, dressings on the side, please steam this, that or the other thing, substitute this for that). Must be a real pain for them, but they seem to get it right. All in all a pleasant dinner."
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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Due to popular demand, dinner reservations at the bar must be made by phone <br /><br />Chip’s Sanibel Steakhouse is Sanibel's Premier Steak & Seafood Restaurant. <br /><br />Our kitchen is staffed with dedicated craftsmen and prime ingredients, meeting in a union of culinary artistry, resulting in appetizers, entrees and desserts with scents, tastes, textures and presentations vivid enough to provide a feast for all your senses.<br /><br />Our comprehensive wine list will dazzle you with well-balanced inclusion of domestic and old-world vintages. Our fully-stocked bar featuring the finest single malt scotches, brandies, cognacs and ports allows us to offer the perfect counterpoint to every meal we serve.<br /><br />Make Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse your complete Sanibel Island dining destination. Take the few steps through our doors and leave the rest of the world a million miles away. We are Florida's Premier Steakhouse, we do more than serve great meals...we create memories.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Pretty decent, but not exceptional
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2005
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Pleasant enough but the food is pretty average even if the prices are high. But this is a vacation town and so you're kidding yourself unless you expect prices to be high. Like most resrts during the holidays, the plkace is managed by kids, who are as indifferent as a bunch if twenty year olds who wish they were doing something else can be expected to be."
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2005
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