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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    August 4, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 15, 2014
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  • Average Rating
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Located in the heart of Brooklyn's Park Slope, Benchmark features a New American menu focused on pasture-raised animals and locally-grown produce. Chef Ryan Jaronik has created a diverse menu that melds the traditional and the contemporary with global influences. Featured is a section of à la carte steaks and chops offering up to five different cuts, including a 24oz Bone-in Ribeye and an 11oz Filet Mignon. Other favorites include Duck Confit Salad with Frisée, Lardons and a Poached Egg and a Trio of Beef Shortribs. <br><br> Between the '20s & '40s, the space that now occupies Benchmark was used as an icehouse and major way station for goods that that arrived on the banks of the Gowanas Canal. While excavating, several "benchmarks" (surveyor's marks) were found, along with architects' tools, some of which are displayed on the restaurant's walls. Benchmark's rich history and naturally rustic interior is enhanced by warm exposed brick, arched windows and spacious garden seating.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Just right
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/11/2014
 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
"We come to Park Slope around twice a year and were fortunate to have found Benchmark. Cordial, knowledgeable service, excellent food (and pleasingly presented), suitable quantity, seating not so close to other tables to become part of their party, comfortable environment. All the way around a very pleasant evening, after a long drive to Brooklyn."
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Domenico Cornacchia, chef/proprietor of Assaggi Osteria, taps into ages of ancestral Italian cooking each time he steps into his kitchen and brings a rich love of the cuisine that he so skillfully nurtured through the years. “Assaggi means tastings in Italian,” explains Domenico, “The concept of my menu is based on a variety of items that may be ordered in smaller portions.” Before deciding to pursue his dream of operating his own restaurant, Domenico was corporate executive chef and partner at Café Milano, for more than 15 years. His culinary umbrella also covered Café Milano’s two sister restaurants, Sette Bello in Clarendon, VA., and Sette Osteria in Dupont Circle.  For those who love Italian cuisine, Assaggi Osteria features homemade pasta’s, fresh seafood, veal and scrumptious beef. Assaggi Osteria sources whole fresh fish from worldwide sustainable sources,offering the finest bounty the sea has to offer. Produce is purchased from Amish farms and all desserts are homemade.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Middlin'
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Everything was ok, service, food, setting. Nothing exceptional."
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. <br />Virginia is for lovers (of seafood)! Our two-story restaurant is double the fun with entrances on both levels for easy entrée. Choose to make a splash in the downstairs dining room or in the bar upstairs. Our landscaped interior patio is also a popular lure.<br /><br />Our convenient restaurant location within Tysons Galleria will get you hooked. Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker.<br /><br />We’ve received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pleasant dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very nice all the way around. Service a bit slow and amateurish, but we weren't in a hurry and our kid waiter was new. Not anything to get agitafed about."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2005
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At one of Virginia’s busiest crossroads and convenient to world-class shopping, this Clyde's features Robin Hill paintings, Albert Paley metal sculpture, hand-blown glass fixtures and American artifacts. Seasonal American cuisine in an Art Deco setting.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Bored and indifferent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Went for an early Sunday dinner with 2 pre-teen children, their mother and two older types. Service was friendly, but amateurish (befitting the age and experience of the people who work there on a summer sunday late afternoon, when there won't be much in the way of tips). The food -- two salmon salads, one BLT, one French Onion soup, one grilled chicken all shared being bland as a common trait. Just nothing of any note. No reason to return anytime soon.
Open table says that my review's nickname (whatever tat means) is"satisfied." Not even remotely true, Bored and indifferent better describes it.
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Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
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