chuckmac07
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    August 23, 2014
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    December 9, 2014
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Pinzimini provides the guest with an experience of dining in a modern, energetic atmosphere while enjoying a menu featuring a variety of high-quality grilled meats, exceptional salads, and simple pastas containing accents of Tuscan-style cuisine. All meals begin with our signature Pinzimini Bread Service, which is an old Italian ritual where extra virgin olive oil is infused with rosemary, sage, oregano, garlic and/or sea salt, and is served with fresh, crusty bread for dipping. The other signature items at Pinzimini are the Antipasti Bar which allow guests to choose from a variety of vegetarian items, seafood salads, and cured meats, brick oven pizzas and handmade pasta.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
surprisingly good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"dull resort decor and spotty service offset by surprisingly good food, from bread & salad through nice pesto pasta dish. pretty good for resort food."
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2005
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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A Contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant featuring both innovative & classic preparations of the finest seafood available globally. The dining room at Ostra evokes a sense of style and sophistication in a comfortable and inviting setting. Ostra also offers a fine bar and lounge area featuring live piano entertainment. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
mixed review
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"my wife and another couple raved about their fish selections, but mine was overwhlemed by lemon and side veggies were mush. on top of which, server completely mixed up my salad order. at these prices (top 10% in Boston in terms of pricing, easily), i expect near perfection, which certainly was not my experience. a # of other great Boston restaurants with lower price points and superior food preparation."
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2005
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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An atrium restaurant featuring a distinctive Mediterranean ambiance. Cafe Fleuri has long been noted for its award winning Sunday brunch with live music and its one of a kind Saturday Chocolate Bar buffet. <br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
if it weren't so convenient, i wouldn't go
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"but it is, so i go. consistently good food counterbalanced by a crowded, lack-of-privacy setting and servers who act like it's their first day in a server role make for a frustrating slow experience. because of it's central location, it's convenient; that's the best thing this place has going for it."
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2005
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*Please note, Fearing's Restaurant will not be participating in the 2014 Restaurant Week.<br />Fearing’s Restaurant is located within The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas in the vibrant Uptown neighborhood. The restaurant has received countless accolades since opening, including being recognized as No. 1 in Hotel Dining by the Zagat U.S. Hotels, Resorts, and Spas Survey. Its continued recognition can largely be attributed to the lively personality and flavorful menus of its creator - Chef Dean Fearing. With his “Elevated American Cuisine – Bold Flavors, No Borders”, Fearing has created an indoor/outdoor culinary experience that is like no other in Dallas. The bold flavors of Fearing’s can be savored in specialties such as the Tortilla Soup, Barbecued Shrimp Taco and Maple-Black Peppercorn Soaked Buffalo Tenderloin. An array of rare premium tequilas, Dean’s Margaritas, and nearly 6,000 bottles of boutique and rare-vintage wines can be enjoyed within the restaurant and it's lively Rattlesnake Bar.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
overpriced and overrated
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"distracted wait staff, loud setting with whining kids everywhere, high prices, overly-seasoned food and a menu that is WAY over-the-top complications-wise made for a "we'll never make this mistake again" experience. this place has the bones of a great restaurant, but the execution is just plain weak."
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2005
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A tribute to the old world European boucheries, The Butcher Shop is both a neighborhood wine bar and a full service butcher shop. Inspired by Chef Barbara Lynch’s travels throughout France and Italy, The Butcher Shop is the perfect place to have a glass of wine along with a small bite or linger over a meal. In the back, glass-front refrigerated cases are stocked with links of our very own sausages and hot dogs, jars of rich demi-glace, slabs of foie gras, and exquisitely marbled cuts of local beef, along with freshly prepared dishes from our kitchen.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
great place but spotty food this time...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"wonderful vibe and terrific wait staff. cheese, salad and soup were great, but gnocchi tasty far too fatty (the pork fat overwhelmed the dish) and a very bland, slightly overcooked pumpkin cheesecake. we go to the Butcher Shop regularly and this was unusual: everything is usually great (once you get past the prices relative to the small portion sizes), but we had an uneven experience this time. regardless, we'll be back, as it's still our favorite casual restaurant in Boston, bar none."
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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One of Chicago’s finest dining experiences awaits you in this elegant town home setting that balances formality and friendliness. Your dinner may be paired with fine wines, as uncommon ingredients come together in perfect harmony. In operation since 1978, Les Nomades remains true to its distinctive character as an oasis of civilized tranquility amidst the bustling activity of its Streeterville location. Culinary creations delight the most discriminating palates. Savor Sautéed Foie Gras, or Lobster Ravioli with seared scallops; Roasted Breast and Confit Leg of Duck, or Duo of Roasted Partridge and Bison. Artisan cheeses are extraordinary and the pastries are sublime.<br />Please keep in mind that proper attire is required including a jacket for gentlemen.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
great food, tired decor
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"terrific menu, execution and plating. absolutely 5 stars. but servers were 'stiff' and setting reminded me of my grandmother's sitting room. if that's their target demographic, then the place is a home run. but it seemed very tired and dated to a couple of 40-somethings. too bad, because again, food was superb."
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Brindille, named "Best New Restaurant in 2013" by Chicago Tribune, offers a glimpse into refined Parisian cuisine and atmosphere from the team that brought you NAHA. For all restaurant Information please visit www.brindille-chicago.com
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
our new Chicago favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/27/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"decor could be a little less stark/cold, but other than that minor criticism, a perfect dining experience from beginning to end. superb menu and execution, friendly attentive servers, personable host/owner, great bar and comfortable feel for a higher end price point restaurant. simply spectacular."
Dined on 10/27/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, vibrant bar scene
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Seamlessly melding refined and rustic, vintage and contemporary, Sepia has the feel of an instant classic. The stylish space is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively. Attention to detail runs throughout Sepia -- both in the room and on the plate -- from the custom Art Nouveau tile floor to the hand-crafted millwork and the vintage stemware. The easy elegance of the room serves as the perfect backdrop for the inventive American cuisine. Chef Andrew Zimmerman's product-driven, seasonal menu showcases the purity and quality of the ingredients, letting both the ingredients and his passion for what he does shine through. Sepia celebrates tradition – with a modern twist.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
great food and setting, but...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/26/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"just plain weird service. we loved the building, the decor, the menu and the food preparation (from starter to dessert), but the employees were just 'odd'. a bartender with almost no personality and a waiter dressed sloppily who felt compelled to interject while we were eating and add odd comments. just weird. i don't mean to be rude with this review, but this would be a 5-star review if the staff were a bit more 'traditional' for a high price point restaurant."
Dined on 10/26/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Market Grille is a casual restaurant highlighting the best domestic American products and cuisine. The extensive menu features a variety of small plates, burgers, and entrees that offer a modern twist on traditional, comfort cuisine. All of the ingredients and products utilized are locally-sourced and domestically-grown. The full bar features a large selection of American spirits including artisan vodkas, small batch bourbons, craft whiskeys, and house-made infusions. The bar also features over 30 wines by the glass and a broad selection of local, craft brews including 12 on draft. The atmosphere is a welcoming blend of modern elements and traditional American comfort. There is a large bar and outdoor patio that both feature an incredible view of the Hartford skyline and Farmington Valley. Join us to see what happens when casual, comfort goes gourmet.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
bland and unremarkable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"typical mass production setting and menu. food was actually pretty good overall, but waiter was frustrated comedian who screwed up our order at least 3X. unmemorable and mediocre experience."
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Located at 560 Tremont St in the heart of the South End Boston, we serve up time honored cuisine. Each item is accompanied by a circa date referencing the first time the dish, an ingredient, or cooking method was first found in print. <br /><br />With the sounds of music bursting from the turntable in the corner, the atmosphere is laid-back and comfortable, perfect for family and friends to meet over a delicious meal, cocktail, wine, and fabulous conversation!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
very good experience!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"cozy setting, terrific service and limited but well-executed menu from starters to desserts. a solid choice in the South End. we'll be back."
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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