Rick
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  • First Review
    September 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 18, 2014
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Bistrot La Minette is the realization of Chef Peter Woolsey's dream that began a decade ago during his earliest days studying in France: to create a restaurant that would share his love of the authentic bistrot experience with his fellow Philadelphians.Chef Peter pays great respect to the traditional dishes that he creates and honors the classical French methods required to achieve unparalleled bistrot cuisine. Both savory and pastry menus are ever evolving to reflect the seasons, the availability of the best ingredients and the inspiration of the chef. They are drawn from the various regions of France and the multitude of delicacies that each has to offer. The service is both efficient and warm, rooted in a foundation of hospitality and caring for our guests.<br />Our goal is for Bistrot La Minette to be accessible to all guests that enjoy superb food and wine, and the company of their companions: hoping to evoke their best memories-or dreams-of traditional French bistrot dining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fantastic = worth the visit
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/16/2014
 2010
Dined on 12/16/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The service was very friendly and attentive. Our dinners were delicious and the wine was outstanding. Wrap that all up in an authentic French atmosphere and this is a winner. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. I can't remember what everyone ordered, but there was a salmon that looked delicious. I had the lamb shank, which was very delicious."
Dined on 12/16/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you’ll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, with 52 or more available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection.<br />Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly.<br />If you are searching for a place to host your event, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season! <br />For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
always a pleaser
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2010
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We got the wine flight and flat bread combo. 3 red wines, all delicious, and a flat bread of our choice. My wife got the artichoke flat bread and I got the short rib flat bread. Seasons is one of our favorites for their great wine, attentive service, and delicious yet sensible portions."
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Since our opening in 2005 Café Fresco has been the premier destination for those seeking the ultimate dining experience. Located in the heart of Harrisburg's Restaurant Row, Café Fresco features Asian American flavors alongside premium wine and drink specialties. From the moment of your arrival you will be enveloped in our elegant and relaxing space and paired with an experienced server to guide you through a beautiful meal. Join us soon and take part in the Café Fresco Experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
good choice in Harrisburg
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/17/2014
 2010
Dined on 11/17/2014
 2010
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
"this was my 3rd visit to Cafe Fresco. Food is very good and the service is solid. One of the best restaurants in Harrisburg."
Dined on 11/17/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Amada is not a typical, trendy tapas restaurant. It is something else entirely. Amada serves authentic Spanish tapas based on the earthy Mediterranean flavors that have long been the passion and expertise of founder and executive chef, Jose Garces - but Chef Garces goes beyond tradition, interpreting centuries-old tapas recipes.<br /><br />Specialties of the House<br />Spanish Octopus, Garlic Shrimp,Tortilla Española, Lobster Paella, Whole Roasted Suckling Pig (must be ordered 72 hours in advance, excluding Sundays), Seasonal Sangrías<br /><br />Private Parties: Amada welcomes groups of all sizes. Festive settings, service and menus are perfect for intimate dinners with friends, special occasions and holidays, corporate meetings and staff parties. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Outstanding
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2010
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is my 2nd time at Amada and both times have been excellent. Service, food, wine, all top notch."
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Our award winning menu includes all traditional Irish favorites along with a wide variety of culinary choices that appeal to any palate. Enjoy everything from sensational potato pancake dishes, to our perfectly juicy, hand-made burgers. We feature weekly specials with a mix of Asian, Mexican, and Italian infused dishes. <br> <br> We pride ourselves in serving the perfect Pint of Guinness included in the 20 tap beers and dozens of craft bottle selections from around the world. Our Irish Whiskey selection boasts a wide array of blends and single malts. <br> <br> Our entire pub has been designed and built by Irish Craftsmen capturing a unique dining and entertainment experience. The pairing of our friendly, engaging staff and comfortable, warm environment makes Dubh Linn Square the perfect setting to gather with family and friends to chill out, watch the game and enjoy a wonderful meal! <br> <br> Come by the Square and experience the magic of what we do!! <br> Slainte!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Tasty burger
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2010
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2010
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
"The Guinness is poured well and the burger is tasty. Add in a great Irish pub feel and this is exactly what you want from an Irish pub. I'll be back."
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Focusing on market-fresh, Italian-inspired food at 1216 Spruce Street inhabits the old Camac Food Market building, a historic space that has long stood vacant on the corner of Camac and Spruce Streets, just East of Broad St.<br /><br />Mercato infuses slow cooking traditions of Old World Italy with an experimental style and bold take on new Italian American cuisine, placing primary importance on using ingredients that are at their peak that day.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/27/2014
 2010
Dined on 10/27/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was delicious! And service was very good. My only complaint is that I wish that I would have known that it is cash only. I would go again."
Dined on 10/27/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Located a short distance from the Inner Harbor in trendy Harbor East, Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes. Gluten-free menu also available.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always a pleasure
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2010
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Leb Tav is one of my favorites. Food and service is always 1st rate. I wish that the wine list was a little better on the upper range, but they have a solid middle range."
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Our award winning menu includes all traditional Irish favorites along with a wide variety of culinary choices that appeal to any palate. Enjoy everything from sensational potato pancake dishes, to our perfectly juicy, hand-made burgers. We feature weekly specials with a mix of Asian, Mexican, and Italian infused dishes. <br> <br> We pride ourselves in serving the perfect Pint of Guinness included in the 20 tap beers and dozens of craft bottle selections from around the world. Our Irish Whiskey selection boasts a wide array of blends and single malts. <br> <br> Our entire pub has been designed and built by Irish Craftsmen capturing a unique dining and entertainment experience. The pairing of our friendly, engaging staff and comfortable, warm environment makes Dubh Linn Square the perfect setting to gather with family and friends to chill out, watch the game and enjoy a wonderful meal! <br> <br> Come by the Square and experience the magic of what we do!! <br> Slainte!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Guinness
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2010
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Guinness was delicious, and that was why I was there. However, I was very pleasantly surprised about the food. The potato balls were very good (I can't remember their actual name, but they were basically the potato version of wings). I would prefer that the sauce be a little hotter, but they were good. My burger was very good. Our server was friendly and attentive. All in all, it was very good."
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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8407 kitchen bar in downtown Silver Spring is a welcoming oasis of comfort and casual sophistication. From the sleek and stylish bar/lounge on the ground floor to the warm and rustic charm of the light-filled second floor dining room. 8407 offers something to please all moods and tastes.<br /><br />Executive Chef Justin Bittner's artisanal American menu features house made charcuterie, fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce, meat and game as well as sustainable seafood. Pastry chef Rita Garruba's desserts end the meal on the perfect grace note. The dining experience is welcoming with knowledgeable service in a warm and approachable atmosphere. <br /><br />Not to be missed: Sunday Brunch, and Wine Lover's Mondays (exclusive 1/2 priced wine bottle selections for diners).
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fantastic
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/08/2014
 2010
Dined on 10/08/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This was another great trip to 8407. I met for a business lunch, he had the burger and I had the quesadilla. Delicious. Our server was very attentive and friendly."
Dined on 10/08/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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8407 kitchen bar in downtown Silver Spring is a welcoming oasis of comfort and casual sophistication. From the sleek and stylish bar/lounge on the ground floor to the warm and rustic charm of the light-filled second floor dining room. 8407 offers something to please all moods and tastes.<br /><br />Executive Chef Justin Bittner's artisanal American menu features house made charcuterie, fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce, meat and game as well as sustainable seafood. Pastry chef Rita Garruba's desserts end the meal on the perfect grace note. The dining experience is welcoming with knowledgeable service in a warm and approachable atmosphere. <br /><br />Not to be missed: Sunday Brunch, and Wine Lover's Mondays (exclusive 1/2 priced wine bottle selections for diners).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Food always good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/06/2014
 2010
Dined on 10/06/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Still one of the best in SS, but the service has not been what it once was."
Dined on 10/06/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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