Rick
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  • First Review
    July 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 29, 2014
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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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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 /><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 /><br />If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. Together we will create the event of the season! For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
a favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2010
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Seasons is my favorite chain restaurant. The food is always delicious and served in reasonable qualities with somewhat healthy options. The wine selection is very good. I like the wine flight and flat bread to start. On this trip I also got the salmon and requested the "low sodium preparation". The service, as is usually the case at any Seasons, was fantastic. Our server was very friendly and attentive."
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, 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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Not as good as usual
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2010
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"8407 has always been a favorite, but the service is not as good as it used to be. Our server was very friendly, but seemed to be a little lost as a waiter. He had a tendency to work on 1 table at a time which meant that there were large time blocks where I couldn't even get his attention. I had to ask for bread and water from a bus person. 1 of the 2 of them was friendly, the other not so much. The food was good and the wine that we ordered was delicious. It was a disappointing visit to what is usually one of the best restaurants in silver spring. Hopefully it was an off night."
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
One of our favorites
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2010
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"1) Delicious food 2) reasonable portions 3) fresh seasonable menu 4) fantastic wine list 5) outstanding service = one of our favorite restaurants.
We started with the red wine flight plus flat breads (artichoke & goat cheese and the roma tomato). For dinner my wife had the scallops and I had the cedar plank salmon. Everything was delicious and I would order again (although there are so many other delicious choices, that maybe not...) As with any great restaurant, the service is what really make Seasons 52. Our server was the best. Very friendly and attentive. We could not have had better service. Go and enjoy.
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Dined on 9/12/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, where you'll find fresh handcrafted beers, creative yet informal New American Cuisine & friendly & attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a non-smoking environment with smoking allowed in designated outdoor areas only, however cigar & pipe smoking is prohibited. Reservations & "Call Aheads" are accepted for lunch & dinner seven days a week. We accept all major credit cards & are handicapped accessible.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent service & beer
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2010
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"1st, our waiter was fantastic. Very friendly and kept us entertained. I also appreciate that he gave real opinions on the menu. 2nd, the beer was 1st rate. I had a sampling of the 3 IPAs and had the porter and an IPA. All were fantastic. We had the Philly cheese steak egg rolls, which were surprisingly delicious and for dinner I had the jagerschnitzel, which was good but not my favorite (but not bad for a non-German restaurant."
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Wolf's Ridge Brewing is a family owned and operated craft brewery and restaurant, created as a result of our long and deepening love for both craft beer and food. Wolf's Ridge Brewing was born through the deep desire of the owners to create a gathering space for other craft beer and food lovers in the downtown Columbus community. Our goal is to build a microbrewery and restaurant that becomes a proud member of the community, where we provide our patrons with a wonderful dining and drinking experience.<br /><br />The concept is centered on the idea that by focusing on craft and locally sourced products as much as possible, we are staying true to our primary goal of supporting and emulating the community in which we reside.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great beer & food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2010
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I had a beer flight with 5 very good beers. For dinner I had the Jambalaya, which is VERY delicious. And all this was backed up with very friendly and attentive service. Wolf's Ridge is a winner."
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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