Rick
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    April 6, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 28, 2014
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Alewife is a nationally acclaimed craft beer bar and award winning restaurant in the heart of Baltimore's city center. Alewife features a rotation of 40 taps of the finest craft beers from around the world, full bottle and wine lists, hand crafted cocktails and a seasonal menu of modern American/regional cuisine including Baltimore's best burger, the now legendary Smoke Burger. Alewife is conveniently located directly across from The Hippodrome Theater, directly next door to the Everyman Theater and a short walk from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, First Mariner Arena, The Baltimore Convention Center, M&T Stadium and many city center hotels.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great beer, good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2010
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I had the hop BBQ chick sandwich. I miss the kobe hotdogs, but this was good also. My guests had the smoke burger and seemed very satisfied. The service was fine, but the beer list is the reason to visit Alewife. Great rotating choices; something for everyone. I had a delicious IPA and another IPA. One of my guests had the "Baltimore Sour", which was surprisingly tasty."
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch
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Jackie's is an independent American restaurant in downtown Silver Spring serving farm-to-table seasonal cuisine. Located in a converted warehouse, it offers a dramatic and award-winning interior design, food with a distinctively modern flair, and a critically recognized wine selection. Next door is Sidebar, considered one of the top craft cocktail bars in the region.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fun and unique for SS
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2010
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Jackie's features a seasonal menu that is fresh and delicious. As expected with small plates, the food arrived in waves and we started with the brussels and anchovy crisps, both of which were surprisingly delicious. Next were the green tomatoes. We wish that we would have realized that they were fried tomatoes. That was not our favorite and frankly we didn't eat them. However next were our "main meals", and I ordered the char and my wife had the wagyu. My char was fantastic, but wow, the wagyu was outrageously delicious. I'd order 3 of those next time! That made up for the disappointing fried tomatoes. I also appreciate that our waited was attentive, friendly, and that our wine was very good and my water glass was never empty."
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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*Free Validated parking located at Sky Park (Indoor Garage) 37 S 2nd St on the NE corner of 2nd and Chestnut St Thursday-Saturday 5:00-Close<br /><br />Sexy and trendy two-story spacious establishment with a full liquor and premium sake bar. The main dining room welcomes you with a 10 ft long sushi bar, attended by our talented and skilled chefs. Then few steps away is the full liquor bar fills with good selections of top shelf liquors and premium sakes for all preferences. The warm table setting welcomes our guests to enjoy a fine meal. The 2nd floor dining room is also occupied by a full liquor and premium sake bar, overlooking the dining room on the first floor. This stylish room can be used for large private parties or special events.<br /><br><br><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fantastic!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2010
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Love the sushi! It was all VERY good. The decor is very nice and we all had a great time. I would go again anytime. This is one of my new favorite restaurants."
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Jackson 20 is a modern American tavern featuring regional American food inspired by traditional recipes.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OK= business lunch, service lacking
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2010
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My meal was good. I had the steak salad and it comes w/ 3 interesting small sides. Everyone at my table liked our meals. The restaurant was quiet and worked well for a business lunch. Our server was friendly but never came by once our meals were served to see if we needed anything and never refilled our water/drinks. The server also never asked if we wanted coffee or desert (which I know at least 1 of us would have) and she just dropped the check off after they took our plates. If our server would have been more attentive I would have given this 4 stars but service was not good."
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch
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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
Always great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2010
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"8407 is continually my favorite restaurant in SS. Weird location but the decor, food, and service MORE than make up for that. I had the chicken caesar salad, which was surprisingly delicious. The service on this last visit was exceptional and really made it a pleasant experience. Great job as always."
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Open since 2004, Meeting Place has become Chef Rebecca Barron's platform to explore international flavors and ingredients that continue to shape America's melting pot cuisine. An evolving variety of small plates and entrees encourage conversation and stimulate the senses. An open kitchen and warm glow create an energetic ambiance. St John's kitchens have received four nominations for Best Chef Southeast by the James Beard Foundation in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fantastic food and service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2010
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I hosted a large party (12) and everyone was very happy with their selections. All our food was delicious. Our server was very responsive and friendly. The wine list has several overpriced options but if you move up the price list the choices get much better and are less overpriced. All in, a great place to go."
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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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. 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. 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. Become a fan of Seasons 52 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/seasons52.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always pleases
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/09/2014
 2010
Dined on 6/09/2014
 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
"I love that you can get proper portioned food that is very delicious. Service is always very good and they have a great wine list. This is without a doubt my favorite "chain" restaurant."
Dined on 6/09/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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With a unique focus on creating an inviting upscale dining experience, we serve fresh, familiar food in a high-energy, sophisticated casual setting. Our chefs prepare full-flavored food from scratch daily, using fresh seasonal ingredients. We stay true to classic American comfort food that is simple, but deliciously prepared. A knowledgeable team approach provides unwavering attention to delighting our guests with warm and consistent service. Copper Canyon Grill's timeless atmosphere appeals to discerning adults who are seeking a dining experience that is energetic, upscale but approachable.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Not bad
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Copper Canyon is good but not a place that will thrill. I had the tuna, which was rare like I requested but still dry. My wife had the rattlesnake pasta, which is delicious but swimming in butter. Service was slow and our wine and beer took a long time to be delivered. However, on a nice day, go and sit outside."
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2010
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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The stunning restaurant, which is first of its kind in Philadelphia, will transport guests to the Greek Islands with an atmosphere reminiscent of an inviting Mediterranean home & a menu of authentic specialties, simply prepared, that represent the best of Greek cuisine. The restaurant specializes in whole grilled fish which are flown in from the Greek Islands, the shores of Morocco, Tunisia, & Portugal. Guests are able to choose from Estia’s expansive display & watch chefs cook their fish to perfection over a charcoal grill in the sparkling open kitchen.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Greek
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/07/2014
 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
"I had the Arni Paidakia and it was very good. I started with the romaine salata, and it was ok. I'd choose something else next time. Our server was very friendly and engaging. Overall, everyone was very happy with their choices and I would visit again."
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2010
Special Features: special occasion
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Butcher & Singer, in the amazing historic location at 1500 Walnut, is an intimate and sophisticated dining experience in a relaxed clubhouse setting. We brought back the true classics from perfect Manhattans and Sidecars to dry aged, hand cut steaks and chops, and freshly caught fish. Timeless and fun for all in the continued age of the American chophouse. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great steak & wine
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/06/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/06/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Delicious delmonico. And the stuffed hash browns are the best potatoes I have ever had! The wine list is fantastic and our server was friendly and attentive. The butcher salad was OK, but everything else was great."
Dined on 5/06/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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