Samantha
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  • Review Count
    10
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    April 21, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 25, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
Samantha's Reviews
 
Widely credited as the founder of New York City’s barbecue movement, Blue Smoke celebrates the evolving American South while honoring its culinary traditions. Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois’ menu combines homestyle comfort with culinary finesse. Classic and specialty cocktails, an extensive American craft beer list, bourbon and American wines complete the experience.<br /><br />The flagship Blue Smoke, with the club Jazz Standard, is located on East 27th Street in New York City, and a second location opened in 2012 in NYC’s Battery Park City.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2010
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We enjoyed the cocktails and beer pairings, but the food was most memorable! We ordered the deviled eggs and chipotle wings, both had a kick to them and a unique flavor. Highly recommend! We both ordered the brisket (marbled) which was delicious as well. And finally for dessert we ordered the chocolate cake and key lime pie. We thought the key lime pie won the dessert prize. :) Service was excellent!"
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Wa Jeal Sichuan Chili House is a pioneering Asian restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, serving authentic Sichuan food. Wa Jeal is a new type of Chinese restaurant that you definitely don't want to miss.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great food and candle lit tables for a nice mood. The service was fantastic and great recommendations."
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2010
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Chef Michael Psilakis and partner Donatella Arpaia have moved their rustic Greek gem, Kefi, to a larger space at 505 Columbus Avenue. The new, 200-seat interior evokes the feeling of a palatial Greek hideaway broken up into several smaller dining rooms to keep Kefi’s intimate appeal.<br /><br />The menu of favorites straight from Psilakis’ childhood will remain the same with some new additions. Signature dishes like Baccala, crispy-fried cod with garlic potatoes and tomato, Grilled Octopus with bean salad, and Hilopita, baked pasta with rabbit ragout and béchamel are still on offer. Additions include Grilled Sardines with chopped “Greek Salad” and garlic sauce, Macaronia Spestofai, tubular pasta with Greek sausage, peppers, onions, tomato and feta and an entirely new section of Greek Sandwiches featuring house-made sausages and pork and lamb gyro.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2010
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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A midtown classic with sprawling views of the NYC. Located in the heart of Midtown, this steakhouse offers incredible service and great food in a beautiful three level space. Known for having one of the city's best wine lists and bar scenes, Del Frisco's is the perfect place for small groups and parties of up to 80.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fantastic
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/23/2014
 2010
Dined on 6/23/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The bone in rib eye is a must along with the lemon cake special for dessert. We had an exceptional waitress, Jen, who suggested great drinks and sides for us. Thank you for a fantastic experience Del Frisco's and Jen!!!"
Dined on 6/23/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Voted "Best Pizza" by Daily News readers. Pizza is taken seriously at this Lower East Side pizza restaurant. Chef/Owner Gigio Palazzo creates oblong Roman pies made with your choice of an ORGANIC MULTIGRAIN Crust or GLUTEN FREE crust. Palá is known for fresh, innovative pies such as "Zucca" pumpkin puree, pancetta and smoked scamorza cheese and "Bufala Cruda" oven melted cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella and whole basil leaves. Pizzas are served on long wooden "Pala's" or pizza peels and are excellent for sharing in groups. In addition to pizzas, Palazzo serves up homemade specialties like "arancini" and "fiori di zucca" not to mention an impressive list of salads, pastas and desserts. GLUTEN FREE and VEGAN menus available. Wine, beer and a full bar top off the experience at Palá.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2010
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2010
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A midtown classic with sprawling views of the NYC. Located in the heart of Midtown, this steakhouse offers incredible service and great food in a beautiful three level space. Known for having one of the city's best wine lists and bar scenes, Del Frisco's is the perfect place for small groups and parties of up to 80.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Overall the night was a perfect 10. The food was divine, the atmosphere was lovely, and most of all the service was First Class. Along with having the best steak and lemon cake I've ever had, Kenny our waiter, was as good as it gets. After dinner we stayed at the table for drinks because we were having such a great time with friends we barely get to see. Some waiters may have rushed us or have gotten impatient, but Kenny was great!"
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Offering seasonally focused, contemporary American seafood, where only the finest and freshest seafood is highlighted. Guests will be enchanted by the superb selection of raw bar favorites and delicious appetizers which include East & West Coast Oysters, Chilled Lobster, and expertly seasoned Yellowfin Tuna Tartare. Entrée selections are sure to delight, with succulent Alaskan King Crab Legs, elegant Herb Basted Black Bass and the menu wouldn't be complete without the addition of SFG's Surf & Turf - tender filet mignon and buttery steamed lobster.<br />The sleek interior, with tile floors, shimmering blue lighting, and mirrored accents give the space a modern edge while the Main Dining Room takes cues from a classic steakhouse with dark wood floors, wainscoting, and a roaring marble fireplace. SFG boasts not one but two private dining options for more intimate events. The Sea Fire Grill lends the perfect balance to refined cuisine, chic décor, and impeccable service. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Mento, our waiter, was fantastic. He recommended a bottle of wine off the wine menu, and it was exactly what we were looking for. We had the seafood sampler, the lobster stuffed with crab meat, and the whole branzino. The crab gnocchi (another suggestion from Mento) was extremely tasty. We wished we had room for dessert, but the menu looked great. There was something for everyone. It was such am enjoyable night. We will return!"
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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A winding slate path through overhanging vines and tropical foliage leads to the historic 1840 Carriage house. Slowly spinning ceiling fans stir the aromas of French-New Orleans accented cooking and fresh seafood and steaks grilling over mesquite. Envision yourself in New Orleans or Key West. In the canopied garden, or on the candlelit veranda, dine on the exotic cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Chet Saign, whose creations include local-caught tuna, swordfish and mahi-mahi in fabulous sauces, elaborate entrees of local shellfish & lobster, and the justly famous smoked, grilled and blackened steaks and prime rib. Beyond the menu, a dozen or more seafood specials are offered nightly. The helpful staff, coolly attired in 410's signature tropical batik, makes you feel like you are dining on a private yacht. One of ZAGAT™s "AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS 2013." Please call restaurant directly for parties larger than 6. (609) 884-2127
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We always love dining at 410 Bank Street. The pork special is a must! The Macadamia encrusted Mahi-Mahi is a favorite as well. You must order the blackened scallops and the Special Mako shark appetizers. Save the sauces to dip your bread in when finished. We also enjoyed the Oyster soup, which was phenomenal. If you want a romantic table request the porch."
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.<br><br>And don’t forget our delicious sushi appetizers, including fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all made with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/15/2014
 2010
Dined on 4/15/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a great time at our table. Sergio was very entertaining. The bartenders were fantastic as well!"
Dined on 4/15/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Swank Southern Kitchen (as it"s name implies) is just that. A Southern-inspired eatery and bar featuring kicked-up versions of down-home dishes in a setting fit those looking for that Southern hospitality everyone loves, with a whole lotta swagger to boot. Southern dishes with contemporary interpretations that will make even the staunchest Southern foodie wanting more.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/13/2014
 2010
Dined on 4/13/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/13/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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