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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    July 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 21, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
Globalphile's Reviews
 
Bistro Voltaire is a favorite of the patron well traveled... wanting to indulge in the sensibilities of France without leaving Chicago. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great meal and Great Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/19/2014
 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
"I had not been there in a while, but I always like the warm, inviting atmosphere and the really great food. I loved the swordfish special and my friends' pork tenderloin entree which I tasted. I highly recommend going. It is perfect on a cold Chicago winter night!!!"
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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St. Louis" most ardent food-lovers are regulars at SqWires. Our seasonal menu, created by owner and executive chef, Bethany Budde, features creative interpretations of classic American cuisine, with the freshest seafood, prime meats, and indulgent desserts with our trademark simplicity and richness of flavor. Located in the historic Lafayette Square neighborhood, in the former Western Wire Factory, SqWires preserved original 19th century elements and added handcrafted fireplaces, comfortable leather banquette seating, restored overhead factory pulley systems, industrial ceiling fans and exposed brick and beams to create a notable setting for you to meet and eat and drink. Our outdoor dining is available to enjoy the St. Louis weather in spring and summer.<br />With an extensive martini menu, ten local craft beers on draft, 50 wines and full bar the choices are sure to please, as is live blues and jazz Thursday through Sunday.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Really bad food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2005
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Though they refunded my entree and gave me a gift certificate, my salmon entree was one of the worst I have had in some time. It was over salted and peppered as was the side. They redid it and was cooked too raw. My guest's filet was also under cooked. I had a wonderful lunch at Olio. I would go there instead."
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2005
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Oak at Fourteenth is a neighborhood restaurant that features local and seasonal new American Cuisine in a friendly and professional atmosphere. Open daily for lunch, dinner and late night. Chef/Owner Steven Redzikowski’s simple yet inspired menus are focused around wood fire cookery. Oak offers a creative hand- crafted cocktail menu, artisan wine and beer list that help create a fun and energetic experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great decor and food, Slow service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Had a great meal with friends but the service was extremely slow. Too many people on a Saturday night."
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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Opened on October 25th 2013, The Dawson is a new partnership between local restaurateurs Billy Lawless (The Gage, Henri) and Branko Palikuca (Topaz, Amber) featuring American cuisine. Celebrating the spirit of late 19th century Chicago, this casual neighborhood hangout features an energetic series of bi-level indoor and outdoor spaces. The Dawson is quintessentially American, from the familiar comfort food and classic cocktails with a twist to the nostalgic, versatile design and atmosphere.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
New Hot Spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/02/2014
 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
"Enjoyed a great meal on my first trip to the restaurant. Great mussels, fish and stone fruit salad. The outside was jammed so we opted for the inside dining room."
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Chef/Owners Lisa & Terry Harwood opened Vine Street Cafe in 2003. Located on South Ferry Road, just 1.5 miles from the South Ferry. Chef Terry works with area farmers, fishermen & vineyards and features their natural bounty on his seasonal menus. We make everything in house and Lisa's desserts, ice creams and fruit crisps are no exception. Recently, we opened a small market behind the restaurant. This is where you pick up take-out orders while stocking your home pantry. Specialty catering is available along with ready fresh meals such as meatballs, chicken salad, bread, smoked ribs, BBQ Sauce and a selection of artisan pastas. Reservations are highly recommended year round. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A Great Find on Shelter Island
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/16/2014
 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
"I had a great dinner on Shelter with a perfect 3 course prix fixe menu. The service was great and the decor is really perfect for the setting.
I highly recommend it!!
"
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
+1point
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Canal side, nestled in the European charm of a courtyard near the Delaware River & surrounded by quaint antique shops & art galleries, it is the remarkable creation & signature of award winning Broadway set designer & restaurateur Jim Hamilton, & reflects his one-of-a-kind signature style. Warm, soulful & sophisticated, the Grill Room remains one of the most romantic & unique places to dine in the Northeast. The Grill room's vibrant menus combine great style with a reverence for Mediterranean-inspired classics. Expertly prepared with skill & passion by executive chef Mark Miller, Jim Hamilton's seasonal offerings include grilled foods with voluptuous flavors liberally borrowed from cultural influences ranging from France, Greece & Italy to Spain & Morocco. Featuring fresh ingredients from some of the region's best purveyors, dishes are artful & generously portioned at the same time they are satisfyingly simple. CATERING at your place or ours expect perfection to the last detail.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Enjoyed this great restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/12/2014
 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
"On my first visit to Lambertville, I enjoyed a wonderful tuna entree and a salad. It is is a beautiful setting and has great service. I will be back. We were first seating next to 2 large groups, and they were so helpful in moving us to a better spot despite a busy restaurant."
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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The 56-seat neighborhood spot is a modern interpretation of a public house, offering casual food, well-crafted cocktails and an extensive selection of intriguing and affordable wines. In the spirit of every great pub, guests are welcomed to drop in for anything from a drink and a quick bite on the way home after work, to joining with friends or family in sharing a meal.<br /><br />Chef Wylie Dufresne, along with Chef de Cuisine Ryan Henderson, apply innovative techniques in the kitchen at Alder, taking familiar dishes and flavor combinations and presenting them in their own unique style, celebrating New York City’s diverse food culture in the process. Dufresne and Henderson find their inspiration in their metropolitan surroundings: New York is a city where we can source the best ingredients from around the world and turn them into something distinctly American.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Somewhat Disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I met longtime friends for dinner at my suggestion. The portions of the entrees were very small and I felt there was too much spice/heat in the food that I could not eat it all. No reason for the heat particularly when it was not mentioned on the menu."
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2005
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