Kathie
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    December 19, 2013
  • Last Review
    January 21, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
Kathie's Reviews
 
Laporta’s restaurant is the ideal place for extraordinary food in a casual, comfortable setting. Laporta’s has an attentively serviced contemporary dining room perfect for a romantic evening out or any other special occasion, combined with an adjoining intimate Jazz lounge. Relax and listen to the live jazz featured nightly. The lounge has the warmth and friendly feel of a local’s bar yet with the same excellence of service and consistency of food quality that defines our dining room and exemplifies the restaurant as a whole. The menu features inventive fresh seafoods and hearty pastas complemented by the provincial-style desserts of Margaret Laporta.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent food and live music….but
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"the music was too loud for the room. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant and the music/singing made it difficult to talk at our table and carry on a conversation. Our meals were excellent -- 3 of 5 had pasta - wild mushroom, chicken and LaPorta -- very tasty. The others had salmon and bourbon hanger steak that were also very good and tasty. Wine selection by the glass and bottle is good."
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2013
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Vermilion features Chef William Morris' menu of Contemporary American cuisine. Complimenting Chef Morris' menu is Vermilion's wine list, named one of the top wine lists in the country by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. Combining a charming location in Old town Alexandria with stylized design and atmosphere, Vermilion represents a bit of downtown sophistication: from the exposed brick in the upstairs dining room to the overstuffed pillows in the lounge downstairs, Vermilion holds something for all tastes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Exceptional evening
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2013
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our group had a memorable evening Sat night. Two in our party had the tasting menu with the wine pairings--perfect serving sizes and very good pairing of wines to being out the best in both the food and wine. The other 2 had the homemade pasta with cauliflower cream--another excellent meal. Carly, our server was fantastic--very knowledgeable of the wines and her recommendations were spot on. We look forward to returning to Vermilion."
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Shooter McGee's has been a neighborhood restaurant and tavern for over 30 years. The restaurant boasts a "CHEERS" like atmosphere as the staff routinely greets local residents as they stroll through the familiar doors.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/15/2013
 2013
Dined on 12/15/2013
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/15/2013
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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