cindersail
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    April 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 15, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
cindersail's Reviews
 
Zest Bistro - A Neighborhood Bistro with a twist.... <br>At Zest, you"ll experience the coming together of 2 great pleasures - great food and outstanding service. Zest is an urban restaurant that takes bistro food to a new level. Every day, our Chefs create contemporary American cuisine with a distinctive twist. Daily specials highlight seasonal freshness and showcase the Chef's innovative talent. Zest pleases your palate with savory entrees & inventive salads & sandwiches. Desserts are all made on the premises, in keeping with what's available seasonally. The wine list is filled with choices, and we offer 1/2 off bottled wines on Tuesday's. In addition to wine and a craft beer selection, Zest offers innovative cocktails, many of which are made with fresh syrups & purees concocted in-house.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Too salty miso
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"At Zest, I recently ordered the miso cod. It is described the black cod cooked perfectly with the elements of udon, and miso What came to my table were all the elements described but the miso was so intense, very salty, thick and not resembling a broth I could tolerate. My wife tasted it and confirmed the intense salt content and in-edibility of the dish. It was immediately replaced with another item and the rest of the visit was enjoyable. We have eaten at Zest many times and can honestly say this is a first."
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Jackson 20 is a modern American tavern featuring regional American food inspired by traditional recipes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Bison byway
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love the dishes offered in Jackson 20. I ordered the bison hanger steak and thought the flavor was supreme and the meat a bit chewy. The vegetables were perfectly cooked and seasoned. My dinner partner ordered the salmon with crispy skin and I tasted it. Fabulous flavor of wild salmon with sauteed brussell sprouts and other vegetables. We ordered dessert and I had the pecan pie which was not like the usual very sweet version. This slice was redolent with bourbon and the filling was well formed not gooey as some are. My dinner partner had an unusual piece of Chocolate lemon meringue pie. It was truly terrific, with a not too sweet chocolate filling topped by lemon layer and meringue on top. Unusual and good."
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf’s French Bistro on the lake in Columbia features classic fare, an extensive, award winning French wine list & a lively Parisian atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Spring into France in Columbia
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This restaurant is new to Columbia and is located on the lake found in Columbia near the Mall. The meal was absolutely delightful. There is a robust range of options on the menu starting with appetizers. I ordered shrimp begniets which turned out to be Shrimp tempura with green beans and lemon. Very tasty and could easily be shared or be a small plate for someone not ravishingly hungry. The duck breast was succulent and was served with a nice assortment of roasted vegetables. Others at the table commented how well they enjoyed their meals, the flavors and presentation. Service was so good it was notable, with lots of staff and management circulating to ensure all was well prepared and executed. We will return."
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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