VIP2
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  • Review Count
    14
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  • First Review
    January 6, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 8, 2014
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Santiago"s Bodega (305) 296-7691 • 207 Petronia Street – www.santiagosbodega.com - A wonderful assortment of over thirty small plates await you at this tapas-style eatery. Accentuating the well seasoned combination of dishes, Santiago's also has great soups, salads, and a remarkable wine list to compliment. Santiago's Bodega is a unique restaurant located in the heart of Bahama Village, off the beaten path and away from the tumultuous crowds. Santiago's serves lunch and dinner all year, seven days a week. Open 11am-10pm daily.<br /><br />***NOTE: Patio seating is limited thus cannot be guaranteed. Please note any preferences. Parties of 4-6 people may be placed at a high table. Making separate reservations DO NOT guarantee they will be together. Any special requests and/or limitations must be made by calling the restaurant directly. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Sangria and Tapas--nothing better
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/02/2014
 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
"The preparation and timing of service for each of the tapas we ordered was perfect. The menu is wonderful and it was difficult to decide what to have. Our favorite was the little filet with the blue cheese sauce and the short ribs. The dates were gobbled up as soon as they hit the table."
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Antonia’s Restaurant, located in the heart of Old Town Key West has been delighting the palates of locals and visitors for over 33 years. The menu at Antonia’s Restaurant offers an array of the freshest local seafood dishes and a variety of traditional meat dishes made from the freshest ingredients prepared daily by our Classically Northern Italian trained chefs. Feeling that dining is an experience to be savored, no culinary experience is complete without wine. In addition to an extensive wine list, full bar is also available.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Never disappoints
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Wonderful seared tuna, a slight spicy twist to the white clams delicately spooned over the homemade linguini. We love the food and the atmosphere. Antonia's is welcome respite from the chaotic atmosphere of Key West."
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list
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BlackSalt is the much anticipated concept restaurant from Chef Jeff Black, featuring an upscale fish market fronting a vibrant bar and elegant restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fresh catch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Blacksalt is undoubtedly the best place in the area for fresh, well-prepared seafood. There is nothing boring on the menu. Fresh briny oysters and whole grilled Bronzino were wonderful. Always best to have reservations. It is a popular place"
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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New Heights consistently features innovative New American cuisine. Locals, from Presidents and well-known dignitaries to international travelers, return time after time. ZAGAT dished out top honors for the food, service, and stylish decor. The wine list receives the highest praise awarded by Wine Spectator and Restaurant Hospitality. The award winning architectural interior, original art adorning the walls, airy windows overlooking Washington DC’s scenic Rock Creek Park and dramatic floral arrangements create a perfect stylish atmosphere to enjoy the award winning creative cuisine of New Heights. Intelligent and knowledgeable wait staff add to create a perfect dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Thumbs Up all around
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/21/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/21/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Go!. If you haven't been in a while, go back. The ambiance creates a comfortable, calming surround without being boring. There is a wonderful view overlooking Calvert and the Connecticutt bridge and a portion of Rock Creek Parkway. Our meals were wonderful and the timing of the service, perfect. The Cod was cooked to perfection and I could have eaten my way through a gallon of the celeriac soup. The chilled fois gras pate was like butter. The little Gin Bar downstairs is an added plus. One can get a specialty drink in a lively setting before heading upstairs."
Dined on 03/21/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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In a comfortable setting, just across the street from the historic Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park, Ripple offers a complete dining experience, with a focus on sustainability, organic and locally-acquired produce, and a good time. We are proud to support local farmers and co-ops in our mission to bring only the best products to the table. <br />Our award winning wine list features 50 wines by the glass and bottles starting at $25, with over 70 wines under $50. In addition, we have extensive beer and cocktail menus, to complete any meal. <br />Above all, we believe in hospitality and hope that everyone who dines with us will feel comfortable and enjoy their time with us. We truly are a place to eat, drink, and gather.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/18/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Skip the pork chop. Everything else served during our recent visit was outstanding."
Dined on 03/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
0points
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STEAK 954 is a modern boutique ocean-front steakhouse. The restaurant features dry aged beef from hand picked ranches; Tajima Kobe from Australia, locally caught seafood, and the finest wines and spirits with selections from all over the globe.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A perfectly prepared filet was exactly why we chose 954. We were not disappointed. We were too late for an outside seat but were quite happy to be inside at a two-top by the windows. 954 is a gem. Ask for Antonio. He is friendly, attentive, interesting and knew just when to check in with us without being intrusive."
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Awarded “Best Steakhouse” by Boca Raton & Ft. Lauderdale Magazine and inducted into Boca Raton Magazine Hall of Fame for “Best Steak”; New York Prime has created a loud, bustling social environment for ladies and gents alike. The menu features expertly broiled USDA Prime Steaks, colossal Baked Shrimp and live Lobster– including “Big Red” a 12lbs.+ Lobster. Sip colorful cocktails or a glass of wine and enjoy live entertainment nightly. *Please note, high chairs are not available.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The perfect New York Steak house
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 02/13/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"New York Prime is certainly the "go to" place in the area to find the perfect steak house. Filet, sirloin, what ever the cut, they did them to perfection. We sampled three sides and all were great. Spectacular wine list. Great place."
Dined on 02/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Bistro Mezzaluna has been a long time favorite of Fort Lauderdale's discerning local diners and snowbirds alike. Now we are proud to unvail our new magnificant freestanding location at 1821 SE 10th Ave. (just a few short blocks away). Under the watchful eyes of executive chef Anish Rana, we maintain our reputation for well-crafted bistro fare. Add to that an award winning wine list and exceptional service and you will soon see why Bistro Mezzaluna has become synonymous with great dining. <br /><br />The eclectic menu boasts such delights as ; U.S.D.A. prime steaks, homemade pastas and the freshest seasonal seafood including colossal stone crab claws. Each and every dessert is made on the premise. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the seasoned service staff will make you know that you belong.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Bistro Mezzaluna does it right
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2005
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The service is great, the layout fantastic and the variety and preparation of all menu items is perfect. It is one of our favorite places."
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
0points
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Thasos Greek Taverna's focus is on fresh seafood and meats cooked on our wood fire grill & rotisserie along with seasonal vegetables featuring flavors of the Mediterranean .Our goal is to provide a unique dining experience, in a casual chic atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/30/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/30/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The stuffed cabbage small plate was excellent.. The grilled octopus was ok but not great. Overall, we would have really liked our meal if it weren't for the rushed service. We ordered small plates thinking we would share the first and then anticipate the next one. Everything came at the same time and filled the table to capacity. With the noise level and the rapid-fire service it made for a frenetic evening. Probably won't return."
Dined on 01/30/2014
 2005
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In a comfortable setting, just across the street from the historic Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park, Ripple offers a complete dining experience, with a focus on sustainability, organic and locally-acquired produce, and a good time. We are proud to support local farmers and co-ops in our mission to bring only the best products to the table. <br />Our award winning wine list features 50 wines by the glass and bottles starting at $25, with over 70 wines under $50. In addition, we have extensive beer and cocktail menus, to complete any meal. <br />Above all, we believe in hospitality and hope that everyone who dines with us will feel comfortable and enjoy their time with us. We truly are a place to eat, drink, and gather.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ripple is a great place!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/26/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Crispy fresh warm country bread, house made corn bread and a healthy pour of a beautiful Chardonnay started the meal off. The pear, fennel and field greens salad was perfectly dressed and the poached cod with velote sauce just melted in my mouth. The is indeed a gem."
Dined on 01/26/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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