kristicrisis
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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    September 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 12, 2014
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With its modern but classic Italian cuisine and emphasis on artisanal and contemporary Northern Italian style, Mediterraneo is often credited with being the first restaurant to bring authentic contemporary Italian cuisine to Sarasota when it first opened in 1996. Still under the same ownership, Mediterraneo has consistently been rated one of the top restaurants in Zagat. The restaurant has received numerous accolades including the acclaimed Insegna Del Ristorante Italiano awarded by The Minister of Agriculture & Commerce in Rome. With its highest honor, inducting the restaurant into its Accademia Italiana della Cucina "Fine Dining Hall of Fame." Mediterraneo has been rated as Best of the Best in Sarasota Magazine since the first year of opening. <br><br>So whether you're celebrating a special occasion or grabbing a quick bite to eat, at Mediterraneo you are always assured the best quality food accompanied by excellent service. All of it thoroughly Italian.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's flagship restaurant, located on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, opened to great acclaim in 1998 and is as bustling and popular as ever. It offers three-star dining that redefines and reinvents the principles of Italian cuisine for 21st century America. An epic, landmark wine list, an exciting, quintessentially New York dining room and expert, attentive and cordial service make a table at Babbo one of New York’s prized possessions.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Sophie's offers globally influenced yet decidedly American cuisine in a luxurious intimate setting featuring an outdoor terrace, open kitchen and private dining area. Sophie's dining experience captures the style and elegance of Saks Fifth Avenue, with a passionate focus on outstanding food and drink. Sophie's Chef Dianna MacPhee changes her innovative menu seasonally using the best locally-sourced ingredients. The menu is complemented by a selection of craft cocktails, a thoughtfully curated wine list and seasonally inspired teas and handcrafted sodas.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Sophies is a great new foodie find!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Try the deck especially on a beautiful day for lunch! Sophie's prepares delectable dishes and good drinks. Service was well-meaning, a bit scattered while working out the early kinks. The restaurant overall was a great food find for us!"
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Expect an unsurpassed dining experience at Oxford Exchange. Our kitchen offers simple yet perfectly executed meals that feature local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Fresh seasonal foods are prepared daily.<br /><br />We believe that the real benefits come from sharing the simple pleasures of everyday living. Oxford Exchange attempts to promote open and civil conversations, the exploration of literature, the benefits of shared meals and drinks, curated retail products, and a home for business. <br /><br />Humility, exploration, curation, and fellowship are our values. Democratic, civil, provocative, relevant, and creative are our standards.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Make it a habit!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2011
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
"Oxford Exchange is a brilliant concept ... especially unique for Tampa and the Bay area. Every time I came (I make it a habit at least once or twice a month from Sarasota!) I find something wonderful to eat or drink on the menu. This week's discovery was the MachaLemonaide and roasted brussel sprouts along with a crisp, chopped salad. For a vegetarian, pure delight! Stop by the book store or the gorgeous gift store and pick up a gift for self and others on your way out! Only slight complaint -- the noise factor. It's super popular and the acoustics don't work well. But it's still brilliant."
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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The team from Tamarind, in the Flatiron District, have opened a new restaurant in Tribeca. Tamarind's team of dedicated chef's draw on India's varied regions to take diners on a culinary voyage of the subcontinent. The restaurant's menu includes dishes from Punjab, Hyderabad, Goa, Madras, Lucknow, and Calcutta. India's assertive spices and seasonings distinguish its cooking from all others.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Far cry from "best Indian" status
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"What happened to great food and service being front and center pillars of a truly "best Indian" status restaurant. Although very pretty and romantically-lit decor pervades, that is possibly the highlight of NYC Tamarind in my estimation based upon a rather expensive dinner this week. Surprisingly, the staff may mean well but somehow that did not translate to our particular waiter who was completely preoccupied, albeit completely disinterested in making our experience delicious and memorable. The food was good, not brilliant, and for what was served completely over-priced. Having eaten in London at several stellar comparatives, we are not "noobs" when it comes to great Indian fare. So enjoy ... if you dare?!"
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups
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Experience traditional Japanese dining in a beautiful, authentic Japanese restaurant located in the West Village of Manhattan. We offer the rich traditions of Japanese home cooking with Chef Abe Hiroki’s modern approach to Washoku, a relaxed style of dining centered around a procession of small plates. Like we do in Japan, we cook with the seasons, and savor the peak flavor of ingredients. <br><br> We adhere to the fundamentals of Japanese cooking: respecting the ingredients and their natural flavors, cooking in the moment, and not doing too much. We have created an extensive menu, featuring dishes as fresh tofu (prepared six times a night), Saikyo Miso Black Cod, stone grilled Washugyu steaks, an assortment of sashimi and sushi and a signature EN Kaiseki set menu, a sequence of eight extraordinary presentations. To compliment your dining experience, we have developed an extensive list of small-batch, artisanal sake and shochu to complement your dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Exceptional Japanese!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our party of 5 was overwhelmed by the caliber of the food and the exquisite choices. I am a fan of EN and find myself returning for the flight of Shochu, house made (warm!) tofu, black cod, sashimi, and a light delight for dessert which is always a surprise. I highly recommend this restaurant for it's consistency, quality, unique and beautiful presentation."
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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