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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    April 21, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 15, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
Thom's Reviews
 
Chef Paul O’Connor’s Inspired American Cuisine, enjoyed along with captivating views from its mountaintop vantage point, provides guests with a unique Scottsdale dining experience. This nexus between the natural setting and the culinary adventure lies at the heart of Alchemy’s appeal. Chef Paul artfully blends these elements together to create seasonal specialties and artesian dishes made up of fresh and local ingredients. With an extensive wine selection, the ideal pairing is sure to enhance any entrée. <br />Glass doors in the dining room slide open to provide a Sonoran Desert dining experience courtesy of Mother Nature. A sprawling patio wraps around the building to offer additional outdoor seating, and Alchemy also offers cozy fireside seating upon special request. <br />Alchemy’s outstanding fare, exceptional value and one-of-a-kind setting draws a wide variety of patrons ranging from resort guests to couples on their first date. Alchemy offers something for everyone. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fabulous
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Alchemy was just what we hoped for. Everything on the menu looked fabulous, and our choices were delicious. Situated high in the mountains overlooking Scottsdale, the view made it well worth the drive. And the prices were reasonable. Do not miss this place."
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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"World travel and its pleasures; Items brought back from different places for decors; great stories shared with others and very importantly, some simple, yet delicious recipes from different cultures. Our mission is humble. It is simply for people coming to our restaurant, to be transported around the world, and to travel with us for an evening, to a place of well-being and happiness." <br /><br />Bleu Bohème is designed to create a feeling of France's past generations. It mixes the Bohemian and Artistic free spirited Left Bank of Paris with the roots and tradition of the Rural Areas. Bleu Bohème is a neighborhood restaurant that serves accessible, affordable and comforting French Cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A great experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We kind of got tired of the old menu, so have not been here for ~ 6 months. We were extremely pleased with the new offerings, and the specials for the evening were outstanding. Good wine at a decent price, fabulous mussels, great patio dining (except for unavoidable street noise). This was a great experience."
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Join us at Urban Solace Restaurant, featuring New American Comfort Food and a fantastic selection of West Coast wines, handcrafted beer and a full selection of liquor. <br />We are located in the heart of North Park’s “Restaurant Row”, near bustling neighborhoods of Hillcrest, South Park and University Heights, and just north of Downtown San Diego and Balboa Park. We are open seven days a week and feature our famous “Bluegrass Brunch” every Sunday.<br />Reservations are generally only for the interior dining room. The patio is reserved for walk-in guests. On special occasions such as New Years Eve and Valentines Day, the patio is used for reservations as well. If you do not want to sit outside, please call the restaurant once you have made your reservation online.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
We liked it
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/03/2014
 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
"We enjoyed dinner on the patio. Good menu choices, tasty food, nice wine selection. We want to come back for their Sunday Brunch with Bluegrass music. Very nice place for dinner."
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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El Agave was voted “Best Mexican Restaurant” in the San Diego Reader and San Diego Magazine in 1999. Chef Juan Carlos Gomez was also voted “1999 Chef of the Year” in Home and Garden.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very tasty Mexican food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I'm not an expert on Mexican food, but we liked this food a lot. Unusual preparation of standard Mex favorites. We overate because it was so good. Lunch time before summer tourists was not crowded. Very limited wine choices but all kinds of tequila and some standard beer favorites."
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received many accolades in our 40+ year history: "BEST SEAFOOD", "BEST CASUAL SEAFOOD", "BEST HAPPY HOUR", and even "BEST SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD", according to USA Today - just to name a few.<br /><br><br /><br>Well-known for our signature Clam Chowder, Grilled Swordfish, and Crème Brûlée, the Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks and grilled meats. <br /><br><br /><br>With an updated nautical decor, the busy Oyster bar is hands-down the local favorite. Lush flowering foliage outdoors creates an elegant dining experience on one of two charming patios.<br /><br><br /><br>The La Mesa Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, lunch Monday-Saturday, and brunch every Sunday.<br /><br><br /><br>Join us for our signature Happy Hour.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Enjoyed our dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had a very nice dinner on their covered outdoor patio. Very good happy hour promotion for 3 course meal."
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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"World travel and its pleasures; Items brought back from different places for decors; great stories shared with others and very importantly, some simple, yet delicious recipes from different cultures. Our mission is humble. It is simply for people coming to our restaurant, to be transported around the world, and to travel with us for an evening, to a place of well-being and happiness." <br /><br />Bleu Bohème is designed to create a feeling of France's past generations. It mixes the Bohemian and Artistic free spirited Left Bank of Paris with the roots and tradition of the Rural Areas. Bleu Bohème is a neighborhood restaurant that serves accessible, affordable and comforting French Cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Just right
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/29/2014
 2005
Dined on 4/29/2014
 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
"Dinner at 8:00, outside patio seating, good food, good wine, sharing the evening with my wife - everything was just right."
Dined on 4/29/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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The Best of Baja in the heart of Newport, SOL Cocina offers an upscale, yet inviting dining experience on the water in Newport Harbor. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider, a 2009 James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee, has created a menu of contemporary and gourmet interpretations of Baja street cuisine,<br />inlcuding antojitos, street tacos, cocktels de mariscos and main dishes made with fresh seafood, wood grilled meats, local produce and salsas that are all made fresh daily.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We went there for the food and it was excellent. Very creative and well prepared dishes. BUT... we were disappointed with the ambiance. The decor is very nice, but they seated us at a booth adjacent to the bar. The bar was packed with folks trying to talk louder than the next table, and they were trying to talk over the music, etc. It was so loud that we couldn't have a conversation sitting side by side. Our server was kept busy in the bar so his attention to our table was lax. Our reservations were at 7:00 pm - I recommend going much earlier, either at lunch or maybe 5:00 pm."
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Reflecting W's reputation for Hip Upscale Dining Destinations, Kelvin Restaurant features a global cuisine with a Latin flair. Kelvin is a unit of measurement for temperature, but is also the measurement most often used for the color of light sources. <br><br><br />The modern yet relaxed ambience features breakfast, lunch, and dinner with both individual or communal style seating that creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests to enjoy.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2005
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2005
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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