IamBMW
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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    September 8, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 9, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
IamBMW's Reviews
 
Mastro's collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Disappointed...:(
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Having had an over-the-top, excellent first experience at Mastro's in 2013, I decided to take a group of six here for a 2014 holiday celebration. Reservations at 5:30pm - it was a ten minute wait to be seated... only a single family of four ahead of us - the place was not ready for the night. Not a great start. Sam(antha), our server was very attentive when we arrived and orders were taken, food delivered. Everyone was happy (except for two individuals who were burned by the HOT HOT HOT plates and needed ice). By then, the restaurant was full (tables so close together servers could not make it through to deliver anything) and service went downhill to non-existent. Drinks were not refilled, orders forgotten, servers nowhere to be found - it was TOO MANY people in an over packed, noisy, crowded space with not enough legs / hands to deal with the requirements of the customers. I was embarrassed by the comments received from my guests - it was to be a FABULOUS night, and while the food was good (one side - the baked potato was served cold) it was NOT the outstanding experience of food and service I had before. We order a wide variety of steaks, seafood and sides, all delicious. The standout was the butter cake dessert!! The restaurant has high pre- / post-customer service - I was called both before and after the meal to thank me, but the experience left a lot to be desired. I presume we can attribute the demands of holiday crowds to be the reason for the disappointment - not certain I would go back again :("
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Welcome to our beautifully restored Victorian with a contemporary twist. Neumanali opened six years ago and quickly became a neighborhood favorite. The menu features both fresh and seasonal entrees in addition to a selection of fun and unusual small plates. Perennial favorites are the pan-seared day boat scallops and "made to order" cioppino. The wine list is a bit eclectic and features smaller, more difficult to find winery selections. Lush garden dining is available in the summer and fall.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Stellar Dining in Hayward!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I was pleasantly surprised to find such a gem in Hayward; the location in a renovated Victorian sets a sense of style and elegance not found in many locations. The food (we started with salads - I had the house mix and my friend had the Caesar salad; the entre' - I had chicken with tomatoes and Kalamata olives and mashed potatoes, while my friend had the filet with pasta) was well thought-out, with distinct flavors that melded well together, but were also somewhat unexpected. The quality of the food was very good - you could tell that care was taken in the preparation, plating and serving. We both had dessert - I had the triple layer chocolate cake with fresh raspberries and my friend had the ice cream sundae. Everything was DELICIOUS!!"
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Nola is a bit of New Orleans located in the historic Ramona Street Building in downtown Palo Alto. Our menu consists of Creole, Cajun, and Latin cuisine. New Orleans favorites, such as hurricanes, fresh oysters, gumbo, seafood jambalaya, and étouffée, are just a few of the classics you will find.<br />The party stretches out over three floors, with seven different funky dining areas. Nola has one of the largest collections of Southern folk art on the West Coast. Come check out what Fortune magazine voted as "the hottest bar in the Silicon Valley." Welcome to the party--grab a Hurricane, a group of friends, wrap yourself in our mardi gras beads and “Laisser les Bon Temps Rouler!!”
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Hot, Hot, HOT!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2011
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"It was game seven of the World Series so the place was PACKED (had no idea when I made the reservation the game would be on)! The room where we were seated was crowded, to many people / tables in a small room; it was stuffy / too warm to be comfortable (we had to ask people to get up from their seats so we could actually get to our table!). Add to the room heat, the spicy food and it was hot, hot, HOT! (almost unbearable.) I ordered the small plate chicken and biscuits - chicken was over cooked / tough, biscuits board hard, the coleslaw was EXCELLENT, but the bacon jam and gravy something else. I have been here before and loved everything I have tried - this night Nola struck out. Only redemption was the shared beignet dessert."
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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We hope that you will dine with us soon for an authentic New Orleans dining experience - One that goes beyond Cajun! To enhance your dining experience, we fly in the finest seafood and products available from the Louisiana Gulf Coast and Bayou Regions. We believe that it is these indigenous products that ensure the authenticity of flavors and the integrity of our Creole and Cajun Cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Never better!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2011
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have been to Creola's several times before, but not in the last two years - I am thrilled to return to the wonderful flavors, the delicious complementary textures and richness of sauces in the foods I ordered. I am a HUGE fan of the catfish and while I passed on dessert this time, my colleagues were ecstatic about the bread pudding and the beignets. I also love the service - which is always top notch! Such a local GEM!!"
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Bocanova, located in Jack London Square, features Pan-American food in a lively and colorful setting. Available for all your dining needs, we offer intimate tables in our dining room, a number of communal dining tables for larger parties or if you're in the mood to meet new people, and counter seating up by our exhibition kitchen, when you're in the mood for a show.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Definitely Delicious Dishes
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Took a group of ten visitors for a business dinner and elected to eat outside (we were unaware we would have to share benches, which was somewhat difficult). The menu offers an excellent variety of complex flavors, complementing each other while offering taste surprises. Every dish we had (with a group of ten we had A LOT!) was wonderful - attracting "ooohhhhssss" and "aaaaahhhhhssss". After an issue with a wine selection, which was definitely unsatisfactory - the GM brought a fabulous wine that pleased the group. Issue with service - poorly timed delivery of main courses (one of our group had to wait for five minutes for their plate), no secondary drink service offered after initial round - the only complaint was inattentive service."
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Nautically themed and located in the San Leandro Marina, Horatio's offers exceptional food and service with a waterfront view. Their menu includes the freshest fish, seafood and steaks with both new and traditional preparations.<br />Lunch: $9 to $19<br />Dinner:$17 to $50
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always a Pleasure
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Took family here for a belated birthday celebration as the celebrant LOVES the Bloody Mary Bar. Salads, burgers, clam chowder were all great as usual! Server was extremely attentive and food was delivered in a FLASH!! The complementary birthday creme brulee with whipped cream and berries plus a candle finished off an extremely lovely lunch."
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, kid-friendly
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