AmyK
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  • Review Count
    6
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  • First Review
    August 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 17, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
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Vespolina completes the trifecta for Italian food and drink from Chef Jason Stratton joining award-winning siblings, Spinasse and Artusi.<br /><br />Chef Jason Stratton and his team create simple, refined dishes grounded in authentic techniques from Piedmont, while incorporating the products of artisans and small farmers from the Pacific Northwest.<br /><br />We welcome you to enjoy our handmade pastas and seasonally inspired dishes and desserts, alongside a carefully curated wine list. Our dining room reflects an authentic, rustic, classicality found in Piedmontese trattorias and our small bar features a birds-eye view of our open kitchen. Wherever you sit, your enjoyment of our food and the restaurant is of primary importance to us.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great Ambience, Good Food and Service
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The space is beautiful but I can only give food and service a good rating. The cabbage salad with hazelnuts and cheese sounded better than it tasted. My tagliatelle with venison ragu was good but arrived warm, not hot. The chocolate pudding on a wafer with olive oil gelato was on the precious side and I really couldn't taste any olive oil flavor. One woman took our drink order and another came to get our food order but didn't say she was our server. My husband's prosciutto appetizer was delivered by a runner but our server never came by to offer bread to go with it. The wait for our entree was on the long side and I noticed the people at the next table sat a long time with no food. True it was a Saturday evening but we were seated early, at 5:40."
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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Inspired European and Northwest brunch, lunch and dinner. We take great pride in using the freshest & highest quality products as our menu is entirely made in house. Stop by for dinner or drinks & experience seasonal cuisine, creative libations & a warm welcome!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Neighborhood Gem Describes It
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Wonderful dining experience due to the care of servers and the kitchen. I would have given another star but for the long-ish wait for starters & main course due to a table of 7 who arrived just before us. Many diners appeared to be regulars which speaks well of this intimate place. Highlights of our dinner include the baked oysters in miso aioli, wild boar ragu penne and peach-blackberry crumble."
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Monsoon blends traditional Vietnamese cuisine with Pacific Northwest innovation. We use organic vegetables when available and support small farms when possible. Everything is fresh.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Enjoyable Birthday Dinner
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/04/2014
 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
"Dined at Monsoon for the first time for a birthday celebration. For the most part, food is creative and had good Vietnamese spices. I was disappointed with the Imperial Rolls which were crunchy but bland. The wine list was reasonable and chocolate-caramel-peanut dessert exceeded expectation with the balance of salty sweet flavor. Our server was professional if not overly friendly, which is okay."
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Embeya is a collaboration between international hospitality veteran Attila Gyulai (Four Seasons Hotels, Elysian Hotel Chicago), his Wife, Komal Patel (Milborne Real Estate, Sotheby's International) and Chef Thai Dang (3 Michelin L2O, 2 Michelin RIA). The trio united in their shared vision to showcase refined Asian cuisine in a chic and elegant space that is designed by Chicago's renowned Designer Karen Herold (Girl and the Goat, GT Fish, Balena). In addition to being nominated as Food & Wine's People's Best New Chef, and Zagat's Top 30 under 30, Embeya was recently awarded Esquire Magazine prestigious Best New Restaurant Award which honours the top 20 restaurants in the United States. <br /><br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Upscale Vietnamese
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/27/2014
 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
"I was able to make a reservation the same day we dined at Embeya and on a Saturday evening, it was not full. Diners were well dressed, upscale. The place can accommodate large parties so we saw tables of eight, families, etc. The servers are all young males and ours steered us to the most expensive dishes. The appetizers, were creative and infused with Vietnamese flavors. Our entrees less so. In fact, I could not discern that the rabbit leg had any asian flavor and husband's fish was only asian because of the soy sauce. BTW, entrees were both $29 so it's pricey in my opinion. Service was a little too formal and cold for my taste. I dined here based on an article about the chef at Grace, one of those unaffordable fixed price places."
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Loulay Kitchen and Bar is a new restaurant from Thierry Rautureau. Loulay is an urban, contemporary French restaurant and will feature local, seasonal fare with the influence of his upbringing in "Saint-Hilaire de Loulay." The accessible & multi-leveled dining room will offer the guests a variety of dining experiences offered throughout the day.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent Service
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/16/2014
 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 space is beautiful and conveniently located for dinner after a 5th Ave show. The menu is divided into small, medium and large plates with the smaller sizes meant as appetizers. Our preference is that an entree not exceed $30 so for me the selection was limited. But overall the three of us sharing three medium plates for appetizers and a large plate each for entree, four glasses of wine, one soda and two desserts, $180 total was average for a downtown restaurant. Service was excellent."
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
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Brimmer & Heeltap is a restaurant and bar located in the fast growing Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. We welcome diners, beer and spirits enthusiasts, neighbors and out of towners alike to its new bistro-pub. Serving up innovate and delectable small plates to family-style platters, Brimmer & Heeltap will lure you in with its friendly style and relaxed nature.<br /><br />Chef Mike Whisenhunt fuses international flair to the abundant seasonal diversity and coastal flavors of the Pacific Northwest. Urban libations and a collection of beer and wine from around the world, pair especially well with the bold flavors.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Neighborhood Gem
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Everything is appealing on the brief-ish menu and we enjoyed the steak tartare with house made nori crackers, the healthy, tasty grilled salad and the pork shoulder with apples given the kimchee treatment. Jen is a gracious, expert hostess in the front of the house. Our friendly server gave us just the right amount of attentiveness and good advice on how much to order. We like that wines by the glass are also available in a carafe, about a half bottle's worth. We came on a warm evening. They don't have AC but with doors open and effective fans, it was comfortable."
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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