MarkCis
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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    January 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 16, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
MarkCis's Reviews
 
Situated at the mouth of the Connetquot River overlooking the Great South Bay, View Restaurant enjoys one of the most beautiful and ideal waterfront dining locations available on Long Island. Whether you are on the outdoor deck, the newly renovated cocktail lounge or the elegant contemporary dining room, the panoramic view is ever present. The magnificent surroundings are only the welcoming mat for what awaits you. For 23 years, View Restaurant has taken great pride in our reputation for exquisite cuisine, professional presentation and excellent service. We look forward to serving you.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice dining experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2002
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very nice setting. The service was very attentive. Very good bill of fare...selection isn't the greatest. Give it a shot."
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Insignia is the newest fine dining restaurant from Anthony Scotto - proprietor of Blackstone & Rare650 Steakhouses. Like its predecessors, Insignia's inspired menu will feature the finest prime dry-aged steaks and the freshest Sushi & Seafood, including Mediterranean whole fish, served up in a chic, elegant atmosphere that is also a feast for the eyes. Picture a historic North shore mansion with cedar shakes, quarried stone and a beautiful turret combined with the energy and vibe of a trendy Manhattan restaurant. "That's Insignia" stated Mr. Scotto, "It's refreshingly unique."
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Excellent food...poor service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2002
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I've had mixed emotions about Insignia having been there before and not having a great experience. Went there (one last time) on a Monday for dinner. Monday is usually a light night...so maybe you'd expect service to be very good. Wrong! All I will say is the food is excellent...yet very pricey. Two waiters per table and they still took forever to bring drinks...couldn't remember to fill empty water glasses...served the coffee about 10 mins after the dessert came. When I expressed my dissatisfaction to our waiter...he laughed. Really? I'll never go back! Go to Vintage if you're in the area."
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2002
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What sets Vintage Prime Steakhouse apart from other steakhouses is that we dry age our beef on premise. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and the service we give all of our patrons.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great (BUSY) Valentine's Day dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2002
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Vintage fare never disappoints. The entire menu is outstanding...never had a less-than-exceptional meal here. Being Valentine's Day, the place was packed, but the service held up well. Our waiter needs to brush up on his bar stock. He had to check back a few times when we asked about specific brands. Best steakhouse in the area...IMO."
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Da Mimmo is a fine dining, five star restaurant. Baltimoreans, as well as celebrities from all over the world consider this establishment the best in Baltimore's Famous Little Italy. Our Celebrity Cocktail Lounge, featuring entertainment nightly, is lined with hundreds of photos of luminaries who have dined at our DiRoNA award-winning restaurant. In 2003, Da Mimmo was inducted into the Hospitality Hall of Honor, the most prestigious award given by the Restaurant Association of MD. In 2007, it was selected by the dining public as Maryland's Favorite Restaurant and in 2006 our Executive Chef was chosen, "Chef of the Year." Zagat named Da Mimmo in 2008, as one of the top 1000 Italian Restaurant in the United States. Specializing in veal, seafood and pasta dishes, our Veal Chop is renowned for more than two decades as, "Baltimore's Best." Complimentary limo service will pick you up from your downtown location and take you back. Let us create an unforgettable dining experience for you
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best of Little Italy Baltimore!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/26/2014
 2002
Dined on 01/26/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our party of seven dined at Da Mimmo's on a recent Sunday evening. It was a slow night...so the server was very attentive. The menu was complemented by a number of specials for the evening...one being Osso Buco which was outstanding! My friend had a veal chop that was the largest I've ever seen served (very tasty he said too). Appetizers were great...side salads were fresh. Desserts were delicious. While we waited for our cab, we went into the bar area to view the many pictures of celebrities on the wall, and the owners chatted us up and poured us all a complimentary homemade Lemoncello! All in all...a very nice dining experience. Felt like Sunday supper with the family!"
Dined on 01/26/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Sullivan’s is a vibrant neighborhood American Steakhouse featuring the finest steaks & seafood, hand shaken martinis, & live music. We offer comfortable fine dining in a lively atmosphere. From the moment you step inside our lounge for drinks, appetizers or dinner, you will feel the energy and excitement provided by our professional team. Sullivan’s serves the finest Midwestern hand selected steaks aged a minimum of 28 days, simply seasoned and broiled at 1,200 degrees, fresh seafood, a wide selection of cravable appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes. Our desserts are house-made daily. Our Wine Spectators "Award of Excellence" wine list offers an array of selections from around the world. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, we look forward to quickly becoming your favorite local steakhouse.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
One of the best!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2002
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Outstanding menu...the best dry aged sirloin I've had in a long time! Excellent apps & sides too."
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
0points
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Porto Vivo brings a sophisticated experience to diners with quality service, exceptional cuisine and a stylish atmosphere. Owned by LI famed inventor and entrepreneur extraordinaire Joy Mangano of Home Shopping Network,Porto Vivo is set to impress Long Island dining scene. <br /><br>The design of the space emphasizes the history and the character of the building, while offering a contemporary rustic ambiance. <br /><br>The main floor dining room offers a grand entrance with floor to ceiling glass windows and marble tile. In the heart of Huntington Village and Minutes from Huntington Marina you will feel transported to a different place
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2002
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2002
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Porto Vivo is in a really cool building...what used to be an antique gallery. Service was exceptional. That's where it ends...in my opinion. My wife and I started with the crispy veal wonton appetizer...which was totally forgettable. We shared the cavatelli bolognese entrée...which was tasty, but lacking "bolognese" (meaning beef) and rather expensive at $26. I ordered veal milanese and the veal was deep fried...which was way too heavy. My wife had the branzino & braciole rabe that she said was just "OK." Apple cobbler dessert was very good. So...overall...not a "bad" experience...just not very good. Wouldn't go there again."
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2002
0points
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New owners Brian and Stacy Cheewing have re done this old favorite overlooking Wooley Pond in Southampton. Offering New American Seafood with emphasis on "local" fare. A romantic dinner watching the sunset or a casual bite from our bar menu, there is something for everyone. Voted "Best Comeback" by Zagats 2011/12
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very nice New Year's Eve dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2002
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2002
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
"Great out of the way spot with excellent food & service. My wife and I arrived early for our reservation so we sat at the bar, had a drink and chatted it up with a very friendly bartender. The prix fix menu was varied and it was all freshly made. Took a shot on the place since we weren't from the area, but we'd definitely go back in a heartbeat!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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