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  • First Review
    October 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 25, 2014
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    4.7
 
 
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Farmshop, opened in 2010, is a Restaurant and an Artisanal Market & Bakery located in the historical 1948 Brentwood Country Mart on 26th Street in Santa Monica. <br /><br />Jeff Cerciello's cuisine focuses on seasonal local ingredients. Irene Verbila from the LA Times wrote " Sunday nights at Farmshop are devoted to fried chicken… it's the best...but the bird I'm nominating as one of the 10 Best Meals is Cerciello's organic roasted chicken...golden and crisp, the flesh dense yet moist, each bite was better than the last."<br /><br />In addition to highlighting fresh local produce, Farmshop offers a 300 choice California-centric wine list, a market with curated cheeses, charcuterie, artisanal foods and housewares, all an homage to the many California based farmers, producers and purveyors we are proud to showcase.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Blue Plate Oysterette was inspired by East Hampton summer lobster bakes and mouthwatering lunches at Montauk’s favorite roadside eateries. With influences like Pearl Oyster Bar and Mary’s Fish Camp in New York, Oysterette serves lunch and dinner seven days a week with a menu straight out of the seafood shacks you find on the East Coast. Chunky, overflowing lobster rolls, buckets of steamed clams in broth so flavorful that bread demands to be dunked, clam chowder, mussels in broth, ceviche, and raw shellfish so fresh you can smell the ocean. Filling the void in the Westside restaurant scene for a casual, beachy, seafood restaurant and buzzing neighborhood vibe appealing to both surfers and studio heads.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Gourmet Magazine calls il Pastaio "a taste of heaven," and says "the cooks in il Pastaio's kitchen have angel's hands". Los Angeles Magazine critics choice ranked it "one of the top ten new restaurants". It's no wonder this friendly neighborhood trattoria has been a favorite meeting place, satisfying locals and visiting customers with its mouthwatering pasta since opening in 1994.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Paul’s Kitchen serves a Globally Inspired and Locally Sourced menu featuring flavors from all around the world. We offer full bar service, a fantastic wine list, private banquet space and patio dining. Very great deals on wine..
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Yum and fun
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/08/2014
 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
"Great addition to the Upper Kirby scene. Great food with a flair in a relaxed setting with an eclectic wine list. The tune poke appetizer had large sashimi-quality slices rathervthan chunks with great toppings. Lamb taking was yummy and warm on a cool night."
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2005
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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For 31 years Damian's Cucina Italiana has been known worldwide as the top authentic Italian restaurant in Houston, Texas. Set in an old-world atmosphere which is elegant, yet warm and friendly, diners at Damian's are accustomed to extensive menu offerings, specially tailored dishes, and weekly specials created by Chef Napolean Palacios.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great--but hold the butter
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/07/2014
 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
"As always Damian's has a cozy feel with a beautiful room that transmits a vibrancy without just being loud. Staff is attentive and the food is great--though this time every dish, from grilled fish to vegetables--was soaked in butter. It also is prices quite reasonably compared to restaurants attempting to do fine Italian in Houston, most of which miss the mark."
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list
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When Tastings started in 1990 it was the only fully integrated Wine Shop/ Wine Bar/ Restaurant on the East Coast. About twenty years later, there is still only a handful of establishments in the U.S. such as Tastings. Besides being an outstanding wine shop in its own right as well as a fine restaurant, Tastings offers a large selection of wines by the glass. Wines are offered in flights for experimentation with a meal for a modest fee over the retail price of wines in the shop. Tastings' restaurant serves simple, direct cuisine that allows each customer a gustatory and educational experience in a friendly but professional fine restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Viva Vino
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great bistro food in a wine store. Just stroll over and pick up your wine at store cost them have a fine, casual French meal. Don't let the location under a parking garage fool you: wonderful food, great wine and really friendly and helpful service."
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2005
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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