Julie
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Julie's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    November 23, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 31, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
Julie's Reviews
 
We propose a different approach to Italian food, by creating dishes moderate in portion size, which we feel enhances the dining experience, by allowing you more variety in taste, while eating healthier.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Regular customers a little disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We have eaten here many times, which proves we like it and value it in our neighborhood. Last night, though, I am positive the "Frittura" (fried calamari and shrimp) was about half the size of the portion we last had (not too many weeks ago). It used to be enough for two to share as a first course, but last night we had to order another portion. The asparagus and crab soup was delicious, but had four tiny scraps of crab in it. The steak was very expensive and had only arugula as an accompaniment and the wine reduction sauce was practically non-existent. I don't know if this enterprise is struggling (they no longer open for lunch here, and they had to close their huge, fancy "Ciboteca" take out place in Santa Monica). If so, the solution is not to short-change regular customers. The server we had was a little less gracious and friendly than the usual Italian ones."
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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For centuries, cafes the world over have provided patrons with entertainment that draws on all walks of life. In these gathering places of art, politics, fashion, and everyday events, cafe-goers partake in a unique convergence of eclectic culture and traditional cuisine. Parisian-inspired Cafe de la Presse continues the trend with international literature, classic fare, and the age-old pastime of dining, relaxing, and conversing in a vibrant atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always good and reliable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We invited friends to join us here for dinner on a Friday night. We had a relatively quiet table in a booth near the street window. Charcuterie plate for the table was rather meager for $24, but the items were good. Three of us ordered duck leg confit and it was delicious. The other ordered the cassoulet, of which he consumed every bite. A white Quincy Sauvignon Blanc wine and a red Bordeaux were both good. Service was attentive and friendly. We come here a lot. It's not the trendiest, hippest place, but very reliable and pleasant."
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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