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    April 4, 2014
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    July 28, 2014
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History has been written inside the walls of the Wharf, with its 1790's style architecture featuring original wood columns and beams that are charred black from a Civil War fire. Since 1971, satisfied diners have been heading to The Wharf in Old Town for whole Maine lobster, local soft shell crabs and prime steaks. The restaurant has recently been renovated and remodeled and the menu updated to include many contemporary seafood items along with their traditional Chesapeake Bay creations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2012
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
"I have been to The Wharf a few times and have been pleased every time. The food is good; a wide variety that should please even the pickiest eater...I know...I'm one of them. The wait staff is generally good, but seem to look at you disapprovingly if you are dressed casually. The restaurant tends to get a little loud; small space and loud customers don't mix well. That would be my only complaint, but overall, I really like the restaurant! Give it a try and decide for yourself!"
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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This family-run Italian eatery on Crystal City’s busy restaurant row, a.k.a. 23rd Street, has been dishing up plates of pasta for three generations. Adelmo Micheli and his son, Sergio, opened the place in 1970, later Sergio and his wife Pilar ran it, and recently their son Richard, a Culinary Institute of America grad, has taken the torch. The old world feel -- think dark wood, gilded mirrors, and brocade boudoir chairs -- strikes a nostalgic chord with older couples and extended families with children who frequent the place and become regulars. They come for classic Italian fare -- many of the plates are from longtime family recipes. Pastas include lasagna bolognese, and linguine with Ligurian pesto. More substantial plates range from dishes like veal marsala, with wine and mushrooms, or chicken piccata with lemon and capers, to rosemary-crusted lamb chops with black olive sauce. There’s also an extensive list of daily specials.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Food, OK Price
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Portofino offers a good variety of food for a reasonable price. The service was good, but they botched one disk -- added garlic to the veggies for one of my guests who expressly stated she was allergic. To their benefit, they corrected the error quickly. The atmosphere is relaxing; fairly quite and conducive to conversation. The location is great...a quick walk around the block! If you want good Italian, give them a try!"
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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There's a time each year when Rome shimmers with a celebration known as "White Nights." It's an all-night festival of culture and the arts, but most importantly to us, it's a celebration of food and drink! Notti Bianche and Executive Chef Michael Cassady embrace this spirit each day serving seasonal, reasonably priced Italian trattoria fare throughout the day!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Food, A Little Pricey
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Notti provides a very creative menu; well beyond the norm. The Tagliatelle was exceptional, the Seared Scallops were very tasty, but the risotto had a slightly odd taste (not bad, just different). The Prix Fixe menu is a good concept for pre-theater dining, but I was disappointed by the no substitue policy. Restaurant salads are never worth the money and I would have preferred to swap it for the equally priced grilled eggplant, but that wasn't an option. A flexibility would have made the experience much more enjoyable. Short walk to Kennedy Center; great for a pre-show meal."
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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"...Our menu is just a reference for you-but in reality, creativity is in our hearts, our minds, and our kitchen, let me give you a different dining experience..."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not bad, but hidden spicy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2012
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Mele offers a good variety on its menu, but the descriptions leave some questions unanswered. Likewise, the waiter's accent made him difficult to understand, which made it hard to decide what I wanted. I asked about side veggies and expressed my distaste for spicy foods, to which he assured me the veggies were not spiced. However, given the concern I expressed, he did not identify that my choice was quite spicy and suggest I choose differently. I expressed my displeasure with the manager and he commented that they don't bring the check until we ask for it and said he wanted customers to be satisfied, but didn't offer a concession. Overall, not bad and my girlfriend really enjoyed her scallops. Give it a try and decide for yourself."
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Tony's has served up some of the best old NY Italian favorites. Our cooking comes from Southern Neapolitan traditions and served up in huge family style platters that serve 2 to 3 people.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not bad, but not Carmine's
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2012
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is a family style restaurant. All meals are large portions designed for 2-3 people. Come prepared to stuff yourself. The food was overall good, but the bread was hard and burnt; not very tasty. The shrimp and artichoke appetizer is very good. Paired with a side of pasta and some veggies, it is a fantastic meal for two. The dining room is quite loud though and I found myself having to yell across the table to talk to my date. Overall, this was not bad, but I prefer Carmine's for a large Italian feast!"
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Kellari Taverna is located in the heart of New York City, three blocks from Grand Central Station, Times Square and the Theater District. The dining room decor evokes a subterranean wine cellar designed with contemporary elegance. Kellari features the traditional Greek taverna specialties, such as grilled whole fish, prime chops and meats, and an eclectic selection of contemporary Hellenic savory appetizers ("mezedes") created by our Corporate Executive Chef, Gregory Zapantis. Our menu also features a variety of Greek cheeses, baked or flamed 'Saganaki' style, as well as a selection of Raw and Marinated seafood. The Kellari dessert menu includes innovative specialties such mastiha pudding and warm sokolata with halva ice cream as as well as traditional favorites such as Baklava and Galaktoboureko. Kellari Taverna offers an extensive international wine list featuring the largest selection of Greek wines available in any U.S. restaurant. About 24 wines are available by-the-glass.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2012
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food here is good; not exceptional, but plentiful and satisfying. The atmosphere was pleasing and the noise level was good. My only complaint would be the reception we received when we arrived. The restaurant called to confirm my reservation earlier in the day, but I did not accept the call because it was an unrecognizable number--my standard protocol. When we arrived, they did not seem to want to seat us immediately and only conceded to because we had theater tickets. Both my girlfriend and I noted this. It was likely a misunderstanding, but it should not have happened. The rest of the evening was good and the wait staff was courteous and attentive."
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is perfectly situated at the most picturesque spot along the Boston waterfront. Chef Daniel Bruce’s vision for the restaurant celebrates the sea—inventive seafood dishes artfully presented, and a contemporary space with design accents that mirror the ocean beyond the windows. For great food, harbor front views, lively conversation and an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere, look no further than Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, located at the Boston Harbor Hotel..
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fabulous Lobster
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2012
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I was dining alone and the waiter did a great job keeping me company while not hovering or being intrusive. The food was fabulous; it's no surprise New England has a reputation for the best seafood in the world. The baked lobster was the single best seafood I have ever eaten. It was nothing less than spectacular. I highly recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Here for dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/08/2014
 2012
Dined on 4/08/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Other dining choices in Puerto Rico was not good. This restaurant was located in the Hilton Caribe where I was staying. Returned for the 4th time. Food and service were once again very good."
Dined on 4/08/2014
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service not great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/10/2014
 2012
Dined on 4/10/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Was dining alone. Waiter had 2 large tables to service. He spent most of this time dealing with them. Waited 15 minutes for my check after I finished eating. Waiter was abrupt was servicing my table. Disappointing as my other visits to Morton's were outstanding and I expected more."
Dined on 4/10/2014
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Return visit
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/07/2014
 2012
Dined on 4/07/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Morton's offered good food selection. The onion bread loaf that was brought out ahead of the food was very good. Got the mixed grill with shrimp, scallops, and steak. The apricot chutney was one of the best things on the plate."
Dined on 4/07/2014
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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