Foodguru
Top 500 Contributor
Share Foodguru's profile
 
Facebook Twitter
 
 
 
Foodguru's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    17
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    September 4, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 14, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
Foodguru's Reviews
1 2 next>>
 
As soon as you walk through the doors of The Grill on the Alley in Chicago, you are transported to another time and place reminiscent of the great American grills of yesteryear. The unique decor has an elegant feel with its polished hard wood floors, leather banquettes, and white linen tablecloths. A virtual art gallery adorns the walls of our many dining rooms while the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald linger in the background as white-jacketed waiters attend to your every need. <br /><br><br><br />Since opening in June 2000, this high-end steak and seafood house has made its mark on Chicago with locals, and tourists alike. The Grill has become one of the most popular places to gather for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all types of special occasions. Located on the floor level of the Westin Hotel, The Grill on the Alley is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago with easy access to the McCormick Place Convention Center, shops, museums and theaters.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
always excellent for breakfast
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"alwya eat here when I'm staying at the Westin. Fast service. Great prices. Coffee is excellent. Old school with class."
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
The Pump Room restaurant offers reasonably priced, delicious favorites in a relaxed, comfortable, and exciting environment. The new food concept was created by Three Star Michelin rated and 2011 James Beard award winner Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Original Pump Room menu classics were reinvented and recreated by Jean-Georges providing his special touch and amazing style. He will support local purveyors and regional flavors.Offerings in the bar include small plates as well as local and international draught and bottled beer;and specialty cocktails crafted by Jean-Georges, and great music. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
They need to pick it up
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I love the pump room but recently they have gone a little soft. The endive salad was a bit sloppy looking. The chicken was good but nothing to write home about. Where were the mashed potatoes as listed on the menu? The bar is beautiful but the Martinis were served half full. C'mon. $15? At least fill it up."
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2006
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Dedicated to food, drink, design, and community. Workshop Kitchen + Bar is Palm Spring's newest gem in the heart of the Uptown Design District. <br />Located in the Class 1 Historic El Paseo building from 1926, Workshop’s Industrial chic interior gives the historic space a contemporary edge befitting the locale.<br /><br />Our kitchen is based around seasonal products from local farms, so the menu changes often. Although "Americana" may best describe the style of our food, influences are many. Favorite techniques in the kitchen include our wood-fired pizza oven, wood-fired grill, and custom sous-vide station. <br />The bar looks mostly to American classics and carefully homemade basics. Original cocktails vary with the market's availability and our bartender's mood.<br /><br />* Please note: Booth seating is limited and is reserved for parties of 3 - 6. We will do our best to accommodate your requests, but make no guarantees. For special requests, please call us at (760) 459-3451. *
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great small plates and craft cocktails
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a great dinner at Workshop. Salads excellent. Octopus carpaccio excellent. Duck fat fries amazing. The seasonal drinks were great too. Try the carrot penicillin."
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Reflecting W's reputation for Hip Upscale Dining Destinations, Kelvin Restaurant features a global cuisine with a Latin flair. Kelvin is a unit of measurement for temperature, but is also the measurement most often used for the color of light sources. <br><br><br />The modern yet relaxed ambience features breakfast, lunch, and dinner with both individual or communal style seating that creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests to enjoy.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great for breakfast always
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Always a good spot for breakfast. Sit outside. Fruit plate is fresh and excellent."
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, scenic view
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Bonfyre features Contemporary American Cuisine in an upscale casual environment. In addition to our hand-cut, wood-fired Steaks, guests can enjoy fresh Seafood, Rotisserie Chicken, Pastas, Signature Salads and so much more from our seasonally changing menu.<br /><br />To compliment the cuisine, Bonfyre’s bar features classic cocktails with a modern twist, creative new libations, domestic craft beer selections and a wine list consisting of 60 labels from both North and South America.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ok for lunch. Good kale salad
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Stopped in for a quick lunch. Ok service and food. We needed a booth. There were plenty but it was a challenge to finally get one. I never like that the hostess has to please the servers before the guests."
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2006
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Located in downtown Sacramento, America's Farm to Fork Capital, Grange is a culinary expression of all things local, reflecting the authentic essence and soul of the community.<br /><br />The menu showcases the market-driven bounties from the state and is best described as simple, seasonal and soulful. Organically raised meats and poultry are complemented with the freshest produce available from the Central Valley, while sustainable coastal seafood is paired with a spectacular all-California wine list. The entrees are presented in a straightforward American brasserie style. Lastly, enjoy the creations from our pastry chef such as rustic artisan breads and desserts.<br /><br />This Sacramento restaurant’s setting is both classic and authentic. The two-story space combines architectural elements from the building’s rich history with exposed beams and concrete columns to create a surprising and urbane, loft-like atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always excellent choice
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great service and meal. Martinis are a must. The gnocchi apps are good too"
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2006
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
At Sinatra, the fine Italian restaurant inside Encore, Steve Wynn has created a tribute to the man who was equal parts colleague, legend and friend. Chef Theo Schoenegger, formerly of Patina in Los Angeles, crafts a culinary homage to Ol' Blue Eyes that showcases the signature flavors of Italy.<br><br /><br><br />For reservations of parties of 6 or larger, please contact Wynn and Encore Restaurant and Show Reservations toll free at: 1-888-320-7110.<br><br><br />Attire is business casual. No shorts or t-shirts, please.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always guaranteed excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Always excellent. Prosciutto app is a must. Spaghetti with clams is perfect. Service is always attentive. Manager Amber is very plesant and remembers her guests. Thanks for a great evening. Vinnie the bar tender is a lot of fun too. Great martinis"
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
At Society Cafe at Encore, rising star chef Jeremy Pacheco's reimagined comfort fare adds elegance and decadence to classic American dishes. The accomplished chef has a deft touch with crafting crowd-pleasing dishes that bring new flavor to traditional favorites: for breakfast there are steak and egg 'sliders' and tempting 'XL' sticky buns. At lunch, filet mignon sliders share the bill of fare with Society fish and chips and a luxurious lobster roll. At dinner, the cafe's signature peppercorn rubbed rib eye and addictive mac n'cheese bites turn the comfort volume way up. The cafe's fanciful decor combines grandeur and whimsy - a place where black crocodile chairs and vivid lime green accents meet comfy fuchsia-tufted settees. Overlooking the busy casino floor, Society imbues the casual cafe experience with personality, life and great people watching. Reservations accepted for dinner only.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
excellent for lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"excellent lunch spot. Had the superfood salad with chicken. Simply dressed and tasty."
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
The evolution of Las Vegas nightlife takes an exciting culinary turn with the opening of Andrea’s, a unique new dining concept at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. The restaurant debuts an alluring style of “vibe dining”, combining a restaurant & nightlife experience into one environment. The addition… of Andrea’s completes the expansive Encore & Surrender Nightclub entertainment complex, becoming the first Wynn restaurant to be fully integrated into a nightclub. Whether dining before, after, or in lieu of a nightlife experience at Surrender, XS or Tryst nightclubs at Wynn Las Vegas, diners can expect a sensory immersion of exotic Asian-inspired flavors, imaginative cocktails, high-end service & mood enhancing sounds set in a sexy atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
excellent service. Excellent food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"as always, Andreas delivers. All around excellent."
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Our evolving menu takes advantage of the great variety of local and organic ingredients raised by this region's farmers. Named by Organic Style magazine as one of the top 20 restaurants in America, and most recently named one of America's top Farm-to-Table restaurants by Gourmet Magazine. Harvest takes seriously its obligation to our customers of providing the best each season has to offer.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Amazing all around
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"we had a very ice dinner at Harvest. Food was fresh and excellent. Service was kind of slow but they picked it up after we had a few rounds of cocktails that were slow to,arrive. The harvest martini was interesting and worth a try."
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2006
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.