Buntz
Top 25 Contributor
Share Buntz's profile
 
Facebook Twitter
 
 
 
Buntz's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    26
  • Helpfulness Votes
    7
  • First Review
    October 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 20, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
Buntz's Reviews
1 2 3 next>>
 
Ship Inn Seafood and Steak - Oldest Historical and the Crown Jewel of Chester County.<br />Original building built in 1796 has since carried its tradition of great food and ambiance.<br /><br />Come dine in the same style as patrons from our past.<br />Serving only the best fresh seafood and steak daily.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lunch at the Ship
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/16/2015
 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
"Very nice lunch for 2 in a relaxed atmosphere with great salads and drinks. Nice place."
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Residing in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City, Varalli Restaurant reflects the elegance and artistry of its Avenue of the Arts location. A dining destination for over 24 years, Varalli Restaurant is conveniently located within a few blocks of the Convention Center, major hotels, theaters and arts venues. This restaurant boasts playful decorative accents that give each dining room the distinction of a chic gallery featuring whimsical oceanic sculptural details and a unique illuminated glass fusion mosaic. The menu’s Northern Italian and Mediterranean-style seafood dishes are works of art in their own rights and promise flavorful distractions.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pre-Theater Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We love Varalli for pre-theater or pre-Orchestra. The location is ideal and their food is always a "cut above" with service oriented to get people to "the show" without undo fuss or bother. Also good for an after-theater drink or dessert."
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
The White Dog Cafe is known for it's unusual blend of award winning contemporary American cuisine, civic engagement and environmental sustainability. We only use the finest ingredients from farms that practice sustainable farming methods and all of our seafood comes from sustainable sources, while our wine list includes quality varietals from american vineyards.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
4 For Lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/07/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/07/2015
 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
"Nice lunch for the four of us in a pleasnt atmosphere with good food and friendly, prompt service. Mushroom soup and pasta special were particularly good."
Dined on 1/07/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Avalon Restaurant and Bar, located at 116 East Gay Street in historical West Chester, Pennsylvania is best known for its romantic ambiance and rustic Italian menu. We are a full service restaurant and bar decorated with European elements. Our accommodations go beyond the main dining area. If you enjoy dining al fresco, street cafe, lined with lush plants is perfect for you and your guests. Avalon also provides private dining rooms open most weekends for a more quiet and romantic experience and available during the week for private parties of up to 45 guests. Enjoy our Giro del Menu "Tour the Menu". A four course medium plate offering available daily $49.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
New Year's Eve Winner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We had a wonderful dinner on a busy New Year's Eve at one of our favorite restaurants. The prix fixe menu offered nice choices and we were very happy with each. Of particular note were the wild boar bolognese and the veal. Service was excellent, notwithstanding the busy crowd. John, the owner, upgraded our wine selection and thus, we had a marvelous Barolo that enhanced our great experience. We ate later in the evening, so were able to close out the old year with dancing, hats, and a complimentary glass of bubbly. Hard to beat this as a way to start 2015"
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
A rustic eleven table dining room located in Center City Philadelphia, Vetri specializes in authentic Northern Italian dining featuring homemade pasta. Vetri serves each guest a multi-course tasting menu as the sole dining offering.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Return to Vetri
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"It's been a couple of years since our last visit to Vetri and we were pleased to see that it is better than ever. We felt pampered from the moment we walked in until when we left, starting with Prosecco, crudites with a creamy balsamic reduction for dipping and a plate of "pre-appetizers" that even included foie gras. Marvelous. We chose the wine pairings with the various courses of the tasting menu and the selections all worked well, including a couple that we would not have normally considered. The food was exceptional, virtually every dish leaving us wanting more, but also anticipating what would come next. Of particular note for us were the capretto, sweet onion crepe and the taleggio ravioli. Vetri is a splurge, but the combination of food and service are hard to beat."
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
This second restaurant of Olivier Desaintmartin, ZINC is no less than a replica of a “le Marais” style bar restaurant, artists most preferred section of Paris. Le Marais is also the oldest part of the French capital.<br /><br />Desaintmartin bought a 1919 zinc bar from a Parisian bar, refinished it, and shipped it to this quaint 40 seats bar/restaurant.<br /><br />Acclaimed for its food, romance and its specialty drinks, Zinc becomes a hang out for locals, a meeting place. You can share a charcuterie or a fromage plate with a glass of Chinon, or sit at the bar sipping a French aperitif waiting for your party, or enjoy some oysters with a Muscadet.<br /><br />The bistro menu is the same for brunch and dinner so at any time of the day you may choose to order eggs Benedict or steak frites or even just an apple tart with a “coupe “ of Blanquette de Limoux (sparkling wine).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
French Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We enjoyed our second fine authentic French meal at Zinc in a small bistro-like atmosphere before a Philadelphia Orchestra concert. The Escargot appetizer with onions was very tasty- -almost like a stew. My foie de veau was 2 large, perfectly-prepared pieces of liver and my wife's lotte fume was wonderful. Our glasses of wine were generous pours and service was friendly and prompt. Zinc is a keeper!"
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Stimulate your mind and palate as you taste creative new flavors and savor the familiar. Our Kitchen reinvents fine dining as they blend ingredients from around the globe in unique preparations to create Progressive International Cuisine at Lacroix, overlooking historic Rittenhouse Square. Lacroix is a luxurious dining destination hailed by food critic Craig LaBan for offering "Philly's most sophisticated contemporary cooking." Also top rated by Zagat-“For a taste of what the Gods on Olympus eat.”, Bon Appetit, Forbes 4 Star and AAA 5 Diamond along with a Superior "4-Bell" rating from Craig LaBan and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Lovely Birthday Dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We celebrated my wife's birthday with an exquisite dinner at Lacroix, always one of the premier restaurants in the area, and the entire East Coast for that matter. We had the 4 course menu with wine pairings to match and each was wonderful in it's own way. Of particular note were the four gras torchon, the Nantucket Bay scallop and a lovely turbot. Service was impeccable. Little touches like the amuse bouche, petits-fours & small brioche to enjoy at home added to the overall experience. Top - notch in every way."
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
West Chester's newest BYOB has a long history of serving the finest food in West Chester. Spence 312 is the latest from Chef Andrew Patten, formerly of Spence Cafe and Butterfish. Spence 312, located on the south end of town, promises to serve the freshest seafood as well as many farm to table favorites with sustainable, local and organic fish, meats and produce.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
As Good as the First
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Our second visit to Spence 312 was as good as the first. This time we dined on a busy Friday evening and enjoyed a fine meal. Lovely calamari with a piquant dipping sauce was a fine starter and our scallops and crab cake entrees were equally as good. Dan's service was friendly and efficient. Despite the place being busy, we were in and out in under 1 1/2 hours without feeling rushed. Nice job all around."
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Catherine"s Restaurant is a charming BYOB nestled in the heart of Chester County's horse country. An upscale casual destination restaurant, located in the historic (c.1851) Unionville General Store, Catherine's is 'dining at it's BEST.' (Philadelphia Inquirer) Chef Kevin McMunn's "Wild Mushroom & Lump Crab Soup is EXQUISITE." Craig Laban. Catherine's is one of the Delaware Valley's top BYOB's & has earned many accolades since opening in West Chester in 1999! Catherine's is continually rated EXCELLENT by Zagat. Chef Kevin McMunn and his partner & wife Marybeth Brown are an exceptional team that pay homage to Brown's grandmother, Catherine, with their warm and welcoming hospitality and unbelievably delicious food! The gorgeous dining room is lit entirely by candles - over 125 - which adds to the special touch of mini flashlights which come with every menu. Enjoy Lunch and weekend Brunch on the patio. The Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are the perfect way to end the weekend! <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Unionville Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"To-die-for mushroom bisque with crab, tasty roasted goat cheese salad, lovely scallops, short ribs with agnolotti comfort food, and delicious key lime pie, all in beautiful, downtown Unionville! Who needs anything more on a November night that was more like mid-January?"
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
West Chester's newest BYOB has a long history of serving the finest food in West Chester. Spence 312 is the latest from Chef Andrew Patten, formerly of Spence Cafe and Butterfish. Spence 312, located on the south end of town, promises to serve the freshest seafood as well as many farm to table favorites with sustainable, local and organic fish, meats and produce.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Spence Cafe Redux
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were happy for two reasons when the space formerly occupied by Avalon re-opened as Spence 312. First, the space is great for a restaurant with a wonderful secluded patio out back that we have loved through all the Avalon years. Second, having Andrew Patten back is a welcome turn; we liked his cooking at the old Spence Cafe and at Butterfish.
Our first meal was great and we hope it is a harbinger of things to come. We enjoyed an appetizer of a wonderful dessert-like baked goat cheese with apples, blackberries and honey. Butternut squash soup was also wonderful. Our entrees of maple pork chop and the butternut squash ravioli was also very tasty. Colleen Cottrell and her staff provided fine service. A great start. We look forward to our next visit."
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.