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  • Review Count
    9
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  • First Review
    August 25, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 30, 2014
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    2.9
 
 
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The Lake Elmo Inn offers award-winning American cuisine, and has been voted Best Restaurant, Best Service, Best Dessert, Best Brunch, and Twin Cities Institution locally by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine 'Reader's Choice Awards'. Zagat scores the Lake Elmo Inn at a 28 out of 30 for food, calling us a "hidden secret". We also received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for our extensive wine list for twelve years in a row. <br />The Lake Elmo Inn has been chosen as one of the top 100 Brunches in the nation by Open Table. From shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, double smoked ham, and carved rounds of beef, to eggs Benedict, Belgium waffles, mouthwatering salads, and fresh seasonal fruit, the Lake Elmo Inn serves a Sunday Brunch that is artfully prepared and elegantly presented.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/25/2014
 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
"Everyone in the party (including a vegetarian) had a great meal. The food had wonderful flavor and the wine was one of the best bottles we've had in quite a while. The prices were reasonable for the high quality food & wine.
Will definitely return for another meal."
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Big Bowl features fresh Chinese and Thai food. We make all of our sauces from scratch daily. We offer a wonderful and preservative free kids menu and organic white and chocolate milk! Our meat is hormone and antibiotic free and responsibly raised. We make fresh ginger ale's and lemonades that are out of this world! Our wine list features all organic and sustainable wines and our beer list features many local beers that complement our food nicely. We pride ourselves on great, fresh food and fabulous service, you'll forget you're in a mall! We also have an excellent carryout which can conveniently be ordered online at bigbowl.com.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Very disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2006
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was always a favorite. After this meal - it will be a very long time before we consider returning. The food was terrible. Wine was worse. Period - full stop."
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2006
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Pacific Catch, Campbell, located in the Pruneyard Shopping Center is a modern, comfortable, West Coast Fish House where friends and family gather to enjoy fresh seafood dishes inspired by flavors from the Pacific Rim. Daily lunch and dinner specials feature the freshest "catch of the day," served in a variety of styles from around the Pacific. Other menu items include Asian Rice Bowls, Meal-size Salads, Sushi Rolls, Fish and Chips and starters including our popular Hawaiian Poke and famous Cabo Calamari. Our Campbell location also offers patio seating and a full bar. Enjoy a wide selection of wines from the New World, contemporary island cocktails or one of our many beers on tap from around the Pacific.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2006
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At VILLAGE California Bistro and Wine Bar we feature California inspired cuisine focusing on artisan quality seasonal ingredients. Our chef creates ever changing seasonal menus with items that pair with our Wine Spectator award winning (7years) wine list. <br /><br />Our wine list contains over 400 wines mostly from boutique wineries producing quality small lot wines not easily found. We have one of the largest half bottle selections in the Bay Area. <br /><br />At VILLAGE, locally owned and family operated, we believe in selecting the best ingredients our local California producers have to offer bringing them to you in a casual and sophisticated dining environment at reasonable prices. Please see our website (http://www.thevillagebistro.net) for our complete menu.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Not a good visit
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2006
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"So many things were simply "not right" with our first visit to this restaurant. The waiter was "pushy" - pushing expensive wine (when I simply asked for the list) - pushing extra food (when we clearly said no to appetizers, salads, extras, & deserts - more than twice). The food came in a manner different from how it was described on the menu. The sauces were different from those advertised, the vegetables were different than those described, the food was over cooked. Finally, the wine is simply over-priced for the area. There are neighboring restaurants with the same or better offerings at significantly lower prices."
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2006
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Santana Row welcomes a new dining destination this summer with the launch of Lark Creek® Blue which opened its doors on August 1, 2012. The restaurant features sustainable seafood, extensive oyster selections and a variety of globally-inspired seasonal dishes under the direction of Chef Chad Ferry. Lark Creek Blue is housed in the space formerly held by Yankee Pier, which had its last night of service on Sunday, July 15, 2012. The space has been completely renovated to offer casual, contemporary design with a circular raw bar, open kitchen and ample covered patio seating, perfect for warm summer days and nights.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very good food - attentive server
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/28/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/28/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was very good - all items were fresh and had lots of flavor. The server was very attentive and offered good suggestions to resolve questions or concerns."
Dined on 9/28/2014
 2006
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Santana Row welcomes a new dining destination this summer with the launch of Lark Creek® Blue which opened its doors on August 1, 2012. The restaurant features sustainable seafood, extensive oyster selections and a variety of globally-inspired seasonal dishes under the direction of Chef Chad Ferry. Lark Creek Blue is housed in the space formerly held by Yankee Pier, which had its last night of service on Sunday, July 15, 2012. The space has been completely renovated to offer casual, contemporary design with a circular raw bar, open kitchen and ample covered patio seating, perfect for warm summer days and nights.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Very good seafood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My guests were very pleased with the food - service was good. We were having a meeting over dinner and were a bit rushed with orders. Food was served fresh and tasty."
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2006
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Magnificent views of the Pacific coastline complimented by waterfalls and tropical plants create a romantic Mediterranean meets Malibu atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a relaxing weekday lunch and weekend brunch or candlelit dinner with surrounding fire pits. Our international Californian cuisine can be enjoyed while spectacular dolphins and whales showcase their water displays.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Super sunset - super place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Super Sunset was followed by the Super Moon rise to the East. Fantastic views and location. The food was very good - everyone in the party enjoyed the soups and entrees. The wine by the glass was not great - a bottle would have been better - but I was the only one drinking. The views make this location always worth the drive. Even if you only have a drink and appetizer."
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Mezza Luna Restaurant, "half moon" in Italian, is located in the historic Princeton Landing Building (circa 1908). The harbor town of Princeton by the Sea is located 20 miles south of San Francisco on Highway 1. In this scenic area of Half Moon Bay, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, you can experience breathtaking coastal views and marvel at the giant waves of Mavericks. Opened in the Summer of 1993, Mezza Luna continues to create an eating environment which provides the highest quality of meat, fish, produce, pizza and pasta. All with a contemporary Southern Italian flair. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Great service - fix the food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2006
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"First let me say the service was really great. The food was not. We were out driving around and wanted a great dinner. The Open Table reviews said this was it. IT IS NOT! The Caprese salad used flavorless tomatoes and bland cheese. The main seafood dishes tasted flavorless - frozen. Not fresh as this restaurant is located next to the sea."
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2006
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Santana Row welcomes a new dining destination this summer with the launch of Lark Creek® Blue which opened its doors on August 1, 2012. The restaurant features sustainable seafood, extensive oyster selections and a variety of globally-inspired seasonal dishes under the direction of Chef Chad Ferry. Lark Creek Blue is housed in the space formerly held by Yankee Pier, which had its last night of service on Sunday, July 15, 2012. The space has been completely renovated to offer casual, contemporary design with a circular raw bar, open kitchen and ample covered patio seating, perfect for warm summer days and nights.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
First visit - good experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was our first visit to Lark Creek Blue @ Santana Row. I'd been to a couple restaurants in SF and had good and not so great experiences. The food was quite good and the wine was OK as well. Portions were small'ish - but generally filling - so not an issue. The seating was not inviting nor relaxing - thus a lower score on ambience. I will go back to try other dishes knowing that the seating may be an issue."
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2006
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