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  • Review Count
    10
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  • First Review
    May 26, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 18, 2014
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    3.2
 
 
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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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In Capitola-by-the-Sea, beside lush Soquel Creek just before it empties into the Monterey bay, Shadowbrook is best reached by its own quaint, hillside 'cable car' or the meandering garden path alongside waterfalls, ferns and flowers. For over 60 years, Shadowbrook has been famous its for fine food, wine and liqueurs served in an atmosphere of Old World charm and grace. Now, better then ever, Shadowbrook is perfect for any special occasion...or for no occasion at all.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
They try hard
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Have to say - the food was generally pretty good. They did try hard to correct errors and exceptions. I always explain my allergies - So when the ordered item arrives with unknown toppings - we need an explanation. They did take items back to the kitchen to verify that the allergies were not an issue. Wine list is a bit pricey - they do have a pretty good selection of bottles. All food had good flavor - reasonable portion sizes."
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2006
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Tamarine is a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant that features the light but flavor-intensive culinary delicacies of Vietnam. The restaurant offers a menu based on small plates, promoting the Vietnamese tradition of the 'shared' meal in which food is shared and enjoyed with those close. Tamarine's small plate entrees are enjoyed with the pairing of a variety of aromatic, flavor infused rice, designed to be mixed and matched to create a truly unique flavor experience. Along with culinary delicacies of Vietnam, the restaurant showcases the works of emerging artists from Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. Semi-annual exhibits will close with a cocktail event to auction the art. Proceeds will be donated to La Maison Chance, an orphanage in Saigon, Vietnam.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good food & good service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/03/2014
 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
"It had been a while since we were to Tamarine - so we decided to drive up. The food was very good as it always had been - the service seemed even more attentive that before. Had a few new dishes and a couple old standards - loved them all."
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2006
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Naschmarkt (NASH-MARKed) restaurant is located in historical downtown Campbell. The restaurant is named after the largest open air produce market in Vienna, Austria. The Naschmarkt has been a Viennese institution dating back to the 16th century and is known to locals as the "city's stomach". The restaurant, founded in 2011, features local Californian ingredients complimented by modern austrian fare.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good food - good wine
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had very good food and the wine list was full of variety. Seafood was cooked properly - not too much not too little."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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 Grand Cafe
Grand Cafe
Welcome to Grand Cafe <br /><br />We are a modern French brasserie located in the heart of San Francisco, merging France’s timeless vibrancy with an unmistakable Bay Area flair. Our fresh take on traditional French cuisine is paired with an extensive wine list and hand-crafted apértifs, served in a gilded Barbary Coast ballroom. <br /><br />But don’t let the grandeur fool you. Dress up, dress down – we are all of the French with none of the fuss. An authentic piece of San Francisco’s past coupled with food that is bold, vibrant and fun. <br /><br />Just steps from the Curran Theater and nearby Union Square, the Grand Café is an in-the-know destination for locals and tourists alike. (We’ve even been told we’re the place where locals bring their out-of-town guests.) Come by and see for yourself. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
No excuse for poor service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food is simply average - the service is incredibly slow. Don't even think about a coffee refresh during brunch! The dishes are intended to be creative alterations to standard offerings - however, they don't generate a dynamic result."
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2006
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While enjoying one of San Francisco's most dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands, diners savor Chef Annie Somerville’s imaginative vegetarian cuisine that features local seasonal organic produce and the finest ingredients. Greens emphasizes wonderful dishes created with a balance of colors, flavor and a contrast of textures inspired by the cuisines of the Mediterranean, Asia, Mexico and the American Southwest.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
always good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/23/2014
 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
"We go here regularly when we are in town. The menu changes in a very good way each time. Only suggestion is the wine list could be expanded."
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2006
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Bistro Aix is a chef owned neighborhood bistro. Purchasing the finest local ingredients from farmers and selecting grower/producer, naturally made wines is what sets us apart. Recently remodeled, Bistro Aix has been serving our community since February of 1996. Our new California Oak burning grill inspires us in our daily changing menu.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food - good service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"First time back in a while - the remodel is a great change in the seating comfort. The food is still very good - the wine list has gotten better - great experience."
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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