Nancy
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  • Review Count
    13
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  • First Review
    May 24, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 15, 2014
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The Dancing Marlin is all about small plates, sharing & great wines and cocktails on tap! There also is a full bar. The menu has something for everyone with fresh seafood being a specialty. The culinary team has created a small plates menu that is both affordable and amazing! We feature a communal dining table for up to 14 guests. Our bar features 16 wines on tap and 8 "made from scratch", crafted cocktails. The bar also features 30 craft beers in bottles and cans. The restaurant features (3) private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 120 guests. All of this is packaged up in a modern restaurant design, produced by award winning design team. Knauer Inc!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pricey But Good Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2012
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Very good food (small plates), tap wine & cocktails. The food is always very good but it is a little TOO pricey. Good flat bread pizza (mushroom), Sloppy Joseph's very good, scallops were delicious. Save room for dessert as the chocolate shooters & turtle cheesecakes (4) were delicious."
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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The California-influenced, American restaurant features a wood-fire grill as its centerpiece and will dish out an ever-changing menu that spotlights locally-sourced produce & ingredients whenever possible. In addition to simply prepared proteins and a large selection of market vegetables, Summer House Santa Monica also boasts Chef Mahin’s signature artisanal bread program, an extensive wine list, fresh-squeezed juices and a wide array of pastry & sweets. Seeking to make diners feel at-home, the restaurant has been designed to evoke the atmosphere of a summer beach house with whitewashed woods, warm tones and a large glass ceiling positioned directly over the dining room that brings the outside in no matter what the season. An open kitchen outfitted in earth-toned tiling and a five-foot, wood-fire grill that emulates a home hearth further fosters the comfortable atmosphere.<br /><br />Now open for Lunch on Fridays from 11am-4pm and Saturdays & Sundays for our weekend Brunch 8am-3pm!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Casual Classy with Good Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The specialty cocktails are fantastic. It is a casual place where you feel like you are sitting in an outdoor patio due to the glass ceiling. You have an option to order small plates (which we did) or individual meals. Each small plate we tried was delicious especially the calamari. If you don't have room for dessert, you can pick out a cookie from the treat case to take with you. The coffee from Dark Matter was delicious. Service was attentive & they have valet parking."
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant combines modern, casual dining with award-winning, handcrafted wines. Our menu features fresh contemporary-American fare infused with flavors from around the world. From appetizers to desserts, each dish on our menu is listed with a bin number to help guide you to your selection’s perfect wine match. In addition to dining, Cooper’s Hawk offers a full-service bar, private party spaces, and Napa-style tasting room with specialty gift store, where guests can enjoy sipping and sampling wines in a traditional winery setting. Sourcing the highest quality grapes from the best vineyards around the world has earned Cooper’s Hawk a growing list of more than 200 wine awards. Most recently, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants was selected as “Hot Concept 2010” winner by Nation's Restaurant News and MenuMasters winner for the category of “Menu Trendsetter” in 2013.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Nice wines ~ The food was okay
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Four of us had drinks, appetizers & dinner. Two of us enjoyed our meals while two of us did not. The steak & a seafood pasta dish were good. The filet medallions & scallops were both way to salty. The service was good. Very crowed restaurant & bar. We were unable to have a drink in the bar afterwards due to there being no place to sit or stand, so we went someplace else. I wanted to try one of the spatklong wines after dinner but couldn't."
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Located South of 159th on LaGrange Road in Orland Park, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery has become the destination for award winning, handcrafted beers, quality American cuisine and friendly energetic service. Rock Bottom is the perfect place if you are looking to watch the big game in our large bar area, have dinner with friends in our dining room or enjoy a beautiful evening on one of our two patios.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Consistantly Good Food/Drink
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/11/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/11/2014
 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
"We always enjoy the food & drink here. We have never been disappointed in the food. Great beer & wine choices. We will return."
Dined on 8/11/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Located South of 159th on LaGrange Road in Orland Park, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery has become the destination for award winning, handcrafted beers, quality American cuisine and friendly energetic service. Rock Bottom is the perfect place if you are looking to watch the big game in our large bar area, have dinner with friends in our dining room or enjoy a beautiful evening on one of our two patios.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Always Very Good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We go here often ~ the food & service are always very good. The beer & wine selection is fantastic. Tonight we had salads and burgers. They were delicious! We will be coming back soon."
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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The Tortoise Club is a charming restaurant offering Classic American Fare with Gracious Chicago Hospitality in Clubby Atmosphere. Featuring Live Jazz on Friday and Saturday Evenings!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fantastic Food & Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/31/2014
 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
"This was one of the best dinning experiences we have a had in a long time. Our server Marty was awesome! I am going to ask for him next time we eat at the Tortoise Club. They serve a basket of crisp seasoned crackers which were very good. The drink menu is very creative & they serve good wines by the glass. We started with the crabmeat & fried green tomato which was so flavorful & delicious. Then I had the petite filet/French fries (the waiter suggested blue cheese crumbles on the filet) & my husband had the halibut served with potatoes & asparagus. We both enjoyed our meals. For dessert, we had the turtle sundae & coffee. Both were so good. We will be coming back real soon!"
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Pristine seafood & prime steaks. The freshest and best available is delivered twice daily to complement our world famous Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse steaks. Crab cakes, frog legs, and new favorites highlight our new menu. Live blues in the bar nightly.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Seafood & Steaks
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Valet parking or park in lots or tower on the same block. Nice wine selection. Great attentive wait staff. Wonderful bread basket with a variety of breads to choose from. The Filet Mignon Sliders on a delicious little bun are so tender & flavorful (about $5 each). Very good wedge salad. All six people in our party enjoyed their meals. We will be back soon."
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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With an indulgent menu focused on superior quality seafood, Devon Seafood Grill crafts its dishes with exacting standards & pampers its guests in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring a generous cellar selection, an oyster bar & creative cuisine, Devon delivers culinary excellence at a surprising value. Open Monday-Friday at 4pm & Saturday-Sunday at 11am.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fantastic Seafood & Great Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/13/2014
 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
"There were four in our party for dinner (bottles of wine are half price on Sundays). The rolls are served hot out of the oven & are very good. We each ordered a different seafood dish & we all thoroughly enjoyed our food. The food portions are generous & flavored well. Our waitress was very attentive without being intrusive. Save room for dessert because they are fantastic & big enough to share. The location is perfect for a after dinner walk to the Water Tower or the Mag Mile."
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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The Santoro Family has been in the food service industry since 1988 through Frankie’s Beef & Pasta in Oak Lawn and Frankie’s Catering and are now excited to introduce Frankie’s Ristorante. From our robust Tuscan style Pork Chops to our homemade ricotta dumplings in a divine light tomato basil sauce to our decadent imported Italian desserts, we strive for perfection in our kitchen and have raised the bar high for our service standards. Our customers are guests in the Santoro Family’s home and our purpose is not only to make them feel wined and dined but also pampered. Our chef - born, raised and schooled in his homeland of Italy and with experience in some of the most renowned fine dining establishments in the US and Europe, has found his passion in life in cooking and has brought this passion to each one of his dishes. He maintains a consistent authenticity which has won us rave reviews in the local news media as well as a following among our guests.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful Neighborhood Restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food & service always very good. The Decor is nice inside & they have a gorgeous patio set up outside. They have a nice wine list. The food is always delicious but we noticed that the portions are rather small for the price. We will return though."
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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The Santoro Family has been in the food service industry since 1988 through Frankie’s Beef & Pasta in Oak Lawn and Frankie’s Catering and are now excited to introduce Frankie’s Ristorante. From our robust Tuscan style Pork Chops to our homemade ricotta dumplings in a divine light tomato basil sauce to our decadent imported Italian desserts, we strive for perfection in our kitchen and have raised the bar high for our service standards. Our customers are guests in the Santoro Family’s home and our purpose is not only to make them feel wined and dined but also pampered. Our chef - born, raised and schooled in his homeland of Italy and with experience in some of the most renowned fine dining establishments in the US and Europe, has found his passion in life in cooking and has brought this passion to each one of his dishes. He maintains a consistent authenticity which has won us rave reviews in the local news media as well as a following among our guests.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Neighborhood Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2012
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This is such a great place! They have a beautiful outdoor patio, a nice bar area (great wine selection), wonderful decor, nightly specials, good food selections & perfect service. We went early on a Friday evening & after a few minutes the place was full. For dinner I had the egg batter jumbo shrimp (a special) served with potatoes and a vegetable. My husband had a pasta dish. We both really enjoyed our meals. I am looking forward to going back to try the Salmon dish. This is a fantastic neighborhood gem!"
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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