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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    January 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 6, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
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Nestled on the banks of the Schuylkill River, the Water Works Restaurant and Lounge is Philadelphia’s Landmark Dining Experience. Built in 1812, the Fairmount Water Works was an engineering and architectural marvel, pumping fresh water for Philadelphians until 1860. Today, this National Historic Landmark is home to world-class cuisine, impeccable service and the magical dining experience that is the Water Works Restaurant and Lounge. Dine beneath the high barrel-vaulted ceiling of the Engine House or the glass enclosed Solarium boasting the most spectacular views in town. Relax with intimate dining in the Breezeway and cocktails in the Caretaker's Lounge. Our outdoor terrace and riverside veranda offer Philly’s best outdoor dining experience. Saveur Magazine proclaimed the Water Works as “One of the Top 100 Dining Experiences in the World.” Experience the Water Works Restaurant and Lounge and discover that this enchanting place that once made history now makes unforgettable memories.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Après museum lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Waterworks couldn't be better located for those attending the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A brief walk down a sometimes steep path will find you at the restaurant's front door. We were greeted by helpful staff offering to relieve us of our wet coats and umbrellas and seated in a small room, just to he right of reception, with a lovely view overlooking the Schuykill River. We ordered a flat bread, soups and salads, which were all okay, but not as nice as our view. On leaving, reception was once again quite helpful, informing us when our transportation had arrived."
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, scenic view
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La Chaumiere is as close as it gets to dining in a French country inn. Now entering its 37th year, La Chaumiere features traditional dishes like escargots en coquille, boudin blanc, quenelles of pike, cassoulet and Grand Marnier souffle. Chef Patrick's specials reflect a modern approach to seasonal produce, seafood and game with favorites like baked oysters, Dover sole and rabbit. La Chaumiere has won the "100 Best Restaurants" award 29 times since 1978!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2006
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Rasika is a modern Indian Cuisine restaurant showcasing Tawa (Griddle), Sigri (open Barbeque), Tandoori and regional dishes.<br />We have a temperature controlled wine cellar, offer small plates and a modern lounge.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Pre Theater Dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2006
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"From the palak chaat to my Darjeeling tea, a meal at Rasika is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Even at 5:30, the place is busy with a lively bar trade and early diners. With our theater tickets in hand, we were part of the early diner crowd, with ample time to make our curtain. About the food: we started with an app. of palak chaat, my spouse went vegetarian and ordered the gobhi mattar a curried cauliflower and pea dish along with sweet potato and peanut curry, while I ordered the mixed grill, a combination of tandoori salmon, a spicy lamb kabob and khubani tikka. All deliciously prepared and thoughtfully served with white rice and a variety of nan. Our meal ended with a serving of fragrant Darjeeling tea"
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Welcome to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, where you'll find fresh handcrafted beers, creative yet informal New American Cuisine & friendly & attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere. We've been voted Best Brewpub by Philadelphia magazine, Best Bar & Grill/Microbrewery by the readers of Chester County Daily Local & Best Brewery/Restaurant by the readers of Main Line Today. <br> Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a non-smoking environment with smoking allowed in designated outdoor areas only, however cigar & pipe smoking is prohibited. Reservations & "Call Aheads" are accepted for lunch & dinner seven days a week. We accept all major credit cards & are handicapped accessible. The cock tail and bar area is not available for online reservations it's first come first serve.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Consistent Quality Fare
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 01/13/2014
 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
"Those of you who read my reviews (i.e. the Open Table review editor(s)) know there are few places for which I submit repeat reviews. This is for the simple reason that I enjoy eating at new (for me) dining establishments. I also like to travel. This is my third or fourth review for Iron Hill; and it is because I like the place for a variety of reasons and occasions. Anyway, about the food: salmon wrap-not my favorite, fries and slaw were perfect though. My wife, ever the traditionalist, had the meatloaf, Yukon gold smashed potatoes, peas carrots, etc and was in Lancaster County heaven. "Harmony" did a great job on the service end of things, even chasing us down in the parking lot to reunite the loaf and smashed with its rightful owner!"
Dined on 01/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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This beguiling southwestern hacienda offers cuisine to tantalize your taste buds. Delicious food, gracious hospitality and a staff dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction will leave you saying “When can I come back?” Via Real specializes in private parties, from 10 to 100, with four private dining rooms.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Comfort after a day of travel
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2006
Dined on 12/27/2013
 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
"Via Real is one of those places you feel instantly welcomed and at ease, like a second home. This results from the personality of the owner, who looks after her customers (and her employees) like a nurturing mother hen, with a nice side order of Texas hospitality. Despite the high dining style of Via Real it is easy to get expertly prepared fare for a reasonable sum. I had the traditional margarita...make sure you have a designated driver if you choose this drink. It is potent! In addition to the margarita, I chose the fajitas. Very good...a Texas sized portion that I could not finish. As it has been a month since we were there (or was it the margaritas) I do not remember my spouse's choice of fare, but I know she enjoyed herself."
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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The Sanford House Inn & Spa is the location of restaurant506. Contemporary dining fare is presented in an exquisite atmosphere. The menu is "Inspired American" cuisine and features dishes made with only the freshest ingredients and are hand-prepared by our culinary team led by Executive Chef John Klein and Chef de Cuisine David Pacheco. <br><br>The menu changes seasonally and includes a delicious variety of the finest meat, seafood, fish, game, and poultry with fresh wholesome vegetables nestled in lively sauces. Classical methods of cooking are combined with healthy food preparation to create new taste impressions. <br><br>Join us for a drink in the Van Gogh Lounge which is also located inside the Manor House of the hotel. It is a perfect spot to savor our classic cocktails prior to dining or simply to meet friends and sample some delicious appetizers. Whether you stay at our Inn as a guest, or come for a meal, you will immerse your senses in a luxurious memory.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Brunch before Eagles Dallas Game
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/29/2013
 2006
Dined on 12/29/2013
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Restaurant 506 was a perfect setting for a relaxed brunch before the raucous atmosphere of ATT Stadium. My spouse and I were treated to the refined ambiance of the Sanford House still decorated in its Christmas finery. I chose the crab cake eggs Benedict and my wife had the bacon/spinach frittata. Both were executed and served with expert aplomb, in a setting made for relaxation and conviviality. A perfect beginning to a leisurely day culminating in an Eagles win in Arlington on the last day of the regular season."
Dined on 12/29/2013
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Amada is not a typical, trendy tapas restaurant. It is something else entirely. Amada serves authentic Spanish tapas based on the earthy Mediterranean flavors that have long been the passion and expertise of founder and executive chef, Jose Garces - but Chef Garces goes beyond tradition, interpreting centuries-old tapas recipes.<br /><br />Specialties of the House<br />Spanish Octopus, Garlic Shrimp,Tortilla Española, Lobster Paella, Whole Roasted Suckling Pig (must be ordered 72 hours in advance, excluding Sundays), Seasonal Sangrías<br /><br />Private Parties: Amada welcomes groups of all sizes. Festive settings, service and menus are perfect for intimate dinners with friends, special occasions and holidays, corporate meetings and staff parties. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Thirty five dollar restaurant week
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 01/27/2014
 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
"Nice selection of dinner options on the restaurant week dinner menu. We had the manchego cheese/lavender honey, green salad, and lemon butter shrimp as a first course. Second course was truffled asparagus, short rib flat bread and spiced pork ribs all well prepared and served. Desert was a creme brûlée of sorts. A very nice evening meal altogether."
Dined on 01/27/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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