FoodofileFrank
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  • Review Count
    13
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    January 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 23, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
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The restaurant of choice of many distinguished diners and restaurant critics, Ristorante La Perla of Washington, located near Georgetown at the tail-end of the historic Pennsylvania Avenue, takes its diners on a culinary journey through Italy with elegant decor surpassed only by authentic mouth-watering Italian masterpieces. During Lunch and Dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while prime meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables roast to treat diners to a little bit of heaven, with a long lasting memory for your taste buds, thanks to the vision of famous chef Vittorio Testa, who has kept alive the Italian culinary tradition for over three decades. Chef-Owner Vittorio Testa will make you feel like you're dining in his house. The waiters exceed expectations, and the space is garnished with painted tiles and Venetian glass to make every dining occasion a memorable one. There's also Private dining and Outdoor seating when the weather permits.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dinner before the symphony
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"An excellent experience from being greeted by name, to the exceptional service to the excellent salads, main courses of chicken Marsala and chicken with lemon sauce to the tiramisu and cappuccinos, our conversation with Vittorio Testa and the complimentary lemoncellos. One of the best DC dining experiences we've had. We look forward to returning."
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Zahav showcases the Israeli-Mediterranean cuisine of Chef/Owner Michael Solomonov. In 2008, Zahav was named one of Esquire's Top 20 New Restaurants in America and Philadelphia Magazine selected Zahav as its Best New Restaurant. <br /><br />The main dining room features authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and open-coal cooking in a casual and fun setting.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dinner before orchestra concert
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 4/12/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"On our recent visit to Zahav, we selected a variety of small plates, forgoing the salat ism and hummus. Our selections were the crispy grape leaves, pastilla, roasted brussels sprouts and crispy haloumi. We also shared two grilled dishes, the duck kebab, and the kofte (spiced ground beef and lamb). I enjoyed all of our selections. This was a totally enjoyable dining experience. Although we were not rushed, we were in and out in an hour and ten minutes, with plenty of time for a relaxing stroll down Spruce Street."
Dined on 4/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Herhey's Oldest Free Standing Restaurant. A local favorite for 78 years. Featuring our Famous DeAngelis Spaghetti Sauces & our Famous Upside Down Pizza. Homemade, delicious Italian Dishes, featuring Seafoods, Steaks and Pasta. Full pub menu & sandwich selection. Full menu offered all day & late night. Full bar with entertainment on weekends. Home to the stars, after cast parties & celebrities from the Hershey Theatre. Conveniently located on Chocolate Avenue, directly across from the Hershey Story Museum. Top rated on Trip Advisor & other sites. Featured in USA Today and Comcast Best of the City.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/10/2014
 2006
Dined on 4/10/2014
 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
"Stopped in for dinner before the recent "Stars on Ice" show at the Giant Center Arena. The food is consistently good. This time 8 had a Caesar salad and lasagne, while my spouse has a garden salad, filet and potato. Good food, prepared well and served in a timely manner. All good!"
Dined on 4/10/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Redefine the way you think about Mexican Food... <br />Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and the newly expanding area of South 3rd Street, is authentic Mexican cuisine at it's best--El Sol Mexican Restaurant. Immerse yourself in our relaxed environment, enjoy the decor, the entrees, the drinks, the experience. You just may fall in love with Mexican food all over again. Proud winners of several awards, including Harrisburg Magazine's "Best New Restaurant" 2008, Winner in the category of Mexican food for Harrisburg Magazine 2008 - 2013 and Central PA magazine 2008-2011 ...including awards for our margaritas! We also boast Harrisburg's largest tequila selection. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/07/2014
 2006
Dined on 4/07/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Excellent experience overall. We were greeted and seated in short order and served by the maître d', who seemed to be a jack of all trades, even mixing up margaritas when the need arose. I had the "gourmet" margarita which was less sweet than their standard, and was quite good. We also ordered some chips, freshly made salsa, the ceviche (with scallops) and chicken enchiladas. All done and served quite well. We're planning to return with friends to celebrate an upcoming birthday."
Dined on 4/07/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Stephen Starr’s Buddakan is a spectacular restaurant featuring exotic flavors of modern Asian cuisine with creativity and drama. Bon Appetit notes, "The mostly white space is striking, with a lit-from-within communal table in the middle of the room, a waterfall & a ten-foot, candle-bedecked Buddha. The religious icon watches over hip customers indulging in pan-Asian cuisine that far surpasses the fare usually found at hot spots like this." Newsweek reports, "Design also serves as a signifier for cuisine. You walk into Buddakan, one of the hottest new restaurants in Philadelphia, past a shimmering waterfall & Japanese river stones & you say to yourself, 'ginger-miso everything' even before you see the magnificent 10-foot Buddha dominating the dining room." Named one of “America's Top 50 Restaurants" by Travel & Leisure and 'Top Restaurant for Fun' by Gourmet, Buddakan has become one of the country's most talked about restaurants.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 3/29/2014
 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 ordered four apps, the duck buns, edamame dim sum, tea smoked ribs and chicken/ginger dumplings. We could have stopped there and the portions were generous and well prepared, but we did continue to order the pad thai as well. This was also very good, but we were unable to finish, as the food quantity was simply too much. Definitely merits another return to try other menu items."
Dined on 3/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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We create an extraordinary supper club experience serving the freshest seafood, prime steaks, handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines in a warm, welcoming atmosphere with genuine hospitality. Our executive chef uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to create inventive preparations of traditional favorites. Made from scratch, dishes showcase simple, pure and regional flavors, and our menu features an array of appetizers, salads, seafood, steaks, family-style sides and house-made desserts from refreshing ahi tuna tartar, jumbo lump crab cakes and tender filet to creamy black truffle mac and cheese, succulent Chilean sea bass and decadent ten-layer carrot cake. Our well-trained bar chefs handcraft exciting cocktails, including our signature cucumber gimlet and smoking berries & bubbles. With our red carpet hospitality, Ocean Prime is the perfect destination for cocktails after work, dinner before the theatre, business meetings, social gatherings and everyday celebrations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/28/2014
 2006
Dined on 3/28/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Service and food were both excellent. Since we were going to a Flyers game, we arrived early and the place was pretty quiet, however the bar seemed to be pretty lively. I had the sea bass, while my spouse had a fillet. Both were perfectly prepared and served. I'd look forward to returning."
Dined on 3/28/2014
 2006
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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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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