samdee
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    27
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  • First Review
    December 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 31, 2015
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Thank you for choosing Carmine's Midtown. Should your plans change, please let us know by calling 212-221-3800 We look forward to serving you. For directions, reviews, menus, and other information at www.carminesnyc.com. Visit our online store for gift cards and Carmine's merchandise for the next holiday season or upcoming birthday.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Best Meal While in Manhattan
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Six of us dined here before going to a Sunday matinee. We made a reservation at noon and ended up leaving at 2:40PM in time for our 3PM matinee. The time was well spent as got to enjoy our food and pace ourselves for this wonderful Italian experience. All of us agreed that this was the highlight of our
weekend in New York - one of the best meals ever. Since the restaurant is family style, we all shared
the special salad of the day, shared two pasta/meat dishes followed by a platter of fresh fruit and a "Tugboat" Don't miss this dessert of ice creamn, fruit, whipped cream layered over a wonderful piece of cake. It was divine! Definitely will return as the service was attentive but not overwhelming and definitely worth the price. A great find in the theater district.
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Dined on 3/29/2015
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Our menu is a mouthwatering compendium of some of the best recipes from Cuba. Many of these are family recipes that have traveled from one generation to another and which our family and friends have saved with great zeal and devotion. All of our meals are prepared daily using only the finest, freshest ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good Cuban Food in Times Square
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Six of us dined before our show in the theater district. The restaurant is very busy and popular.
Food was above average and service was attentive. Drinks were satisfactory - they were not the
best margaritas and had to much pineapple juice in them which was an odd flavoring. All of us enjoyed our entrees who had pork, chicken or paella. The two persons who had the shrimp/salmon
dishes stated the seafood was overcooked. Overall, we enjoyed it, but it is very hard to have a conversation due to the noise level.
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Dined on 3/28/2015
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find
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For over eighty-five years, New York's defining cultural moments have taken place at Russian Tea Room. Ever since members of the Russian Imperial Ballet founded the restaurant in 1927, it has been a second home for boldface names and the intellectual elite-an exclusive enclave where actors, writers, politicians, and businessmen planned their next deals and feted their friends' latest Carnegie Hall performances.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great for dessert after the show
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2003
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
"We have always wanted to try the Russian Tea Room since it is an institution in Manhattan. Three of us went for dessert and drinks after a show at Lincoln Center. The service and food did not disappoint. Prices are steep, but you experience one of New York's old traditions still making a
splash today with all the competition. We are glad we tried it and may go sometime for one of the
pre -theater specials.
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Dined on 3/27/2015
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, late-night find
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This popular New York Style Deli serves up amazing deli sandwiches, soups and salads and much more - huge menu, huge portions.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good food and service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2003
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
"Our breakfast at Manhattan in the Desert was really good and service was attentive. Coffee was constantly available and portions were good. Definitely will try for lunch the next time we vacation in Palm Springs."
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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History has been written inside the walls of the Wharf, with its 1790's style architecture featuring original wood columns and beams that are charred black from a Civil War fire. Since 1971, satisfied diners have been heading to The Wharf in Old Town for whole Maine lobster, local soft shell crabs and prime steaks. The restaurant has recently been renovated and remodeled and the menu updated to include many contemporary seafood items along with their traditional Chesapeake Bay creations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Old Town Seafood Standby
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Dined at The Wharf during restaurant week. Food and service were good as always.
Lots of seafood choices and nice portions. Service was attentive and made good suggestions
for our dining experience. Good neighborhood spot when visiting Alexandria.
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Dined on 1/25/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar featuring a seasonal menu and an award-winning wine list. Inspired by the fresh appeal of the farmer’s market, Seasons 52 uses ingredients at the peak of ripeness to highlight what’s good now. Through rustic cooking techniques like oak-fire grilling and brick-oven roasting, Seasons 52 creates dishes that are naturally lighter. From signature flatbreads and Mini Indulgence desserts to an international selection of 100 wines, including more than 52 offered by the glass. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly, there’s always something new to discover.<br /><br />Open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. <br /><br />If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food and very attentive service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/23/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was our second time to Seasons 52 in Tampa and they always deliver a high quality product.
Lobster flatbread and garlic shrimp appetizer were enjoyable. The braised beef tacos were some of the best we have had. My husband's salmon salad was also very tasty and well balanced. Service was spot on. Wine selections are very diverse and offer a great choice for any menu selection. You will not be disappointed with your meal at Seasons 52!
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Dined on 1/23/2015
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Modern Asian cuisine at its' best in Rehoboth Delaware. Two floors of modern dining & lounge experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Saketumi remains consistently good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2003
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
"Saketumi always offers fresh good food with attentive service. Cocktails are always pleasing and we never leave disappointed. Happy Hour specials are great from 4-6 daily and are a must if heading to the movies at Midway. Grab a quick appetizer and drink before the show and then head back for your entree and nightcap after your show. We always leave Saketumi with a smile and a satisfied diner."
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find
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a la Lucia is a neighborhood restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. We specialize in homemade traditional Italian Fare and Italian Wines. Owner Michael Nayeri has been in the Washington Restaurant Business for over 20 years. We offer Brick oven Pizzas, Patio Seating, and Kids Menus. Our Private Wine Room is available for all types of parties up to 40 guests. We have a Full bar, specializing in Wine, where we broadcast all major sporting and news events. <BR><BR> Save 25% off any bottle of Wine when you dine in for Dinner on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday! Every Week!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good neighborhood spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Dined at a la Lucia for restaurant week in Alexandria and they did not disappoint. Menu was very varied and offered something for everyone. Portions were nice and service attentive. There are
other Italian dining spots in Old Town that we like better, but this a good place for the location.
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Dined on 1/22/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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THE ORIGINAL NAGE. This award winning beach restaurant & wine bar opened in 2004. Nage Rehoboth offers it's creative American Cuisine with a great Wine Bar that makes the perfect pair. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch year round. Happy Hour Specials every day from 4:00pm - 6:00pm and daily specials. <br />Awards include Best Restaurant in Downstate DE, Best Chef, Best Cocktails, Best Wine List, Best Caterer for 5 years running, and Best Burger in DE by Food Network Magazine! Stop by and see what all the buzz is about.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Consistently appealing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nage still maintains great service and food. While there are some menu items that
have been removed (Steak Frites) that were our favorites, their daily specials tend to make
up for those changes. Service is always attentive and portions are nice. We always find
Nage to be a good comfort spot to hit on these cold winter nights at the beach.
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Dined on 1/11/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Alexandria's own T.J. Stone's celebrates modern American cuisine. Enjoy casual dining in the comforts of our cozy restaurant and bar with wine, beer and spirits from around the country & world.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Consistently good!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This is our fourth time to TJ Stones and we are never disappointed. There is always something for everyone on the menu. We both had barbeque this time around and it was very tasty. Portions were nice and sides were excellent that accompanied the meal. This is a great neighborhood restaurant that definitely delivers good food and drink."
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find
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