samdee
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    23
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  • First Review
    December 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 10, 2015
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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 casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you’ll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, with 52 or more available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection. Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly. If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. Together we will create the event of the season! For more information, we invite you to visit our website at www.Seasons52.com. We look forward to serving you soon.
 
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.
"
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.
"
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
Energetic
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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Welcome to Beckett's. We have taken a great deal of time and effort to try and create an authentic Irish Pub. Our menu is a collaboration of items from old Ireland to modern Ireland. We are trying to present to you an example of what we loved to eat growing up in Ireland and what is now popular from some of our favorite haunts back home. We promise to offer you the freshest produce, and source as much as we can from local suppliers. We have a mixture of staff from local talent, to staff that we brought over from Ireland. We would like you to think of us as your stepping stone to Ireland. Our ambassadors will try and answer all your questions on Ireland while serving you great comfort food and premium drinks in a warm environment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great spot prior to a movie or show at Signature
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/10/2015
 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
"This time around we had brunch at Samuel Beckett's. As always, the meal was very enjoyable and the service was great. They definitely can get you in and out if you need to catch a show at one of the nearby venues. We always know we can get great food at a reasonable price here and this is why we keep returning."
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Bizou Brasserie is located inside the Le Meridien Hotel in Downtown Tampa. Bizou Brasserie serves signature French comfort food, and Longitude Bar encourages mingling. Bizou offers the winning combination of superior cuisine, premium hand crafted cocktails, unparalleled atmosphere and first-rate service.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dinner and Breakfast and Both were Nice!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/15/2014
 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
"While staying at the new Le Meridian in Tampa, we had both late night dinner and breakfast
at Bizou Brasserie. The surroundings remind you of an open market. The pastry/coffee to go
counter along with the open bar are great to sit and just read the paper and enjoy a pastry, coffee or cocktail with a light snack. Dinner menu was nicely varied and enjoyed by both of us. People
living in Tampa are lucky they have a new and different dining experience to enjoy regularly. We will only get to enjoy it when we come back to town for another visit with the grandkids.
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Dined on 12/15/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Our menu sets a new standard of culinary excellence, boasting fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world, including stone crab claws and a superb “raw bar”. <br /><br><br><br />Aqua's fresh colors reflect the vibrancy of the cool ocean waters. Experience an environment designed to entertain your every sense, highlighted by a water encased walk-in wine tower and a state- of- the- art open kitchen.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Beautiful views for a Sunday breakfast
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Dined for breakfast at Aqua. While we were disappointed there was no breakfast menu, the brunch that is served for everyone does include something for everyone's taste. There are plenty of choices and constant refreshing of the items so you are bound to get something hot and fresh off the grill. Service is attentive and the view of Tampa Bay is great! Definitely would return when staying in the Tampa area."
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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The fyve Restaurant Lounge is strategically located close to the seat of power in Washington D.C., near The Pentagon. This Arlington restaurant's Modern American cuisine, prepared by our culinary team, is offered in an atmosphere with dazzling hues of red and orange that introduce an upbeat and contemporary décor. Settees in front of the lounge’s glowing fireplace create an enticing and relaxing atmosphere. fyve Restaurant Lounge is the perfect blend of modern design and impeccable service.<br /><br><br />The menu features regional specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch. With an impressive selection of wines strongly focused on New World producers, the wine collection is perfect to compliment this lavish Arlington dining experience. Innovative martinis and cocktails, domestic and imported beers and premium spirits round out the fyve lounge beverage menu.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Sunday Brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"You can order off the menu or enjoy the huge buffet with homemade omelettes or waffles.
We tried both and all the food was delightful. The surprise hit was the lemon ricotta pancakes
on the breakfast menu. They are a must when dining at this Ritz. Service was attentive
and not rushed. We definitely would return again for the weekend brunch as there are lots of choices and all the food is fresh and presented beautifully.
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Dined on 12/07/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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