samdee
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    March 24, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 8, 2014
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It is a common criticism that Washington, D.C., where chains, steakhouses, and take-out joints abound, lacks restaurants that combine great food, friendly prices, and a hip atmosphere. Logan Tavern puts this tragic shortcoming to rest. Located in the dynamic Logan Circle neighborhood, Logan Tavern is a neighborhood restaurant and bar that"s as perfect for a quick weekday bite as it is for a Friday night out with friends. Come by for dinner, lunch, happy hour, or our great weekend brunch for some comfort food with a twist.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/25/2014
 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 on 6/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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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 good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/13/2014
 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 remains consistent with their food and service. It never disappoints us when we dine. The Steak Frites on the menu is always a great choice when in doubt on what to have for dinner. The daily specials are usually farm to table so they are very fresh. You won't go wrong with a meal at Nage."
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Chef Jay Caputo cooks up Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, using fresh produce from local farmers in menu offerings like Chesapeake crab-stuffed scallion crêpe served with ruby red grapefruit, cucumber, and avocado; seared breast of Giannone Farms air-chilled chicken served with roasted cauliflower, red onions, cauliflower puree, spinach, and Madeira; seared line-caught Casco Bay merlu served with oven-roasted tomatoes, Lyonnaise potatoes, and lobster-saffron essence; and blood orange mojitos. If you're not satisfied with only taking home leftovers, sign up to have Chef Jay Caputo teach a private cooking class in your own home.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Back after a long while
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Decided to check Espuma out after a long absence during restaurant week in Rehoboth. What a wonderful dining experience. Each course on the restaurant meal menu was beautifully prepared and wonderful to taste. We really enjoyed our evening at Espuma and highly recommend all the locals and tourists to check this hidden gem out. It has been a staple in Rehoboth in years and now we see why. The menu is varied enough that there is something for everyone. The chef has combined so many unique flavors in his dishes that you just came wait to try the next course to see what new and exciting flavor will hit your palate. We definitely will return in the future when dining out in Rehoboth!"
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Innovative and Creative cafe serving Traditional American Breakfast includes Fresh Blueberry Pancakes...Eggs Benedict or Stuffed Omelets till 2:30pm<br />Lunch includes handmade burgers with lots of toppings, try a Spinach or Caesar Salad. Avocado BLT...Asian Tuna Wrap<br />Check out our fully stocked bar with Craft Beers and our extensive wine list.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
First time for dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Have been to JD's for breakfast and have not been disappointed. This was our first time for dinner. First courses were fine; however, two of us that had red meat very disappointed. Cuts were very thin and contained fat and grisle. Other guests were satisfied with their dishes - a crab/lobster saute and gumbo. We thought the wines by the glass were pricey based on the menu choices. We would try it again, but avoid the red meat selections."
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2003
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Touch of Italy in Rehoboth Beach, DE provides the freshest Italian specialty cheeses, meats, pasta, pizza and pastries and a wide variety of Italian specialty imports. All specialty hero sandwiches are made to order for carry-out service.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/16/2014
 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
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Shooter McGee's has been a neighborhood restaurant and tavern for over 30 years. The restaurant boasts a "CHEERS" like atmosphere as the staff routinely greets local residents as they stroll through the familiar doors.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/27/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/27/2014
 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
Dined on 4/27/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Del Frisco's Grille is located in the heart of Mid-Town at Rockefeller Center. A bit more casual than Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, The Grille offers Hand Cut Prime Steaks, Fire Roasted Flat-breads, Hearty Salads, Fresh Seafood, and much more.... We offer a 700 bottle selection wine list, that offers a taste for every palate. Join us on our outdoor patio on the historic Rockefeller Plaza, or inside at the bar or one of our comfortable tables and experience our signature hospitality. Outdoor seating available on a first come first serve basis.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Best meal while visiting New York
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"You will not be disappointed if you happen upon Del Frisco's Grille while in New York. It is also nice that it is located in Rockefeller Center so you get to see another highlight of the city. The cocktails, food and service were all great and made our evening truly enjoyable. All of starters and entrees were perfectly seasoned. The special cocktail menu is also worth exploring as the Black Cherry Martini was refreshing. We will definitely return to Del Frisco's when in NYC and can honestly say that it was one of our better dining experiences in the city."
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Co-Owner Paul McLaughlin, Oceana has provided New Yorkers with an exceptional seafood destination since 1992. <br /><br />Oceana's a la carte menu, coupled with its convenient Midtown location, make it a perfect spot for a quick business lunch or pre-theater dinner. From the spectacular marble bar to the fresh lobsters and whole fish cooked to order, as well as a significant selection of prime meats, Executive Chef Ben Pollinger delivers a fresh, innovative and approachable menu.<br />Oceana has a 70 seat Cafe with a 18 seat marble bar. Great for lunch, after work cocktails & snacks, pre-theater dinner and post-theater desserts. An award winning international wine list with some 1000 selections. Spring and Summer bring a 75 seat outdoor dining area, private dining options include our Chef's table for 4, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80. <br />Please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending Theater.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Post Theater Diners Beware.......
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2003
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"First time at Oceana and was disappointed. While the service was attentive & friendly, the meal did not warrant the prices. Arrived after the theater for a 10PM reservation and asked to see the post theater menu. Hostess informed us that they no longer provide one. This restaurant had been chosen because their website states they offer pre & post theater diners a special menu. Bread arrived hot, but overcooked and dried out. The filet had been slightly overcooked and came with no sides. Brussel sprout side dish had more chorizo than vegetables and was mediocre. Artic Char was good, but not the best seafood. One piece was very fishy. Overall, this restaurant does not live up to the reviews we have seen posted. Sorry, but not impressed."
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Welcome to Toloache (pronounced toh-lo-AH-tchay), chef-owner Julian Medina’s contemporary Mexican bistro located in the heart of the Theater District. Toloache is named after a flowering plant famed in Mexico for its use in love potions. We hope that when you dine with us you too will fall under the spell of chef Medina’s creative cooking, which incorporates seasonal and natural ingredients and more than a dozen types of chilies. Our festive, two-story space features a guacamole and ceviche bar, a wood-burning oven, and an exceptional tequila list, along with elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We looking forward to seeing you soon.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Spot Before The Theater
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Toloache prior to attending our show on Saturday afternoon. Margaritas were some of the best we have had and the trio of guacomoles did not disappoint. All four of us enjoyed our menu selections and would definitely return to dine for dinner sometime when we are back in NYC."
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Laporta’s restaurant is the ideal place for extraordinary food in a casual, comfortable setting. Laporta’s has an attentively serviced contemporary dining room perfect for a romantic evening out or any other special occasion, combined with an adjoining intimate Jazz lounge. Relax and listen to the live jazz featured nightly. The lounge has the warmth and friendly feel of a local’s bar yet with the same excellence of service and consistency of food quality that defines our dining room and exemplifies the restaurant as a whole. The menu features inventive fresh seafoods and hearty pastas complemented by the provincial-style desserts of Margaret Laporta.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/11/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/11/2014
 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
Dined on 4/11/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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