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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    November 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 23, 2015
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Fred's at Barney's New York is a modern day bistro. The brainchild of Fred Pressman, son of Barneys New York founder Barney Pressman, Fred's has something on the menu for everyone. We offer only the best ingredients and use local farm healthy foods. Whether it's our daily vegan soup, fresh pastas, Baltimore crab cakes or the nationally famous Mark's Madison Avenue salad, our guest’s appetite for taste and luxury are always satisfied. Located on the top floor of our Oak Street store boasting amazing views of Lake Michigan, Fred’s is open for lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Saturday late lunch!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2011
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
"We went here and had a nice table with a view of Oak street and downtown. I can't wait for the patio seating to open this summer! The mimosas were great and the service was too! We had the salmon and chicken milanese and homemade pasta. Was all really tasty! The pea soup and chicken soup and beet salad were fresh and great starters individually. We will be back."
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, a truly authentic Italian restaurant on famed Lincoln Road in South Beach. You'll be tempted to bring a passport when dining at Quattro; you'll feel like you've just been transported to Northern Italy. This Milanese-style trattoria is decorated with imported Italian materials but never more impressive is the amazingly authentic cuisine. Our chefs adhere to traditional methods of preparation and use only the finest ingredients imported from Italy. Pasta and fresh seafood take center stage in many of the dishes, although veal is another prevelant element on the menu. Dessert options include housemade gelati, while the bar features many classic cocktails and an all-Italian wine list. <br /><br />As they say in Italy - and at Quattro - "BUEN APPETITO!" <br /><br />NOW OPEN - Quattro at JW Marriott in Mexico City
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Valentine's Day dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Good for a romantic vibe on Valentine's Day but a bit too cramped for us. We wanted to be able to talk and enjoy our time (we came in from Chicago) but it was so loud and busy (even at 9pm) that we felt a little overwhelmed. The risotto was a bit hard also. Good place but wouldn't necessarily be pumped to go back!"
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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The Dutch is an American restaurant, bar and oyster room inspired by local cafes, country inns, corner taverns, neighborhood bistros, seaside shacks, roadside joints and the same mix of cultural influences that make Miami Beach great. Award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini's roots-inspired American menu features fresh fish and shellfish, choice meats, local produce and the best of what's around. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wish they had outdoor seating
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Dutch is located inside the W hotel, and didn't offer seating outside in the sun but was still a good place for luck! The margherita pizzette was great, as well as the arugula salad!! The Venica wine was one of our favorite wines EVER. So great with our food choices which also included the ceviche and yellowtail crudo."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch
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Welcome to Havana 1957, real and authentic Cuban flavors located at one of the most popular corners in South Beach; Española Way.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Table in the sun was perfect
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We sat outside in the sun and the waitress was great! She didn't make us feel bad for sitting and enjoying ourselves for hours. We had the Pollo on the lighter side of the menu and the gravy was fantastic! The Cafe con leche was my favorite!"
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2011
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Some of the seating at Carriage House is non-traditional. Every seat, however, allows a unique perspective of the Carriage House experience. If you have any concerns regarding your table, or to check additional availability, please give us call. <br /><br />From its origins as a tack room to its contemporary incarnation as a hospitable retreat, the Lowcountry Carriage House has evolved from its rustic roots to offer genteel repose-much like Southern culinary culture itself. Our modern carriage house beckons with both intriguing history and fresh inspiration, enfolding visitors in a simpler way of life where a small plate of shrimp and a nip of bourbon are the evening’s star attractions.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Don't get the hype
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I have heard great things about this place ( I think they have better brunch than dinner, so I am hearing now) but we went on a Friday night- seated promptly, so that was great, but the food was not good AT ALL. I was so excite to try the fried green tomatoes and they were inedible. We actually sent them back, which I never do. My boyfriend had the chicken and dumplings and he said it was not good either, but he ate most of it. I can say the wine was great and the ambiance is cosy and welcoming and loud and energetic. Perhaps we will come back for brunch and see how we like that.."
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, hot spot
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Inspired by the work of Adolf Loos whose "American Bar" was designed & built in early twentieth century Vienna. The bar captured an elegance in simplicity; a style that greatly influenced the work of Frank Lloyd Wright & other American architects in the "prairie school". Stone, glass, brass & wood bathed in natural light, presence in the neighborhood is welcomed & profound.<br />LUXBAR as a neighborhood saloon is designed to convey that same simple elegance. The food is feel-good fresh, natural & easily understood. Artisanal in style, the menu reflects what the partnership views as an accessible cornucopia of what you might eat on just any occasion. The specialty cocktails are from natural, fresh ingredients: simple elegance.<br />The staff at LUXBAR is trained in the customer care philosophy that has made Gibson’s Steakhouse & Hugo's Frog Bar famous for legendary service.<br />Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
GREAT CALAMARI OMG
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/31/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/31/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Their calamari has this asian pepper twist to it.. and I am crazy about it. I would go back just for this! It's SO GOOD! We split it between two people and there was plenty more to share! Couldn't even eat it all. Some of the best calamari I have ever eaten. The cobb salad was ehhhh... not that great. I had more yellow/white lettuce than actual green lettuce and the pulled rotisserie chicken was dry.. I would not get that salad again. My girlfriends salad looked good though, and was huge! She had the BBQ one. I will be back but not order the cobb."
Dined on 1/31/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Here at Pizza House No. 1647 we have a variety of meals to choose from including delicious soups, salads, burgers, and sides. What we are most famous for is our freshly baked pizza! All the ingredients are made in-house, freshly prepared every day!! Check out our new menu:<br />pizzahousechicago.com<br /><br />Order online: pizzahousechicago.hungerrush.com/
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Escarole salad with Steak
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This salad is so tasty and a good size for lunch! Or dinner actually. The soup with egg, spinach and pasta is also a favorite. Good lunch spot but never busy."
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Opened on October 25th 2013, The Dawson is a new partnership between local restaurateurs Billy Lawless (The Gage, Henri) and Branko Palikuca (Topaz, Amber) featuring American cuisine. Celebrating the spirit of late 19th century Chicago, this casual neighborhood hangout features an energetic series of bi-level indoor and outdoor spaces. The Dawson is quintessentially American, from the familiar comfort food and classic cocktails with a twist to the nostalgic, versatile design and atmosphere.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Berkshire Pork Shank & Fried Lobster
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went on a double date on a Sunday at 7pm.. had a few drinks at the bar first which was lovely and quiet and the cocktails were impeccable. The Day Spa and Buried Alive were the two favorites. Dinner was great too! Our waitress, Megan was very fun and friendly and knowledgable and made us have a few laughs! The fried lobster was the best thing I have eaten in a long time. GET IT!!! The oysters were great as well and the McDukkets were just alright.. nothing crazy special. Probably won't get those again. The beet salad and Quinoa curry were good, and the handmade sausages too- but the BERKSHIRE PORK SHANK... I kept stealing bites from my boyfriend's plate. By far the best! I woke up this morning craving it. GET IT! The wine list needs some help because in my opinion, it's all too expensive."
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Beatrix is a neighborhood restaurant, coffeehouse and meeting place located in Chicago’s River North. Our chef partners Susan Weaver, Rita Dever and John Chiakulas have created a menu inspired by food made in Lettuce’s test kitchen. <br /><br />Beatrix is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night offerings. <br /><br />All pastries, breads and sweets are baked in house daily. Some of our favorites include Seeded Rye English Muffins, Honey Butter Cinnamon Buns and Thin & Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Our coffee and tea program will showcase two iconic Chicago roasters, Intelligensia and Metropolis.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
GREAT Saturday brunch spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Make a reservation because it's packed! GREAT food and service. We didn't feel rushed which was nice and the food was SO GOOD. Get the pot roast sandwich! I WANT IT AGAIN!!!!!!! Gimme Gimme. :) Enjoy! We will for sure be back."
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Located in the heart of Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor, The Boundary has much to offer. Spacious booths and plenty of tables offer an array of seating options in a cavernous space that features a barrel roof with exposed beams, brick and flagstone walls, and an expansive bar opposite a wall with a fireplace. In warmer weather, two large garage doors open up to let fresh air into the restaurant and a 16 table patio plays host to many patrons all summer long. Plasma TVs let sports fans keep an eye on the score while eating contemporary bar food with a few creative twists. A brunch menu with a make-your-own Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar is a favorite destination on weekends. <br><br><br /><br />The Boundary also features a hefty beer selection of over 100 beers and a long shuffleboard table stretching along the back wall to keep the sportier locals happy.<br /><br />Late night limited food menu begins at 10pm.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Slow for a Friday Happy Hour
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Not the busiest spot for a Friday Happy Hour but a nice restaurant and good location and friendly staff."
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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