Merebruin
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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    February 21, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 31, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    5
 
 
Merebruin's Reviews
 
Chalkboard restaurant, open May 2013 under Executive Chef Shane McAnelly, offers a modern small plates menu emphasizing seasonal and technique-driven fare. McAnelly sources much of his menu from local purveyors and farms, with many ingredients coming from the restaurant’s own dedicated 3-acre vegetable and herb garden located at nearby Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards. Highlights on the daily changing menu include crudos and tartare, house-made pastas, just picked salads, roasted and grilled meats and seafood. The dining room has been completely remodeled into a contemporary and welcoming space with an open kitchen, new banquettes, hardwood floors, hand-forged iron finishes. The bar has also been renovated to create a lively environment with new finishes such as a Carrera marble bar-top. Offerings of local wine flights and an extensive list of wine-by-the-glass are a major focus at Chalkboard, as well the cocktail menu inspired by fresh ingredients from the Chalk Hill garden.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Chalkboard Is One of the Best
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This restaurant serves innovative food without overdoing the use of unusual ingredients the way that some restaurants that are trying too hard do. The grilled chicory salad that I had there was probably the best salad that I have ever had. And the candy bar dessert that my husband and I split was a noble end of a memorable dinner."
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, special occasion
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Centre du Vin is the ideal place to wrap up a day's sightseeing. Relax in the warm and intimate ambiance created by walnut paneling and granite flooring, where you can bask in the glow of the huge fireplace, or take in the sunset at a sidewalk table on our heated patio that places you in the midst of the city's most enlivened scene.<br />Visit Centre du Vin for a glass of wine, cocktails, mouth-watering french cuisine, and the occasional top flight national music act. Or if you prefer, enjoy a wine tasting of our hand-crafted award-winning wines with one of our knowledgeable wine consultants.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A Memorable Meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/17/2014
 2006
Dined on 02/17/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We ate here with our two sons and our teen-aged grandchildren, one of whom is a foodie and the other a picky eater. Both thought the food was great. The French onion soup was pronounced to be excellent , and my husband and I really liked the risotto croquettes. When we arrived, our table for six was set up in a corner by the fireplace which gave us a sense of privacy. The service was impeccable."
Dined on 02/17/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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