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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    April 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 19, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
Wingnut's Reviews
 
WINNER the Santa Fe New Mexican's coveted 4 Chiles Award!!!!<br />Bouche is a neighborhood French bistro located in the heart of Santa Fe, serving inspired rustic French cuisine prepared by award-winning chef Charles Dale. Bouche offers an exceptional variety of new and old world wine selections to accompany the menu. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Summer outdoor dining coming soon!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Mark Kiffin, celebrated chef, owner, and author of the Compound Restaurant, has won the James Beard Foundation award as one of America's Best Chefs. The Compound is Santa Fe's premier restaurant with Chef Kiffin's acclaimed seasonal Contemporary American cuisine derived from Santa Fe's rich heritage of regional and Mediterranean influences. The New York Times, Gourmet magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Wine Spectator have all selected the Compound as Santa Fe's favorite. Equally impressive is the attentive, highly knowledgeable and friendly staff.<br />Chef Kiffin's menus focus on the exclusive changes in seasons such as hearty braised dishes in the fall and winter using apples, pears and cider from local harvests, osso bucco and porcini risotto while in spring and summer feature fresh local vegetables and naturally raised organic lamb and delectable strawberries.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Overrated local legend, snobby
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Arrived with my wife for lunch reservation on time at noon. Asked to sit on the patio, which was virtually empty. Told it was fully reserved. Over next 40 minutes, two of eight open patio 2/4 tops were seated. Thought it might be our casual attire until the guy with "STP" t-shirt and NASCAR hat got seated on the patio.
Order was taken immediately with wine. Food was brought out in three minutes. Local "favorite" chicken schnitzel was oily and undercooked. Twenty-five minutes after arriving, we had finished eating. Inside and out still 3/4 empty. We lingered 15-20 more minutes, watching the 2/3 empty patio."
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2006
-1point
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Gemma, in Dallas’ Knox/Henderson neighborhood focuses on seasonally inspired new American cuisine with ethnic influences in a warm and comfortable setting. Gemma has a full bar featuring seasonal cocktails and food friendly wines from all over the world. Gemma offers a late night menu from 10:00PM until 1:00AM.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A true gem in Dallas
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have been several times since Gemma opened late last year. It has been consistently great. The terrific wine list is fairly broad, deep and very reasonably priced. The sommelier has changed over time, but we have always gotten great, reasonably priced recommendations. The staff is well-trained, friendly and attentive, without being annoyong/hovering. The cocktails are inventive and refreshing. The food is outstanding. We have tried the entire menu, and have yet to find a poor, or even mediocre, item. The only thing we have not tried is dessert, as we are always too full by then. The decor and ambience remind us of a summer-at-the-beach place: a very welcoming, relaxing, unpretentious (unlike some customers) vibe. Go to Gemma. NOW."
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Knife's extensive menu celebrates the diverse flavors and substantial tradition of American regional cuisine. The menu evolves with the seasons to feature the freshest seafood, poultry and local produce. Knife sources its ingredients from regional purveyors across the country to heighten the authenticity of the menu. Diners experience the soul of American cooking with rustic flavors, approachable dishes and the intimacy of sharing familiar American food together with family and friends.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Potentially great. Lots to work on
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Knife has the potential to be great. But it has only been open a week. The decor: the bar areas inside and out look comfortable and inviting, the dining room design look like cheap 70s.
The concept of various cuts of meat to allow cheaper alternatives is great. The tri-tip and lamb were each perfectly cooked and amazingly flavorful. The watermelon salad was astounding.
Issues included the onion soup, which had too much sherry. The pasta bolognese was dry and over-peppered.
Highs: the sides - spinach, onion rings and mac & cheese - were top shelf.
Best of all, the wine list here is interesting, outstanding and omits the typical steakhouse extra markup. Kudos to the wine director.
So Knife is a work in progress. We'll be back."
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Al Biernat's is much more than a great steakhouse. Incredible seafood such as Australian cold water lobster tails and six different types of fresh fish await you daily. If you are a wine lover, the award winning list offers over 650 rare selections. come see why Al Biernat's is one of the best restaurants in the country.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
High Quality, Exorbitantly-priced
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/07/2014
 2006
Dined on 4/07/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Places like Al Biernat's and Nick & Sam's amaze me. The food and service are always top-notch. In fact, everything is over the top. But on any kind of value scale, these high-end steakhouses are ridiculously expensive and not worth it. I have had filets and other prime cuts at other non-steakhouse restaurants that are every bit as good, and sometimes better, but much more reasonably priced. And the mark-ups are criminal. Obviously, this is an expense account restaurant.
I would not go here on my own tab, but I will go back whenever someone else is footing the bill."
Dined on 4/07/2014
 2006
-2points
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Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves is the new modern tapas restaurant from Chef Omar Flores and Jonn Baudoin. Chef Omar's menu will spotlight seasonal ingredients taking classics, putting a spin on them and making them with his flair. Catalonia is a favorite area in Spain for Chef Omar so the menu utilizes a lot of seafood. Paellas is a signature dish at Casa Rubia which changes daily. A full Spanish wine list, nice selection of sherries and Spanish / South American beers compliment the tapas menu.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Mhy Dallas cuisine is rising
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Case Rubia is the peak of the Trinity Groves experience. The food is outstanding in creativity, freshness and vibrant flavors. The wines are interesting and very reasonable priced. And the servers are knowledgeable, well-trained and obviously love their work."
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Gemma, in Dallas’ Knox/Henderson neighborhood focuses on seasonally inspired new American cuisine with ethnic influences in a warm and comfortable setting. Gemma has a full bar featuring seasonal cocktails and food friendly wines from all over the world. Gemma offers a late night menu from 10:00PM until 1:00AM.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A true gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2006
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Gemma is a new favorite place for my wife and I. Its fresh, imaginative cuisine in a friendly, unpretentious environment shows how far the Dallas dining scene has come in a few short years. From the homemade bread to the notable and creative selection of cocktails and wines by the glass, to the very knowledgeable, friendly service staff, this a place we hope thrives for years to come. All for very reasonable prices. Quality, service and value - how amazing to find all three in one restaurant"
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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