Nornor
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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    October 6, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 19, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
Nornor's Reviews
 
TICO, an affectionate name for a local in Costa Rica, is gently influenced by chef/owner Michael Schlow’s travels to Spain, Mexico and Latin America, and was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire magazine. The rustic space evokes a sense of communal dining with smaller, tapas-style options to share, offering whimsical dishes that creatively blend flavors from all over the world. TICO has a playful, inviting vibe as it boasts an open kitchen with six stools at the ceviche bar to observe the behind-the-scenes action. TICO offers an extensive beverage program including draft and craft cocktails, local breweries and wines from Central and South American, Spain and the US.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
So fun for a group!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2012
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Tico is a great place to go for dinner if you plan on going out after. It's upbeat and the shared plates don't leave you too full. The variety on the menu makes sure everyone is happy in the group. Highly would recommend!"
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Located in the middle of Philadelphia's charming Chestnut Hill neighborhood, Paris Bistro has made quite a splash since it opened in late January 2014. The setting and food are authentic bistro - the crowd is lively and the menu is reminiscent of the many bistros that dot Paris' arrondissement. Downstairs, the jazz cafe features the area's best talent playing a mixture of standards, Great American Songbook classics and music from the Jazz Era of the early 1900's. Make an evening of it with reservations for dinner upstairs and a jazz set after (seating in the cafe is on a first-come, first-seated basis).<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lovely as always!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2012
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I'm a fan of Paris, it's been a great addition to Chestnut Hill! Wine and food were excellent, but most notably the service was superb. Well done!
Nora"
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list
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Artisan serves New England inspired farm to table cuisine. Located adjacent to the new Delamar Southport hotel, Artisan sets itself apart by offering a menu and an environment that is both refined and relaxed.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always enjoying going to Artisan!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2012
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2012
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
"Although I don't live in Southport, CT (I live in Washington, DC) I always love going to Artisan when I can. The food has been consistently very good over the years! There are two sides of this restaurant, the formal side and the "bar side." Personally, I prefer the "bar side"--which is still beautiful! The other side is a bit too formal for me."
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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At The Merchant, we make almost all our fare from scratch. Executive chef Matt Foley previously worked at both Craigie on Main in Cambridge and Sycamore in Newton. The Merchant is a big space that served for more than a century as a leather store. We've brought in high-top tables near the windows ... a 40-foot bar on one side of the room … and more formal dining spots on the opposite side. We have a semi-private dining room in back, and another dining room downstairs. For our menu, Chef Foley cures and smokes all the meat in house. Our burger is top-notch, as are other dishes like steak and eggs, sweetbread nuggets, and “rustic” desserts. The Merchant serves salads, sandwiches ($10-$12), and more for the lunch rush. And for dinner, we are a full-service brasserie (with most entrees ranging from $20-$24). The bar has 36 beers on tap, many of them locally brewed, plus a full selection of craft cocktails to serve our patrons, especially the after-work crowd.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Could use some improvement
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This place was alright. It still needs to work out some kinks with its staff. I'm not sure if the waiter was covering too many tables but the service was slow. It took about 10 minutes or so to be greeted at our table and then another 15+ minutes to get our drinks (they came out AFTER our appetizers!) My chicken entree was pretty good but my boyfriend wasn't thrilled with the lamb. They also messed up the side orders."
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
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Located in the middle of Philadelphia's charming Chestnut Hill neighborhood, Paris Bistro has made quite a splash since it opened in late January 2014. The setting and food are authentic bistro - the crowd is lively and the menu is reminiscent of the many bistros that dot Paris' arrondissement. Downstairs, the jazz cafe features the area's best talent playing a mixture of standards, Great American Songbook classics and music from the Jazz Era of the early 1900's. Make an evening of it with reservations for dinner upstairs and a jazz set after (seating in the cafe is on a first-come, first-seated basis).<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
So happy this place is in C.Hill!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2012
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
"I'm very happy that this place is in Chestnut Hill. I've seen restaurants come and go in this section of Philadelphia, but I hope this one does well. I really enjoyed their brunch."
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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FARMiCiA is the conception of Kevin Klause, James Barrett & Wendy Smith Born (owners of Metropolitan Bakery), who share a vision of a restaurant that captures the pleasures of simply crafted food & excellent beverages served in a relaxed yet lively environment. The emphasis is on great tasting food & beverages crafted from local, organic & artisanal producers. Located in Philadelphia’s historic Old City, FARMiCiA is a 122-seat restaurant & bar serving breakfast, lunch, an afternoon meal, a relaxed dinner & even brunch on the weekends. While FARMiCiA boasts a full bar, guests are also allowed to BYO Wine to pair with our farm fresh fare.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great for Brunch!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2012
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2012
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
"I'm surprised it was so quiet since their brunch is excellent! I would go back again for sure."
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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