HungryInVA
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    May 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 20, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.6
 
 
HungryInVA's Reviews
 
Tucked into a little off beat corner of Old Town Alexandria is Bastille, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning intimate bistro and wine bar. Bastille offers guests a contemporary take on classic French fare at approachable prices, set in a warm and upscale environment. <br /><br />The Poteaux's creations are sparked by traditional, yet modern interpretations of classic dishes that utilize seasonal, locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients. With an expansive wine list, unique beer selections and creative cocktails, Bastille has a little something for everyone.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Love love love Bastille!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"So, Bastille is always delicious. Restaurant week was no exception. Patrick was our waiter, and he was wonderful. He made terrific suggestions, and every single one of them was an absolute hit. My favorite were the scallops. They were cooked perfectly. My friend had the lamb… Oh my goodness! That lamb was the best I think I've ever had. I'm never disappointed when I go to this restaurant. You won't be either. Oh and don't forget to have a glass of the Bordeaux; it's always delicious!"
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Garlic rules at this world famous North Beach restaurant where dining is an experience for all the senses. Charming private dining areas with unique decor: hanging Chianti bottles, glowing candles, cozy booths and chandeliers. Tureens and sizzling skillets of seafood tantalize and thrill...follow your nose to The Stinking Rose!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Stink so good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love this place! It is totally kitschy, but I love it anyway. The food never disappoints. The device is not fast, but it's okay. The short ribs are delicious. The bread and garlic spread are delicious. In short, the food is delicious. As long as you love garlic, that is. Go. Take a taxi though...parking blows."
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem
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A word from The Fly Trap<br />Melding the modern and the classic, Chef Hoss Zaré brings vibrant flavors to the historic Fly Trap Restaurant. Chef Zaré’s menu draws inspiration from across the Mediterranean and his Persian/Azeri heritage to showcase ingredients from San Francisco’s local markets.<br />At The Fly Trap, guests can enjoy a bustling neighborhood happy hour, dine casually at the communal tables, or delight in the elegant main dining area. An artisan cocktail list, innovative desserts, eclectic wine list and a warm, genuine sense of hospitality appeal to the neighborhood and out-of-town guests. The Fly Trap is located in the South of Market area, just 2 blocks from the Moscone Center.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great find
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I took my staff here, while in SF for a conf. Great find! Very friendly staff, great service, and what a (bizarre) menu! Eggplant jam?!? It was oddly delicious. The goat cheese cheesecake is not to be missed. Yummy Brussel sprouts. I would have enjoyed a few more choices on wines by the glass, but the (limited) offerings were very good. Enjoyable evening all around."
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Amber India Restaurant embodies the spirit and essence of fine Indian cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Amber India Restaurant takes Indian cuisine to a new culinary level, while still holding true to its traditional nuances. Much like the ambiance within the restaurant, Amber India’s cuisine is a mix of modern style with traditional roots. The delectable cuisine, the well paired wines, and the exotic cocktails are sure to indulge anyone’s senses. The split-level three-story restaurant can easily accommodate 140 people, with a private dining room in the back for up to 25 people. With its vaulted ceilings, stylish décor, and a constant LED light show behind the bar, Amber India Restaurant is truly a feast for both the mouth as well as the eyes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Scrumptious
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This restaurant did not disappoint. The menu was creative. There were the dishes you expect (tikka masala, butter chicken, palak chaat), and some new additions that were odd and enjoyable. There was a sprout side dish that was particularly curious. I'd go back for sure."
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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Barrio Star is fresh and creative. We take on traditional mexican food, add our sense of style and create raving fans! <br /><br />At Barrio Star you'll find generous portions, innovative cocktails and a friendly atmosphere where wholesome ingredients and delicious cocktails are the star.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Deeeeeeee-lightful find
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"So, this place was recommended by a friend who likes the drinks. I took my mom and cousin here for Mother's Day. The food was outstanding. Really enjoyed the tacos. Good flavors, good spice. Great standard beans and rice to go with...and I devoured every bit! Cousin had breakfast dish - avocado scramble. Delicious! Good size portion, too. Mom had quesadilla. Great too. Only slight miss was the server. One the one hand, she was very nice and patient...on the other, her attention was spotty. After placing our order, it was a solid twelve mins before she delivered it...and it wasn't piping hot, so I'm guessing it had sat waiting for a while. Refills could take a while too. Nonetheless, I'd go back in a hot minute!"
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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