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  • First Review
    May 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 19, 2014
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Located in historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe is known to the locals as a fun & lively restaurant with friendly and knowledgeable service. Going on 14 years, we continue to pride ourselves with innovative seafood dishes and the freshest fish menu in Portsmouth. You can also enjoy fabulous wines from around the world, one of our famous martinis, or a locally brewed beer. Our Raw Bar offers a variety of the freshest oysters and clams found anywhere. Whether you prefer a cozy table or our full service, non-smoking bar, we guarantee a memorable experience!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very good seafood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Loved jay's special coconut curried seafood - delish - the corn gave it a nice crunch. My daughter had the salmon with mango salsa & loved it as well. Very flavorful, fresh and nicely plated."
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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ilili is New York’s premier contemporary Lebanese restaurant offering inspired Mediterranean cuisine. The menu mixes authentic Lebanese dishes with modern Mediterranean influences to create a culinary journey for the palate and senses. Complementing the international cuisine, ilili offers an impressive wine list that includes wines from all over the world and features favorites from Lebanon and the Mediterranean. The restaurant’s decor echoes the diverse menu, combining the architectural richness of Old Lebanon with an attitude and style that is unmistakably New York. A DJ sets the mood with music from around the globe and soft, amber lighting punctuated by candles create a sexy, sophisticated atmosphere in which to enjoy a relaxed meal. The cuisine, décor and ambience come together to create a new world for your senses to explore, whispering gently in your ear, ilili.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love Ilili
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"What a great Restaurant Week meal we had. We sat upstairs where it is quieter, Love their muhamara, the kale fatuosh and cauliflower starter were excellent and the Phonecian Fries were delectable. We had the branzino & the risotto and everyone loved their entree. For dessert the Ilili Candy Bar and the Labne Cheese cake were fantastic. Service was very good. Can't wait to go back."
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Celebrated Chef David Burke unveils David Burke Fishtail, a new innovative seafood concept on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Located in a historic townhouse, the bi-level eatery combines casual late-night dining with a casual bar in the ground floor bar with traditional sit-down service in the main second floor dining room. Fishtail offers the freshest fare – provided by Litchfield Farms as well as their own company-owned fishing boat out of Brielle, NJ. Known for its sustainable seafood, Litchfield Farms compliments Burke’s & Hara’s beliefs in providing diners with the highest quality ingredients that do not compromise on integrity. Together, they have created a menu of 85 percent sustainable seafood which is coded with levels of authenticity for guests’ reference. The 120 seat restaurant is located at 135 East 62nd St. between Park & Lexington Aves.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Food was great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Made to wait about 20 minutes for our reservation in a VERY crowded, VERY noisy bar area. Tables very close together & restaurant was quite noisy. Server was fine - we kept getting offered drink menus (not "real" menus), & I had the sense they were a bit disappointed we were not drinkers. Anyway, food was wonderful.I had branzino on broccolini in a very light lemon sauce - excellent, as was the gazpacho. Glad we went, hope to go back when a bit quieter."
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2006
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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David Burke Garden at The James New York is an unparalleled outdoor space with its own bar and seating for 130. The space, along with the hotel's urban garden, is landscaped with herb beds and flowers by horticulturalist Rebecca Cole and decorated with sculptures made of recycled materials that reflect the rustic, whimsical vibe. Guests can begin a meal at David Burke Garden with snacks and starters such as a tomato, ricotta and eggplant trifle, tuna tartar tacos with whipped avocado and tomato gazpacho with watermelon and rock shrimp. Sandwiches such as the soft-shell crab with salted mango puree, pickled vegetables and Old Bay mayo and the bacon cheddar Kitchen burger with jalapeno fries complement the open-air space, which also features a 14-seat chef's table and private cabanas. At the bar, sun-brewed iced tea is served in glass jugs, with flavors such as Meyer lemon, hibiscus and ginger-peach. David Burke Garden is open weekdays from noon to 10pm and from 11am-10pm on weekends.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Amazing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Everything we had was fantastic from the bucket of grapes, pickled carrots and tiny bread sticks that they brought in lieu of traditional bread basket to the Arnold Palmer Semifreddo & Hazelnut Crunch Bar desserts! In between the salmon and brazen were perfect - most amazing - only $8 for sparkling water. Excellent Restaurant Week find. The view from the Garden is wonderful - so nice to eat outside without being on street listening to (& smelling exhaust from) trucks whizzing by!"
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Named after the spectacular port city on the Mediterranean’s Turquoise coast, Bodrum breathes some fresh air into the NYC’s Upper West Side with an ambitious, unique menu of Mediterranean food. With Turkish, Greek, Lebanese, French & Italian culinary influences (just to name a few), Bodrum places brick oven pizza next to mezzes, kebabs next to fish, finding a common thread that unifies Mediterranean cuisines.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Loved it!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2006
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
"I adore Turkish food & have been to many Turkish & Middle Eastern restaurants - this place makes me want to move to the West side! The hummus Lebne and Shepard salad were wonderful. My daughter loved the coriander crusted salmon and I enjoyed the Imam Bayildi - stuffed eggplant. We will be back."
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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A La Turka, an Upper East Side restaurant that opened 17 years ago and is now booked every night, thanks to its great food, lively atmosphere and media attention. The restaurant has been featured on Channel 4, showing how to grill kebabs on the roof of Rockefeller Center, as well as how to make salt baked fish and on Fox5 where Dave Price has showcased its Saturday Night kebab buffet, belly dancers and live music. A La Turka offers along with 20 different kebabs like a kebab factory, including chicken, lamb and beef, also Mediterranean fish selections, as Branzini, in a cozy atmosphere that you and your family feels like having an authentic and remarkable dinner in Bosporus, Istanbul.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great, as always
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Was so happy to see the grilled octopus on the specials menu, it was fantastic! Along with that we had the hummus with pastrami - warm hummus with tiny chips of crispy pastrami - Coban salad with feta, and Cacik. It was all excellent. I love A La Turka for authentic, fresh Turkish food."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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With two restaurants in New York City - on the Upper East Side and at Lincoln Center - and one in Atlantic City, Atlantic Grill is a luxury liner on land, an urban seafood brasserie where nautical décor meets old world charm. Atlantic Grill masters American seafood and showcases a refined raw bar, sushi and signature BR Guest Hospitality. Enjoy oyster, clam and shellfish selections that change daily and, and market-fresh fish available simply grilled a la carte or as composed entrees.<br /><br />Experience Atlantic Grill down the shore at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, with Surf & Turf, Simply Grilled selections, and fresh New England fare, all with a breathtaking view of the beach and boardwalk.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love Atlantic Grill!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It never disappoints. Every sushi roll I've ever had there has been wonderful. The Spring Vegetable salad was nothing special, but good with the grilled shrimp on it. Makes me long for the winter Brussel Sprout Caesar but not the cold weather that goes with it. One thing that does disappoint from time to time is that our waitperson does not tell us there are specials. We learn of them when we hear the following "here is the special sushi..." as told to our neighbors when they receive their dishes. Why is that?"
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great discovery
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were very happy with this new restaurant on the HH scene. The waiter was gracious and accommodating and the food was delicious. I had the shrimp and grits and they were wonderful - a new take on an old favorite they came with mushrooms/asparagus/peas/andouille and did not seem heavy or too "creamy". One daughter (vegetarian) enjoyed the Basil Farotto and the other the swordfish and loved it. The side of broccoli/sunchoke was also great and the ratatouille excellent. We all had dessert - the banana pudding was the winner there. We will be back next year."
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Red Fish specializes in excellent seafood and steaks with an upbeat Caribbean/Asian flair. A recipient of Wine Spectator Magazine's Best of Award of Excellence since 2001, Red Fish offers over 1300 wines from around the world for you to choose in our retail shop to enjoy with your meal (with a small corkage fee) or to take home.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We return to Redfish whenever we are in Hilton Head - if for no other reason than the shrimp/lobster burger! Aside from that, every meal I have had has been enjoyable - had the Cobia special the other night and it was very good, as was the Goat cheese salad. The Trix dessert is also wonderful and easily shared. My vegetarian daughter enjoyed the vegetable strudel. We'll be back next year. Service was fine - gave it a "good" only because we had to ask for bread couple of times."
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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With two floors of casual fine dining (as well as an outdoor deck), Red Pony Restaurant has clearly become the favorite destination for great food on Franklin's historic Main Street. Chefs Jason McConnell and Carl Schultheis have teamed up to create a fun, wide ranging menu utilizing the freshest locally grown produce, meats and seafood. The two chefs have worked together for six years and their diverse cooking styles appear in new items daily. Voted "Best New Restaurant 2006" by Southern Exposure Magazine, Red Pony's eclectic menu has been called "skillful in its simplicity while intriguing in its worldliness."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Took a group of 10 for graduation dinner and everyone enjoyed their food. Our server was a tiny bit brusque and had some strong words for one of the people bringing out our entrees, other that that it was great. Sorry they no longer have the mezzo platter to share as we really enjoyed that last time we were there but the brussel sprout appetizer and the calamari were excellent. The trout was also good as was the lobster BLT and the special seared scallops. The bread pudding - which was a coffee & donut bread pudding was a bit too sweet for me, but the dark chocolate cake and the creme brûlée were outstanding."
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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