kbny
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    June 22, 2014
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    September 29, 2014
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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 9/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/27/2014
 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
"Never had a bad meal here! The sushi special was amazing, loved the branzino and my daughter the swordfish with crab/sweet potato hash. We also enjoyed the heirloom tomato salad and the beet with frisee & goat cheese. No room for dessert but what a great meal!"
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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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 Turkish food, service.....
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went with group of people from work. First of all, food was excellent, as always. Wonderful mezze with Choban (Shepard) salad with feta, hummus, eggplant with tomato, green beans, etc. The house made bread was very nice, and lots of it. Grilled octopus, outstanding. Service was friendly and attentive at first but wonder if our waiter lost interest in us when he realized no one was drinking? He seemed to have lost his charm as the evening wore on. Oh well, I'll be back for the food no matter."
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food" <br />Bernard Shaw <br /><br />The essence of Almayass is best described<br />"...when the hanging leaves dance to the rhythm of delicate breeze."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Lebanese food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I had been to Almayass before & will say I was a bit disappointed. Many pieces of toasted bread in basket were actually burned on one end, Almayass salad seemed overdressed. Labneh Toom and Mouhammara were very good, the sauteed Halloum was OK and the bronzini was OK. Nothing really stood out as I remember it did when I was last there about 18 months ago. Also, it was very noisy. I will probably go back in hopes it was just an "off" night."
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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One of America’s most acclaimed and popular restaurants, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Cafe serves robustly flavored, seasonal American cuisine in a relaxed setting of casual elegance. We offer full lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus with daily specials in the dining room and at the bar. As Danny Meyer’s first restaurant, Union Square Cafe is the birthplace of a generation of widely lauded, award-winning restaurants, and an enormous number of world-renowned chefs. Union Square Cafe’s iconic food and gracious hospitality changed the restaurant landscape in New York City and continue to set the bar for excellence and innovation.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food, too noisy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Met with 3 old friends for dinner on a Wednesday evening. Enjoyed the Heirloom Greenmarket tomatoes with goat chess, and the King Salmon, the dessert (Blueberry Crumb Pie) was just "OK" - didn't bother finishing it - and the place was way too noisy. Hope when Danny Meyer moves he does something to dampen sound. It is very frustrating to meet with friend one hasn't seen in years & then have to work so hard to have a conversation."
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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With their 1858 landscaping plan under construction, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux began adding architectural features to their Park design. Around 1874, Vaux designed a two-story boathouse at the eastern end of the Lake. Here visitors could purchase refreshments, take boat rides, and watch other boats. After this wooden Victorian structure with sloping mansard roof burned down, the current Loeb Boathouse took its place in the 1950s. Today at the New York Boathouse visitors can enjoy a meal in any season, with overhead heating helping to extend as long as possible the pleasure of dining on the deck overlooking the Lake. Come visit a New York legend!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not just a room with a view!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Was a bit surprised at how good the food was. Often with the "scenic" restaurant comes the less than fine food. Loved the bread guy with5 different choices who circulated, was not hard to "flag down" and was not stingy! Very much enjoyed my heirloom tomato gazpacho and branzino with summer vegetables. My daughter liked the arugula/strawberry salad and loved the swordfish. No room for dessert. So pleasant to sit outside by "the water" and no noise of trucks passing by. A welcome NYC respite."
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea offers an unsurpassed Maine dining experience with spectacular ocean views from its intimate dining room or al fresco deck. The freshest local ingredients form the basis of our authentic Maine menu featuring the finest examples of classic regional fare prepared with Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich's international flare. Sea Glass serves breakfast, lunch and dinner year-round and an all-day snack menu. Hours vary by season.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Food!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We actually ate at Sea Glass twice and both times it was great. One night I had the Local tomatoes and my daughter the mixed greens followed by the Faroe Island Salmon and the Vegan Quinoa, both excellent. The next time I had the beets carpaccio and the Pollock and my daughter the mixed greens again and the Lobster Gnocchi - again, both excellent. We also got the roasted carrots one night but, even by NYC standards, I thought $8 for 6 tiny carrots was crazy. Desserts were also wonderful, especially the blueberry tart."
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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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
Excellent Turkish eatery
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/23/2014
 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
"I love, love this restaurant. Their house made bread is reason enough but the excellent Zturkish dishes that go with the bread are outstanding. Love the Shepard salad - so fresh & wonderfully spiced. The stuffed eggplant is excellent as is the grilled fish. Never have room for dessert, so can't speak to that. It's my UWS Turkish "go to" place. Only complaint is the service can be a bit slow for my NYC metabolism!"
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Perched at the top of Munjoy Hill in Portland’s East end, we are a chef-owned restaurant built on fresh market ingredients, friends, and family. Chef/owner David Iovino grew up in a family that valued coming together over food, and that tradition has carried forward as the foundation of Blue Spoon. We have fun in the kitchen, but we also couldn’t be more serious about what we do. That’s why we get our goods from the very best: Black Kettle Farm, Laughingstock Farm, Stone Cipher Farm, Fishbowl Farm, Freedom Farm, Valley View Farm eggs and meats, Wee Bit Farm beef and pork, Lankin’s Gorges Cheeses, Woolever Farm lamb, and Rick Tibbet’s mushrooms.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best meal in Portland
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We loved this place! Definitely farm to table with fresh, fresh ingredients and lite "processing". Beet & cucumber salad just that - slices of cucumber fanned around a heap of sliced beets drizzled with the goat buttermilk dressing. Amazing! My daughter & I both had the pan fried flounder over beans & corn - simply delicious. The sticky toffee pudding was unusual - looked like pie - and also amazing, of course the mound if REAL whipped cream didn't hurt a bit! I would go back in a minute - except I live in NYC."
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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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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