kbny
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    May 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 26, 2014
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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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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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