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    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 29, 2015
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Welcome to Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill. Rio Azul is not your typical Mexican Restaurant. They are Palm Springs only choice for traditional Mexican Cuisine, handcrafted with the best ingredients and served fresh and flavorful! The unique menu is certain to have something for every palate. Voted Best Mexican Restaurant 2012 by Palm Springs Life Readers & Best Margarita 2013!!! Prepare to be charmed by the colorful and deliciously vibrant atmosphere and wowed by the culinary creations of Executive Chef Ernesto Gastelum. Chef Gastelum’s cuisine is a magical combination of delicious fresh ingredients, and a philosophy of slow food preparation where everything is made to order and freshly prepared. As a result you have a dining experience that excites and delights your senses. Relax in our beautiful setting while Chef Gastelum and his team perfectly prepare your meal.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/29/2015
 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 enjoyed the fish tacos and the pork. Thought it was a little over priced but it was good."
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2006
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The Ayres family has been serving up fantastic Steaks, Chops, Ahi Sandwiches, Signature Salads and House-made Desserts for decades. Each location bears a lively atmosphere where friends and neighbors can be seen table-hopping while business associates hammer out important deals.<br><br>In Brea, we have an exquisite private dining room and a fabulous covered patio that can host private groups of up to 150 guests.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/17/2015
 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
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2006
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A French Bistro in the loading dock of the original Nabisco Biscuit Company Building, built in 1925, located in the arts district of downtown L.A., where Michelin-starred Chef Tony Esnault crafts the finest of dishes. Church&State opened in September of 2008 and has become a downtown institution.<br /><br />See the food through Chef Esnault's eyes on Instagram: CHEFTONYESNAULT<br /><br />Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Church-State-Bistro/10150169976495057 <br /><br />Follow us on Twitter! @ChurchStateLA<br /><br />Join us for "Church on Sunday" for a special Chef's prix fixe menu, only $52 per person. The Sunday menu is available on our website, updated each Saturday night. Our regular menu is not available on Sundays.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Short order is a celebration of over thirty years of friendship and culinary collaboration between Amy Pressman and Nancy Silverton. Highlighting their shared passion of bringing the best seasonal ingredients to the table, each menu item at Short order is crafted emphasizing locally raised, organic, artisanal and handmade products. This restaurant is Amy and Nancy’s showcase for foods prepared the way they personally love to eat. Short Order represents their comfort in the simplicity of cooking as they would in their own homes.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Pickels
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Liked the fried pickles but a full order was too much. The batter kept them from being greasy but the coating was too much."
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2006
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JT Schmid’s was established in 1997 on a simple premise – to offer a splendid variety of the finest California cuisine and microbrews under one roof. We also wanted to create an atmosphere that was warm & inviting, thus our dedication to craftsmanship is reflected in our comfortable yet lively surroundings. And, because we take pride in our brewing process and delicious food, we have displayed our brewery and kitchen so that you might enjoy watching our Chef and Brew master as they carefully work their magic. It is our sincere hope that our commitment to quality will make us your favorite brewery and premier eatery in Orange County. California Cuisine best describes our diverse menu. We offer cuisine from all corners of the world. The centerpiece of our kitchen is a wood-burning brick oven which generates gourmet pizza and other of the Chef’s creations. Other specialties include Seared Ahi, Sweet Potato Fries, Jambalaya, and Steaks & Seafood.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2006
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JT Schmid’s was established in 1997 on a simple premise – to offer a splendid variety of the finest California cuisine and microbrews under one roof. We also wanted to create an atmosphere that was warm & inviting, thus our dedication to craftsmanship is reflected in our comfortable yet lively surroundings. And, because we take pride in our brewing process and delicious food, we have displayed our brewery and kitchen so that you might enjoy watching our Chef and Brew master as they carefully work their magic. It is our sincere hope that our commitment to quality will make us your favorite brewery and premier eatery in Orange County. California Cuisine best describes our diverse menu. We offer cuisine from all corners of the world. The centerpiece of our kitchen is a wood-burning brick oven which generates gourmet pizza and other of the Chef’s creations. Other specialties include Seared Ahi, Sweet Potato Fries, Jambalaya, and Steaks & Seafood.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2006
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Pez Cantina the latest project by former Patina Chef and co-founder of Milk on Beverly, Bret Thompson. Located on Bunker Hill Downtown Los Angeles, walking distance from Disney Concert Hall and downtown theater center Pez Cantina is a sustainable Coastal Mexican style restaurant and bar serving the freshest sea to land dishes in an oasis type atmosphere. Inspired by his travels to Loreto, a sleepy fishing town in Baja California Mexico, and his marriage into a Mexican family, Bret captures the complexity and spirit of the food he’s developed a strong love and passion for. Pez Cantina’s menu offers a glimpse of the many distinct regions of Mexico, from Baja to Oaxaca to the Yucatan Peninsula. Items like assorted chili oils, fresh ceviches/cocteles, sizzling meat platters and the crunchiest fish tacos please the senses. A fine-tuned cocktail selection along with a California focused wine list and craft beers round out the Pez Cantina menu.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
The Emperor's New Clothes
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2006
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I always laugh when I see a review where the person comments if I could give zero stars I would and now I just had that experience. We were given our menus and left to ponder what they had. The waiter shows and asked if we wanted to order. We asked for drinks and he left for drink menus. Got those, and after wiping off the one covered in salsa, we made our selections. Watered down and no alcohol weren't mentioned in the descriptions. We ordered chips and salsa. The chips are $3.00 with one salsa and $2.00 more for an additional salsa. What a waste of money. The chips were probably made a few days ago since they were hard. They weren't worth $3.00. The person that brought the salsa said we made great selections. Wrong. We had to send back the peanut salsa since it tasted burnt and was inedible. The server warned us not to get it and that was the only advice he ever gave. We didn't know what to order but we were treated like we were familiar with the menu. Would it have been too much trouble to have the server explain the menu? We asked about one of the salads and the server didn't know what it was. He had to go ask. Since we didn't know what to get, we stayed with what we thought would be safe- tacos. We got several and they were given to us with no explanation of which was which. Bite into them and look at the meat and go this must be fish and that must be chicken. The one like leather might have been pork or beef tongue. The table next to us kept praising what they had and we were puzzled if we ordered off a different menu. I hate to say it but chain restaurants and mom and pop taco stands have better food and better service. Why is this place getting such great reviews?"
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2006
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The Ayres family has been serving up fantastic Steaks, Chops, Ahi Sandwiches, Signature Salads and House-made Desserts for decades. Each location bears a lively atmosphere where friends and neighbors can be seen table-hopping while business associates hammer out important deals.<br><br>In Brea, we have an exquisite private dining room and a fabulous covered patio that can host private groups of up to 150 guests.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Paula provided way excellent service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We ate in the bar area and were very happy with the service provided by Paula. She made sure everything was perfect for us. The drinks were way excellent and she made great suggestions on the menu items. We'll be back but only if Paula is there."
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2006
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Stella Barra, an artisanal pizzeria highlighting Chef Jeff Mahin's knack for baking and utilizing fresh farmers market ingredients, located on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. In addition to Mahin’s signature pizzas, the menu boasts a selection of small plates, house salads and sandwiches as well as a daily Chef’s Plates menu featuring house-made pastas, crudos, simply prepared proteins and seasonal vegetables. Hand-crafted breakfast items, fresh pastries and a selection of breads to go are also available from a breakfast counter located in the front of the restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/08/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/08/2015
 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
Dined on 3/08/2015
 2006
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It was in May of 1989 that we at Off Vine Restaurant first opened our broad oak door to the guests we have come to welcome as friends and family from around Hollywood and around the world. Our home was built in 1908 in the arts & crafts style, the hallmark of comfort and fine handicraft on a very human scale. We have taken the Arts & Crafts sensibility as our own. We serve California American cuisine with an homage to the comfort foods, unstinting portions and simple elegance of the finest home kitchens across the country. And we serve it for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Come enjoy us whatever mood you"re in: a cozy rendezvous by the fireplace, a friendly meal in our vine-wrapped outdoor garden or a celebration with all your friends and family in our private room upstairs with views of the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park Observatory. Walking distance from the Pantages Theatre, the Arc-Light Theatres, and Palladium we are proud to be in the heart of Hollywood
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Sunday brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/08/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/08/2015
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great patio for lunch. Enjoyed the banana bread that they served before the meal. Food was nothing out of the ordinary. We were told to order the soufflé in advance since it took 30 minutes to make and it still took 30 minutes after we finished eating to get it. It was good but almost made us late for a play. Uneven service. We had bottomless mimosas and watched a waiter repeatedly walk past us as he filled his own tables ignoring us. Our waiter filled his tables but still seemed to forget we were there. The owner was very personable and did a better job filling glasses than the waiters."
Dined on 3/08/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch
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