Matt
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    November 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 17, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.8
 
 
Matt's Reviews
 
Su-Th = 11:30am to 10:00pm <br />F-Sat = 11:30am to 1:00am <br /> <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice Spanish meal, need digital coupons!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Overall, my wife and I enjoyed a nice Spanish meal of tapas, which we had been craving for Valentine's Day! Our server was excellent, and the food was very good, especially the cheese-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon served with marmalade, and the Cadillac Sangria. My only suggestion is based on the fact that La Tasca emailed me a coupon for 25% off but would not accept it from my cell phone...it's time to join the 21st Century and go paperless!"
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Occupying adjacent spaces on Queen Street, Husk’s structures date back to the late 1800s. The main dining room, constructed in 1893, evokes the grandeur of Charleston, and speaks to the transformation of the city over time. Victorian details and turned columns were layered over the original Queen Anne-style façade through the years, and the buildings fell into disrepair until discovered by Husk ownership. The Neighborhood Dining Group President David Howard set into a motion an extensive remodeling effort of both. Although both buildings retain their antique charm and stately character, the renovations imbued each with a modern, minimalist theme. Like the reinterpreted food served within, each space has been laid bare, revealing reclaimed floors, original windows, and exposed brick throughout. The main house features an open kitchen with a wood-burning oven and dining room.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious Thanksgiving for hip, southern Pilgrims!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"My wife and I sneak away from home (where our family lives) every Thanksgiving to go on an extended "date"...one of my favorite meals is "traditional" Thanksgiving fare, while she could happily live without this feast! This year, we decided to explore Husk's spin on Thanksgiving, and we were not disappointed. Fortunately Husk archives their daily menus online so I am re-reading through our options while typing this! Let me start by saying that Husk prepared the most delicious turkey breast ("VA Heritage Bronze Turkey") I've every tasted, preparing it sous-vide. Their labor of love was evident, and even my wife enjoyed the results. All of the sides were extremely tasty, but paled in comparison to the turkey; well played Sean Brock! My wife went for a less traditional, yet even more delicious steak option ("TN Striploin* with Creamed Oyster Mushrooms'), making me wish the chef used creamed oyster mushrooms on my Benton’s Bacon Cornbread Dressing instead of the Black Pepper Sage Gravy which was quite nice. If I had one wish, it would be that Husk would make an exception for cranberries, which I'm guessing they avoid since they're not a "southern ingredient." I just REALLY love cranberries, and was curious how Husk would handle them...in the end, I have to respect their philosophy that “If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door." Our server Nikala was impeccably helpful, and enabled us to finish with only our ice creams (I now want to find a Bourbon-Vanilla Ice Cream milk shake) and take the baked portions of our desserts home in a brown bag, which included the world's best Pecan Tart which tasted amazing with our coffee the next morning! Thank you for a lovely evening, and keep up the great work!"
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Maple Ave Restaurant serves eclectic American Cuisine in the heart of Vienna, Virginia, blending Asian and French flavors. We are open 7 days a week. We serve lunch Monday to Friday, dinner all week and brunch Saturday and Sunday. We are humbled to have been included in Washingtonian"s top 100 restaurants in 2013 and 2014, as well as rated #1 restaurant by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2013.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
We love Maple Ave Restaurant.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My wife and I are lucky enough to reside in Vienna, VA near Maple Ave Restaurant, and have been huge fans of Tim and Joey since 2009 before they were using Open Table. When I learned that an old college friend who I had not hung out with in over 20 years lived nearby as well, I arranged a double date with him and his wife and am so glad we did. We had never been on a Tuesday night before, so were pleasantly surprised to learn about 1/2 priced bottles of wine! Our server was amazing (as usual) and super-fun...my wife and I usually have a standard order, but with 2 extra people we were able to add a few more small plates, and I must give a shout out to the burrata with walnut arugula pesto and green tomato jam that was recommended. Our server surprised us with a plate of seared crostinis, telling us she felt they were "must have for the burrata!" Wow, was she right...delicious for sure, and now we have to figure out how to sneak burrata into every one of our future meals at Maple Ave. As Tim and Joey will surely move on to world-wide acclaim in the future, I hope they will always be able to capture the happiness they've created in this funky little place! Lovingly, Matt & Teresa"
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Originally built in 1987 as Station 22 Restaurant, SALT is the newest incarnation of a Sullivan’s Island tradition. Located on the Middle Street strip “in the center of it all,” SALT offers an open air patio, sushi, raw bar, daily fresh fish specials, and signature cocktails.<br /><br />Guests will enjoy SALT's take on southern staples such as she-crab soup, shrimp and grits, and local fish carpaccio. The fresh fish board will feature the days catch with different dlicious preparations to choose from.<br /> <br />SALT retains the core of the original Station 22 traditions. Guests will still find the black and white photographs on the walls; the world-famous coconut cake is still proudly featured as well as whole fried flounder.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Our first Charleston acronym-themed restaurant!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Now that I teach, my wife and I sneak out of DC (where our family lives) every year for a Thanksgiving date, preferably to a town with great food...2014 = Charleston, and we stumbled upon Salt at Station 22 because we wanted to go for a beach walk at night on Sullivan's Island. So glad we made this last-minute reservation, because our waiter Joseph was very fun and helpful, and our dinner was brilliant. If you taste only one thing, go for the Blue Crab Beignets with Old Bay Aioli, or as Joseph joked "crab-stuffed donuts!" Guessing it won't be long before we see these on menus in Maryland (fingers crossed!) Anyhow, everything was on point, and it was the perfect start to our 3 day adventure in "Chucktown." Oh yeah, we've since learned that Charleston has tons of restaurants with seemingly simple names that are really acronyms, and SALT's was perfect: "Southern Attitude Lowcountry Taste.""
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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