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  • Review Count
    42
  • Helpfulness Votes
    22
  • First Review
    May 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 24, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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The Dal Rae is the Southern California restaurant where 1950s classics still reign. Lobster Thermidor, Pepper Steak, Chateaubriand, Prime Rib, Fresh Fish, Rack of Lamb, Steak Diane and Cherries Jubilee prepared tableside are among more than 100 items on a truly retro menu, complete with some of the city's best martinis. Opened in 1958, the Dal Rae has maintained its original atmosphere, too, right down to a piano bar with live entertainment. And, most important, it has preserved a tradition otherwise found only in private clubs -- knowing its customers by name and treating them like the most important people in the whole wide world. The Dal Rae is located close to the 5 freeway and half-way between LA County, Orange County and The Valley. It is a perfect location for business meetings or entertaining friends and family.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This classic restaurant is outstanding in every aspect. Service by our waitperson, Dawn was outstanding. Before to have the classic Caesar Salad, prepared by the restaurant manager, who is so personable and wonderful. From the initial greeting upon entering the restaurant, to the fine food and service, it was a wonderful, memorable experience. Job well done."
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Ristorante Rumari (Italian for "Restaurant of the Sea") is one of the most popular restaurants in Laguna Beach. It is popular for three primary reasons. First because of its fine Italian soul food. Second because of its location, away from the traffic and congestion of downtown Laguna. This makes it especially popular with the local residents of Laguna as well as those who have been referred by a friend, business associate or concierge at one of Laguna's many boutique hotels. There is abundant street parking as well as a small free lot behind the restaurant. (If you have ever tried to find a parking space in downtown Laguna you will appreciate Rumaris' location) The third reason this restaurant is so popular, and some say the most important reason is the Crivello Family, Vincenzo and Massimo and their mother Bina and father Antonio. Rumari is truly a "Family Affair" and has been for more than 24 years!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2007
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
"It was very good and crowded. Very accommodating in food deviations, which I really appreciated. Pasta was very garlicy. and good. Service attentive. My friend got the risotto and she said was very good- and we got gelato for dessert which was good. Parking was challenging, but that is Laguna for you."
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
+1point
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At Ferrari's A'Roma Ristorante, it's all about great Italian food, attentive service and an atmosphere where you feel truly welcomed into our family.<br />We are the Ferrari's; Joey, Anthony, Adriana, Josie and Luigi. Together, with our professional staff, we offer you what we feel is an exquisite dining experience.<br />Once you taste "La Vera Cucina Italiana" you will be tempted back again and again.<p>Join us in the intimate "Ferrari Bar" for your favorite cocktail or a glass of wine from our hand selected list. For more information about us, please visit our website.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Incredible, memorable experience. Food is always great and the service outstanding. You can't ever miss with this fantastic restaurant. Enjoy..."
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Great for steak and so much more… Black Angus Steakhouse has built its reputation on providing a Genuine American Steakhouse experience to remember. Our Chefs are proud to serve only Black Angus steaks that are carefully aged, fresh-cut daily, and grilled over an open flame.<br /><br /><br /><br />Our other specialties include a variety of succulent seafood, fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs and our famous slow-roasted Prime Rib. Whatever you're craving, we pride ourselves at Black Angus Steakhouse for superior quality, friendly service, and great food. It's more than a tradition - it's our passion every day. Black Angus offers a full array of menu items that are naturally gluten free. Ask for their Gluten Free Trail Map.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
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
"I often come here for dinner, and a group of us tried it for lunch. They have a comprehensive lunch menu including a myriad of dishes - from steak to fish to chicken. Nicely prepared and great service by Laurie."
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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At Ferrari's A'Roma Ristorante, it's all about great Italian food, attentive service and an atmosphere where you feel truly welcomed into our family.<br />We are the Ferrari's; Joey, Anthony, Adriana, Josie and Luigi. Together, with our professional staff, we offer you what we feel is an exquisite dining experience.<br />Once you taste "La Vera Cucina Italiana" you will be tempted back again and again.<p>Join us in the intimate "Ferrari Bar" for your favorite cocktail or a glass of wine from our hand selected list. For more information about us, please visit our website.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Love this outstanding neighborhood, family owned Italian restaurant. The food, service and ambiance is flawless. Dom, our waiter was a true professional and both pasta and meat dishes sensational. A wonderful gem and one of the best Italian restaurants in North Orange County. A must try"
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
+1point
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Lakeview Bistro, serving classic American food - appetizers, delicious salads, sandwiches, classic bistro style entrées - all in a unique casual setting by our tranqual indoor lakes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful Buffet
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"There are so many wonderful things going on with this restaurant - from the incredible lunch buffet, encompassing salads, soups, pasta, poultry, meats and cookies, to the warm, professional and gracious greeting from Monica; superior, knowledgeable and incredible service by Alfredo, it was a joy for us to dine here and partake of this wonderful and noteworthy experience. This is the place to go for lunch - great food, great staff and nice scenery in a classic setting."
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
+1point
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Satis Bistro offers an eclectic European menu with several Italian, Spanish and French favorites among others. Satis is a casual dining establishment, open Tuesday-Sunday that offers wine and tapas bar in addition to a full menu. Also enjoy spacious outdoor seating seasonally on the terrace.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Needs Improvement
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Upon entering the restaurant and providing our Open Table reservation, we were provided our menus to peruse and literally throughout the course of our dining experience, never saw the waiter again. The order was taken, no effort made to request any wine or alcoholic beverages and the fine service by the bus staff was undertaken, but no effort was made to inquire about how we were enjoying our experience or food was undertaken. Consequently, although our food items – chicken and pork chop and tomato salad and shrimp was delicious, our sub par service of,being ignored was unacceptable and disappointing . When inquiring about whether a manager on duty was present, a card was thrust our way to discuss further. Terribly disappointing."
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
+3points
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"Chelsea's best kept secret..."<br /><br />An unexpected find on a busy Chelsea block, this bi-level gem offers killer Italian fare with seasonal ingenuity in a modern and attractive space overseen by a spot on staff. And the upstairs, speakeasy/bordello-like quarters serves up impressive red meats and pastas in an atmosphere rivaling that of the 1930's. Either way, a sexy vibe and genial staff make either floor a perfect date pick.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Katie was fantastic- service in every aspect was truly noteworthy. Food outstanding- scampi, veal, meatballs, pasta and the 21 layer dessert sensational - a true NYC landmark and a must try and dine."
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
+1point
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Dine with a view at Vu, one of the next-generation Jersey City restaurants. Featuring cuisine with a flair. Your exceptional experience will be capped off with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. After dining at one of the most spectacular restaurants in Jersey City, enjoy a cocktail at Vu Lounge. Sip a martini or one of our exceptional wines while enjoying the activity of New York Harbor as Lady Liberty keeps watch.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Service well done. Food was was excellent including wonderful salmon and pork chop. Tomato soup classic very tasty. A must visit restaurant with a special feel to it."
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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Located in historic Old Towne Orange, Ways & Means cuisine features fresh, sustainably-caught seafood and seasonal ingredients. Inspired by classic oyster bars and fish houses found in coastal cities around the world, the restaurant also offers tender, prepared-exactly-how-you-like-it aged steaks, plus a rotating mix of East and West-coast oysters at its oyster bar.<br /><br />The innovative wine list, which complements the coastal influenced cuisine, features selections from Europe to Australia and California to South Africa. It offers guests affordable wines by the glass, as well as more extensive offerings by the bottle. The thoughtful bar program includes classic cocktails prepared with a twist and premium beers. <br /><br />Desserts are not an afterthought. In fact, you may want to come for the desserts alone.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fantastic Experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Finally, a first rate, outstanding restaurant in Downtown Orange. One that rivals the finest Los Angeles restaurants. Run, don't walk to this incredible culinary experience where you are warmly & graciously greeted by Kate. Menu is concise, yet each carefully selected and expertly chosen item is so well put together. Our waiter Aaron - also very warm and accommodating to our individual needs/wants,without hesitation was able to craft a perfect dining experience from start to finish. Caesar salad - original; bread- freshly prepared; duck breast - amazing/cooked to perfection;clams in wine sauce - mouth watering; dessert - wonderful. Parnell, one of the owners was so warm and gracious. This team truly cares about your dining experience."
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.