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  • Review Count
    23
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    December 23, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 14, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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Welcome to Siena at the Courtyard in downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, a fun casual Italian/American gathering place. Always fresh and seasonal, our eclectic menu features brick oven pizza, steak, seafood and pasta. Our menu is complemented by a 50+ bottle wine list and specialty martinis. Enjoy a cozy meal by the fireplace in the winter or soak up the sun on our patio during the spring and summer. We offer happy hour every day with food and drink specials. We also have a private room for parties, meetings, and family events. Siena is celebrated year round for its cuisine, hospitality, setting and service.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2013
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2013
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Modeled after the great big city grills of the 30s and 40s, Daily Grill serves traditional American fare. Featuring Genuine Angus Steaks and Chops, Fresh Seafood, Classic Cobb and Caesar Salads, Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie and not-to-be-missed Desserts, all served in a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere by servers that really care about the guest's experience. We also boast the best Martini and Happy Hour in town. Located in the heart of The Shops on El Paseo, home to some of the Palm Springs area’s most famous shops, Daily Grill is at the corner of El Paseo and Monterey Avenue. From I-10, exit South at Monterey Avenue (Rt. 74) and travel appx. 7 miles to El Paseo. From Monterey, turn east on El Paseo and drive one block. A Private Dining Room seating up to 28 guests is the perfect place for business meetings or family celebrations. Dine-in and Take-out is available.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Lunch Spot on El Paseo
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"varied menu; good energy; nice but not too much so; good food. All in all a positive experience ."
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2013
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Famed for its award-winning tamales, housemade tortillas and selection of artisan tequila; Adobe Grill is an authentic regional Mexican dining experience located at La Quinta Resort & Club in the Palm Springs area. Adobe Grill is decorated in a traditional Oaxacan motif, highlighted by a ten foot tequila display, a double sided fireplace with a mosaic finish. Sliding patio doors allow the dining room and outdoor patio to become one. Let our master tequilero create a signature margarita from one of more than 100 tequilas. On weekends, we feature live music on the open air plaza in the heart of La Quinta Resort; come relax and take pleasure in the one of a kind surroundings.<br /><br />Our popular Sunday: Enjoy a wonderful buffet which includes your first margarita and a mariachi trio. Seatings from 11am - 2pm.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Step it up guys
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Many other hotels, airports and other places with "captive" audiences are stepping it up; why can't they do it at Adobe Grill? It's not horrible but it's absolutely nothing to write home about. There's a Mexican place about 5 minutes away from La Quinta Hotel (Las Casuelas) which would have been half the price and has better food. Let's go guys step it up!!"
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2013
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The Social is Castle Pines’ newest restaurant. Our focus is on creating remarkable globally inspired dishes utilizing socially responsible sourced products. At The Social you will find a rotating seasonally inspired menu that captures the bounty of every season. Join us for Dinner Monday-Saturday, or on the weekends for Brunch.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Pretty Good if you're a local
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The best thing about The Social is the room and the surrounding development - very attractive and interesting. Food is ok - not bad- just not very good. Service was ok also - they try hard but they really don't know much about food, wine, etc. But kudos for the effort. If you're a local it's worth going to but I wouldn't make this a destination spot."
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2013
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The name Hapa is derived from the Hawaiian term that describes a harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures. Like our name, our food reflects this dynamic combination. The menu is based on traditional Japanese cooking fundamentals which are then amplified, muted, or mixed with influences from many different sytles of cooking until they are something completely new: they're Hapa. We have stretched the boundaries of creativity to develop dishes that defy all the rules while holding true to our roots. We hope you will find our menu innovative, uninhibited, and distinctly fun!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Cool place; great sushi in DTC
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/19/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/19/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food was, as usual, very good and Hapa almost always has a fun vibe and cool ambience. We had a horrible waiter though - which is atypical - but it won't keep us from going back."
Dined on 03/19/2014
 2013
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Linger, the second concept behind Root Down's Chef/Owner Justin Cucci is located in Denver's Lower Highlands neighborhood. Linger’s vibrant menu reflects a broad farm-to-street sensibility with a spin on traditional ethnic eats. Design elements can be described as a purposeful contradiction featuring reclaimed boxcar floors, a brick ellipse, a Lite Brite bar top and infinity windows with incredible views into downtown Denver. The food, the service, the story combine to extract a feeling. Linger is like a mixtape, and we hope it connects. We’re not trying to reinvent food -- it’s simpler than that. We hope to elicit a feeling – like you get when you hear your favorite song. <br />Linger now offers lunch!!!! Tuesday - Friday 11:30 am till 2:30 pm.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Also great for lunch!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Linger is one of the best spots in town - fun and interesting menu, vibrant scene, excellent architecture & design - all in all a strong winner. Then dessert at Little Man Ice Cream afterwards. Doesn't get much better...."
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2013
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Modern Mexican Cuisine . Tequila Bar . Year-Round Rooftop Tequila Lounge<br /><br />At La Sandia, internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval uses innovative culinary techniques and fresh, local ingredients to raise authentic Mexican recipes to new heights. Enjoy Chef Sandoval's modern Mexican flavors with selections from our Tequila Bar - we offer over 100 varieties of tequila, as well as handcrafted margaritas. Warm, Latin-inspired service will round out your experience at La Sandia. <br /><br />Please note that, due to extremely high demand, we are not able to take reservations for rooftop or patio seating. Rooftop and patio seating are available on a first come, first serve basis.<br /><br />We look forward to seeing you at La Sandia. Buen provecho y salud!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fun, cool bar and great guac!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2013
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
"La Sandia is a good - not great - but definitely good spot with a menu which tries to vary from the standard and does it fairly well. Also the fresh guacamole tableside is delectable. Plus if you like tequila, that's a good place to be. All in all worth going."
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2013
0points
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We are an elegant, modern Chinese restaurant known for our light, Asian-Fusion inspired cuisine. Our menu also features a wide selection of modern Chinese classics including stir-fry's and fresh seafood, as well as a large assortment of small plate appetizers. Our ultra-comfortable lounge has an outstanding selection of wines by the glass and bottle, in addition to premium cocktails for your enjoyment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great menu & cool vibe
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/03/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/03/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Jing has an eclectic and interesting menu from sushi to Chinese to fusion. Always something interesting to try. Also the vibe there is cool - the bar is dark and sexy; the dining room is bright and stylish. Great place in DTC."
Dined on 03/03/2014
 2013
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Welcome to Siena at the Courtyard in downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, a fun casual Italian/American gathering place. Always fresh and seasonal, our eclectic menu features brick oven pizza, steak, seafood and pasta. Our menu is complemented by a 50+ bottle wine list and specialty martinis. Enjoy a cozy meal by the fireplace in the winter or soak up the sun on our patio during the spring and summer. We offer happy hour every day with food and drink specials. We also have a private room for parties, meetings, and family events. Siena is celebrated year round for its cuisine, hospitality, setting and service.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Best Restaurant in Castle Rock
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Eclectic and creative menu from high end seafood to simple Italian to burgers even. Good wines; cool room. All in all a great place and worth the trip."
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2013
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