NJgrandma
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  • Review Count
    8
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    April 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 21, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
NJgrandma's Reviews
 
Bring Dad out for a Great Steak Dinner for Father's Day! Reservations still available.<br /><br />Danny's is now open for lunch!! Come in for our Express Lunch, Panini's, Wraps, Salads, Apps and so much more!!<br /><br />Every night is a great night at Danny's. Join us for dinner or a celebration. Start off with our Filet Mignon Spring Roll or Sweet Spicy Shrimp. Dive into our Honey Roasted Pecan, Pears and Gorgonzola Salad, perfect for sharing. We offer Filet Mignon, Grass Fed Ribeye, Roasted Stuffed Bone In Chicken, Fall-off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs, Salmon with Lump Crab Hollandaise, just to name a few and of course, our Sushi. <br /><br /> Hope to see you here soon!!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had dinner here prior to a show. We enjoyed a meal here about a month ago so expected to do so again. The ribs were very good but the chicken franchese was not. It was a huge portion (2 big breasts) but it was very thick and the sauce was also thick & gloppy. The chicken was tough. Chicken franchese should be pounded thin with a delicate sauce. Ordered a salad with dressing on the side. Came with the dressing on the salad & way too much. Should have sent it back but hate to make a fuss especially when dining with others. Although the waitress was pleasant, she seemed untrained. Will think twice before returning."
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
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Il Violino was established in 1993 by the Mariani family. They are from Villa Santa Maria, a little town in the heart of Italy (Abruzzo) known as La patria dei cuochi (chefs from this town have been executives at the Vatican, the White House, embassies and top restaurants and cruise lines around the world). Il Violino has been one of the original Lincoln Center Italian restaurants and, in these days, one of the few still in operation. <br />The chef Vincenzo Mariani, formerly the executive chef at Monsignore (one of the top restaurant in New York City in the 70’s and 80’s), leaded the kitchen with his international experience and created an original and innovative Italian menu. <br />In 2009 the owner, with the help of his young cousin from Venice, decided to write a new page. The restaurant has been renovated and transformed into a Trattoria: a warmer and cozier ambiance, one of those that you can easily find in any small town in Italy.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
convenient to Lincoln Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Had lunch here before a Lincoln Center matinee. Food was good, nothing special. They do have a very reasonable lunch special - $19 soup or salad, an entree, glass of wine & coffee or tea. You can't beat the price but personally, I'd rather spend more elsewhere and have more interesting food."
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2003
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Delivering the bounty of the eastern shore line to the Upper West Side is Ed’s Chowder House, a new restaurant by Chef Ed Brown (chef/owner of Michelin Star-rated restaurant eighty one) and China Grill Management. Inspired by the ports of the East Coast, Brown’s refined yet unpretentious take on authentic “sea shack cuisine” features signature seafood in a vibrant, energetic setting complete with a raw bar and a full-service Chowder Bar serving crisp cocktails, cold microbrews, namesake chowders, steamers, lobster rolls and more.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Perfect before Lincoln Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2003
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
"Had lunch before the ballet. Couldn't have been more convenient. Had the lunch special - 1/2 lobster roll, little cup of NE chowder & french fries. All were yummy. Lobster roll had big chunks of lobster. Also had
Really good drinks. Something called a rhumba. Will definitely be back next time we go to Lincoln Center. Would also like to try it for dinner.
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Dined on 6/04/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Cara Mia restaurant is a neighborhood treasure in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan. Minutes from Times Square, locals and tourists alike flock to this Italian trattoria which features delicious homemade pastas, fresh meats and seafood, as well as an extensive wine list. Cara Mia's cozy and intimate atmosphere are the perfect location for a romantic dinner.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Hells Kitchen find
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Tiny place near theatres. Food was very good, attractively plated and reasonably priced. Service was good. Waitress was pleasant just very busy. Had a nice bottle of Malbec for $34. $19.99 fixe price dinner was plenty of food. Would return next time we are in the area"
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Basil T's is one of New Jersey's first Brewpubs, featuring award winning handcrafted ales, 2002 and 2003 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winner. An open antipasto bar in the center of the dining room is the staring point of our interesting Italian menu. The menu features Brick Oven Pizza, Italian Regional Specialties, including pasta, risotto, meat and fish. Basil T's is Zagat rated and considered one of Monmouth counties best bars. Basil T's Mug Club is the largest in America with 1,000 members. Basil's serves 60 Italian Estate wines by the glass and has 6 Plasma TV's for the perfect view. Come and enjoy 19 years of Red Bank. Basil T's.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
What a deal on Monday nights
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Not on the menu, but found out word of mouth that Basil's has a Monday night special - $15 for soup or salad (a huge ceasar), a great burger & fries and a glass of wine or one of their beers. This is a delicious, well priced deal but you have to ask for it since it's not on the menu anywhere."
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Located in Miami Beaches #1 Trip Advisor ranked Boutique Hotel, 660 at The Angler’s is the perfect complement to the restored Deco property where it’s all about low-key and high-luxe. Deemed as a charming hideaway and delectable dining destination that evokes a memorable experience, 660 is complete with a regional American inspired menu and romantic enclaves behind the bougainvillea set for two. The tantalizing menu offers favorites such as fried chicken tacos, house made empanadas, fresh seafood and hand cut steaks and pork chops. 660 also features hand crafted specialty cocktails and an eclectic wine list. 660 is a neighborhood setting for sophisticated early morning dining to late night lounging. The Angler's Boutique Resort is a recipient of numerous honors including: The Expedia Travel Select Award for 2012, Ocean Drive Magazine's #2 voted Best Bloody Mary Brunch in South Beach and voted on Opentable as #6 Best Brunch in Miami!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Slightly off crazy so beach path
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A couple blocks from the craziness of South Beach (I view it as a good thing). Fri night only 1 other table. Cause for concern? Nope, just early for Miami. The food was excellent & service was casual but attentive. Sirloin steak served sliced, cooked as ordered & with a delicious mushroom risotto. Hubby really liked short ribs too. Had a wonderful bottle of Malbec which seemed reasonable @ $42. Only reason we didn't go back again is because there are so many places to try in the area. Would definitely return if we are in Miami beach again."
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Risorante Giorgia is located at 102 Ave of two Rivers, in the heart of Rumson, NJ, in a quiet neighborhood setting, a short distance from the beach. At Ristorante Giorgia, we want all of our customers to experience an authentic Italian dinner, cooked with the freshest of ingredients. After all, isn't that what Italian food is all about? Allora, mangia bene, vivi bene, e buon appetito. Chef and owner, Francesco Panucci
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice find in Rumson
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food at Restorante Giorgia was truly delicious. We shared a Caprese salad. The mozzarella was fresh & delicious & the tomatoes were very tasty for this time of year. The rack of lamb special was sensational. The seafood with black ink pasta was also sensational. Service was slow although the server was extremely pleasant. Will definitely return."
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Billy G's Bistro is "Stronger than the Storm" and has reopened its doors to the public for all to enjoy. Formerlly located in Long Branch and is now in Sea Bright. Serving the freshest ingredients with a few twists from the chef. Make your reservation today.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Food was yum service not so much
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"You can't beat the $25 fixed price dinner here. The food was delicious & the portions just right. Artichokes franchaise were delish, mussels too for apps. The chicken and crabcake entrees also really yummy. Only problem was the service. The servers were pleasant, just inefficient. Some plates would be cleared but he never came back for the rest of them. The owner (Billy?) was there but did nothing more than greet some customers. Would be better if he was a little more hands on when things are busy.
All in all, in spite of the service hiccups, I'd go back as the food is good & the price is right!
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Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
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