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  • First Review
    November 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 22, 2015
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Waterbar is a seafood-centric restaurant located on the waterfront with spectacular panoramic views of the bay and city skyline, exceptional design, and a menu of the freshest sustainable fish and seafood. Featuring stunning outdoor (dog-friendly) dining on the waterfront patio, a relaxed atmosphere and floor-to-ceiling circular aquariums filled with an eye-catching array of fish and marine life from the Pacific Ocean Waterbar is not to be missed.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Shellfish
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"About 5th time there. Highlight this time - the Shrimp Cocktail. Great big shrimp and great cocktail sauce. Fantastic pappardelle. Great wine list as well. The tuna was good but not that great; and the bean gratin needs some work - more truffle flavor, and the beans could be more tender rather than as dried out as they were. I'll be back - that outside patio once it's warm at night..."
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2003
Special Features: romantic, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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A word from The Fly Trap<br />Melding the modern and the classic, Chef Hoss Zaré brings vibrant flavors to the historic Fly Trap Restaurant. Chef Zaré’s menu draws inspiration from across the Mediterranean and his Persian/Azeri heritage to showcase ingredients from San Francisco’s local markets.<br />At The Fly Trap, guests can enjoy a bustling neighborhood happy hour, dine casually at the communal tables, or delight in the elegant main dining area. An artisan cocktail list, innovative desserts, eclectic wine list and a warm, genuine sense of hospitality appeal to the neighborhood and out-of-town guests. The Fly Trap is located in the South of Market area, just 2 blocks from the Moscone Center.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Second time there...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had a great experience the first time - so went back to try some more. We selected 6 dishes from the small plate choices, and then the brussel sprouts side dish. First - 7 dishes was definitely more food and calories than needed - these dishes are rich! Some were great - for us it was the naan and bone marrow, while some dishes were rich or even too rich while still missing something to make them taste great. The wine list is weighed towards old world - given this food, more bold new world reds would be welcomed. Great service overall."
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies
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For serious steak-connoisseurs, Benjamin is a must visit. The restaurant, located in the heart of Manhattan, offers the finest and carefully selected prime USDA meat, dry aged to perfection. Wide selection of wines and vintages for pairing. The 5,000 square foot restaurant features a ten-foot working fireplace, rich chocolate brown leather seating, oak wood paneling, vaulted decorative ceiling, and modern brass amber toned chandeliers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Standard Steakhouse Fare
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/11/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/11/2015
 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
"Though we had an early reservation, it was impressive to see how busy this place became soon after opening. I am not sure why. The tables are a bit close together, though the room is noisy enough so you won't hear much from the next table. And while the steaks were flavorful, both of ours were not done as requested - a medium rare came out medium and a medium came out medium rare. Sent it back - it came out well done. Ah well. The vegetables sides - well, steamed broccoli is just that - no oil or seasoning for flavors. The wine list is reasonable for a steakhouse - though some reds had a three fold over retail mark up. Lots of service staff - perhaps more than needed - once the steaks arrived, at least three different people came over to ask how the meal was."
Dined on 2/11/2015
 2003
Special Features: notable wine list
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Savor a unique dining experience at Seasons, with signature dishes featuring the distinctive tastes and textures of the Carolinas. We use the finest products from local farms, mountain lakes and coastal waters to create a menu reflecting the flavors and rich traditions of our region. Our special seasonal menu includes the freshest natural ingredients available in our local markets. We’re also proud to offer award-winning craft beers by world-class breweries from across North Carolina.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/26/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/26/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/26/2015
 2003
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Modern Japanese Comfort Food by Chef Yo Matsuzaki<br /><br />We want our guests to have an experience not just a meal. We encourage sharing and utilization of our highly trained and educated staff.<br /><br />Omakase- I'll leave it to you. Let Chef or your server decide!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Total Excellence
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Wow - 2nd visit. Tried some dishes I loved the first time and several new ones. Everything was just great. The robato steak skewers - perfection. The rock shrimp - shared three of these between the two of us. While others praise the Sushi - these cooked dishes are all so fantastic I've never even tried the sushi. This one dumpling dish suggested by the waiter - another Wow. Way better than you'd guess from the modest description in the menu. Will be back."
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Proof is a wine-centric restaurant serving Modern American cuisine.<br /><br />The casual, elegant feel to this Penn Quarter destination is reflected throughout Executive Chef Haidar Karoum’s menu. Proof showcases the best local, organic and sustainable ingredients in clean, beautiful preparations, an extensive international selection of cheese and charcuterie, as well as a wine list containing over 40 by-the-glass selections and 1,000 different bottles. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Have been many times. That ultra strong red wine list. And several great small plates that work so well."
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2003
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From the gracious service to South Florida’s widest selection of fresh seafood, City Fish Market’s comfortable, neighborhood atmosphere is a relaxing retreat. The restaurant sits on a sparkling man-made lake and welcomes guests to enjoy the view, with the soothing blues and clean whites of the decor creating a relaxed environment. With plenty of television sets, the welcoming bar and lounge area is the perfect place to watch a game, catch up on the latest news or relax with a cocktail before dinner. Nightly live music provides the perfect ambiance for a memorable dining experience. Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of City Fish Market!<br /><br />Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, with retail hours daily.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fish and Shellfish aplenty
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great breadth for both Fish and seafood lovers. A bit pricey but fair - and great fresh oysters and clams. And the wine list is also pretty reasonable - though about 3x retail for a mark up. One glitch - server forgot one order of oysters so they came at the end of our meal..."
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2003
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Thasos Greek Taverna's focus is on fresh seafood and meats cooked on our wood fire grill & rotisserie along with seasonal vegetables featuring flavors of the Mediterranean. Our goal is to provide a unique dining experience, in a casual chic atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Quickie
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had a flight to catch - with barely enough time to get to Thasos for a quick bite before heading to the airport. It was about 545 - so the place was empty. They were very accommodating - ensuring rapid service, the food we ordered came out quick, and the check soon after. Those lamb meatballs. And the Taramasalata were the highlights. I'd prefer less sweetness in my eggplant salad however... In and out in plenty of time to not worry about the traffic en route. What's more - one of the spreads was spoiled and the manager came over and promised to do something next visit to apologize for this."
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list
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Post 390 puts a contemporary twist on seasonally inspired dishes that reflect Chef Eric Brennan’s passion for fresh ingredients and unforgettable flavors. <br />On the first floor is the Tavern: a casual but sophisticated menu and atmosphere, with a 25-seat bar and high top and banquette seating area, warmed by a beautiful four-sided fireplace. A massive wrought iron staircase connects the energy of the first floor with the Dining Room on the second floor. <br />Here, guests can have a more refined dining experience, and enjoy our large, open kitchen, wine displays, two private dining rooms, additional fireside dining and views of landmarks like Copley Place, Trinity Church and the Hancock Tower. <br />Located in the Clarendon Building, on the corner of Clarendon and Stuart Streets at the site of the former Back Bay Post Office Annex, Post 390 is perfectly situated within walking distance of the South End and Back Bay neighborhoods.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Second time there - but this time was a disappointment. Went for a flatbread - but this time it came out kinda soggy - undercooked dough and too much stuff which didn't work for flavors - the fig / arugula combination. The first time was far better - tells me the Chef needs to ensure his team all know how to do it right. Otherwise...
Beautiful room though. Attentive server."
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2003
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Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Fort Myers. The Veranda will take you away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life to a bygone era of Antebellum charm. The Veranda"s romantic setting in two turn-of-the-century homes, combined with our Southern Regional Cuisine, an extensive wine list, and first class service staff will provide you with the most unique dining experience in Southwest Florida. Celebrating our 36th year in business, The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area. Join us and experience the romance, the history and the charm that is the Veranda!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Traditional French dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Consistent with others - the room is meant for looking upscale. The wine list has a reasonable selection though vintages are not listed - which is a sign that they are not as serious about the wines to those who care in selecting. Our meals were good - standard well done traditional French - e.g. escargot in a puff pastry, French onion soup with gruyere, and so on. Reasonable for a night in the area."
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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