CJCboston
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    April 25, 2014
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    August 6, 2014
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Welcome to The Kirkland Tap & Trotter Our food is simple, hearty and approachable. It is how Chef Maws cooks at home for friends and family. At the center of the kitchen is our hardwood grill where you can find us cooking up any of our options to share as well as other grilled fare. Tony has designed an affordable menu, making it easy to eat here often. Keeping with the theme of The Kirkland Tap & Trotter being an every night of the week establishment, beverage choices will also be representative of things we like to drink. We invite you to drop by after work to try something from our expansive beer list, a straight forward and delicious cocktail or one of our many wines by the glass with our usual preference toward wines with a bit of funk. We’re open for dinner seven days a week.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Sometimes a miss?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2003
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went with high expectations - both the Chef's rep - and these reviews - are generally great. But three out of our four dishes were only OK. The octopus salad was too vinegared, the Shrimp app was four medium sized shrimp in a way over-oiled preparation, and the roast chicken was undercooked with the tell tale pink. I might've ordered wrong - maybe this is for carnivores - the smoky aromas in the restaurant were sure inviting. And the room is a rustic charmer. Another limitation - the wine list is essentially all old world - not sure why us new worlders don't have even a small section to select from? Great beer list - so perhaps the spot for a burger and beer?"
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Celebrating our 10th year! Hillary & Ian welcome you to their intimate 26 seat BYOB featuring a daily changing seasonal menu. Our Sunday $40 five course prix fixe menu is available all year long. Awarded 3 bells from Philly Inquirer's food critic Craig Laban!<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Go!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/30/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/30/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Thanks OT - for a great find. I love the Philly BYOB tradition - for those of us who have a certain wine in mind and enjoy paying retail rather than some multiple above it. The food here was all total excellence. Beautifully plated as well. Depth of flavors. Attentive server with style. We went one evening and were the last to dine and enjoyed all that we had. Looking forward to another visit."
Dined on 7/30/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Cinquecento Roman Trattoria is a comfortable, energetic and inviting restaurant reminiscent of the neighborhood trattorias found in Rome. A spot that is perfect for a spontaneous night out, a special occasion or as your go-to spot for dinner and brunch. A perfect meeting place for all, as we offer complimentary parking in our adjacent lot. Located in the South End of Boston, Cinquecento offers a menu steeped in the Roman tradition of simplicity custom and comfort. We offer an extensive all Italian wine list, award winning cocktails, a secluded out door patio and a private dinning room. Enjoy Roman and Italian inspired cuisine described as "true to the Roman Style, simple dishes perfectly done" all served in a dining room like no other in Boston.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Almost great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Really appreciate both the large parking lot and great outdoor patio. The wine list focusses on Italians and I love a lot of Italian Reds but didn't recognize too many on this eclectic list. While all was good, my pasta dish was only good not amazing as I expected. I'd go again but more for the setting rather the pasta."
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2003
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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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
Wow x two
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Coming here for years - major fan of the wine list - amongst the best anywhere for New World Reds - some hard to find gems with their ultimate fruit. However - in prior years the food was an afterthought. I don't know if I've been ordering wrong or the Chef changed - but wow the food was equal to the wines this time - with some amazing dishes. I prefer the "firsts" on the list rather than the mains and they're a great collection of excellence. Will be back next DC visit. And our server was gentle and charming - to balance some of the other disappointed recent reviewers."
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2003
Special Features: hot spot, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Step into the spectacular 13,000-square-foot Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, and you'll know you've arrived. Del Frisco's is renowned for its luxurious style, prime beef and extensive cellar of more than 1,400 wine selections.<br /><br />The Houston location in the Galleria is the eighth Del Frisco's in the country, and patrons will marvel at the attention to detail in the sleek decor. Soaring windows overlook the swanky Galleria skyline and a second-story mezzanine features its own bar.<br /><br />Del Frisco's menu offers only the best selection of meats and seafood, with prime beef as its headliner. Other guest favorites include the Bone-in Ribeye, cold-water Australian lobster tails, jumbo lump crab cake appetizer with Cajun lobster sauce, and signature sides including spinach supreme and potato au gratin.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Again
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"One of the best and strongest wine lists anywhere. Unknown gems - just ask. The food - I'd say stick with the Steaks - venturing further is too often a disappointment in my view."
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2003
Special Features: notable wine list
0points
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Kajitsu serves Shojin cuisine--vegan Kaiseki, a traditional Japanese culinary practice that is the very origin of Japanese cuisine. All of our dishes are prepared from fresh, season vegetables, legumes, wild herbs, seeds and grains, chosen at the moment in the season that best reflects their flavor. At Kajitsu we make our delicious and wholesome dishes from high quality ingredients prepared with traditional Japanese culinary techniques.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Elegant and interesting
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Like many who have reviewed, I'm not a vegetarian but was intrigued by the positive comments here. We did the four course, which is plenty. Each course has mixtures of surprising and delicious tastes and textures. There is plenty of depth of flavor - sometimes subtle, sounds more assertive e.g. dark chocolate nibs within a vegetable medley. Only surprise was that the fourth course - a rice porridge was also a savory course. As most end with a sweet, be aware this is four savory courses. They have desserts available should you have room. If you are a sake fan the list is long - not surprisingly, this is not a destination for new world red wines. This isn't at the level of Juni - but for the style - this is totally worth a night."
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Juni is Chef Shaun Hergatt’s boutique restaurant celebrating the height of the season, within Manhattan’s Hotel Chandler [12 East 31st Street]. An intimate affair between the guest and the chef, the 50-seat restaurant offers a seasonally evolving menu showcasing the bounty of the harvest and ingredients when they are at their freshest and finest. Juni derives its name from the Latin word for “June,” the heart of the season.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wow and wow again
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Second visit in a month. A place to show how food can be creative, delicious, beautifully done and beautifully presented. Each dish has this depth of flavor that is always great, occasionally amazing."
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
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A Contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant featuring both innovative & classic preparations of the finest seafood available globally. The dining room at Ostra evokes a sense of style and sophistication in a comfortable and inviting setting. Ostra also offers a fine bar and lounge area featuring live piano entertainment. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Another winner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"No doubt OT readers know this is a fish focussed, Mediterranean style high dining newcomer. I was a fan of Avila - and now a fan of Ostra. The room has always been elegant - such high ceilings and windows. The wine list has breadth and while expectedly is shy on a lot of new world reds, has enough to keep those of us so inclined still happy. The octopus grilled with lemon and caper was perfection. As were the fish entrees we each selected. For me - better than Mistral!"
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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A midtown classic with sprawling views of the NYC. Located in the heart of Midtown, this steakhouse offers incredible service and great food in a beautiful three level space. Known for having one of the city's best wine lists and bar scenes, Del Frisco's is the perfect place for small groups and parties of up to 80.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
that wine list
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We aren't steak lovers - but wow the bacon wrapped scallops were fantastic. And that red wine list - just perfection for us new world red lovers. Some hidden gems, some famous labels - something for anyone who has the passion."
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2003
Special Features: notable wine list
0points
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Juni is Chef Shaun Hergatt’s boutique restaurant celebrating the height of the season, within Manhattan’s Hotel Chandler [12 East 31st Street]. An intimate affair between the guest and the chef, the 50-seat restaurant offers a seasonally evolving menu showcasing the bounty of the harvest and ingredients when they are at their freshest and finest. Juni derives its name from the Latin word for “June,” the heart of the season.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A memorable wow
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"If you are into the creativity of food - surprises in textures, shapes and flavors - this is now a must go. If I had a gripe it was that I was full before the courses ended - and didn't want to leave anything behind. Even the bread and tapenade is unique and fantastic. The meal started with six amuse and almost all were some combination of beautiful, beautifully presented, and flavorful (just one that was bland). And then the courses started. While the portions are adjusted they're still generous and full of depth. Only other shortfall is the wine list which is clearly devoted more to an old world palate - perhaps to ensure the wine doesn't overpower the flavors. I've already booked a return."
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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