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    August 2, 2014
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    October 16, 2014
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Located at 2031 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, Vernick Food & Drink is an inviting neighborhood bistro. Chef-owner Gregory Vernick, a Cherry Hill, NJ native, focuses on using extraordinary regional products to create a menu of approachable, globally-inspired dishes. The "Drink" side of Vernick Food & Drink features homemade sodas, as well as a carefully crafted selection of domestic and imported wines and beers and perfectly poured cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Had to try based on OT
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/15/2014
 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
"Gosh, these reviews on OT are stellar. Perhaps our expectations were too high - though it was good we were left a bit underwhelmed. A few specifics - room is comfortably small with space between the tables thankfully. No loud music so easy for conversation. Wine list is modest and very old world - for those who need a new world red there will be some options that come close. Food - creative - the toast was our favorite - in fact the bread was perfect, the pumpkin butter was rich and smooth. The sea bass and roasted cauliflower were Ok but for us not the wow that others described. A small detail - the online menu is close to what they had though some minor changes were noted in case you get your heart set on something!"
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic
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Ulele (pronounced you-lay-lee) celebrates the vibrant fusion of ingredients from Florida waters and land once home to many Native Americans, including the legendary young princess Ulele. Featuring intricately flavored, visually appealing dishes prepared on our 10' round barbacoa grill, Ulele operates in the lovingly re-imagined 1903 Tampa Heights Water Works building, which also includes its Ulele Spring Brewery to provide a number of craft beers on tap. <br /><br /> <br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Some wows!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"First - as others note - the room is loud - so you'll definitely want to take this into account before choosing this one. If you prefer a quiet room for conversation this likely is a bad fit. The menu is strong with seafood - grilled oysters one great choice that is hard to find outside of New Orleans. And the wine list had at least a few great Reds - and value priced as well."
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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Pachamamas Restaurant and Star Bar takes the best ingredients; local, seasonal and organic whenever possible, matching them with simple, yet refined techniques. The result is a seasonally changing menu of New American Market Cuisine. This cuisine concentrates on bringing out the best and most natural flavors in foods. It re-introduces us to America’s great culinary heritage and an emphasis and respect of seasonality and sustainability.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best in Lawrence
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"After trying several of the OT top ranked spots - this one wins my top vote. Try the marrow crostini if they're on the menu - amazing. The mains were also strong. The room is open, with wonderful space between tables, in a modern and subdued room with great windows. The wine list has enough to choose to make most anyone pleased. I'd definitely return."
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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715 is a neighborhood eatery featuring local, handmade food by chef Zach Thompson. Whole heritage breed hogs are butchered in house and turned into a variety of handcrafted sausages. Try the soppressata pizza with Calabrian chili peppers. All pasta is made in house daily. Wine by the glass starts at $6. The pork, beef, rabbit and lamb are all from Kansas. Daily specials often include fish, pork, sometimes lamb, goat, beef. Great vegetarian options. Full-service lunch and dinner: simple, local, reasonable. Late night food, wine and cocktails. Great happy hour everyday from 3:00 - 6:00 at the bar.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Decent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/30/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/30/2014
 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
"I'll join the voices who found this place good though not great. Nothing wrong with what we had - just solid straightforward dining. The night we went wasn't a full house so the noise level others noted was acceptable - but the tables are close together so if the place is full - be prepared to be overheard on all sides."
Dined on 9/30/2014
 2003
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A Midwestern pub focused on fresh, local ingredients, a curated selection of craft beer and having a good time!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
great room, great beer list
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/28/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/28/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"First - the room is a wonderful open space. Second, the server we had - Roland - was attentive and excellent - a true standout for what service should be - so thanks! The cauliflower gratin was one of the best I've ever had! The mains were good - though not the same level of standout. And a great beer list - if that's your passion this is worth the night."
Dined on 9/28/2014
 2003
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TEN Restaurant & The Jayhawker Bar are located in the heart of beautiful downtown Lawrence, residing in the historic Eldridge Hotel, itself known for its superior service & decor. TEN features a spectacular awarding winning wine list & a contemporary American menu, featuring Kansas City hand cut steaks, daily fish specials & enticing pasta dishes. Let our remarkable service & exquisite menu provide you with a memorable dining experience. The full TEN menu can also be enjoyed in the Jayhawker Bar while taking in one of our featured martinis. We offer private dining rooms & banquet facilities for your next family or corporate event. Online reservations are valid in both the TEN Restaurant & The Jayhawker Bar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Some wows!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"First off - very strong wine list - perhaps the best in Lawrence of the places we found. And decent prices as well. Second - the filet mignon I had was one of best I've had - soft and flavorful like Kobe. A couple of minor flaws - like it took a while for everything to arrive though the waiter kept us informed of the delays. And the room has a historic feel - but perhaps also a dated feel. Certainly worth a dinner when there."
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2003
Special Features: notable wine list
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Since 1986, Mise en Place has developed into Tampa’s premier restaurant for modern American cuisine with an exciting and dynamic menu and flavors reflecting award-winning Chef-Owner Marty Blitz's insatiable love of food. His cooking style incorporates the regional flavors of our global community on the West Coast of Florida with his European training in the classics. The passion of independent proprietor Maryann Ferenc reflects in the spirit of the staff and the level of personal care in your dining experience. Mise En Place features an extensive and ever-changing wine list, and Wine Director Dave Madera has an extraordinary capability to pair your meal with a sensational glass of wine, elevating the dining experience. Chef Marty Blitz's passion goes beyond the regular menu items, for he has created a "Get Blitzed Tasting Menu" that incorporates a five course menu paired with wine. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Almost great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Creative preparations - with complex flavors on several dishes. They didn't always come together for us on a few dishes, though some did very well, like the parsnip puree and the foie. The portion sizes - some were as expected - but omg the risotto "second" comes in about the largest bowl one can imagine for something other than a main course! The wine list is extensive with substantial options for all preferences. Caution - at least one is listed incorrectly but exchanged once we noted the error. The room is comfortable - not much the restaurant can do however about some "loud talkers" during their business dinners..."
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, notable wine list, 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
Keeps the wow
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"OK - I've reviewed this one several times - and the wine list is amongst the strongest anywhere - esp if you are truly into new world Red Gems. However - unlike some Steak houses that can also deliver on the red lists - this places is clearly doing great food too. Even the tomato mozzarella salad was a wow. Perhaps one word of advice - the "firsts" are great but so rich and so filling it is easy to let temptation guide you and over order. I've found two "firsts" per person sufficient for a normal appetite and if you're lucky enough to have a few friends - you can indulge in several of them for the amazing variety of tastes. Can't wait to return."
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2003
Special Features: notable wine list
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Located in heart of downtown Raleigh, Sitti offers authentic Lebanese cuisine made fresh in house daily. We have all ABC permits and specialize in hand crafted beers as well as Lebanese and French wines. Our restaurant is capable of accommodating everyone from a single diner to large parties of up to 150. We also have an outdoor courtyard that is perfect for a sit down meal or just to enjoy a cocktail or two on a nice afternoon. Sitti is the perfect place to host company events, bridal receptions, or just a get together with friends and family. Please come join us for a great meal served with a smile, in an urban and exciting downtown area, at casual dining prices.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Solid.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/09/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/09/2014
 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
"A number of interesting spots for dinner in this few block radius... Decided on here - based on OT and also it was nearly full - always a good sign. We were slightly disappointed in the opening mezze plates - they were OK but somehow were shy of how great these can be elsewhere. The kebobs were also good - generous certainly and flavors as expected. But somehow still just shy of greatness. Sweet staff, better than expected wine and beer list - certainly worth a visit if this is the style you want for your dinner but then again there are so many interesting spots to choose from...."
Dined on 9/09/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list
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Philadelphia restaurant impresario Stephen Starr's retro-modern offering, located in the town's "University City" neighborhood, lets its guests sip sake, beer, and colored cocktails while munching on fresh sushi, dim sum, and Pan-Asian entrees. The hip, contemporary, "starship-like" space was conceptualized by famed Manhattan designer David Rockwell and influenced by the films "Sleeper" and "2001: A Space Odyssey."
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Nobu at Normal prices.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My first time here - usually we'd choose Morimoto. But wow and wow some more. Every dish was just great. Those rock shrimp tempura, the Kobe on a hot rock, and the miso cod. All great versions. Even the mochi ice cream. As is usual for Asian fusion - the wine list in constrained - this one had a few 90 pointer options in addition to the expected strong beer / sake list. Can't wait to return."
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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