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  • Review Count
    11
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  • First Review
    June 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 12, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.6
 
 
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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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Modern Pan Asian Seasonal Small Plates by Chef Jennifer Nguyen<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
Wow
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"So - if you are a Nobu fan and don't want to have to pay Nobu prices - this is a find. When we arrived the place was just getting started for the night - there are two rooms and both can fill up - so be ready for an energetic scene. The wine list is mainly Sake though some varietals in addition. But the main reason is the food and it was great. We went for cooked hot dishes and all that we had were excellent in every way - while we are smallish eaters, we were totally satisfied and fulfilled by just three of the hot main dishes. I'd definitely return."
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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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
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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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