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    April 19, 2014
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    June 13, 2014
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our team has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great steak
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've been to several Cap Grills - this one has one of the more beautiful rooms and views. The steaks are reliably great - I think the best among all the Chain steak houses. Only gripe - the new side dish of Oscar and roast potato was less than the sum of its parts - did not come together. The wine list is strong - though Del Frisco outdoes CG in depth and gems."
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2003
Special Features: scenic view, notable wine list
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Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar is a casual upscale restaurant, which shares its name with the small Louisiana town of Tallulah, serving notable, indigenous cuisine from around Louisiana, while featuring house-crafted menu items that interpret local flavors in fresh and unique ways. Chef Andy Papson, the hotel's Executive Chef, has been entrusted with overseeing the culinary operations for Tallulah, as well as those of the new Renaissance Baton Rouge hotel. Tallulah serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and includes an outstanding wine bar nestled in an intimate setting that offers guests an extensive selection of fine wines by the glass. Wine lovers can enjoy sampling Tallulah's extensive selection of fine wines with their dinner, in a cozy setting filled with intimate seating areas or at the bar where butter-soft leather bar stools beckon guests to sit, sip and stay awhile. The restaurant also features an outdoor terrace ideal for entertaining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Better than expected
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/24/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/24/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"At this hotel - didn't feel like venturing out. The wine list is as promised - extensive and has more than a few good ones to choose from. And the menu is also at least as good as expected - a few items were really good like the Char grilled oysters. Even the rack of lamb was fine, while the tuna tartare was bland. Overall worth a visit."
Dined on 4/24/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Located in New Orleans' historic Warehouse District, Root is a Modern American restaurant focused on traditional flavors and techniques. Chef Phillip Lopez is the culinary force behind Root's progressive flavors, forging new ideas in food preparation, techniques, textures, and service. His passion for the art of the meal fuels his fascination with food creativity. Root is the chef's story, each dish approached with ingenuity, conviction and soulful sourcing of the highest quality ingredients to produce sharp, clean, and bright flavors. Serious yet playful, Root offers the "WOW" factor with Chef Phillip's own spins on classic favorites, always maintaining a respecting for the flavors of the food. Our mantra: Eat. Here. Now.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Foodie fun
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We are big fans of Jose Andres and molecular gastronomy - and creativity. So this was the must go in NoLa. And it delivers. An extensive charcuterie menu for those so inclined. And then the mains. We indulged in the menage a foie - and as with Andres - the foie lollypop with cotton candy is a highlight. As was the scallop cigar box - with intense luscious cigar smoke wafting as you open the lid. By the time the mains arrived we were full - portions are generous - but everything was deeply flavorful. Go if you want to try the leading edges of creativity in food - beyond the usual NoLa offerings. Only gripe - the bench cushion is way low and way deep for most of us - an awkward seating! Fortunately there are pillows to compensate!"
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Peche Seafood Grill. In French, "pêché" means "catch." Inspired by trips to Spain and Uruguay, Peche will focus on seafood cooked over an open wood fire. Diners can watch as the seafood, along with meats and vegetables, cooks over the flames. The dishes, though, will still be rooted in Louisiana. The restaurant is a partnership between chefs Donald Link (Herbsaint, Cochon), Stephen Stryjewski (Cochon) and Ryan Prewitt, although Prewitt will have primary authority over the new kitchen.<br> Housed in a restored 19th-century building, Peche will share the modern aesthetic of Cochon. According to the Link Restaurant Group, the restaurant will have "high, pickled-wood ceilings; large, soaring windows; a thick-topped Cypress bar; and a marble top oyster bar."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Almost a wow
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/23/2014
 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
"All this buzz - who could resist a visit. Warm night - all doors open. Vibrant scene - had an offbeat White off their reasonable wine list while awaiting the table. First timers - so we asked the waiter to suggest what is great. And what we had was all very good - tasty and interesting - esp the grilled shrimp. And fantastic oysters - tried all three. But for me it was overall shy of that wow factor. Didn't have a grilled fish - wanted to try lots of variety. Perhaps other dishes would've wowed? So - would go back - with perhaps slightly diminished expectations."
Dined on 4/23/2014
 2003
Special Features: hot spot
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