CJCboston
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  • First Review
    November 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 14, 2015
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What does modern, ingredient-driven mean? It’s a different approach to dining and drinking that arose from the way we like to eat. When we go out, we like to try many things, and often we will order an assortment of dishes for the table so we can all taste as much as possible. We get excited when we experience different approaches to food and different styles of drinks. The central theme to our quest; enjoy high quality ingredients that have been skillfully handled to allow the intrinsic quality, flavors, and textures to be expressed. Above all, it is our goal to offer all things delicious.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Another great meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/12/2015
 2003
Dined on 4/12/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I cannot understand the few reviews that are disappointed - since I've gone three times in about 6 weeks and have enjoyed them all. Some dishes I get each time - the Octopus for example - and while each time it is slightly different, each version was great (though the portion was smaller this time...). The flavors are wonderful of all we've tried so far. I learned that this is from the group who have Acquerello so that may explain a few things. One concern - the red wine list is surprisingly thin for robust new world Reds - the style is typically light to medium bodied. So if you're reading - perhaps a few more bold Reds could be added to the list?"
Dined on 4/12/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in San Francisco, CA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Old World
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This place feels like a throw back to a prior decade. The rooms seem small, low ceilings, old fashioned look. The menu is predictable but if you are in the mood for a steak they can deliver. I ordered a shrimp appetizer but was a bit disappointed."
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2003
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The food at Wild Ginger spans the Pacific Rim from China to Indonesia. We pride ourselves on offering traditional dishes from these distinctive regions and insist on house-made ingredients. Chefs make spicy chili sambals, fresh coconut milk, delicate egg noodles, and our pungent oyster sauce all from scratch. To achieve the sublime flavors of the East, there is no substitute for the time-honored customs of these rich and ancient cultures.<br />*reservations for parties of 7 or more, please give us a call at 206-623-4450.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fantastic
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/25/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/25/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This place is world class for its New World Red list - fantastic breadth and depth and stunning value prices so thanks for that. And in addition - the food is consistently great. Rich Asian fusion. A few vegetarian dishes seemed to be a bit more bland than most of the meat preparations - but the menu is extensive with so much to choose from. I went three times over 5 days - and can't wait to return."
Dined on 2/25/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, late-night find
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What does modern, ingredient-driven mean? It’s a different approach to dining and drinking that arose from the way we like to eat. When we go out, we like to try many things, and often we will order an assortment of dishes for the table so we can all taste as much as possible. We get excited when we experience different approaches to food and different styles of drinks. The central theme to our quest; enjoy high quality ingredients that have been skillfully handled to allow the intrinsic quality, flavors, and textures to be expressed. Above all, it is our goal to offer all things delicious.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Have gone twice in a month!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2003
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Wow is this place amazing. And Underrated - which is great for getting a table. The room is lined by windows and a high ceiling so feels spacious. The wine list is generous and has at least a few New World Red gems. And well priced too - thank you. The food is just stunning. So far everything has been either outstanding or excellent! The octopus is easily the best anywhere - and what's really cool is that it was done slightly differently each time but both times were superb in flavor and texture. The pasta dishes are also totally gorgeous. I could keep going but you get the idea. A must."
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Inspired by the Bay Area's plentiful bounty of fresh products, Lark Creek Steak offers a menu that combines the classic and the new with an abundance of USDA Prime Steaks, fish, vegetable and dessert options to satisfy the palate.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great but
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/23/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/23/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Plusses include location if you're in the downtown area. Room is big, lots of room between the tables. The menu is as expected; I had a truffle burger there a year prior and even though it was no longer on the menu, they were willing to offer that for me. Only surprising limitation is that the wine list seems modest in breadth of great offerings for New World Reds."
Dined on 3/23/2015
 2003
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Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant is in Rincon Hill serving pizzas from the wood-burning oven, savory selections from the rotisserie and fresh house-made pastas. Our style is Urban Rustic comfort food. We use organic and local ingredients while offering a global yet approachable wine selection. Our dining room serves Lunch: Monday-Friday, Dinner: Monday-Sunday. Brunch Saturday/Sunday 10:00-2:30 Sunday night is 1/2 price pizza night.<br />Happy Hour: 4pm to 6:30pm Monday through Friday!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Solid local spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/27/2015
 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
"Just two blocks from home so had to check it out. And it is solid - a variety of pizzas and mains. All were good / very good - all standard and solid. The wines are eclectic and varied with some strong Central Coast Rhone options. Service was attentive."
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2003
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Fang is the sister restaurant of wildly popular restaurant, House of Nanking. Fang embodies both modern and authentic Chinese cuisines in a fine dining setting serving traditional Chinese fare, dim sum, as well as "off the menu" innovative dishes for the adventurous. Chef Peter Fang believes that good-tasting food is universal and should not be bound by how dishes were made in the past. With Chef Peter’s trademark inventiveness and eye for quality, the menu evolves and changes based on seasonally fresh ingredients from the same local Chinatown markets Peter has visited for decades. For fresh seasonal Chinese food in an elegant and modern setting, visit Fang.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Value priced Hakkasan
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/02/2015
 2003
Dined on 4/02/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Just as OT reviewers said. We arrived to a room that is basic NYC Chinatown - nothing Fancy. While empty when we arrive at 630 - by 730 the place is full on a Thursday. Chef comes over as we are reviewing the menu and asks if we've been there before - but it's our first time. He asks only if there is anything we don't eat - and then walks away menus in hand asking us nothing more. The peking duck appetizer rolls are superb. The honey shrimp was also a favorite - we ordered another of this same dish. The short ribs were also excellent. The fish dish we had was the only disappointment. But I'll definitely return and see what else Chef wants to bring out. Oh yeah - the brown rice was not great. And the glasses they give to drink beer are about 4 oz sized for some odd reason... Secret hint - before 630 there is a happy hour!..."
Dined on 4/02/2015
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Tsunami Mission Bay located at the corner of 4th & Berry provides a young, hip and exciting restaurant experience. Tsunami Mission Bay combines the best of both - Nihon and Tsunami Panhandle - using Nihon's extensive selection of spirits; and incorporating the culinary influence from Tsunami Panhandle. An amazing Sake list is also offered.<br /><br />The design is one of modern yet warm Japanese design through the use of white oak, which is used extensively in Japan, and clean sharp lines. The combination of the spirits and sushi bars in the same line was to allow the guest to watch the making of what they are going to feast and drink, as if watching a play.<br />Late Night dining is offered daily till 11.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
way better
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Reviews on here seemed good though a bit modest but it was close by so.... However - wow were we glad we went. This place is a cut above. The various sushi / sashimi were all creative and wonderful. Beers were diverse. Servers all very attentive and helpful. A true find."
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Innovative, Contemporary Japanese cuisine offered at this serene, elegant, Zen-garden inspired restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero District. Breathtaking bay views, authentic modern Japanese design, 30-person sushi bar, open kitchen and robata grill, sleek and sophisticated Sake Lounge, and a monumental Sake list are among some of the qualities that set Ozumo apart from all other Bay Area Japanese restaurants. Private dining facilities include an <br />exclusive, glass-enclosed Sake Tasting Room and an elegant Kotatsu Room where guests can enjoy an authentic Japanese dining experience seated on zabuton cushions around a lowered granite table.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Third time there
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Had a wonderful visit the first 2 times enjoying several dishes. This time all was good but somehow not quite as. The tuna tartare is worth getting - for the tart and rich flavors. The shrimp tempura were excellent. The sushi was all good and fresh but shy of dazzling. I'll likely be back but do go with reasonable expectations."
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2003
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Mission Rock Resort is San Francisco's premier waterfront restaurant, specializing in pristine, sustainable seafood, spectacular sunshine, and service with a smile. Our newly renovated patio and dining room offer unmatched views of San Francisco's southern waterfront, and our expansive private event spaces are an ideal venue for your next party, large or small. Chef Damon Hall has crafted a delicious menu of specialities from the sea & shore, perfect for a lazy lunch, a client meeting, or a dinner with out of town guests. <br /><br />The historic property at 817 Terry A. Francois Blvd. has roots in the early 1950s as a bait & tackle shop, morphing into the original Mission Rock Resort, which operated as a bar & burger joint up until 1998, when it transformed into Kelly's Mission Rock. In 2012, the property underwent a significant renovation, reopening with the original name, Mission Rock Resort, in August of 2012 <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Outdoors
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2015
 2003
Dined on 4/01/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Happy hour oysters and beer and the water view. And warming lamps. Just right. And the fish main course was better than expected"
Dined on 4/01/2015
 2003
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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