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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    October 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 28, 2015
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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
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Have been many times. That ultra strong red wine list. And several great small plates that work so well."
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2003
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From the gracious service to South Florida’s widest selection of fresh seafood, City Fish Market’s comfortable, neighborhood atmosphere is a relaxing retreat. The restaurant sits on a sparkling man-made lake and welcomes guests to enjoy the view, with the soothing blues and clean whites of the decor creating a relaxed environment. With plenty of television sets, the welcoming bar and lounge area is the perfect place to watch a game, catch up on the latest news or relax with a cocktail before dinner. Nightly live music provides the perfect ambiance for a memorable dining experience. Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of City Fish Market!<br /><br />Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, with retail hours daily.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fish and Shellfish aplenty
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/01/2015
 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
"Great breadth for both Fish and seafood lovers. A bit pricey but fair - and great fresh oysters and clams. And the wine list is also pretty reasonable - though about 3x retail for a mark up. One glitch - server forgot one order of oysters so they came at the end of our meal..."
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2003
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Thasos Greek Taverna's focus is on fresh seafood and meats cooked on our wood fire grill & rotisserie along with seasonal vegetables featuring flavors of the Mediterranean. Our goal is to provide a unique dining experience, in a casual chic atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Quickie
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had a flight to catch - with barely enough time to get to Thasos for a quick bite before heading to the airport. It was about 545 - so the place was empty. They were very accommodating - ensuring rapid service, the food we ordered came out quick, and the check soon after. Those lamb meatballs. And the Taramasalata were the highlights. I'd prefer less sweetness in my eggplant salad however... In and out in plenty of time to not worry about the traffic en route. What's more - one of the spreads was spoiled and the manager came over and promised to do something next visit to apologize for this."
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list
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Post 390 puts a contemporary twist on seasonally inspired dishes that reflect Chef Eric Brennan’s passion for fresh ingredients and unforgettable flavors. <br />On the first floor is the Tavern: a casual but sophisticated menu and atmosphere, with a 25-seat bar and high top and banquette seating area, warmed by a beautiful four-sided fireplace. A massive wrought iron staircase connects the energy of the first floor with the Dining Room on the second floor. <br />Here, guests can have a more refined dining experience, and enjoy our large, open kitchen, wine displays, two private dining rooms, additional fireside dining and views of landmarks like Copley Place, Trinity Church and the Hancock Tower. <br />Located in the Clarendon Building, on the corner of Clarendon and Stuart Streets at the site of the former Back Bay Post Office Annex, Post 390 is perfectly situated within walking distance of the South End and Back Bay neighborhoods.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/20/2014
 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
"Second time there - but this time was a disappointment. Went for a flatbread - but this time it came out kinda soggy - undercooked dough and too much stuff which didn't work for flavors - the fig / arugula combination. The first time was far better - tells me the Chef needs to ensure his team all know how to do it right. Otherwise...
Beautiful room though. Attentive server."
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2003
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Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Fort Myers. The Veranda will take you away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life to a bygone era of Antebellum charm. The Veranda"s romantic setting in two turn-of-the-century homes, combined with our Southern Regional Cuisine, an extensive wine list, and first class service staff will provide you with the most unique dining experience in Southwest Florida. Celebrating our 36th year in business, The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area. Join us and experience the romance, the history and the charm that is the Veranda!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Traditional French dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/04/2014
 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
"Consistent with others - the room is meant for looking upscale. The wine list has a reasonable selection though vintages are not listed - which is a sign that they are not as serious about the wines to those who care in selecting. Our meals were good - standard well done traditional French - e.g. escargot in a puff pastry, French onion soup with gruyere, and so on. Reasonable for a night in the area."
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Enjoy Modern American dining and spectacular waterfront views from our elegant dining room or from our more casual patio and patio bar.<br />Watch us cook in our display kitchen featuring a wood-burning grill.<br />We offer a wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and wood-fire grilled steaks and seafood.<br />Our wine list has over 130 selections with 30 wines by the glass
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lunch spot - Wow.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"On a warm but not hot, this place is tops for location on the water, with tables and the quiet of the intercoastal. Space between the tables. Sun or shade. Great for light lunch or a full meal. A glass of white. Re the food - lots to choose from - the Shrimp / date flatbread / pizza was great. But - The tuna tartare a bit flavorless. And the chips were either stale or just odd. But - If you want al fresco dining, this is amongst the best in the Ft Laud area."
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Thasos Greek Taverna's focus is on fresh seafood and meats cooked on our wood fire grill & rotisserie along with seasonal vegetables featuring flavors of the Mediterranean. Our goal is to provide a unique dining experience, in a casual chic atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fourth visit
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Having been here several times - I find there are a few themes. First - at least some of the dishes are excellent, but there is some visit to visit variability and some are only OK. Second - the wine list is far better than average with some value priced options. Third - the wait staff are usually upbeat, friendly, interested in helping. Fourth - there is space between the tables - you can enjoy without feeling crowded. And - Last - the room "look" is way above average - between the variation of colors in the many lights, and the chairs - look closely - many are the human torso as a sculpture - very unique."
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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John's Grill has been a San Francisco tradition since 1908. This historic restaurant is one of the city's oldest and most famous and is a favorite of celebrities who enjoy great steaks, expertly prepared fresh seafood with excellent service and a one of a kind atmosphere. John's Grill was a setting in author Dashiell Hammetts, The Maltese Falcon. The restaurant has earned many tributes: it has been chosen as one of the 10 best by Esquire and featured in Gourmet Magazine. <br />Live jazz nightly in the upper level dining room.<br /><br />ZAGAT RATED: Food 26 / Decor 24 / Service 25 / Cost $44<br /><br />"Step back in time” at this circa-1908 Downtown “landmark”, where “solid steakhouse fare" and "strong drinks" draw “tourists and locals alike"; "one of the last old-style SF eateries", it’s also renowned as a "Dashiell Hammett hangout" (and a setting in The Maltese Falcon.)”
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Value priced Steak house
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/14/2014
 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
"To balance the well established abundance of newer steak-house Chains all with a similar successful formula, we decided to try one with history. To start - the booth seats are ultra vertical and not cushioned - and the place is definitely a bit cramped. But the orders were taken soon, food came out reasonably soon after, and our steaks were tender and flavorful. But - the baked potato was not cooked enough for my preference. And the wine list is modest at best for a steak house. I'd say go if what you want is just a steak for the night's dinner rather than the many features of wine lists and comfy decor that goes with the next tier up."
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2003
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Progressive Californian Cuisine
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pretty great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Started with those crab macarons - quite remarkably rich. Enough so that by the end of that dish, I could not even manage a main course; my gratitude to the waiter for allowing me to forego it. The funghi was more interesting than a flavor composite - and the American Wagyu was a little tough though rice/chanterelle around it was deeply satisfying. Oh yeah - the opener beet / veal bisque was another wow. Note - The room can be loud - so be prepared for that type of volume if you go."
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, 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 event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lunch hour
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"So convenient to the Hynes with enough fast simple and tasty options to make this one a great choice in the area."
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2003
Special Features: great for lunch
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