lxtics
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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
    2
  • First Review
    May 9, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 31, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
lxtics's Reviews
 
Rising Star Chef Nominee by the James Beard Foundation, Founder Chef Luke Sung, at Isa has received many accolades from five consecutive years on the Chronicle's Top 100 Bay Area Restaurant List to the Top 40 in Zagat. This is a restaurant not to be missed in San Francisco.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Trying too hard
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"While we enjoyed our dinner, it was a little bothersome to have our waiter keep stopping by to tell us that we were having a dish "exactly as served at the French Laundry" and so forth. In two fish dishes, including the potato-wrapped halibut, the fish was somewhat overcooked and dry. Same for the grilled asparagus, which we should not have ordered anyway as it's August, not March. But flavor combinations were well done, the staff was quick and warmly cheerful, and it's nice to have a $5 (before 7 PM) glass of wine that is pleasantly drinkable."
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2007
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Bistro Vida, in downtown Menlo Park, offers traditional meals in a warm and inviting bistro setting. The restaurateur's passion for obtaining quality ingredients allows Bistro Vida to put forth savory and sweet French inspired dishes before its dining guests.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Mussel mania
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Excellent mussels --I had the cream and Ricard version, my friend the Provencal. With a glass of the house Chardonnay, just right. Only one quibble - make the frites a little crisper, and serve them in a paper cone and not on a plate.
The owner was there, making sure all tables were happy -- nice!
"
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
0points
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Flea Street has been a Silicon Valley favorite since 1980. The atmosphere is contemporary, sophisticated and inviting, making it the perfect place to meet for cocktails, business meetings and private gatherings. Jesse Ziff Cool, along with her remarkable staff led by Executive Chef Carlos Canada, creates a dining experience that is nurturing, soulful and memorable. The menu is a celebration of the rich Northern California food community: seafood is caught in the nearby Pacific, produce is carefully sourced from local farms, meat is grass-fed or pasture-raised to name just a few. Flea Street offers innovative yet approachable cuisine that showcases the very best of the season. Our lively, yet intimate bar specializes in martinis and unique cocktails using small batch liquors. A large hand-selected wine list features the best of California’s extraordinary vineyards with an emphasis on the local appellation--the Santa Cruz Mountains.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Never disappoints
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've been coming to Flea Street since it opened back in the 1980s, and it remains completely reliable. Imaginative food, wonderfully presented, and the service is excellent. At least "upstairs," it's even quite enough for a conversation, a rarity these days."
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2007
+2points
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Located on the Atherton/Redwood City border, John Bentley's offers New American cuisine, a fun wine list, and warm gracious service with a full bar and banquet facilities.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Caesar salad
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The two stars for food? Our first course was Caesar Salad, which looked and tasted as though it had been assembled from one of those kit boxes found in grocery store delis, right down to the stale, tasteless croutons. Note to the kitchen: Please learn to make this dish correctly.
The rest of our dinner was very well done, though the dishes were not outstanding or particularly creative.
The service was excellent, and apart from the hard-bottomed chairs, this is a pretty, relaxing place.
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Dined on 7/05/2014
 2007
0points
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Il Fornaio means "The Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2007
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
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2007
0points
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Cafe Pro Bono is a place for taste conscious people. We serve a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes at reasonable prices with a freshness you can see and taste. Our menus include delicious, attractively presented appetizers, fresh pastas, fresh fish, steaks, chicken, salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts and wines to complement your meal.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/05/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/05/2014
 2007
0points
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