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    October 7, 2014
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    January 23, 2015
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Please Call 773.404.BULL(2855) if you do not see availability on open table for a certain day and time.<br />Welcome to Bulerías Tapas Bar. Authentic cuisine from Spain Europe. The word 'Bulerías' is rooted in the country of Spain and is most commonly used to reference a fast rhythmic form of the Art of Flamenco Dancing. The Bulerías is tradtionally the finale to a flamenco performance. As a flamenco performer, performing the Bulerías, AND as a spectator, watching the Bulerías being performed - whether performing or watching - The Bulerías, will demand of you a fun, energetic, passionate, happy experience. It is this experience that we at Bulerías Tapas are committed to deliver to every person that walks into our doors. We want you to feel our fun ambiance, absorb the energy of our staff, taste the passion in our food, and when you have concluded your experience with us for the evening, most of all, we are crazy about wanting to make you happy. Bulerías Happy!!!:)™©®
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lunch, Snack or Dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Enjoyed our first trip to Buledias. Prices were very fair and the portions were generous enough that 3 or even 4 people could have a few bites. 3 of the larger tapas (didn't get any paella or other entrees) was perfect for 2 at lunch with some nice wine. Bread service is lovely (light and crunchy on the outside, fluffy inside. Table side olive oil was very fruity). Decor was nice and the layout helped camouflage the bland corner it sits on. Will definitely go again and we noted there were special events monthly involvlng music and dancing. Will return and do recommend."
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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In honor of the “Rebirth” of New Orleans, and the re- emergence of the celebration of the finest food on the face of the earth that can be tasted right here in our city, we have reopened this location and have dedicated ourselves to this mission. <br> We are purposed to restoring and preserving the culinary arts that have distinguished our city and made it famous. In this sense, we are hoping your visit with us will be a new spiritual awakening that your senses of taste, smell, sight and sound will revel in the experience of boundless dining pleasure. <br> To serve you divinely inspired meals in a heavenly atmosphere is now and will remain our goal, so, welcome to our culinary preservation hall.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
50/50 and that's a shame
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2003
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The building is beautiful, commanding the corner of basically a residential area. Inside, the skeleton of the church remains with the high arched windows and ceiling. What better environment to have a Christmas dinner? Friendly and helpful service, nice selection of drinks (wine, beer cocktails) and a limited but varied menu. We each got an appetizer and entree. The appetizers are definitely table sharing portions, especially the oysters Tchoupatoulas and pork pate. The pate was the highlight of the whole meal and we saved a bite to take home. Boy were we surprised to see that the remnant transformed into several more pieces with brioche. A miracle?!?! We really appreciated the gesture. The oyster app was a mystery. We couldn't place the flavor but neither of us liked it, at all. But there were a ton of oysters in there and it would've been an exceptional value. For one entree, we had the seafood crepe appetizer which was perfect in size and execution. Great texture and super rich. Duck Wellington had several unique aspects to it. The smoked duck inside was one. What was billed as foie gras was most certainly not. Duck liver perhaps but the texture was off and the flavor over powered. The pastry was bland. It was edible but not at all special or particularly good. In essence, we loved the idea but the execution? Not so much. Wouldn't feel good about recommending it because the wide swing in food quality."
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: special occasion
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The Crescent City Brewhouse is one of New Orleans' premier restaurants and the only French Quarter microbrewery.<br /><br />The atmosphere at the Crescent City Brewhouse is warm, relaxed<br />and festive with LIVE JAZZ performed nightly by local musicians ... and monthly exhibits of local art to compliment your total Brewhouse experience!<br /><br />We invite you to savor the food and the music as you enjoy the brew and the view -- and see how you can add French Quarter flair to your next special event at the Crescent City Brewhouse!<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Better for drink and snacks
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We stopped in to try some local beer and went with a beer cocktail and the 5 beer flight. Kind of a bummer that with the 4 or 5 beer sampler, you couldn't choose which ones but we went with it. Good drinks all around. Portion were all big and lots of folks around us were having burgers which looked good. Location is convenient but I think it's better to eat just enough there to try some drinks then move on for a meal elsewhere. Service was fine as well."
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Located in the Garden District of New Orleans, Coquette offers innovative southern cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced product. Featuring an accessible international wine list, classic and creative New Orleans cocktails and a well-traveled beer list.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Add to your "must do" list!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Coquette came recommended to me by my decidedly "non-foodie" cousins who separately at here this past Summer. What a beautiful warm place! Lovely bar, properly attired and inked bartenders, a lovely fresh menu, great wines (Expertly recommended by wait staff), team service (everyone knows everything and is happy to share it). Most definitely try the "blind tasting" (where 5 courses appears to be merely a suggestion) on your first (or maybe every) visit. Go for the pairing too. Each dish combined multiple textures and flavors wonderfully. Nothing fussy or over done. They need to package their "nicoise praline" crunchy salty finishing accent. Fried chicken, pork tenderloin, in house everything, veggies, desserts. Nothing missed. Can't wait to come back and try it all again!"
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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A member of the Francesca's Restaurant Group; Davanti Enoteca is a wine bar that offers shareable plates of rustic Italian cuisine. <br /><br />After opening the first location in 2010 in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood, Davanti Enoteca has expanded with restaurants in Del Mar, San Diego; Little Italy, San Diego; Western Springs, Illinois; and now the newest addition the Courtyard Marriot River North in Chicago. Davanti Enoteca, an Italian wine bar, offers shareable plates of rustic Italian cuisine from pastas, pizzas, and entrees in addition to small plate items such as vasi (mini mason jars with Tuscan toast), antipasti, salads and tableside presentations. Exposed brick and refurbished wood create the ambiance of a countryside cottage in Italy.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Less Hectic than Taylor Street
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The wait was too long at our original destination so we hopped over to Davanti Enoteca since we've thoroughly enjoyed meals at the Taylor St locale. Many of the menu items are the same. For being associated with a business hotel (Marriott), the prices were very good. As expected, great selection of wines by the glass, some cocktails and an average beer list. The pizza DOC had a great crust but didn't have flavor. It was still enjoyable and with the apple/celery salad, made a great lunch for 2 before the movies. Service was friendly, warm and helpful. We would consider making it a "first choice" when in the area in the future. I think it's better suited to light meals and snacks with drinks than a formal dinner but others might differ."
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Ramen-san is a lively, neighborhood restaurant and bar in River North reminiscent of traditional ramen shops in Japan. The space is raw, anchored by exposed brick and reclaimed wood, which makes for an understated, yet inviting ambiance. Ramen-san marks the partners’ fourth collaboration with Japanese designer Kota Bando, who created a comfortable, approachable space where diners can enjoy noodles in a casual setting for dinner and late night.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good, tasty ramen and other stuff
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Went at lunch (1pm Friday, very busy!) and they have a great lunch special (choice of ramen, small rice plate with meat, kimchi and salad). You can customize through additions; make sure you get some char siu pork belly. Great flavor and texture and added a lot to my mushroom (veggie) ramen. Wavy Tokyo noodles (standard) have a nice texture that holds up through the whole meal. If you want the shrimp pork dumplings, order as an addition to the ramen. It IS a pricey lunch that you probably can't do every day/week but even when packed, service is friendly and helpful, food comes fast and hot and it'll hold you the rest of the day. Limited cocktail/bar menu but the spicy lime cilantro margarita is excellent. Overall, not as good as Wasabi (Logan Square) but if you're in the area and wanting some hot noodle soup, you should give it a try. Full food service at the bar is a good alternative if you arrive and the place is packed. It turns over quickly though."
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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 Best Shabu Shabu World Noodle+Pho
Best Shabu Shabu World Noodle+Pho
Best Shabu Shabu World Noodle+Pho, serving best quality Kobe beef Shabu Shabu with variety of the broths and sauces to choose and mouthwatering noodles from around the world including Pho (Vietnamese noodle, Phad Thai, Thai boat noodle and variety of Fried rice. We offer exquisite Sushi such as Sex on the moon, Dynamite roll, Dragon roll and more. This is the only Place in orlando for you to enjoy all of Asian cuisine in one place !!!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fun and value
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had the surf and turf shabu shabu and pork tonkotsu ramen, both for lunch. Quite a portion, esp the Shabu shabu. All ingredients were fresh, it was fun mixing combinations of sauce and condiments and cooking the food as well as eating the resultant broth. Ramen was good too, although the pork portion was a bit skimpy. But very flavorful and tender. Highly recommend if you're in the area. Lunch during the week was quiet and we had very nice servic."
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Set in a Spanish Artist's loft, CAFÉ TU TU TANGO evokes a time when artists found inspiration and community in sharing food, drink and philosophy with one another. The bohemian lifestyle fashioned life as a grand celebration, a feast of the senses to be shared and treasured. Together, artists found kinship over meals shared, over drink, music, and conversation.<br /><br />One of the things that truly makes CAFÉ TU TU TANGO unique is our menu. Not only does our scratch kitchen serve up creative fare that captures exotic flavors from around the world, but we do so with appetizer-style portions that are meant to be shared. Choose an array of dishes for your table, and let the party enjoy them communally. Experience a spectrum of the world's most tantalizing tastes together. Savor both the food and the company. This is what life is all about. Come in and join the party!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Never miss stopping here!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We visit Orlando every 3-5 years or so and always look forward to a dinner or two here. The art as well as the occasional working artist adds a nice twist to dining entertainment. Great cocktails, nice wines (well priced) and outstanding food. Some things should not be missed: The pears (we use it for dessert), any of the flatbreads/pizzas (esp with carmelized onion crust), steak skewers, duck confit salad. Bring an appetite and some imagination and have a nice lingering dinner sharing lots of great things. Wish they'd open one in Chicago!"
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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