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    October 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 9, 2014
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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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