EricaD
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    November 23, 2014
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    April 13, 2015
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Drawing inspiration from the surrounding historic neighborhood of Edgewater, Revival Social Club is a gathering place where we can share flavorful dishes, combined with spirited beverages and warming coffees. Revival is a place for conversations that have a soul - where we can share a plate with our families and raise a glass to our friends. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Brunch.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good for any type of hunger or thirst!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2003
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great cocktails and house coffee infusions (that's what sets Revival apart from most other places like this). Service is prompt and helpful, although there are quite a few "quirky" servers. But they also get the job done. Food portions are good and prices are in line. It's a fun place to have a drink and snacks or an off-time meal (they're open almost all day and evening). Nice atmosphere.I'd recommend going at an off time if you're a group because it does get pretty loud quickly. For those of us in the 'hood, it'd be nice if there were specials or a slightly expanded or quicker changing menu. Going more than twice a month can get boring, even if you change up which meals you're after. But we're happy they're there and hope others of this type will follow."
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2003
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From the kitchen to the bar, everything we serve is defined by a passion for exploring unique flavor combinations. Wood is more than a name: our wood-fired oven is at the heart of it all, mustering a dynamic menu of small-plate, American fare, made with the best ingredients the season has to offer. Though the dishes regularly change, they are defined by a few constants: meat is butchered in-house from humanely-raised animals; vegetables are drawn from family farms like Green Acres (North Judson, IN), Three Sisters (Kankakee, IL), and Spence Farm (Fairbury, IL); herbs are picked directly from Wood’s private garden; and all pasta and sausage are freshly made, straight from the Wood kitchen to the plate. We bring the same attention to quality and taste to Backwoods, our late-night Belgian fry pick-up window. Made from hand-cut Kennebec potatoes, twice-fried in the traditional Belgian style, and served with your choice of a dozen different house-made sauces, these aren’t your average f
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Keeps getting better!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/03/2015
 2003
Dined on 4/03/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The reason why Wood is always crowded and noisy is because the food and drink are consistently great and you can go for any reason. The pastas stand out for their texture and they don't skip on the rich toppings (the Lobster fettacine the other night had two huge claws plus some more!) All plates are shareable so you can try several things at each visit. Cocktails are interesting, service is fun and knowledgeable. Make reservations and go whenever the mood strikes you. It will always be the perfect place to land for dinner or a drink and a decadent snack!"
Dined on 4/03/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Fulton Market Kitchen’s imaginative cuisine embraces global influences and advocates relaxed, free-form dining. Developed by James Gottwald (Monti's, Sunda, Rockit) and Kyle Petersen (Ceres' Table, Naha), the menu offers guests an alternative experience with playful presentations and ingredients sourced from their neighbors along Fulton Market Street.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Not sure FMK is "for us"
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/25/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/25/2015
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Even though the area is being rapidly built up, FMK is in the middle of nowhere. It's large with several rooms. Their goal is to be a restaurant, art gallery and club hence an artist in residence working while you partake but you have to make the effort to go interact. And the art is for sale but don't know who can buy since the pieces and installations are huge. Great drink menu but shockingly for the price, you might not get a full "right sized" cocktail It'll taste good though so definitely explore. Food portions are good for sharing and the prices aren't out of line. But everything was better on paper than on the plate which is a problem since setting high expectations makes a sub-par execution all the more noticeable. So perhaps FMK trying to be so many things ends up not being particularly good at any one of them. But then again, maybe we aging non-hipsters just don't get. Ravioli with generous foie was the standout. Two tails (pig and lobster) was Ok but not as expected. 4 dishes for 2 filled us. No room for the 2 nice sounding desserts. Cocktail "light as a feather, stiff as a board" was outstanding.and Revolt of Youth (?) was very good. Service was team based and attempted to be descriptive but they seemed forced and not into it. No connection. Might try again but not immediately making next reservations."
Dined on 3/25/2015
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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FORK in Lincoln Square offers contemporary American cuisine. We have 30 wines by the glass & flight & 150 Craft Beers. Wine flights, Beer Flights, Cheese Flights, comfortable booths and a modern but cozy atmosphere make this new restaurant a great place for a quiet dinner, or just a few drinks after the show.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Something for everyone
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Nice varied menu, food is executed well and is as expected based on descriptions (same with the wine ; the menu has helpful pictographs to describe the character of each wine. Flights are reasonable priced and you can make your own. Large beer list with plenty on tap. Salads are definitely shareable. One of the best brisket sandwiches and the pork belly panino is also very good. We used to go often then stopped. We've again been reminded to put it back in our regular rotation. Snacks, lunch, brunch, dinner, all good."
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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The philosophy of the menu at Bistro Bordeaux is an expression of our French culinary heritage, for which we have a profound admiration. The support of our local farmers allows us to use the freshest produce and seafood, just as one would find in the markets in the south of France. The menu showcases the freshness of these pure ingredients through simple, flavorful combinations.<br />As the passing of fall brings day light savings time with early nightfall, we are always excited to welcome back the great comfort food dishes typically found in bistros; the first taste of the “Coq au Vin” and the pervading perfumes of the long cooked “Cassoulet Toulousain”, come to mind. It is, in our opinion, this style of cuisine that offers the clearest definition of traditionally rooted French fare<br />We hope you enjoy the eating as much as we enjoy the preparation in the kitchen and wish you all "Bon appétit"!<br /><br />The team at Bistro Bordeaux<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Exactly As Advertised
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/11/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/11/2015
 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
"Bistro Bordeaux, not surprisingly, is a French Bistro. In every sense of the word. All the expected players are there (steak tartare, Salad Lyonnaise, Steak Frites, Moule & Frites, Cassoulet, Coq Au Vin, Creme Brulee, Profiteroles, etc etc). All done absolutely perfectly (I'm talking to you Torchon of Foie Gras. And the compound butter on the steak too. And the texture of the tartare). if you've been to a great French Bistro in France or even Montreal, you've been to Bistro Bordeaux. It's kind of a shame when perfect execution of an archtype actually is disappointing. There is nothing new, nothing surprising. (Perhaps that portions are more in line with American expectations is a surpise. Good value.) Furnishings exactly like any photo you've seen. Very helpful service, wonderful wines. Warm environment, dim lighting. So if you're looking to recreate a past experience (or can't get to Paris for dinner), by all means head to Bistro Bordeaux. You won't be disappointed."
Dined on 2/11/2015
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Known for our unique nightlife approach to dining, Taverna 750 boasts an inspired shared-plate menu and nationally recognized drink program. Featuring classic American fare, refined by global flavors and served small- plate style, Taverna 750 delivers a meticulously curated boutique bistro menu.<br /><br />Our robust drink program offers signature martinis, hand-crafted from housemade cellos. Unique cocktails are highlighted with our custom-made ice program, and our coppers mugs with finer beer are created with premie specialty liquors.<br /><br />Let out style and service entertain you late into the evening!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good Enough and Fun Enough
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Creative and ambitious menu. Starters and smaller plates are executed better than larger ones but that's OK because it's fun to get bites of many different dishes. Portions of all dishes are sharable. Deviled eggs are particularly well done (haven't even tried the lobster ones yet!). Duck agnolotti are another must have(just a tad overcooked but still delicious). We also had the white bean/mushroom soup, asparagus couscous salad, hanger steak entree and vegetable lasagna (way to large and rich with gooey cheese AND creamy bechamel). Seasonings sometimes cross over from aggressive to over the line. Cocktails are varied, large and properly strong. Limited beer and wine but lots of original cocktails. Service is friendly and enthusiastic if not yet totally professional. Everyone is having fun so it's pretty loud and not because of the music. Will definitely go again for any reason: need a snack and a drink or a place to unwind and drink and eat with a friend or 3. Most everything, especially in the drinks is made in house and they are proud of it, just as it should be."
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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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
Quiet
Quiet
"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
Quiet
Quiet
"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
Quiet
Quiet
"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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