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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    August 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 23, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.2
 
 
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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, 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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Ceres' Table features regional, Italian-inspired seasonal plates that pay homage to Chef Scurato's Sicilian heritage with respect to the technique, process and history of his native cuisine. A reflection of the Italian lifestyle, Chef Scurato has forged meaningful connections with Midwestern farmers in the spirit of cooking with seasonal, local and sustainable ingredients. In the new space, Chef Scurato has expanded the menu to feature mostly new offerings, including homemade pizzas cooked to perfection in a newly-installed wood burning oven that sits in the heart of the restaurant. The Italian-focused wine list showcases a sophisticated yet approachable variety, with more than 90 selections available by the bottle and ten by the glass. Additionally, the craft cocktail program highlights classics and house specialty cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Didn't lose a thing in the move!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2003
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"So happy to see Ceres Table thriving in its new location. Some of the best dishes made the transition and several new ones are equally good. Our starter of steak tartare and gorgonzola was outstanding. The vitello tonnato (nice portion for sharing) showed why that is a classic dish. The fresh pastas are all different and are texturally satisfying. The pizza can be a meal for one or an app for 2-4. Ours had great flavor but there was a lot of liquid which made the crust mushy even straight from the oven. Great chew to the crust that was not soaked. We didn't leave room for dessert but it's a nice list and modestly priced. Expanded cocktail menu and nice Italian wine list. No brainer to go back again as it's not a typical Italian rest"
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Francesca’s Bryn Mawr became the 8th restaurant added The Francesca's Restaurant Group in 1999. Located in the old Bryn Mawr Apartment Hotel, Francesca's Bryn Mawr brings a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices to the Edgewater neighborhood. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. <br /><br />About The Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurant Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
You had me at 1/2 price wine!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"That's on Thursdays. And they remind you that you can take home any remainder. And on a daily basis, things are very well priced and the portions are very nice. Some of the best presented carpaccio. Pastas are excellent with many fresh ingredients. They are a little light handed with the seasoning but fresh pepper and Parmesan are offered liberally and there's a salt shaker. Nice cocktail list, great desserts. Pizzas are well priced and there are many DIY combos. Very friendly service at all levels. Dessert list tempts most everyone. Great place to snack or dine regularly."
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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