DemandingMax
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    April 4, 2014
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    July 27, 2014
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Discover our unique dining escape, a place for friends and family to socialize, share stories and laughter while experiencing our diverse range of Italian flavors.<br /><br><br><br />Tanzy’s inventive take on rustic Italian cuisine combines artisanal culinary techniques with contemporary style to deliver an unexpected dining adventure, day or night. <br /><br><br><br />Journey through Italy with our Parma Bar, featuring tastings of the finest cured meats from Parma in Northern Italy, the artisan breads of Tuscany and the freshest mozzarellas from the Southeastern Puglia region, hand-picked by our Executive Chef Jacob Perego.<br /><br><br><br />Spirit enthusiasts will delight in our exclusive menu of craft cocktails, Italian mojitos and show-stopping liquid nitrogen mixology prepared by our master mixologist Adam Seger.<br /><br><br><br />Our wine list of over 100 labels, offers the perfect accompaniment to match our diverse range of flavors.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Underwhelmed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/24/2014
 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
"I've been to Tanzy before and haven't been for awhile. Maybe I ordered the wrong entree, but I was underwhelmed. My short ribbed filled ravioli dish, a special, was tasty but served luke warm and was smothered in a thick sauce. At ~$30., I expected a "wow" experience. Service was attentive, it was not busy as it was almost closing time. Others had fish and enjoyed it, but also each had a heavy sauce."
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Twenty Twenty Grille in Royal Palms Place of Boca Raton, Florida has a menu that goes far beyond Contemporary American Cuisine; it is a true Culinary Fusion of International classics and Modern food Art. <br><br>Chef Ron Weisheit has been in the culinary field for over 25 years. He was a top graduate of San Francisco Culinary Academy and was awarded 3 gold medals at the Culinary Olympics, in Germany. His wife Rhonda also graduated at the top of her class in Portland, Maine Culinary school and was the Executive pastry chef for number of years. Together they developed menu items that span from the International Classics to more extraordinary and adventurous.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Creative Chef/Impressive Menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Experienced the summer menu, and it was simply awesome. Grilled Salmon with Maine Lobster on a bed of lava beans and arugula was competing with the Andouile Mahi Mahi on a bed of tomato grits and shrimp gumbo, not to be outdone by the Grilled Diver Scallops on cucumber risotto. The baby kale salad with beef jerky and gorgonzola, avocado and chick peas was a delightful treat. Well orchestrated service provided by Michael Eric, overseen by hostess/owner Rhonda. An impressive wine list by the glass and bottle. End with the Profiteroles with dulce de leche sauce and popcorn ice cream. TwentyTwenty is a special restaurant!"
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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La Stella's of Boca Raton serves only the finest Italian food and provides full service catering, with over 18 years experience. Chef owner Jamie Barlow comes to us from Federal Hill Providence, Rhode Island and brings with her an authentic Italian style of cooking using only the finest ingredients.<br /><br />D.O.C certified San Marzano Tomatoes, Olio Verde' grade A+ olive oil, hand selected produce, meat and fish are key to our authentic style of cooking.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Sunday Gravy is Awesome
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/07/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/07/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I've eaten at LaStellas for years and this was the first time I tried the Sunday Gravy. A HUGE portion with braised pork, meatballs, sausage, really fresh ricotta cheese, tomatoes, and rigatoni, with a great sauce. Will definitely recommend and re-order."
Dined on 7/07/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Better a Than Expected
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Food was much better than expected and service by waiter was attentive. Kitchen was slower than expected considering the relative early time of night and that this restaurant should be accustomed to huge crowds. Suggest you avoid the sangri, both red and white, it tasted really bad, a cheap wine as base, no fruity taste. I would return if in the area."
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Located in the stylish 5 Palms Building in Downtown Boca Raton, La Nouvelle Maison breathes new life into the French dining experience. Guests arrive via our porte-cochere entrance and are treated to the chic and intimate décor of the three main dining rooms that offer both traditional and modern settings. The dining areas surround the focal point of La Nouvelle Maison, a spacious bar and lounge area accented by a floor-to-ceiling, custom-designed glass display case housing 1300 wines and Champagne that encompass 300 labels from throughout the world. Our menu artfully blends classical recipes with modern culinary elements, producing dishes that highlight the unique flavors of French fare. Tout va bien a La Nouvelle Maison! <br /><br />We cater to all dietary needs and restrictions.<br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Disappointed and Unimpressed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Certain my review will be in the minority, but I must report based on my experience. Evening started well with a table in the room requested, but waiter set a negative tone. So inattentive after providing menus that I requested a change in server - have never done that before! The sommelier Scott had a dismissive demeanor. FLORIDA salad was delicious, light, tasty. The CAESAR salad was bland, with one tiny anchovy. The DUCK pate was superb. The SEARED BLACK COD was the highlight entree, NY STRIP a winner as well. The FLORIDA ROCK SHRIMP RISOTTO tasted from chlorine, I should have sent it back. Ambience is attractive, crowd is overdressed/over made-up to impress, but there are enough folks like this to keep them busy, I am sure."
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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La Stella's of Boca Raton serves only the finest Italian food and provides full service catering, with over 18 years experience. Chef owner Jamie Barlow comes to us from Federal Hill Providence, Rhode Island and brings with her an authentic Italian style of cooking using only the finest ingredients.<br /><br />D.O.C certified San Marzano Tomatoes, Olio Verde' grade A+ olive oil, hand selected produce, meat and fish are key to our authentic style of cooking.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always Interesting Specials
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Always ask about the specials, I am consistently surprised and impressed. Tonight I had an appetizer of seared scallops over risotto, 4 large scallops and an impressive amount of risotto, as well. More than enough for two hungry men to share. And the grilled wahoo entree was cooked to perfection, served with a generous salad. The wine list is changed every 2-3 weeks, so don't become attached to any specific wine, trust owner Jaime's taste in wine that you'll always get an outstanding one. Fierce service by manager MATT - - it just doesn't get any better Food + Service = Excellent"
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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This is the only Japanese buffet in east Boca; the presentation of the food is fantastic, the service is impeccable; the sushi is so fresh; and what's more, the price is very reasonable. During the weekend the Peking duck and prime rib is chef special order. We also have a private room for you to throw a party, it's the best deal in town.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Real Good For A Buffet
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I shy away from buffets, too much food sitting around for too long, don't like people picking it, etc. This selection was quite varied, food appeared fresh and was restocked regularly. Would not go there if I wanted awesome sushi - what they had was good, but not really of great quality. It will satisfy most diners."
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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S3, where sun, surf and sand uniquely fuse with steak, seafood and sushi for a perfect combination of island atmosphere and globally-influenced, sea-inspired fare.<br />A wood burning grill lights up the place and sets fire to the menu offering Grilled Octopus, Skirt Steak, Jerk Chicken Skewers, Shrimp Toast and more. Let your eyes do the ordering, via an expansive raw bar featuring fresh-caught delights like Tiradito Wahoo and Yellowtail, Snapper or snack plates like a Trio of Dips (whipped feta, chickpea, and roasted eggplants) or Goat Cheese Cakes. A moderately priced menu serves up a variety of small plates
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
It's Awesome!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I'm difficult to please and was impressed with their attentive and well managed SERVERS, the organization and coordination in the kitchen at the different food prep stations, and the over-all VIBE of S3. There are two many small plates to mention, did not have one which wasn't well prepared. There is usually a special small plate and entree, as well as sushi, suggest you consider them all. S3 is quite busy, is open late, and its not uncommon to find it packed on a weekend at 10-10:30. Reservations are honored and tables are ready when promised. DJ on Friday and Saturday, be prepared for it. Diverse crowd of locals (me), hotel guests, and various age groups, but mainly under 35, not a rowdy crowd, though. Yes, you see the ocean..."
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Welcome to The Plaza Bistro, conveniently located on the corner of Breakers Avenue and Belmar Street. Set in the heart of North Beach Village, the Bistro offers a multi-cultural fusion, from salads to pasta dishes, brick oven flatbreads and desserts. Our breakfast menu offers you a variety of simply scrumptious typical breakfast food items. The Bistro has successfully paired imaginative food and wine with caring hospitality, comfortable surroundings and exceptional value.With outstanding dining under the stars, seasonal ingredients, an emerging beach side location and a mission to support the local community, The Plaza Bistro has changed the restaurant landscape in the North Beach Area.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
It Has Gotten Better!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Was quite impressed by the last 2 dines. The service was outstanding - JUAN was at his best - and the MUSIC was much more appropriate than a year or so ago. The pianist has become more seasoned and his repertoire has become enhanced. Recommend the SUMMER SALAD, which was tasty, loaded with fresh fruits, and a tangy dressing. The marguerite FLATBREAD with basil and pesto was cooked to perfection, and easily shared by two as a main course. WINE Selections are well priced. Eating under the stars and experiencing the ocean breeze is awesome. This is a special place, shared by locals, and tourists from the many small hotels, LGBT friendly staff and guests, along with many Europeans. Come Here for A Change!"
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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An eclectic award-winning combination of cuisines including Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese. Lemongrass Asian Bistro has always been the neighborhood favorite. With reasonable prices, world class food and service, Lemongrass always delivers. No matter what type of cuisine you desire, you'll find something you'll love on the extensive menu. The sushi rolls are particularly inventive, with many choices you won't likely find anywhere else. Sunsentinel : Top 10 Asian Restaurant in Florida ............................................... NewTimes : The Best Place to Dine Alone 2006 ............................................... Palmbeach Post : A-Excellent ............................................... Zagat 2004-2007 : Excellent ............................................... Florida Trends Magazine : Best New 20 Restaurant in South Florida 2005, Best 500 places to dine in South Florida 2006-2007
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
SPICY DUCK SALAD A HIT!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/28/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I enjoyed the SPICY DUCK SALAD, which I had as my entree. It was large and filling, spicy but not overwhelming. A nice change of pace. Popcorn shrimp was a tasty appetizer and while $9., it can easily be shared by two diners. The coconut shrimp entree was quite tasty, better than expected, GIANT Shrimps. Jenni is an attentive server. Can't go wrong at Lemongrass, always consistently prepared foods."
Dined on 5/28/2014
 2007
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