DemandingMax
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    May 8, 2014
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    August 20, 2014
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Boca Landing, located at the Waterstone Resort & Marina, brings a fresh take to coastal fare. Seating abounds both inside and out with fantastic views of Lake Boca. Be sure to take advantage of nightly chef inspired specials. From their raw bar to seafood based small plates, there is something for every palate. The beverage program shines with artisanal cocktails, local Florida craft brews, and a carefully curated, 150 bottle wine selection. Pair their smorgasbord; a daily assortment of chilled fish, meats, cheese, and accompaniments; with a classic cocktail for a perfect meal.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Awesome Dining Experience!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Boca Landing continúes to impress with its new menu roll-out. A creative chef offers well prepared and attractively plated fish entrees, and many share tasty plates and salads - which are large enough to share. Locally sourced fish are used. Love the SNAPPER, and SWORDFISH, the TORCHIO [Italian sausage and pasta] share plate was a #BOOM! Don't mistake this for just another hotel restaurant [it is located in the newly renovated Waterstone Resort] - it is a force unto itself. An impressive wine list, by the glass as well as bottle, a happy hour with bar treats, and Mondays are half off bottles of wine. Attentive and professional servers, ask for Gabriela or Edward, many tables overlook the Boca Bay, and outdoor seating also."
Dined on 8/18/2014
 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, fit for foodies
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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
Another Great Meal!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Love to sit outside at Lemongrass, even when its during the summer heat. Inside tends to get noisy on busy nights, and is overly air conditioned. Attentive service by Howdy. Consistently good sea bass, hot fresh vegetables, yummy broiled salmon. Check out their large selection of bottled saki, all reasonably priced. Streams upbeat music, attracts younger crowds than many other East Boca restaurants."
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Sapphire Boca Raton is the latest and most enthralling new venture by NJ/NY based Indian Cuisine Restauranteur Raju Brahmbhatt. Indian Cuisine, the food from the Indian subcontinent in Asia is primarily characterized by the extensive use of various spices, herbs and other vegetables and sometimes fruits. The subcontinent is as diversified in its culinary traditions as its languages and religions, thus, include a wide assortment of dishes and cooking techniques. As a consequence, it varied from region to region, reflecting the varied demographics. The idea behind this concept is to show Floridians something that reflects modern India in terms of design, ambiance, and cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Not Ready For PrimeTime
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was very tasty, nicely presented, and my dining colleague, who knows Indian food, declared it as outstanding. We dined on a Saturday night, with a reservation for 4 at 7:30. We were seated at a table near the front entry door, w/ half of our group facing the very active kitchen door. It was an undesirable table, and when I asked for a different table, I was told "no", even though desirable booths were open. The problem here is with management. They were GROSSLY UNDERSTAFFED. After ordering two drinks and appetizers, the drinks came to the table 35 minutes later, and were poorly made. The food arrived at 8:45, and frankly, while quite good, the dining experience was ruined by the unreasonabletime it took to receive the food."
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
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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
Impressive and Unique
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Another impressive dine at a very special, small, restaurant in East Boca. It is obvious that chef/owner Ron and host/owner Rhonda operate their restaurant with passion and clearly enjoy what they are doing. Plating of meals is beautifully done, and the palate is excited with each bite. If you are seeking huge portions, and want your food "dry", "no sauce", "no this, no that", I suggest you go elsewhere. The chef will be preparing special food combinations, and if you start to change them, you will simply lose out on the "gestalt" of the dish. Also, be patient, your food is not sitting around ready to be slapped on a plate! Attentive and professional service provided by Michael."
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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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
Consistently Good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/30/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/30/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Another well prepared meal, served by our favorite server, HOWDY. Love the Oh Seabass, without all the sauce on it, and you can substitute the veggies for another (I get steamed broccoli). Some people have complained about "loud music", I'm not sure why…there is sometimes background music with a bass beat, but it's not overwhelming. And one wants some vibe, not every restaurant needs to cater to those over 75!"
Dined on 7/30/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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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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