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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    May 4, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 18, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    5
 
 
VIPDiner's Reviews
 
You'll know the moment you arrive that Lawry's The Prime Rib is an extraordinary restaurant. The signature Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef are aged 21 days, rock salt-roasted to perfection then carved to order tableside from shining silver carts. The famous Spinning Bowl Salad, whipped cream horseradish, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and warm hospitality complete the experience that has landed Lawry's on countless "10 Best" lists and made it a dining legend since 1938.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2003
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is the first time we have dined at the original Lawry's in Beverly Hills. We had a great time. Our server made our experience very enjoyable and filled us in on the history. We had the special August meal for two that came with a bottle of wine and dessert that was exceedingly reasonably priced. Highly recommend."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Carmine’s is a family style, value-driven restaurant concept with locations in NYC, NJ, Nassau Bahamas, and Washington DC. Restaurateur Artie Cutler created Carmine’s with one goal in mind: to open a restaurant that would serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast, featuring extra large portions of home-style antipasto, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on extra large platters designed for sharing. Carmine’s is the perfect place to casually enjoy friends and family over great food and wine, with excellent service, the way it used to be at grandma’s house.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you have a big family I highly recommend Carmine's. The food is delicious and is very reasonable when split among a group. They also pack up leftovers to bring home. Extremely kid friendly."
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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No trip to Lake Tahoe is complete without a visit to Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill. Located on the top floor of Harrah’s hotel tower, our restaurant’s features include a dramatic entrance, a 1,000-bottle display wine cellar and magnificent views from every table. <br><br> Friday’s Station specializes in a wide variety of Certified Angus and USDA Choice beef, ocean-fresh seafood specials and tantalizing side dishes, all served up with a breathtaking panorama of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The view is spectacular. The food and service are great as well."
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: scenic view
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Sumptuous is the best way to describe the delightful Asian cuisine at Gi Fu Loh, which translates as “gatherer of luck.” Gi Fu Loh features an intriguing menu that raises Cantonese cuisine’s authenticity and flavor in entrées you won’t soon forget. Seafood is the hallmark of Cantonese food, along with noodle soup, rice and vegetable courses, and exotic delicacies. And now, Gi Fu Loh has combined the best of two culinary Asian worlds by adding Sushi Kai, a sushi bar to its restaurant. You’ll enjoy traditional Japanese nigiri and sashimi along side popular fusion rolls. Be sure to imbibe with some Japanese wine, hot or cold sake, beer and yummy specialty cocktails.<br><br />Please note that hats are not permitted at Gi Fu Loh or Sushi Kai.<br><br />Private dining rooms are available.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We really enjoyed eating here. Great service. Highly recommend if you are visiting South Lake Tahoe."
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Founding Farmers, the Greenest Restaurant in DC, offers fresh Farm-to-Table, sustainable, American inspired true food and drink.  Our menus include classic dishes made from scratch, inspired by the heartland with sustainably farmed products, with locally sourced items and in-season vegetables and fruits whenever possible. <br /><br />Guests can gather around one of many community tables and enjoy great family dinner dishes like pot pie, pot roast, roasted chicken, big green salads, rustic farm sandwiches, soups, and rich, delectable pies and other desserts from our seasonal menus, in a comfortable modern farmhouse setting.<br /><br />The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Founding Farmers has the best breakfast in DC, but make sure you reserve on OpenTable well in advance."
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, fit for foodies
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The Gryphon DC features an assortment of premium aged meats, a full raw bar and specially crafted cocktails to accompany the "something for everyone" dining atmosphere.<br /><br />Whether on a date for two, or in a group setting, our social house concept provides guests with a plated-to-share experience with "pre-cut" meats designed for smaller portioned upscale meals with unparalleled tastings and pairings.. <br /><br />As DC's premier social house, the Gryphon encourages its guest to socialize through eating and drinking, while we provide a lively, energetic and fun atmosphere. Our goal is to make our guest feel as if they have been invited to a well planned neighborhood dinner party with close friends and family. This is why we consider ourselves an all-in-one destination, perfect for any occasion. Come join us at The Gryphon... and be apart of the experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2003
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Times Square - Ideal for Kids
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had dinner here after Aladdin with lots of kids and it was perfect. Short walk from the theater. Very accomodating for a large party - took us right on time. Our server was great. Manager stopped by. All in all, reasonably priced and delicious food that kids enjoy."
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2003
Special Features: special occasion
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The steaks are in your favor.<br /><br><br> <br />In a city that offers countless ways to indulge, Smith & Wollensky provides an oasis of exceptional food and refined service all within walking distance of major attractions. Our freestanding New York-style steakhouse located right on the Strip, and our sidewalk Wollensky's Grill, are the perfect places to people-watch and soak up the city vibe. The three-story 635-plus seat restaurant offers a distinguished place to celebrate that big win, the impromptu wedding and a multitude of corporate events.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Outstanding steakhouse on the strip
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We always visit S&W when we stay in Las Vegas. Very convenient to the MGM Arena. We appreciate the hospitality and the food is just great."
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Modeled after an Italian train station, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's OTTO is located on 8th Street, in the historic One Fifth Avenue building. Serving classic Italian pizzas and pastas, a large selection of house-cured meats, Italian and local cheeses, Artisanal Gelato, and boasting a 750+ all-Italian wine list, OTTO has become a destination for New York diners as well as a neighborhood hot spot.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
For out-of-towners
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"To optimize your meal: 1. Start at Empire State Bldg & take leisurely walk down Fifth Avenue, making sure to arrive 30 minutes before your reserved time. 2. Check in, receive your ticket, and proceed to bar where you'll peruse the extensive wine list and order from the outstanding appetizer list. Note: you can bring unfinished bottle of wine back to hotel. 3. Chill out, enjoy atmosphere, watch the schedule board for your train stop (table ready). We really enjoy visiting here when we are in the city - you will too!"
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2003
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find
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