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    October 14, 2014
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    January 10, 2015
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Experience the bold flavors of superb Latin cuisine from Spain, Mexico and South America in a romantic setting in the village of Montecito. Sunflower colored walls, original artwork, cozy fireplace, relaxed outdoor terraza and a beautiful bar and Tapas lounge to sip Sangria with friends while listening to live Spanish guitars.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great local spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2007
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
"I haven't been to Cava in years, but decided to try it while in town staying in Montecito. Nice to see Four Seasons Hotel still recommends Cava and it is still reliable Latin/Mexican food. Blood orange margarita was delicious. I loved my ahi special..very fresh, from local market with interesting carrot puree and swiss chard/beets. The lamb shank was also a hit; dining partner said it was "the best dinner she ever had". The live guitar music was a nice ambiance-enhancer."
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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FARMiCiA is the conception of Kevin Klause, James Barrett & Wendy Smith Born (owners of Metropolitan Bakery), who share a vision of a restaurant that captures the pleasures of simply crafted food & excellent beverages served in a relaxed yet lively environment. The emphasis is on great tasting food & beverages crafted from local, organic & artisanal producers. Located in Philadelphia’s historic Old City, FARMiCiA is a 122-seat restaurant & bar serving breakfast, lunch, an afternoon meal, a relaxed dinner & even brunch on the weekends. While FARMiCiA boasts a full bar, guests are also allowed to BYO Wine to pair with our farm fresh fare.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a great brunch in festive atmosphere (decorated for Christmas). It is a diverse menu, with something for everyone, vegetarians or carnivores alike. The crab omelette was delicious as was the eggs benedict with smoked salmon. The interesting South American dish with chorizo and corn tortillas was the overall favorite of the table. Cool that they have 1/2 priced cocktails, with an interesting list, for brunch, but our Bloody Marys (called Barn Burners at Farmicia) were weak and not enough spice. We ordered an extra shot of Stoli."
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, kid-friendly
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The Farm and Fisherman is a 30-seat white tablecloth BYOB featuring regional produce, meat and fish prepared by owner and Executive Chef Joshua Lawler, a former chef de cuisine at the quintessential farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns. At The Farm and Fisherman, Chef Lawler serves what he calls "snapshots of the seasons here in the Delaware Valley," incorporating interesting and unusual ingredients produced by area farmers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2007
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
"After having to wait a bit too long for our table to be ready, everything was wonderfull. Josh happily put together a vegetarian entree for my friend and we both devoured bloody beets and the delicious fall cauliflower salad. Venison sirloin was great, if not a touch rare. I got my meat fix for the month. Staff are warm and friendly. Love this restaurant."
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Located at 2031 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, Vernick Food & Drink is an inviting neighborhood bistro. Chef-owner Gregory Vernick, a Cherry Hill, NJ native, focuses on using extraordinary regional products to create a menu of approachable, globally-inspired dishes. The "Drink" side of Vernick Food & Drink features homemade sodas, as well as a carefully crafted selection of domestic and imported wines and beers and perfectly poured cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love Vernick
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Always great…The whole fish is killer. So aromatic and tasty, stuffed with herbs and fennel. Perfect. Side veggies are delicious as is the whole romaine salad with figs: Delightfully different. For the first time we didn't get any toasts, which are kind of a signature dish, because everyone was carbed out after Thanksgiving. Service was off though…a little unpolished for this restaurant and slow. Still this is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly."
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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 The Fat Ham
The Fat Ham
Chef and Owner Kevin Sbraga’s<br />second restaurant brings the heart of the South to the University City neighborhood of<br />Philadelphia with his signature “no boundaries” approach to cuisine. Drawing inspiration from<br />the ingredients, culinary traditions, heritage, and homes of the South, Chef Sbraga’s menu<br />reflects dishes found at Sunday suppers and on country porches, all served alongside The Fat<br />Ham’s seasonal cocktails.<br />The inspiration for The Fat Ham’s design comes from houses found in the rustic Southern<br />countryside, featuring an eclectic combination of glasses, tableware and chairs. While<br />the pork-centric menu explores heritage breeds and Southern staples such as sorghum butter,<br />benne seeds, pimento cheese, and Carolina gold rice. Chef Sbraga brings a home-style touch to<br />the menu with house-made pickles, pepper sauce, buttermilk, and fresh macaroni sharing the menu with reimagined twists on country ham, hot chicken, and boiled peanuts.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This was my third time to Fat Ham...Great southern food and it isn't all about the pig! The mustard greens salad is outstanding, as is the peanut hummus with grilled bread. Shrimp and grits is a stand out dish, aso love the blackened catfish. I am less impressed with the infamous "hot" chicken. I don't think it is THAT hot and I am not a fan of fried foods. Service is friendly, attentive and knowledgable. Oh, and the cocktails are creative. One in our party ordered a grapefruit vodka drink that came in a copper mug. Very cool."
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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Supper is a Modern American restaurant with a casual and comforting dining atmosphere that serves seasonal American cooking with a true &quot;farm to table&quot; aesthetic. Our exclusive relationship with Blue Elephant Farm in Newtown Square, PA means that the vegetables are grown to Chef Mitch Prensky&#39;s exacting standards, picked at the peak of flavor and delivered same day to Supper&#39;s kitchen. The look of the restaurant can be described as an “urban farmhouse” showcasing a design of natural materials, wood and whitewashed exposed brick within the cityscape of Philadelphia. Supper has an open exhibition kitchen with table seating and two full service bar areas on the first and second floors. The second floor of the restaurant, termed “The Family Room,” is an inviting space to hold your next special event. We look forward to having you over for Supper!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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A contemporary American restaurant in Philadelphia.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Aldine is a great addition to Chestnut St and for being so new, I thought they had their act together. We tried a bunch of stuff...some portions are quite small and they suggest at least 3 per person. Highlights were the carrots, halibut and duck. They have a small but interesting wine list. Our server was great, heloful, friendly and attentive. Dark, cool, sleek room. I will go back!"
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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An intimate French/American BYO restaurant by Chef/Owner Nicholas Elmi.<br /><br />Laurel only offers a 7 course tasting menu for $85/guest on the weekends (Fridays & Saturdays). Please note any allergies or dietary restrictions in your reservation allowing us to accommodate.<br /><br />The a la carte menu is available Tuesday-Thursday. The tasting menu is available by request during week.<br /><br />*Sample Tasting Menu can be viewed on our website<br />*Menu is subject to change
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Stellar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you are lucky enough to get a reservation in this 22 seat gem, you are in for a gastronomical treat. So unpretentious, yet sublime, sophisticated cooking. Bravo."
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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White Dog Cafe has been engaging the Philadelphia community with award-winning contemporary American cuisine, since 1983. Known for creative contemporary American menus, using the highest quality farm-fresh ingredients and humanely raised meats and poultry, our menus change weekly to capture the best locally grown, seasonal and sustainable foods available. Completely renovated in August 2014, featuring charming and whimsical décor in its unique dining spaces with additional bar seating with the same warm hospitality and inspiring fare.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2007
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
"White Dog changes their menu seasonally and my Penn son and I loved our meals: good, fall fare. Always enjoy eating here for brunch, lunch or dinner; something for everyone."
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the atrium is Talula's Garden, the warm and elegant Washington Square eatery from Aimee Olexy and Starr Restaurants. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. The artful cuisine, hospitable staff, sustainable spirits, and a focus on cheese make the dining experience here incredibly memorable.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Romantic and yum!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I eat here a lot, inside and out but it was such a beautiful night to sit outside…probably one of the last times for the season. Talula's has the prettiest courtyard in Philly. We loved our fried oysters, mustard green salad and whole fish and scallops, but our server was late with our bottle of wine (it didn't show up until we were almost done with first course after bringing the wrong wine the first time). When she appeared with a glass of champagne to recognize the flawed service, it made everything ok. That was so thoughtful. Acknowledging mistakes and making up for them goes a long way with building good relationships with the diners. Well done Talula's staff."
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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