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    May 14, 2014
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    August 20, 2014
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Matsuhisa Aspen is nestled beneath a quaint victorian house in the mountain town of Aspen Colorado and features the cuisine of world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Japanese-inspired seafood and sushi, as well as an ultra-hip scene and lively bar crowd can best describe Matsuhisa Aspen. We are a continuation of Matsuhisa L.A., Nobu New York, Nobu London and may more locations around the world.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
One of Aspen's best
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/18/2014
 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
"Always great Japanese…Loved the interesting slider special with wagyu beef and crispy tofu bun. Spinach and shrimp salad plentiful and good choice to get some greens.Always love the miso cod and scallops with mushrooms was delicious. Super expensive, but what one would expect in this town."
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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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 8/15/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/15/2014
 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
"Great authentic southern food, with a modern twist. Everything we had was scrumptious, from the mustard greens salad, to oyster slider to shrimp and grits. I personally don't think the infamous "hot" chicken is that spicy. I thought drink special: a watermelon infused white bourbon cocktail was weak, as in not very boozy."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, 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
Neighborhood gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love Farm and Fisherman. Always a pleasure dining in this cozy room. Loved the summer salads!"
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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At Sola, our mission is to be regarded as an outstanding fine dining destination & a valued treasure of the Main Line & greater community.<br>We strive to serve contemporary cuisine in an intimate & pleasing room with the proper level of service (not too much, not too little). We want our guests to enjoy the window of time that they spend with us, savoring their food & wine & enjoying the company of their friends & family.<br>Our intent is to always remain a BYOB, knowing how important that is to many of our guests. Sola will provide a dynamic menu, driven by what is available fresh for the season. The expectation is that everyone will find a number of choices that appeal to their palate.<br>Our wish is that most of our guests will become regulars & will view us a spot they can enthusiastically recommend to their friends & can rely on when hosting visitors.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/11/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had a great summer meal at Sola...lovely version of a Caprese salad, with cherry tomatoes and arugula, soft shell crabs and monkfish with farro ( my favorite grain). Only complaint is both my and my friend's meals were a tad over-salted. Sola is one of the best restaurants on Main Line."
Dined on 8/11/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Will is a modern French inspired BYOB, located on East Passyunk Avenue in the heart of South Philadelphia. Chef and Owner Christopher Kearse, and his team, prepare a menu focused on its season, respecting French traditions along with classic and modern techniques to build a dining experience that evokes entertainment, excitement, and satisfaction.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Bravo
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Will is wonderful; one of my favorite byobs. Every time is go I am wowed. Small menu but every taste is sublime. The Hen of the Woods mushroom starter was out of this world."
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Traditional Japanese with modern twist. With unique specialty rolls and a full bar that features Japanese beers and large sake list.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I can't believe I have never set foot in Zama before, but certainly will again. Nice vibe and great value lunch with salad, miso soup, edamame and maki/nigiri. Good quality fish and lovely room."
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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Lolita is a Modern Mexican Restaurant located in Philadelphia in Midtown Village. Originally opened in 2004 by restaurateurs Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, it underwent a major renovation in 2014 and reopened with a fresh look, a new Mexican street food-inspired menu and a full liquor license. <br /><br />The extensive full-scale renovation highlights the addition of a 16-seat bar and chef's counter looking into the open kitchen. Lolita seats 45 guests with additional outdoor sidewalk seating in the warmer months. Reservations are accepted every day for lunch and dinner, while seating at the bar and chef’s counter is on a first come, first served basis. We have a full liquor license and accept all major credit cards.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Barbuzzo south of the border
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"That is what Lolita feels like, in terms of ambiance…same room as Barbuzzo: Loud, tight seating and very dim light. We ended up choosing to sit at the bar because it,felt more spacious than table seating. Hit and miss with food. Loved the grilled octopus and tacos are well done. Watermelon salad was uninspiring, even though so seasonal, and not a lot of vegetable choices, but the chopped salad was good and big enough to share. My dining partner got some enchilada thing that was huge, but looked gloppy. Hard to see with such low light. I miss the intimacy and BYOT of old Lolita."
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant Mediterranean menu offers flavors from France, Spain, Italy, Greece, North Africa and Turkey. There is an emphasis on grilled fish and meats as well as an abundance of fresh vegetables. With an entrance on West 64th Street, Boulud Sud is just steps from Manhattan’s Lincoln Center and is adjacent to Bar Boulud and Épicerie Boulud. <br /><br />Monday through Friday Boulud Sud offers a $29.00 three-course lunch in addition to our a la carte menu. Sunday brunch is served from 11:00am-3:00pm with a $32 two-course prix-fixe supplementing the regular menu. At dinner, Boulud Sud offers our full a la carte menu as well as a $60 three course prix fixe menu featuring Boulud Sud classics and a 7 course tasting menu showcasing all of the flavors of the Mediterranean at Boulud Sud for $115. For lighter fare, join us in our bar and lounge open from noon daily.<br /><br />Three private wine themed dining rooms are available for private events. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful meal from start to finish
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We came in early, before a concert at the Beacon, unknowing that there is a price fixed only menu before 7. Nonetheless, we had an exquisite meal timed perfectly to get us out at exactly 7:40. The grilled octopus was perfectly charred and just the right amount of chew/tenderness. Our fish was wonderful and the artichoke frisee salad was so substantial! Same with the side of charred broccoli rabe. I was quite full, but the desserts which came with the price fixed meal, were like artwork. So lovely were the 2 chocolate treats we chose, we almost didn't want to bite in, but once we did, no stopping us."
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love Talula's, live in the neighborhood and am a frequent patron. On this evening however, service kind of stunk; slow start to finish.They asked what kind of water we wanted and then it took 15 minutes before they filled our glasses with tap. Long lulls between courses and finished course plates sat waiting to be cleared way too long. Not sure why everything was off....for a steamy Monday, patio was pretty full, so maybe they had more guests thank expected outside and were under staffed. Food great...loved to charred string beans. I also feel wines by the glass are a pretty short pour."
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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Chef Chip Roman brings New American food and drink to Center City Philadelphia. The Treemont has a full service bar, with over 20 wines by the glass, 10 craft beers and rotating cocktail selections.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I like Treemont. Friendly knowledgable service and good quality food. Also love the indoor-outdoor feel of the lower level dining room. We were sat upstairs and requested to be moved downstairs ( no problem;'it was pretty dead). My only complaint is portion size. We shared the fish du jour for 2, but tile fish on the bone, with a lot of bone and a spoonful of quinoa was not much to share. I easily could have eaten the whole thing myself, but not at $40. Our other dining partner ordered the salmon entree for 1, and it was more substantial than our dinner for 2 and looked amazing. The starters too are described as dishes to be shared, but hard to share soup (yummy carrot gazpacho) and my lovely garden fresh salad was perfect for just me."
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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