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    29
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  • First Review
    October 4, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 30, 2015
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Saddle Peak Lodge, where rustic ambiance meets a sophisticated palate. <br /><br />The former hunting lodge maintains a warm and rustic décor, featuring two fireplaces, outdoor dining, and views from the second- and third-floor rooms. <br /><br />Chef Christopher Kufek prepares contemporary American comfort food with an emphasis on hearty wild game, fish, & seasonal ingredients, and welcomes you to try the 7 course Chef's Tasting menu, with optional hand-selected wine pairings.<br /><br />To complement the food, the wine list includes American boutique wines difficult to find on many other lists. Our bartenders prepare classic and old-fashioned cocktails as well as modern versions of the classics. We invite you to come to our wine and scotch dinners and beer luncheons, which have received rave reviews. <br /><br />Whether you are a meat eater, fish lover, beer drinker, wine aficionado or a Scotch enthusiast, Saddle Peak Lodge is just minutes away, but a world apart.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2001
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2001
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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JiRaffe offers market directed rustic California/French food with seasonally inspired classic cocktails in a casually chic environment. The service is relaxed yet articulate and as elegant as the coastal community of Santa Monica.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2001
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Billy Lawless is excited to announce a new chapter in the life of the historic Gage building – the opening of Acanto. The word Acanto is the Italian translation of Acanthus – the flowery leaf used extensively in Roman architecture and by famed architect Louis Sullivan in his distinctive terracotta ornamentation found on the facade of the historically landmarked building at 18 South Michigan Avenue. Acanto highlights rustic Italian cuisine in a casual, inviting setting. At the kitchen’s helm, is Executive Chef Chris Gawronski executing handcrafted pastas, coastal seaside plates, stone oven pizzas, and an in-house charcuterie program. <br />No Italian meal is complete without a perfectly paired beverage, which is the task of Beverage Director Jon McDaniel. Relying on his time spent living in Trento and Piemonte, Jon is featuring hand-selected wines from all of Italy’s 20 wine regions, craft Italian birra and Italian-inspired cocktails by Spirits Director Michael Page.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2001
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 11/30/2014
 2001
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S. Irene Virbila, Times Staff Writer writes:<p><br />"At Piccolo, the tiny Italian spot in Venice, offers something more than standard fare.<p>It's an Indian summer night on the Venice boardwalk and a typically Fellini-esque scene with poncho-wearing retro hippies beating out tunes on battered guitars while skaters speed among joggers, bikers and beach lovers walking their pooches.<p>The crescent moon hangs above the palm trees ruffled by the salty breeze. And at 5 Dudley Ave., a block from the beach, bohemian bons vivants are sipping wine at tables in front of Piccolo Ristorante Italiano.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2001
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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We propose a different approach to Italian food, by creating dishes moderate in portion size, which we feel enhances the dining experience, by allowing you more variety in taste, while eating healthier.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
The location is Venice CA, not Italy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2001
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Who ever heard of a weekend brunch in the USA where the only coffee is espresso or americano, and as a result they charge you by the cup? Europe, it happens all the time. In a few restaurants here it happens when they are serving a special coffee in a presspot. But for "just another restaurant on Rose Avenue in Venice" to offer weekend brunch with no option for regular brewed coffee... you've got to be kidding me. Food was good. Service was good. And when I asked for more coffee they told me rather than just bringing it and adding it to the check. But still, not acceptable."
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2001
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Willie Jane is located on Abbot Kinney . Executive Chef Govind Armstrong's menu focuses on Low Country Coastal Southern cuisine. We offer a full selection of spirits with an emphasis on bourbon, southern inspired and garden-to-table cocktails.<br /><br /><br />For reservations for parties of 8 or more, please contact the restaurant directly.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2001
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2001
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
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2001
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Steingarten LA is a California-inspired beer garden that combines the old country feel of München and the contemporary flare of Los Angeles. Offering over 20 variations of sausages, from salmon and elk to wild boar and bison, Steingarten prides itself on their exotic selection. The Small Bites Menu changes frequently and offers uniquely crafted recipes that present an array of fresh and sophisticated dishes. The burgers are all natural, grass fed, no hormones, no antibiotics and made out of ground sirloin steak.True to its name, Steingarten offers an array of 70 beer selections, with an extensive bottled beer collection and 20 rotating craft beers. Full bar.Dark wood, fireplaces, a retractable dining-room ceiling and a quaint private patio make up the ambiance, where diners can sit at traditional communal tables or opt for a more private experience at the individual ones. Please ask for catering services at your venue. Call Abbey at 310-901-5989. Thank you
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2001
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2001
Special Features: late-night find
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Big and Bustling, Shaw's Crab House stands as a monument to fish and seafood. Besides the usual popular dishes, Shaw's management team is passionate about presenting treats such as Pacific salmon, fresh king crab, and smelt during their short seasons. Reservations made through Open Table will be for Shaw's Main Dining Room. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, all seating is on a first come first serve basis.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2001
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2001
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
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2001
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Brought to you by Boka Restaurant Group, GT Fish & Oyster is an oyster bar and seafood-centric eatery named after chef/partner Giuseppe Tentori. Recently named the most anticipated opening of 2011 by Chicago Social Magazine, GT offers both traditional seafood dishes, such as clam chowder, lobster rolls, and fish and chips and modern classics such as stuffed squid with chorizo and saffron rice.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2001
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2001
Special Features: great for brunch
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Michelin starred Boka Restaurant has been a fixture in Chicago dining since 2003. A new chapter of the restaurant begins with the acquisition of new Chef/Partner Lee Wolen. Lee who honed his skills at both El Bulli and Eleven Madison Park, was recently awarded a Michelin Star and 4 stars from Chicago Magazine for his work at The Lobby.He was also named Breakout Chef of the year by Time Out Chicago in 2013. Boka’s space was given a complete re-design by acclaimed designer Simeone Deary (Elysian Hotel) in January of 2014. In its 10 year history Boka's Chefs have received both Food and Wine’s coveted Best New Chefs in 2008 and Best New Pastry Chef in 2013. Boka's food features contemporary, American cuisine, focusing on seasonality and sourcing as many local ingredients as possible.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2001
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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