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  • First Review
    August 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 25, 2014
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For over 20 years, Water Grill has sated the palates of fish lovers. From the moment it opened, this flagship downtown restaurant from King's Seafood Company has satisfied the need for a world-class fish eatery in Los Angeles. Hailed as "the best seafood in Southern California" by the internationally recognized Zagat Guide, Water Grill has consistently offered dazzling fish preparations of superior quality and freshness
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
None of the positives of the downtown location
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2001
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Good food, but not great food. Very noisy. And they leave the large windows open at the front of the restaurant, which face the ocean, so it would seem like a good idea. But between the ocean and your table is bustling Ocean Avenue, with a bus roaring by every couple of minutes, stopping right in front of your table. Lots of people meandering by on the sidewalk, many of them smoking.
Abysmal "move 'em out quick" service. Main courses arrived while appetizers were still being eaten. We sent them back, but not without further disruption as we had to explain to everyone what should have been obvious. Quite disappointing.
At least there is free corkage."
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2001
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Pizzeria Mozza is a bustling, urban burst of flavor and color. Open noon to midnight, seven days a week, Pizzeria Mozza is the perfect atmosphere - whether it be a business lunch or late night snack. The wine bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 50 Italian wines at $50 and under, but don't forget about the ample offering of antipasti, salumi and pizza.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2001
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Casa Nostra - Next to the Famous Pantry Café, 7 H. Free Parking in the TCW Building.Garage Located at 930 Eight Pl. The Best Happy Hour in Downtown 3.00pm to 10.00pm <br />Very Convenient for your event at Staples Center, Nokia Theatre or L.A Convention Center Whether attending a Downtown event, or just want a cheap trip to Northern Italy. Established in 2013<br />Serving now in Downtown LA.<br />Casa Nostra Ristorante & Bar is a highly rated Italian restaurant from Pacific Palisades and now we are serving in Downtown L.A. at 825 W. 9th St (at Figueroa)Los Angeles <br />\"Our cuisine comes from the regions of Italy.<br />We take pride in offering only fresh ingredients blended with herbs, garlic and a selection of fresh vegetables prepared with extra virgin olive oil. <br />We believe these components provide the fundamentals for a simple, flavorful and healthy dining experience. Ciao.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2001
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2001
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From AdVantage Partners’ Adam Fleischman and Lee Weinberg, and with producer Stephen Gelber, along with Chef Perfecto Rocher and hospitality veteran Jason Berkowitz, smoke.oil.salt is an authentic Spanish seafood restaurant and wine bar featuring traditional Spanish dishes, including paella, fideua, grilled fish and seafood, vegetarian specialties, suckling pig, Spanish hams and cheeses, and more. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2001
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
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2001
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San Antonio is now home to acclaimed Chef John Besh’s restaurant, Lüke, on the city's famed Riverwalk, Besh's first restaurant outside of his home state of Louisiana. The casual chic bistro features a menu of authentic Old World cuisine, combining classic German and French cooking techniques served in a warm and inviting space of stylish vintage interior, situated in San Antonio's popular downtown district.<br><br>At the helm of the kitchen of Lüke is Executive Chef John Russ, born and raised in New Orleans. At Restaurant August, Chef Russ began to form the relationship with John Besh and he learned the importance of forming relationships with farmers and fisherman, which would later be reinforced by his time working on farms in Alabama, New Hampshire, New York and Maryland. Chef Russ returned to the Besh Restaurant Group as Chef de Cuisine on the invitation of Chef Besh.<br><br>To complement its cuisine, Lüke offers an extensive wine list and beer selection.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Pseudo-cajun and way too salty
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2001
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Big bustling place just off of the Riverwalk. Tries to be Creole-Cajun, but doesn't really make it all the way there. Food a WAY too salty, IMHO, and the sauces are too heavy. And for a place with such a big bar, the beer selection was weak."
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2001
Special Features: good for groups
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Located at the Historical Pearl Brewery, ARCADE Midtown Kitchen is spiced with a mix of Pearl's historic past and San Antonio's casual culinary sophistication. Something old, something mood, something borrowed, and damn good food - ARCADE is a friendly and comforting mix of re-born brewery past and boardwalk street café that takes hearty food & spirits as seriously as it takes 'taking it easy.'
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/08/2014
 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 11/08/2014
 2001
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Bliss is consistently among San Antonio’s best restaurants in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. Bliss is located just blocks away from downtown San Antonio in the burgeoning Southtown area. Our mission is to express excellence in the most inclusive, genuine and hospitable way.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Really good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Imaginative cooking, quality ingredients, well plated. DELICIOUS"
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2001
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Ori and Genevieve's signature style shines on the Bestia menu with a plethora of seasonal dishes that have been sourced from local purveyors. The emphasis on nose to tail cooking can be found in dishes such as Coppa di Testa comprised of housemade headcheese and Cassoela Milanese with braised pork, veal ribs and pork sausage. From housemade mustard for the charcuterie to skillfully crafted squid ink bottarga, the menu reflects the attention to detail that the duo pays to only seasonal ingredients. The emphasis on sustainable ingredients and products can be found not only on the menu, but in the design of the space as well. Working with designer Greg Bleier, Genevieve sourced the contemporary elements from local artisans, who rely on reclaimed materials to create the unique elements found within Bestia, from the light fixtures to the stools and tables.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/30/2014
 2001
Dined on 10/30/2014
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/30/2014
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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YEW seafood + bar - a dramatic restaurant with an open, interactive kitchen, features the freshest seafood the west coast has to offer. Executive Chef Ned Bell and the YEW team support a "Farm to Table" philosophy, sourcing ingredients from our local oceans, rivers and farms. Enjoy cocktails in front of the fireplace or at our intimate cocktail bar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 06/09/2014
 2001
Dined on 06/09/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 06/09/2014
 2001
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<p>Special Notice: On Friday December 12, 2014, a special lunch service with seating at 11 AM and 145 PM will be served for the Bracebridge Dress Rehearsal. Most seating will consist of multiple parties at large tables for this special lunch service. Reservations may only be made by calling 209-372-1289.</p><br /><p>The Ahwahnee Dining Room conveys a feeling of elegance and refinement while maintaining a comfortable, natural atmosphere. The logs of stripped and polished sugar pine, which support the 34-foot-high beamed ceilings, reinforce the rustic ambiance that is reflective of The Ahwahnee’s mountain surroundings.</p> <br />Under the culinary leadership of Executive Chef Percy Whatley, The Ahwahnee Dining Room offers traditional California cuisine for breakfast and dinner daily. An array of excellent California wines are also featured on the menu.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/06/2014
 2001
Dined on 10/06/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/06/2014
 2001
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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