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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    June 23, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 5, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.9
 
 
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Come visit Chef Geoff's in the heart of Tysons Corner. Our expansive menu is designed to please. Try some of our favorites like Big Shrimp and Very Gouda Grits, the tender Filet Mignon with Warm Bacon Relish, or our handmade Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Truffle Butter. Join us on Sundays for brunch and every Monday for half price wines. Enjoy our ever-popular happy hour daily from 3pm to 7pm and all day on Monday and Tuesday. An eighty seat patio provides some of the best outdoor dining in the area. We truly have something for everyone and look forward to welcoming you. Cheers! Chef Geoff.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious business lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love this place for a business lunch. The menu choices are varied and all are delicious. Not the same old borring choices either. Seasonal menu. I had the crab cake with jalepeno tarter sauce - fabulous. Others had the pumpkin gnocchi and the fish tacos. Cant wait to go back!
Surprised they dont think of it first but you can adk for a black napkin so as not to get white lint on your clothes.
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Dined on 10/03/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Celebrate farm-fresh American cuisine at elements, one of the best restaurants in Paradise Valley. Sanctuary touts the evolution of a favorite Scottsdale restaurant that offers a distinctive experience for AZ luxury dining. Discover the cutting-edge kitchen of Food Network celebrity and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan, where the best local organic produce is used to create seasonal menus.<br /><br />With the expansion of elements restaurant, enjoy distinctive venues for luxurious Scottsdale dining, including the private chef’s table, XII, where you will witness the kitchen activity firsthand…and Praying Monk, for indoor/outdoor events overlooking the beauty of Camelback Mountain. With spectacular scenery and unique settings, jade bar and edge are the perfect places to sip and savor fresh cocktails on inviting outdoor patios at sunset.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Food and scenery spectacular
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food and view are spectacular. Half our party proclaimed it to be the best meal they have ever had. We had fois gras and three other appetizers. I only had eyes and mouth for the fous gras - suberb. Our mains were all delicious. My scallops were awesome as were the two fish dishes and the pork chop. The flavors of each dish were unique and outstanding.
One drawback was our arrogant, know-it-all waiter who constantly dominated our table and restricted our concersaton time. Apparently his tables are a captive audience and don't you date cut him off cause he will make his displeasure known. Can't believe a restaurant of this caliber allows this behavior.
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Dined on 9/15/2014
 2007
Special Features: scenic view, fit for foodies
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Vienna, VA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Fab food but takes time
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went for work lunch and the DC restaurant menu. Great event menu. Had ceasar salad, grilled duo of filet & chicken, side of creamed spinach and raspberry sorbet. All delicious! Drawback was this took almost 2 hours! Thats fine at dinner but on a work day it was a problem for the 4 of us. Wasn't that it was that busy-- there were just long, long gaps between seeing our waiter and items arriving at our table. Especially dessert and our check.
May return for dinner or HH but cant do lunch again.
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Dined on 8/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is a fresh, colorful and fun Latin American restaurant experience inspired by Central & South America, Cuba and the Latin Caribbean. With guidance from our warm and welcoming staff, our guests discover the bold flavors and vibrant cultures of Latin America without leaving their comfort zone. Our approachable menu features freshly prepared guacamole, slow roasted and grilled meats, fresh seafood and homemade salsas. The rhythm of Latin Music sets the tone at our unique rum bar that offers fresh muddled Mojitos, over 50 selections of Rum and an affordable and exciting wine list
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
First failure for this place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My 4th visit to Paladar and a HUGE disappointment. The food was spectacular so I MAY still come back. The service and the lack of management was terrible. Our waiter took forever to do everything EXCEPT drop off all our food at once and mess up the bill. Even when we got the manager's attention to correct the bill ($25 in their favor) & no apology or attempt to make us happy. No one in the restaurant was willing to address a serious issue of one table of customers annoying every one else. 2 guys with 2 kids & no control. The kids were playing with toys that made noises (fire truck sirens!), rolled balls on the floor in between wait staff & customers (safety hazard), crawling on the backs of the booths. Ridiculous and ruined our experience."
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch
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Come visit Chef Geoff's in the heart of Tysons Corner. Our expansive menu is designed to please. Try some of our favorites like Big Shrimp and Very Gouda Grits, the tender Filet Mignon with Warm Bacon Relish, or our handmade Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Truffle Butter. Join us on Sundays for brunch and every Monday for half price wines. Enjoy our ever-popular happy hour daily from 3pm to 7pm and all day on Monday and Tuesday. An eighty seat patio provides some of the best outdoor dining in the area. We truly have something for everyone and look forward to welcoming you. Cheers! Chef Geoff.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Prosciutto & Pork lovers
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had lunch here this week and food was remarkable. Shared an appetizer because couldn't resist when read the description. Cream cheese stuffed jalapeno poppers wrapped in prosciutto with apricot jam. Yes really! Absolutely delicious. I then had chef special of fried pork tips over greens with apricot. Again it was delicious.
Service wasn't great. Had to ask for black napkins instead of white. Were first told they didn't have any because the laundry delivery hadn't arrived. Really? Then asked for paper napkins instead, suddenly two black napkins magically appeared. Maybe they realized we were serious? Had to work to get our servers attention through out and especially for the bill despite having told her up front we were on tight timing.
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Dined on 7/23/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is a fresh, colorful and fun Latin American restaurant experience inspired by Central & South America, Cuba and the Latin Caribbean. With guidance from our warm and welcoming staff, our guests discover the bold flavors and vibrant cultures of Latin America without leaving their comfort zone. Our approachable menu features freshly prepared guacamole, slow roasted and grilled meats, fresh seafood and homemade salsas. The rhythm of Latin Music sets the tone at our unique rum bar that offers fresh muddled Mojitos, over 50 selections of Rum and an affordable and exciting wine list
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fabulous food in Tysons
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I LOVE the guac trio and then the duck tacos. Oh and the mango coconut rice for my side dish is delicious. Been here 4x already. Dont understand why they limit their loyalty card handout to one per table. Think theyd want to spread the wealth. Will be back soon!"
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is a fresh, colorful and fun Latin American restaurant experience inspired by Central & South America, Cuba and the Latin Caribbean. With guidance from our warm and welcoming staff, our guests discover the bold flavors and vibrant cultures of Latin America without leaving their comfort zone. Our approachable menu features freshly prepared guacamole, slow roasted and grilled meats, fresh seafood and homemade salsas. The rhythm of Latin Music sets the tone at our unique rum bar that offers fresh muddled Mojitos, over 50 selections of Rum and an affordable and exciting wine list
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wow! THE Place to eat in Tyson's
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This place is awesome! The menu is fantastic. Already a big fan of the duck tacos with coconut mango rice side dish. My dining pals raved about the Cuban sandwich and the fish tacos. The guacamole trio appetizer is a MUST. You get traditional, spicy and chef's special along with a fantastic assortment of plantain, tortilla and other chips to scoop with. Delicious!
Service is great too. We had Melissa as our server this last trip and she was great. Friendly and efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. She helped with a recommendation for our pickiest eater and they loved their dish. Alvaro, the manager stopped by to say hello and made sure our special occasion lunch was going well.
Been 3 times already and will be back for more!!!"
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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