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  • Review Count
    7
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 16, 2015
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  • Average Rating
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ctowner1's Reviews
 
Quality Italian is a modern interpretation of the Italian-American Steakhouse. Overseen by executive chef Scott Tacinelli, the kitchen updates classic steakhouse fare creating modern interpretations with Italian accents. The 200-seat restaurant, owned and operated by Fourth Wall Restaurants, was designed by AvroKO and references the Butcher's Guilds of Italy, responsible for the finest cuts of meat in Italy.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/13/2015
 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
"HAd an excellent fillet, and the eggplant pollente meatballs are superb."
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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The Scene<br />The Syracuse-based barbecue phenomenon plunked a sprawling roadhouse with all the familiar back-road accoutrements into an abandoned meat factory. Unfinished wood-beamed ceiling, burlap bag curtains, scattered country bric-a-brac, and an enthusiastic greeting feel worlds away from the city. The roll call of devotees includes area families, couples on casual dates and groups of Columbia students. <br /><br />The Food<br />Though fried green tomatoes and punchy boiled shrimp start things off right, the smell of smoking meats quickly adjusts the focus. The smokey-sweet pork ribs gently release from the bone and the Texas brisket, a touch dry, gets a lift from a topping of tangy cured jalapeños and a dash of hot sauce. It's even safe to venture from red meat with the truly moist and tender chicken, brined then smoked for deep flavor. With the exception of the cakey corn bread, sides keep pace, with tangy Creole potato salad and sweetened baked beans the standouts.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dinosaur delivers!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/07/2015
 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
"Another great meal - standouts this time were the hot wings, fried green tomoatoes and brisket. Ribs solid as ever."
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood.<br /><br><br><br />Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first serve basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
xmas at Benihana!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"our go-to place for Xmas. Fun for the kids. These guys are pros. Food is ok"
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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As the newest member of the Gino's East family, we've stayed true to the legacy of Gino's legendary pizza while adding a contemporary twist.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
awesome pizza
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"totally delicious chicago pizza. Great service - knowledgable about history of the restaurant. Takes 45 minutes to make the pizza (which we were told in advance about and they met that estijation) but worth the wait!"
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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As the more casual sibling of renowned Spiaggia, Cafe Spiaggia has come into its own as a favorite dining destination for locals and visitors alike. In an artful, warm setting featuring reproductions of 15th century Italian murals, the contemporary Cafe serves dishes reminiscent of authentic Italian sidewalk eateries and trattorias. Chicago Magazine said, “This stylish Cafe sends out lively versions of regional classics…topnotch handmade pastas, fine main courses, and the best tiramisu and ice creams in town."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Decent place for a nice dinner. I guess this is the less fancy version of it's sister restaurant - but the foold was excellent and reasonably priced. The menu was abit limited. Service just ok (they failed to remove a pomegranite seed from my wife's dining area the entirety of our meal!). Overall though it's a nice place to go out for dinner."
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic
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For a decade owner and chef Gari Sugio has run a sushi restaurant that is innovative in the way it serves sushi with both cold and warm ingredients, offering more than 130 varieties. Sushi of Gari 46 focuses primarily on serving Gari’s “Signature Omakase” Sushi dinner which shows off his expertise with marinated and spiced raw and slightly cooked ingredients, in addition to a menu of traditional Japanese dishes. The sake selection, by Gari Sugio, is one of the best in town along with a limited wine selection of fine wines.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
awesome as usual
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"every bite was excellent - highly recommend - best sushi ever. Why go anywhere else?"
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
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We are a much decorated Home-style BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Times Square, at the crossroads of the world.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
solid, but not specatcular, BBQ
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"decent food - pretty large (and expensive) lunch portion - baby back ribs. But they were tasty."
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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