russell
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  • First Review
    March 30, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 27, 2014
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The Black Olive is a Psarotaverna which is a Greek fish tavern set in the historic Baltimore neighborhood of Fells Point. We specialize in Mediterranean seafood such a whole fish; grilled and fileting at tableside. We also offer traditonal Greek dishes, housemade breads and desserts. Enjoy signature items such as our Village Pie, Grilled Octupus salad, Rack of Lamb ,grilled Filet Mignon or our fresh Dover Sole prepared to your liking. Pair your entree with international wines carefully selected by our sommelier ranging from California, New Zealand, and showcasing beautiful small vineyards from Greece.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Simply Superb Fish
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Just Phenomenal fresh fish, prepared simply but perfectly."
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Located in Pentagon Row, Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
My go-to restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Whenever out-of-towners come to D.C. this is the place to go. This is a good news success story of a real entrepreneur who really made it by cooking Lebanese food extremely well. The flavors and seasonings offer something for everyone. My major complaint is that it is too LOUD to have a pleasant conversation."
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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COPPERFISH offers the finest and freshest regional seafood in America. COPPERFISH is an outdoor patio overlooking luxurious fountain pool and an interior boasting a warm, energetic full-service bar and inviting oyster bar. Our classic, yet comfortable ambiance inspires a relaxed dining experience. The winning combination of superior seafood, premium hand cut steaks, unparalleled atmosphere and first-rate service has garnered the restaurant a loyal following and a storied reputation for value and excellence.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Grilled Fish
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/19/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/19/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This restaurant specializes in fresh fish, grilled well. What I really liked about it was its central location in SoHo and that it was quiet. I could actually carry on a dinner conversation with my dinner guest. The wall of salad was a house specialty, grown on site and with the freshest spring vegetables. Overall, a very pleasant restaurant with exceptional fish dishes."
Dined on 5/19/2014
 2003
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SideBern's is Bern's Family of Legends' hip, progressive restaurant. Its menu features Executive Chef Chad Johnson's modern cuisine served in a stylish, relaxed fine dining atmosphere. SideBern's offers its guests the ability to taste different flavors and textures created with innovative culinary techniques.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
My GoTo Restaurant in Tampa
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Sideberns remains my favorite restaurant in Tampa. The food is always interesting and tastes amazing. The wine selection is exceptional with many wines by the glass. This time I took some young folks (20 something) to broaden their food interests and they came away impressed. This time we had a lamb tartare, wow! and a rabbit ravioli (nice) and my entre was a loup (fish) with some fried crab. Excellent. While it is a bit pricey for some, Sideberns is worth every cent you pay for the freshest ingredients, served well in a warm inviting atmosphere in a great part of town. Go here next time you want to impress your friends or enjoy time with that special someone."
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A Fine Food Lab
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Edison is a special restaurant for the adventurous foodie. I loved it. The chef combines the most unusual ingredients and combinations to make some very creative and flavor popping dishes. I know why they call it a lab. I get the impression that the culinary staff is always experimenting trying to perfect each dish and they do it well. The wine list is well done and there are a number of selections that pair well with the food. I was really impressed. For now this is a local place and I was one of the few "visitors" from out of town who discovered this foodie find."
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2003
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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We invite you to join us at 2941 Restaurant! <br />Beautiful Views | Wonderful Food | Elegant Service<br /><br />2941 is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the metropolitan area. The restaurant is nestled in the heart of Falls Church, VA surrounded by lush landscaping, koi ponds, waterfalls, world-class artwork, and a lakeside view. Chef Bertrand Chemel offers contemporary American cuisine accented with bold French and Mediterranean flavors. Named by Washingtonian Magazine in 2014 as a 100 Very Best Restaurant, Northern Virginia Magazine in 2013 as one of the Top 50 Best Restaurants, and by Eater DC as a 38 Essential Washington Restaurant, to name a few accolades, 2941 continues to charm gourmands with its sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance and inventive cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
2941 is always special
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Ranked by all the foodies as one of the top restaurants in the D.C. area, 2941 continues to shine. I am always thrilled with what I order and how wonderful it tastes. The wine list is superb. Hats off to a GREAT chef and food service team."
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Casa Luca is Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s casual osteria celebrating the rustic spirit and traditional recipes of the Marche region of Italy. Whether you are hosting a family event, enjoying a date night, or a working a power lunch, Casa Luca offers many choices to customize your meal.<br /><br />Casa Luca has unique Italian wines on tap (available nowhere else!) and a cellar selection from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment. Our bar features beers on tap, cocktails a large selection of classic Italian amari – including Varnelli and Meletti, both from Le Marche – and other digestivi, as well as grappa and many other Italian liqueurs.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Casa Luca is a wonderful find. Superb, rustic style Italian dishes from a master chef. Each pasta dish is prepared fresh daily -- no store bought anything here. Well Done!!"
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Casa Luca is Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s casual osteria celebrating the rustic spirit and traditional recipes of the Marche region of Italy. Whether you are hosting a family event, enjoying a date night, or a working a power lunch, Casa Luca offers many choices to customize your meal.<br /><br />Casa Luca has unique Italian wines on tap (available nowhere else!) and a cellar selection from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment. Our bar features beers on tap, cocktails a large selection of classic Italian amari – including Varnelli and Meletti, both from Le Marche – and other digestivi, as well as grappa and many other Italian liqueurs.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Casual Italian
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Probably the best Italian in D.C. Affordable, casual, fun, Casa Luca was a great choice for an evening meal. Good Italian wine selection."
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list
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