bmarie
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    September 2, 2014
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    December 10, 2014
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Solbar, our casual yet sophisticated restaurant, is part of Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley’s most innovative resort and spa. Relax in the bar with a custom cocktail and a panoramic view of the Palisades Mountains or sit on the patio to enjoy a local wine and take in the scene at our 130-foot swimming pool. <br /> <br />In the Solbar kitchen, we are pleased to offer you a choice of lighter dishes to enjoy guilt-free as well as more decadent ones in which you can truly indulge. We go to great lengths to involve local producers whenever possible and to let the California seasons dictate our menu.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A nice dinner at Solbar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My husband and I spent our anniversary in Calistoga. We went to Solbar for a nice dinner to celebrate. It was nice, starting with a surprise glass of bubbly. Our waitress was friendly and nice. However, it was a pretty busy Saturday night. It wasn't the most romantic of restaurants but the food was great and it was a nice experience overall."
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
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JoLe is a Contemporary American Restaurant owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Matt and Sonjia Spector, chef and pastry chef, respectively. JoLe is the couple's second restaurant venture. Their first was the wildly successful, Matyson Restaurant in Philadelphia. The menu changes daily and is designed for flexibility: guests can pop in for a few a la carte dishes, or settle in for a multi course tasting menu that they design themselves. This lends itself well to the casual wine country pace. Matt uses organic, locally farmed ingredients as much as possible. Sonjia's desserts are updated versions of things her mom and grandmother made. Everything on the eclectic wine list is offered by the glass, half bottle, or bottle. The beer list is also fun, consisting of a wide variety of microbrews. JoLe also offers a full bar, specializing in small batch liquors. Even without reservations, bar and chef's counter seats are available on a first come, first serve basis
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Lovely experience and tasty dishes
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband and I went to JoLe for a special dinner during our ten year wedding anniversary in Calistoga. We were treated to complimentary glasses of bubbles to kick off our evening which was a nice surprise. Josh was our waiter and he was super helpful in selecting a wonderful mix of things to experience and to pair with the wine we brought. Thanks for a great night!"
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Goose & Gander is a charming restaurant in St. Helena, located in Walter Martini's historic 1920 bungalow. Lunch & Dinner is served daily in the basement bar, the dining room, & in the garden. Goose & Gander is a wine country public house and a local favorite, as well as the perfect spot to host events up to 100 people.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious burger!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Goose and Gander is just a block off the main drag in St. Helena. The ambiance is low key and comfortable elegance with the perfect lighting. The burger was super tasty! Our waiter was friendly but a little odd."
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
US Thanksgiving dinner at yew
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 27/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 27/11/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband and I took advantage of the Yew offer for US Thanksgiving dinner. It was very good. However, my husband has an allergy to nuts so there was a bit of back and forth with our server about replacement options since the stuffing had nuts and we had to determine if the dessert did."
Dined on 27/11/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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We specialize in Aburi, or flamed-seared sushi, which was developed nearly a century ago in Japan. The act of applying fire directly and lightly sear is known to enhance the natural flavors of the fish. Miku owner, Seigo Nakamura, innovated the Aburi concept by creating speciality sauces, using non-traditional Japanese ingredients, to complement the unique taste properties of each fish. <br /><br />Miku Restaurant is within walking distance from the Pan Pacific Hotel, Canada Place, Trade & Exhibition Centre, IMAX Theatre, Cruise Ship Terminals and Sea Bus. If shopping downtown, join us for lunch and re-energize. <br /><br />It's entrance is at the corner of Howe Street and Canada Place Way, overlooking the east cruiseship terminal at Canada Place. <br /><br />**Please note: We do not take reservations for the patio as it is a first come, first serve basis. We also only will hold reservations for an additional 15 minutes. <br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Super dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 31/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 31/10/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We enjoyed our dinner at Miku. The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance and delicious food. Our server was pretty good but not great. However, we'll be back!"
Dined on 31/10/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view
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REDD, which opened its doors in November 2005, is the first venture from acclaimed Northern California chef Richard Reddington, who offers an updated interpretation of wine country cuisine in a decidedly relaxed environment. REDD reflects the passions of a serious chef who, after 15 years in some of the best kitchens in the United States and Europe, has found the perfect balance of serious food and unpretentious ambiance. "With Redd, I've created the type of restaurant that I like to spend time at--an inviting place that serves creative food and thoughtfully chosen wines in a relaxed, but elegant, contemporary space." Drawing from his classic French and Mediterranean sensibilities, chef Reddington has created a cuisine that combines flavors and textures that match well with local wines. REDD’S menu showcases regionally inspired seasonal selections with ethnic influences. A daily 5 course chef’s tasting menu is also available in addition to the regular menu.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Outside lunch at Redd
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Lovely lunch at Redd! Everything was delicious and the service was attentive, helpful and pleasant without being obnoxious. Thanks! We'll be back!"
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Chef Michael Chiarello has returned to his culinary roots by creating seasonal farm-to-table Italian cuisine reflecting the bold flavors of Chiarello’s heritage in his signature style 1st made famous at Tra Vigne in the 90’s. An award winning chef/vintner & Food Network host, Chiarello celebrates his Italian roots and the Napa Valley with a menu echoing his long practice of using the finest locally/sustainably produced food. Located in Yountville, in the heart of the Napa Valley, Bottega’s extensive wine list represents hard-to-find favorites of the Valley and interesting Italian selections. Chiarello restored the integrity of an old 1800’s estate by uncovering beautiful hard wood floors, timber beams, old brick walls and windows. The inviting dining room is accented with reclaimed antiques, warm fabrics and eclectic light fixtures lending to the restaurant’s old world comfort.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful evening at Bottega
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our group of four had an amazing dinner experience at Bottega! The salumi and cheese and octopus appetizers were amazing. Our waiter was slightly over the top but nonetheless he selected some nice entrees for each of us. The sommelier also paired our food with some nice wines. We'll be back."
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Located on the fourth floor of the St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco, Vitrine offers a full breakfast and lunch menu based on the highest quality organic ingredients. Morning offerings include Black Truffle Frittata, Eggs Benedict Vitrine and Brioche French Toast, while lunch specialties include an Organic Beef Burger, The Ultimate Chicken Club Sandwich, and a selection of Market Fresh Fish. <br />Designed by Toronto's Yabu Pushelberg, Vitrine offers an elegant and light-filled dining room with a sophisticated palette of sage green and white, custom-designed banquettes, chic tables and chairs, and rich herringbone-patterned wood floors.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A nice, quiet restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Vitrine was perfect for a business lunch away from the madness of Moscone during a busy conference event. It has a nice ambiance and a menu with good variety."
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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Lily Mae's is a bistro cafe in the heart of Vancouver's vibrant Gastown area. This cozy, full service restaurant has much of its decor and menu inspired by a European bistro combined with a home-style, rustic approach-ability. With fewer than 30 seats split between an airy, bright main level and a cozy, intimate mezzanine, Lily Mae's strives to make guests feel like they are in someone's home...because they are. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good spot for brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 05/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 05/10/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The service is great and the food is good. The ambiance is slightly too grandmother's cottage like for me."
Dined on 05/10/2014
 2007
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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, a casual neighbourhood room specializing in down-to-earth Canadian fare. The Oakwood Canadian Bistro's food philosophy is focused on fresh, house-made dishes crafted from locally sourced products. The seasonally changing menu caters to market availability and the sustainability of the products. All meats are organic, local and free of hormones and antibiotics, while the seafood is sustainable, seasonal and Ocean Wise certified. From the breads and pastas to the butchery and sauces, all products are made in-house with quality and consistency.The Oakwood Canadian Bistro serves fresh, honest food in a casual neighbourhood environment. This modest Kitsilano room encourages diners to gather around the central communal table with old and new friends, sip wine and BC craft beers or one of their classic cocktails and linger over one of Chef Ryan Murphy's seasonally driven dishes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
My first experience but not my last
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I loved the Oakwood! I reserved a table for four. We started with some cocktails, followed by shared family style plates of food, and wine. The ambiance was great and the food and service were terrific. I'll definitely return!"
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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