KathBon
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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
    2
  • First Review
    December 4, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 30, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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The raw talent, experience, and passion of two young people is the foundation for South End, a neighborhood restaurant and gathering place in the charming town of New Canaan. Chef/Owner Nick Martschenko and General Manager Michelle Cooper bring seasonal comfort food and inspired libations together with an atmosphere that is casual, familiar, and befitting of a small urbane town.<br /> <br />The design combines the old with the new. Rustic hardware elements are set against reclaimed barn wood paneling, and light fixtures are antique in design, while utilizing a more contemporary flare. Beige Italian linen drapes are complimented by contrasting black tufted linen upholstered banquette seating. Oversized color prints of a misty countryside and farm animals are a nod to Chef’s sustainable food practices.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Food never disappoints
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/28/2015
 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
"Brought some friends to dinner at South End on Saturday -- already pretty packed at 6:30 . Service was nice -- overall very friendly vibe. All cleaned their plates -- duck, pasta and lamb were all excellent."
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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The second location of acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Quality Meats has opened in an historic Bancroft hotel in the heart of Miami Beach. Award-winning designers AvroKO created a stripped-down Art Deco atmosphere with raw edges and warm textural details. The family-owned butcher shops found throughout New York City inspired the flagship Quality Meats, and here the concept is married with the beauty of worn Art Deco details in a Miami setting. The hotel’s original check-in desk now serves as a butcher counter, the former reception desk functions as a service bar, and a custom meat-hook chandelier is the centerpiece for the main bar and lounge.<br /><br />Quality Meats offers a menu that enhances elements of a classic butchery with large cuts of beef that are cured, smoked or aged in-house. Diners can expect hearty, flavorful dishes such as a short rib for two, double tomahawk rib steak and roasted suckling pig, along with a variety of enticing seafood.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
High quality experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I've been to Quality Meats NYC, so I was pretty confident arranging a business dinner in Miami......and we were all extremely satisfied with the results. The food and service were excellent."
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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The Charleston Harbor Fish House proudly welcomes Rich Demarse. Prior to coming on board as Executive Chef at the Fish House, he had worked as Executive Chef at The Local in Naples, Florida as well as at Peninsula Grill here in Charleston. <br />Charleston's newest seafood experience, Charleston Harbor Fish House serves up nightly specials based on what Chef Rich Demarse seeks from local captains. The menu showcases the best of the Lowcountry with views to match. Located on Patriots Point, the Fish House sits on the water with panoramic views of the Charleston skyline and Charleston Harbor. The Bridge Bar, located on the rooftop, is a favorite spot for those waiting to be seated or just sipping on one of the signature cocktails. We invite you to come experience cuisine from our point of view.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Go for the view
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The views are great, the service is friendly but not polished, and the food just okay.
The fried fish was good, salads ok, but don't order the beef. Nice wine list!"
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2007
Special Features: scenic view
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82 Queen is the ultimate destination for a menu that is as diverse as Charleston. With it's lush garden outdoor seating and 11 elegant dining rooms, some of which are located upstairs. If this poses an issue, please be sure to let us know so we can plan your party accordingly. 82 Queen is also a beautiful embrace of intimate atmosphere and privacy. <br /><br />From our famous She-Crab Soup, to Specialties of the House which include Southern Comfort BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Pan Fried Low Country Crab cakes and Classic Fried Green Tomatoes, it’s no wonder 82 Queen continues to impress Southern Living Magazine as one of Charleston's finest, yet affordable dining establishments. <br /><br />Open for over 30 years, 82 Queen continues to be the benchmark for Low country Cuisine and Southern Hospitality.<br /><br />Please also visit our other restaurants in the 82 Queen Restaurant Family, Lowcountry Bistro at LowcountryBistro.com and Swig and Swine at SwigAndSwineBBQ.com
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Went on 2 recommendations
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/12/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/12/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The location was great for a pre theater dinner, and the service was wonderful and the atmosphere in keeping with the neighborhood. Alas, the food did not match the rest of the experience. The she crab soup was just ok, and the fried pork chop had too much crust and was over cooked."
Dined on 3/12/2015
 2007
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Occupying adjacent spaces on Queen Street, Husk’s structures date back to the late 1800s. The main dining room, constructed in 1893, evokes the grandeur of Charleston, and speaks to the transformation of the city over time. Victorian details and turned columns were layered over the original Queen Anne-style façade through the years, and the buildings fell into disrepair until discovered by Husk ownership. The Neighborhood Dining Group President David Howard set into a motion an extensive remodeling effort of both. Although both buildings retain their antique charm and stately character, the renovations imbued each with a modern, minimalist theme. Like the reinterpreted food served within, each space has been laid bare, revealing reclaimed floors, original windows, and exposed brick throughout. The main house features an open kitchen with a wood-burning oven and dining room.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
To be fair.....disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is our second visit to Husk for lunch and their famous cheeseburgers. This time it was not as memorable. The service was very good, but the burger was ....dry.
I will say the warm chèvre and bacon jam was outstanding ."
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
+1point
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Little Prince is now open at 199 Prince Street in SoHo (between Sullivan St. and MacDougal St.) This new destination, featuring Chef Matt Conroy, aims to be a cozy neighborhood stand-by.<br /><br />Featuring classic French bistro items, the menu includes Skate Grenobloise, Bistro Chicken and Steak au Poivre, in addition to lighter fare such as Steak Tartare, Ratatouille and Mussels. Signature specials include an “off-menu” French Onion Soup Burger with caramelized onions and gruyere. <br /><br />Little Prince will also feature a frequently rotating beer program, highlighting unique French and local beers and seasonal French cocktails. <br /><br />Dramatic floral arrangements accent the light-filled space, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on bustling Prince Street. Caramel banquettes line the walls and the wooden bar is warmly lit by classic globe pendant lamps. Hand-painted ceramic floor tiles complete the bistro ambience.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We needed a place to meet for brunch in the vicinity, and found Little Prince. It's the kind of neighborhood gem you wish was in your neighborhood: good food, friendly but professional service and good value."
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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