PhoenixRising
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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    May 24, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 5, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
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Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen and Bar, located in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale, is an excellent place to relax and enjoy fine wine, delicious food, and the company of good friends. Come and enjoy our exciting, upbeat atmosphere and forget your troubles!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Italian and Amazing Service
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Tommy V's serves up hand made italian food like other great restaurants in Phoenix. The wine selections and cocktail menu rivaled many restaurants that we've been to. The desserts provided a nice end to our meal and weren't oversized so we didn't feel guilty after finishing dessert. The best part of our experience at Tommy V's was the service. We've been waited on many times, but great service comes when your server continues to show up every 3 to 4 minutes to make sure water was in our cups, clean plates and silverware provided, and no dirty plates left on the table. The best part was our waiter smiled the whole time and he waited on 7 people in our group and made us feel at home. We'll be back for the food and service!!"
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Gaylord's offers one of Kauai's most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Located in the historic Kilohana Plantation home, diners are seated around an open-air courtyard with views of the plantation grounds and Mt. Waialeale in the distance. Our kitchen uses only the freshest, seasonal ingredients supporting our local farmers and fishermen. Our 67-acre sustainable farm provides much of the produce and herbs used in our dishes and cocktails. <br />Menu items include starters like fresh Ahi Poke, Seafood Spring Rolls and Organic Salads; Local Seafood, Meat and Vegetarian Entrees; and Banana Cream Pie for Dessert! <br />After your meal take a walk around the Kilohana grounds, shop in our assorted boutiques, visit the rum shop or take a ride on the plantation train. Join us at Gaylord's to enjoy the best of what Kauai has to offer in island food and experience. Call for reservations and details on weekly entertainment. <br />Memorable by day…Unforgettable by Night.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
No Ocean View, BUT WHO CARES!!!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"During our honeymoon, Gaylord's provided us with out most unique dining experience on Kauai. There is no view of the ocean, but you get a more unique experience. You get to sit in a dining area setup in a U-shape, with no doors or windows to block your view of the courtyard. In the middle of the courtyard is an area for live music which added a great feel to our dinner. The food preparation and presentation was excellent. We shared the caprese salad, and my wife enjoyed the grey snapper while i enjoyed the chicken and waffles. The food was so good, i actually remember everything we ate even after all the restaurants we've eaten at on Kauai. Don't miss the experience at Gaylord's!!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Chef-Owner Peter Merriman has brought his unique style of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine served in a casual yet elegant setting of Old Hawaii Plantation. A pioneer in the "Farm to Table" concept, Peter serves only the freshest products, at least 90% of which are locally grown or caught, using only sustainable methods. His international menu items are prepared in a manner that highlights the natural flavors of these fresh, local foods. Located in Poipu, we feature both mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) views as well as sunset veiws over the Kukui'ula resort. The aloha-friendly staff, with a food and beverage knowledge second to none, will ensure that you have an extraordinary dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Fantastic Food, But Bad Service
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"During our honeymoon in Kauai, Merriman's was one of the top restaurants we ate with regards to the food. The opportunity to have half portions of some of the entrees was a great opportunity especially if you've already spent the day filling up on other island foods. The drinks and desserts were also exceptional. The issue was that we saw our waiter in 10 to 15 minute spurts. We didn't get our amuse bouche without asking for it. My dish was supposed to come with fritters instead of mashed potatoes and it didn't. Plus make sure you like your drink, cause you're going to get charged for it even if they take it back and you didn't drink it. Again, the food was one of the best we had, but the service was terrible."
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Oasis is a beautiful oceanfront location that showcases the best of what Kauai has to offer in cuisine, service and ocean views. We strongly believe that residents and guests of Hawaii want to experience Hawaii. We use local sources for almost 90% of our ingredients, and work closely with Kauai"s farmers and fishermen to provide you with the best and freshest possible ingredients. We work to highlight the quality and freshness of our ingredients in a style that captures the diversity of local cultures and influences without burying the delicious flavors that our local ingredients offer.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great View, But Even Better Food
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2009
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
"Oasis on the Beach provides the opportunity for people to dine with a nice view of the ocean from their dining table. The best part isn't the view, it's the food at the restaurant. My wife and I each had one of the restaurants signature cocktails and savored the entrees from the menu. Everything was packed with flavor, including the little extra plate we got from the sous chef that wasn't listed on the menu. The restaurant has a relaxing feel to it, and the service was exceptional. Our waiter was very attentive to us and even brought each of us a glass of champagne to celebrate our honeymoon. Make sure you don't leave Kauai without visiting Oasis."
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Chef Justin Beckett brings together what matters to him most: family, friends and honest, incredible food. With considerable help from his partners and longtime friends Scott and Katie Stephens and his wife Michelle, Beckett has created an irresistible hangout for his discerning Arcadia/Biltmore neighbors, people who expect comfort and sophistication in equal measure and get it here.<br /><br><br><br />The same grounded approach is evident on the menu, which emphasizes Seasonal American Cooking in dishes such as Creamy Grits and Spicy Andouille Sausage with mustard jus, Pork Osso Buco Confit with spinach pancetta spaetzle , or Fork Tender Short Ribs with creamy mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies, red wine reduction.<br /><br><br><br />Factor in the inviting bar, roomy patio and community table, and it gets even easier to follow the Beckett's Table mandate: Come Together.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
American Cuisine Revamped
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"When you go to Beckett's table, you need to realize that you're going to see some normal food selections..but the food preparation isn't normal at all. Beckett's table has revamped several american cuisine classics. The flavors in the dishes that each of my family members ordered were really good and the cocktails were also good. The setting at Beckett's table makes for a relaxed feel, but the restaurant still gives the vibe that you're eating at an upscale joint. If you're not sure whether to try it or not, you should give Beckett's table at least one chance. I could see my wife and I going back there again and seeing how the other food selections will be."
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups
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Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52 you will enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, of which 52 are available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection. Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly. If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. Together, we will create the event of the season! For more information, we invite you to visit our website at www.Seasons52.com. We look forward to serving you soon
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Food, Better Atmosphere
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The reason i gave the food 3 stars at this restaurant was because it wasn't the best that i've had. However, it was still good and you need to remember that every item for starters and appetizers are less than 475 calories. So there's only so much you can do to the food. However, the atmosphere is excellent and allows for an intimate setting with just the right amount of noise so you can carry a conversation. A nice touch are the dessert shooters which allow you to enjoy a sweet treat without regretting eating it. If you're calorie conscious, then this is a must because there is still good flavor with eating healthy here. If you're a foodie, you may come out wanting more flavors from the food."
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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