Sunday, November 23, 2014

Backstreet cafe



Backstreet

cafe

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Service (staff):

 

- Very welcoming

- Attentive

- Rushing

- Knowledgeable

- Accelerated

- Kind

- Inattentive a few times

 

Ambience:

 

- Long wait if you do not have reservation

- Known for its brunch

- Busy

- Casual

- Patio and main dining room

- Cozy

- Tiny

- Mixed crowd

- Energetic chattering

- Pleasant

- Enjoyable

- Only valet parking

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Service: 4/5

Ambience: 4.5/5

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Duck Spring Rolls  

ginger-scallion soy sauce for dipping

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- Greasy

- Sharable

- Tasteless  

- Crunchy

- Fried

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Dish: 3.3/5

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Grilled Salmon

poached eggs, cornbread, fennel-dill hollandaise

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- Fulfilling

- Eggs: cold but good consistency, soft  

- Salmon: Tasty, well cooked

- Creamy and tasty hollandaise

- Cornbread: fresh, slightly buttery, appetizing  

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Dish: 4.5/5

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Backstreet Benedict

cheddar chive biscuits, aged Virginia ham, hollandaise, grits, asparagus

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- Pretty fulfilling

- Warm

- Eggs well cooked

- Creamy and tasty hollandaise

- Ham: dry and thick  

- Biscuits: rich, full cheddar flavor, crumbly

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Dish: 4.3/5

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Friday, November 21, 2014

The Giulietta Sociale




The Giulietta Sociale

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Service (staff):

 

- Fast

- Friendly

- Knowledgeable

- Attentive

- Cordial

- Kindly

- Team work

 

Ambience:

 

- New

- Gorgeous deco

- Energetic indoor 

- Laid-Back patio

- Delicate

- Pleasing

- Mixed crowd (All ages)

- Outdoor and indoor seating

- Perfect to catch up (drinks and small bites)

- Spacious

- Plenty of seats

- Loud

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Service: 5/5

Ambience: 4/5

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Prosciutto Cantaloupe Melon Skewers

prosciutto cantaloupe melon, aged balsamic vinegar

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- Fresh

- Juicy

- Easy to share

- Thick prosciutto

- Sweet melon

- Savory

- Provocative

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Dish: 4/5

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Crabcakes

jalapeno cream sauce

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- Satisfactory portion

- Tasty but not impressive

- Slightly spicy

- Fresh

- Pleasant

- Sweet touch

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Dish: 3/5

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Cheese Board

chef selection

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- Inexpensive for the quality of cheese and portions

- Large portion

- Perfect selection to share

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Dish: 4.5/5

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hearsay on the green


Hearsay 

on the green

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Service (staff): 

 

- Probably around 20 min to wait for a server to come to the table

- Lack of details

- Careless

- Negligent

- Friendly

- Nothing special

- Unimpressive

- Slow

- Understaffed

 

Ambience:

 

- Casual

- Rustic deco

- Modern 

- Mix crowd

- Laid back

- Spacious

- A variety of seats  

- For its category, It is pricy

 

Discontented about this new place.

Highly disappointed. Since we are fans of Hearsay Downtown, we expected Hearsay Green to be as good as the other one.

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Service: 1.7/5

Ambience: 4/5

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Tempura Battered Lobster

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- Standard

- Easy to share

- Boring

- Unimpressive

- Crispy

- Adequate batter

- Overpriced

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Dish: 2/5

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Tuscan Pasta

chicken, sautéed mushrooms & peppers, spicy tomato sauce, penne

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- Pasta, a little overcooked

- Spicy

- Large portion

- Flavorsome

- Piquant

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Dish: 3.7/5

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Seafood Risotto

bay scallops, gulf shrimp, seasonal veggies

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- Average

- Creamy

- Hot

- Large portion

- Well-Seasoned 

- Unimpressive 

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Dish: 3.5/5

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Aka sushi house



Aka

sushi house

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Service (staff):


- Friendly

- Welcoming

- Inattentive

- Knowledgeable

- Lacking of details


Ambiance:


- Vibrant

- Young crowd

- Tight

- Amazing HH and reverse HH

- Dim

- Energetic chattering 

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Service: 4/5

Ambience: 4.7/5

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Gyoza

six Japanese pan-fried pork dumplings

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- Slightly oily

- Soft

- Large portion for appetizer

- Easy to share

- Delicious sauce

- Pork well cooked

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Dish: 

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Beef Avocado Maki

grilled avocado wrapped in thinly sliced beef, teriyaki sauce

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- Tasteless

- Hard

- Tough

- Boring

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Dish: 2/5

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Crunchy Roll

crab mixed, avocado, tempura crunch, sesame, masago, eel sauce

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- Sweet

- Crunchy

- Perfect bite size

- Tasty

- Provocative

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Dish: 5/5

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Rock and Roll

shrimp tempura, cucumber, spicy mayo, sesame, masago

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- Large bite size

- Crunchy on the inside

- Spicy

- Plain

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Dish: 4/5

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Main Kitchen 806 Lounge


Main Kitchen

806 lounge

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Service (staff):

 

- Magnificent

- Detail-Oriented

- Serviceable

- Friendly

- Welcoming

- Manager came to table to make sure everything was right

 

 

Ambience:

 

- Energetic

- Busy

- Bright

- Business crowd

- Modern/ Rustic Deco

- Open kitchen

- Appropriate background music

- Confortable

- Loud

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Service: 5/5

Ambience: 4.7/5

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Kale & Fig Salad

kale, bruleed figs, warm milk curds, honey

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- Fresh

- Divine

- Delicate

- Lack of dressing but perfect

- Sweet

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Dish: 4.7/5

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Chicken Salad

arugula, sun burst tomatoes

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- Simple but tasty

- Dressing was not very appetitive, but we ask for the lime crema which worked perfectly with the chicken salad

- Chicken well cooked

- Fresh

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Dish: 4/5

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Guajillo Short Rib Tacos

cotija, cilantro lime crema, pickled red onions, corn tortillas

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- Juicy

- Tender

- Fresh tortillas

- Incredible crema (tart, acid)

- Provocative

- Appetitive

- Flavorful

- Fulfilling even though it did not look like

- Fresh vegetables and perfect amount

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Dish: 5/5

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ruggles Black





Ruggles Black

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Service (staff):

 

- Friendly

- Enthusiastic

- Knowledgeable

- Sympathetic

- Always paying attention

- Attentive

- Manager/Chef never visited the table

 

 

Ambience:

 

- Extremely energetic

- Trendy

- Double ambience (indoors/outdoors)

- Tight/ Tiny

- Difficult to walk between tables

- Very dim

- Loud

- Young/Adult crowd

- Busy

- Lively vibe

- Modern / Chic

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Service: 5/5

Ambience: 4.3/5

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Crab Tower

jumbo lump crab, avocado, pico de gallo, chilli mayo

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- Enjoyable

- Fresh

- Barely sweet

- Adorable presentation

- Slightly spicy

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Dish: 4/5

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Seafood Ramen

shrimp, crab meet, mussels

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- Simple

- Nothing special

- It did not impress us

- Large portion

- Fulfilling

- Spicy

- Hot

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Dish: 3/5

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Bone In Pork Chop (Big Sexy)

black hills ranch bone-in pork, mushrooms, onions, jalapenos, jack daniel’s mustard cream sauce, duck egg

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- Highly peppery

- Dry

- Overcooked

- Amazing presentation

- It totally disappointed us after we tried it.

- Tasteless

- Uninteresting

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Dish: 1.7/5

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Paleo Tandoori Zataar Chicken

house blended tandoori and zataar spice, ½ roasted chicken, mango chutney

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- Well cooked

- Delish Mango touch

- Tasty

- Our fav selection

- Enjoyable

- Tropical kick

- The best one among all the selections

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Dish: 4.3/5

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Tres Leche

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- Unpleasant

- Too much cinnamon (spices)

- We could not finish it

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Dish: 0.5/5

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

La Balance Cuisine


La Balance Cuisine 

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Service (staff):

 

- Serviceable

- Friendly

- Kind

- Knowledgeable

- Detail-Oriented

- Refilled water all the time

- Brought bread to the table each time we were out of bread

- Terrific

- Knowledgeable

- Manager came to the table

 

Ambience:


- Quiet

- Peaceful

- Plenty of tables

- Fantastic background music

- Clean

- Bright

- A small mess with the wine box at the end of the restaurant

- Harmonious

- Empty

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Service: 5/5

Ambience: 3.7/5

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La Soup Du Jour

Butter squash

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- Perfect temperature

- Tasty

- Fresh

- Chunks of butter squash

- Good portion

- Peppery

- Slightly spicy

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Dish: 4.3/5

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Les Escargots De Bourgogne

garlic, butter, pastis

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- Simple for our paletes

- Easy to share

- Usually, the escargots absorb the majority from the garlic sauce to acquire the flavor. However, these ones were insipid and tasteless.

- This appetizer did not bought us 

- It did not meet our expectations

- Unimpressive 

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Dish: 2/5

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La Salade De Chevere Chaud

almond crusted baked goat cheese, apple with red wine vinaigrette  

(extra chicken)

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- Fulfilling

- Savory

- Delicate

- Chicken was well cooked and tasty

- Fine portion of almond goat cheese which gave it a magic touch to this salad

- Fresh greens

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Dish: 5/5

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Les Betteraves

roasted beets, blue d’ Auvergne, walnuts, arugula

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- Lovely and fresh beets

- Greens were not that fresh

- Walnuts were covered with honey. The combination of the sweetness from the walnuts and the salty taste from the blue cheese gave a fantastic touch to the beets.

- Earthy savor

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Dish: 3.7/5

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Le Saumon

salmon, mushroom cream, asparagus

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- Over cooked

- Amazing mushroom sauce

- The thickness and strength of the sauce worked very well with the delicacy of the salmon.

- Fulfilling

- Attractive presentation

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Dish: 3.7/5

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Le Croque Monsieur

grilled ham & gruyere cheese sandwich, salad or french fries

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- Soft

- Nutty

- Creamy

- Delightful

- Toasted

- Delicious

- Smoky

- Fulfilling even though it does not look like

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Dish: 4.5/5

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Arcodoro



Arcodoro

ristoranti italiani

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Service (staff):

 

- Sociable

- Pleasant

- Knowledgeable

- Approachable

- Detail-Oriented

- Welcoming

- Terrific

- Manager visited the tables

 

 

Ambience:

 

- Pleasurable

- Enjoyable

- Family oriented

- Uncomfortable sittings

- Adequate music and volume 

- Intimate

- Dim

- Gastronomical renovated

- Changed/Improved


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Service: 5/5

Ambience: 4/5

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Carpaccio Di Manzo Al Tartufo

paper-thin slices of raw beef filet mignon topped with creamy black truffle dressing and micro greens

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- Fresh

- Delicate

- Satisfactory

- Delightful

- Appetitive

- Gentle

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Dish: 5/5

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Pasta Bolognese

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- Homemade feeling

- Fulfilling

- Pasta well cooked

- Adequate quantity of Bolognese

- Fresh

- Taste: unimpressive 

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Dish: 3.5/5

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Boscaiola Pizze

homemade Italian sausage, mushrooms, roasted red bell peppers, tomato sauce & mozzarella

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- Crispy/Soft

- Tasty

- Vegetables balanced the strength of the sausage’s taste

- Fresh

- Spicy

- Plenty of veggies  

- Lacking sauce

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Dish: 3.7/5

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Porcini e Olio Tartufato

mozzarella, fontina, sautéed porcini mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and white truffle oil

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- Stupendous Taste

- Crispy and soft

- Pleasant taste from the white truffle oil

- Lack of mushrooms

- Even though we understand it had truffle, the pizza was a little greasy. More than usual, but enjoyable.

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Dish: 3.5/5

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Guru burgers & crepes



Guru

burgers & crepes

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Service (staff):

 

- Average

- Nothing to impress

- Knowledgeable

- Fast/quick

- Lacking attention to details

 

Ambience:

 

- Great background music

- Double ambience (inside/patio)

- Enjoyable

- Positive vibe

- Confortable

- Mix crowd

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Service: 3.5/5

Ambience: 5/5

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Edamame

soy beans, sea salt

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- Light

- Easy to share

- Salty goodness

- Mild

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Dish: 5/5

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Summer Salad

organic spinach, candied walnuts, strawberries, feta cheese, balsamic vinaigrette

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- Fresh fruits and veggies

- Greenish

- Tangy and bold taste

- Leafy

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Dish: 5/5

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Big Shroom

grilled portobello mushroom, melted provolone, bibb lettuce, crispy beet chips, roasted bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, caramelized onions

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- Earthy

- Mild

- Fascinating

- Tasty

- Light

- Fantastic touch from the beet chips and the caramelized onions

- Well played with the vegetables

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Dish: 4.7/5

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Tuscan Chicken Crepe

all natural hormone free chicken, organic spinach, sundried tomatoes, fresh walnut parmesan pesto

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- Fulfilling (it did not look like)

- Oily

- Rich

- Fresh

- Soft crepe

- Grassy taste

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Dish: 4/5

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Da Marco cucina e vino


Da Marco

cucina e vino

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Service (staff):


- Aloof

- Rushed

- Unimpressive 

- Knowledgeable

- Indifferent 

- Sophisticated 



Ambiance:


- Formal

- Elegant

- Upscale

- Adult/senior crowd

- Sophisticated

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Service: 2.3/5

Ambience: 4.5/5

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Alba White Truffle Pappardelle

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- Strong truffle flavor

- A must

- Truffles grated table side

- Costly

- Perfection

- Aromatic 

- Rich

- Flavorful

- Alluring

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Dish: 5/5

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Sweet Corn Ravioli 

with lobster

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- Sweet

- Perfectly cooked

- Chunks of lobster

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Dish: 4.7/5

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Wild Boar Ravioli 

“arrabbiata” zucchini, reggiano

(special of the day)

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- Mildly spicy

- Strong flavor

- Perfectly cooked

- Flavorful

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Dish: 5/5

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