Restaurant & Bar Reviews

Irish Coffee

Rigsbys – Columbus

by on Nov.18, 2012, under Beer, Bellini, Champagne, Columbus, Free Wi-Fi, Irish Coffee, Parking/Valet, Pasta, Salad, Salmon, Tuna, Wine

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Located in the Short North district this is prob my favorite restaurant in Columbus. A short 5 minute walk from the Hyatt it is the perfect place for dinner or lunch.

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The restaurant is in an old warehouse type building with exposed brick walls and some great art.

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The bar is small but very well stocked and the bar tenders are excellent.

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One word of warning though. Even though there is free wi-fi reception is not good so do not expect to get much computor work done.

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The food is great. Presentation always very nice and quality very consistant

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Tigin’s Irish Pub – Stamford, Conn.

by on Nov.11, 2012, under Beer, City, Egg Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Futbol on TV, Irish Coffee, Restaurants, Salmon, Stamford, Wine

I was on my way back from judging the ‘Nyemchek Junior All-Star DanceSport Championships‘ in New York and needed to find a spot to watch the Chelsea/Liverpool match on Sunday at 11AM. After much research, a call to AMEX concierge and a bit of investigation I found Tigin Irish Pub in Stamford Connecticut at 175 Bedford Street, what a find as it’s also right near the location of the Tri-state classic DanceSport competition held in March every year. I settled in quickly getting started with an Irish Coffee

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The pub is very comfortable but retains an ole Irish Feel.

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The food is very good. Typical breakfast fare.

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The Irish coffee was brill. One of the best I ever had and there were plenty of tv sets on which to watch the match.
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Amrheins Boston

by on Oct.21, 2012, under Boston, Egg Breakfast, Gluten Free, Irish Coffee, Parking/Valet, Restaurants, Salmon, Wine

Just had a great Sunday brunch at Amrheins in South Boston

 

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Irish Coffee was great to start with, they also had the Francis Coppola Zinfandel on the menu.

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The buffet selection was extensive, with your standard american breakfast options and everything from shrimp to steak. Our plates were filled twice!

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Meat lovers will be happy if they stop into Amrheins restaurant as well as the standard breakfast lover too!

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Bristol Lounge – Four Seasons Hotel Boston

by on Oct.14, 2012, under Boston, Dairy Free, Free Wi-Fi, Gluten Free, Hotels, Irish Coffee, Restaurants, Swanky, Tartar, Vegetarian, Wine

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At the time of our dining Zagat rating for this restaurant was 26 (out of 30) we arrived in between meals and had access to the bar menu which did not disappoint.

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We took up two seats at the end of the bar and quickly made friends with the bar tender, who used to be a wine distributer. We started with an Irish Coffee and a nice Pinot Noir (I forget the name, started with an S and was fantastic!)

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For our meals we had the Turkey BLT with delicious fresh chips (image above) and the Watermelon Salad with Greek Yogurt Sorbet, Feta, Mint, Olive Oil,¬†accompanied by the¬†Tuna Taco which was Chili Marinated Ahi, Guacamole, Pickled Jicama. I was certainly full by the end of it. Important to note the taco’s are very small. Also I found it charming that they offer many gluten free options as well as gluten free bread to start!

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This restaurant is somewhat of an establishment in Boston, great service, excellent food and a fantastically comfortable atmosphere. Stop into Boston Four Seasons Bristol Lounge at any hour and you won’t be disappointed.

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Paces 88 St Regis Hotel Buckhead – Atlanta, GA

by on Oct.12, 2012, under Atlanta, Beer, Bellini, Champagne, Cocktails, Free Wi-Fi, Irish Coffee, Lobster BLT, Parking/Valet, Roof Deck/Patio, Steak Frites, Swanky, Vegan, Wine

Buckhead is the ritziest suburb of Atlanta.Paces 88 is located in the St Regis hotel.

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Paces 88 is a very upscale American Bistro .

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I was there for lunch and there was a vegan option not shown on the main menu.

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I did not have a starter but went with an Irish coffee. Nothing special here but the presentation was very nice.

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Steak frites was also very good.

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Lobster BLT was ok but nothing to write home about.

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If the weather is good try the outside patio. Very cool.
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Atlanta Grill Ritz Carlton Atlanta

by on Oct.11, 2012, under Atlanta, Beer, Free Wi-Fi, Hotels, Irish Coffee, Music, Parking/Valet, Roof Deck/Patio, Steak Frites, Swanky, Wine

This Ritz is located on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.

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This ritz is actually very modern inside but the Atlanta Grill is very traditional both inside and out.

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The place to eat is this outside balcony right on peachtree street. It is very amusing as some of the locals are very colorful .

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Inside the atmosphere is what you would expect at the Ritz.

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The Irish coffee was excellent.

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The beer menu was quite extensive.

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I plumped for the beer tasting menu. Very good.

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We visited mid afternoon so the menu was a bit limited.

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Steak frites was very basic but excellent.
So nothing out of the ordinary but everything that you would expect from the Ritz brand.
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Oliver and Bonacini Toronto

by on Jul.23, 2012, under Beer, Champagne, Chicken Club, Egg Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Gluten Free, Happening, Irish Coffee, Mimosa, Music, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Salmon, Swanky, Toronto, ON - Canada, Tuna, Wine

This branch of the Oliver and Bonacini group is located in the financial district of Toronto. The restaurant consists of a bar, sidewalk cafe, restaurant and outside covered dining area.

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Light fixtures in bar are really funky.

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Outside was also very pleasant.

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Tuna was very good.

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So was the salmon .
I also had brunch here which was excellent.
Once again the staff at all the restaurants I visited in Toronto were really good and mostly very funny. The guys here were great.
I will definately go back if I find myself in Toronto again.
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Origin Toronto

by on Jul.22, 2012, under Champagne, Chicken, Egg Breakfast, Gluten Free, Hamburger, Irish Coffee, Mimosa, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Toronto, ON - Canada

Origin is located in the St Lawrence district of Toronto which is on the edge of the financial district. The location is quite cool as it is opposite St James
Cathedral .

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Only ha brunch here on the patio but the interior of the restaurant looks very funky.

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Especially like the Darth Vador mask.

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The brunch was excellent. My hamburger was really good.The only downside was the cost 17 dollars.

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Rancheros were good but different from what you might expect .

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The bill was rather expensive maybe due to the fact that we ordered mimosas and there was no price on the menu.

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I really liked the food and the location and service was excellent but very pricey for a brunch.
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Americano at Hotel Americano New York

by on Jul.05, 2012, under Bellini, Champagne, Cocktails, Coffee, Free Wi-Fi, Irish Coffee, New York, Parking/Valet, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Steak Frites, Tartar

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Americano is located in the Hotel Americano which is a new boutique hotel in the west village .

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Nothing very out of the ordinary in the layout of the place. Usual chrome ,glass minimalist look. It does however have a very pleasant small outside patio.

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The food was excellent and well priced for new York.

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Beef tartar was as good as I have tasted.

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Chicken Paillard was interesting while the steak frites was good but nothing special.

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The overall experience was very pleasant and the service was very good. Also it is located very close to the new York high line which is well worth having a walk along.
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The Fitzwilliam Belfast

by on Mar.22, 2012, under Beer, Belfast, Champagne, Cocktails, Irish Coffee, Restaurants, Swanky

If you visit Belfast this is s very civilized place to have a drink. It is located beside the Opera House and is central to everything.

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