Restaurant & Bar Reviews

Steak Frites

Aquitaine – Boston, MA

by on Oct.10, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Boston, Champagne, Fish, Happening, Massachusetts, Music, Parking/Valet, Restaurants, Sole, Steak Frites, Swanky, United States, Wine

A favorite place of ours in Boston, Aquitaine always produces a great experience. Wine selection and entrees are fantastic along with the ambiance. I love coming in here just when it opens to grab a spot at the little bar in the front where we will sit all night if possible to have a few drinks and an exceptional meal. The music they play is on trend and the food is fantastic, our standards are the Sole with potatoes and, Steak Frites and the steak tartar!

















































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Social Restaurant & Lounge – Ottawa, ON – Canada

by on Aug.09, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Champagne, Ottawa, ON - Canada, Restaurants, Roof Deck/Patio, Scallops, Steak Frites, Tartar, Wine

What a surprise! We didn’t know what to expect when visiting Ottawa for dining. I am so happy we found this spot, the food was AMAZING. We made reservations not knowing their was a courtyard in the back, when we arrived we were given the choice and happy took the outdoor seating. The weather in Ottawa in August is phenomenal, we could have sat their all night without issue! Our meal started with a bottle of Hinterland Borealis Sparkling Rose. GORGEOUS! You could taste what seemed like a Malbec in the Fuchsia colored wine. We started with a Scallop dish and some steak tartar. Both were fantastic, the scallop was surrounded by a green coconut curry and poached lobster which completed the flavor perfectly. The tartar had some carmalized beef powder (freeze dried animal fat) that needless to say was avoided….. For the main dishes we had the trout and steak frites, exceptional dishes!


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The Pump Room – Chicago, Public Hotel

by on Sep.28, 2013, under Beer, Bellini, Champagne, Chicago, Cocktails, Free Wi-Fi, Gluten Free, Happening, Parking/Valet, Salmon, Steak Frites, Sushi, Swanky, Tartar, Wine

Since the renovation of the Pump Room Public Chicago, we’ve been a handful of times to experience the new space and taste the work of restauranteur Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This spot is sure to deliver a great scene with delicious food and phenomenal service. The Pump Room in Chicago has an extensive history for celeb spotting.



Be sure to start with a glass of wine or a cocktail, the selection was deluxe.



For appetizers try the Tuna Tartar, Salmon Crispy Sushi Rice with Chipotle Aioli or the Pretzel Dusted Calamari, all were delicious and didn’t last long enough to get a picture of. Every dish we had was fantastic, for an Entree it’s really up to your preference, the menu for the Pump Room has a great selection that won’t leave you disappointed.

pump room entrance from Public hotel lobby.

pump room entrance from Public hotel lobby.


Cocktail Menu at Pump Room ~ Try the Moscow Mule!

Cocktail Menu at Pump Room ~ Try the Moscow Mule!


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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.

Paces 88 is a very upscale American Bistro .

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

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


Steak frites was also very good.

Lobster BLT was ok but nothing to write home about.

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.

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

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

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

The Irish coffee was excellent.

The beer menu was quite extensive.

I plumped for the beer tasting menu. Very good.

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

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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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

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

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.


The food was excellent and well priced for new York.

Beef tartar was as good as I have tasted.

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


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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Navy Yard Bistro

by on May.21, 2012, under Beer, Boston, Champagne, Chicken, Free Wi-Fi, Gluten Free, Pork, Roof Deck/Patio, Salmon, Steak, Steak Frites, Swordfish, Tartar, Tuna, Veal, Wine

The Bistro quite possibly the best restaurant in the world .


Veal pork chop magnificent.

Scallops really good.

Hanger steak superb .

Salmon simply breathtaking.

Peeper Ale from Maine a classic.

Chimay the Daddy of them all.
Great food ,prices and friendly atmosphere .
3 thumbs of from me.
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L’Express Montreal

by on Mar.12, 2012, under Champagne, Montreal, QC - Canada, Octopus, Sole, Steak Frites, Wine

This Montreal institution is located about a 10 dollar cab ride from downtown on Rue Saint Denis

The restaurant is very traditional no Wi-fi here. Just what you would expect from a place that has been around for a long time.

No frills but this pate was great.

So was the octopus.

Of course the steak frites was very good.Not my usual type of place but the champagne prices were the best that I found in Montreal. In fact some of their bottles were as cheap as the liquor stores.To make a reservation

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Brasserie Jo Boston

by on Mar.12, 2012, under Beer, Boston, Champagne, Free Wi-Fi, Parking/Valet, Scallops, Steak Frites, Tartar, Wine

Brasserie Jo is located in the Colonnade Hotel on the edge of Back Bay in Boston.

Nothing really interesting about the decor or atmosphere. It is a comfortable place to eat though.

The wine list is excellent and they do serve Chimay my favorite beer.

Scallops were gluton free and very tasty.

Steak frites was very good. No complaints at all.

I do not indulge in dessert but I am assured that it was yummy.To make a reservation

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Local 1110 Savannah

by on Jan.29, 2012, under Beer, Bellini, Champagne, Happening, Roof Deck/Patio, Steak Frites, Swanky, Wine

What a great restaurant . Not at all what I expected to find in Savannah. Located at the tip of Forsyth Park it is located in a charming old building.

The interior is very cool in a very contemporary way and would not look out of place in New York.

I really liked the lighting which created a very soothing atmosphere


This is not a cheap restaurant with prices on a par with Boston . The food is all locally produced(well most if it is) and the service was excellent.
They carried my favorite beer which made the visit worthwhile by itself.

I started with quail stuffed with chorizo which was excellent.

My main course was steak frites.once again this was great.

After dinner I had a couple of drinks on the roof-deck which was very cool.

The trees surrounding the roof were very interesting. Oaks covered with Spanish moss.


Just visited again in Jan 2013.
Some new dishes which did not disappoint.

Deffo 2 thumbs up from me.

Strawberry salad was very good.

Coq au Vin was not that tasteful at the beginning . As the meal cooled it became more flavorful . Quite light not as rich as the usual coq au vin offering.

Tile fish with curry was an interesting combo but tasted very nice.
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