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Re: “Frothy Monkey

I'm in love with the Frothy Monkey. Friendly service, good food, and WiFi. Definitely has the coffee shop feel with chalkboard specials and early morning hours. I recommend the cider, the Nathan, and the soft chocolate chip cookies. I will return as always, and have yet to have a bad experience. Crossing my fingers.

Posted by coffeeshoplove on 03/14/2012 at 1:36 PM

Re: “August Moon [Closed]

I am sorry the previous reviewer had such a bad experience, but we like August Moon. It's not phenomenal, but it's good. One of our favorites is the pork with black bean sauce. We get take-out from there a few times a month.

Posted by Nashville on 02/19/2012 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Taziki's

Great little gem tucked away behind the Whole Foods at the McEwen exit out in Cool Springs. I live over on the other side of 65 and I drive over here all the time.

The pasta special they do on Friday is my favorite but I also love the chicken roll ups. Wasn't a huge fan of the baklava but I'm not a dessert girl anyway. Overall the food is just really fresh and healthy so its pretty hard to go wrong on their menu. This is quickly becoming a regular stop for me and my besties.

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Posted by Becky Reed on 01/03/2012 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Cafe Coco

One of my favs. Love spending a nice afternoon here or going here late night with my besties!

Posted by Becky Reed on 01/03/2012 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Jackson's Bar And Bistro

The service was okay, but friendly, and the food was great. A great atmosphere, whether it is for a casual date or just going out to eat with friends.

Posted by Matthew Cory Vailliencourt on 12/28/2011 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Swagruha

Great flavors, but the goat was very tough! The young girl said it was their most popular dish, and the spice was just right; I will try it again - maybe I just got a bad goat. Along with the Channa Masala (Chick Peas in a scrumptious curry cream sauce) it was almost more food than I could eat! The samosas are savory and (again) BIG, served with a hot/sweet sauce that really balances well with their cardamom. Included for the $6.50 price were two curries and a mountain of saffron rice, naan, and a super-sweet rice pudding to cool you off after the feast. {Indian accent here}-> Most excellent repast I must say, tank you beddy much Swagruha!

Posted by Tommy Salami on 09/28/2011 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Mitchell Delicatessen

Though it's a problem going on a weekend for lunch because it's sooo busy - it's worth the wait- and you can call your order ahead. I love their french dip and the patio outside makes it a great lunch spot for friends and family.

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Posted by stacy on 09/26/2011 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

We love the food and atmosphere. Not what I'd call tradtional cajun, but really good. Just don't go during rush hour. We LOVE their Chargrilled Oysters. They just need to serve bread on the side without charging extra.

Posted by NEWSY on 09/21/2011 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Watanabe

I thoroughly enjoy Watanabe for the service and the food. I always order panoply of sushi. I usually order too much, but I like having my own personal buffet. Their fish is top shelf! It’s the only sushi restaurant in Nashville that has real crab and Copper River Salmon. Even the more expensive sushi houses in town don’t offer real crab on their menu, and that automatically warrants a “B” review for them. I’ve indulged in some delicious daily specials – shrimp wontons with mango sauce to duck breast with cabbage in a red wine sauce. The drinks are amazing, with as much flare as Patterson House. The bartenders know how to make any drink you can think of; plus all the classics. They make their own syrups and also have an excellent sake selection. I’ve always had excellent service at Watanabe, and the bartenders are the friendliest in town.

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Posted by Bridget on 08/15/2011 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Rooster's Texas Style BBQ

I love BBQ and I've tried most every place around here. This is not far from my office (Music Row), so we have gone there a few times for work.

First, if you don't know, Rooster is the guy that owns it (you'll usually see him walking around), and his brother is the one that owned Judge Beans (and has since sold it to some other guys, so the two no longer have a formal business relationship). The menu is similar to JB's in some respects (I get the brisket and chicken wraps at both places), but different in others. JB's clearly took the recipes and dishes and tinkered with it a bit. I like Rooster's brisket and chicken, but I'm shocked that they don't have pulled pork. Maybe it's a Texas thing. But, most of the main dishes are very tasty. I'm not a fan of their style of fries - very thick cut (I prefer thin and crispy instead of thick and soggy), but to each his own. I love the onion straws, really tasty.

The service has been up and down when we've been there. The staff is always friendly, but the food has not always been timely. The last two times our group has gone there for lunch, our orders have taken around/at least 30 minutes to come out, no exaggeration. In one case we had afternoon meetings and told them we would have to leave if it didn't get there soon, which it did. But, then this happened the next time we went. Anything past 10 minutes is stretching it, and this went way over the line. But, other times the food has come out in plenty of time.

I would love to try their steaks, but they are WAY too expensive for a BBQ place that is serving steaks. Or maybe my expectations are too low. If I'm going to drop $30 on a dinner entree, I expect a real plate (not styrofoam) and real utensils (maybe they give you metal ones with the steaks, I don't know, but most times you just get plastic). Maybe it's good, but I haven't gotten brave enough to risk wasting the money.

If I were going to change anything about the place I'd make the service more consistent, add pulled pork to the menu, and make their fries smaller/crisper.

Posted by WoodsIsATroll on 08/01/2011 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Burger Up

I went on a Friday afternoon that was thoroughly packed. I didn't have anything special on my burger, the mushroom Swiss, as I like my food uncomplicated. However, my brother did have a specialty burger. I had the sweet potato fries which were made well. I loved the children's menu within the books and the patience of the staff. I will probably be back soon.

Posted by Nashville newbie on 07/29/2011 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Las Palmas

Yes, it's Americanized Mexican food. The four stars are for the margaritas and the ultra-rare offering of Mole Poblano. The margaritas are strong and the Mole Poblano, while sweet, offers an excellent peak into traditional Mexican fare.

Posted by Jose Puro on 07/28/2011 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Bailey and Cato Family Restaurant

My parents - visiting from out of state - wanted to try this out. Because I am well aware of the portions at meat-n-three's around here, I got the pulled pork sandwich which was average. The BBQ sauce was not the kind of sauce that I like - too sweet with no other options besides...well...sweet BBQ sauce.
However, my parents got the ribs and two sides which were fantastic (and were miserable the rest of the day...this is why I chose the sandwich). I didn't want to wait 20 min. for the fried chicken or I would have probably given this a five star rating. Atmosphere is exactly what it should be...little to no style, limited seating, and B-movies on the small TV for your viewing pleasure. Isn't that what you are looking for in a place like this?
If you want to go in there and have a conversation with the server, don't do it. It's not gonna happen. Don't talk on your cell phone unless you are done ordering and paying for your food. They are there to serve you a big plate of goodness and don't want to mess with the small talk or customers holding up the line while they ask their buddy if they want mild or hot BBQ sauce. Get in there, stuff yourself silly and get out. 'Nuff said.

Posted by acj405 on 07/21/2011 at 9:38 AM

Re: “City Limits Bakery & Cafe

If you ever have the pleasure of tasting the mushroom brie soup you'll experience what its like to be in HEAVEN!! I wish I could bathe in it

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Posted by jaa on 07/10/2011 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Sambuca

My wife took me on my birthday and we both loved it. Jason, our server, was very attentive and concerned about our experience. I had the filet which melted in my mouth and my wife, who is vegetarian, they made her something that was not on the menu but loaded with vegis and tasted great. The entire experience was great, I'll be sure to go back.

Posted by Live to Eat on 04/14/2011 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

The Saucer is one of the best places to enjoy microbrews in a town with increasing choices. Service can be uneven and the food is unexceptional, but the staff trains regularly on the vast array of beer selections and the bartenders in particular are knowledgeable. If you are over twenty five you might prefer the vibe at happy hour and during weekend days as the place can become inundated with Vandy students on late evenings. Special events include beer tastings, a trivia night and live music from consistently average retro and alternative bands.

Posted by Moderato on 03/27/2011 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Michaelangelo's Pizza

Only seconded by Pizza Perfect

Posted by mountainpassiknow on 03/18/2011 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Hermitage Café

When I lived in Nashville this was my favorite after hours spot to come to! My ex and I even wrote a skit based loosely on the cook!

Posted by dweinchick on 02/09/2011 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

Fantastic food! Best Veggie burger in town. We have them cater at least one tailgate each year. We feed 15 people for less than 100 bucks and there is food left over. Best red beans and rice i have ever had. Food is great. Beer only is the only negative.

Posted by kputman on 01/21/2011 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Rumours Wine And Art Bar [Closed]

I visit Rumours on a regular basis. The food choices are are limited but fresh and delicious. The cheese plate and hummus are generous and I typically request extra crackers and bread. The wine can be expensive but Rumours does run specials so ask your server. The service is good (prompt and friendly). I love to sit on the patio on nice evenings. Rumours is great for a girls night or date night.

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Posted by lizzy on 01/19/2011 at 3:05 PM

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