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Re: “Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant

My friends and I frequent this place almost once a week. The chips and salsa are some of the best around, and this restaurant embodies everything a Mexican restaurant should be: the prices are low, the portions are large, and the food is good.

Posted by TN on 08/22/2011 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Bombasha

Great atmosphere! From beginning to end surprisingly superb customer service! Definitely worth a try ~ when you go be sure to try the signature drinks, the bartender was knowledgeable and friendly! Loved the sangria, it was a treat for the eyes and the palate! Food was wonderful fresh, crisp salad items galore, and the meats.....there are not enough words to describe!
Franklin, TN

Posted by Joliewar on 08/21/2011 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Porta Via Italian Kitchen

Are you kidding! I did not think we could ever get an Italian restaurant like this in Nashville. Especially on the West Side. I felt like I was walking into a modern restaurant in Milan. The food, service, and ambiance are excellent. I have gone through the menu fairly extensively and there are really no weak spots from the authentic Neapolitan Pizza to the great veal and pasta dishes and out of this world creamy gelato. I could go on and on. I can only put it to you one way GO THERE!!!

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Posted by Louise on 08/20/2011 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Happy Eating [Closed]

It's Japanese food from a truck! Where else are you gonna find this? Incredible food for and incredible price. And also incredible people working it. It's a win all around. It's worth it to buy from it no matter where you go.

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Posted by Jeremy Shoh Boone Smith on 08/17/2011 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Bombay Palace

If Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, and other greats asked, "Where shall we eat?", I'd recommend the Bombay Palace! The food is flavorful, the service superior, and the price perfect.

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Posted by Joan on 08/04/2011 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Bombay Palace

Flavor, Flavor, FLAVOR! This is hands-down my favorite Indian restaurant EVER! The food is so magnificent-- I wish I could eat more than my stomach allots :) The buffet is awesome, fresh, plentiful, and a complementary mixture of dishes. The waitstaff is attentive and smiley. And the price is SUPER reasonable and worth every cent.

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Posted by Angel on 08/04/2011 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Kien Giang

Best Vietnamese in the city bar none! Ingredients are fresh, prices are low, and the service is quick. I recommend the fresh spring rolls, pho, and vietnamese coffee. After your meal, as is Vietnamese custom, you do not get a check; you need to go up to the cash register where your check is waiting for you. I have heard great things about their po boys, as well, though have not tried one myself, yet. I can't seem to stay away from the pho!

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Posted by Johnny Libra on 07/28/2011 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Firefly Grille

I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Firefly Grille!!! I recently took my parents and sister to Firefly and everyone was wowed! The Conch Seviche and Mac n Cheese were HUGE hits. My father and I both had the paella, and I've been craving it since. Our server was Zac and he was a delight, making great recommendations on wine pairings and his favorites from the summer menu. I have never had anything but a perfect experience at Firefly, and whenever I have friends visiting me in Nashville I make it a point to enjoy a meal at Firefly Grille.

Posted by BelleNic on 07/27/2011 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Lemongrass Sushi & Thai

Every time my Husband and I go, we are greeted so warmly as we walk in the front door!

The food is always excellent, the saki is super, and the service has always been more that satisfactory.

We absolutely LOVE this little gem, and try to go at least once a week!

Posted by Jon&Mike on 07/25/2011 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Saffire

Really nice retro place with carefully prepared yummy appetizers. Beautiful giant restored bar with private "blue garage" area for private parties. Love the color and feel of this hip bar/dining retreat nestled in the lovely Franklin Factory. A little pricey, but keeps it upscale.

Posted by AlaTn on 07/24/2011 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Elliston Place Soda Shop

Best chocolate shake in Tennessee

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Posted by Tony ellis on 07/21/2011 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Brewhouse 100

I love this place. My wife and I eat there all of the time and while the service can occasionally be spotty, the food is sublime and the beer is always near icy cold. Highly recommend.

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Posted by rumrunner16 on 07/21/2011 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Manna Korean Restaurant

Love it!!! The owner is wonderful, their banchan rocks, and it's some of the best Korean food in Nashville.

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Posted by a yam what a yam on 07/06/2011 at 1:19 AM

Re: “Flyte World Dining & Wine

For appetizers we had the Charcuterie platter w/duck prosciutto, mortadella, country pâté and cheese platter. Both of which were excellent. There was a wide variety of meats and cheeses. I think 5 of each in just the right proportions; each very unique and tasty. A great way to start off the meal, especially with wine.
The grilled octopus pesto sauce was the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot of bad octopus. It was tender (really) and so mild, yet tasty. It was a simple dish that highlighted the octopus; rather than buries it. I think it may have been smoked lightly – just plain wonderful. The Georgia shrimp w/leek fondue, spring peas, ramps, citrus was absolutely delicious. I could have eaten a bowl of the warm leek fondue and ramps. The pea puree burst of spring and made the dish rise to another level. The BBQ pork sliders on sweet potato biscuits were a disappointment. The biscuits were dry and there was the classic mistake that many non-Southern chefs make with BBQ – sauce should be used sparingly (not drenched) because BBQed meat is great by itself. The venison w/ mushrooms, spaghetti squash, and parsnips was excellent. Cooked perfectly to a medium rare, tender and flavorful.

The wine selection is superb. They know their wines and are happy to share their knowledge no matter how much or little you know about wine.
Wait staff and bartender are friendly and superb. Not only do they know the menu, they know the wines to pair with your choices. They are engaging - they listen to your preferences and ask questions before making suggestions. They are attentive and responsive with the littlest request such as a little more pesto to finish off the grilled octopus.
The ambience is simple elegance. The bar and dining area are far enough apart not to interfere with each other. It is a quiet, romantic and lovely restaurant.

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Posted by Bridget on 06/24/2011 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Richie's Hot 'N' Spicy Kastle [Closed]

If Anthony Bourdain were visiting Nashville, I would take him to Richie's to get wings. Seriously. I used to visit the previous location in Madison and was really glad to track him down not too far away. I always get an order of wings and sometimes one of his chicken sandwiches which are very good. But the wings are the star here. I don't know what his secret is but it results in a great balance of spicy and a little sweet, fried just right with texture that makes me have to crunch on the bones too. Richie isn't much on decor but it's a clean and pleasant place to sit, and he is an attentive and courteous host. Note that the location has moved to Hendersonville, next to the skating rink at 750 West Main St. New phone is (615)348-0065.

Posted by PHoff on 05/31/2011 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Suzy Wong's House of Yum

I've become a big fan of the food and atmosphere at Suzy's. Food is always fresh, flavorful, and filling. The staff is professional, yet friendly. This is very creative, upscale Asian cuisine, not Panda Express. Expect bold flavors, rich sauces, and crunchy veggies. I enjoy the Yum bowls the most. Be sure to try the General Tso’s Shrimp (or Chicken). Excellent. The Deluxe Asian Nachos with pulled pork topping are also a great shared appetizer, or meal. The staff at the bar always make me feel welcome. I love this place, and make it a point to return often.

Posted by Barry on 05/30/2011 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Yogurt Oasis [Closed]

I was nervous about checking this place out after reading the reviews, but it turns out it is under new management (since February 2011 I think they said)? I really dig this place. Comfy lounge area, quiet space, great yogurt. Can't beat it.

Posted by pickles on 05/09/2011 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

This place rocks. The food and music are great. The service is excellent. They have a treasure chest full of toys for the little ones. Richard the owner is originally from Louisiana and knows his Cajun cooking. They are also open on Saturdays from 12:30 to 9:00 so you can enjoy lunch and listen to some great up and coming writers at the Songwriters showcase hosted by Gary Cavanaugh. Some no. 1 writers have been known to drop in! Aieee and great etouffee!!

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Posted by gtc4522 on 04/24/2011 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Woodlands

I can't believe this has not been reviewed!?!?! It is hands down the BEST Indian food in Nashville. I'm not a vegetarian, but I don't care when I'm here. Everything is that good. My favorites are actually on the Indo-Chinese portion of the menu which is very popular in India. If you are looking to blow your taste buds into the next stratosphere, try their: Hot & Sour Soup (better than most Asian restaurants), Szechwan Dosa (East meets, ummm, further East), and Paneer Chili (Chinese with Cheese, hell yeah!). You should also try the Salted Laasi which is better than I've had anywhere in the WORLD. The Chaats are are all pretty good as well. My wife and I usually go with the Papdi Chaat. The service is amazing, these guys don't walk, they run! And if you need awards on the wall to be convinced, they got plenty. Now stop reading my review and go to Woodlands!

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Posted by Live to Eat on 04/14/2011 at 9:52 AM

Re: “La Hacienda Taqueria

Let's see where do I start?! Huge fan of the margaritas especially the strawberry one!!! Pair it with an order of fish tacos and rice or their enchiladas and I swear you'll be coming back for more... This is literally the only Mexican restaurant you can go to where they the food to your liking. The waiter and waitresses are super polite and it's great environment to bring family and friends. The cherry on the top is the fact that you can go next door and purchase the fresh tortillas that you just finished devouring a couple of minutes ago!!! Two thumbs up La Ha!!!

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Posted by Niklele on 04/09/2011 at 12:04 PM

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