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Re: “Ben Pao

I eat at Ben Pao often. The room has a relaxed but fun atmosphere. More importantly the food is consistent in quality and presentation. The service staff from the greeters, bus person and servers are very professional without being stuffy. It's the place to eat Chinese food in Chicago.

Posted by Kristen Dahl on 08/30/2005 at 1:02 PM

Re: “La Luce

I found this restaurant on this website and it had 3 R's. I called and made a reservation for 8 p.m. We walked in and there was no hostess stand or greeter. So we went to the bar and were waved to a table right in front of the small bar area.

The negative: people were smoking at the bar~ which was right next to our table. I don't want smoke in my face while I am eating! Also, the restaurant is very small and the waiters were always moving around you and I got bumped a time or two.

The positive was the food. The food was very high quality and tasted amazing. The meat sauce on the ravioli was so tasty. I would order the food to go next time or go on a night that would be less crowded.

It's worth checking out just sit far away from the bar even if you have to wait for a table.

Posted by Kristen Dahl on 08/30/2005 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Fizz Bar & Grill

Average experience. Plenty of food provided but nothing I would crave and need to return for. The draw was the inexpensive martinis ...what a deal! The drinks were cold and well prepared (unlike other places that have discounted cocktails).

Posted by Kris Dahl on 02/26/2002 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Bandera

WOW!! To sit in front of the window on Valentine's day was wonderful! The live music playing in the background set the mood even more.

The appetizers are great! The meal itself was average! The menu doesn't change yet the place is always packed ~ that says a lot!

Posted by Kris Dahl on 02/26/2002 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Nacional 27

Wow- this place was GREAT!!! (if I had my password handy I would have filled out this survey right away).

I went for my birthday celebration and was impressed!! I have recommended the restaurant to everyone I know.

The food was EXCELLENT!! We were seated at about 9:30 p.m. The environment was relaxing and inviting. We started with appetizers and they were great! The meal was even better- the flavors were better than anything I have EVER HAD (which includes many meals overseas).

While we were finishing up dinner the main floor of the restaurant was being transformmed into a dance floor. The DJ started to play a variety of Latin music and the salsa dancing began!

WOW! What a fun experience from relaxing to hopping!! It was a great way to celebrate my birthday!

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Kristen dahl on 10/30/2001 at 7:33 PM

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