Restaurant: Kellari Taverna

Rita, Bob, Debbie and I went to Kellari on a Sunday night. Rita and Bob had been there before. It was a first for Debbie and me.

As you enter the restaurant, straight ahead to the left is a long bar with 12 highchairs. Across from the bar are a series of two tops along a half wall topped with some see through screening. Continue reading “Restaurant: Kellari Taverna”

Restaurant: Garibaldis Restaurant

Debbie and I went to Garibaldis with John and Sue.

The restaurant is long and narrow and seats between 80 and 90 people. To the right as you enter is a bar that seats 10. To the left there are a variety of tables facing a banquette and we were seated at a table near the front. Debbie and Sue were seated on the banquette, John and I were on chairs facing them. Continue reading “Restaurant: Garibaldis Restaurant”

Restaurant: Mourad

Debbie and I had dinner with Peggy and Mike at Mourad on our anniversary.

As you enter, to the right is a long L-shaped bar that seats 10 folks on the long side and four folks on the foot. There is a tabletop and several long shelves covered with wines and other alcohols that form the back of the bar. The back wall itself is a series of waist to ceiling windows that face the outside. Continue reading “Restaurant: Mourad”

Restaurant: North Beach Restaurant

Julia and Stan, Peggy and Mike and Debbie and I went to the North Beach Restaurant on the last night of our Menlo Park/San Francisco visit. (Dinner was followed by attending a performance of Beach Blanket Babylon – more about that at the end. The theater is a short walk from the restaurant.) Continue reading “Restaurant: North Beach Restaurant”

Restaurant: Brasserie by niche

Debbie and I were going to be in St. Louis for a family event. We knew from our neighbors, Jamie and Bob, that their son Gerard Ford Craft had opened four acclaimed restaurants in St. Louis and environs, so we asked them for a suggestion.

Based on where we were going to be earlier in the day, they suggested Brasserie by niche and kindly made a reservation for 8:30 p.m. Continue reading “Restaurant: Brasserie by niche”

Restaurant: Et Voila!

Debbie and I went to Et Voila with William, Susan and David for an early dinner.

As you enter the restaurant, to the left there is a large three-sided square bar with highchairs. Folks can also sit here for dinner. There is other highchair seating in this area. Toward the rear of this area is a tall, 10 seat chef’s table. Continue reading “Restaurant: Et Voila!”

Restaurant: Madera Restaurant

The Sandhill is a 121-room hotel with guest rooms in a series of cottages, most of which hold 4 guest rooms. The cottages and the main part of the hotel include public areas, large and small event spaces, a classic bar and a restaurant surrounding a large swimming pool. Continue reading “Restaurant: Madera Restaurant”

Restaurant: The Pembroke

Tony, Elissa, Debbie and I first visited the Pembroke on a Saturday night. The Pembroke was recently opened in the Dupont Circle Hotel as part of a renovation of the hotel in its entirety. We had a 6:30 p.m. reservation.

You enter the restaurant through the hotel and there is a greeter’s station at the entrance to the restaurant. Straight ahead is a square bar which has seating for about 17 people on three sides. Continue reading “Restaurant: The Pembroke”