Excellent service, delicious food, great ambiance. This place was certainly a surprise, and we wouldn't hesitate for a second in going back.
My wife's salmon was among the best I've ever had, and the menu is quite robust for such a remotely located restaurant. Prices are certainly reasonable for the quality of food and service you receive. My only tip to a potential patron is to call ahead and make a reservation. The kitchen tends to shut down after the last reservation, so you may not be able to dine if you arrive late despite being within the operating hours of the restaurant.
Well done JC Wine Cellar!
It's not a typical haunted house where you actually SEE anything. The whole thing relies on your fear of the dark. Once you enter, you have to follow a little red light to make your way through. You won't see any light again until you leave. Again, the ENTIRE WALK THROUGH IS IN THE DARK.
It just didn't work for me or my wife.
My wife and I stumbled upon this place after surviving the terrible haunted house next door (seriously, it's the worst I've ever been to). Having dinner here made everything better - it was an absolutely WONDERFUL experience.
Our server Marty really went out of his way to make us feel welcomed and point out all of the unique things that make the restaurant so special, like the ornately carved wooden beams lining the ceiling, the eco-conscious lighting, and the cedar that was reclaimed from local businesses and landmarks. He even went so far as to give us a tour of the restaurant, showing us the wine-making area.
The food was excellent. I had steak with their "Weinkeller" sauce, and my wife had fish in a method that Marty recommended that was off-menu - which she loved. Later in the meal, Chris, the General Manager, stopped by to chat and share some personal stories. We had such a wonderful time speaking with both him and Marty.
This was one of the better experiences we've had dining out, and we sincerely cannot wait for our next visit to Weinkeller.
We stumbled upon this place while looking for a Mediterranean restaurant - for some reason it's classified as Mediterranean, but I think this leans much more toward the "Italian" side than Mediterranean. Nonetheless, this is a nice BYOB ($6 uncorking fee) restaurant in the Highland Park area of Pittsburgh.
We started off with an "OMG" (as they call it) antipasto - it's made to order, and we selected the salami, Gorgonzola cheese, marinated olives and roasted eggplant. It was crisp, fresh, and very good.
The antipasto also came with a toasted bread with garlic and butter, perfect for dipping in one of their sauces but more than delicious by itself.
My wife ordered a chicken dish which came in a creamy tomato sauce - she was very satisfied, and described it as "hearty."
I had the campanelle - a dish with pasta, chick peas, spicy sausage, roasted peppers, and steamed spinach. It was absolutely delicious.
The service was excellent - our waiter Adam was very attentive, extremely helpful, and handled a large section with the utmost efficiency.
My only gripe with the entire experience was the extremely loud volume in the dining room throughout the meal - not from the music or restaurant, but from the patrons. The restaurant is a converted house, and as a result the front dining room is a bit cramped. Most of the tables in this room are set up for two guests, but there are two tables in opposite corners that can accommodate parties of up to 6. When these large parties occupy the dining room, the noise become such that they wind up having to yell over each other to speak, which in turn drowns out everyone else's conversation. This could be avoided if they had a separate larger rooms to seat larger parties (downstairs perhaps?). Otherwise, my recommendation is to ask for one of the outdoor patio tables if the weather permits.
The chargrilled oysters were a religious experience. After having those, I thought I'd be in for a let-down in the raw oysters. Boy was I wrong. I really don't know which ones I like better. These were clearly the best oysters I've ever had in New Orleans. Great service to boot!
Never again. Let me repeat, never again.
The primary reason I used to visit this store was to fill medical prescriptions. Due to their repeated inability and ineptness in fulfilling simple requests, I cannot continue to patronize this store.
Walking into the store, you are given the stink-eye by a minimum wage security guard, which automatically gives you as a customer the warm and fuzzy "guilty-until-proven guilty" feeling a shoplifter would get, which is what this store assumes everyone is based upon their decision to lock up the mouthwash and shampoo.
The pharmacy seems to be staffed by high school interns. They have no concept of customer service, nor do they display any attention to detail, which is quite frankly frightening in a pharmacy. I really think my chihuahua would make a better pharmacist than the people who work here - my chihuahua lick you to death before you got your prescriptions, but at least you'd get greeted when you approach the counter, and you'd get what you ask for.
The first mishap was when my wife and I changed prescription insurance providers. i handed wanna-be pharmacist #1 my new insurance card. After spending about 5 minutes staring into a computer screen behind the counter, he assured me that they had my insurance information in the computer. I then returned in the following days to fill a prescription, trusting in what wanna-be pharmacist #1 had told me in the days prior. When I went to check out the bill came to over $300, which I chalked up "maybe I have to meet a deductible before the coverage kicks in." Upon further research, we discovered that wanna-be pharmacist #1 had NOT updated my insurance information and had run the numerous prescriptions I filled under my old insurance.
The latest of many "adventures" involved my wife calling in a prescription refill. We stopped to pick it up on the way home from work, only to be told when we arrived that the insurance won't cover the refill until tomorrow. Again, she CALLED and SPOKE to one of them to refill the prescription before showing up. I guess it's too much to ask to TELL someone you're speaking to on the phone that they need to wait a day for the insurance to work before coming into a ghetto pharmacy to not pick up a prescription. But hey, at least wanna-be pharmacist #2 behind the counter was dressed like a stripper, which gave me and my wife some comic relief for the moment.
We then returned the following day to (again) pick up the prescription we called to have refilled 2 days prior. We were first told by wanna-be pharmacist #3 that there weren't any prescriptions waiting for us. After searching around for a few minutes, they "found" my wife's prescription refill, but it would take 10 minutes to be ready. Yes, the prescription that we tried to pick up yesterday would need another 10 minutes to be prepared. Hence, I am now here, writing this review.
Never, ever again.
They called my wife Friday afternoon to confirm an appointment for a facial at 1:30 PM Saturday. We then showed up at 1:30 PM Saturday, but the esthetician she had an appointment with never did. After we left we called and left a message to let the esthetician know we showed up... Never got a call back.
I would give negative stars if I could - needless to say we'll never be setting foot inside this place ever again.
Super fresh fish! The Mrs. and I split a dozen raw oysters, a sushi platter and some pinot noir. The staff was super friendly, and patiently explained how the ordering process works. The food came right out and it was nothing short of awesome. One thing to be aware of is that this place is BYOB, so if you want some adult beverages you'll need to plan ahead. We'll definitely be back for more!