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Phood On Main
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 18, 2011

We just love Phood on Main! The menu is eclectic and the food is delicious! Okay, so the service isn't the best...but not the worst either! We have eaten here at least 10 times during the past year and have never had a bad experience, a bad dish, or a bad check! Can only speak for ourselves, of course, but are here to say == at least try it once!!! Very convenient to the Fox Theater and if you let them know that you are going to a show, they make sure your timing is just right and that you are finished and paying your bill in plenty of time to get to the show.

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1  Thank danthatravel
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

I'm not sure if the man who wrote the previous review was at the same restaurant I was, but I pretty much disagree with everything he said.
Droll? Really? We had amazing service and food! We started off enjoying fragrant stuffed figs and dates with an expertly crafted cocktail! As we munched our way to happiness, the owner/chef walked around offering her Dutch chocolate covered Blueberries and chatted with each table. How refreshing to meet and enjoy the crafter of our delicious dinner!
We ordered 4 different dinners and tasted each others selection. Amazing!
If I was to offer any advice at all, it would be that the wine menu be expanded. A few more selections would be perfect.
I have eaten in many fine restaurants from California to New York, and I would put Marla's (Owner/Chef) food in my favorite places to go!

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2  Thank mrsmarcel
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

This so-called "Hip and Creative Boutique" in Downtown Riverside might attract trendy and gullible status-seekers but many visitors will likely be disappointed with the over-priced offerings on the menu. Even the name spells pretense: Phood? How droll. However, the restaurant has done quite well with the chic-industrial decor and they deserve credit for the design of table arrangements and for their food displays.

The restaurant also has a better than average selection of Vegan and International items. In general the menu offers a huge offering but alas the quality of the various meat and vegetable ingredients were only average at best. Our table lacked silverware, napkins or something like wafers to nibble on while waiting.

The clientele is mostly an upscale, downtown office kind of crowd, consisting of middle-mgmt types who have the authority to take long lunches and discuss policy or business. Most women are in skirts and men wear ties. Dress appropriately! Parking can be a challenge and the spaces along University Av mentioned on their good website... are a myth. Other parking is a bit far away. Bottom line is that Phood on Main sometimes scores and sometimes it doesn't. In my opinion save your money and have lunch in one of the other sandwich shops around.

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3  Thank MonkeyOnTheWing
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