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“Excellent Short Ribs!”
Review of Darwin's on 4th - CLOSED

Darwin's on 4th
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary, Brew Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Quaint place. The bar is fun....great cucumber martini. Interesting Peruvian corn nuts at the bar...good!

We ate in the restaurant. The setting is really beautiful. Service was prompt and friendly. Beet salad was good. All salads seemed to be good but a bit pricey. We had the short ribs and skirt steak. The ribs were a real winner! Very tender and flavorful. Good wine list.

We had a great night and will be back!

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Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Food - Excellent! We did the 5-7 happy hour appetizers of pork tacos (did a couple orders of those), parmesan truffles and pesto chicken/plantain skewers. Complimentary Peruvian corn was interesting but very tasty. Everything was absolutely delicious.

Service - Outstanding. We sat at the bar but despite how incredible busy it was in there the staff were on top of it.

Ambience - worth visiting just for the atmosphere & décor, two floors with bar on each floor, coolest old building.

Music – we were too early for a band but the regular music sucked. The dance techno beat was horrible & too loud to hear oneself think let alone hold a conversation. Music to match the ethnicity of the restaurant or smooth jazz music would be a definite improvement. If it wasn't for the music we would have stayed longer but after just over an hour it became a tad bit much.

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Thank alexanla
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

After reading many reviews that sang the praises of Darwin's On The Fourth we were happy to be able to try the beer tasting dinner. We were so disappointed! The food was late in coming so everyone started with the beer. We still were able to taste the food which was awful. I don't know what the rage is now about serving pig belly for an appetizer but to me it is just FAT. The rest of the dinner was just as bad. However the beer kept coming. Most of ours was left on the table untouched. Also, we were seated on the top floor. The music was so loud we could not hear the presentation. The food servers seemed untrained and blew off a request we had. Not a good experience. We will not even try to go there again.

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1  Thank Mary Ann V
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

The concept was intriguing -- nuevo Peruvian -- and the menu descriptions were enticing, but every dish we had suffered from blandness and a lack of creative inspiration. The wine by the glass was not great, either: in fact, we nearly sent the pinot noir back because it tasted like they'd mistakenly given us a low-grade merlot. It was a small step above standard bar food, but with prices that should be reserved for much more interesting dining.

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Thank Dyova
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Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

I liked the food. The presentation was good. Expensive for the amount of food you got. Ordering 2 side dishes and 2 appetizers and a bottle of wine, with tip was $250 for four people. Pricey, but a nice place to go for a special occasion.

Thank xspechtme
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