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“innovative dinner creations”
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Bowl
Cuisines: American
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Reno, Nevada
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“innovative dinner creations”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of my favorite places for dinner in Reno. wonderful selection of dishes from quail to pork shoulder to vegetarian dishes. Never the same because the owner is busy creating new dishes and only uses what he can obtain seasonally. Always has interesting wines to try as well.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Gena424
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English first
Reno, Nevada
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Favorite restaurant in Reno”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Spend 5 minutes watching the lone chef behind the counter focused on preparing your food. All the items on the menu here are served in a bowl. There are usually a few meat dishes (I've enjoyed the stuffed quail and the lamb-tamale), a few seafood dishes including a "surf and turf" (monkfish/lamb chop was the last version I tried), and few vegetarian dishes (my favorite is the grilled vegetable curry). The flavor combinations are delicious. The appetizers are so-so. I haven't tried many of the salads. Desserts (there are usually 3 selections) are great, but often 1 or 2 are unavailable. Atmosphere is casual - you can eat on the shared patio or indoor area, or at the wine bar next door, or within the restaurant proper and they will find you with your food. Hard to beat the prices too.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank timo123123
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good flavors”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had a good dinner here. I enjoyed a bowl of couscous with Moroccan meatballs, swiss chard and citrus-mint carrots. I thought it was very tasty and filling. My husband had the paella, which was decent but somewhat bland.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank HaveBusWillTravel
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Reno, Nevada
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Amazing food, be ready to wait for your amazing food.”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

The food is fantastic, but it's real food and it takes a bit to cook, so don't arrive ravenous. And if the weather is iffy bring a coat, it's an 'al fresco' type of dinning experience. If you're looking for food that makes you feel good, to bowl.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank kelleyaynne
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Lake Tahoe
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Eclectic menu, misses the mark.”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Ive been here twice. The food is interesting, but thats not always good. $14 for ONE quail on a bed of bland spinach isnt my idea of dinner. The decor makes you feel like you're in a shed with some artwork and the service has been inefficient in both cases. Its like an overpriced quick service place masquerading as a sit down restaurant.

The quality of food was good and fresh, and that was about it.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank NVTravellerLakeTahoe
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