Submitted Friday, January 4, 2008 - 1:55pm [Dine in]
It's a rare accomplishment for a restaurant to get things right in all aspects of the dining experience. The Arms Reach Bistro succeeds in this regard and does so consistently. I used to consider this cozy little place an undiscovered gem - not anymore. The secret is out and the evidence is needing a reservation several days in advance to get a table. They just do it right. The food is simply some of best in the city. The owner puts together an outstanding wine offering with great value to the customer. The servers are exceptional now. The location is ideal and the ambience inside is a combination of quaint cottage casual while being lively and energetic. The tunes are modern and funky and they even feature a trio of talented jazz musicians every once in a while. For quite a while now, this has been my favorite place to dine out.
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Submitted Friday, January 4, 2008 - 1:37pm [Dine in]
Apparently the owners of Deep Cove Pizza traveled Europe in search of the best pizza dough by sampling dozens of some of the best pizza in the world, or so the story goes. I can believe it because the crust of their pizza is fantastic. You also get a decent selection of topings, some are traditional and some combinations are more inventive. I have had some exceptional pizza from here.
They are very close to running a legendary business. Here's where they fall short. Delivery is inconsistent and is very often well over an hour to receive a tepid pie. The apathetic attitude from the employees has been infuriating in the past, although its better these days. The price is a bit too high to be competitive or justified. Overall - Deep Cove Pizza offers a superior product most of the time, but the fear of dealing with an adolescant, arrogant ass and a delivery time of 90+ minutes should scare away most repeat customers. The only problem is - the alternatives on the North Shore are limited.
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