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“Really Nice”
Review of R+D Kitchen

R+D Kitchen
Ranked #28 of 507 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Germantown, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
427 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Really Nice”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise and a fun place. Great service and friendly waitstaff. If you like a Rueben sandwich try this one as it is made with cole slaw instead of sauerkraut. The corn beef is sliced thin and very tasty. Check it out.

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Daytona Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Exceptional Casual Dining”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This restaurant is located in the Fashion Island Mall and is by far the best restaurant there for a casual meal. The atmosphere has an open kitchen behind glass and a patio and full bar. The rotisserie chicken and pan fried fish were delicious and the chocolate pot de creme is a must have dessert. The service is quick and the atmosphere is lively and it is a great spot to visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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Northern Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
613 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
“Rocky Start, but a Good Recovery”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stopped in for lunch while visiting So. Cal. recently. The menu at the bar (and maybe in the whole restaurant) was quite limited, and with no gluten free options, we had to make some small changes.

Tuna tartare and the chicken and spinach salad were quite good. But, like most tartare dishes, it is customarily served with some sort of bread. My wife asked if they could substitute a bit of lettuce for the bread, thinking that instead of slathering the tuna over bread, she could simply wrap it in a lettuce leaf. So far, so good - but then we saw that there was a $4 upcharge for replacing 50 cents of bread with 15 cents of lettuce. Give me a break.

Yes, the food was very good, and yes, they did take the $4 surcharge off the bill. But to have the server tell you "We're trying to discourage substitutions" when the menu is very limited and has not accommodation for dietary restrictions, is a bit off-putting.

  • Visited June 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“Terrific place for special requests on food preparation”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

If looking for a place that may prepare an entree low-fat (or vegetarian or whatever need may be), R&D Kitchen is the place !

I asked for an omelet low on cheese, and little/no fat in preparation - and it arrived exactly as requested.

Plus R&D offers good value in an otherwise pricey area.

This place is a good choice !

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank triptraveller
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Santiago, Chile
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent food !”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Food was delicious, we went there for lunch, and salads were great! I had the tuna tartare .... Delicious!

Visited May 2014
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Thank C V
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