Quiet place for a great meal
I took my parents to Ravenous before a concert. We were warmly greeted and served. The food and presentation were top notch. Between the three of us, we enjoyed the Caesar salad and Caprese salads; the sauteed organic mushrooms; the pork cheeks with risotto; and a daily special strip steak. No complaints, lots of happy tummies. For dessert we enjoyed the berries and cream, the Portuguese chocolate mousse, and the creme broulee. In retrospect, one of the best parts of the meal was the complimentary sourdough bread basket.
All three of us are a it hard of hearing, so we appreciated the quiet environment and the ability to easily converse.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great mediterranean flavor
Great mediterranean flavor with varied choices for brunch and lunch. Tastefully decorated, comfortable friendly atmosphere. Definately would go there again.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been meaning to go to Ravenous for a long time. I am so glad we got there. It was an exceptional experience. Each item from the salad, entre, wine, desert to coffee was a delicious surprise. Can't wait to come back.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience as always! Compliments to Wade, Roberto, and Joe! We'll see you soon!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, awesome service
Delicious food, awesome service and wonderful ambiance!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & personal service
What a find! Despite its location in a mall, Ravenous Cafe is a first-rate restaurant. Great ambiance. Owner Wade Sawaya welcomes diners and provides personal attention. He offers excellent recommendations about food / wine (loved the albarino), plus impeccable -- and never intrusive -- service. A very nice, if small, selection of appetizers and entrees. I ordered the caprese salad and coq au vin blanc. Both were unbelievably fresh and flavorful. The chicken, cooked to perfection, was moist and tender. It came on a bed of mashed potatoes, spinach, carrots, and mushrooms, with plenty of sauce. Scrumptious! Ample portions (lots of leftovers). Tasty dessert, too (a gourmet lemon sorbet). I highly recommend this place!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful neighborhood find,excelle
Wonderful neighborhood find,excellent food and great service. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good local and quality place to dine.
The only negative feedback I can offer is that parking is challenging as they share space with 24 Hour Fitness
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, great service
The bay scallops were out of this world, but the Caesar salad dressing to light and not enough. The escargo and portabella was confusing, the flavors just weren't right
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant tucked away
Great restaurant tucked away in small corner shopping center, a true neighborhood gem. Small restaurant, comfortable decor, personable owner who gives your visit that something extra to add to your dining experience here. Small menu, daily specials, great choices. Food was well prepared, very tasty, flavorful, and plenty to eat. Nice dessert choices and a wine list to complement the menu. From comments heard from other diners, this place popular with locals as well as folks traveling through like me. Service was excellent. Definitely will return next time in the area.
5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have enjoyed both lunch and
Have enjoyed both lunch and dinner here multiple times and it has always been wonderful. They also have daily specials which have been new every time we have gone. Wade always makes you feel welcome and is incredibly knowledgeable about the food entrees and wine list. Just a relaxing, enjoyable experience.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another wonderful dining experience
Wade and Roberto delivered as always! Wonderful Risotto and Pork Loin dishes accompanied by wine and great company! We'll be back very soon!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Diamond in the rough
Tucked in strip mall and pocket, you wouldn't think much of the place, but the food is outstanding. Pork loin with saffron mashed potatoes (have never had saffron in mashed potatoes before -- excellent idea) and a honey-madeira sauce was a stand-out. Fresh ingredients, unique flavor combinations, and flawless execution.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice find
I had the swordfish and it as well as its accompaniments were outstanding. Caprese salad was best I've ever had. There were 6 of us, 4 kids (on the older side) and everyone loved what they got. Service was both fun and attentive as well as extremely helpful. Husband's rib eye was large and allegedly fabulous---he couldn't even share one bit! Caesar salads were really, really good.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best crab cake in town. Two of those with a small salad would make a great dinner for those who don't always want a steak. Wade ensures that you have a great dinner and really cares for each individual's food preferences. Can't wait to go back.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food in the pocket area
I found this restaurant on Yelp and make a reservation through Open Table. I was pleasantly surprised to find that everyone loved their dishes, including myself.
Sea bass over risotto
petite filet in wine reduction
Caprese salad with grilled tiger shrimp
Wade the owner served us and was friendly, informative and helpful in addressing some special requests. The food was fresh and well-priced. We enjoyed every bite. Had a nice glass of house wine (Cabernet).
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal at a great restaurant
Ravenous Cafe ranks right up there with the best resaurants in town. The food & service are top notch. We had a last minute change in our Open Table reservation, and the staff was extremely gracious in accomodating us. The halibut special & the cog au vin (regular menu) were excellent. I've had dinner, lunch and brunch here, and have enjoyed all of my sellections. The chef is a master at plating gorgeous dishes, and his sauces are exquisite. I've never had anything that I wouldn't hesitate to order again.If you are a hamburger fiend, go in for the burger at lunch. The owner is also a sommelier, and the wine list is large and varied, The staff can always make a very knowledgeable suggestion for a glass or bottle to go with your meal.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service a Gem!
Great food great service a Gem! We are coming back
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Proud to have invited friends...
We were really proud to have been the ones to introduce our friends to Ravenous! They live in midtown, so they've got a much larger selection of great restaurants close to their home. It was so nice to be able to have them join us at a restaurant in our neighborhood and have them be so impressed. They, like us, enjoy great food and drink served in a friendly yet professional manner in a space that's designed stylishly, but not stuffy and pretentious. We went on a Wednesday evening when the café offers an option of it's fixed menu. It looked fabulous, but each of us ended up ordering other items off the menu.. Despite the tempting fixed offering, the price may have been just a tad high for just a fun casual night out. We shall return!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back
Very nice neighborhood business. Food was very good. Owner/server was pleasant and friendly.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is like a little gem in that I never knew it existed until reading about it in Yelp. We tried it for dinner and were pleasantly surprised at the quality and great taste of our food. The service was first class and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the entrees and wine.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant dining experience
We experienced outstanding and personal service in this very small restaurant. Both appetizers (caprese salad and sautéed mushrooms) and entrée's (scallops and coq au vin blanc) were very tasty and well-prepared. The latter dish is a fresh take on a French classic -- good job!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always the food was wonderful.
As always the food was wonderful. The scallops were cooked to perfection. I didn't even want to chew them, just let the bite rest on my tongue and melt away! The cinnamon used in the sauce for the lamb shank was an inspired and wonderful choice. Ravenous has always maintained the highest standards in their menu and our server,April, is always a breath of fresh air. Ravenous never disappoints!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly and welcoming
The food was worth the wait! We had reservations and when we arrived the table wasn't ready yet. We were immediately acknowledged and invited to sit at the bar and were well cared for with wine tasting. Bread and appetizers til the table was ready. The Tamarind Duck was delectable, flavorful and moist...cooked to perfection. Those I dined with had the filet mignon, scallops risotto and lamb and all gave a thumbs up. The food is a bit on the pricey side, so be prepared for a hefty tab.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great dinner
Dinner at Ravenous is always a pleasant experience. It is one of our favorite restaurants. Food is great, staff is always friendly and attentive, they greet us by name. I rated the ambience as good only because it is a small, intimate restaurant that does not have the glitz of a large place, but it is very comfortable.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sophisticated dining in the Pocket
My two sons and I enjoyed a charming, casual, but very tasty dinner at Ravenous. We chose the haloumi cheese bruschetta as our appetizer. Very nice. I chose the small dish of mussels as my entree. They were wonderful, there were plenty of them, and the broth screamed "butter some french bread and dunk--now! So I did just that. Both men had crabcakes which they enjoyed. My 'I always over order so I have something for my midnight snack son' also ordered the steak with risotto and a lovely cheesecske dessert. Most of that entree went home with him. I felt obligated to finish his cheesecake--yummy. It's lovely to have such a pleasant dining place here in the Pocket.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quaint venue with great food
Quaint venue with great food and excellent service
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM