Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Cucumbers

The Screaming Viking cocktail is often garnished with bruised cucumber.

As temperatures have soared around North America this summer, diners have sought relief in cool summer cocktails and fare. A favorite ingredient of chefs and foodies alike are cucumbers. Fragrant, crunchy, and easily paired with sweet and savory ingredients, cucumbers can be found in dozens of varieties, from the popular Marketmore 76 and Lemon Yellow, to Poona Khera and Suyo Long. Find out how OpenTable diners have been enjoying these refreshing vegetables during the warm weather. 

Alex Italian Restaurant, Rutherford, California: “A melon and cucumber salad was perfect for a warm summer day.”

Bannock, Toronto, Ontario: “We had the pickerel tacos, which were delicious, as usual. The pickerel was fresh-tasting and lightly cooked, so it was moist and delicate. The apple and cucumber salad continues to be a great tangy accompaniment.”

Brasserie Cognac, New York, New York: “Cucumber soup was outstanding, particularly on the sticky and stormy evening when we visited.”

* Carmichaels Steakhouse, Chicago, Illinois: “Amazing specialty drinks; had the tastiest cucumber martini — definitely recommend this as a summer drink on a warm night!”

* Founding Farmers, Washington, D.C.: “Amazing brunch; best in D.C. Get the chicken and waffles and the cranberry cucumber cooler and you will want to order it every day.”

The Foundry on Melrose, Los Angeles, California: “My wife had a cocktail with cucumber and jalapeno and said it was one of the best she has ever had.”

Garrido’s Restaurant, Austin, Texas: “I love the kiwi cucumber martini.”

La Condesa, Austin, Texas: “Venison tacos were especially tasty — with a tangy tinge from the pickled cucumbers.”

Majolica, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania: “The cucumber sorbet with basil and olive oil, served complementary as a palate cleanser, was absolutely outstanding. The sorbet is a great example of a little touch that will keep us coming back for more!”

Maloney & Porcelli, New York, New York: “Gazpacho with cucumber sorbet was a delicious surprise.”

Ofrenda, New York, New York: “The cucumber margarita was excellent, and every dish we ordered was tasty.”

* Pago, Salt Lake City, Utah: “Started with what I would call a deconstructed gazpacho salad that had heirloom tomato, watermelon, and cucumber with a bit of local gait cheese. Dressing was very light lime with a flavorful olive oil. It was fantastic!”

Parkside, Austin, Texas: “The cucumber salad with sorbet was a fun summer flavor and the fritters were tasty.”

The Riverhead Project, Riverhead, New York: “The roasted beets with cucumber raita was delicious.”

Russet, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “The cantaloupe cucumber gazpacho was so fresh and flavorful and a perfect start.”

Safari Room Restaurant, Newport, Rhode Island: “The signature cucumber gimlet was outstanding.”

Sassafraz, Toronto, Ontario: “The food was delicious…had the cucumber and strawberry salad, chicken (which was cooked perfectly) and the banana tart dessert.”

Sprout, Chicago, Illinois: “Each course challenged us in title and description, but then blew away our expectations. For example, watermelon gelatin, watermelon, cucumber, balsamic vinegar (or something very similar), and foie gras? Sounded very strange to us, but blew us away with each bite somehow tasting different (and better) than the previous bite.”

Tatami, Glenview, Illinois: “Loved the cucumber lollipops.”

* Trace W, Austin, Texas: “The drinks were outstanding — Pimm’s cup, cucumber jalapeno lemonade, Rio Grande — all fantastic cocktails.”

* Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant, Louisville, Kentucky: “The spinach salad wrapped in cucumber was amazing.”









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