Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Watermelon

What's the most interesting watermelon dish you've had this summer?

Watermelon is an American tradition when it comes to beating the heat — and celebrating the sweetest treats of the season. There are many varieties, and just as many ways to enjoy it. From cocktails and pickles to salads and soups, find out what OpenTable diners are saying about watermelon this summer.

1833, Monterey, California: “The watermelon/cucumber/scallion appertif let us know right off the bat that our mouths were in for a treat, and neither the appetizers, the main courses nor the desserts disappointed in the slightest!”

Barndiva, Healdsburg, California: “We loved the infusions — who knew a little cube of watermelon infused with lemon verbena could be so wonderful?”

Creo Restaurant, Albany, New York: “Special app was a gazpacho soup. Diced tomatoes and mint leaves chopped, with watermelon puree. Fantastic spot for a summer time starter.”

DOSA on Filmore, San Francisco, California: “My husband’s favorite is the vada sambhar dish, and I love their watermelon paneer salad.”

* Due Amici, Columbus, Ohio: “Best was our seasonal salad with watermelon and beets and the lightest of dressings to let the local foods shine. Our family and friends love this place.”

Fat Canary, Williamsburg, Virginia: “The watermelon nehi was a wonderful cocktail.”

Marc Forgione, New York, New York: “I enjoyed my peekytoe crab appetizer bathing in a light watermelon soup.”

Masona Grill, West Roxbury, Massachusetts: “Two appetizer specials — roasted peppers with feta and watermelon with blue cheese both with balsamic — were fantastic.”

* Matisse Ocean Front Restaurant, Belmar, New Jersey: “Great place, great view, great food. Make sure you try the watermelon lime soup!”

Matsyon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “The hangar steak with watermelon is the best course I’ve ever had.”

Nougatine at Jean Georges, New York, New York: “The watermelon and goat cheese salad with olive oil, salt, and pepper was a perfect salad starter on a hot summer night.”

* Pizzeria Orso, Falls Church, Virginia: “Try the grilled watermelon salad. It was wonderful.”

Red Cat, New York, New York: “The service is impeccable and food is delicious. I tried the restaurant week menu along with a very tasty watermelon margarita. Overall great dining experience.”

Red Rooster Harlem, New York, New York: “Service was impeccable, every dish was beautifully presented. The corn chowder tasted like fresh corn on the cob, the heirloom tomato and watermelon salad smelled like it just came out of the garden.”

The Smith-East Village, New York, New York: “They had refreshing drink specials on the very warm evening that I dined: watermelon punch and another watermelon variation.”

Sub Zero Vodka Bar, St. Louis, Missouri: “The pitcher of anti-oxidant and watermelon drinks were awesome, and the burgers and sushi were off the chart! Our server did a great job and can’t wait to go back!”

White Dog Cafe, Wayne, Pennsylvania: “The watermelon carpaccio special was fantastic.”

* Yerba Buena Perry, New York, New York: “Ordered sides of fried fritters, which consist of watermelon, avocado, and yucca. Watermelon was great.”

* Zambra Restaurant, Asheville, North Carolina: “The food is spectacular. Kudos to whom ever came up with the Glazed Pork Belly with WATERMELON!!!”


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