Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Soup & Sausage Bistro

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Soup & Sausage Bistro is a 2019 award winner for restaurants in Arizona!

If you can’t get enough of the taste of Europe, you’ll love Soup & Sausage Bistro in Phoenix.

Soup & Sausage Bistro has received hundreds of reviews with an average rating of 4.79 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 97.90 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five restaurants in all of Arizona!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“The food was amazing! Every bite was pleasing to the palate. I had the mushroom soup, and it stayed hot until the last spoonful. The Hunter’s Stew had a taste that made you want to know the ingredients. The beef was tender and flavorful. The pierogies did not disappoint, as well as the honey cake. We are coming back to try the schnitzel. I highly recommend visiting. Soup & Sausage Bistro in Phoenix is the place to go for authentic Ukrainian/Polish food. It is homemade from fresh ingredients.” – Tammy R.

Not Your Average Restaurant

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Alex, the owner of Soup & Sausage Bistro.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Alex about what it is that makes Soup & Sausage Bistro unique compared to the many other restaurants in Arizona. Alex told us that they are the only restaurant in the area that offers euro cuisine.

We also asked Alex about the Soup & Sausage Bistro mission and how they work to make the world their community place. Alex shared with us that they are known throughout the community and serve it.

Building Success Through Word of Mouth

Soup & Sausage Bistro has gotten their name out there through word of mouth, which says something about the kind of service and food they offer.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Alex’s expert advice for them:

“Do well, and keep pushing.”


Congratulations to Soup & Sausage Bistro for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Alex, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Soup & Sausage Bistro in Phoenix. Visit their website today!

Florida’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Antoine’s Restaurant

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Antoine’s Restaurant is an award winner for restaurants in 2019.

If you are looking for an incredible dining experience in Sarasota, look no further than this award-winning company!

Antoine’s Restaurant has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across six different verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.15 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three restaurants in Florida!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This place is absolutely wonderful! The experience is first-rate from the moment you walk in until the very moment you leave. Everything tastes wholesome and homemade, with authentic, high-quality ingredients. Nothing tastes [like it comes from] a box or like it’s factory-processed. The owners are extremely friendly and take enormous pride in their restaurant and in the food they prepare and serve. This is truly a FINE DINING experience! This is Belgian- and French-inspired food at its local best and in a cozy setting! Do yourself a favor and dine here; you will NOT be disappointed!” – S.C.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Antoine’s Restaurant is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Restaurant

We were excited to learn all about Antoine’s Restaurant and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Olivier Georges.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Antoine’s Restaurant stand apart from its competitors. Olivier said that the love and passion they have, both for food and for their customers, are what truly set them apart.

“We love people and food, so what better option than to come to our place?”

Olivier also shared that they are a small restaurant, with a total of 40 seats. They give their customers enough time to eat without having to worry about turning their table around, and they make a point to take care of every single customer they have.

We asked Olivier about the Antoine’s Restaurant business mission, or how they work to make the world a better place, and he shared:

“I think we make people happy. When people come here, they come hungry, and they leave happy and satisfied, not stuffed, just very satisfied. That’s what people tell me; we are very different because we care about people. Our goal is to make people happy.”

Building Success With Passion

Antoine’s Restaurant has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Olivier how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews.

“We don’t ask for [reviews], but they’re happy to [leave them] because they know that helps the business big time. Reviews are important to us. We provide the best we can. We work with love and passion, and that’s what we do.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Antoine’s Restaurant has spread the word about who they are and what they do exclusively through word of mouth!

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Antoine’s Restaurant has managed to. We asked if Olivier could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Put your passion into your business, and people will feel it. We are very passionate about what we do. In the restaurant business, if you don’t love it or are not passionate about it, then just don’t do it. That’s the problem with most restaurants… It’s not about the money. Of course, we need the money, but the purpose is happiness and doing something right for the people. That’s how we do it. We try to do something good for people. When people feel love, they love you and they help you. It is what it is.”


Congratulations to Antoine’s Restaurant for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Olivier for taking the time to speak with us!

Kentucky’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Branch Out

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Branch Out is an award winner for restaurants in 2019.

If you are looking for amazing plant-based and gluten-free food in Paducah, look no further than this award-winning company!

Branch Out has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.89 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.94 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five restaurants in Kentucky!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Fantastic food and service! I love, love, love the new building. The bakery items are amazing, and I can’t wait to go back and try the onion rings. I love being able to eat anything on the menu without fear of food contamination. This is gluten-free and dairy-free food heaven!” – C.J.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Branch Out is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Restaurant

We were excited to learn all about Branch Out and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with Daniel Dodd, who owns the restaurant together with his wife.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Branch Out stand apart from its competitors.

“We like to use different ingredients that are used all over the world but not much in the USA. We are Vegan and Gluten-Free, and we are trying to open up people’s minds to foods they wouldn’t normally try… We want to get people to try different foods and eat healthier.”

Daniel also shared their slogan:

“Powered by plants.”

Building Success Through Word of Mouth

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Branch Out has managed to. We asked Daniel how they have managed to grow their business and get such incredible reviews. Daniel told us that the reviews are mostly organic and that most of their growth has been thanks to word of mouth.


Congratulations to Branch Out for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Daniel for taking the time to speak with us!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is a 2019 award winner for restaurants in New York!

When you want great food and unparalleled service, you want Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant in Buffalo.

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant has received thousands of reviews with an average rating of 4.70 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 97.01 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five restaurants in all of New York!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“We visited Bacchus several years ago after a show at the Shea Theatre. It was memorable to be sure! It was several years ago, and we had the chance to come back to Buffalo again for a show and weekend away. We did not even consider anywhere else to eat dinner, and we were not disappointed. Again, the staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. They have great specials, and I ordered both the appetizers and main dish off of the specials. As that was seafood-heavy, my wife ordered off the menu. The scallops were so tasty, followed by a healthy (large!) portion of halibut [that was] cooked perfectly.” – Rafferty J.

Not Your Average Restaurant

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Brian Mietus, Chef and the owner of Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Brian about what it is that makes Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant unique compared to the many other restaurants in New York. Brian told us that they established themselves 16 years ago and are located in the heart of the entertainment district in downtown Buffalo, which Brian says is the best corner in the city for organic growth.

Brian went on to tell us that he has the best staff in Buffalo and that he couldn’t do it without them.

We also asked Brian about the Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Brian shared with us that they give back by working with the P.U.N.T. Foundation to help families of children suffering from cancer with the costs of treatment, travel and lodging. They also work with a foundation that focuses on concussion awareness, ensuring that kids have good headgear and bringing awareness of concussions. They have good relationships with local sports teams and private chefs.

Building Success Through Consistency and Passion

Brian credits Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant’s strong online reputation to their commitment to providing good service consistently every day. He told us that their team is always pushing each other and are very passionate about what they do, and it shows in the dining room.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant has grown through cooking competitions on Food Network and word of mouth. Brian told us that they’ve grown so much that they’ve taken over the space next door, as well as a courtyard, and that they’ve never stopped working on the business and have never stopped growing.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Brian’s expert advice for them:

“Make connections, and give genuine hospitality and consistency. The reviews and all of the praise will follow. Leave customers with a positive memory…”


Congratulations to Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Brian, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant in Buffalo. Visit their website today!

Tennessee’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: St. John’s Restaurant

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that St. John’s Restaurant is a 2019 award winner for restaurants in Tennessee!

If you’ve got a craving for a delicious meal in Chattanooga, you won’t find a better option than St. John’s Restaurant.

St. John’s Restaurant has received thousands of reviews with an average rating of 4.73 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 97.34 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five restaurants in all of Tennessee!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[They offer] great food and wonderful service in a beautiful historic location. The produce was amazingly flavorful, and the dishes were creatively composed and beautifully plated. I would definitely return. We found everything very well priced, too.” – Alissa C.

Not Your Average Restaurant

We wanted to learn all about St. John’s Restaurant and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with General Manager and Sommelier, Michelle Richards.

The first question we had for Michelle was what is it that sets St. John’s Restaurant apart from their competition in Tennessee. Here’s Michelle’s response:

“We are simply the best!”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at St. John’s Restaurant and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Michelle had to say:

“St. John’s Restaurant & Meeting Place is committed to exceeding guests’ needs and expectations by providing the highest quality dining experience possible. As an organization and as individuals, we value integrity, hard work, personal excellence and respect. We hold ourselves accountable to our guests, as well as one another, by striving for perfection.”

Building Success by Providing the Best Food, Service and Experience

Michelle attributes St. John’s Restaurant’s strong online reputation to their commitment to providing their guests with the best food, service and experience, which she says translates to five-star reviews.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation St. John’s Restaurant has. Here’s Michelle’s expert advice for them:

“Be consistent.”


Congratulations to the team at St. John’s Restaurant for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Michelle, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend St. John’s Restaurant in Chattanooga. Visit their website today!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Olea

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Olea is a 2019 award winner for restaurants in Connecticut!

When you want a mouth-watering meal and an incredible atmosphere in New Haven, there’s no better option than Olea.

Olea has received almost 1,200 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.66 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 96.62 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five restaurants in all of Connecticut!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Bravo, Chef Manuel Romero! Thank you for bringing the authentic flavors of Spain and Galicia to Connecticut! [He has a] fresh, authentic, as well as an innovative take on timeless recipes. His lovely wife, Andrea, keeps the front of the house running as a five-star restaurant.” – Luis S.

Not Your Average Restaurant

Manuel Romero, the Chef at Olea, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Olea apart from the many other restaurants in Connecticut. Manuel told us that what makes people want to stop by Olea is their unique menu, as well as their many positive reviews.

Manuel went on to say:

“I think that New Haven is a really nice town for foodies. To me, it’s the best town in all of Connecticut because people got different choices. They can find any kind of restaurant in New Haven, and I’m proud to be working here. I’ve been here since 2001.”

Building Success by Taking Care of Their Customers

When we asked Manuel about Olea’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he told us that they try to take care of their customers as much as they can and to provide them with a meal that they enjoy.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Olea has spread the word about who they are and what they do by focusing on providing specials and a unique menu for their guests.

Clearly, Manuel knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Success is a result of working hard and taking this business very seriously. Love what you do; enjoy it, and try to do it the best. Try to take care of other people. I just want to do the best I can so people can enjoy their meals. It’s one of the best ways of enjoying life — just having a nice meal with the right people at the table. Try to keep the flavors of the ingredients, too, so people will notice what they eat.”


Congratulations to the team at Olea for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Manuel, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Olea in New Haven. Visit their website today!

Tennessee’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Gyro Tabouli

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Gyro Tabouli is an award winner for restaurants in 2019.

If you are looking for authentic, delicious Greek food in Murfreesboro, look no further than this award-winning company!

Gyro Tabouli has received thousands of overwhelmingly positive reviews across seven different verified sites with an average rating of 4.73 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.33 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three restaurants in Tennessee!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[I would give them] 10 STARS, for sure! The food is delicious and always tastes fresh. Mr. Tabouli is such a nice man. He is always very friendly and well-mannered. Today, I mentioned that I had never tried the grape leaves, and he put two on my plate. They tasted really good and fresh. Thank you, Mr. Tabouli and family, for running a great business. Keep up the good work.” – A.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Gyro Tabouli is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Restaurant

We were excited to learn all about Gyro Tabouli and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Ashras Mikhail.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Gyro Tabouli stand apart from its competitors. Ashras said that they always treat every customer like they are special. Thanks to their incredible customer service, they have customers who have been loyal to their business for over 11 years! Ashras said:

“Our service is simply the best.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Gyro Tabouli has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Ashras how they have managed to grow their business and get so many wonderful online reviews. He said:

“We are definitely a favorite for Greek food in Tennessee, and we give excellent service, so people leave us great reviews.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Gyro Tabouli has spread the word about who they are and what they do by offering catering options for large groups and businesses. This leads to plenty of networking options and word of mouth.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Gyro Tabouli has managed to. We asked if Ashras could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Keep doing a good job, and that will translate to your online presence.”


Congratulations to Gyro Tabouli for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Ashras for taking the time to speak with us!

New Hampshire’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Phnom Penh Sandwich Station

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Phnom Penh Sandwich Station is a 2019 award winner for restaurants in New Hampshire!

If you’ve got a craving for delicious, authentic Cambodian food, you won’t find a better option in Lebanon than Phnom Penh Sandwich Station.

Phnom Penh Sandwich Station has received hundreds of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.69 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 96.88 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five restaurants in all of New Hampshire!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I rarely eat out/get take out. When I do, Phnom Penh is one of the only places I go. They have fresh, great-tasting food. For me, it is the best place to get food in the Upper Valley.” – Scott S.

Not Your Average Restaurant

Sarin Tin, the owner of Phnom Penh Sandwich Station, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Phnom Penh Sandwich Station apart from the many other restaurants in New Hampshire. Sarin told us that, when people want Southeast Asian food and different flavors, they come to Phnom Penh Sandwich Station.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Phnom Penh Sandwich Station and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Sarin had to say:

“The mission is to serve good food to the community for a reasonable price and to introduce people to different cultures.”

Building Success Through Good Food and Service

When we asked Sarin about Phnom Penh Sandwich Station’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he attributed it to their commitment to providing good food and good service to their customers.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Phnom Penh Sandwich Station has spread the word about who they are and what they do by posting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Clearly, Sarin knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“I think one thing is that a lot of pictures on websites attract the visitor, and they will spend more time on it to look at the menu.”


Congratulations to the team at Phnom Penh Sandwich Station for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Sarin, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Phnom Penh Sandwich Station in Lebanon. Visit their website today!

Oklahoma’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Fusion Kitchen

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Fusion Kitchen is an award winner for restaurants in 2019.

If you are looking for healthy, unique dishes filled with wholesome ingredients, look no further than this award-winning company!

Fusion Kitchen has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.75 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 50 businesses and the number one restaurant in Oklahoma!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Fusion Kitchen is an amazing experience all around. As soon as you walk in, you are greeted with a warm welcome by the owners. They take extra measures to ensure you order something you will like with samples; the menu has a few items to accommodate people who aren’t looking for Indian food as well. The samples are a genius idea, since the curry changes every day, and it ensures that what you order fits your pallet. The service was fast, and the owners definitely take pride in their creation. I’m excited to go back, especially to experience the breakfast menu they occasionally offer.” – D.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Fusion Kitchen is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Restaurant

We were excited to learn all about Fusion Kitchen and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Sai Bradeek.

Fusion Kitchen serves a variety of homemade American and Indian cuisine, and always offers healthy, unique flavors and dishes. They always offer free samples of everything that is served, so you have the opportunity to explore different dishes and get something you know you really like.

Said shared:

“We have four different curries; we make two that are vegan and two that are chicken. We make our food fresh every day. We use all fresh vegetables and cook every day. We also give tasters before you buy.”

Fusion Kitchen attributes their growth to word of mouth and organic reviews, which says a lot about the amazing quality and service they provide!


Congratulations to Fusion Kitchen for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Sai for taking the time to speak with us!

Oklahoma’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Mahogany Prime Steakhouse

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mahogany Prime Steakhouse is a 2019 award winner for restaurants in Oklahoma!

When you’ve got a taste for mouth-watering steak, you won’t find a better restaurant in Oklahoma City than Mahogany Prime Steakhouse.

Mahogany Prime Steakhouse has received thousands of reviews with an average rating of 4.75 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 97.48 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five restaurants in all of Oklahoma!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“[We received] great service from the moment we walked in. My husband and I had dinner before the Trans Siberian Orchestra last night. The first server who came over made sure to ask if we were going to the show to ensure we got out in time. The service was wonderful, and the food was delicious! They also offer a military discount, which is lovely. We would definitely go back! [It has a ] great ambiance!” – Natasha G.

Not Your Average Restaurant

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Dave Ozborn, the General Manager of Mahogany Prime Steakhouse’s downtown location.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Dave about what makes Mahogany Prime Steakhouse unique compared to the many other restaurants in Oklahoma. Dave told us that it’s their hospitality and their food:

“We really focus hard on taking great care of each and every guest. We truly make it memorable and make sure they want to return. We excel in training. Of course, our food is perfect. Our bone-in filet is phenomenal and something you don’t get at a lot of high-end steakhouses. If you are very hungry, try the Cowboy Rib-Eye.”

Dave went on to add:

“We meet 15 minutes before each service starts and ask each sever what they can do to make the guests’ trip memorable tonight. That sets the tone. We all believe in what we do, and we love what we do.”

We also asked Dave about the Mahogany Prime Steakhouse mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“[Our mission is] to exceed our guests’ expectations on every level, every visit. I think that a lot of places focus on cost and other things like that instead of the experience of their patrons. We focus on extreme levels of quality control with every detail on every level.”

Building Success Through Open Table

Dave credits Mahogany Prime Steakhouse’s strong online reputation to their use of Open Table:

“The biggest tool that we have is Open Table for online reviews. We do not solicit. Usually, 60 percent of our reservations are also made online.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse has grown through Instagram, Facebook and word of mouth. They also benefit from a great location, which is just a block away from where the Oklahoma City Thunder play.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Dave’s expert advice for them:

“Hire someone who knows how to do it! Trust the experts. You have to spend the money. You can’t do everything yourself.”


Congratulations to Mahogany Prime Steakhouse for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Dave, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Mahogany Prime Steakhouse in Oklahoma City. Visit their website today!