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My 10 year old daughter & I created LadyBug Restaurant Reviews to write about the restaurants we eat at from a parent/child perspective. Our ratings are for food, service, presentation, friendly waitstaff and overall experience. We rate on a 1 - 5 ladybug scale, with 5 ladybugs being the highest score. We hope you enjoy and please feel free to comment and give suggestions!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Sophia says: Today for lunch/dessert we went to Crepevine! It opened a few weeks ago and has been very crowded. This restaurant also used to be Nicoles, which we reviewed last year.  (please click on the link to see! http://ladybugrestaurantreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/nicholes.html )
When we got there, we waited in a long line before we could give our order. There was waitstaff bustling around, the chefs cooking fast and everyone was talking. When we finally got to the front of the line, we ordered the Santorini crepe and the Midnight Blues for all of us to share. Then the cashier gave us a number and we sat down. It took a little longer for them to bring us our food but when they did, it looked really good. It tasted DELICIOUS! The Santorini was sweet and also came with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. I would come back but not at such a busy time.

                         300 Castro Street, Mountain View (650) 969-6878

Midnight Blues
Josh says: Today we went to Crepevine. We waited to get our food for a long time. Then when we finally got our food we came to a table and started eating. I had the Santorni crepe and it was good.  And they gave ice cream with whipped cream. I also had some lemonade. The restaurant was too loud but I would love to come back anyway.

Paul says: Crazy busy place. Worth the wait, crepe wise. Reasonable price for downtown.  Great selection of drinks, and the other dishes looked great. I wouldn't want to come back when it is that crazy busy but would come back again when it slows down.

Jodie says: This is a special review because we started this blog when Sophia was only 8 years old and she just turned 10!  Crepevine took over after Nicoles closed down this year. It's a great location in downtown Mountain View. We have been wanting to try it and they have looked very busy.  We stopped by this afternoon and the line was almost out of the door. We waited about 15 minutes to order and then it took another 15 or so minutes to receive our crepes. When the food is up on the counter the servers have to walk around the whole restaurant, inside and outside to look for the correct number on the table.  Paul and I shared the Midnight Blues and it was really good, and very sweet. I would love to try one of their salads next time.

Food: ****1/2
Service: ***
Atmosphere: ***

 3 1/2 Ladybugs!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sweet Tomatoes!

Sophia says: Hey Readers! Tonight we went to Sweet Tomatoes for dinner! We had gotten a coupon in the mail and we finally went to see what it was like. When we got there, we each got a tray and a plate and we moved through the salad bar line. You may think the salad bar is small from the photo but it's actually pretty huge and takes up half of the restaurant. The salad bar has a few base salads, then tons of toppings like croutons, veggies, beets, carrots and so much more! After you are done you pay for your dinner at the end of the line and then you pick a table. After that, it's like an all you can eat buffet. There are different kinds of soups, muffins, biscuits, drinks and a big dessert bar. I got the chicken noodle soup and a blueberry muffin. The food was AMAZING!!!! I also got a pumpkin muffin fresh from the baker who took it out of the oven.  It was delicious! For dessert I had ice cream with sprinkles and butterscotch syrup. That was great also. The only bad thing was while we were eating dinner we heard a screaming baby.  He cried for almost an hour. That's because Sweet Tomatoes is very family friendly. I would come back.

      1040 Grant Rd, Ste 350, Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 961-2500

 Josh says: Tonight we went to Sweet Tomatoes. When we got there, we got a tray and got to pick our own food. I did not pick the salad but I picked cheese, corn, beets, and carrots. After we sat down, I started to eat and then I got some macaroni and cheese. It was good! And I also had some chicken soup and that was good too. For dessert I had chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup and halloween sprinkles. I liked it so much I wanted to have thirds! At one table, we heard a screaming baby. But I also saw a baby that was nice and calm and cute at another table. And I have never seen a baby that quiet before and I have never heard a baby scream so much. And then we left. I would love to come back!

Jodie says: Aside from the screaming baby, we had a fun time! The kids loved serving themselves and were careful to eat what they had before getting something else. We got there at 5:30 and there were already a few people but when we left an hour later it was packed.  Even though it is self serve, there was plenty of staff clearing the tables. I had spinach salad and chicken pot pie soup which was tasty.  It got pretty loud towards the end but everyone seemed to be having a great time.  Highly recommened for a fun and casual dinner out.

Food: ***1/2
Service: ***
Atmosphere: **1/2
3 Ladybugs!