JSW228
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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    May 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 30, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.6
 
 
JSW228's Reviews
 
"Everybody in New York seems to be looking for the perfect neighborhood restaurant. I think I found it." <br /> - Ruth Reichl, The New York Times<br /><br />For almost 30 years, Executive Chef Paola Bottero has offered an authentic Italian dining experience and a warm welcome on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. An icon of the Carnegie Hill Neighborhood, Paola’s serves lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and Stuzzichini “lite bites” at the gracious bar or al fresco at the outdoor tables. Joined by her son Stefano, together they are committed to the freshest ingredients and the truest interpretations of La Cucina Italiana. Benvenuti! <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
FoodSnob
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Paola's is consistently wonderful. The food is delicious. The people watching is fun. The waitstaff is attentive. Only complaint - the tables are too close together. Don't come here if you want a private conversation. But come here for high quality food excellently prepared and good atmosphere."
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Marea Ristorante, located in one of Manhattans most storied addresses, features Chef Michael White's ode to Italian seafood. From his trademark handmade pastas to his fresh crudo and whole fish, Chef White is committed to reinventing the notion of seafood in New York.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Worth it
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/07/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/07/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I was excited to dine here based on the menu but a little put off by prior reviews of snobby service. I did not have that experience at all. My waiter, Mark, was pleasant, friendly, informed and down to Earth while still being respectful. The bussers were also pleasant and appropriately personable. I didn't feel judged or like I was a bother at all. Everyone was helpful regarding seating, ordering, clearing, etc.
As to the food, it was excellent. Pricey for sure, but worth it. Nothing worse than spending money on something I don't thoroughly enjoy. I would eat here again and again if it was financially possible. Our waiter made good suggestions as to amount of food and what to try.
Loved the entire experience."
Dined on 7/07/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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SAVONA, SCARSDALE is the second location of ZAGAT Top 5 Italian Restaurant, SAVONA, in Philadelphia. Consistent, creative, high quality dining and seamlessly orchestrated service has been the hallmark of SAVONA's success for 15 years. Now, Executive Chef, Andrew Masciangelo, and Chef de Cuisine, David White, offer their soulful regional Italian cooking here in Westchester, New York. Their farm to table philosophy involves handling products as few times as possible to capture the natural flavor intensity of each ingredient. Culinary excellence is supported by a killer wine program featuring an extensive array of wines by the glass created by Fred Dex, Master Sommelier. A 20 foot white marble bar, sexy lighting, dramatic drapery, contemporary leather chairs and thick butcher block tables set the stage for high quality dining. We look forward to welcoming you to SAVONA.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Traveling Foodie
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I live in Manhattan and actually left my Island and came to Westchester for this restaurant. I tried it once before and was impressed. Not so this time. First surprising fact was that there was no champagne available. I wanted a glass to start the meal but there was only Prosecco or Rose available as a light bubbly beverage. The appetizer was dry and bland and dinner was good but not impressive. I don't even remember what I had and it was a week ago.
Not worth a trip but if you're in the area and know what to order you'll have a nice meal. Don't rely on waiter recommendations.
The restaurant is very pretty and service is cordial.
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Dined on 5/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Founded in 1984, New York Petrossian restaurant is housed in the historic Alwyn Court Building on Manhattan's West Side, one block from Carnegie Hall and four blocks from Lincoln Center. Owned by the Petrossians, it serves a French-influenced contemporary menu that features the caviar, smoked fish, and foie gras delicacies for which Petrossian is known throughout the world. Lunch, dinner, & brunch can be enjoyed at either the art deco style mirrored bar or in the dining room. Designed by Ion Oroveanu, the restaurant features Lalique crystal wall sconces, bronze sculptures from the 1930's, etched Erté mirrors, Lanvin chandelier and pink Finnish granite, all harmonizing to create a visual ambiance that can be savored equally with the unsurpassed gourmet experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food is beyond excellent. If you're going to spend the money, the food should be as mouth watering as it is here. Service is excellent. If you're ready to splurge and want to impress, go here."
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Avra Estiatorio is a restaurant that transports you to the Greece of your imagination. The sky is vivid blue and the air is drenched with sunlight and the aroma of freshly caught fish grilling over an open fire.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
delicious
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"As always service and food was excellent. Wine list is very impressive. Food is extremely fresh and wait staff is knowledgeable. The restaurant is noisy and tables are too close together but otherwise it's a worthy dining experience."
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar showcases the formidable creativity and passion of Chef-Proprietor Terrance Brennan who adds playful twists to classic French bistro dishes. Selecting only premium ingredients, Brennan’s commitment to the use of artisanal, sustainable and organic products is evident in the quality of each dish. Recalling a bustling Parisian bistro, Artisanal’s handsome Art Deco interior offers the sophisticated French specialties one might expect in Paris. As the name implies, Artisanal features a scrumptious selection of 250 hand-crafted cheeses from around the world. In the back of the dining room is the cheese cave, a temperature and humidity controlled room, where a number of the world’s finest artisanally-made cheeses are aged to optimum ripeness and peak flavor. Adjacent to the dining room is the wine bar, which boosts 75 wines by the glass.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The restaurant was very accommodating - called to say we'd be late and they were very kind about it. Also had two extra people join us late in the meal and again service was excellent and we were moved to another table very seamlessly.
The food was excellent and interesting. Definitely fit for foodies!"
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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"Everybody in New York seems to be looking for the perfect neighborhood restaurant. I think I found it." <br /> - Ruth Reichl, The New York Times<br /><br />For almost 30 years, Executive Chef Paola Bottero has offered an authentic Italian dining experience and a warm welcome on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. An icon of the Carnegie Hill Neighborhood, Paola’s serves lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and Stuzzichini “lite bites” at the gracious bar or al fresco at the outdoor tables. Joined by her son Stefano, together they are committed to the freshest ingredients and the truest interpretations of La Cucina Italiana. Benvenuti! <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 4/22/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food is surprisingly delicious and inventive. I really love the food here. My only complaint is how tight the tables are. Diners and packed in and can practically share food from the table next to you."
Dined on 4/22/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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