JSW228
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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    May 27, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 31, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
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
Excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/28/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Always superb. Food is fresh and delicious. Menu has nice surprises Not your typical neighborhood Italian restaurant. Always happy here"
Dined on 8/28/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, 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
Excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Always excellent - food, service, decor, etc. No complaints at all. Top quality ingredients. All fresh and original dishes. Always delights and surprises."
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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The place to meet, eat and enjoy the finer things in life. Specializing in 21 day dry aged USDA Prime meats, Kobe beef, Australian lobster tails and offering a wide array of seafood and wines. Join us for our old world charm and impeccable service. Some of our reviews; The New York Times 3 Stars "This steakhouse leaves no item overlooked...." - Crain's "New York's best pocket-sized steakhouse..." - Daily News 4 Stars "...outstanding service and excellent food that is imaginatively prepared..." - Zagat Survey "Mouth watering steaks...a true gem...a friendly staff..." - "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence" - "5 Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences" - Newsday 3 Stars "a handsome slice of a restaurant...Queen's best steakhouse..." William Jack Degel honors his Godfather, the proprietor of Jack's, a 1930's prohibition-style Victorian speak-easy. At Uncle Jack's, where the motto is "Customer is King,” his legend lives on.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
uesfoodie
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Delicious. I love this place - all the food is really really delicious. Service is excellent and your'e always made to feel comfortable and welcome. Like an old friend. I highly recommend it. If you love red meat, they do an excellent job and everything else is equally delicious."
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, 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
Excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I am always impressed by the quality of the food here. The waitstaff is politely attentive without hovering. Paola is always on site and pleasant. As we told Paola on our last visit - we recently ate at a very high end World Renowned NY restaurant and we were disappointed. Paola's food is much more delicious and interesting."
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, 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
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
0points
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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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