Miranda
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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    October 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 14, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.9
 
 
Miranda's Reviews
 
Built around a California-style culinary philosophy that takes heavy cues from the seasons, Upland balances a familiar rusticity with a smart global approach, all enhanced with a New Yorker’s eye for detail. The restaurant offers an artful array of starters, entrees and sides, each plate accented with chef Justin Smillie’s enticing and urbane touch. The wine program, overseen by beverage manager Chantelle Pabros, matches the excitement coming out of Upland’s open kitchen, with a worldly 500-bottle list and a clever by-the-glass selection that’s remarkably food-friendly.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Benoit New York is the third member of Alain Ducasse’s Benoit family – which also includes the bistro in Paris since 1912, Benoit Tokyo and Le Comptoir de Benoit in Osaka. Benoit New York echoes the original bistro in Paris and represents an opportunity for Chef Ducasse to recreate a unique bistro experience within a dynamic urban environment while still preserving the tradition of Benoit Paris. The restaurant & bar offer a menu of classic French bistro cuisine at lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
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In October 2014, partners Victoria Freeman, Marc Meyer and Chris Paraskevaides (Cookshop, Hundred Acres) introduce diners to Vic's on Great Jones Street in NoHo. Vic's resides in the re-imagined former space of Five Points, the Mediterranean restaurant that Freeman, Meyer and Paraskevaides opened together in 1999. After 15 years, the restaurateurs decided to renovate the space and the result--Vic's--is an entirely new establishment. Chef Hillary Sterling (A Voce, Lupa) presides over Vic's locally sourced Italian-Mediterranean dishes, including house made pastas and pizzas (made with New York State flour) and market-driven plates of antipasti and entrées. Vic's is open 7-days a week for dinner from 5:30-midnight.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
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Breathing new life into Lower Fifth Avenue, Claudette is an elegant Provençal restaurant steps from Washington Square Park. Opened in May 2014, Claudette joins her sister restaurants Rosemary's and Bobo in offering a warm and inviting atmosphere to share great food with friends and family. <br /><br />Executive Chef Wade Moises and Chef de Cuisine Koren Grieveson's menus focus on local produce, seafood and Mediterranean aromatics found in the Provençal kitchen. Claudette's cellar highlights the wines of Southern France, with a wide selection of Rose and Chateauxneuf du Pape. The bar offers a list of unique aperitifs, cocktails and an extensive vin au verre selection, including rose on tap.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Such a charmer
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/26/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/26/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I loved everything about Claudette. The brunch menu was really interesting with lots of savory options, the ambiance was adorable and service attentive. I'd go back in a heartbeat (wish it was easier to book dinner...)."
Dined on 10/26/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, fit for foodies
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The Milling Room features American Cuisine prepared by Chef Scott Bryan, served in a Tavern-like atmosphere, in the heart of the Upper West Side.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Nice, but no soul
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was really delicious, the setting open and designed well, with high ceilings and room to move and service was affable, but I just kept feeling like something was missing, like it just felt...a bit soulless."
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2008
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Known for dishes that evoke distant places and a cooking style that draws on slow, subtle, and labor-intensive techniques, Executive Chef Nicolaus Balla has a decidedly global culinary approach. <br /><br />Balla employs his research into artisan techniques such as sausage preparation, cheese making, pickling and preserving to produce those authentic homemade flavors. His preference is for approachable and full-flavored dishes – what he calls “good social food.” The menu pairs naturally with Tartine’s bread by renown baker Chad Robertson, which serves both as inspiration and accompaniment for many of the dishes. <br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Reynard is located in The Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. We serve Contemporary American cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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