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    May 5, 2014
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    August 26, 2014
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West End Cafe located in Carle Place Long Island, offers a New American menu. Chef/Owner Bill Holden prides himself on maintaining a standard of excellence that has put us on the top of fine dining on Long Island. Come wine & dine where you can enjoy a gourmet meal, fine wines, the latest beers & seasonal cocktails. Here at West End Cafe we take pride in supporting our local farms & wineries. Come in and enjoy our menu that changes seasonally, offering the best Long Island has to offer.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not what I remembered
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Was here a few years ago and there was a variety of plates being offered. Menu is somewhat limited. There is a prix fixe 3 course offering that makes it easier to take the lack of interesting dishes. Food is good. Place is crowded. It is located in a shopping area, so it's good to go to West End Café to get away from the stores."
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Circo offers upscale Italian fare built upon a foundation of signature Tuscan recipes from the kitchen of Maccioni matriarch Egidiana and prepared by Executive Chef Alfio Longo. The menu is served in a lively, sophisticated setting reminiscent of the old-style European circus tents which inspired the restaurant's name.<br /><br />"When we opened Circo in 1996, our business plan was simple, Dad's Hospitality, Mom's Food, run by the sons."<br /><br />Bright blue circus rings suspended with gold stars, sculptures of monkeys swinging near overhead, playful clowns dancing above the open kitchen and a ceiling hung with tapestries & trapezes all reinforce the vibrant circus theme.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Le Cirque?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/06/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/06/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The same owners as Le Cirque bring you the best in Tuscan food in The City! Every dish is a masterpiece, served beautifully, and with a bright, fun atmosphere. Enjoy! (No need to go to Le Cirque...This is much better!)"
Dined on 8/06/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Tony's has served up some of the best old NY Italian favorites. Our cooking comes from Southern Neapolitan traditions and served up in huge family style platters that serve 2 to 3 people.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Times Square Find
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"For a great, inexpensive meal in the theater district this is the go to place. Food is consistently wonderful, perfectly prepared. No frills...just a terrific meal at a great price....
You'll always make it to the show because the service is quick, and it is close to most theaters!
"
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Rothmann’s upholds the traditions of the past by serving a classic steakhouse menu with great additions from the present. We serve only the best, USDA Prime Dry-Aged steaks. Inventive daily black board specials with sushi and fresh local fish. A redesigned bar with an expanded whisky and bourbon list should broaden you palate. And our new wine dispensing system that pours 2, 4, or 6 ounce pours of first growth Bordeaux and cult Napa cabernets to perfection. Come experience the grandeur of Long Island’s famed Gold Coast for yourself, where prime dry-aged steaks and great wine have become tradition.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/01/2014
 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
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Kellari Taverna is located in the heart of New York City, three blocks from Grand Central Station, Times Square and the Theater District. The dining room decor evokes a subterranean wine cellar designed with contemporary elegance. Kellari features the traditional Greek taverna specialties, such as grilled whole fish, prime chops and meats, and an eclectic selection of contemporary Hellenic savory appetizers ("mezedes") created by our Corporate Executive Chef, Gregory Zapantis. Our menu also features a variety of Greek cheeses, baked or flamed 'Saganaki' style, as well as a selection of Raw and Marinated seafood. The Kellari dessert menu includes innovative specialties such mastiha pudding and warm sokolata with halva ice cream as as well as traditional favorites such as Baklava and Galaktoboureko. Kellari Taverna offers an extensive international wine list featuring the largest selection of Greek wines available in any U.S. restaurant. About 24 wines are available by-the-glass.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Too Bad!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We have been going to Kellari Taverna for several years. Recently the service has been AWFUL! The food is very good,and very fresh. Our orders were not taken for at least 10 minutes. We asked for more bread, and water refills which took a long time to receive. A person in our party ordered a fish on the menu. The waiter came back and said they ran out of the fish ordered. He ordered another fish. The waiter came back and said they were out of that fish, too, and then claimed he only had fish for two! Perhaps people should be told what is and is not available on the menu when the menu is handed out. This whole incident took about a half an hour, and this was the pattern for the rest of the meal."
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Our first location opened in 1993. Soon after opening we earned a solid reputation for our great food and great service, always at a great price! We take pride in our management and friendly staff. Our homemade delicious food includes our specialty of 17 different lasagnas baked to order, veal, chicken, fish dishes and pastas of many nations. We also have a full service of wine, beer and liquor bar for our customers to enjoy.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ordinary!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2008
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"In a city where food is supreme, this is not the place to eat! Lasagna's meals were very ordinary, not well presented, and some things were served cold!! There is nothing I could recommend from a group of 6 main dishes and appetizers. The Caesar salad was just a few bites, so can't even tell you about the taste. The fish filet dish and the veal dish tasted the same (although they were different preps). Guess the lasagna goes into the micro before it comes to the table (but one lasagna dish did not get nuked, it was cold). Wait staff were not attentive - water glasses weren't filled, we couldn't get more bread, didn't get to order a second glass of wine, etc."
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2008
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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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
Home Cooking!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Outstanding food and service, and outdoor dining, too! Paola's is the best which explains the many waiting for a table...it's worth it!!"
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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With two restaurants in New York City - at Lincoln Center and on the Upper East Side - and one in Atlantic City, Atlantic Grill is a luxury liner on land, an urban seafood brasserie where nautical décor meets old world charm. Atlantic Grill masters American seafood and showcases a refined raw bar, sushi and signature BR Guest Hospitality. Enjoy oyster, clam and shellfish selections that change daily and, and market-fresh fish available simply grilled a la carte or as composed entrees.<br /><br />Experience Atlantic Grill down the shore at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, with Surf & Turf, Simply Grilled selections, and fresh New England fare, all with a breathtaking view of the beach and boardwalk.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lincoln Center Dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Lincoln Center area has some restaurants that have been around, and some come and go. Atlantic Grill is one that is relatively new. It has a reasonably priced menu. The staff gets you in and out in time for a show. Remember it's a chain, so don't expect the best food, but it is good for the price, and better than most restaurants in this area."
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Tony's has served up some of the best old NY Italian favorites. Our cooking comes from Southern Neapolitan traditions and served up in huge family style platters that serve 2 to 3 people.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Times Square Place To Go
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/09/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Tony's is the answer to your wallet and stomach! Food and service is consistently outstanding. Tony's is a well run establishment. You can get in after 6:30 and still get to your curtain. The kitchen and restaurant are very efficient. There is a list of good old fashioned Italian fare that will delight you. Specials are usually available, too. Everything is cooked to perfection...no sticky pasta here! Portions are large and served family style. You should leave room for the dessert."
Dined on 6/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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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
It's a WOW!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Nothing like Paola's for wonderful, authentic, Italian! Home made pastas are the best in the City! Now it's even better because you can dine outside. The hostess/owner/ executive Chef, Paola Bottero, is originally from Rome and provides exciting and delicious culinary creations Roman style with flavors from other great regions in Italy using the best fresh market ingredients."
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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