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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    February 17, 2015
  • Last Review
    February 28, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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<br />Truly authentic regional Italian cuisine takes center stage at Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, a sophisticated dining room overlooking a stunning herb and rose garden. Or, you can enjoy wood oven pizza and other simple rustic dishes in the more casual Al Forno Trattoria. Dining at this grand Tuscan-style villa is a culinary escape to another world along the banks of the Hudson River.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2008
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went for a special occasion and were underwhelmed. The room itself is ordinary - not at all luxurious. The maître d bordered on rude when we didn't like the first table offered. The waitress was very sweet, but wanted to take our order before bringing our drinks. The food was good, but there was nothing innovative about it. I had a mushroom tart that wasn't hot enough, gnocchi that was very good but could have been served at any neighborhood Italian restaurant, and chocolate lava cake that was nothing special. The price was good - $25 prix fixe lunch - but I would have been happy to pay more for a more interesting culinary experience. This restaurant did not compare to the American Bounty restaurant at the CIA and I would not return or recommend it."
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2008
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X2O Xaviars on the Hudson is Peter X Kelly’s latest addition to the Xaviars Restaurant Group. It sits in the water on the only turn of the century Victorian pier still in use on the Hudson River. X2O’s Main Dining Salon's 25 foot vaulted ceiling and 3 walls of glass frame offers views of the George Washington and Tappan Zee Bridges, as well as sunsets over the Palisades. Guests encounter dishes incorporating classic French technique with Italian and Spanish influences, and Asian embellishments which create a wholly original cuisine unique to the Hudson Valley. The Dylan Lounge is a vibrant, up-tempo space with a sophisticated and playful bent that offers guests more dining options. Guests are invited to sample a variety of small plates and sushi, while dining at the Communal Table, sushi bar, or at traditional banquette and table seating.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Stuck in upstairs room
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2008
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food and service were excellent as always. BUT I was not happy to be put upstairs in a room I think they usually use for private parties. X20 should have notified me when they sent an email asking for a credit card to hold the reservation that I would not be seated in the main dining room and asked me if that was acceptable. This should not have been an unhappy surprise upon arrival."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2008
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