JimAndBob
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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    June 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 22, 2014
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    4.1
 
 
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The NoMad is the second restaurant from Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara.<br /><br />Inspired by the Chef's time spent throughout Switzerland, California, and New York City, the restaurant is rooted in the same traditions found at their critically-acclaimed, Michelin three-star rated Eleven Madison Park. <br /><br />The restaurant has soaring interiors with a refined, yet approachable menu, featuring a thoughtfully-curated wine program celebrating the great wine regions of the world, alongside innovative and classically-focused cocktails. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Sexy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 3/01/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I don't know how else to describe it. The NoMad is sexy. The warmly lit, deep wood-paneled, leather tufted, black-lace-trimmed rooms are as inviting as the most sensual bordello or gentlemen's club. The very professional and attractive staff treats you with the wit and knowledge that you are there to play. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu or the wine list. Order what you like, and then sit back savor every moment."
Dined on 3/01/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Diners should be aware there is not an a la carte menu for parties of 5 and larger. A 5 course Il Menu Del Posto and an 8 course Captain's menu are available for these parties.<br /><br />Please reference our website for menu and cancellation policies - <br />http://delposto.com/pdf/LPPFORM.pdf<br /><br />--<br /><br />Del Posto is the first Italian restaurant in almost 40 years to be awarded 4 stars from the New York Times. Del Posto is the ultimate expression of what an Italian restaurant should be. We can best be described as an evolution of cuisines, menus, service, and ambiance that have characterized the history of the Italian dining experience in this country. Celebrate Italian viticulture with Del Posto's Wine Director Jeff Porter, on Saturdays from 1pm to 2pm. 5 wines for $5, now through Labor Day. Del Posto respectfully requests that gentlemen refrain from wearing shorts, sandals, sleeveless, and baseball caps. Most men choose to wear jackets, but jackets are not required.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Quickly becoming a favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/29/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/29/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have been back to Del Posto several times recently and, whether we've eaten at the bar or reserved a table, we've enjoyed the entire experience immensely. Over the years the restaurant has truly come to deserve its Michelin rating. The food is delicious and inventive. The wine list extensive, and everyone on the staff is very warm, friendly and professional. We will be back, definitely."
Dined on 5/29/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Top-rated chef/owner Julieta Ballesteros (#1 and #2 Mexican chef in Zagats for 6 years running) invites you to enjoy her restaurant. Traditional Mexican cuisine with a formal French presentation – fusing Julieta’s Monterrey roots with her mastery of the French culinary techniques. Interior designed by internationally renowned Mexican designer Antonio Sandoal - playing with traditional Mexican colors and textures in a modern New York way. Original paintings on display by the celebrated artist and mother of the chef, del Bosque. <br /><br><br><br />Come and discover a higher concept in Mexican food.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Consistently Great and Inventive
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Executive Chef Julieta Ballesteros is probably the most inventive and creative Mexican chef in New York. There is no menu that comes close to what she offers at Crema. We come back often and enjoy whatever we order every time. The place can be loud during happy hours, but there are plenty of times when it is quiet and relaxed, with a warm staff to keep you feeling taken care of."
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Carta Azul is contemporary Baja California cuisine inspired by the intensity of the sun, sea and soil of “the Baja”.<br /><br />At Carta Azul in Chelsea we infuse the Baja into our locally sourced ingredients, restaurant décor and friendly smile to inspire a laid-back intensity only the Baja can offer. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Quickly become a favorite...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"You wouldn't know from the outside that there was anything more than the World Cup going on inside. But behind the big screen broadcasting the game, there is a kitchen producing excellent food. Great nachos. Great ceviches. Great everything. Even enjoyed our margaritas and wine. Add to it, the staff is very warm, friendly and accommodating."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Sauce is Frank Prisinzano's fourth neighborhood restaurant in lower Manhattan. Sauce's nose-to-tail red sauce trattoria approach fuses culinary tradition & innovation with the freshest local ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Continues to Serve Great Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The staff has turned over considerably since we first ate here a few years ago. And yet the experience is still much the same: really great food in a relaxed, friendly LES atmosphere. All the sauces, especially the ragus and Bolognese are rich and deeply flavorful. Take a look at the big stew pots behind the bar, and you'll understand why. The garlic bread is like no other. The burrata is worth whatever it's doing to your cholesterol. The staff is great: laid-back, friendly, attentive. We'll definitely be back often."
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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An Ofrenda, in Spanish, is an offering, a gift. At their cozy West Village space, owner Jorge Guzman and Chef Mario Hernandez offer their unique interpretation of classic Mexican cuisine with an innovative cocktail menu of tequila-based drinks. <br />Named by NYLuxury as “one of the top ten restaurants in New York serving Latin food” and as “Top Tequila Bar in the US” by the editors of USA Today, this intimate and stylish cocina offers its guests a blend of passions. Jorge’s desire is to create a sexy and fun space to enjoy creative cocktails with the best of Latin cuisine. While Chef Mario’s dream is to craft dishes to showcase the indigenous ingredients of Mexico, the foods his ancestors enjoyed, and bring those flavors to a new generation. <br />This team has joined forces to offer guests a unique dining experience. We look forward to having you.<br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Inconsistent and Disorganized
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/08/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/08/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"There was no air conditioning when we arrived, so we asked to be moved closer to the window when a table became available. When one did, they moved the table next to us who had arrived and asked to be moved after us. We watched several tables around us get their food ahead of us, only to have all of our dishes appetizers and entrees arrive all at once. The staff tried to be apologetic about the disorganization, but seemed helpless to do anything about any of it. Some of the dishes were delicious, better than average Mexican fair, but not all. The quality was definitely inconsistent. The next day, we received an email from OpenTable telling us the restaurant had marked us as "No Shows." Should have marked us as "Won't Be Back.""
Dined on 6/08/2014
 2008
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Carta Azul is contemporary Baja California cuisine inspired by the intensity of the sun, sea and soil of “the Baja”.<br /><br />At Carta Azul in Chelsea we infuse the Baja into our locally sourced ingredients, restaurant décor and friendly smile to inspire a laid-back intensity only the Baja can offer. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Fun, Great Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This place is delightful find. Stumble into it and you may never leave. The Pinchos and entrees are all delicious and not your ordinary Mexican dishes. The bar scene is definitely part of the place, so go expecting to be part of the party."
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Experience All Around
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were very happy with our experience at Gato.
Delicious, unique variations on Mediterranean dishes. Between the two of us we enjoyed the Chorizo Crepinette, Burrata, Roasted Octopus, Tarragon Chicken, and the Charred Beef. No dish was like something we've had before.
Great wine by the glass as well. Service was friendly and attentive. The space is big and attractively decorate. We're neighborhood folks that will definitely be back."
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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