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    November 2, 2014
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    February 18, 2015
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Angus' Cafe Bistro is a one hundred-sixty seat, full-service eatery located in the heart of New York City's bustling Times Square. Given its proximity to several Broadway theaters, the pre-show dinner seating is the restaurant's busiest, but before or after is the time to take advantage of the restaurant's charm for either a relaxing lunch or dinner without the pressure of an impending curtain. Additionally, the restaurant offers several attractive features including a bargain prix fixe lunch menu, an irresistible late night snack menu and the house specialty: a porterhouse steak for two which includes unlimited wine by the glass if you order it after 8pm. Brunch is served all weekend long and private parties/special events of all shapes and sizes are willingly and expertly accommodated.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
this was impossible.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/15/2015
 2008
Dined on 2/15/2015
 2008
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"three of us ordered a very simple breakfast. We sat for an hour.Endless crazy excuses. Obviously the kitchen not working at all. We had to leave, had rehearsals. Such a shame."
Dined on 2/15/2015
 2008
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La Masseria Restaurant is inspired from ancient fortified farmhouses that in the Puglia Region of Italy are called “Masseria”. Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Pino Coladonato, grew up on a Farm in Puglia. He was forced to eat whatever was available but soon was tired of bean puree and decided to take matters into his own hands, creating new ways to use the same few ingredients. Now, with limitless ingredients to choose from, fava beans, chickpeas and lentils are still a core element in many of his entrees. Interior Designer Libby Langdon has created a warm, inviting dining atmosphere. Rustic and relaxed, with plenty of old world charm. Oversize iron sconces custom made from antique wrought iron gates punctuate the walls, and artful displays of antique farm tools mixed with various authentic Italian photographs all add to the farmhouse appeal. The 250-bottle wine list encompasses all regions of Italy with few of the best American and the rest of the world.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
like a club in the theatre district
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"with lovely service and great food...a treat...and they stay open late!"
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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A forum for Lincoln Center’s performing arts culture for nearly 30 years, Café Fiorello features a sprawling bar filled with more than 50 kinds of antipasti. Finished in warm wood, brass and mirrors, the main dining room suggests a timeless charm. In addition to the hot and cold antipasto specialties of vegetables and seafood, the menu features updated Italian classics and specialty dishes, as well as a selection of seafood, steak, veal & pasta.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Such a great 'Club'
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"the food is very good, and even very late at night, after the opera, or if something runs much later than we thought, they are always so welcoming.It's a pleasure."
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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A forum for Lincoln Center’s performing arts culture for nearly 30 years, Café Fiorello features a sprawling bar filled with more than 50 kinds of antipasti. Finished in warm wood, brass and mirrors, the main dining room suggests a timeless charm. In addition to the hot and cold antipasto specialties of vegetables and seafood, the menu features updated Italian classics and specialty dishes, as well as a selection of seafood, steak, veal & pasta.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A Late night Saviour
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We love Fiorello,-- after The Met, after LCT theatre, after Juilliard...it is the ONLY answer - and delicious, and welcoming ...who could ask for more? Many thanks ."
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Opened in 1983 by Theatre District restaurateur Joe Allen, Orso serves regional Italian cuisine in an intimate, trattoria-inspired setting. Out-of-towners, locals and Broadway regulars can all be spotted enjoying Orso's outstanding preparations of classics like rigatoni Bolognese and sautéed calf's liver with grilled onions and sage. In addition to these standbys, Orso also offers smaller plates, antipasti, thin crust pizzas and half orders of pasta, which are perfectly suited for lunch and late evening dining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Our favorite Theatre 'Club'
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"we love Orso, and discussing what we have just seen,sitting in the cosy room with lovely food, and an always attentive and caring staff.The food stays healthy, good, and elegantly Italian"
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, late-night find
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Conveniently located across from Lincoln Center and a startling revelation in shiny black lacquer, Shun Lee exudes Asian chic with grand authority.<br>For haute Chinese cuisine, it’s among New York City’s best. Regional offerings include crispy Grand Marnier prawns with honey walnuts (Canton), braised sea bass in hot bean sauce (Hunan) and shredded beef with leeks and hot peppers (Szechwan). Specialties include beggar’s chicken baked in lotus leaves and clay (requires one day’s notice), Hunan tripe, sweetbreads with black mushrooms and of course, Beijing Duck.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
really good food but.....
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"it's a shame that they have reconfigured the middle of the entrance to the restaurant, now it is a loud bar, with private parties going on in the middle of it...so what used to be the quiet and theatrical middle of the restaurant hears all the noise of a rowdy crowd... but the food was great."
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Unwind, Italian-style, at Rialto, where James Beard Award-winning chef Jody Adams brings an Italian perspective to New England ingredients. Menu changes monthly to reflect the best in seasonal ingredients and highlight different regional cuisine of Italy. Current menu offerings include: Citrus Braised Octopus with a potato-garlic purée, tomatoes, capers,and coriander, Whole Grain Cannelloni pasta with chanterelles, porcini, ricotta, pancetta and hazelnuts, Roasted Duck Sandwhich with Gruyère, gingered figs and hand-cut fries and an Apple Almond Cake with apple-lemon curd, chestnut honey and almond gelato. <br /><br />The Boston Globe awarded Rialto a coveted four stars in three consecutive reviews and Gourmet Magazine named it one of the "World's Top Hotel Restaurants." Visit www.rialto-restaurant.com to learn more about private and special events, cooking classes and new menu offerings.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
a lovely addition to Cambridge
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"where everything closes early-- and great to have in the hotel"
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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CAFÉ BOULUD features a French-American menu inspired by Chef Daniel Boulud's four culinary muses: la tradition, classic French cuisine; la saison, seasonal delicacies; le potager, the vegetable garden; and le voyage, the flavors of world cuisines. <br /><br />In addition to dinner seven nights, we feature a $37 two-course prix-fixe lunch six days a week, and brunch on Sundays. The restaurant is both a neighborhood gem and a destination for food lovers in search of casually elegant dining. Two private dining rooms seating 18 guest each are available for your private entertaining needs, and may be combined to accommodate 40.<br /><br />The restaurant's adjacent BAR PLEIADES serves inventive cocktails and a luxurious bar menu from 3 pm onwards.<br /><br />DANIEL • DB Bistro Moderne •Boulud Sud• Bar Boulud • DBGB Kitchen & Bar • Epicerie Boulud
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
our favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"And over and over again this star in the Boulud group remains terrific...and I think it is the most unusual of all the Daniel Boulud restaurants. Also the staff is particularly nice to residents, and neighbors, right here next to them on 75th street...so it does not feel at all, like a Tourist Event for Out of Towners! And the food is consistently lovely."
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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At Lincoln Ristorante, we offer our interpretation of modern Italian cuisine in New York at Lincoln Center. Our philosophy is simple: to source the best local ingredients and prepare them with authentic Italian methods and spirit. While our location beside Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool is exquisite, with panoramic views and a grass lawn roof, the heart of our restaurant is the central open kitchen.<br /><br />The menu offers our take on traditional preparations ranging from spaghetti al pomodoro to vitello tonnato and simply grilled branzino. Antipasti coax rustic ingredients into dishes with deep, savory flavors. Desserts are beautiful renditions of Italy’s classics: light, lush and irresistible.<br /><br />While reservations are recommended to ensure a table, walk-ins are welcome at our bar where the full menu is served. We are open seven days a week offering lunch, pre-theater, dinner and weekend brunch.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
such a shame
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"this restaurant has the perfect setting, the most amazing perfect kitchen, and a big staff,all trying hard...However the food is relatively mediocre,-too oily.And the servers constantly interrupt, but constantly... ton describe where the butter was made. The hours of the restaurant have no connection to all the Lincoln Center,Film Center, and Juilliard auditoriums around it....we have tried it 4 times, valiantly hoping it will have improved. But I am afraid it is just for tourists, who won't complain, but who won't come back!"
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, scenic view
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RUSTIC BELGIAN EXPERIENCE WITH UPPER EAST SIDE FLAVOR *Over 30 Artisan Belgian Beers* Looking for an assortment of Belgian style Moules Frites, accompanied by an impressive beer list? Come visit us at B.Cafe. This new cozy beer lovers' paradise fulfills your cravings for good homemade Belgian food, as well as artisan and trappiste beer in a rustic setting. Begin your Belgian journey in Bruges with scrumptious Tuna Tartare, Croquettes de Crevettes (North Sea grey shrimp) or Bitter Ballen (pan seared Belgian meatballs with Dijon sauce). Follow your trail to Brussels with Moules Frites, Duvel Carbonade (beer sunken beef stew), Waterzooi (creamy chicken with vegetables) & juicy Belgian Steak Frites. And don't forget to take advantage of our large selection of more than 30 beers to complement your palate. But what would a trip to B.Cafe be without a sweet plunge into some of our homemade waffles or melting Belgian chocolate cake? Come & experience "made in Belgium" gastronomy!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
lovely garden
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"and a great addition to the neighborhood.very friendly service an the food generally excellent."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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