Phil
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    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    January 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 2, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
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Don't miss a chance to try delicious druze meal prepared by Gazala's mother! She will be cooking her spun recepies August,1 to August,18! Get a taste you will never forget! A hidden gem amidst so much on the Upper West Side. Gazala's serves some of the best appetizers around to start off your dining experience. Chef/owner Gazala is Druze Israeli, but the menu will be familiar to anyone who has tried Middle Eastern food. The babaganoush (roast eggplant dip) is smoky and velvety. The inside of the kibbe's crispy crust is moist ground lamb seasoned perfectly with aromatic spices. The felafel (deep-fried ground chickpeas) feature an unusually crunchy crust. The ambiance is more contemporary than our Midtown location offering large areas for private parties and large groups. Don't be surprised to see Gazala come out of her busy kitchen and chat with the diners.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Healthy AND affordable + delicious
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
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"If you like eastern mediterranean food and cooked to perfection, go to Gazala. A true neighborhood gem not to be missed, with good price points and the most delicious middle eastern food I have had in NYC."
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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On June 25th, 2007, Alessandro Peluso together with his friends and family, opened the doors of Bocca with a celebration and an evening of food and wine. This Roman restaurant has been bustling with patrons ever since. Our Chef James Corona is excited to offer a roster of creative Roman dishes to New Yorkers. Chef James uses only imported Italian DOP (protected designation of origin) products and is a proud supporter of the Union Square Green Market. Our meals are complimented by an extensive wine list, an elegant and cozy yet casual dining environment, and a friendly and courteous wait staff.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
For price, should be better
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If I pay $28 for a standard pasta dish, the service should be impeccable. Wonderful ambience, but short on service and too many interruptions to pour tap water to the point of being aggressive. Climate control was a problem, but we will blame that on a 25 degree morning that day and 60 degree evening, at which time we dined."
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2009
Special Features: notable wine list
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Good Enough to Eat has served American home cooking in the Upper West Side since 1981. Visitors from all over the world come to Good Enough to Eat to enjoy classic American food. They sit side by side with Upper West Side “regulars". The appetite for wholesome, authentic, traditional American food only seems to be growing.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Great ambiance. Service not so much
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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"Asked for fresh squeezed orange juice, received pasteurized, high sugar content kind. Waiter defended it to the max that it was actually squeezed in the morning well before we got there."
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2009
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Rustic Southern Italian kitchen with strong influence from Tuscany. All professional staff with over 30 years experience.<br>"It is most certainly a gourmet establishment with a menu from top to bottom that is exquisitely creative with tastes and flavors and choices that make selections so joyously difficult--and with a wine list to match food and pocketbook. Consider this the now best Italian restaurant in the state. Three cheers for Biagio the chef."<br><br>"Concealed jewel, but easily accessible off the parkway. Esteemed staff that goes about taking care of your every need, especially the maitre d'. Exceptional menu with meals that make you crave for more. The homemade pasta dishes are unequaled to any place in the state. This is an elite restaurant that I will entertain my family and my business clients at. Head chef will go above and beyond his means for satisfaction of customer."
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Dined on 03/14/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Innovative Organic Vegan Cuisine. We’re certified Kosher through the International Kosher Council.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Healthy and affordable
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
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Quiet
"Great service, wonderful health options (ALL), and gentle atmosphere. All three in one place are rare find in NYC."
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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Avra Estiatorio is a restaurant that transports you to the Greece of your imagination. The sky is vivid blue and the air is drenched with sunlight and the aroma of freshly caught fish grilling over an open fire.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Eating well and with delight
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/11/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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"Hard to find such good, healthy food in Manhattan with such great service. The servers know their stuff and you actually feel good after you leave, on the wallet and on the stomach!!"
Dined on 03/11/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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Corvo Bianco offers Italian cuisine at its best. The charming dining room, located in a magnificent courtyard that was once the lobby of the Endicott Hotel (built in 1890), is the perfect meeting place for families, locals and visitors alike. <br /><br />The menu boasts an inventive assortment of fish, meats and house-made pastas and pizzas, all of which is accompanied by a carefully curated selection of wines and signature cocktails. Upon entering, the roomy bar area serves up a selection of featured cocktails, choice wines and beers, and a spread of distinctive bar fare. Inside, the 125 seat dining room's warm ambiance provides the perfect setting for a celebratory gathering or intimate evening, and the backroom is ideal for private parties.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Many flavor sensations
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2009
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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"Outstanding preparation and presentation, now in even more sizable portions (before they were just too small).
Wonderful wine list!"
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Great any time of day! Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Brunch(Sat-Sun)<br /><br />“Not just for Brunch.” "Not for many, many years now, and certainly not on Central Park South,” comments Frank Bruni of the New York Times about our wonderful dinner menu. Join us for an evening meal and reverse your thinking - Sarabeth's for Dinner.<br /><br /><br />Check out our Fathers Day Menu Here! http://www.sarabethscps.com/events_holiday.html
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Gem on the Park
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2009
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
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"Great food. Great ambiance. Perfect for high tea!"
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Named after the Dublin Red-Light District in James Joyce's Ulysses, Nighttown possesses the ambiance of Irish pubs and turn of the century New York bars. Leaded, etched, and stained glass, combined with a clutter of memorabilia from earlier eras decorate the four distinctly different dining rooms and three active bars. Be sure to see Stephen's Green, our outdoor dining area (fully-heated for year-round use) with a wall-size waterfall. Since opening day, February 5, 1965, the menu has been a model of consistency. Top quality Certified Angus Beef, milk -fed veal, and the freshest of fish and chicken are prepared with creative simplicity. Try our house specialty, The Dublin Lawyer. And Nighttown has the best jazz available - in fact, we're the only club in Ohio on Down Beat's list of The Best Jazz Clubs in the World.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
a legend
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2009
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"legendary place with outstanding musical, cabaret style, performances."
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2009
Special Features: great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot
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