Rick
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    6
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  • First Review
    January 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 20, 2014
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Arte Cafe located in a landmark brownstone, features a large outdoor garden with a water fountain. Just steps away from Central Park, Chef Camillo Bassani, formally from the Hasseler Hotel in Rome, presents upscale pan-Italian cuisine with homemade pastas, fresh meats, fish, pizza from a brick-oven and sumptuous desserts. Private rooms are available for all events and budgets.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good food but beware the early bird
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2008
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I have liked Arte Café for a long time-nice space, food and prices. We went for the Early bird special before 6pm. Sadly all but 4 pasta dishes were an additional charge. Same with appetizers. If you expect to leave paying for the early bird special price then you will be extremely limited on what you can order. The deal is for an appetizer, entrée and dessert. After dealing with the few choices for the meal you will then be told that there is only one dessert available-no choice at all which was an inedible flan with what seemed like Bosco on it. Avoid this. Unfortunately the waiters seem distracted even when the restaurant is hardly filled and you may have to move your own table to prevent from being bumped into a dozen times or more."
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2008
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great pre-theatre
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2011
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Family style Italian restaurant with large family sized portions. 2 of us ordered a pasta dish and a salad and a huge bowl of pasta came and a very large salad. Be hungry or be prepared to take a doggie bag if you are a small party. If you are with a group this is an ideal restaurant around the Times Square area and if you are catching a show. Service was quick and the food was surprisingly good. Tables are hard to come by so book in advance."
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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In South African slang, "Tolani" means "too good," and that is exactly what this UWS gem is – an unpretentious spot of which you simply can't get enough. Drawing from the very best flavors, techniques and ingredients from each corner of the world, Tolani Wine Restaurant's menu brings a culinary adventure to your backyard, marrying authenticity with ingenuity.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A little bit of everything
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2011
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This restaurant has a bit of it all. Sidewalk seating, vibrant bar, young patrons eating on the main floor, lower level a little quieter and an outdoor garden. The menu is tapas and many good choices good for vegetarians as well as meat options. Nice atmosphere and attentive service."
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Philip Marie, located in New York's West Village, is, quite frankly, a neighborhood gem. <br><br>The menu is a brilliant fusion of New American Cuisine, and the wine list offers incredible wines from all over the world. <br><br>Philip Marie is not only known for consistently innovative cuisine, but also for its warm and attentive staff and maintaining an extremely devoted clientele. <br><br><i>About Our Executive Chef & Owner</i><br><br>John P. Greco III is well known throughout the restaurant communitiesof New York, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt and Brazil. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Before opening Philip Marie, he worked at such renowned establishments as San Domenico, NYC & Imola, Italy, Cipriani/Harry's Bar, NYC & Venice, Le Cirque, NYC and Torre di Pisa in New York, where he was executive chef. With classical training and broad experience, Greco's love of American Heartland preparations has inspired his creative take on good ol' American food.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2011
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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At Bettola, the wonderful aroma of our wood-burning oven greets you at the door and infuses the food at your table—from baked asparagus to Cornish hen to our signature light-as-air thin-crust pizzas. Our philosophy is simple: satisfying rustic Italian cuisine, good wine, friendly servers, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. We hope to see you soon.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2011
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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At Bettola, the wonderful aroma of our wood-burning oven greets you at the door and infuses the food at your table—from baked asparagus to Cornish hen to our signature light-as-air thin-crust pizzas. Our philosophy is simple: satisfying rustic Italian cuisine, good wine, friendly servers, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. We hope to see you soon.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good neighborhood place
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/03/2014
 2011
Dined on 01/03/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Solid pastas, pizza and great gnocchi. Good service and atmosphere. Very accommodating staff. Come with confidence."
Dined on 01/03/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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