RayofLight
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    August 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 19, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
RayofLight's Reviews
 
Bacchanal is a new restaurant on the Bowery featuring contemporary cuisine using precise French technique and taking France, Italy and Spain as its inspirations. It channels the wine-soaked rituals of ancient Greece and Rome through the lens of the Gilded Age, when an opulent Bowery had its own indulgent heyday. Located at 146 Bowery, Bacchanal is situated within the recently renovated Sohotel, whose location has served as a hotel since 1805. It straddles the historic Bowery, Little Italy, the Lower East Side and Chinatown with their centuries-old legacies of dining and imbibing.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Bacchanal's staff and service are outstanding. Our bartender was so friendly and helpful with suggesting drinks and challenging our taste buds. The meal was very good. The restaurant is a very attractive spot - dim but not too dark, with interesting design."
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Bar Americain is an American Brasserie featuring regional American food created by Bobby Flay.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2008
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 10/01/2014
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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This Old Chelsea food hall opened in 1999 and is a New York original. The Red Cat's combination of come-as-you-are sensibilities and straightforward, satisfying, and occasionally irreverent cuisine instantly establish the restaurant as a favorite with New York diners. Mike Cooperman runs the kitchen that's become famous for such whimsical creations as Quick Sauté of Zucchini with toasted almonds and pecorino; Scottish Salmon Crudo with sea beans and trout caviar; and Long Island Duck Beast with farro, dates, mascarpone, almonds and madeira. Such dishes only add to the restaurant's mystique as a place for all seasons, styles and spirits. As Frank Bruni wrote in the New York Times "The Red Cat feels vaguely colonial and tavern like, except when it feels downtown-gallery cool, and apart from those moments when it feels modestly and eclectically elegant." <br /><br />If you are unable to book online, please call us directly and we will do our best to accommodate you.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/28/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/28/2014
 2008
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 9/28/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Paradou, a little bit of Provençal paradise in the heart of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Behind the sky-blue doors of a 19th century carriage house, is a restaurant that will transport you to your own quiet, romantic corner of the South of France. High ceilings and white-washed brick walls, bar and tables constructed of vintage French wine crates are the backdrop for a highly acclaimed list featuring more than 40 French wines, matched by an equally extensive and innovative seasonal menu overseen by Paul Bocuse & Daniel Boulud alum, Executive Chef, Kfir Ben Ari. As warm, welcoming and inviting as Paradou is, it is OUR HIDDEN, YEAR-ROUND GARDEN that makes it a true refuge in NYC. Possessing one of the most unique outdoor, all-season spaces, Paradou offers a wonderful setting for gatherings, whether an intimate dinner for two or large parties up to 100, in a private corner of idyllic Provençe in the heart of New York.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, great for outdoor dining
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