Chuck
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  • First Review
    March 28, 2015
  • Last Review
    March 28, 2015
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Chuck's Reviews
 
Ruby Foo’s brings the bold flavors of Beijing, Bangkok and Tokyo to Times Square in a big-box setting that is as boisterous as it Broadway neighborhood. Described as “imaginative” by New York Magazine, the 300 seat space and approachable Pan-Asian cuisine is perfect for dinner pre or post show, lunch with clients, brunch with kids, private parties, and any other occasion imaginable. People watch at a Broadway-facing table over pad thai, sample some of the best rolls in the neighborhood at the 20-seat sushi bar, share assorted dim sum at a banquet and finish with a Dessert Bento Box. Tight on time? Take freshly-baked theater treats like Chocolate Chip Cookies and Caramel Popcorn to go. Or, get sushi and dim sum delivered to your door! <br /> <br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
More like Ruby Boos
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2008
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Used to be a great place, now worn down tourist trap for pre-show nightmare meals. Skip this one. It's past it's prime. Eat on 8th or 9th avenue -- or on Restaurant Row -- all off the beaten track.
Boo. Ruby. Boo."
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2008
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Casa Nonna's rustic Italian menu is a culmination of traditional Roman and Tuscan fare, with a focus on the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Casa Nonna is warm and welcoming, authentic and thoroughly satisfying, with bold, pure flavors that are the hallmark of true Italian cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Love me some Casa Nona
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2008
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great spot, great food, but weirdly BAD service. They bring bread out at the beginning and take your order, then it takes FOREVER for food to arrive. By then the bread is gone, and you want more bread with your salad or pasta or whatever. So you request that when they say "is there anything else I can get you" and then they disappear until they drop the check as if you never asked for anything. This has happened 5 times. My friend thinks its because they bake the bread fresh for every table, which I don't believe and if they did they would be truly stupid. Good food, slow service, inattentive waitstaff who are really really friendly but seems like they have never been waiters before...
If they fix this service thing, they are my top lunch spot. Now they are like 10 or 11th"
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch
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Set in the sleek W Hotel Times Square setting, Blue Fin oohs and aahs its audience with a prominent raw bar, extensive sushi menu and much more! Unwind at either of Blue Fin's two bars and sip a seasonal cocktail or glass of wine from the 400+ bottle wine list. Up early for a matinee or just on your way to the office? Blue Fin gets the early riser going with smoothies and fresh squeezed juices, in addition to power-packed breakfast offerings featuring farm-fresh ingredients. To create this two-story, 400-seat dining spectacle in the epicenter of the most exciting city in the world, design firm Yabu Pushelberg provided original features as an expansive sparkling wall of highly polished mirror, glowing resin tables, and a floating staircase that leads to live music upstairs.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Overpriced and overhyped; past its prime
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2008
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This used to be an impressive place. Now it's just worn down, high-priced average food. Do yourself a favor -- leave this one to the Times Square tourists. It's going the way of Ruby Foos and Olive Garden. Pre-show tourist trap -- stay on 8th and 9th ave for great restaurants."
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2008
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Les Halles is the home base of Chef-at-large Anthony Bourdain, author of the best selling Kitchen Confidential (Bloomsbury, May 2000) host of the TV Show, No Reservations. Bourdain is also the co-author of the Brasserie Les Halles Cookbook (Bloomsbury, 2004) with proprietor Philippe Lajaunie. <br /><br />Bustling and lively, Brasserie Les Halles is a typical Parisian brasserie serving fresh and simple dishes of France’s everyday cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Oh Les Halles, we love you!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2008
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great place for breakfast or brunch ONLY - don't come for dinner it is too crowded and rude. I miss my old waiter because the new morning guy is a bit aloof (have to practically go into the kitchen to get his attention). But everything else.... sublime. Thank you, Anthony Bourdain."
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for brunch
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The Ainsworth is a multipurpose venue comprised of a full scale restaurant, bar and lounge, and event space located at 122 West 26th Street in the heart of Chelsea. Amongst the chic paisley wallpaper and the antique pine wood interior are 40 flat screen TV's waiting to showcase any media display to create an ideal ambiance. With state of the art AV and Sound capabilities, catering facilities and multifunctional furniture and layout options, The Ainsworth is your one-stop-shop for any event. Our savory and unique 60-item dining menu touches upon everything from brunch, lunch, dinner and even delivery. In addition, we also have a full in-house catering, corporate menu which offers over 30 different platters, 40 hot and cold passed hors d'oeurvres, and 14 different buffet options to choose from as well as being able to create a menu tailored to your event needs.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great find in Flatiron area
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/11/2015
 2008
Dined on 3/11/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great find in Flatiron/Chelsea area. Nice lunch spot a very attentive service (perhaps too lingering...), nice atmosphere, great food, but again -- tables are way to close to each other. Having a lunch with a staffer and the couple next to us were engaging in loud banter about who is more of a "power bottom" - which was very funny and we couldn't even pretend that we didn't hear it! Welcome to Chelsea! Great food, great people, but a little more space between tables, please."
Dined on 3/11/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch
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 Mustang Sally's
Mustang Sally's
Mustang Sally’s is an Irish pub that has a nice mix of people, drink, and food that is still all New York. When you step into Mustang Sally's be prepared for an attitude-free zone - a breath of fresh air that is completely unexpected but ultimately what you need.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
nice lunch spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/09/2015
 2008
Dined on 2/09/2015
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"not impressive, not fancy. just saddle up for a burger or sandwich and a beer. Predictable and appreciated because of its plain jane, salt of the earth kind of quality,"
Dined on 2/09/2015
 2008
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Les Halles is the home base of Chef-at-large Anthony Bourdain, author of the best selling Kitchen Confidential (Bloomsbury, May 2000) host of the TV Show, No Reservations. Bourdain is also the co-author of the Brasserie Les Halles Cookbook (Bloomsbury, 2004) with proprietor Philippe Lajaunie. <br /><br />Bustling and lively, Brasserie Les Halles is a typical Parisian brasserie serving fresh and simple dishes of France’s everyday cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Breakfast or brunch only
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2008
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is my favorite go-to for my business breakfasts or weekend brunches with friends and family. Amazing eggs benedict, omelets, and croissants - fantastic breakfast potatoes and frites. Not exactly the healthiest, but once in a while treat yourself!
The morning waiter, who had been there for years and recently left. He was very friendly and efficient, and knew me, knew the table I wanted, knew my order before I said it, and had coffee and juice coming over to me before I even ordered it. A very kind man.
The new guy is... well, not the same. Not too friendly, not too efficient. Doesn't recognize me or acknowledge me as a frequent diner. The food is still great. Service a bit less. And the lighting -- MY GOD you guys, buy some bulbs! I need to turn on the flashlight on my iphone to read the menu and bill when it comes. yikes! But great breakfast food.
Don't go here for dinner. The waiter REALLY have that snobby French restaurant attitude and it is so LOUD and DARK, you won't see or hear your dining companions..."
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for brunch
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We serve Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner and Brunch in this great space, between the hours of 7:30AM and 11PM, daily. With a full bar, private rooms and A/V facilities, this is a perfect location for your next breakfast meeting or private dinner event.<br />We also have live jazz music every Wednesday evening and offer happy hour daily from 4pm to 7pm.<br />Join us for Restaurant Week 2014!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Too bad about this SB location...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/12/2015
 2008
Dined on 3/12/2015
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Same old, same old. This location is just not as good as the others. Not sure why. Service is always slow, and it's WAY TOO LOUD. Tables are ridiculously close to each other (make sure you ask for, and receive a booth). They seem unorganized. But I keep this on my list of business lunch spots."
Dined on 3/12/2015
 2008
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Chote Nawab is restaurateur Shiva Natarajan’s latest culinary addition to Murray Hill. Chote Nawab quite literally translates to “Little Prince.” The Nawabs of India, mainly in the city of Lucknow, were very much the foodies of their day, known for their elaborate royal kitchens, hospitality and of course their Kababs. Chote Nawab features Kababs from Lucknow and “dum” Biryani from Hyderabad, which is cooked using a sealed pot technique to maximize flavor. The menu also has regional dishes from Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. Chote Nawab combines modern design elements, such as concrete walls, with Indian themed murals to create a contemporary, yet warm ambiance, which is a reflection of its in-house spice blends and authentic culinary style.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Interesting; not impressive. A modest option!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2008
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Not sure what to say: the food was interesting and very different than my usual fare. This place is in my hood, but I had never been until a friend suggested it. It's not an impressive "atmosphere" so I wouldn't use this for a date or business lunch, but it's a nice destination with a friend, after a movie (very near Kips Bay Theater), or when you want to try something new. Very inexpensive..."
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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