dini
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    July 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 27, 2014
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Dinner Reservations are available for our Five Course $55 Menu del Dia only.<br /><br />Tables for our Pintxo Bar are available on a first come first serve basis.<br /> <br />Brunch Reservations are available on Saturday & Sunday from 11am-3:00pm<br /><br />Huertas the word translates to orchards, or small gardens, which dominate the landscape of Northern Spain. Huertas the restaurant makes its home in the East Village serving up Basque inspired fare that can be enjoyed through two distinct dining experiences: The Menu del Dia, a contemporary five course menu and The Pintxos Bar with classic Spanish bites
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A Sparkling New Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Jonah Miller gets everything right at this East Village Spanish hot spot. Whether you opt for the barroom with its excellent tapas and Basque-inspired dim sum, or the 5-course tasting menu in the rear dining room, your senses will be delighted. Excellent wines complement the food, and service is warm, friendly and on point. Just go!"
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Co-Owner Paul McLaughlin, Oceana has provided New Yorkers with an exceptional seafood destination since 1992. <br /><br />Oceana's a la carte menu, coupled with its convenient Midtown location, make it a perfect spot for a quick business lunch or pre-theater dinner. From the spectacular marble bar to the fresh lobsters and whole fish cooked to order, as well as a significant selection of prime meats, Executive Chef Ben Pollinger delivers a fresh, innovative and approachable menu.<br />Oceana has a 70 seat Cafe with a 18 seat marble bar. Great for lunch, after work cocktails & snacks, pre-theater dinner and post-theater desserts. An award winning international wine list with some 1000 selections. Spring and Summer bring a 75 seat outdoor dining area, private dining options include our Chef's table for 4, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80. <br />Please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending Theater.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fish at Its Best!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Oceana does everything right! One enters to a vibrant bar scene and moves into a warm, inviting dining room with capable, knowledgeable servers. The wine list is extensive and the food is sublime. We feasted on the seasonal pumpkin salad and seafood paella for two. Every morsel was a delight. In fact, we made another reservation for next week on our way out...can't wait to try the Oktoberfest seafood sausages and swordfish bacon! Best of all, they were mindful of our 7:30 curtain and got us out on time!"
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Brasserie 8 ½ achieves a delicate fusion of creativity and comfort, featuring a world-class art collection, adventurous haute French cuisine and a plush atmosphere. A luscious raw bar, Latin and Asian influenced dishes, succulent meats, and a dessert selection that is a world apart, artfully complement this glamorous setting.Visit our other great restaurants by clicking on the link below.<br><br><br /><a href="http://www.patinagroup.com" target=_new> The Patina Restaurant Group</a>
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Just Perfect!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The folks at Brasserie 8 1/2 are so warm, friendly and accommodating. The ambiance is quiet and soul soothing, making it easy to have a conversation, and the food is just out of this world! Have been for both brunch and dinner and both are outstanding!"
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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A faithful neighborhood favorite, Isabella’s has been an Upper West Side institution for over two decades, a hit with locals and celebrities alike. Isabella’s defines Upper West Side dining with reliable market-fresh offerings for the Mediterranean palate. From birthdays to celebratory brunches, many a memories have been made at Isabella’s and continue unfolding at this “oasis for an unrushed, delicious meal,” according to Zagat. When the weather’s pleasant, grab a sidewalk seat in the café for a classic New York Brunch filled with people-watching, benedicts and Bloody Marys. Indulge your sweet tooth in a Chocolate Bag, a dessert staple that’s been on the menu since opening day!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Isabella's is Perfect!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Upper West Side cafe could convince you that you are in Europe. When weather permits, there is no better place to enjoy a glass of wine and a fabulous salad than this! Service is always friendly, and when the weather turns cooler, the indoor space is warm and inviting. It is the perfect place for lunch or a light dinner!"
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Bobby Flay Does It Again!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As someone who was heartbroken when Mesa Grill closed, I am thrilled that Gato has arrived to fill the void. This East Village/NoLita Mediterranean eatery gets everything right: from the warm welcome at the door to the knowledgeable servers, excellent wine list, fabulous pizzas, sublime locavore veggies, and outstanding small plates and main courses, nothing is amiss. Bobby Flay hits this one out of the park...so, just go!"
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Toloache (pronounced toh-lo-AH-tchay), chef-owner Julian Medina's contemporary Mexican bistro located in the Upper East Side. Toloache is named after a flowering plant famed in Mexico for its use in love potions. We hope that when you dine with us you too will fall under the spell of chef Medina's creative cooking, which incorporates seasonal and natural ingredients and more than a dozen types of chilies. Along with the authentic Mexican menu and an exceptional tequila list, we offer elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Just Keeps Getting Better!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Toloache 82 is the Upper East Side's own Cheers...everybody knows your name, service is warm and friendly, the food is exceptional, especially when they have their smoked salmon quesadilla to celebrate Jewish holidays. Also love the paella, Pollo Toloache, the Tumbada and the shrimp quesadilla. And, you cannot beat the extensive tequila offerings! Dining under the stars on the back patio is just sublime. In fact, everything about Toloache 82 is as close to perfection as it gets."
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Dinner Reservations are available for our Five Course $55 Menu del Dia only.<br /><br />Tables for our Pintxo Bar are available on a first come first serve basis.<br /> <br />Brunch Reservations are available on Saturday & Sunday from 11am-3:00pm<br /><br />Huertas the word translates to orchards, or small gardens, which dominate the landscape of Northern Spain. Huertas the restaurant makes its home in the East Village serving up Basque inspired fare that can be enjoyed through two distinct dining experiences: The Menu del Dia, a contemporary five course menu and The Pintxos Bar with classic Spanish bites
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Chef Jonah Miller Hits the Mark!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"If you are looking for a little bit of Spain in the East Village, head on over to Huertas, where owner/chef Jonah Miller offers up some of the finest Spanish food and tapas to be found anywhere! The changing menu incorporates what is best at local markets on any given day, and the Spanish wine selection and in house crafted vermouth beautifully compliment what's on offer. Staff is warm and friendly, and the space is inviting. I've been there twice in the past two weeks and can't wait to return!"
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Ristorante Morini celebrates Italian cuisine by offering regional specialties, showcasing Chef Michael White’s modern interpretations of traditional dishes. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by a lively first floor dining room, featuring a stunning backlit bar. The bar at Ristorante Morini features seasonally crafted cocktails along with a full menu. Ristorante Morini takes reservations 30 days in advance and by phone for the first floor dining room.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Neighborhood Gem!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Altamarea group does it again with this warm, friendly Upper East Sider that gets its fish just right! The branzino and arctic char are sublime. The service is most friendly and accommodating, and the ambiance is very inviting. It's a bit pricey, but this IS the UES, after all."
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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In addition to being the venue for countless Private Parties and Special Events, Hi-Life's award-winning 1930's decor, and casually elegant atmosphere has been the back-drop for numerous fashion shoots, movie scenes and television shows. (Including the 1998 film "Hi-Life" starring Eric Stolz and Darryl Hannah.) <br />Hi-Life's diverse menu and extensive booth and banquette seating make us a great choice for groups and parties of 10-200! Whether for a sit-down Dinner Party of 10, a Buffet Brunch, or Cocktail Party with passed hors d'oeuvres for 200, Hi-Life will customize a package that suits your needs and budget.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Still Going Strong
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/07/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/07/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"After all these years in the neighborhood, Hi Life is still a great place to meet for drinks, burgers, and salads in a comfortable lounge environment."
Dined on 9/07/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Dinner Reservations are available for our Five Course $55 Menu del Dia only.<br /><br />Tables for our Pintxo Bar are available on a first come first serve basis.<br /> <br />Brunch Reservations are available on Saturday & Sunday from 11am-3:00pm<br /><br />Huertas the word translates to orchards, or small gardens, which dominate the landscape of Northern Spain. Huertas the restaurant makes its home in the East Village serving up Basque inspired fare that can be enjoyed through two distinct dining experiences: The Menu del Dia, a contemporary five course menu and The Pintxos Bar with classic Spanish bites
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Just Perfect!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Owner/chef Jonah Miller gets everything right at this little piece of Spain in the East Village! The choice of Spanish wines from the Albarino to the Tempranillo is excellent, and his ever-changing tasting menu really demonstrates his knowledge of Spanish tapas and cuisine. For a quick trip to Spain, head to Huertas immediately!"
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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