dini
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  • First Review
    May 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 2, 2014
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Regional American Seafood, featuring contemporary seafood and shellfish dishes. Special sizing in lobster and a variety of crab. Located at Rockefeller Plaza bordering the Theater District & Times Square. Full service bar and raw bar with an award winning wine list.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Good Choice
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is the perfect pre- or post-theatre spot for oysters, lobster or clams. The linguine with clam sauce is just delicious. Fabulous salads are also on the menu."
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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An Irish-Victorian Bar and Restaurant, just steps from Union Square. In the "Ladies' Mile District" of days gone by. The interior has a distinctly late 19th century feel with wooden furnishings brought from Belfast, Ireland.<br>Serving a wide range of domestic and international beers (20 on tap and 30 bottled). A great selection of whiskeys and wines, including some excellent wine from the Langtry Winery in California where Lillie herself owned and lived for a time.<br><br>The food is traditional Pub Fare, including soups, salads, stews, fish and steaks. The Irish Breakfast is served all day. Brunch at the weekends from 11am to 4pm.<br><br>Traditional Irish music session on Saturdays at 4pm.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Fun!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This place is really fun! The decor is eclectic and very warm. While it reminded me of New Orleans, it's roots are Irish Whiskey Tavern. There are countless brews on tap and in bottles, surprisingly good food, and lots to choose from, friendly wait staff, and a real party scene that makes it difficult to hear, but after a few drinks, who cares?! We had a blast!"
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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élan is a new restaurant by Chef David Waltuck and George Stinson. The menu is the evolution of David Waltuck's groundbreaking cuisine that elevated and sustained Chanterelle as an award-winning restaurant for 30 years. élan emanates an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and full of energy; the service is gracious and smart, yet informal. The restaurant features a spacious front room for cocktails and light fare, a 12-seat bar, and a 48-seat dining room. Casual diners and those seeking more elaborate or special-occasion experiences will be equally welcome. Dinner will be served 7 days a week, lunch will be served 5 days a week, and David's take on weekend brunch will be served Saturday and Sunday.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Elan Hits the Mark!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Elan is pure perfection! Everything they do from the greeting at the door to the fabulous, exquisitely prepared food and outstanding service, is sublime and reflects attention to detail. A true culinary feast awaits you here."
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Celebrated Chef David Burke unveils David Burke Fishtail, a new innovative seafood concept on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Located in a historic townhouse, the bi-level eatery combines casual late-night dining with a casual bar in the ground floor bar with traditional sit-down service in the main second floor dining room. Fishtail offers the freshest fare – provided by Litchfield Farms as well as their own company-owned fishing boat out of Brielle, NJ. Known for its sustainable seafood, Litchfield Farms compliments Burke’s &amp; Hara’s beliefs in providing diners with the highest quality ingredients that do not compromise on integrity. Together, they have created a menu of 85 percent sustainable seafood which is coded with levels of authenticity for guests’ reference. The 120 seat restaurant is located at 135 East 62nd St. between Park & Lexington Aves.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fish at Its Best!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"From the warm greeting as soon as you step in the door of the lovely Upper East Side townhouse, to the outstanding selection of wonderfully prepared fish, Fishtail does its very best to ensure a fine dining experience. Elegant without being stuffy, this is a place for a Sunday night dinner or a special occasion!"
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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The Smith is a casual American Brasserie with three upbeat locations in New York City: The Smith East Village, The Smith Midtown and The Smith Lincoln Center. Utilizing local products and purveyors, the breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner menus feature a selection of familiar bistro dishes. Diners at The Smith Lincoln Center can also choose from our hand-picked wine list and full raw seafood bar. The Smith attracts colleagues for a drink after work, business dinners, a quick bite or drink before a show, late night revelers, families for Sunday brunch and more. Offering private rooms at all locations, guests can stop by for all occasions. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
The Smith Hits the Right Notes
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great outdoor dining in the heart of the Lincoln Center area...service is friendly and attentive, the menu is diverse, and whether you are hankering for a salad, burger, oysters, or a fine piece of salmon, you will find it here, along with a great selection of wines by the glass. The tempranillo was spicy and delicious."
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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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
Best Mexican Bistro!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This Mexican Bistro does everything to perfection. Their nightly specials are inventive and delicious. I was especially impressed by the red snapper when last I dined there. The service is warm and friendly, and when weather permits, nothing beats dining outdoors on the back patio!"
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Located in the New York landmarked Hotel Des Artistes, and surrounded by the astonishing 1920s murals by Howard Chandler Christy, THE LEOPARD at des Artistes finds its roots in the area once known as “The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies” (mid 1800s) and in the culinary traditions of the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course Sicily, reaching a balance between dishes based on rural elements, such as pasta, vegetables, cheese, and seafood ingredients from the Costiera. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fine Dining on the Upper West Side
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/11/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/11/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"If you want a romantic setting, fine food and excellent service, The Leopard is the place to be. Everything here bespeaks a quiet formality without the stuffiness. The old murals from Cafe des Artistes still hold sway, and the ambiance transports you across the sea. Bon appetit!"
Dined on 8/11/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Chef Luke Wallace prepares seasonal inspired dishes at Tom Colicchio’s casual Flatiron restaurant. The menu features a wide variety of small & large plates from Snacks, House-Made Charcuterie, Salumi, Artisanal Cheeses, Salads as well as Handmade Pastas, all expertly prepared and beautifully presented. The rustic and comfortable dining room lends itself to a quick lunch where guests can try our Croque Monsieur, a full dinner of Choucroute Garnie and Ricotta Ravioli, or a snack of Pecorino Arancini and East Coast Oysters. We are also serving a soul-satisfying brunch with dishes like Pork Scrapple & Eggs and our Applewood Smoked Salmon prepared in-house. Be sure to save room for Pastry Chef, Abby Swain’s creations including her take on the S’mores Tart.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Craftbar Hits the Mark!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This Flatiron locavore does everything right. The service is warm and friendly, the space is great, and the food is sublime. I wanted to provide my niece and nephew with the consummate NY culinary experience before they leave town, and Craftbar hit the mark!"
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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élan is a new restaurant by Chef David Waltuck and George Stinson. The menu is the evolution of David Waltuck's groundbreaking cuisine that elevated and sustained Chanterelle as an award-winning restaurant for 30 years. élan emanates an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and full of energy; the service is gracious and smart, yet informal. The restaurant features a spacious front room for cocktails and light fare, a 12-seat bar, and a 48-seat dining room. Casual diners and those seeking more elaborate or special-occasion experiences will be equally welcome. Dinner will be served 7 days a week, lunch will be served 5 days a week, and David's take on weekend brunch will be served Saturday and Sunday.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A Sparkling New Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Elan hits all the right notes. Having totally redone the Veritas space, making it more intimate and warmer, the former Chantarelle chef is whipping up magic once again. The seafood sausage was fabulous, the guacamole and chips, excellent, the striped sea bass was sublime. And, don't miss the cherry sundae! Nothing about Elan disappoints. We will be returning soon!"
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Bobby Flay Does It Again
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This new mediterranean restaurant in NoLita is just about perfect in every way. I have now been there twice, and it is getting harder to get a reservation...suffice it to say, service, food and desserts are all fabulous, and Bobby is actually in the kitchen. I heartily recommend the squid ink pasta with shrimp, and the tarragon chicken is sublime. But, be sure to sample the spreads first as they are too good to miss! Just go, before it becomes impossible to get in!!"
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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