dini
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  • Review Count
    24
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  • First Review
    April 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 27, 2014
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  • Average Rating
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Bar Americain is an American Brasserie featuring regional American food created by Bobby Flay.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Bobby Flay Hits the Mark...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"...at his wonderful midtown restaurant, Bar Americain. From the friendly greeting upon checking in with the maitre d', to the wonderful specials (the swordfish garnished with razor clams was sublime), the fine selection of wines to accompany the fabulous food, and an ambience that is warmly lit, this is what fine dining looks and tastes like."
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, 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 Doesn't Get Any Better...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"...than cucumber margaritas and ceviche under the stars! The backyard patio is THE place to be to indulge in outstanding Mexican fare and fabulous service. An oasis in the city!"
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Widely credited as the founder of New York City’s barbecue movement, Blue Smoke celebrates the evolving American South while honoring its culinary traditions. Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois’ menu combines homestyle comfort with culinary finesse. Classic and specialty cocktails, an extensive American craft beer list, bourbon and American wines complete the experience.<br /><br />The flagship Blue Smoke, with the club Jazz Standard, is located on East 27th Street in New York City, and a second location opened in 2012 in NYC’s Battery Park City.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, 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
Nothing Beats Dining Under Stars!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This UES Mexican Bistro has the very best outdoor patio, where one can enjoy fabulous food, margaritas, and friendly, warm service under the stars! The outstanding selection of tequilas may be among the best in town, too!"
Dined on 7/16/2014
 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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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
Upper West Side's Best Bet
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"You just can't go wrong at Isabella's. It's outdoor dining is fabulous, the staff, from maitre d' to waiters, are warm and enthusiastic, the salads are sublime, and I had an excellent light white wine from Sicily to accompany mine! Head for Isabella's for the best in light fare for brunch, lunch or dinner!"
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Bar Americain is an American Brasserie featuring regional American food created by Bobby Flay.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Love Bobby Flay's Midtown Gem!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Still going strong, this midtowner hits all the right notes, from the friendly welcome to the excellent service and sublime food. Don't miss the pistachio profiteroles for dessert!"
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Dallas BBQ is a full service restaurant known for serving Rotisserie Chicken, Baby-Back Ribs, Burgers, Steaks, Salads, and more. On the Upper East Side we proudly serve Free range, Murray's Chicken. and Famous Texas-Size Drinks.<br /><br />Try our Texas-Size Bulldog Margarita or one of our other famous frozen cocktails.<br /><br />Dallas BBQ is a Family Run Restaurant Chain of 10 Locations. We offer inexpensive, fast, and fun dining. We are great for groups.<br /><br />Full Bar<br /><br />New York's Most Popular BBQ
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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The stunning reincarnation of New York's original 1959 Brasserie showcases the award-winning, ultramodern design of Diller + Scofidio. Executive Chef Luc Dimnet's menu demonstrates a bold use of flavor giving an unexpected taste to classic French brasserie fare. Savor traditional dishes including Onion Soup Gratinèe and Maine Bouchot Mussels Marinière or modern plates like Gougonettes of Cod and Long Island Duck Breast Confit.<br><br>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
Perfect!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This is THE perfect midtown place for breakfast, brunch or lunch! Service is top-notch, space is beautiful, food is fabulous, coffee is the best in the city, and my out of town friend and I had an opportunity to catch up in a wonderful, warm environment where we could actually hear each other. No one rushed us out. The calm and tranquility in the midst of midtown is a balm to one's NYC soul."
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Santa Fe has been an Upper West-side staple for over 25 years. Featuring Southwestern Classics, Contemporary Mexican Cuisine and the best Margaritas in town, we strive to provide every one of our guests with a comfortable, delicious and friendly dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Love This Southwestern Gem!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Santa Fe is just plain fun...great margaritas, exciting bar scene, where "everybody knows your name", excellent southwestern food at reasonable prices, and accoustics that allow you to hear your dining companions!"
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
0points
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With two restaurants in New York City - on the Upper East Side and at Lincoln Center - and one in Atlantic City, Atlantic Grill is a luxury liner on land, an urban seafood brasserie where nautical décor meets old world charm. Atlantic Grill masters American seafood and showcases a refined raw bar, sushi and signature BR Guest Hospitality. Enjoy oyster, clam and shellfish selections that change daily and, and market-fresh fish available simply grilled a la carte or as composed entrees.<br /><br />Experience Atlantic Grill down the shore at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, with Surf & Turf, Simply Grilled selections, and fresh New England fare, all with a breathtaking view of the beach and boardwalk.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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