dini
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    August 24, 2014
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    December 16, 2014
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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
Always Outstanding!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Whether you go for brunch or dinner, you are always bound to enjoy the friendly service, outstanding selection of tequilas and margaritas, and the fabulous Mexican food created in Chef Julio Medina's kitchen! When the weather warms, be sure to request a table on the patio to experience dining under the stars."
Dined on 12/14/2014
 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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Blue Water Grill, a Zagat favorite year over year, is a seafood and sushi dining destination in the heart of Union Square. Loyal guests and visitors alike are drawn to the former Metropolitan Bank space with chandeliers that illuminate the bi-level dining room, a café perfect for people-watching and a lower level lounge and dining room with live music 7 nights a week. The menu highlights the freshest seafood daily, with innovative offerings at the Sushi Bar and composed dishes coming out of the kitchen. Blue Water Grill is also known for Sunday Brunch overlooking the Union Square Greenmarket.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
THE Best!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is THE place to go for an outstandingly fresh, naturally sourced fish dinner in the Union Square Area! From the warm greeting as you enter, to the friendly, helpful wait staff, to the fabulous sushi, dumplings, Faroe salmon, and divine desserts, Blue Water Grill is exceptional!"
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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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
THE Best!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Brasserie is THE place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The staff members from maitre d' to waiters, are warm, friendly and attentive. The eggs, omelets, sandwiches, salads, grilled salmon arnd bugers are all sublime and done to perfection, while the coffee, constantly refreshed, it the best in the city bar none!"
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, 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
Fabuloso!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Whether you choose to dine on tapas in the barroom, or make a reservation for the fabulous prix fixe five-course dinner, your senses will be delighted. The dinner menu changes daily, depending on what strikes Chef Jonah Miller's fancy at the market on any given day. Each course is explained in detail by knowedgeable servers, and everything is is prepared with a sure hand. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, drawing you in for the ultimate dining experience. Just go...you will not be disappointed!!"
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, 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 44-seat dining room. Casual diners and those seeking more elaborate or special-occasion experiences will be equally welcome. Dinner is served 7 days a week, lunch is served 5 days a week, and David's take on weekend brunch is served Saturday and Sunday.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Just Doesn't Get Any Better...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Elan delights your senses from the moment you enter. The charming staff greet you with warmth and efficiency. The photos of Chuck Close enhance a decor designed to envelop you; and the food is simply sublime. My party of 6 was enraptured and we plan to return soon. From appetizers to dessert, everyone was enthralled. A particular favorite was the arctic char, the special on the evening we were there. In fact, fine dining doesn't get any better...just go!"
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, 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
Cheers!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"If you remember the old Cheers theme song, it's a most apt description of Toloache, where everyone knows your name and you are greeted warmly each time you enter. There are more excellent tequilas than I can count. The food is fabulous, especially the smoked salmon quesadilla, quinoa paella, shrimp quesadilla, and the Pollo Toloache. In season, there is nothing like dining under the stars on the back patio. This place gets everything right."
Dined on 11/11/2014
 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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Mancora Restaurant and Bar brings you to the heart of what was once the Inca Empire, with authentic Peruvian and Latin American cuisine and a warm, friendly, homey atmosphere.<br />Peruvian food has evolved over the years with influences brought in by immigrants from the world over, including Spain, China, Italy, Germany, Japan and Africa. Using the traditional staples from Peru and Spain, mainly corn, potatoes, chili peppers, rice, wheat, seafood and meats, Mancora Chef Enrique Peraldo skews classics toward the mainstream, presenting unique and tasteful culinary offerings now becoming quite popular to the American palate. Among the most popular is "ceviche" - a dish of seafood marinated in citrus. Mancora welcomes you to Peru at its best in the East Village.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/04/2014
 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 11/04/2014
 2008
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East meets West at Citrus Bar & Grill as our fresh and modern sushi creations pair brilliantly with Latin classics. Citrus offers an energizing experience for all five senses. The warm orange hues throughout the spacious bar and dining room celebrate the collaboration of cultures and serve as a welcome to all diners: intimate couples, families and large groups. Latin rhythms set the groove for our diverse crowds, while our full bar pours stunning cocktails using the finest tequilas and juices.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Quality Meats is a contemporary restaurant that serves a rustic New American menu. <br>The varied menu focuses on modern interpretations of classic dishes such as Traditional Steak Tartare, Caesar Salad and Roasted Bone Marrow, in addition to several cuts of beef from legendary New York butchers Milton Abeles and Strassburger Meats.<br>The restaurant's side dishes alone merit a trip with innovative house specialties, including Corn Crème Brulee, Gnocchi and Cheese and Edamame with Mint Salt. The Quality Meats chefs are Craig Koketsu (Lespinasse, Stars) as executive chef and Cory Colton (Lespinasse, St.Regis) on pastry. The restaurant has a warm industrial atmosphere, created by award-winning AvroKO and features intimate dining areas, a comfortable bar area with well-stocked charcuterie bar.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Outstanding!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is the place for meat! The space is warm, the service, knowledgeable and friendly, and the food is sublime. The ribs were outstanding and done to perfection; the rib eye was delicious, and oh, those sides! The corn chowder was amazing!! This is a meat lover's paradise."
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, 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
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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