dini
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    December 20, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 9, 2014
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Betony, named after an herb in the mint family known for its healing qualities, is a Modern American restaurant overseen by Executive Chef Bryce Shuman (the former Executive Sous Chef of Eleven Madison Park) and General Manager Eamon Rockey (formerly of Eleven Madison Park, Atera, and Aska ). The restaurant, which is located a block off of Fifth Avenue, features soaring ceilings, contemporary photos of New York City street scenes, a 35-seat bar and lounge and 85-seat dining room.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
It Doesn't Get Any Better!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/07/2014
 2009
Dined on 04/07/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"From the greeting at the door to dessert, Betony hits the mark. The space is gorgeous and inviting; service is warm, friendly and efficient. And the food is absolutely sublime...the grain salad and the chicken liver mousse were fabulous; the duck, lobster and short ribs, just outstanding...it doesn't get any better than Betony!"
Dined on 04/07/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Dos Caminos brings the vibrant spirit of Mexico City to New York City. Serving authentic and upscale Mexican cuisine, including fresh guac, killer margaritas, and South of the Border staples like Asada Tacos and Mexico City-Style quesadillas. The tequila and margarita menu is one of the most robust of its kind. “Dos” has single-handedly redefined Mexican for Americans. <br /><br />Regular celebrity and power player pop-ins fuel a raucously clubby vibe, the sexy interior spaces impress guests for all occasions – private parties, client dinners, date nights and more.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A Blast!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2009
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Love Dos Caminos, especially on Friday night! Hopping bar scene, deejay, great margaritas and food make it fun and happening!"
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Renowned Chef Todd English reinvents his flagship restaurant Olives New York located in the W Hotel Union Square. May 2012 brought the highly anticipated renovation featuring dramatic and sophisticated new interior designs, complimented by English's signature modern Mediterranean cuisine. Come see the rebirth of this Union Square favorite- we eagerly anticipate your visit! <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Todd English Hits the Mark
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/01/2014
 2009
Dined on 04/01/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Love this Mediterranean gem with excellent flatbreads, friendly service, hopping bar and lounge scene, and warm, inviting ambience!"
Dined on 04/01/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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Maze by Gordon Ramsay at The London offers a less formal and lively surrounding in which to enjoy the sophisticated cuisine of this accomplished culinary team, without compromising expectations. This stylish gathering spot for lunch and dinner serves innovative tasting dishes, breaking the formal traditions of French cuisine, seven days a week. Modeled on his popular Michelin-starred restaurant of the same name, MAZE offers a seasonal menu served within exquisitely designed interiors by David Collins, showcasing the best of Britsh style coupled with Manhattan's vivacity.<br /><br /><br><br><br /><br />Adjacent to Maze, The London Bar is abuzz throughout the day for breakfast, afternoon high tea, or the lively evening bar scene.<br /><br /><br><br><br /><br />*Please be advised that Maze is participating in the Summer 2011 Restaurant Week promotion Monday through Friday only for lunch and dinner, and we will not be extending beyond July 22nd.*
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Love Gordon Ramsey's Place!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"From soup to nuts, everything is perfect. Friendly staff greet and welcome you, waiters are attentive, ambience is great, and, of course, the food is sublime!"
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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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
Still Going Strong!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/20/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/20/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Love this Upper West Side gem...fabulous salads, great omelets, wonderful charm and friendly warm service!"
Dined on 03/20/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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FIG & OLIVE is about passion for the best olive oils, flavors and cuisine from the Riviera & Coastal regions of the South of France, Italy and Spain. It is a full service restaurant featuring lunch, brunch and dinner menus. The exceptional wine list includes over 30 wines offered by the glass or bottle from Italy, France and Spain. <br /><br />FIG & OLIVE FIFTH AVENUE truly stands out with its elegant and authentic design from the French and Italian Riviera. This space offers numerous possibilities to host a variety of events from 12 to 250 guests. <br /><br />FIG & OLIVE’s menu philosophy is based on the notion of clean, healthy and sophisticated ingredients and dishes, each prepared or finished with unique olive oil. <br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
The BEST!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/18/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/18/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Whether you go for brunch, lunch, tapas or a complete dinner, you just can't beat this restaurant! The wine list is excellent, the olive oils are sublime, the staff is warm and friendly, and the food is divine...to go is to feel like you have stepped into a Mediterranean hideaway!"
Dined on 03/18/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Benoit New York is the third member of Alain Ducasse’s Benoit family – which also includes the bistro in Paris since 1912, Benoit Tokyo and Le Comptoir de Benoit in Osaka. Benoit New York echoes the original bistro in Paris and represents an opportunity for Chef Ducasse to recreate a unique bistro experience within a dynamic urban environment while still preserving the tradition of Benoit Paris. The restaurant & bar offer a menu of classic French bistro cuisine at lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Like Being in Paris
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Alain Benoit's French bistro is truly like taking a trip to Paris! From the excellent French menu to the delightful French accents of the staff, you will truly feel transported. The decor, attention to detail, and delectable gourmet treats are as French as it gets in New York."
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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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
Still the BEST Margaritas!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/04/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/04/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This little gem just off Columbus Avenue still has the best margaritas in town...the food is excellent, the service, sublime. I just love it for lunch or dinner!! And it is so nice to be able to have a civil conversation without loud music blaring."
Dined on 03/04/2014
 2009
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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More festive than a piñata stuffed with a mariachi band and twice as stylish, Calle Ocho’s lively crowd is amped up on Mojitos, Caipirinhas, Sangria and Spanish wine or beer and shows no sign of slowing down. Those not willing or able to holler over the salsa music retire to the two small lounge areas to commiserate. The bar area is a prelude to their Nuevo Latino cuisine in the dining room that will knock your taste buds for a loop. If you’re in need of a quick jump-start, Calle Ocho will get your motor running.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Can't Get Enough of Calle Ocho!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2009
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I have hosted a party for 60 friends and relatives here, and even the most picky among them was wowed...and, I frequently take friends for a terrific Mexican fiesta. This place has it all: a wide array of excellent tequilas, fabulous food, attentive staff, and wonderful ambience...what more can you ask for? Just go!!"
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Zengo is a sophisticated blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. Chef Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro, artfully spins Latin-Asian ingredients into beautifully balanced dishes. Light preparations and tasting portions invite sampling and sharing a variety of items. To complement the cuisine, Zengo offers one of the largest collections of tequila and agave-based spirits in the United States. Guests may sample over 400 varieties in the downstairs Tequila Library. Zengo also boasts an extensive list of Latin wines and Japanese sakes, which are best enjoyed at the mezzanine level Wine & Sake Bar. The cocktail menu showcases Latin-Asian classics made with fine spirits and fresh, hand-muddled fruits.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Love This Pan-Asian/Latin Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 02/11/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Richard Sandoval creates the most interesting, lively restaurants in town! This Pan-Asian/Latin gem has something for everyone. Whether your preference is saki or tequila, sushi or tacos...all are lovingly prepared! To top it off, the knowledgeable wait staff make excellent suggestions and are most accommodating."
Dined on 02/11/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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