RichB
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  • Review Count
    9
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  • First Review
    October 17, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 30, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    3.2
 
 
RichB's Reviews
 
Salt House Tavern - A 75-seat, contemporary tavern housed in an old printing press warehouse built in the 1930’s. Exposed brick, original hardwood floors, 12 foot windows and oversized rusted iron girders. Contemporary American fare ranging from raw bar plateaus to local cheeses, appetizers and heartier main dishes. Wines from all over the world, local beers and an extensive cocktail list. Full menu anywhere you'll sit down - at the bar, the communal table, the front window counter or in the dining room!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Could be better.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great looking place and very friendly and efficient staff. Food is ok but needs help. The waitress recommended the cod, but it was very bland and parts had an ammonia taste (bad fish). Endive Salad was nothing special at all. Step up the food and this place would be fantastic. As is, it's an eh. Take it or leave it."
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2009
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Welcome to Toloache (pronounced toh-lo-AH-tchay), chef-owner Julian Medina’s contemporary Mexican bistro located in the heart of the Theater District. 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. Our festive, two-story space features a guacamole and ceviche bar, a wood-burning oven, and an exceptional tequila list, along with elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We looking forward to seeing you soon.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Success killed the golden goose
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This used to be a great place but it's clear success has killed it. They overbook the small restaurant so the place feels like a fire hazard with so many people standing around the tables waiting. Service varies from rushed to agonizingly slow. Food has become mediocre. Been many times. The latest could be our last."
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2009
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X2O Xaviars on the Hudson is Peter X Kelly’s latest addition to the Xaviars Restaurant Group. It sits in the water on the only turn of the century Victorian pier still in use on the Hudson River. X2O’s Main Dining Salon's 25 foot vaulted ceiling and 3 walls of glass frame offers views of the George Washington and Tappan Zee Bridges, as well as sunsets over the Palisades. Guests encounter dishes incorporating classic French technique with Italian and Spanish influences, and Asian embellishments which create a wholly original cuisine unique to the Hudson Valley. The Dylan Lounge is a vibrant, up-tempo space with a sophisticated and playful bent that offers guests more dining options. Guests are invited to sample a variety of small plates and sushi, while dining at the Communal Table, sushi bar, or at traditional banquette and table seating.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2009
Special Features: scenic view
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A piece of Ireland in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Tir na nOg offers the warmth of an Irish pub with a new American menu. The bar boasts 22 draft beers from Ireland, Belgium, England and American craft breweries. A small but concise wine list has something for all palates and our extensive Scotch and Irish Whisky list provides a perfect ending to your meal. Service is friendly, efficient and unobtrusive with a few Irish employees always willing to tell a story. <br />Please note that open table reservations are for dining only. While we have bar tables tables available for drinks and bar food we do not accept open table reservations for just drinks.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2009
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At The Lambs Club, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian has created a relaxed and inviting restaurant serving updated bar & grill offerings. The main floor dining room is open breakfast, lunch and dinner whereas the mezzanine lounge comfortably accommodates daytime meetings or refined cocktails, bar snacks and a full dinner menu in the evening with banquettes and floor to ceiling windows looking out onto 44th Street. Located within The Chatwal Hotel, The Lambs Club provides room service for the 76 hotel rooms and oversees private dining in various event spaces. This landmark masterpiece was originally built and designed by Stanford White in 1905 and reopened after a major renovation and restoration with every detail overseen by architect Thierry Despont.<br />Live Music Program:<br />Jazz Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings from 8pm - 11:30pm; DJ Duo AndrewAndrew Thursday Evening from 6pm- 11:30pm <br />Bloody Mary Bossa Nova Brunch Saturdays from 11am - 3pm; Jazz Brunch Sundays from 11am - 3pm
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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A piece of Ireland in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Tir na nOg offers the warmth of an Irish pub with a new American menu. The bar boasts 22 draft beers from Ireland, Belgium, England and American craft breweries. A small but concise wine list has something for all palates and our extensive Scotch and Irish Whisky list provides a perfect ending to your meal. Service is friendly, efficient and unobtrusive with a few Irish employees always willing to tell a story. <br />Please note that open table reservations are for dining only. While we have bar tables tables available for drinks and bar food we do not accept open table reservations for just drinks.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2009
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American comfort food served in an beautiful casual space. From our walnut topped bar, oak wood floors, to our inviting outdoor seating you will feel transported to Manhattan without the commute. Freshly prepared breakfast, lunch & dinner as well as home baked desserts sets this restaurant apart from the rest of the county.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2009
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Culinary School graduate and James Beard honoree Chef Navjot Arora has put together a unique menu borrowing from the vast culinary diversity of India.<br />We truly believe great food starts with great ingredients. We procure only fresh, wholesome ingredients with no artificial flavorings or additives, local produce wherever possible, all natural poultry, free range lamb, wild not farmed seafood. We grind our own spices to ensure freshness.<br /><br />The New York Times gave high marks to our succulent tandoori cooked meats and referred to our sauces as superbly complex.” Vegetarians will feel like royalty” says The Journal News, referring to our delicious curries and vegetable appetizers. Our menu reflects Chef Navjot’s true passion for food that began from a very young age. He further honed his skills and learnt from the very best master chefs at the Taj Group of Hotels <br /><br />The menu offers a variety of combination platters, along with biryanis, curries, tandoori entrees.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very reliable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have been to Chutney Masala many times, and it is consistently very good. They have a smaller menu than many other Indian Restaurants, but the offerings are quite varied and interesting. Breads are wonderful. Service is friendly, reasonably efficient, and gives very good explanations of the menu. Can't go wrong here."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Haru, a premier name in modern Japanese cuisine, has opened its NEW flagship restaurant: Haru Times Square. Located just steps up the street from our original home in the Theater District, the new Haru Times Square will offer lunch and dinner service, a cocktail bar and sushi bar, private dining, group seating, catering, delivery and happy hour. Welcome.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Eat good sushi like a sardine
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The sushi here is quite good, but the restaurant is very loud and the tables are too close together. A woman at the table next to us only got 1/2 of a seat on a banquet because of a support pillar. She was practically dining at our table. Food is good and location is convenient. But be prepared to yell and be squished like a sardine in a tin can."
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2009
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