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  • Review Count
    11
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 12, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
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Built around a California-style culinary philosophy that takes heavy cues from the seasons, Upland balances a familiar rusticity with a smart global approach, all enhanced with a New Yorker’s eye for detail. The restaurant offers an artful array of starters, entrees and sides, each plate accented with chef Justin Smillie’s enticing and urbane touch. The wine program, overseen by beverage manager Chantelle Pabros, matches the excitement coming out of Upland’s open kitchen, with a worldly 500-bottle list and a clever by-the-glass selection that’s remarkably food-friendly.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
simply Fab
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Upland is that rare thing -- a restaurant as good as the critics say it is. The Caesar salad is outstanding as are the celeriac and crispy fried mushrooms. Staff us Wonderful"
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Beautique is a modern American restaurant located just steps from the iconic Plaza Hotel and Paris Theater. The modern American menu showcases market-fresh ingredients and classic technique, brought to you by Culinary Director, Alain Allegretti. The sprawling space features a sleek and romantic decor that channels the spirit of Coco Chanel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Beyond expectations
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/04/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/04/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food at this elegant restaurant is really terrific. We wanted to order the chestnut soups again. The seafood and chicken were top-notched. Both were served with delicate sauces and vegetables. A wonderful chocolate cake. But most outstanding is the staff. Everyone -- reception staff , maitre d' wait persons, busboys -- was outstanding. A charming and friendly crew that make you want to return again and again."
Dined on 3/04/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Aretsky's Patroon, a classic New York City restaurant, owned by legendary restaurateur Ken Aretsky. Aretsky's Patroon offers superb contemporary American cuisine, warm, polished service and beautiful rooms suitable for a wide range of events. Whether you visit us for drinks and a light bite on our rooftop bar, a power lunch in our festive main dining room, or a discreet business dinner in one of our many private event spaces, we know that you will have a superb experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
great surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent and elegant restaurant week menu. I expected a business person's steak and chops place. Instead, we found beautifully prepared food. Servers were charming and attentive in spite of being kept busy by large expense account groups."
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Dirty French is a New York bistro created by Major Food Group’s Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. The restaurant takes its culinary cues from the timeless dishes and preparations of classic French bistros and enlivens them utilizing modern techniques and bold flavors. Dishes like Duck à l’Orange with ras el hanout and preserved oranges remain true to their French roots but are restyled with flavors that explore the breadth and depth of the global French culinary influence. Dirty French is located in the Ludlow Hotel in Manhattan’s storied Lower East Side.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
superlative
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/09/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/09/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The beet salad was the finest I have ever been served as was the incredibly moist trout. The pineapple tatin was superb. And the late harvest Vouvray was great."
Dined on 2/09/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
0points
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All’onda is a modern Italian restaurant in Manhattan near Union Square. Venice is the inspiration for Chef Chris Jaeckle and Restaurateur Chris Cannon.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
0points
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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. <br /><br />A two-course lunch prix fixe ($38) is offered Monday through Friday, and both a four-course prix fixe ($95) and seasonal tasting menu ($195) are available at dinner. Patrons who dine at the bar in the evening are welcome to order from the bar menu, the prix fixe or the tasting menu.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
inventive chef
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"A terrific chef at work here. The little lobster rolls as an apoeyuzer were amazing as were the parmesan crackers filled with broccoli panna cotta. Wonderful staf, helpful, efficient and friendly. The folks at the front desk are particularly delightful. It is a lovely room."
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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The Clam is a new 50 seat neighborhood restaurant drawing its inspiration from one of our favorite ingredients, the clam. Mike Price, chef and co-owner, offers a menu that celebrates seasonal, market driven ingredients as well as showcases influences of the Atlantic seaboard. The menu boasts a variety of clam dishes, some classic, some with a new twist and fun originals. The menu is rounded out with iced shellfish, salads, appetizers as well as meat and local seafood entrées. Desserts follow suit, and are inspired by the seasonal and local market offerings. All made in-house, the approach is simple and straightforward with something for everyone. Our shared vision and common goal is to offer genuine hospitality to our guests, garner relationships and establish ourselves not only as a neighborhood gem but also a Greenwich Village destination where our guests can be confident that their experiences are sure to be exceptional.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
the clam still has it
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Whoever thought lobster and fried clams could taste so great together! Although the portion has become somewhat smaller. The BEST clam dip in the world. And surprudingly good desserts."
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
0points
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The East Pole, on the Upper East Side, is housed in an historic brownstone on a quiet block of 65th Street. Drawing on old maps and subtle nautical accents, the main dining room & bar is timeless and sophisticated with a clean, simple aesthetic focusing on high quality materials.<br /><br />The menu features simple yet elevated home cooking with a focus on local, seasonal, organic produce and sustainably sourced proteins. For Drinks, our signature cocktail menu & full bar service, with a focus on small batch distilleries, breweries & wineries are all available. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
great neighborhood addition
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"An innovative menu and excellent staff make this a very popular neighborhood gem"
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
0points
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In a Greek revival townhouse on the edge of the Meatpacking District, LDV Hospitality brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating food that is unexpected and soulful. An Italian expression that means “little shoe” – or the shape bread takes when used to soak up a dish — Scarpetta represents the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to its very last taste. Amongst many accolades, Scarpetta NYC received a three-star review from The New York Times and a nomination for Best New Restaurant in the country from the James Beard Foundation in 2009.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Obviously the restaurant of choice for the expense account crowd. But topnotch food and service. Polenta is heavenly."
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
0points
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Breathing new life into Lower Fifth Avenue, Claudette is an elegant Provençal restaurant steps from Washington Square Park. Opened in May 2014, Claudette joins her sister restaurants Rosemary's and Bobo in offering a warm and inviting atmosphere to share great food with friends and family. <br /><br />Executive Chef Wade Moises' menu focuses on local produce, seafood and Mediterranean aromatics found in the Provençal kitchen. Claudette's cellar highlights the wines of Southern France, with a wide selection of Rose and Chateauxneuf du Pape. The bar offers a list of unique aperitifs, cocktails and an extensive vin au verre selection, including rose on tap.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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