luv2dine
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  • Review Count
    12
  • Helpfulness Votes
    2
  • First Review
    April 9, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 13, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
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Drew Nieporent’s long commitment to Tribeca continues in the space that housed the legendary Montrachet and Corton. Chef/partner Markus Glocker’s modern European menu reflects his Austrian heritage and diverse experiences (Gordon Ramsay, Charlie Trotter). Dishes like Octopus “Pastrami,” Roasted Beets Linzer and Veal Tenderloin “Tramezzini” are inventive and delicious. Diners may order two ($55), three ($65) or four courses ($75) - fixed prices that represent excellent value. Managing partner John Winterman, former longtime maître d’ at Daniel, welcomes you to a relaxed setting warmed by golden light and cozy banquettes. The wine list highlights the best of Burgundy; cocktails are expertly crafted.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
lovely & low key
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/09/2014
 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
"Lovely new Drew Nieporrent in the old Montrachet spot. To die for: lobster-stuffed squash blossoms. My friend is still raving about the veal."
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Commerce, nestled in the heart of Greenwich Village, is an homage to old New York. The historic space that formerly housed the beloved Grange Hall has been restored by artisan craftsmen. The interior features murals by artist David Joel, restored chestnut booths & a stunning art deco Brunswick bar circa 1941. Owned by Tony Zazula—a founder of Montrachet—& Chef Harold Moore, Commerce presents a contemporary American menu combining global flavors & classic ingredients such as oysters, chicken & steak. Formerly the Executive Chef of Montrachet & Chef de Cuisine of March, Chef Moore brings years of experience working in New York City’s top kitchens, such as Daniel, Jean Georges, & Mercer Kitchen. Moore’s menu is casual yet sophisticated & belies the complex construction of flavors & textures that are telling of his extensive training. <a href="http://www.observer.com/2008/mini-montrachet-munches-former-speakeasy?observer_most_read_tabs_tab=0" target=_new> New York Observer</a>
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
still great but...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Is success going to Commerce's head? It has been one if my favirite restaurants for several years. But I was disappointed to see the rise in prices. Also we felt we were being really rushed in spite of the fact that we were the only customers when we arrived. I had made a very early reservation to avoid this. That said, the pork schnitzel and avocado toast were fabulous."
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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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
our new favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2009
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We can't get enough of Mike Price's fabulous food and great staff. They make us feel so welcome that we just keep wanting to go back. The spaghetti with clams is amazing as the clam dip us in a class of its own."
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Located on a unique garden plaza with romantic East River views, Riverpark represents a dynamic culinary destination in Manhattan&rsquo;s Kips Bay neighborhood. Riverpark reflects Tom Colicchio's overall vision as restaurateur, and Chef Sisha Ortuzar's creative concept showcasing the restaurant's own urban farm just feet away from the kitchen. Riverpark's modern American menus change daily, highlighting seasonal ingredients from local farms, Greenmarkets and Riverpark Farm.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Topnotch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2009
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"on all fronts: food, service and ambience. And what a view! It is great to have another waterfront restaurant. This is a beautiful room. The food is wonderful. We are already planning to go back."
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Barchetta, Italian for ‘little boat’ captures the charms of the Mediterranean seaside. An Italian seafood trattoria, Barchetta is a partnership between Esca’s acclaimed Chef & Partner Dave Pasternack and John Meadow’s LDV Hospitality. Pasternack brings his passion of sourcing the freshest ingredients of the sea and expertise of Italian cuisine to Barchetta’s intimate yet bustling atmosphere inspired by the communal charm of the rustic trattoria experience. Barchetta provides a casual bar dining experience of Pasternack’s trademark crudo tastings or a feast of homemade pastas, seafood antipasti, and whole fish paired with an eclectic international wine list. Delivered with gracious, genuine hospitality, Barchetta brings la dolce vita to life in New York City.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
does not dissppoint
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Given its pedigree, the expectations for Barchetta were high. It does not disappoint. Softshell crab and scallops were terrific. Sauces were spectacular."
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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A relaxing and exotic escape featuring delightful cuisine, spectacular views and elegant ambiance, Rat’s Restaurant is the perfect dining destination. Named for the fabled entertaining character in Kenneth Graham’s children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, Rat’s Restaurant is designed to give visitors the sense they have stepped into a village reminiscent of the impressionist painter Claude Monet’s beloved town of Giverny. From the moment you arrive you’ll see why this extraordinarily charming venue is a favorite for fine dining, celebrations and corporate events. Rustic fireplaces, country French cuisine, seasonal hand-crafted cocktails and an eclectic beer and wine list are just the beginning. Regarded as one of the most romantic restaurants in our region, Rat’s was named Philadelphia Magazine’s “Most Romantic Restaurant. Rat's Restaurant and catering is proudly managed by Stephen Starr Events
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
what a treat
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Everything here is delightful. The menu is interesting and the food is terrific. Inside, Rats is like a small restaurant in Provence. Outside you are eating in Normandy with a view of Monet's Giverny bridge."
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
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Navy is a 51-seat cozy neighborhood joint on a tree-lined street in Soho. Created by Matt Abramcyk and Akiva Elstein, partners in Smith & Mills. Chef Camille Becerra focuses on seafood and vegetables, working closely with the Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op to source her produce. A raw bar offers fresh oysters, clams and sea urchin for uni toast along with blinis and house-cured fish and caviar; seedy crackers and primo sardines. Larger plates include crispy gnocchi with roasted pumpkin, tonnato and poached egg as well as an ocean trout encroute for two. Items such as the Crispy sweet potatoes accompanied by walnuts, pomegranate, green olives and herbs, are a reflection of Navy's zeal for coaxing the maximum flavor out of vegetables with the help of herbs and spices. <br />The space is designed with a maritime WWII aesthetic in mind. Antique Japanese indigos become curtains, while French linen and vintage military canvas cover the wall.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
fantastic
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"What a surpprise this tiny space is! It is small and noisy ( the old Jean Claude spot), but the food is fantastic. I had the wonderful oarsnip salad fir an appetizer. But my friend's mussel toast was so delicious that I ordered it for dessert the dark chocolate mousse was the best I have ever had!"
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr, of Buddakan and Morimoto, brings casual elegance to the New-York Historical Society with Caffè Storico (Italian for “historic”). <br /> <br />Chef Matthew Oetting’s menu features Italian cuisine rooted in tradition yet refined with modern technique and seasonality. The handmade artisanal pastas are not to be missed. An all-Italian wine list with over fifty labels, twenty of which are available by the glass, accompanies a full bar.<br /> <br />The 74-seat dining destination is located in the newly renovated iconic Central Park West institution.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
wonderful surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Rarely do you find such a lovely room in a museum restaurant. And the food is excellent. It has obviously been discovered as it was very full when we were lunched recently."
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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Magical is a word thrown around a lot when discussing Tavern On The Green and one can’t help but feel magic in the air. Jim and David, architect Richard Lewis and landscape architect Robin Key, preserved the Victorian/ Gothic elegance of the semi-circular building; it is authentic, natural, elegant and sexy. It has been re-built to spectacular precision and the décor is of a grand farmhouse one might find on the property of an Italian Villa or a historic Hudson River Valley mansion.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
less glamour, better food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We expected to be disappointed, but were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, though some of the "large" plates were too expensive. The decor is low key but attractive. And the garden is looking wonderful. The dining room with the open kitchen is very noisy. Sit in the bar or the back fining room if you intend to converse."
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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
can't wait to go back again
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We wanted to order everything on the menu! The clam chowder is excellent. The lobster sakad- fried clam combo is to die for! Don't wait. Go now!"
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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