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  • Review Count
    8
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  • First Review
    August 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 21, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
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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
Energetic
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
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In May 2008, Chef Scott Conant opened Scarpetta in the Gansevoort Market Historic District. 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 the very last taste. The restaurant’s seasonally-inspired Italian dishes offer farm-fresh ingredients and clean, earthy flavors that pay homage to Conant’s heritage and time in Italy. <br />
 
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
4 / 3
Energetic
"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
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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 and Chef de Cuisine Koren Grieveson's menus focus 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
Energetic
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
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The sister restaurant to neighborhood favorite Battersby on Smith Street is owned by Chefs Joe Ogrodnek and Walker Stern who received Food and Wine's title of "Best New Chefs" for 2014. The menu reflects their culinary heritage and experience in restaurants such as Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Blue Hill, and Gramercy Tavern. Diners may order from a four section a la carte menu or select a seven course tasting ($95).<br /><br />Dover expands on the warmth and intimacy of Battersby in an equally relaxed but more spacious setting. The wine list is largely old world sprinkled with new world highlights; cocktails are stellar.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
outstanding
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/10/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/10/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food and service here are wonderful. The one weak spot was the dessert -- a dry and uninventive gingerbread served with a slice of frozen ganache."
Dined on 11/10/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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The acclaimed restaurant Park Avenue Autumn has returned to the Nomad neighborhood of Manhattan, just in time to herald the season’s arrival. This casual, accessible version of the classic concept brings to life the seasonal premise of the restaurant with a physical design, cuisine, and beverage program that completely change with the season. Park Avenue alumni Zene Flinn and Benkei O’Sullivan (Frankie’s Spuntino, ABC Kitchen) collaborated to create the autumn-inspired menu that transitions from the celebrating the last of summer’s produce to focusing on techniques like roasting and braising. Autumn dishes include The Autumn Haystack Salad with Crispy Shrimp, Halibut with Black Truffles and Briche-Crusted Poached Egg, and Pork Chop Schnitzel with Pear-Rosemary Mostarda and Capers. Other summer favorites make appearances, like Fig Carpaccio with Hoja Santa Goat Cheese and Smoked Almonds and Tarte Flambée for Two.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
great redo
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/09/2014
 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
"The new restaurant is very beautiful and spacious. Food was quite good, though no one could accuse the portions of being large. Service, however, was not up to the high standards expected. A $17 glass of white wine should be chilled. The differ, by our server, of ice was not the proper solution. We left a barely 20% tip. Quite unusual for us.There did not seem to be enough servers and we felt rushed, something that never happened at the older location."
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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The Elm serves classical, yet forward-thinking French fare. The menu is complimented by a wine program that offers a wide-ranging cross-section of eclectic wines. The seasonal cocktail program cross-utilizes freshly-picked herbs and fruits.<br /><br />Little Elm is our 8 seat counter which offers guests a front row view of our kitchen team in service. Executive Chef Arnie Marcella will offer a seasonal eight course tasting menu created nightly. With advanced notice, we are able to accommodate most allergies and dietary requests.<br />Little Elm is open Thursday through Sunday and reservations are booked one month in advance directly through the restaurant. We offer reservations at 6pm, 6:30, 9pm and 9:30pm.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
lots of changes
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"New menu, new approach. The incredibly lobster caasoulet has been removed from the menu. There also seem yo be staff changes. Too bad. The drinks took an absurdly long time. But the past dish and the cheeseburger were superlative. My friend loved the bouillabaisse."
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Palm Restaurant...The Classic American Steak House is renowned for its USDA prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes, the freshest of seafood, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. Built directly across from the ‘original’ Palm Restaurant to handle the growing guest demand, Palm Too is renowned for serving the bustling crowds of movers and shakers. Their famed walls are adorned with classic cartoons and caricatures of celebrities, politicians and socialites who make up its impressive customer base. Ask Palm Restaurant about joining The 837 Club, and enjoy the perks and rewards of good taste, great food, and Palm Restaurant experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
great deal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"You cannot beat the lobster special in drummer. I have always avoided The Palm because it is so famous. I must say I was impressed. The prices were reasonable, the service was excellent as,
needless to say, was the food.
"
Dined on 8/27/2014
 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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