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  • Review Count
    6
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  • First Review
    July 10, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 11, 2014
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  • Average Rating
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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.
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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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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. <br /> <br />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.<br />
 
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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