MarthaCritique
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  • First Review
    July 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 8, 2014
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An intimate American Restaurant with plush, cozy banquettes and picture perfect views of Washington Square with a separate, hide-away speakeasy cocktail lounge.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
North Square always delights!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner many times and each time, the food is terrific, the service attentive and the environment welcoming!
You will love their menu, the tastes and the warm, diligent staff! Thank you!
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Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Located at the Mercer Hotel, Mercer Kitchen brings a chic, sophisticated vibe to the heart of SoHo. When Mercer Kitchen opened in 1998, it immediately became a destination for New Yorkers, celebrities, and tourists. Situated in the basement of a historic building constructed in the 1800s, the… restaurant was designed by Christian Liaigre as a combination of industrial and classic modernism. Chef Jean-Georges’ American menu features market-driven, seasonal ingredients prepared in a simple yet elegant style, with favorites like the Tuna Spring Roll, Steamed Shrimp Salad, wood-fired pizzas, and classic Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake. There is an open kitchen, where guests can sit back and watch the show.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Mercer Kitchen is fantastic!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We loved having breakfast at Mercer Kitchen. For that matter, everytime I've been there with family or friends, we have had impeccable service, outstanding food and a wonderful environment. Kudos to the staff. It's sublime!"
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Located in the New York landmarked Hotel Des Artistes, and surrounded by the astonishing 1920s murals by Howard Chandler Christy, THE LEOPARD at des Artistes finds its roots in the area once known as “The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies” (mid 1800s) and in the culinary traditions of the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course Sicily, reaching a balance between dishes based on rural elements, such as pasta, vegetables, cheese, and seafood ingredients from the Costiera. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
The Leopard is wondrous!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food is sublime, the environment lovely and the service extraordinary. I can't say enough about the pasta. It was absolutely delicious as were all of the dishes we ordered. The staff were attentive and I recommend this restaurant to all of my friends. You will leave happy and fulfilled, wanting to return again and again!"
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Lafayette is an everyday French restaurant conducting the spirit of French dining anew in downtown Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. Open morning, noon and night, this grand café and bakery is dedicated to Chef Andrew Carmellini's market-driven bistro cooking in a timeless hallmark setting. Our light-flushed dining room features soaring arched windows overlooking the NoHo streetscapes and a lively rotisserie bar. Our corner boulangerie-patisserie is open all hours offering artisanal breads, croissants, Stumptown coffee drinks, a light breakfast or lunch and a host of confections. In warm weather months, our sidewalk cafe opens daily for open air lunch, brunch and dinner service.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Lafayette always delights!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Lafayette never disappoints. The food is extraordinary, the service welcoming and attentive, and the ambiance exciting. People all enjoying themselves in the company any of friends over a delicious variety of dishes! A favorite!"
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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An intimate American Restaurant with plush, cozy banquettes and picture perfect views of Washington Square with a separate, hide-away speakeasy cocktail lounge.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always great food at North Square
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/29/2014
 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
"Every time I dine at North Square, the food is really great, the service attentive and the atmosphere welcoming. It's convenient too!"
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Chef Mike Price and partner, Joey Campanaro, opened Market Table in the fall of 2007. Located at the corner of Carmine and Bedford Streets in the West Village, the restaurant boasts an airy dining room with exposed brick walls and large windows offering a view onto village life. The menu at Market Table is seasonal American, influenced by Mike's childhood on the family farm in Maryland coupled with years working beside great chefs. He offers nightly specials that reflect his love of creating simple dishes with big flavors.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Market Table rocks!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a sublime dinner with friends. The food was rich with complementary tastes that delighted us. The atmosphere was fun and welcoming. We were happily fed and served with warmth. This restaurant is a must!"
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Critically acclaimed chef David Burke focuses on locally-sourced, modern American food presented in the whimsical style that is his trademark. His menu emphasizes the highest quality vegetables, sustainable fish, beef and game birds. The restaurant’s spaces are designed by James Beard Award-winner Thomas Schlesser. The Treehouse Bar features seating that offers a birds-eye view of the bustling street below. There, you can enjoy handcrafted cocktails with pizzas, flatbreads, spreads and homemade sweet and savory snacks. Downstairs, the loft-like space is divided into a bar and dining room. The open kitchen and glass-enclosed wine cave allow guests a peek behind the scenes. Burke’s theatrical style is reflected in the carving station, where meats are carved and whole-roasted fish, lobster and casseroles are plated in the center of the dining room. David Burke Kitchen’s unparalleled outdoor space, opening in time for spring, has its own bar and seating for 130.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
David Burke Kitchen is a must!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We celebrated my mother's trip to NYC with family and everyone was served a perfectly delicious meal. At most large family dinners in my experience, there's always a problem with the food. NO SO at DAVID BURKE KITCHEN! The service was sublime; the food extraordinarily melting in our mouths and we were happy! We didn't stop with dinner, but sampled many desserts, each one a delight that surprised us! We can't wait to return! I was happy because my goal is to turn the majority of my family members into foodies and this was a grand step forward!"
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Daniela Trattoria! Offering age-old Italian tradition and timeless recipes that have been passed down through generations, this Italian restaurant successfully combines cuisine and atmosphere to create a dining experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Perfect for pre or post-theater visits and large parties, Daniela Trattoria is the kind of place that could be your home away from home. The smells of spices and homemade Italian cooking fill the air while a friendly and knowledgeable wait staff bends over backwards to cater to your every need. The menu is vast and impressive showcasing traditional Italian specialties. There is something here sure to tempt every palate even the most discriminating of gourmets! No matter what the occasion calls for or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at Daniela Trattoria promises to make your next dining experience truly unforgettable.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
For pre-theater Daniella's is a win
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Their homemade pastas are delicious. The sangria robust. The service friendly. The menu includes lots of choices. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat prior to theater but go early. It's popular and crowded!"
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Fiola Mare offers world-class dining and hospitality complete with an enchanting view of the Potomac River. Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality fish and shellfish, paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city in a picturesque environment.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Sublime dining!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Fiola Mare is my all-time favorite DC restaurant. The wine list and sommelier were superb on both counts. The food was extraordinary as was the service! Please go - you'll love it!"
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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It is a common criticism that Washington, D.C., where chains, steakhouses, and take-out joints abound, lacks restaurants that combine great food, friendly prices, and a hip atmosphere. Logan Tavern puts this tragic shortcoming to rest. Located in the dynamic Logan Circle neighborhood, Logan Tavern is a neighborhood restaurant and bar that"s as perfect for a quick weekday bite as it is for a Friday night out with friends. Come by for dinner, lunch, happy hour, or our great weekend brunch for some comfort food with a twist.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great food in Logan Circle
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/02/2014
 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
"Casual, intimate, comfortable dining with family and friends! Great food and attentive waiters!"
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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