dehillerin
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    November 12, 2014
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    March 5, 2015
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Experience the new db bistro moderne! Chef Daniel Boulud's contemporary French bistro has undergone a complete renovation. With the addition of a handsome new cocktail bar, and a newly-crafted menu db bistro serves updated bistro classics with a modern twist and market-driven French-American cuisine. <br /> <br />Located one block East of Times Square, db bistro is the perfect spot for pre- and post-theater dining, a Midtown business lunch or breakfast 'L'Express' of cappuccino and viennoisserie at the bar. A $48 pre-theater prix-fixe dinner menu is available in addition to a full a la carte menu. The Lunch Prix Fixe menu will have you back to your desk or off to a matinee quickly and affordably.<br /><br />db is happy to host large parties and private events from 14-165 guests.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
such a treat
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2004
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"At the height of lunch hour, the room is pretty noisy, as the tables are close together. But the time hums along and all goes beautifully; the kitchen and service timing are in very good sync, and the food is wonderful. Also, the Restaurant Week menu wasn't scanty or paltry -- full of lovely choices."
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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A modern New York dining room offering classic lunches, a sophisticated bar scene, and an intimate dinner experience. STATE Grill and Bar supports and showcases New York State producers and purveyors on daily, quality-driven menus. The distinctive interior combines art deco design and modern architecture; echoing the Empire State Building’s striking aesthetics.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
working things out
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/02/2015
 2004
Dined on 3/02/2015
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was excellent.
The service very unpolished.
It was slow (few diners), but the kitchen was slower (15-20 minutes between one course cleared and the next brought).
The entrance is on the ground floor, mid-block, on the 33rd Street side of the Empire State Building), hidden behind scaffolding that may be up for another year.
The decor is brown and drab and dimly lighted. Didn't seem stylish either.
I would say one of the Patina Group's misses, although there's time to fix it before the scaffolding comes down.
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Dined on 3/02/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant Mediterranean menu offers flavors from France, Spain, Italy, Greece, North Africa and Turkey. There is an emphasis on grilled fish and meats as well as an abundance of fresh vegetables. With an entrance on West 64th Street, Boulud Sud is just steps from Manhattan’s Lincoln Center and is adjacent to Bar Boulud and Épicerie Boulud. <br /><br />Monday through Friday Boulud Sud offers a $29.00 three-course lunch in addition to our a la carte menu. Sunday brunch is served from 11:00am-3:00pm with a $32 two-course prix-fixe supplementing the regular menu. At dinner, Boulud Sud offers our full a la carte menu as well as a $60 three course prix fixe menu featuring Boulud Sud classics and a 7 course tasting menu showcasing all of the flavors of the Mediterranean at Boulud Sud for $115. For lighter fare, join us in our bar and lounge open from noon daily.<br /><br />Three private wine themed dining rooms are available for private events. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A Daniel Boulud winner, even during restauran week
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2004
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Superb choices (no need to go to the supplementary priced items). Highest quality, generous portions, lovely presentation, attentive service. Could hardly have been a better experience. We went early (5:45) for an 8 o'clock curtain at Lincoln Center, and that gave us time to enjoy every bite."
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Brasserie 8 ½ achieves a delicate fusion of creativity and comfort, featuring a world-class art collection, adventurous haute French cuisine and a plush atmosphere. A luscious raw bar, Latin and Asian influenced dishes, succulent meats, and a dessert selection that is a world apart, artfully complement this glamorous setting.Visit our other great restaurants by clicking on the link below.<br><br><br /><a href="http://www.patinagroup.com" target=_new> The Patina Restaurant Group</a>
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Lavish brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2004
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Not only are the choices numerous, but they are high-end: shrimp, roast beef, delicious seafood salads, and the dessert buffet will make any wedding planner jealous. Wow."
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2004
Special Features: great for brunch
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Mundo takes its inspiration from the exotic markets of the world and the comfort of homemade international dishes. Mysterious, adventurous, and decadent, savor our signature eclectic cuisine: a wholesome and sumptuous blend of Mediterranean and Latin influences. Mundo’s culinary philosophy is to look beyond the current day geographical borders and instead appreciate the culinary and cultural richness as a whole. We believe that straight forward recipes using fresh, high quality, gourmet ingredients, coupled with caring and consistent execution is what it takes to achieve flavors that our guests will cherish and keep coming back for.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Cosmopolitan Turkish, Argentinian
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2004
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Recently reopened and transformed, Astoria's beloved little MUNDO is all grown up. The recipes that used to seem like homey family treasures are still delightful and delicious, with lots of veggie choices. The decor and new atmosphere are more like a supper club and the night-life aspect is a new note.."
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2004
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Brasserie 8 ½ achieves a delicate fusion of creativity and comfort, featuring a world-class art collection, adventurous haute French cuisine and a plush atmosphere. A luscious raw bar, Latin and Asian influenced dishes, succulent meats, and a dessert selection that is a world apart, artfully complement this glamorous setting.Visit our other great restaurants by clicking on the link below.<br><br><br /><a href="http://www.patinagroup.com" target=_new> The Patina Restaurant Group</a>
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fine dining, Saturday LUNCH
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2004
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you've ever looked for fine dining for a Saturday lunch in hectic Manhattan, you know that many fine establishments are not open at that time.
So it is a delight to find peace and great food at Brasserie 8 1/2.
Consistently high quality of service and preparation. The Lobster Bisque could not have been better, or more elegant...as bits of lobster meat are in the bowl and a cup of bisque is poured around it at the table. The bread selection is excellent too. Wines available by the glass.
It was a New Year's lunch for us, but we'll be back before another holiday rolls around."
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2004
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Benoit New York is the third member of Alain Ducasse’s Benoit family – which also includes the bistro in Paris since 1912, Benoit Tokyo and Le Comptoir de Benoit in Osaka. Benoit New York echoes the original bistro in Paris and represents an opportunity for Chef Ducasse to recreate a unique bistro experience within a dynamic urban environment while still preserving the tradition of Benoit Paris. The restaurant & bar offer a menu of classic French bistro cuisine at lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
The flag carrier of French cuisine in midtown
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2004
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Christmas day menu was expansive and festive, The kitchen and wait staff did not seem to have any problems with the variety or the happy crowds in attendance. A feeling of bien etre permeated the restaurant, a reliable favorite."
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Situated on the North and West balconies of New York's Grand Central Terminal, this restaurant was designed to reflect Michaels sense of taste and style. Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C. ranks among the finest steakhouses in Manhattan, offering a world class menu and an extensive, eclectic selection of wines and spirits. There are two private dining rooms and two semi private dining rooms available, with pre-fixe menus.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Amazingly peaceful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2004
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Amazingly peaceful on the open balcony over Grand Central Terminal's Main Concourse. Not intimate, but easy to have a conversation.
Classic steak and sides, of course, but the salads, soups, and un-meats get plenty of attention from the kitchen too and some are outstanding. Overall, a very high level."
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch
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Benoit New York is the third member of Alain Ducasse’s Benoit family – which also includes the bistro in Paris since 1912, Benoit Tokyo and Le Comptoir de Benoit in Osaka. Benoit New York echoes the original bistro in Paris and represents an opportunity for Chef Ducasse to recreate a unique bistro experience within a dynamic urban environment while still preserving the tradition of Benoit Paris. The restaurant & bar offer a menu of classic French bistro cuisine at lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
French cuisine Lives!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2004
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Do you suffer from a deficiency of Paris? Or a favorite restaurant in the France of your dreams? Get yourself over to Benoit. We ordered quenelles, a classic dish and OMG !!! Fabulous. Where else in NY? They pamper you with gougeres first and a sweet present as you go. The Sancerre ( by the glass) was excellent. I am coming back."
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Abboccato, meaning “a touch of sweetness,” will feature a menu that reflects the true appetites of Italy. Owned by The Livanos Family, Abboccato will provide a taste and experience similar to that of authentic restaurants in Italy. Anyone looking for that unique Italian flavor will find themselves at home when dining at Abboccato. <br /><br /> The 75-seat restaurant serves true and time-honored Italian recipes elevated through the talent and techniques of executive chef David Arias, and features a multitude of Italian products and ingredients. <br /><br /> Abboccato offers a selection of Chiccetti, small plates for sharing, which encourage a lively dining experience. Plentiful pasta fill out the Primi Piatti options and fresh Artic Char, Lamb Chops, Whole Branzino and even Veal Sweetbreads make up the savory Secondi Piatti list. <br /><br />In addition to the savory Italian cuisine, Abboccato’s dessert menu allows diners to end their meal as elegantly as they started it.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
off-hours, leisurely, quiet and delish
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2004
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We arrived mid-week for a late lunch. The service was leisurely; the lunch folks departed, and we had a quiet time enjoying excellent appetizers and a good glass of Gavi de Gavi. First visit. Not a roomy place, and I'll be it's noisy when filled. So off-hours for me."
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch
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