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    August 31, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 17, 2014
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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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 Bar.Vetro
Bar.Vetro
Featuring dynamic cuisine in a sensual atmosphere, the most exciting Italian restaurant on the East Side is bar.vetro. Meaning "glass" in Italian, vetro refers to the muted green, transparent glass sheet that dominates the bar area, as if floating. The intimate dining room, decorated in cool grays and suffused with warm lavender light, is the perfect compliment to the innovative menu, which features small plates known as "assagi" throughout Italy, ideal for sharing with the table or sampling as a tasting dinner. In addition to their small plates bar.vetro also offers a wide variety of salads, pasta, chicken, fish and veal dishes.<br><br>Equally wonderful as an after-work drinks destination or as an all-night stop for dinner and a chance to experience its excellent, moderately priced wine selection, bar.vetro also features an outdoor seating area in a sunken garden just outside its front doors. Enjoy one of the house cocktails or one of 20 wines by the glass...
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
If only it were MY neighborhood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2004
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2004
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
"Bar Vetro serves up excellent Italian cuisine without making a fuss. The food is super fresh and carefully prepared by someone who understands the Italian kitchen. Their tomato sauce is almost a salad, that 'clean.'"
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Dawat is a fine north Indian restaurant that also serves a couple of south Indian dishes as well. Located in Midtown East, Dawat is one of Manhattan’s finest Indian restaurants<br />that serves an eclectic array of interesting dishes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
consistently excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Tried and true! We return again and again for a varied menu and a fine kitchen."
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch
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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
superb food, peaceful ambience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Had a birthday dinner and great conversation (in conversational tones). No raised voices to compete with others. Plenty of diners, but well designed to keep the noise down. I think the food tastes better that way. PS One of the best creme brulees you'll find."
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2004
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The only Indian restaurant to be awarded by Time Out New York. The 110 seat restaurant is located within the newly renovated San Carlos Hotel with a street and lobby entrance. The exotic atmosphere whisks you to Southeast Asia as soon as you open the door and spot the stone waterfall cascading down the wall. Orange, red, and fuscia drum lights are snuggled together throughout the long dining room, and painted panels of mint, yellow, and green hang over striped banquettes. There is a semi-private room complete with audio video equipment that seats 12. Mint is a labor of love for Gary Sikka, and he is taking great pride in bringing an exemplary dining experience in an atmosphere that is both tranquil and exhilarating. The definition of mint is "an aromatic refreshing herb that serves as a central ingredient in accompaniment sauces in Indian cuisine." That can also be said of the new restaurant that is its namesake.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
subtle, consistent, delish
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/03/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/03/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We came for the ever juicy chicken malai kebab appetizer and tried the saffron shrimp, which was also wonderful: aromatic, slightly sweet.
This restauarant serves the most pleasing Indian food in town, but it doesn't get enough praise. Go!
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Dined on 9/03/2014
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch
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Welcome to DOCKS. Established in 1986, we specialize in bringing the freshest seafood to the island of Manhattan. Rated by Zagat as one of the 50 most popular restaurants, we are a seafood lovers dream with our always fresh raw bar and daily specials.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Labor Day Special
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We loved our early dinner on Labor Day. It was not crowded, so not really noisy. And there was indeed a special on a clambake dinner, different prices depending on the size lobster you chose. Not only a good deal--everything was prepared perfectly."
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2004
Special Features: good for groups
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For nearly 35 years, Il Mulino New York has prepared authentic Abruzzese cuisine with unparalleled service. <br /><br />There’s no place like Il Mulino New York. The luxury Italian restaurant’s flagship Greenwich Village outpost initiated New York’s fine Italian dining trend and is still prized in the city’s elite dining scene. Zagat has rated Il Mulino New York as Manhattan’s No. 1 Italian restaurant for decades and has said the restaurant provides "one-of-a-kind" cuisine filled with delicious flavors, creating an "outstanding Italian classic" restaurant where "every dish is a masterpiece." <br /><br />Executive Chef Michele Mazza, who hails from Naples, Italy, has proudly carried this tradition since 2003. Fresh ingredients, artistic preparation and impeccable service distinguish Il Mulino New York as one of the world’s premiere restaurants. In addition to fine dining, Il Mulino New York provides excellent off-site catering and products.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
1st rate Italian w/ extras
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2004
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Start with a great antipasto you didn't even order -- the minute you sit down. Great bread offerings. Moving on, they will follow your requests, even to take a little time and not rush you. All pastas are available as half portions (good to know at these prices). Everything was first rate.
Holiday weekend made it really leisurely and lovely. Otherwise, it's a very popular and busy place.
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Dined on 8/29/2014
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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