Matt
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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    May 17, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 13, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    2.4
 
 
Matt's Reviews
 
Saxon + Parole, conceived by the award-winning AvroKO Hospitality Group and Executive Chef Brad Farmerie, creators of NoLIta's PUBLIC, brings a global approach to traditional grill fare, within a warm and inviting space on the Bowery. The 112-seat restaurant – named after two prize-winning, New York-bred racehorses – features rich design elements and modernist details, paying homage to the numerous horse stables that once populated Lower Manhattan. The menu explores traditional grill fare, with a focus on domestic meat and seafood, as well as seasonal and sustainable produce. Diners can expect a global twist in the seasoning, cooking methods, and ingredients – highlighted in dishes such as 28-day dry-aged NY strip steak with bone-marrow béarnaise, Heritage farms USA roasted pork rack with purple-potato salad, and roasted Atlantic cod with a tomato-caper broth, Manila clams, braised fennel, white beans and Tuscan kale
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ok
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2010
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Was second time eating here. Food is good. Service has missed the mark on both occasions."
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2010
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Jean-George's Spice Market features cuisine inspired from the street food of South Eastern Asia. The exotic design and atmosphere transport guests to a far away location and make for a special dining experience.<br /><br />Spice Market Menus available at www.spicemarketnewyork.com/menus.php<br /><br />Spice Market is available for large parties and private functions.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Has gone downhill fast
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2010
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2010
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife and I were regular customers, but we won't be anymore.
They recently changed the cocktail menu, for the worse. Service was lousy. Drinks sat empty for long periods of time. One appetizer was forgotten, and the other appetizer (mushroom egg rolls) were terrible. At one point, the server swang by the the table and asked how the mushroom egg rolls were (as they sat there half eaten 15 minutes after they came out of the kitchen). I responded, "Not good." She didn't acknowledge what I said and just kept walking.
I have $20 that says this place is out of business by the end of 2015."
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2010
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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 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Skip it
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2010
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Better off going elsewhere. Too many options in the city to waste your time here."
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2010
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Chef Santaella transforms what used to be his catering workshop into an architectural acclaimed space committed to offer a menu full of flavor using many local ingredients sourced fresh from a farmer’s market only feet away. The space is one full of history where green, brown and wood tones décor the place. An interior garden full of native plants and trees such as papaya and ornamental bananas serves as the focal point of the main dining room. <br /><br />Offering a 75-seat dining room and a a 16-seat bar designed for guests to eat in, Santaella celebrates the roots of the island's comida criolla, and incorporates techniques, flavors and fusions from around the world into its food.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wow. Fantastic
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2010
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very good. Place is in weird location but food is dynamite. They have fantastic cocktails and coffee as well."
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2010
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The romantic Milieu of Cuba effortlessly transports you from Manhattan to Havana. Cuba offers live music and a menu filled with delicious traditional cuisine. The restaurant offers a fascinating and charming escape to its own "Little Havana on Thompson Street".
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
What happened?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2010
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Sofrito sauce that they are now using on red snapper dish is terrible."
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2010
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Welcome to Toloache (pronounced toh-lo-AH-tchay), chef-owner Julian Medina’s contemporary Mexican bistro located in the heart of the Theater District. Toloache is named after a flowering plant famed in Mexico for its use in love potions. We hope that when you dine with us you too will fall under the spell of chef Medina’s creative cooking, which incorporates seasonal and natural ingredients and more than a dozen types of chilies. Our festive, two-story space features a guacamole and ceviche bar, a wood-burning oven, and an exceptional tequila list, along with elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We looking forward to seeing you soon.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Go to Rosa Mexicano instead
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2010
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2010
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It could have been worse but I'm still disappointed."
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2010
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A 16-foot Buddha, which floats above a reflecting pool filled with Japanese carp, presides over the scene at Tao. A favorite destination for celebrities and athletes, this Pan Asian restaurant specializes in authentic Hong Kong Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Tao has three levels of dining including the prized "Skybox" which offers views of this former movie theater unparalleled in New York. In addition to its 300 seats, Tao includes a sushi bar, lounge and two bars at which to enjoy the food and the show. Appetizers range from $8 - $18; Entrees: $16 -$39. Offering $27.50 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu year round.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Terrible, Rude Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The service here is downright lousy. The bartenders treated my wife and I rudely. The server insulted my mother. Then, our water glasses and other drinks sat empty for most of the meal. The only time the server was attentive was when it came time to grab the signed check from us so he could see what we tipped him. I'll take my business elsewhere."
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2010
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