Elaine
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Elaine's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    January 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 11, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
Elaine's Reviews
 
With a focus on local products and seasonal produce Nick & Toni's Cafe Manhattan prepares fresh food simply. We source locally whenever possible and shop the NYC Green markets with twice-weekly visits to our neighbors at the Tucker Square market and others the including Union Square and Ft. Greene markets. <br><br> The wood fired oven puts out perfectly crispy pizzas everyday at lunch and Sun-Thurs at dinner. Friday & Saturday nights be prepared for a special treat because, although there are no pizzas, many house specialties such as the Roasted Chicken, Whole Fish of the Day, or Scallops are prepared in the wood oven. <br><br> We have a diverse and high quality selection of wines by the glass, and a moderately priced wine list. We also feature a full bar and an extensive cocktail list including a number of house infused alcohols that suit the seasons. <br><br> ** For reservations of parties of 5 or more please call the restaurant directly.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Don't let the "B" dissuade you
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The waiter explained when the inspector came they had organic greens soaking in water and he didn't like that so were given a "B" rating. They are fighting it. We tried a pasta dish for starters. We heard about the roasted tomato sauce on "Barefoot Contessa" and followed it with eggplant and mozzarella paninis and salad. Varied wine list. Very happy with our choices."
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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A New York landmark with Guastivino tiled vaulted ceilings. There are two dining rooms open for reservations and walk-ins. The oyster bar, lounge, bar, and counter seating are open to first-come first-serve customers. There are 450 seats for you to choose from and we offer 25-30 varieties of the freshest oysters and seafood.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Oyster Bar was out of oysters!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/15/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/15/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Started out wrong - ordered a Manhattan and it came without a cherry! No oysters and when I ordered arctic char the waiter said he had to check if they still had any and I should be prepared with a backup. The wine I ordered with dinner never came and when I finally saw my waiter he said "I still have to get your wine" I told him to forget it since I had finished eating. The place had just reopened after two months so I'll cut them some slack but not a good evening."
Dined on 03/15/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups
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Welcome to the The Dog & Cask, the newest addition to the Bergen County culinary scene! We welcome all who look for good hospitality, great food, and solid drinks.<br /><br />The Dog & Cask is a place for all occasions. From its reclaimed wood interiors and inviting fire place to its vintage looking upholstered lounge chairs; the Dog & Cask is a place without pretense. <br /><br />At The Dog & Cask we believe in true locally sourced foods and well-crafted drinks.<br />Chef Jason Ramos’ approachable seasonal cuisine is presented in an array of small plates, house made charcuterie boards and main dishes.<br /><br />Our innovative bar program offers vintage and modern cocktails crafted with small batch spirits, craft beer, boutique wines from small family owned vineyards, cask wine and barrel aged cocktails.<br /><br />We are open seven days a week with an Attitude Adjustment/Happy Hour on weekdays, a late night Happier Hour and a Sunday brunch<br /><br />We hope to see you soon!<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pleasant surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2005
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2005
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
"Very nice menu with different sides like parmesan fries. Many beers and wines to try. Delicious coffee served in a French Press. Glad I went and will go back."
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for lunch
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"La Rivista" - what does it mean? in English it means review, or "the revue" as in a Broadway review. Different actors, singers, dancers, musicians, comedians. Hey it make sense La Rivista" located on Broadway’s famous restaurant row- we specialize in a review too. A revue of the finest dishes of the various regions of Italy. the pastas of Sicily and Naples, the lamb dishes of Abruzzi, risotto from Milan, and so on. Ladies and gentlemen for your dining pleasure we offer you the finest in Italian cuisine "with the flavor of Bologna" - a revue of the most popular dishes of the regions of Italy. Luciano and James Marchignoli.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great pre-theater menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/20/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/20/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"They serve a nice hunk of cheese and a bruschetta while you look at the menu. Leave a bottle of balsamic vinegar on the table for extra dressing on your salad. Wait staff is pleasant and helpful. We had the seafood and asparagus risotto which was creamy and delicious. Definitely going back."
Dined on 01/20/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Rated "Excellent" and called an "East Coast Spago," by Zagat, we offer Nouvelle Italian cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Tough veal and indifferent service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2005
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Drinks and appetizers were fine but things fell apart after our entrees were served. I had halibut which was fine but my husband's veal was tough. He never sends anything back but would have told our waiter if we had seen him again BEFORE our plates were cleared for coffee. When he did reappear I told him about the veal and his lack of attention and he said he was sorry but he was busy. He offered a "free" dessert which wasn't what I was looking for but a nice gesture. We have always had good food prior to this evening."
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2005
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