Fleance
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    February 15, 2015
  • Last Review
    March 26, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
Fleance's Reviews
 
Sited close to London’s Borough Market, Magdalen sources largely British and seasonal ingredients to produce classical European food served in a warm and comfortable environment.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Magdalen continues to delight
an OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24/03/2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My fourth visit to Magdalen, and it is better than ever. The food is delicious and innovative; service and ambience are lovely. This time I dined with a vegetarian friend, who loved the non-meat options (she had the potato gnocchi for her main course). I had the lamb -- it was outstanding! Our starters were equally good. The red wine we chose -- Rossignol, or something like that -- was wonderful!
If I had to dredge up one little criticism, I would say that too many desserts are ice cream-based. That's a kind of easy way out. I would have ordered the profiteroles, which I love, had they been filled with pastry cream; but they were filled with ice cream. A few of the other desserts were also too dependant on ice cream. So I had the caramelized rice pudding, which was very good. My friend had the excellent apple tart.
I love Magdalen!"
Dined on 24/03/2015
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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 Zucca
Zucca
Modern Italian Cuisine
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very good but not great
an OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21/03/2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The lovely staff at Zucca are the best thing about the restaurant. The food is very good, albeit a bit too expensive. The short ribs were outstanding, the sea bass very good (but paltry portion-wise), the desserts merely ok. Pasta was very good, but a fine restaurant directly across the street from Zucca has better pasta dishes for far less, and much better desserts.
If Zucca were a bit cheaper, the value would be excellent. As it is, it's a bit high for the quality of the experience."
Dined on 21/03/2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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A modern Mediterranean restaurant located in the heart of the Upper West Side - down the street from the Beacon Theater and a short walk from Lincoln Center, the Museum of Natural History and Central Park.<br />We offer an inspired and innovative menus. Taking tradition Italian, French, and Spanish dishes and using only the finest seasonal produce, local products and specialty or artisanal items from local or imported sources, we have created an extensive menu containing selections ranging from shared plates and appetizers to home made pastas and exciting main dishes. Our menus change with the seasons and there are truly "specials" on offer every night.<br />We apologize, but our dining areas do not accomodate Highchairs, Booster Seats, or Strollers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good new addition to UWS
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2010
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Tessa ia a very nice place. The staff is lovely and knowledgeable. They tell you the cost of the specials, which is a nice touch. The food, for the most part, is very good, although I did not like the chocolate mousse, which was covered in something that seemed like breakfast cereal and got in the way of enjoying the mousse itself.
I'm sorry they went for the exposed brick effect. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to have a conversation with his/her dining partners, but for those who don't care about sound levels, it's very good."
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, late-night find
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