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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    October 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 14, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
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Zengo is a sophisticated blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. Chef Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro, artfully spins Latin-Asian ingredients into beautifully balanced dishes. Light preparations and tasting portions invite sampling and sharing a variety of items. To complement the cuisine, Zengo offers one of the largest collections of tequila and agave-based spirits in the United States. Guests may sample over 400 varieties in the downstairs Tequila Library. Zengo also boasts an extensive list of Latin wines and Japanese sakes, which are best enjoyed at the mezzanine level Wine & Sake Bar. The cocktail menu showcases Latin-Asian classics made with fine spirits and fresh, hand-muddled fruits.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Solid
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2010
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Zengo is one of those places I regularly go for a good and quick lunch. The restaurant probably wouldn't win in a beauty contest, but I don't go there for the design, but for the consistent quality of the food. Besides, quick and friendly service and a good value for money are other reasons for returning there regularly. I especially love the honey glazed cod and their bento boxes. These are express menu items and they are served real quick. So, if you have limited time for lunch and want a decent place to eat, Zengo is the place to go."
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Jacques Brasserie is a relaxing sanctuary deep in the heart of the Upper East Side. Low key and inviting, this two-room restaurant and bar serves classic French dishes amongst dark wooden walls adorned with vintage poster advertisements and bohemian scenes a la Toulouse-Lautrec. <br /><br />Open seven days a week, Jacques Brasserie serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.<br /> <br />Our chef creates everything in house, producing classic dishes such as French Onion Soup, Escargot, Steak Frites, Poulet Roti, Salade Nicoise and our most popular dish, Moules Frites.<br /> <br />Committed to serving the finest local and seasonal products, prepared in a stylish yet simple manner, a meal at Jacques Brasserie will captivate your senses. <br /> <br />Bon Appetit!<br /> <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Close to perfection
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2010
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had dinner at Jacques' with friends and enjoyed every moment of it. The service was very friendly and helpful throughout. We were cordially greeted at the door by the Maître d' which helped us with our coats and showed us to the table. The escargots, moûles frites and the steak tartare we've ordered were perfect. They had the best mussels I've ever eaten in NYC. My wife loved the tartare. In other restaurants, the tartare often comes chunky since it is hand cut. This tartare was cut much finer, almost like ground beef, like it should be. The crème brulée was nice as well albeit a bit too sweet for our taste. But that's complaining at a very high level. Overall, Jacques' is definitely a place we are likely to return for more."
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian brings his vision of a contemporary New York grand café to life at The National Bar & Dining Rooms. Housed in the same 1927 Emery Roth-designed building as The Benjamin Hotel, The National's all-occasion modern bistro offerings satiate guests from breakfast through late night. Modeled after the celebrated grand cafés in Europe, The National is both residential and metropolitan in design and offers thoughtful details such as antiqued mirrors, a bronze spiral staircase, distressed peacock blue and chocolate leather banquettes, classic marble table tops, and black and white glazed-tile flooring.<br /><br />Each Sunday evening from 6pm to 10pm, The National features a lineup of New York City bands performing an array of musical selections such as classic jazz, funk, blues, and more.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ok Food - Grumpy Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2010
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I go to The National Bar occasionally to have breakfast, and I ordered the egg frittata which was about ok. The atmosphere is nice and the restaurant is conveniently located. But the service has been inattentive and rather unfriendly. When I experienced this once before I thought it was a mishap. But it seems to be a trademark. The should better employ people who wake up early."
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2010
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