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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
    2
  • First Review
    December 22, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 11, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
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At Bottino, Danny Emerman and Alessandro Prosperi offer classic and eclectic Tuscan Italian cooking and a boutique wine selection in a striking mid-century modern decor. The beautiful patio and garden is the center piece of the restaurant. Steps from the vibrant West Chelsea Gallery Scene, Bottino has been an art world dining institution since 1996. Bottino is the spot for lunch or cocktails after the galleries, or an intimate dinner with friends and family.<br /><br />Private rooms available for special events.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
The art of conversation
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2011
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We liked everything about this place. Service was very gracious--every request was met. Dining in the enclosed garden on the first nice night of the year was lovely. Food was very good. A large selection of appetizers. No problem for 2 to share a pasta dish. Interesting wine list with mid-price to slightly above mid-price range. Best of all, it was quite easy to have a conversation even though the tables around us were occupied."
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2011
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Multi-Level Italian Restaurant offering two private dinning areas, outdoor seating and an intimate low ceiling bar.<br />Painted white and blue with dark wood and chrome accents, the space suggests a small yacht cruising around the Isle of Capri.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
worth every cent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2011
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2011
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
"In this drab neighborhood Marcony quietly sits waiting to capture your heart, your tastebuds and your wallet. The food is always imaginative and well prepared. The specials entice (so ask for the price) as the waiter/tress rattles them off in highly-accented English. The room is attractive and comfortable and has a little buzz--not too much--you can converse easily. Everyone tries hard to please and they always succeed. This visit we kept it simple--lemon chicken and veal chop. Excellent."
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Located at the Alexandria Center overlooking the East River, the restaurant represents a dynamic new culinary destination in Manhattan's Kips Bay neighborhood. Riverpark reflects Tom Colicchio's overall vision as restaurateur, showcasing his thoughtful approach to dining. Chef Sisha Ortuzar draws inspiration from New York's international food culture and highlights seasonal farmers market ingredients to bring guests a modern take on American cuisine. The restaurant offers two unique dining options: the convivial bar space is perfect for a casual bite and drink; the dining room, and its more structured menu, is ideal for more formal dining. With its grand scale, unparalleled views and refined-yet-approachable cuisine, Riverpark brings a unique dining experience to a rapidly changing neighborhood.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
retains some promise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2011
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Some dishes are better than others, but in general this is a lovely place. The nearby building has been completed, so the billboards with the info on noted scientists are gone but so, alas, are the vegetables growing in tubs. I understand there's a greenhouse somewhere now.
Appetizers were excellent. The prime rib for two is one of the least attractive presentations I have ever seen--made worse (perhaps better?) by the atrociously low lighting. The steak could have used some seasoning as both of the offered sauces (bordelaise and chimichurri) were pretty non-descript."
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Co-Owner Paul McLaughlin, Oceana has provided New Yorkers with an exceptional seafood destination since 1992. <br /><br />Oceana's a la carte menu, coupled with its convenient Midtown location, make it a perfect spot for a quick business lunch or pre-theater dinner. From the spectacular marble bar to the fresh lobsters and whole fish cooked to order, as well as a significant selection of prime meats, Executive Chef Ben Pollinger delivers a fresh, innovative and approachable menu.<br />Oceana has a 70 seat Cafe with a 18 seat marble bar. Great for lunch, after work cocktails & snacks, pre-theater dinner and post-theater desserts. An award winning international wine list with some 1000 selections. Spring and Summer bring a 75 seat outdoor dining area, private dining options include our Chef's table for 4, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80. <br />Please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending Theater.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Satisfying Saturday Dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2011
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I haven't been here in about a year. Nicely buzzing for a Saturday night. Kept it simple--New Orleans Shrimp and Red Snapper with a shared chocolate dessert and a bottle of Chablis. Reasonably priced and really good food in a stunning room."
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2011
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The Sea Grill captures the essence of the sea and the true glamour of New York. Combining both classic and contemporary elements, The Sea Grill offers one of the City’s most creative ocean-inspired menus. From sushi combinations to chowders and from the distinctive seafood bar to savory plancha offerings, The Sea Grill wraps diners in a sublime, sophisticated scene that conveys the depth and comfort of the sea. <br /><br /><br /><br />Visit our other great restaurants by clicking on the link below.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Not just for tourists
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/28/2014
 2011
Dined on 01/28/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Once the Christmas crowds are gone it's very pleasant to dine overlooking the skating rink. On a frigid weeknight the place was about half full. $10 wines (including veuve cliquot champagne) and $1 oysters at the bar for happy hour were very welcome--even though the one West Coast oyster was not available. A nice wine list at dinner without the happy hour discount. The food was okay, but not great. Stick with straight fish--the pasta appetizer was unmemorable, and the monkfish casserole was nothing to write home about. Service was good."
Dined on 01/28/2014
 2011
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Whether you are seeing an opera, a ballet, attending a play at one of the Lincoln Center campus theaters or going to the symphony – any ticket will grant you access to The Grand Tier Restaurant, located in the Metropolitan Opera House. <br /><br />Enjoy our dinner, brunch, intermission and dessert menus emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients within one of the most spectacular cultural destinations in an atmosphere highlighted by spectacular chandeliers and original masterpieces by Marc Chagall.<br /><br />Make your reservation for pre-theater dining before your evening or matinee performance begins on Open Table .<br /><br />At intermission, dine on savory appetizers and entrées from our Intermission Dining Menu; or indulge in dessert. Intermission dining is available for ticket-holders attending an event within The Metropolitan Opera House. To make your reservation for intermission dining, please call the restaurant directly at 212 799 3400.<br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Some sour notes
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2011
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Festive feel to this place, particularly if seated overlooking the staircase or terrace. Skip the lackluster entrees and order a couple of appetizers. Smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, green salad, or the wonderful bay scallops ceviche are way more enjoyable than the boring fish or chicken entrees served at room temperature. A glass of champagne was delivered without the use of a serving tray and with the server's fingers grasping the rim of the flute, rather than the stem. There's an unconscionable rush to take your order; food is plopped down in silence. Whether dining before the performance or during the intermission, you feel alternately rushed and ignored. I dine here only when I don't have time to do otherwise."
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2011
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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
Classic
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2011
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Haven't been here for decades and was happy we chose it. Food was fine, service was attentive, price pretty good. The oysters of course were really fresh--and so many options. The wine list is extensive and there are a lot of wines by the glass. It was fun to be in this rebuilt New York landmark although I got the sense I was the only New Yorker in the place."
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2011
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Multi-Level Italian Restaurant offering two private dinning areas, outdoor seating and an intimate low ceiling bar.<br />Painted white and blue with dark wood and chrome accents, the space suggests a small yacht cruising around the Isle of Capri.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always a winner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2013
 2011
Dined on 12/23/2013
 2011
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
"Pasta dishes that knock your socks off. Tonight it was ravioli filled with ricotta and apple in a cream sauce with a touch of sage. Old stand by veal shank with that wonderful saffron risotto. Really spectacular food in a cozy environment."
Dined on 12/23/2013
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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Prospect is a modern New-American restaurant and bar that offers an ambitious addition to Brooklyn"s emerging New-American culinary scene, with casually set fine dining and specialty drinks.<br /><br />Additional reservations are available by calling directly.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful food, good service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2013
 2011
Dined on 12/20/2013
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food here is really excellent. Pasta with white truffles and seafood cassoulet were specials and they were really wonderful. Service is very good--including a busboy who took it upon himself to bring me an extra candle when he saw I was struggling to see the food on my plate. (Yes, it's ridiculously dark). I will return here again--and again."
Dined on 12/20/2013
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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