LaLaLand
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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    September 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 27, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
LaLaLand's Reviews
 
Winner of a coveted Michelin Star 4 years running, Campton Place Restaurant is an oasis of exceptional service and extraordinary cuisine just steps from Union Square.<br />A landmark dining destination for over two decades, Chef Srijith Gopinathan continues the legacy of the country’s most renowned chefs who have called Campton Place home. Chef Sri’s sophisticated cooking style combines French classical techniques with local, seasonal ingredients and global flavors, particularly those from South Asia.<br /><br />Master Sommelier Richard Dean (one of only 135 Master Sommeliers in the US) expertly pairs wines from one of the city’s most valuable cellars.<br /><br />Our serene dining room provides the perfect backdrop for a power breakfast, a lunchtime escape from the bustling shopping district, or a special dinner celebration.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Just Stunning
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Always wonder if Michelin stars really make that much of a difference...are these restaurants really THAT much better? Every time the answer is yes. The Spice Route tasting menu was fantastic, from start to finish (including all the "extras"), and the Indian influence made it special. It wasn't overpowering, if you are not a huge fan of traditional Indian cuisine, just "different" enough. Our server Caitlyn (sp? She'd lost her name placard) was possibly one of the best we've ever had; attentive without being overbearing, knowledgeable (she didn't just recite ingredients by rote, but actually showed an understanding of the menu items), and gave great wine recommendations. Didn't even need to bring in their Master Sommelier! We WILL go back."
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Carlitos Gardel Steakhouse is a family-owned and operated restaurant offering the finest in authentic Argentine cuisine and hospitality since 1996. With an extensive menu of personal family recipes from Buenos Aires, the restaurant serves only certified USDA prime cuts of grass-fed beef and sustainably sourced ingredients prepared the Argentine way. <br /><br />Sommelier Max Bozoghlian directs a multiple award-winning wine program showcasing the largest cellar of Argentine wines on the West Coast and several rare and boutique labels.<br /><br />Named in honor of Carlos Gardel—an iconic cultural figure in Argentine history and the paternal voice of tango—the restaurant was recently highlighted by Irene Virbila of the Los Angeles Times as one of the city’s top steakhouses. Its 1930s-inspired ambiance is a nod to the “Golden Age” of Buenos Aires and has been a favorite of many locals, celebrities, and Argentine visitors for years.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Didn't quite live up to the hype
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"While the food was better than average, and the wine list expansive with a great Pinot, didn't really feel it met our expectations based on ratings and prior reviews. Server was nice, but we felt rushed at first (asked if we'd decided on our meal selection before taking a drink order) and then virtually ignored at the end. Last round of drinks took so long to get we thought he'd forgotten, but he said they had to "find another bottle." At which point we noticed it was not the same wine we were drinking previously. Not good and left it on the table. When asked if it was different, the waiter said "it's supposed to be..." Not "I'll confirm" or remove it from the bill."
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: notable wine list
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