Sharkie
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    June 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 16, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
Sharkie's Reviews
 
Marea Ristorante, located in one of Manhattans most storied addresses, features Chef Michael White's ode to Italian seafood. From his trademark handmade pastas to his fresh crudo and whole fish, Chef White is committed to reinventing the notion of seafood in New York.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Approachable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2002
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
"The wonderful thing about Marea is that the food is totally approachable. The kitchen isn't trying to challenge, but rather to satisfy. Most dishes are excellent. Salt crusted branzino isn't excessively salty (as it often can be). The burrata and lobster appetizer is to die for. Pastas are uniformly excellent. The place is always mobbed - even at 11pm. Service can be a bit spotty (some tables get an amuse bouche, while others don't). But, the wine list and sommelier recommendations are outstanding. Chef White's cookbook, by the way, is one of the best I've read in a long time."
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2002
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In December of 2009, chef-owner Robert Ubhaus opened Rob's Bistro, a French Bistro located in the heart of downtown Madison. Rob's Bistro uses fresh local ingredients to create our dishes; including Seared Fresh Foie Gras, Cheese & Charcuterie Platter, Moules Frites, Duck Confit, Day Boat Scallops, Mousse au Chocolat & Creme Brulee. In addition to our brunch, lunch & dinner services, we also offer on and off premise catering for any event, including holiday parties, cocktail receptions, showers, rehearsals & weddings.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
A nice alternative
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"One hopes for Paris on the Seine, but settles for Paris on the Passaic, as the delightful menu holds out promise for things the kitchen doesn't quite deliver.. Perhaps I'm fussy, but salads shouldn't taste like the greens are fresh out of a bag and the bread was a few thousand miles away from a Parisian baguette. Steak is good, but the flawless fries are the highlight in that combo. Cheeses are good. Duck confit and pasta were excellent. Service is a bit detached, albeit attentive. Not a destination restaurant, but with BYO, it's reasonable neighborhood fare."
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2002
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Chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant Mediterranean menu offers flavors from France, Spain, Italy, Greece, North Africa and Turkey. There is an emphasis on grilled fish and meats as well as an abundance of fresh vegetables. With an entrance on West 64th Street, Boulud Sud is just steps from Manhattan’s Lincoln Center and is adjacent to Bar Boulud and Épicerie Boulud. <br /><br />Monday through Friday Boulud Sud offers a $29.00 three-course lunch in addition to our a la carte menu. Sunday brunch is served from 11:00am-3:00pm with a $32 two-course prix-fixe supplementing the regular menu. At dinner, Boulud Sud offers our full a la carte menu as well as a $60 three course prix fixe menu featuring Boulud Sud classics and a 7 course tasting menu showcasing all of the flavors of the Mediterranean at Boulud Sud for $115. For lighter fare, join us in our bar and lounge open from noon daily.<br /><br />Three private wine themed dining rooms are available for private events. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
A bit too chic
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Food is excellent if you chose well. But, many dishes need to come with an interpreter and there are a few duds. Always jammed. My primary gripe is that staff is always overwhelmed and the din makes it impossible to carry on a conversation. Go for a foodie experience, but not if you want an intimate romantic evening. Dined here many times with similar observations."
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2002
Special Features: hot spot
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A Greenwich Village favorite, this collaboration between partners Mario Batali, Joseph Bastianich, and Mark Ladner specializes in high quality, moderately priced Roman fare with a New York edge. Lupa is a fun, boisterous and unpretentious trattoria with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Sigh
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Always jammed. Reservations are, well, sorta honored with a lag. Food is quite good, but it's hard to overcome the small space, tight seating and continual jostle. Not a great place for a quiet, romantic dinner. Pastas are generally the strong point. Wines are different (almost all Italian) and generally affordable. If you must go, I strongly recommend off hours - between 2 and 4pm. You may not get the best the kitchen has to offer, but it will b a nice relaxed experience."
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2002
Special Features: hot spot, notable wine list
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