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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    March 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 27, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    2.8
 
 
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Located on the subterranean level of Dream Downtown, a crimson staircase leads to Cherry's warmly lit, romantic space replete with plush velvet seating evoking the feel of mid-century Paris. <br /><br />Cherry, created by co-owner of BONDST, Jonathan Morr, offers an innovative menu of French-inspired, Japanese fare complimented by a collection of more than 80 sake varietals and a list of hand-crafted cocktails. <br />
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Overpriced with lots of attitude
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2002
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The staff is pretty sure they're working in a way cool place, but the problem is, the food runs from fair to terrible & you have to pay a lot for it. I ordered a grilled sardine special that was covered with so many things that it basically tasted like nothing. But worse, i also ordered a smoked trout & horseradish dish that was truly inedible, so of course I didn't eat it. The staff came to clear the plates & didn't ask a word about why it was all still there-- they just cleared it away and brought dessert menus without asking. We passed and went elsewhere. You should too..."
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2002
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Kutsher's Tribeca is a uniquely modern Jewish-American bistro open 7 days a week with lunch, brunch and dinner. Kutsher's will give New Yorkers their very first chance to experience updated "Catskills cuisine" inspired by the iconic Kutsher's Country Club founded in 1907. With a new take on timeless classics, the restaurant will bring the spirit of the Catskills to Tribeca, creating a brand new dining experience never before seen in New York City. The menu, created by NY Times 2-star chef, Mark Spangenthal, takes a contemporary and playful approach to the canon of Jewish cooking from small bites to more substantial offerings. <br /> <br /><br /> <br />The 140 seat restaurant designed by architect Rafael de Cardenas presents a fresh take on the 1960's canteen, featuring a comfortable downtown aesthetic that channels the communal and family-friendly spirit of Kutsher's historic dining room. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2002
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Zenkichi quietly entered the scene in late 2006 in a then up and coming Williamsburg food scene. The unique cuisine and dining experience have had restaurant goers and critics catching on ever since. The restaurant offers semi private tables for all of its customers and Tokyo-style Japanese cuisine. The focus is on small plates for sharing and tasting with sake. The menu emphasizes Omakase (chef's tasting menu) which changes every five weeks to incorporate the freshest ingredients of the season. The sake selection includes over 50 kinds of carefully chosen premium sake labels. Zenkichi continues to evolve with a recently added garden. The space is inspired by a Japanese mountain retreat with a glass ceiling that incorporates two 50 year old trees. Which expands the seating space and adds a new dynamic to the already unique décor. Michelin Guide:...a space that feels wonderfully cozy and intimate. A return to the outside world will have you planning your next trip.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Spina is a fresh Italian pasta house located in the East Village. Fresh pastas handmade by Blanca Rincon are decadently adorned with sauces and ragus. Small plates focus on Italy's love affair with seafood as well. General Manager Matthew Harrell's wine list goes international and local with some expert selections from traditional wine regions as well as the Finger Lakes located in upstate New York.<br /><br><br><br />Spina's brick walled, cozy dining room contains a fresh pasta bar where guests can watch Blanca prepare fresh pasta throughout their dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious Pasta
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I had a birthday dinner here with 5 friends. We each had different pasta dish and they were all fresh & delicious. The mussels were also a must-eat. It's a nice, unpretentious place with really good food."
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Derived from the Hindi word meaning passion, Junoon delivers on the promise of its moniker with an authentic, yet elegantly modern take on Indian cuisine. Restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj, inspired by his deep affinity and commitment to the food and culture of his native India, has assembled a talented team, who share his same vision including celebrated chef and cookbook author, Vikas Khanna, helming Junoon's kitchen as Executive Chef. <br /><br />Don't forget to peak into Junnon's one-of-a-kind Spice Room where an array of fresh spices are ground daily and made into a unique blend to be used in the marinades and sauces for the day.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Vastly overpriced
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2002
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2002
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The vegetable & paneer biryani was dry and tasteless, the raita was overwhelmed with mint, the daal had no flavor and the curry shrimp was merely acceptable. All this for $55 per person! No alcohol, no dessert. Can't recommend it..."
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2002
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