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  • First Review
    January 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 29, 2014
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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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An American Heritage restaurant + bar with recipes inspired by the early 1900s in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Our menu is filled with simple dishes inspired by the menus of that era, and our bar is stocked with classics and new favorites alike. We can't wait to see you!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Decent food but overpriced
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2002
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The restaurant has a limited menu that is overpriced for the neighborhood. I ordered the short ribs, and really can't recommend the dish. The meat was not very tender, there was no sauce or braising liquid, and for the price, the portion was tiny. You have to order sides separately or else all you have is a small piece of meat on a plate..."
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2002
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Chef Mike Price and partner, Joey Campanaro, opened Market Table in the fall of 2007. Located at the corner of Carmine and Bedford Streets in the West Village, the restaurant boasts an airy dining room with exposed brick walls and large windows offering a view onto village life. The menu at Market Table is seasonal American, influenced by Mike's childhood on the family farm in Maryland coupled with years working beside great chefs. He offers nightly specials that reflect his love of creating simple dishes with big flavors.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2002
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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THE VANDERBILT opened its doors on October 23, 2009. It was designed with the casual comfort of a neighborhood restaurant/bar with market-inspired New American bar fare by Chef Saul Bolton (also of SAUL Restaurant, Red Gravy & Brooklyn Bangers). Emphasizing seasonal, local, and quality ingredients, the menu consists of snacks, small plates, and big plates--including house-made sausages. With serious, sophisticated food and a beverage program to match, we offer a less formal atmosphere without sacrificing standards.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2002
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2002
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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Nobu Next Door, which opened as an extension of the original Nobu, has now taken on a life of its own. Opened in 1998 due to high demand, its menu mirrors the original Nobu and offers Nobu To Go. With its late night dining and music, Nobu Next Door tends to draw a more spirited crowd. The restaurant satisfies those spontaneous diners who need the Nobu fix, but didn’t plan ahead, by offering first come, first serve table seating between the hours of 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Nobu Next Door received a three star review from The New York Times.<br /><br /><br /><br />Designed by architect David Rockwell, Nobu Next Door evokes the Japanese seaside: Japanese fishing nets hang from the ceiling and a wall made of nori (Japanese seaweed) blankets the entrance. There is also a huge display of lit sake bottles--the classic accompaniment to Japanese food. The atmosphere buzzes with the same energy and excitement as Nobu yet definitely maintains an identity all its own.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food, beautifully served
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/08/2014
 2002
Dined on 01/08/2014
 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
"You really can't go wrong here-- everything we tried from the tatami tuna to the bento box dessert were delicious. Bring your checkbook and enjoy!"
Dined on 01/08/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, special occasion
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Zizi Limona commits to transport you to grandma’s Middle Eastern kitchen but in the style and comfort that is unique to Williamsburg. Sourcing fresh seasonal and local ingredients, it offers updated versions of many familiar classics like the Cowshuka, poached eggs in shakshuka tomato stew served with skirt steak seasoned with preserved lemons & rosemary. Feast your taste buds on flavors from all four corners of the Mediterranean with crazy Italian style babaganoush, North African Tershi, Israeli style stuffed root veggies, Egyptian roasted vegetable hummus, and a signature oxtail Bureka. Finish with traditional charcoal black coffee and sweeter than sweet Basbosa Semolina cake.<br /><br /><br />*Expect a $25 dollar minimum per person for all reservations.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
So-so food & loud music
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2002
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"There are better choices for food, ambiance and service in Williamsburg."
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2002
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