EllenM
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    September 9, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 11, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.4
 
 
EllenM's Reviews
 
Blue Water Grill, a Zagat favorite year over year, is a seafood and sushi dining destination in the heart of Union Square. Loyal guests and visitors alike are drawn to the former Metropolitan Bank space with chandeliers that illuminate the bi-level dining room, a café perfect for people-watching and a lower level lounge and dining room with live music 7 nights a week. The menu highlights the freshest seafood daily, with innovative offerings at the Sushi Bar and composed dishes coming out of the kitchen. Blue Water Grill is also known for Sunday Brunch overlooking the Union Square Greenmarket.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
over priced and overwrought service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2002
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I had the arctic char. It was fresh and really simply prepared-- in fact, too simply. Just not much going on. My friend and I shared a small plate as an appetizer. Each had a piece of grilled fish, and shared a dessert. Nothing but tap water to drink. Yet, we paid $48 per person. Can't say it was worth it..."
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2002
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Scalini Fedeli ranked among New York's finest restaurants since its opening in early 2004, taking Italian cuisine to new heights. Rewarded with the highest overall ratings in the Zagat Survey, Scalini Fedeli has been granted one star by the Michelin guide in it's inaugural 2006 issue. The inviting decor features vaulted ceilings and European antiques and provides the perfect setting for chef Michael Cetrulo's delightful cuisine which offers the finest ingredients coupled with a confidence and grace that ensures your meal will be a memorable one. Menu highlights include soft egg yolk raviolo with ricotta and truffle butter and New York's finest venison chop in a port wine and balsamic vinegar sauce with toasted hazelnuts, sautéed spinach and roasted Mission figs. The 350-bottle wine list encompasses all regions of Italy but also does justice to the best American wineries.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best Italian food in NYC
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2002
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"the service seems effortless & every bite of food is delicious. With a large menu to choose from, everyone can find something they want to eat. The short ribs were the best I've ever had & that's really saying something. I highly recommend it!"
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2002
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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With Shun Lee Cafe conveniently located across from Lincoln Center, Dim Sum is just the ticket. The Cafe, a black and white checkerboard dining room, decorated with images from the Chinese calendar.<br>Terrific Dim Sum on rolling carts in constant motion and a variety of dishes in smaller portions completes the menu at Shun Lee Cafe. The Cafe is a great pre-theater stop for a “quick” dinner.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Delicious Dim Sum but expensive
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2002
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This place still has it... the steamed dumplings are delicious, and so is the rest of the dim sum, but at $7.50/plate.
The portions of entrees on the menu are small and also expensive, and the menu items are less successful. Avoid the dan dan noodles...
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Dined on 10/01/2014
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Opened in 2009 by a pair of Brooklyn-raised brothers, Iris Cafe is often described as a hidden gem in the cobblestone streets of Willowtown. Part cafe, part restaurant, part bar, the cozy yet elegant space tucked away in Brooklyn Heights serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A Nouveau American inspired menu offers the style of high-dining with the casual comfort of a charming bistro. Store #9 is open seven days a week from early morning coffee to late-night bar snacks and cocktails, featuring an array of wines, meats and seasonally rotating produce.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious fresh food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/14/2014
 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
"We ordered several plates and each one was beautiful with really fresh market ingredients. The service is friendly and the place just exudes a nice, relaxed vibe. I really recommend it--"
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Opened in 1993, Kelley and Ping continues to draw its inspiration from the bustling markets of Asia. Walk in and you are transported by the sights, sounds and smells of this vibrant SoHo loft space. The menu is based on the classics of Asian cuisine and embellished by the bold flavors of its street food. Lunch is self-service and features soups, wok dishes and salads. The Tea Bar is the feature of the afternoon with a deep selection of Asian teas and sweets. Cocktail Hour celebrates hand-crafted drinks, artisanal liquors, Asian beers and a thoughtful selection of sake. Dinner relaxes into table service with a punchy menu that is guided by the bold and spicy flavors of Asian street food. All of this is enjoyed at home as well with our fast and free delivery service. "Old School SoHo" meets Asian Night Market, Kelley and Ping has always been both timeless and trend-setting. Join us in our journey.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Good menu, tasteless food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2002
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It's a great idea that's gone astray. All kinds of great asian street food, but it's gluey and tasteless and overcooked. They should keep the menu but replace every cookn the place..."
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2002
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