EllenM
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    June 27, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 3, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    2.2
 
 
EllenM's Reviews
 
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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The atmosphere of this Brooklyn Heights cafe combines great food and drinks with the nostalgia of the most beautiful cobble- stone street in Willowtown. Iris Cafe has grown from it’s cafe roots of serving breakfast and lunch to serving dinner as Store #9 with a full bar and late night menu. <br /><br /> Chef Joey Scalabrino has revamped the menu with a unique vari- ety of seasonal dishes.
 
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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Torrisi is a boutique tasting room located on Mulberry Street in Manhattan that specializes in Italian-American cuisine. Opening in 2010, Torrisi has matured into one of the city's most acclaimed restaurants. In 2012, Torrisi received a Michelin Star and was also named the #1 Italian Restaurant in the City by NY Magazine.<br /><br />Using exclusively domestic products, Torrisi has cultivated a dining experience that pays homage to the history and culture of New York City while remaining distinctly Italian-American in philosophy and technique. Torrisi offers a Nine Course Tasting Menu: available for lunch and dinner. This dynamic restaurant continues to grow and change. It continues to push the boundaries of what Italian-American cuisine means, and to redefine the traditional paradigms of fine dining.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Precious Plating with Attitude
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My dining companion and I thought that there was an ala carte menu as well as the tasting menu. We are somewhat picky eaters, so tastings aren't for us. When we arrived, we were told that the only choice was a $100 per person tasting menu, and that if we didn't use our reservation, I would be charged $100 on the credit card I used to book the table through OpenTable. There was no negotiating with the staff and all they said is, "We'll try to work with you on food allergies." We were stuck and unhappy, and frankly, they didn't care one bit. Out paraded a series of tiny bites of food with massive attitude-- plating is king here, and you are spending a good deal of your money to pay for all the accessories. I'm never going back..."
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2002
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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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