Joan
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  • Review Count
    25
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    December 25, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 21, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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Robert is a modern American restaurant housed within the Museum of Arts and Design with an amazing view of Columbus Circle and Central Park. Enjoy dinner and a bottle of fine wine from our collection in our beautifully designed dining room. Have a seat in our lounge next to our baby grand piano and sip one of our cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Extraordinary view
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2005
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Always delights, particularly the view. Lunch was tasty. Enjoying the museum and shop afterward was the perfect dessert."
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view
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We are committed to providing delicious food and a cozy neighborhood dining experience. Our menu features our Italian family favorites as well as daily specials and some American favorites.<br /><br />At Joanne, we offer our patrons first-rate food and wines in a comfortable atmosphere, in which to dine, meet friends, or have drinks after work. <br /><br />We host private parties in our open air patio and our private dining room.<br /><br />An event planner will work one-on-one with you to create the perfect private party depending on the occasion, guests, and celebration.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dependable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My "go-to" restaurant when in Lincoln Center area. Homemade pasta is exceptional, fish is superb as are desserts and salads."
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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"Everybody in New York seems to be looking for the perfect neighborhood restaurant. I think I found it." <br /> - Ruth Reichl, The New York Times<br /><br />For almost 30 years, Executive Chef Paola Bottero has offered an authentic Italian dining experience and a warm welcome on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. An icon of the Carnegie Hill Neighborhood, Paola’s serves lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and Stuzzichini “lite bites” at the gracious bar or al fresco at the outdoor tables. Joined by her son Stefano, together they are committed to the freshest ingredients and the truest interpretations of La Cucina Italiana. Benvenuti! <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious papardelle
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/11/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/11/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Pleasant dining option on Madison Avenue. Outstanding papardelle, fine salad. Tables closely spaced."
Dined on 04/11/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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A New York landmark with Guastivino tiled vaulted ceilings. There are two dining rooms open for reservations and walk-ins. The oyster bar, lounge, bar, and counter seating are open to first-come first-serve customers. There are 450 seats for you to choose from and we offer 25-30 varieties of the freshest oysters and seafood.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Never-fail delight
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
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
"Oyster Bar has lost none of its energetic charm. Lunch In the historic Guastavino tiled chamber with that huge daily menu of so many seafood possibilities met many pleasant memories. Crab cakes were outstanding, better than those in Maryland. Staff really hustles to get the meal on the table. A destination whether or not one is planning a train trip."
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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A cool Mediterranean retreat from the city's chaos, with fabric-swathed ceilings and pristine white furnishings. Even on a hectic night, service is calm and competent, and the professional couples at most of the tables seem to be speaking in peaceful whispers. The kitchen offers scintillating versions of hearty, refreshing Greek favorites. Souvlaki is charcoal-grilled and up scaled with filet mignon to produce an impressively tender, succulent result. Wine-marinated octopus legs are also charcoal-grilled, resulting in astounding flavor and not a hint of rubberness. Classics like garlicky skordalia, fava beans, sauteed chicken livers over lentils, and spanakopita are all best-of-breed versions, the latter prepared as a platter of bite-sized pies. A sizeable portion of moussaka, consisting of layers of juicy ground lamb and eggplant, tied together by a superlative béchamel. For dessert, the array of delicate pastries and the deeply creamy rice pudding are excellent without exception.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Everything, from the warm greeting at the door to the pretty environment to the truly memorable beet salad, salmon en croute and scrumptious assortment of cake, all at a most reasonable price."
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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Candle 79 combines delicious organic vegan cuisine with gracious, knowledgeable service in a gorgeous duplex space. Lovingly crafted food fresh "from local farm to table." Intimate organic wine and eco-liquor cocktail bar. Favorite of East Side regulars and celebrities like Paul McCartney, Woody Harrelson, and Alicia Silverstone. The only vegan restaurant ever reviewed by former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni, who wrote "Candle 79 showed me the light!" We offer an extensive Gluten Free Menu. Brunch available Saturday and Sunday. Take-out & catering available, no delivery.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Adequate
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Did not offer the full range of vegetarian food, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables"
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2005
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Dopo Teatro - Trattoria is a unique combination of extraordinary Italian cuisine, exquisite decor and affordable prices. Located in the heart of New York's Theater District, Trattoria Dopo Teatro is ideal for pre- and post-theater dining, offering a four-course pre-theater dinner for $24.50. Open seven days a week, Trattoria Dopo Teatro serves lunch and dinner daily, including Chef's specials and wine pairing recommendations. Appearing deceptively small from the outside, the restaurant's large main dining room, interior garden, wine cellar, grappa library and two additional private dining rooms, can accommodate a variety of occasions - from corporate events to private parties and elegant weddings. The outstanding food features homemade pastas, desserts and breads, and the service is friendly and professional. It's no wonder renowned New York City food critic Bob Lape calls Trattoria Dopo Teatro " Another star on Broadway!"
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Prematinee dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Fine choice for good lunch prior to matinee. Convenient to most Broadway theaters."
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Palma's ingredients arrive fresh each day from her organic garden and local markets. The menu highlights homemade pastas, fresh seafood and seasonal produce. Palma is nested on quaint Cornelia Street in the heart of Greenwich Village, with a hidden garden filled with fresh flowers in all seasons and a 200-year-old Carriage House for private dining in an elegant yet warm setting.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful meal in lovely setting
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Extraordinary cauliflower, linguini with crab, tiramisu all served graciously in a sweet protected rear garden"
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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Barbes Restaurant is named after the famous Paris neighborhood at the foot of the Sacre-Coeur, also known as the 'little piece of North Africa'. The Northernmost part of Africa, the Maghreb, is comprised of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia with cultures captivating with their cuisine, music and decor. Barbes is a melting pot of Parisian and Maghreb cultures and Barbes Restaurant carries that spirit. 'Our restaurant strives to bring the atmosphere of Barbès here in New York. Through our menu and ambiance we aim to immerse our clientele in the unique colors, tastes and sounds of Barbes.'
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Out of the ordinary cuisine
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Moroccan tagine held lightly spiced lamb, vegetables, and coucous. Superb humus & pita. Wonderful mint tea. Barbes is very popular with every table occupied on a Monday evening. Tables are close together. Solicitous staff."
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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Discover authentic Italian cuisine. IL PUNTO Ristorante's menu features house-made fresh pastas, grilled and roasted seafood, poultry and veal. Excellent food, artfully presented in a pleasurable atmosphere. In addition, enjoy choosing from an extensive list of fine wines. Simple, yet classic, interior gives the perfect setting, for business or pleasure.<br /><br />Great location, just 4 short blocks to the Javits Center, 2 blocks to Port Authority, also close to Madison Square Garden, and the Theatre District. Your escape to Italy is right here in Midtown Manhattan!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Gracious service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"In spite of a "Grade Pending" rating posted in the window, Il Punto provided a fine Italian meal--good pasta, wonderful canolis, all served by most gracious staff."
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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