Joan
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  • Review Count
    15
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  • First Review
    June 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 2, 2014
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Vivolo, the family name, long associated with fine dining and Italian cuisine, is located at 140 east 74th street, New York. Vivolo, established in 1977 by owner Angelo Vivolo, is nestled in a charming 1875 townhouse occupying two floors. <br><br>You enter into a rich English redwood paneled dining room and antique oak bar with a working fireplace. Ceilings beamed with dark wood create an overall intimate, friendly and romantic atmosphere. A "café" alcove offers several secluded tables or the perfect setting for dinners for 10. <br><br>The second floor of Vivolo has the look of a turn-of-the-century parlor with a gold leaf trimmed ceiling and working fireplace. The parlor floor is also a favorite for private parties.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
always reliable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/27/2014
 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
"Excellent restaurant professionally staffed in lovely environment. Sophisticated Italian cuisine."
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Chef owned French, cozy & quaint Upper East Side bistro with innovated French influence.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delightful lunch option
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/28/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/28/2014
 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
"French cuisine well prepared and graciously served in pleasant environment."
Dined on 8/28/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Direct importers of mussels from Prince Edward Island and oysters that taste like you're kissing the sea.<br /><br />Happy Hour specials 7 nights a week at the bar and counter only. No sharing. <br /><br />5:30-7PM Monday-Friday<br />5:00PM-7PM Saturday and Sunday
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Exceklent waiter
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Good meal, delicious, but noisy bar scene, spirited waiter"
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2005
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Bistro Le Steak opened it's doors in May of 1996. Since then, it has satisfied the Upper East Side with a classic French appetizers such as Escargots, Frog Legs and Shrimp St. Tropez. Our famous "Provencale" steak sauce has been a staple recipe that has continued to put smiles upon thousands of families for over two decades, Family owned and operated, this bustling corner bistro serves great food with a French twist! We proudly invite you to join us for Lunch, Brunch and Dinner or give us a call and we'll deliver it to your door!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Kids and adults well pleased
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/14/2014
 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
"With 4 children, aged 4 to 11 + 4 adults we all had a most pleasant meal. Wait staff was gracious and accommodating. Steak was delicious, shrimp with linguini was acceptable, salads were excellent."
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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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
Always reliable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Fresh, fresh, fresh seafood in historic Guastavino tiled room. Gracious maître d'hôtel and wait staff. They know what they are doing and do it well."
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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With two restaurants in New York City - on the Upper East Side and at Lincoln Center - and one in Atlantic City, Atlantic Grill is a luxury liner on land, an urban seafood brasserie where nautical décor meets old world charm. Atlantic Grill masters American seafood and showcases a refined raw bar, sushi and signature BR Guest Hospitality. Enjoy oyster, clam and shellfish selections that change daily and, and market-fresh fish available simply grilled a la carte or as composed entrees.<br /><br />Experience Atlantic Grill down the shore at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, with Surf & Turf, Simply Grilled selections, and fresh New England fare, all with a breathtaking view of the beach and boardwalk.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Another splendid dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Extraordinary scallops, plus murmurs of delight from fellow diners regarding their dinners. Truly a neighborhood gem, well worth the price."
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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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
Super fresh meal in historic room
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Trout was superb, as expected. The Guastavino tiled masterpiece of a room adds to the enjoyment."
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. <br><br> Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first serve basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always enjoyable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My grandchildren never tire of the chef's antics and the rest of us enjoy the super fresh meal."
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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For over 25 years meson Sevilla has established itself as a staple in Midtown Manhattan. Serving classic Spanish cuisine, trendy tapas and Italian specialties, the menu can satisfy everyone's appetite. The restaurant is family owned and operated, and treats all of their guests as family.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Excellent pre-theater option
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Although a bit dingy, Meson Sevilla serves tasty shrimp & rice, flan. Got to the theater in plenty of time."
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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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
Perfect for entertainiing visitors
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I always try to include Robert and the entire Museum of Arts and Design on the visitors' itinerary. The view resembles a painting and the food is imaginative and reasonably priced."
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, fit for foodies
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