Joan
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  • Review Count
    17
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  • First Review
    September 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 7, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
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Ben & Jack, long-time waiters of Peter Luger's Steakhouse, have opened a beautiful restaurant in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. We offer prime, dry aged porterhouse steaks and a dazzling assortment of steakhouse favorites. Our chef, also, comes from Peter Luger's. Frosted, etched glass rooms are available for private parties. All major credit cards are accepted. Visit our website and take a tour!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Perfectly prepared lamb chops
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Pleasantly surprised by excellent prix fixe lunch = 3 delicious courses for less than $30. I devoured lamb chops and a friend had a succulent veal chop. Very nice environment."
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Persepolis Is a Persian/ Mediterranean restaurant with a dynamic atmosphere and 20 years of experience! The restaurant is famous for verity of kebabs and refreshing salads and gently spiced grilled meats. The yogurt and cucumber blended with a little mint is made exceedingly well and is an ideal cool compliment to Persepolis’ rounds of Pita & Barbari bread. Our kebabs which include moist and delicious salmon or saffron chicken are served without heavy sauces. Instead they are served with a choice of four rices including an intriguing blend of Basmati rice and marinated sour cherries. Our personalized wine list truly compliments our cuisine. We also offer a full classic bar. <br />We look forward to seeing you!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Amazing almond rice
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/01/2014
 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
"All together delicious--dolmeh, almond (also cherry) rice, kebobs, baklava."
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Great any time of day! Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Brunch(Sat-Sun)<br /><br />“Not just for Brunch.” "Not for many, many years now, and certainly not on Central Park South,” comments Frank Bruni of the New York Times about our wonderful dinner menu. Join us for an evening meal and reverse your thinking - Sarabeth's for Dinner.<br /><br /><br />Check out our Easter Sunday Menu Here! http://www.sarabethscps.com/events_holiday.html
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Phenomenal Cobb salad
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/30/2014
 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
"Best ever Cobb salad--lots of lobster, avocado and other goodies. The "Flight of Ice Cream Sandwiches" was inspired--both the cookies and the ice cream."
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant has been a landmark in the historic Gramercy Park neighborhood since 1950. The father and son tandem of Louis and Greg Azzollini continue to serve old-country-style Italian dishes, as well as, innovative specials prepared daily. All plates are crafted with the freshest of ingredients, many sourced locally from the farmers market. Louis always welcomes you as part of the family and Chef Greg makes sure each dish would proudly be served to "Nonna."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lives up to reputation
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/23/2014
 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
"Enjoyed a delightful dinner here recently. Excellent veal, dessert all nicely served in pleasant room."
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Once again the Arpaia family is at it again, known for Lello Scarlatti, Cellini, Bellni, Acquapazza, David Burke & Donatella, Dona, and Anthos. Restaurateurs Lello and son Dino have paired up to introduce Fiorini ("little flower"), a smart but simple elegant Italian restaurant for the neighborhood that is moderately priced. Fiorini is committed to regional traditional dishes and having the best and freshest product available. Lello and Dino are dedicated and passionate about solid cooking, consistency, and obliging staffers to create a welcome atmosphere. Located in midtown on 56th between 2nd and 3rd avenues.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delightful surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/21/2014
 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
"Gracious Italian restaurant, pleasant room nicely lit, courteous service, delicious well priced menu"
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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We are currently booking reservations up to 30 days.<br /><br />Please join us for Lunch, Monday through Friday from 12pm to 3:30pm as well as Brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3:30pm.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pleasant Parisian
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/05/2014
 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
"Most memorable is the service, gracious, just the right amount of attention without undue intrusion. Steak frites was outstanding, wine less so, dessert fine. Room has a Parisian ambiance."
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Persepolis Is a Persian/ Mediterranean restaurant with a dynamic atmosphere and 20 years of experience! The restaurant is famous for verity of kebabs and refreshing salads and gently spiced grilled meats. The yogurt and cucumber blended with a little mint is made exceedingly well and is an ideal cool compliment to Persepolis’ rounds of Pita & Barbari bread. Our kebabs which include moist and delicious salmon or saffron chicken are served without heavy sauces. Instead they are served with a choice of four rices including an intriguing blend of Basmati rice and marinated sour cherries. Our personalized wine list truly compliments our cuisine. We also offer a full classic bar. <br />We look forward to seeing you!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Superb experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Cherry rice, fork tender lamb, almond rice, pomegranate ice cream--what a pleasure. Abundant portions and skinny tab make for a most pleasant dining experience."
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Opened in 1980, La Ripaille is one of the oldest restaurants in West Village. Some of the regulars have been coming for as long as 25 years. We want everyone to feel welcome here, whether it’s the celebrities who frequent, the children for whom we provide games & crayons, or the people who live in the Village. The owner, Alain Laurent, is integral in the day-to-day processes of La Ripaille. He daily scours the market for the freshest produce, often choosing the day’s specials based on his finds. This keeps the specials seasonal & unique. He decorates the ever changing wine list with the best wines available. The restaurant itself is beautiful, with a terrace for the summer & a fireplace in the back for the winter. The candlelit tables light up French posters and paintings & fresh flowers decorate each table. For a taste of history and delicious French cuisine, visit La Ripaille. We have a seat just for you.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delightful surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/13/2014
 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
"First time in this 35 year old restaurant reminiscent of Paris--menu, preparation, wait staff and manager"
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Amber Upper East is located on the corner of 80th and 3rd Avenue. We serve Japanese and Asian cuisines.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellence continues
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/06/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/06/2014
 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
"Always a pleasure to dine at Amber--cuisine, presentation, environment, service, and well priced"
Dined on 10/06/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Ronda, is a Spanish restaurant featuring the flavors and traditions of every region of Spain.<br />Our wine list has been carefully chosen offering new experiences in flavors from the Old World along with quality and price.<br />Our team brings you a special menu with pairing wines from Andalucia, Basque country and Catalunya. Please check schedule with our restaurant. In Spring and Summer enjoy our very unique sidewalk...
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Authentic cuisine, noisy bar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Paela, vegetables, wonderful dessert reminiscent of recent trip to Spain. Bar very noisy inescapable in the small restaurant"
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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