Joan
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  • Review Count
    13
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  • First Review
    September 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 23, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
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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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For almost 20 years City Crab and Seafood Company has been serving up New York's freshest seafood and American fare. Located in the heart of New York's Gramercy Park/Flatiron area, City Crab and Seafood Company is the perfect place for a relaxing lunch or dinner.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lobster heaven
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/02/2014
 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
"Lobster specia (1 1/4 pound lobster, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes) nearly always available, excellent value. Delicious, easy to manage the thin-shelled lobster. Friendly service. City Crab is a consistent delight"
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Classic Gotham Steakhouse located in the ultra chic Meat Packing District, established in 1868. The restaurant maintains it's strong relationships with their butchers, allowing them to get their first pick of beef. Nothing but prime dry aged meat - always has been and always will be. Winner of the 2006 Wine Spectator Award. Lobsters ranging in sizes from 4 - 13 lbs., sushi grade tuna, sockeye salmon, Colossal crab meat and shrimp so big they are referred to as small bananas.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Marvelous, wonderful, superb
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/30/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/30/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This is what every restaurant should emulate--extraordinary meal from imaginative salad to perfectly prepared garlic bread, then, the centerpiece, porterhouse steak for two--flavorful, generous, grilled to perfection. On to creamed spinach then a superlative chocolate cake. Waiters are skilled, gracious, attentive without hovering. Worth every penny (lots of pennies!)."
Dined on 9/30/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Chapter One, located at 33 Greenwich Avenue in NYC’s West Village, offers an elevated take on American pub fare in a homey setting inspired by New York’s historic taverns.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Welcome newcomer
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"New Greenwich Village restaurant pleased on all count--most imaginative tasty menu, solicitous service, pleasant decor, well priced"
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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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
Always good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/21/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/21/2014
 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
"Dumplings of all sorts,duck, green tea ice cream make for a delicious meal"
Dined on 9/21/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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