Joan
Share Joan's profile
 
Facebook Twitter
 
 
 
Joan's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    17
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    November 23, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 8, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
Joan's Reviews
1 2 next>>
 
Formerly known as Bistro du Nord, the owner P. Laurent has re-invented the decor, food, and ambiance, creating a delightfully modern Parisian style bistro, "Le Paris." The menu offers new and improved dishes as well as the previous three course Pre-Theater Menu, served 5-7p.m. daily. The classic bistro fare includes duck confit, moules marinieres, steak tartar, grilled black angus au poivre, Kobe burger, lamb shank, calf liver, oysters, as well as a tempting fromage du jour and a large selection of wines by the glass or bottle at very reasonable prices. In addition, you can prepare your own fish or meat dishes, "simply done" with a choice of sauce and garnitures. At "Le Paris" you will feel transported to a romantic riverside table in Paris, complete with strains of music francaise and twinkling candlelight - a truly memorable dinning experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A bit of Paris
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/06/2015
 2005
Dined on 4/06/2015
 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
"Le Paris deserves its name, serving authentic cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. Omelettes are special as is the crème caramel. Nice wise list and pleasant service make for a charming lunch"
Dined on 4/06/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Casually Elegant Italian Restaurant Serving Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week, and Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.<br /><br><br><br />Located at the corner of 61st and Lexington, Brio serves wonderful (and wonderfully priced) regional Italian food in a beautifully appointed atmosphere.<br /><br><br /><br>Brio also hosts corporate events, corporate catering and private parties.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pleasant Italian
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/02/2015
 2005
Dined on 4/02/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Brio has a large enough menu to enable selecting an appealing meal. The seafood tagliatelle was quite good, as was my friend's chicken. Moderate pricing is welcome."
Dined on 4/02/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
"La Rivista" - what does it mean? in English it means review, or "the revue" as in a Broadway review. Different actors, singers, dancers, musicians, comedians. Hey it make sense La Rivista" located on Broadway’s famous restaurant row- we specialize in a review too. A revue of the finest dishes of the various regions of Italy. the pastas of Sicily and Naples, the lamb dishes of Abruzzi, risotto from Milan, and so on. Ladies and gentlemen for your dining pleasure we offer you the finest in Italian cuisine "with the flavor of Bologna" - a revue of the most popular dishes of the regions of Italy. Luciano and James Marchignoli.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Convenient
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/24/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/24/2015
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Good option for pretheater dinner. Pleasant, traditional décor."
Dined on 3/24/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Set in the sleek W Hotel Times Square setting, Blue Fin oohs and aahs its audience with a prominent raw bar, extensive sushi menu and much more! Unwind at either of Blue Fin's two bars and sip a seasonal cocktail or glass of wine from the 400+ bottle wine list. Up early for a matinee or just on your way to the office? Blue Fin gets the early riser going with smoothies and fresh squeezed juices, in addition to power-packed breakfast offerings featuring farm-fresh ingredients. To create this two-story, 400-seat dining spectacle in the epicenter of the most exciting city in the world, design firm Yabu Pushelberg provided original features as an expansive sparkling wall of highly polished mirror, glowing resin tables, and a floating staircase that leads to live music upstairs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
perfect pre-theater venue
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/04/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/04/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Opposite TKTS booth, Blue Fin is the ideal venue for pre-matinee lunch. Unexpectedly superb service, given its Times Square location. Three-for-three--all courses were well prepared, nicely plated, and, most of all, delicious. Ribs papardelle was outstanding, as were the very plump mussels, and the generous sorbet selection. Altogether, a rave review."
Dined on 3/04/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
With two restaurants in New York City - on the Upper East Side and at Lincoln Center - 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.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Consistently splendid
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/26/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/26/2015
 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
"This is my neighborhood "go-to" restaurant. Delicious, well-prepared and nicely presented food in a pleasant atmosphere (especially if seated away from the line of tables against the south wall). Professional service and restaurant week extra value made for a most delightful dinner."
Dined on 2/26/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Intimate Home Cooked European, Swiss Specialties including Fondue, and Austrian Cuisine; ZAGAT rated, Celebrating over 35 years in Manhattan's Theater District. The Best European Cuisine In New York. Come Dine With Us! Menus include: Lunch, Business Lunch, Dinner, Prix Fixe Dinner, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, Oktoberfest, Desserts and Beverages.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Toujour delightful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/07/2015
 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
"Mont Blanc is a secret gem in the theater district. Cozy without being crowded, generous menu, excellent prix fixe options all of which include their special potato pancake. A trip to Switzerland"
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Traditional Italian restaurant located in the Upper East Side.<br />Private Garden.<br />FREE $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE. <br />Go to www.dopoeast.com and print the free gift certificate.<br />We do delivery and pick-up. Please check the web site to see the menu.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
East side gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/22/2015
 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 dependable with $25 prix fixe lunch with wine a bargain. Fish beautifully prepared as was minestrone. Gracious service and solicitous host."
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Dafni Taverna, conveniently located in the heart of Times Square and the theatre district, provides a dining experience reminiscent of a small village in Greece. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, from the beamed ceiling to the wood plank floor, from the exposed brick wall to the soft Greek music playing in the background. Guests enjoy the hospitality and fine home cooking that the country is famous for. The restaurant serves authentic Greek cuisine, prepared simply and deliciously, using only the freshest and purest ingredients. The menu starts with a large selection of hot and cold meze, and an array of classic salads, as well as a few innovations. Entrees include many of the traditional dishes, a selection of charcoal-grilled meats and fish, and a few intriguing additions, such as grilled quail on a bed of spinach, and braised lamb shank with hilopites (a type of pasta). Delicious, homemade baklava, galaktoboureko and rice pudding are prepared fresh daily in our kitchen.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Delicious inexpensive authentic large portions convenient to theaters"
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
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
Consistently wonderful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/09/2015
 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
"Delicious salmon teriyaki plus green tea makes a tasty lunch, nicely plated and served"
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Gina la Fornarina is an authentic Italian restaurant featuring specialty pizza and a thin and crispy focaccias filled with delicious ingredients mostly imported from Italy, and when it is possible, organic.<br />Pasta from all regions of Italy and delicious salads are a big part of our menu, but do not forget our daily specials, where we feature delicious fish and seasonal ingredients in our recipes<br />We have a liquor bar and great wines; make sure you try our antipasto platter with a bottle of wine or a carafe of our famous Sangria di Capri made with crispy pinot grigio and fresh fruit. We are always looking for the best quality & value so that we can offer our customers great products at the best price in a very welcoming ambiance.<br><br><br />We would love to help you celebrate your next event: at Gina we offer great party at a very smart rate.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pleasant Italian
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"My family and I enjoyed our meal at Gina La Fornarina. The gracious host totally satisfied my grandchildren's quirky food preferences. All of us devoured the freshly prepared Italian cuisine, although I don't understand why the restaurant could not substitute pasta for potatoes (they served the potatoes and charged extra for the spaghettini. Even so it was a good experience"
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.