Joan
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    18
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  • First Review
    October 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 24, 2015
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    4.1
 
 
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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
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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
Quiet
Quiet
"Delicious inexpensive authentic large portions convenient to theaters"
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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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
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
Moderate
Moderate
"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
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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
Energetic
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
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Owners and executive chefs Cisse and Cheikh welcome you and your guests to experience Ponty Bistro's "African Fusion," cuisine, featuring the sophisticated flavors and cooking traditions of Senegal and West Africa, combined with French and Mediterranean dishes. Our goal is to offer the most exciting, memorable meals you will ever encounter, designed to leave a satisfying experience with every bite, no matter what time of day you join us. We will welcome you with warm hospitality and exceptional service. Our guests return because of the entire experience at Ponty Bistro. Our motto is "Good Food, Good Friends," so please join us. We are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night meals. We also offer a weekend brunch.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good --French/Senegalese, well priced, tasty
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nice alternative to usual French bistro. Delicious generous portions. Gracious host."
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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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
Delightfully airy covered garden
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/23/2014
 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
"Pleasantly surprised by the bright, airy covered garden, especially on a dreary rainy day. Host was particularly gracious. Prix fixe lunch included wine. Chicken with mushrooms was outstanding as was the chick pea/pasta soup."
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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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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