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    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 15, 2015
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Kellari Taverna is located in the heart of New York City, three blocks from Grand Central Station, Times Square and the Theater District. The dining room decor evokes a subterranean wine cellar designed with contemporary elegance. Kellari features the traditional Greek taverna specialties, such as grilled whole fish, prime chops and meats, and an eclectic selection of contemporary Hellenic savory appetizers ("mezedes") created by our Corporate Executive Chef, Gregory Zapantis. Our menu also features a variety of Greek cheeses, baked or flamed 'Saganaki' style, as well as a selection of Raw and Marinated seafood. The Kellari dessert menu includes innovative specialties such mastiha pudding and warm sokolata with halva ice cream as as well as traditional favorites such as Baklava and Galaktoboureko. Kellari Taverna offers an extensive international wine list featuring the largest selection of Greek wines available in any U.S. restaurant. About 24 wines are available by-the-glass.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dependable Always
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2005
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is our go to restaurant when we are in the theatre district and can't decide if we want to try someplace different. We know the food is prepared nicely and consistently. The pre-theatre prix fixe has a wonderful selection indicative of the regular menu. You can't go wrong with anything you choose. Always enjoy going there. The waitstaff is very attentive, even when it gets really crazy and crowded."
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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From the same team that brought you Woo Lae Oak in Soho & Los Angeles, Bann is a unique, interactive dining experience featuring authentic Korean cuisine with a modern flair. <br /><br />Unleash your inner chef at Bann and add an element of sizzle to your next evening out! Choose from a variety of authentic Korean barbecues prepared in our signature marinade, including beef short rib and thinly sliced rib eye, all cooked to perfection at your own smokeless tabletop grill. Or dine on traditional favorites like the black cod simmered in a spicy garlic soy reduction. For the adventurous diner, Bann creates a sharing & tasting experience to take you and your companions on a culinary tour of Korea.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Creative updated Korean
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2005
Dined on 4/05/2015
 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
"We've been here a few times and each time we try something new. We are amazed at the wonderful flavors and creativity of each dish. There is a nice variety of apps as well as entrees. Each has its own unique taste and presentation. We will be back to try more dishes. Great to dine here for pre or post theatre as they have hours open all day. Wait staff is very attentive."
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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You are warmly invited to Ted’s Montana Grill for an afternoon or evening of Authentic American Dining. Inspired by the pioneer spirit of the American West, a time when simplicity, pride and respect were the most important ingredients, Ted’s Montana Grill proves that honest food served with genuine hospitality is timeless. Known for its modern interpretation of hand-prepared, 100% fresh classic comfort food, the chef-inspired menu features the finest cuts and best selection of bison in New York City, including high-quality, flavorful steaks and award-winning burgers amongst a variety of other unique menu items such as crab cakes, daily fresh catches and unique desserts. The extensive wine list presents elegant varietals that pair with the bold menu including our exclusively blended private label wine, Bison Ridge. The kind of place that’s familiar and inviting, Ted’s is the real deal for those craving true Authentic American Dining in a casual, upscale setting.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Reasonable Great Steak Place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/02/2015
 2005
Dined on 4/02/2015
 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
"Ted's had a nice varied menu for a steak place and we were surprised they had bison as a regular offering. Their prices seem moderate compared to the outrageous prices of some other steak places in the theatre district. The wine list has a nice range of priced wines and very good affordable ones. The meat is dry aged and very sweet and tender as well as flavorful and grilled to perfection as requested. There is a pre-theatre menu, which is a very nice prix fixe with a nice selection to choose from. The wait staff is very attentive and friendly."
Dined on 4/02/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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 Havana NY
Havana NY
Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, Havana NY gives you the true Cuban experience. Hearty dishes, fresh seafood and prime meats, daily specials and an inviting staff keeps our customers coming back year after year. Whether you're seeking a full course meal, or our famous Cuban sandwich, or refreshing Mojito, Havana NY is the place to kick back for the City's premier Caribbean cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Cuban dishes
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2015
 2005
Dined on 4/01/2015
 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
"All of their foods have plenty of flavor and are of generous portions with choice of white or yellow rice and black, or red beans. The entire meal is very filling and satisfying. Just enough spices, but watch out for the garlic sauce...very potent, but delicious....garlic breath, if you don't mind. The portuguese bread is nice and soft in the center with a chewy crust. The ox tail is every tender, as well as the pork dishes. The steak dishes are prepared to the requested doneness and the shrimps are cooked just right, not dry and chewy. The wait staff is very attentive. Lunch or dinner, it is always good, very crowded and busy, which can make it very noisy and difficult to carry on a conversation.
Sorry to hear Havana will be relocating to another place in the area soon, but can't wait for it to reopen."
Dined on 4/01/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
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Frankie and Johnnie's Steakhouse has a look that is sleek and uncluttered, with a warmth that is inviting to all of its guests. The menu is distinguished with its exceptional quality of USDA certified prime dry-aged beef and a secret trend of spices that seasons every steak before it hits the grill. Also known for the freshest of seafood. Lobster, Chilean Sea Bass and Dover Sole.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Steaks
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Charred just right, cooked to each of our guests liking. The steaks are juicy, and very flavorful. Always very consistent and great quality meat. A nice wine selection, some a bit pricey. Wait staff is very attentive."
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Chef Michael Psilakis introduces his award-winning Greek-inspired cuisine to Westchester with the opening of MP Taverna, a modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern. MP Taverna’s accessible menu brings Psilakis’ Greek fare into the American culinary lexicon and is another step towards the chef’s goal of putting Greek cuisine on the culinary main stage. “The memories I have of cooking with my family are the inspiration for my restaurants, and I hope my guests create their own memories through their dining experiences at MP Taverna,” says Chef Michael Psilakis. “I want MP Taverna to be a destination for more than just a celebratory meal; a place that conjures the familiarity of your dining room table at home.”
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Consistent flavors
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/20/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/20/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food is always tasty and consistent whether it is off the regular menu or during restaurant week. We have never had a bad meal and enjoy the friendliness of the staff, some who have been there since it opened. Definitely a restaurant to return to."
Dined on 3/20/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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With its charming atmosphere and bad attitude you won"t find anything quite like it. Our specialty is our fresh sushi bar. With rolls like g.i.jane, shiitake happens and Godzirra, how could you go wrong? Our huge bowls of noodles will satisfy big and small. Sandwiches, large salads, and a selection of other entrees round out the menu. We also feature a kids menu! Don"t forget the (soon to be famous) bucket of tater tots with our special tot sauce. Sticky Rice, established last century has been rolling on and on. Sticky Rice serves up an unusual mix of American, Pan-Asian entrees in a friendly, inexpensive and inviting atmosphere. Spring rolls, potstickers, sushi, noodles and edamame (steamed soy beans) are simple and standard. Lots of choices for vegans and vegetarians!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Asian Fusion
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A very casual place...like a bar tavern and a few small tables for food service. Assortment of dumplings, noodles and rice dishes as well as some sushi/sashimi dishes. Dining area could use a bit more lighting. Moderate priced dishes. Friendly service."
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch
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Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous. <br /><br />We invite you join us at Roy's Baltimore located in the heart of Harbor East amid great shopping, theaters and hotels. Enjoy our exciting exhibition kitchen and Chef’s Counter, spacious dining rooms and two beautiful private rooms for your special event.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Interesting asian fusion
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/18/2015
 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
"Although it is hawaiian, it is still asian fusion, creatively done. Tasty dishes with nice fresh seafood. The poke is delicious. Creative food presentation. Attentive wait staff."
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Since Rafael Palomino—Sonora’s Executive Chef and Proprietor—opened the doors to this, his flagship Latin-fusion restaurant, he has received accolades from a broad customer base, including an “Excellent” from the New York Times. This creative, Colombian-born (Queens-raised) chef and author of five cookbooks, has since opened 8 more restaurants that span three states (New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania). Sonora, like Palomino’s other restaurants, boasts excellent service and mouth-watering dishes, paired with an extensive wine list and cocktail offerings. In addition to impeccable service and delicious dishes, Sonora’s two-story home offers guests the possibility of having a custom-designed and catered on-site private party, for any occasion, from 12 to 110 people.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Yummy Flavors
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Always enjoy dining here for lunch, brunch or dinner. Food is very consistently flavorful and deliciously prepared. Wonderful selections on the menu, even during restaurant week. Wait staff is very attentive and friendly."
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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The Livanos family, owners of Oceana, Molyvos and Abboccato in Manhattan, are opening the Moderne Barn, American restaurant and an extensive wine cellar. Personal wines are welcome, corkage fee applies, $45.<br /><br />For your next special occasion, inquire about our specialty cakes. We would be happy to assist you with pricing and details. We do require one week advance notice. If you are interested in bringing your own cake, we do have a $3 plate fee per person.<br /><br />For dietary restrictions please call the restaurant directly.<br /><br /><br />Options<br /><br /><br />Moderne Barn<br /><br /> <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Ambiance
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/12/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/12/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A wonderful selection for a restaurant week menu, indicative of their offerings on the regular menu. Our guests were impressed by the quality of the food and the tastes and presentation. They rarely venture over to this side of the county to dine, but Moderne Barn has opened their eyes. The wait staff is very attentive, but unobtrusive. We still enjoy dining here for brunch, lunch, and dinner and will be coming back."
Dined on 3/12/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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