Ducky
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  • Review Count
    12
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    August 4, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 15, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Creative Food, Noisy place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The menu has a wonderful selection of creative dishes from farm to table. There are interesting combination of flavors and they work well. The food is prepared as requested and presented nicely. The place gets very noisy when busy, especially in the lower ceiling rooms upstairs. The main dining room downstairs has such a lofty ceiling and is so elegant looking that makes it a bit less noisy than upstairs. The wait staff is very attentive."
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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X2O Xaviars on the Hudson is Peter X Kelly’s latest addition to the Xaviars Restaurant Group. It sits in the water on the only turn of the century Victorian pier still in use on the Hudson River. X2O’s Main Dining Salon's 25 foot vaulted ceiling and 3 walls of glass frame offers views of the George Washington and Tappan Zee Bridges, as well as sunsets over the Palisades. Guests encounter dishes incorporating classic French technique with Italian and Spanish influences, and Asian embellishments which create a wholly original cuisine unique to the Hudson Valley. The Dylan Lounge is a vibrant, up-tempo space with a sophisticated and playful bent that offers guests more dining options. Guests are invited to sample a variety of small plates and sushi, while dining at the Communal Table, sushi bar, or at traditional banquette and table seating.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Everything Perfect
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The ambiance in a well lit pier is spacious. The views from anywhere in the room is beautiful. The menu choices are always welcoming. The food is gourmet and prepared to perfection, always moist and flavorful. A place for any occasion. Everything is consistenly done well. The wait staff is very attentive and unobtrusive."
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Our menu is a mouthwatering compendium of some of the best recipes from Cuba. Many of these are family recipes that have traveled from one generation to another and which our family and friends have saved with great zeal and devotion. All of our meals are prepared daily using only the finest, freshest ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great flavors and portions
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/25/2014
 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
"All the dishes we tasted, apps and entrees had great flavors and not overpowered with salt at all. Drinks were nice and potent. Service was very nice, efficient and friendly. My only regret was that the hostess forgot to check us in for Open Table and we had to go through the process of proving we dined there to receive our points."
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
0points
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Owner Jacques Loupiac presents a taste of Provence at La Panetiere. The cuisine is contemporary french, and the dishes change with the season reflecting upon products purchased from market-gardeners, fishermen, free-range poultry farmers, and other purveyors who deserve the respect of their authentic products.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Comforting and Pleasing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"La Panetiere has always been so consistently wonderful, the ambiance, food, service, comfort of the place. We can dine and relax and take our time. The dishes are paced nicely so you can enjoy a nice conversation with your guests and not feel rushed. All the dishes are well seasoned perfectly with just the right balance of flavors. Nothing overwhelms or is bland. The wait staff is wonderful, friendly, attentive, and unobtrusive.
This is a wonderful place for any special occasion. We just love it here.
"
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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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
Consistently Pleasing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have dined at different times of the day and have always been pleased with the menu selection, even during restaurant week. The selections are indicative of their quality of food and presentation. The selections of wines have a varied price range for the different budgets. The ambiance is open and spacious, yet casual dressy. The large windows and stained glass are beautiful. Waitstaff is very friendly and attentive. You can't go wrong here for any occasion."
Dined on 11/03/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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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
So consistently Good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We have never been disappointed at Kellari. It is a great place for pre/post theatre dining. The pre-fixe menu offers a wonderful selection of their menu items and they are all prepared with wonderful flavors and beautiful presentation. The wait staff wis very attentive and friendly."
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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Cafe Un Deux Trois has been located in the heart of Times Square since 1977. We opened when the neighborhood was still very rough , and quickly became THE brasserie to stop for dinner and drinks before heading off to Studio 54 and Xenon to dance the night away. <br />We were and still are frequented by American and European theater and film actors, as well as politicians, directors, local New Yorkers and tourists from around the world. You will find many a Broadway cast and crew member hanging out after the show on any given night.<br /><br />We recently had a facelift featuring enormous windows and a new color scheme.<br />The food while still classic bistro fare has expanded to include a variety of sandwiches, hamburgers and an extensive breakfast.<br />We have also added a selection of savory and sweet crepes to our dining choices.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Affordable variety
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/11/2014
 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
"A wonderful bistro menu with great breakfast/lunch varieties, egg dishes, crepes, sandwiches, entrees...whatever size appetites. Food nicely seasoned, presented and tasty. Great prix fixe options also. Attentive staff, very personable and accommodating."
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
0points
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice ambiance
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/03/2014
 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
"Having lunch at Frankie & Johnnie's was so pleasant. Not only was it nice and bright inside due to the big view window in front, but the beautiful stain glass window in the back was so beautifully colorful that we never noticed it at night dining there. The lunch menu offered a nice variety and a prix fixe which my husband loved. The food was prepared to perfection as requested. The wait staff was very attentive and very accommodating as we wanted a taste of a couple of wines before ordering glasses of."
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
0points
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When in Baltimore enjoy the city's freshest seafood along with Inner Harbor's best view. The Rusty Scupper offers a tempting array of local seafood specialties from Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes to pan-seared Rockfish with Lobster. You can also enjoy classic dishes such as Beef Tenderloin & Grilled Atlantic Salmon, all served in a spectacular waterfront setting.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great views
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/18/2014
 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
"Our table by the window offered great views as we dined with our friends. We enjoyed the flavors of our entrees except that the fish was cooked a bit more done than we expected."
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
0points
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Cafe Un Deux Trois has been located in the heart of Times Square since 1977. We opened when the neighborhood was still very rough , and quickly became THE brasserie to stop for dinner and drinks before heading off to Studio 54 and Xenon to dance the night away. <br />We were and still are frequented by American and European theater and film actors, as well as politicians, directors, local New Yorkers and tourists from around the world. You will find many a Broadway cast and crew member hanging out after the show on any given night.<br /><br />We recently had a facelift featuring enormous windows and a new color scheme.<br />The food while still classic bistro fare has expanded to include a variety of sandwiches, hamburgers and an extensive breakfast.<br />We have also added a selection of savory and sweet crepes to our dining choices.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great pre-theatre Prix Fixe
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/10/2014
 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
"A nice menu with nice choices for a relaxing pre-theatre meal before a matinee or evening performance. Service was very attentive and friendly."
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
0points
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