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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    April 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 11, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
Ducky's Reviews
 
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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Sooo Consistent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/09/2014
 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
"We have never been disappointed eating at X2O, whether it is brunch, lunch or dinner. The food is always consistent and prepared well with wonderful flavors. The wait staff is always very attentive and courteous. The views from all the windows are very scenic. Always recommended."
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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The last of its kind near 42nd St., Chez Josephine is a neighborhood gem. A tribute to legendary Josephine Baker, this Parisian bistro with live music and tantalizing menu exudes theatrical panache. One of New York's most romantic restaurants, a bit of Montmartre on 42nd St., the landmark jewel sparkles with an intimate setting of red velvet walls, a cavalcade of chandeliers and a blue-tin ceiling. The eclectic menu reinvents the traditional cuisine of the French bistro in an explosion of tantalizing flavor. Jean-Claude and Jarry Baker are your warm and welcoming hosts who treat you as family whether you come before the show, after the show, for a leisurely dinner in-between, or a drink at the zinc bar.<br><br>Chez Josephine draws a crowd unlike any other in New York as food critic Bryan Miller noted when he wrote: The dining room is a confluence of the famous and the fashionable, the infamous and unsung-with every shade of skin on earth and indeed you feelthe magic of Chez Josephine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Oui, Oui
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A nice convenient place for brunch prior to a matinee, just down the street from theatre companies. Sunday prix fixe offered a nice selection for the price of $19.29, the year Josephine opened her first bistro in Paris. Cozy decor with Parisien influences and artwork and posters of Josephine. Dishes were nicely prepared with adequate portions for a filling, not overly stuffed meal. The spaghetti with meat sauce was very flavorful, the lobster bisque had a wonderful concentrated lobster flavor. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly."
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for brunch
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Our highly anticipated second Rosa Mexicano location opened in July 2000. Just steps away from Lincoln Center, this impressive David Rockwell-designed space features a 30-foot iridescent blue tile water wall that spans both levels of the restaurant and is adorned with 240 miniature cliff divers. Here you’ll also find a dramatic “floating” staircase made of orange and red terrazzo slabs and backlit panels behind the bar embedded with rose petals. Awarded “Best Restaurant 2000” by Interiors Magazine, this unique, contemporary look ushered in a new era for us at Rosa Mexicano.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
So yummy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The quacomole at tableside and the margaritas are so delicious. We savoured them before ordering our entree. The poblano rellano was huge and the fish tacos was so crispy beer battered fried. The flan was so creamy. Loved all the flavors of the food and the accompanying sauces. Wait staff was very attentive and quick, yet unobtrusive."
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, 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
Great Pre-Theatre Prix Fixe
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/23/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The greatest choices for a pre-theatre prix fixe menu. So nice we can do a 2 course or 3 course pre-fixe, so those with different appetites can be accommodated without the need to have to or not choose the 3 course. The food is always prepared to perfection and very flavorful. The wait staff is very attentive, but when it gets very busy, can get a bit harried. Kellari is generally our choice for pre-theatre as the food is always consistently good."
Dined on 6/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Chef Jean‑Georges introduces his latest venture, a casually elegant restaurant ensconced in the picturesque town of Pound Ridge, New York. Here, Jean‑Georges cultivates a truly seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the Hudson Valley and New England, whenever possible. Constructed in 1833 as a residence and serving later as an inn, the building has been painstakingly renovated to preserve as many of the original materials as possible, including four working fireplaces. Thomas Juul-Hansen designed the restaurant’s interior with a modern yet rustic sensibility; zinc and marble accent stone and reclaimed wood. The restaurant’s lighting, artfully conceived by Hervé Descottes, employs paper shades and Edison fixtures to create warmth throughout.<br /><br />Visit our website to learn more about The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges http://www.theinnatpoundridge.com/
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Relaxed ambiance with great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/15/2014
 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 and pacing is nice and relaxing to enjoy the wonderfully prepared food. We had a beautiful day and sat by the terrace which made you feel you were dining on vacation. The wait staff was very attentive, yet unobtrusive and you didn't feel rushed."
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Former Union Square Cafe Wine & Spirit Dir. Stephen Mancini and former Union Square Cafe Sous Chef Eric Gabrynowicz join forces again, but this time in Armonk, NY at the new, Restaurant North. Restaurant North is known for its "Refined Farm-to-Table New American Fare", educated approach to Wine & Spirits and its unparalleled hospitality.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Creative farm to table
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very interesting and tasty dishes of interesting combinations of foods that work well together. Beautiful presentations, nice wine list and attentive waitstaff."
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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Chef Jean‑Georges introduces his latest venture, a casually elegant restaurant ensconced in the picturesque town of Pound Ridge, New York. Here, Jean‑Georges cultivates a truly seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the Hudson Valley and New England, whenever possible. Constructed in 1833 as a residence and serving later as an inn, the building has been painstakingly renovated to preserve as many of the original materials as possible, including four working fireplaces. Thomas Juul-Hansen designed the restaurant’s interior with a modern yet rustic sensibility; zinc and marble accent stone and reclaimed wood. The restaurant’s lighting, artfully conceived by Hervé Descottes, employs paper shades and Edison fixtures to create warmth throughout.<br /><br />Visit our website to learn more about The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges http://www.theinnatpoundridge.com/
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great experience on all levels
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"First time we dined at the Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean Georges..the experience was overwhelmingly wonderful. Great service, food prepared to perfection as requested, very well balanced seasonings, flavorful cocktails, nice wine selection, good pacing and timing, non intrusive wait staff made you feel you could dine leisurely, even with the bustling sounds of other diners. The ambiance is wonderful and simple like an updated barn in the downstairs seating. The upstairs seemed a bit more formal, even though the bar and lounge were there. Will definitely come back."
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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In 1983, Café Luxembourg opened its doors to become the quintessential neighborhood bistro of the Upper West Side. The dining room of this charming 90 seat restaurant glows in the warm light of the Jean Perzel fixtures and antique mirrors. <br /><br />Located on 70th Street just west of Broadway, Café Luxembourg entertains New Yorkers and celebrities alike. The full service bar is home to many regulars. The lively buzz of the dining room is inviting and intimate. The frequency of dining customers is testament to the sincere efforts by the entire Café Luxembourg staff.<br /><br />The menu changes seasonally as well as offering daily specials. The classic menu dishes maintain a level of cooking on par with the city’s best restaurants. Café Luxembourg offers beautifully prepared food with professional, yet unpretentious service at reasonable prices. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice Variety
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/06/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/06/2014
 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
"Small and large dishes offer a nice variety for different appetites...even a pre-fixe. They are very generous in allowing us to taste a wine before ordering, as we could not decide which to order. The dishes are prepared to order and as requested. The service staff is very attentive."
Dined on 5/06/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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Ruby's is a brilliant gem in downtown Rye. It is chic, casual and comfortable. It charms guests with its varied menu, friendly and professional service, and its lively ambience. Ruby's stylish décor showcases an authentic zinc bar from Paris, beaded chandeliers and ruby red drapes. From its coffered ceiling and tasseled sconces down to its marble mosaic floor, no precious stone has been left unturned.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Seafood Catches
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/12/2014
 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
"Ruby's always has a nice selection of seafood dishes and oysters to choose from. I really love the seared tuna blt sandwich with wasabi mayo and avocado which I order quite a few times. However, this time, the slices of tuna have gotten a lot thinner than in the past. It was so thin you could hardly taste the tuna with all the other condiments on the bread. It seemed there was more bacon that tuna, as that was the predominant flavor. I hope the thin tuna was not due to cutting back expenses. My husband's halibut was prepared nice and moist. The wine selection is nice and wait staff is very attentive."
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
0points
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