CasaL
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  • First Review
    May 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 28, 2014
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élan is a new restaurant by Chef David Waltuck and George Stinson. The menu is the evolution of David Waltuck's groundbreaking cuisine that elevated and sustained Chanterelle as an award-winning restaurant for 30 years. élan emanates an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and full of energy; the service is gracious and smart, yet informal. The restaurant features a spacious front room for cocktails and light fare, a 12-seat bar, and a 48-seat dining room. Casual diners and those seeking more elaborate or special-occasion experiences will be equally welcome. Dinner will be served 7 days a week, lunch will be served 5 days a week, and David's take on weekend brunch will be served Saturday and Sunday.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Cheers for David Waltuck
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2000
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Chanterelle was our favorite restaurant for many years, so we were excited to taste David Waltuck's cuisine once again. We were not disappointed. Everything our party of three had was delicious. In particular the zucchini blossoms were the best I have ever tasted; the unusual guacamole with sea urchin roe was brilliant, as was my smoked seared salmon. Although the dining room atmosphere doesn't begin to compare with Chanterelle, we were very happy to be able to enjoy David's cooking once again, and hope to return soon."
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2000
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Jazz Standard offers guests a wide variety of world class jazz complemented by Blue Smoke barbecue in an intimate room with great sightlines and sound.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A Jazz club Fit for Foodies
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2000
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Everything was perfect. We really appreciate that you open a little earlier and let us eat before the music starts."
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2000
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant Mediterranean menu offers flavors from France, Spain, Italy, Greece, North Africa and Turkey. There is an emphasis on grilled fish and meats as well as an abundance of fresh vegetables. With an entrance on West 64th Street, Boulud Sud is just steps from Manhattan’s Lincoln Center and is adjacent to Bar Boulud and Épicerie Boulud. <br /><br />Monday through Friday Boulud Sud offers a $29.00 three-course lunch in addition to our a la carte menu. Sunday brunch is served from 11:00am-3:00pm with a $32 two-course prix-fixe supplementing the regular menu. At dinner, Boulud Sud offers our full a la carte menu as well as a $60 three course prix fixe menu featuring Boulud Sud classics and a 7 course tasting menu showcasing all of the flavors of the Mediterranean at Boulud Sud for $115. For lighter fare, join us in our bar and lounge open from noon daily.<br /><br />Three private wine themed dining rooms are available for private events. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great dining near Lincoln Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2000
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We went with the prix fixe since it was more affordable than ordering à la carte. Both main courses and both desserts were superb. I loved my chicken Tagine and the assorted ice creams, especially the rose flavor. One appetizer, the octopus, was fabulous but the other, shrimp, was disappointing. There was nothing wrong with it but nothing special either. Our Santorini wine, presented with a flourish as being the last bottle in the cellar, was wonderful."
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2000
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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In this outpost of Racines Paris, Michelin Starred Chef Frederic Duca offers fresh and seasonal fine French cuisine. The wine list, put together by Arnaud Tronche, is composed of small growers, the majority of them certified organic or Biodynamic.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Lively, delicious, great wines
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2000
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our appetizers were excellent, and the main courses surpassed them. The red snapper was outstanding. An excellent wine list, both by the bottle and by the glass."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2000
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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 Rouge Tomate
Rouge Tomate
Rouge Tomate offers a unique restaurant experience rooted in timeless interior design and a balanced approach to sourcing, preparing and enhancing food. Executive Chef Jeremy Bearman brings his new approach to Modern American cuisine. Rouge Tomate offers a la carte menus for Lunch and Dinner and accepts reservations up to one month in advance.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Our favorite restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2000
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We fell in love with Rouge on our first visit several years ago. We have dined here more often than we have ever dined anywhere else and we have never been disappointed. The food is consistently delicious and healthy; the wine list is extensive and fairly priced; the service is friendly and competent. We look forward to its reopening although, alas, apparently it won't be within walking distance for us any longer."
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2000
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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 Rouge Tomate
Rouge Tomate
Rouge Tomate offers a unique restaurant experience rooted in timeless interior design and a balanced approach to sourcing, preparing and enhancing food. Executive Chef Jeremy Bearman brings his new approach to Modern American cuisine. Rouge Tomate offers a la carte menus for Lunch and Dinner and accepts reservations up to one month in advance.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Our favorite restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"So sad it is closing. The panzanella was especially delicious. The sommelier selected excellent interesting wines for us from the extensive list."
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2000
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Reserve Wine & Food is proud to present Grand Rapids with our homage to Wine, Pork, Cheese and even more wine! Executive Chef Matt Green has developed a network of purveyors to supply Reserve Wine & Food with hand-selected, seasonal produce, pork, Michigan raised lamb, beef and fish to anchor a locally driven rustic yet refined menu of simple, eclectic fare. Our goal at Reserve Wine & Food is to source the best possible product as close to home as possible. Our Charcuterie bar will serve up local and international cheeses and meats along with Reserve Wine & Food exclusives, house made sausages, terrines, and pates. The extensive international wine list was developed by certified sommelier Peter Marantette. The list features 102 wines by the glass and a bottle list of nearly 300 selections. Artisan cocktails and a focused craft beer list round out a unique dining experience here at Reserve Wine & Food.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
We loved it.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As visitors to Grand Rapids, we have less than a week to try out various restaurants. We came here our first night in town and loved it so much we keep coming back. There are plenty of healthy vegetable and fish dishes which are excellent, but also a great salume & cheese selection. And a great wine list to go with it."
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2000
Special Features: great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Reserve Wine & Food is proud to present Grand Rapids with our homage to Wine, Pork, Cheese and even more wine! Executive Chef Matt Green has developed a network of purveyors to supply Reserve Wine & Food with hand-selected, seasonal produce, pork, Michigan raised lamb, beef and fish to anchor a locally driven rustic yet refined menu of simple, eclectic fare. Our goal at Reserve Wine & Food is to source the best possible product as close to home as possible. Our Charcuterie bar will serve up local and international cheeses and meats along with Reserve Wine & Food exclusives, house made sausages, terrines, and pates. The extensive international wine list was developed by certified sommelier Peter Marantette. The list features 102 wines by the glass and a bottle list of nearly 300 selections. Artisan cocktails and a focused craft beer list round out a unique dining experience here at Reserve Wine & Food.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great menu - excellent wine list
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2000
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A great experience. Everything we ordered was delicious. We love the focus on local ingredients. We plan to dine here again, hopefully several times, before returning home to NY City at the end of the week."
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2000
Special Features: great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always a pleasure
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2000
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have been dining at Rosa for many years, since there was just one restaurant on First Ave. The excellence of the food and especially the friendly professional service are amazingly consistent."
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2000
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Jazz Standard offers guests a wide variety of world class jazz complemented by Blue Smoke barbecue in an intimate room with great sightlines and sound.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great music
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2000
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Consistently delicious food. On this occasion the softshell crabs, as well as the baby back ribs, were outstanding. But I am frustrated that no matter how early I arrive or how I plead with the wait staff, as happened the last three times I came, I waited for an hour with nothing to eat, and our dinner arrived after the music had started. But with such good food and music, we'll be back."
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2000
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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