CasaL
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    August 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 14, 2014
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A unique property for Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Bouchon Bakery &<br />Café at Time Warner Center was the first Bouchon Bakery property to open<br />in New York City in 2006. Overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park,<br />its landmark setting designed by Adam D. Tihany, features a full-service<br />café offering a wide selection of entrées, small plates, soups, salads and a<br />comprehensive beer and wine list.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Flexible dining before Lincoln Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2000
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our food was excellent, especially the salmon with lentils. In spite of its being in a big shopping mall, it is actually calm enough to have a conversation here, unlike like so many New York restaurants with good food. The wine selections are very good and reasonably priced."
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2000
Special Features: fit for foodies
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JoJo offers relaxed yet elegant dining on two floors of a quaint, turn-of-the-century brownstone on the Upper East Side. The first of Jean-Georges’ restaurants in New York City, this neighborhood gem opened in 1991 to rave reviews. It was voted best new restaurant of the year by Esquire magazine and has retained its three-star status from the New York Times for 21 years. Regarding the name, JoJo was Chef Jean-Georges’ nickname as a young boy. Jojo is a hospitable setting for a casual dinner, special occasion, or private party. Guests can feel comfortable in jeans or in evening attire. The contemporary French menu still features some well-loved original dishes, including the Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Old favorites are perfection
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2000
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had not been here in a while and came for Saturday lunch. We had the butternut squash soup and the tuna tartare followed by the slow cooked salmon and the lemon risotto with Shrimp. For dessert the famous chocolate cake as well as apple cake, both accompanied by ice cream. Most of these dishes are old favorites which have been on the menu for many years, but continue to be vibrant and delicious when prepared with seasonal flourishes."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2000
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Chef Bill Telepan acclaimed former chef of the 3-star Judson Grill will serve the very best and freshest of seasonal foods impeccably prepared and paired with an interesting, hand- picked and reasonably priced selection of wines. Ruth Reichl described his cooking as “…extremely eloquent; each of [his] unassuming dishes roars with flavor, and the minute you finish one bite you instantly want another. His direct style draws diners into a vibrant interplay of textures, tastes and colors.” Telepan, an exciting new destination located in the heart of the Upper West Side, will welcome fine dining enthusiasts from around the city, as well as the pre- and post-theater Lincoln Center crowd.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A perfect lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2000
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We were four and came here spontaneously after a long walk in Central Park. The autumn vegetables and frisee salad with poached egg for appetizers were excellent, as were 4 different fish preparations we had as entrées. We ordered the rice pudding crème brûlée with dried fruit for dessert. Although it did not sound glamorous, it was fabulous. We appreciated the calm atmosphere, conducive to conversation, which is becoming harder to find in New York. The prix fixe was a good value."
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Marta at the Martha Washington hotel is a new restaurant from Chef Nick Anderer inspired by the Roman traditions of thin, crackly-crusted pizzas and seasonal specials cooked “alle brace”
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
An assault on our eardrums
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2000
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We just spent several weeks in Italy and we never experienced this painful volume of noise in any restaurant. Pizza is my favorite food and the 2 pizzas we tasted were excellent, but I could not enjoy them in this atmosphere. It was impossible to tell what the background music was, it just added to the volume. A table of eight men next to us all shouting at the top of their lungs did not help. I was glad to leave."
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2000
Special Features: hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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A unique property for Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Bouchon Bakery &<br />Café at Time Warner Center was the first Bouchon Bakery property to open<br />in New York City in 2006. Overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park,<br />its landmark setting designed by Adam D. Tihany, features a full-service<br />café offering a wide selection of entrées, small plates, soups, salads and a<br />comprehensive beer and wine list.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Casual but excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2000
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This is a very flexible restaurant where you can have just a light snack or a full meal. Almost everything we ate was excellent. The figs and burrata were lovely as was the bib lettuce salad. My quiche was just okay and the salad accompanying it was way too salty. But the salmon with lentils that my husband ordered was truly outstanding. The wine list is small but has good choices at reasonable prices."
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2000
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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 The Cleveland Restaurant
The Cleveland Restaurant
A new 34 seat restaurant located at 25 Cleveland Place in Nolita with a 40 seat outdoor garden. Our cuisine is approachable New-American with a variety of influences by Head Chef Max Sussman (James Beard Rising Star Chef Nominee, Former Chef de Cuisine of Roberta's). We offer a selection of regional draft beers and natural/organic wines by the glass and bottle.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent food & wine VERY casual
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2000
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We received excellent service from the sommelière whom we knew. Both of the wines we tasted were excellent. Everything we had was good. We especially liked the brussels sprouts salad and the beat and melon salad. Most outstanding was the desert we chose. The apple cake was moist and flavorful and the crème fraîche ice cream very elegant.
We did not appreciate the noise level. Perhaps to be heard over the music, the people at the tables on either side of us were often shouting.
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Dined on 10/14/2014
 2000
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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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
Perfection
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2000
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Boulud Sud has met the challenge of giving diners a perfect meal before going to Lincoln Center. I think the limited choices are an advantage, enabling the kitchen to keep things moving smoothly. Since I come to Lincoln Center often, I have dined here in the recent past and know exactly what dishes are best. The octopus appetizer is tender and has a delicious sauce and the chicken tagine entree is moist and tasty. My friend enjoyed her pumpkin ravioli app and scallops entree. The ice cream for desert was a perfect ending. They even held my leftovers for me until after the performance, so that other audience members did not have to smell my chicken."
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2000
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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The Cellar presents to its guests options for a casual dining experience in the bar/lounge area or fine dining experience in our newly completed restaurant area. If you are looking for a non-intimidating and fun atmosphere in which to enjoy great wines from local Finger Lakes wineries, as well as highly acclaimed domestic and hard-to-find international producers you"ll find it here at The Cellar. <br /><br />The Cellar's presentation of 75 deliciously unique wines - available by the bottle, glass or tasting flight - is based on our "user-friendly" classification guide, which classifies each wine by its flavors and weight. Don't know what your looking for? Our trained staff is also here to help you choose the wines that are right for you!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Well done eclectic menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2000
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As visitors to Corning, we were glad to find such a good restaurant. The menu is very eclectic, with Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Mexican and Italian dishes. We very much liked the small sizes so that we could taste many different things. We did, and six of the seven items we tasted were excellent. We especially liked the sushi and the Concorde grape dessert tarte. The wine list is excellent although we were a little disappointed that there were not more local Finger Lakes wines on it. Our waitress was outstanding, always there just when we needed her."
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2000
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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Candle 79 combines delicious organic vegan cuisine with gracious, knowledgeable service in a gorgeous duplex space. Lovingly crafted food fresh "from local farm to table." Intimate organic wine and eco-liquor cocktail bar. Favorite of East Side regulars and celebrities like Paul McCartney, Woody Harrelson, and Alicia Silverstone. The only vegan restaurant ever reviewed by former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni, who wrote "Candle 79 showed me the light!" <br />We offer an extensive Gluten Free Menu.<br />Brunch available Saturday and Sunday.<br />Take-out & catering available, no delivery.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2000
Dined on 9/20/2014
 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
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2000
0points
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We source all our meats from Pino's Prime Meat, located right across the street from Da Marcella since 1903, including the organic free-range chicken in our menu. All our pastas are made with the best durum wheat using the classic bronze dies that leave the surface of the pasta rough and porous to perfectly absorb our slow cooking sauces. At the same time, most of our pastas are organic and very...soon all of them will be. We believe that great food should be affordably priced.<br /><br><br><br />We have a passion for good food and excellent service utilizing the best ingredients. Most importantly we have a love for food, service and quality.<br /><br><br><br />Our philosophy is simple: cook with real food to create unbelievable results. Authentic food, authentic service. You deserve it.<br /><br />WINE and BEER ONLY!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious food, great value
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2000
Dined on 9/01/2014
 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
"Although we have dined here before, we are always amazed at how good the food is for such reasonable prices. Especially notable is the tagliatelle bolognese just delicious. But everything is always good."
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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