CasaL
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    October 8, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 28, 2015
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Nougatine is the more casual sister of Jean-Georges, with a very lively bar scene at night. The restaurant attracts a mix of celebrities, socialites, and movers and shakers in the business world. Adjacent to the formal Jean-Georges dining room, Nougatine serves the signature and seasonal dishes of Chef Jean-Georges for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 365 days a year. The menu is more casual than that offered at Jean-Georges but still market driven, utilizing only the freshest and finest ingredients. In addition to providing gorgeous views of Central Park, the newly renovated dining room by Thomas Juul-Hansen features a bustling, immaculate open kitchen. Tones of brown and cream mingle to create an elegant space that is soothing by day and exciting by night. Nougatine offers a prix-fixe lunch menu Monday through Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious perfection
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2000
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our group of three people ordered three appetizers, three main courses and two desserts. EVERYTHING was delicious, as was our wine.
We were seated at a table big enough for only two people, so that every time we were served something, everything had to be rearranged on the table. The bases of our wineglasses were trapped beneath the edges of our plates which in turn hung over the edges of the table.
But thanks to the superb food, we had a wonderful time."
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2000
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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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
Lunch fot Two
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2000
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We really enjoyed our lunch here. I thought it would be a good place for conversation and a light lunch and it was perfect. My nori rolls and my friend's Mexican concoction were so good we did not miss meat. And we concluded with beautifully prepared tea."
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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At Lincoln Ristorante, we offer our interpretation of modern Italian cuisine in New York at Lincoln Center. Our philosophy is simple: to source the best local ingredients and prepare them with authentic Italian methods and spirit. While our location beside Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool is exquisite, with panoramic views and a grass lawn roof, the heart of our restaurant is the central open kitchen.<br /><br />The menu offers our take on traditional preparations ranging from spaghetti al pomodoro to vitello tonnato and simply grilled branzino. Antipasti coax rustic ingredients into dishes with deep, savory flavors. Desserts are beautiful renditions of Italy’s classics: light, lush and irresistible.<br /><br />While reservations are recommended to ensure a table, walk-ins are welcome at our bar where the full menu is served. We are open seven days a week offering lunch, pre-theater, dinner and weekend brunch.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A big improvement
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2000
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I dined here when the restaurant first opened and was disappointed. Since I am so often at Lincoln Center I decided to give it another try. I'm glad I did because everything was excellent. I'll be back."
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2000
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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Join us for a gratifying "Eat Well" experience at Sauciety. Enjoy a revival of familiar and regional cuisine. Food meticulously and carefully prepared with focus on pairing Superfoods to promote Wellness and Healthy Living. At Sauciety we believe wholesome, comforting, and tasty food is the new Modern.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dusappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2000
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2000
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I was one person and only tried one thing, so that should be taken into consideration. My hummus tasted fine but the marinated vegetables on the menu turned out to be raw carrot sticks"
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2000
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In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened on the upper east side of New York City. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano's menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes, including our Guacamole en Molcajete, in a traditional lava rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as "green ecstasy in a stone bowl," it is prepared table side and served with house made chips, warm corn tortillas and condiment salsas. Rosa Mexicano is also known for the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita, as well as the stylish and festive ambiance that includes an illuminated water wall.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Superb service, consistently good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2000
Dined on 11/27/2014
 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 have been dining at Rosa Mexicano since there was just one restaurant in New York City in 1984. I often dine at their second restaurant in New York City, but I did not realize that it had become a national chain. I was pleasantly surprised to discover here the same outstanding service and excellent food that I have always known at Rosa Mexicano. The two turkey specials for Thanksgiving were both very delicious."
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2000
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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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
0points
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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.” Located in the heart of the Upper West Side, Telepan welcomes 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
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