Nycjenn
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  • Review Count
    8
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    April 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 14, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
Nycjenn's Reviews
 
Voted "one of the Top 10 best steakhouses in New York City," Nick & Stef's is a masterful blend of ultra-stylish contemporary design and time-honored culinary artistry. Directly adjacent to Madison Square Garden on West 33rd St. at 8th Ave., it's the place to eat before and after concerts and games for succulent dry-aged certified black angus steaks, the freshest seafood and signature side dishes. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Never disappoints
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nick and Stef's is a favorite- it's always excellent and always consistent. The summer lobster deals are a great way to celebrate summer in the city and the steaks are always perfect. Service is excellent. The rib-eye and creamed spinach are some of the best I have ever had- the wine list has some fun splurges as well as budget friendly choices making it the perfect spot for a real celebration or just a nice dinner out. Now that the scaffolding is finally down the ambience is more cheerful as well!"
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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We are a much decorated Home-style BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Times Square, at the crossroads of the world.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good BBQ in a tourist trap
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food is good and that's what really matters- the pig out is a great split for lunch and the fried shrimp are light and tasty. Prices are reasonable given the theater district location and service is friendly."
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Magical is a word thrown around a lot when discussing Tavern On The Green and one can’t help but feel magic in the air. Jim and David, architect Richard Lewis and landscape architect Robin Key, preserved the Victorian/ Gothic elegance of the semi-circular building; it is authentic, natural, elegant and sexy. It has been re-built to spectacular precision and the décor is of a grand farmhouse one might find on the property of an Italian Villa or a historic Hudson River Valley mansion.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Full of potential
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The ingredients are all there for this place to restore itself to former glory. Great location, beautifully restored inside and out. Service still needs to work out the kinks as does the menu. A little heavy with salt and a little pricey given what you get ( throw a scoop of potato on the plate. $12 for grits?). The wine / cocktail list is diverse and fair priced. I'd love to see a bar menu for the patio and a few simpler options on the main dining menu but overall I think Tavern is positioned to do what they set out to- be a destination spot for both locals and tourists, eliminate some of the fussiness of the old one and make it more accessible in general."
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2002
Special Features: great for brunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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"At Bobby Vans 54th Street, you can expect the same great service and the same great food as our other restaurants. Tucked away in another historic restaurant location, (at one time this was the hang out spot for such stars as Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack) there is plenty of history and untold stories behind these walls, if only they could talk. Conveniently located just east of Park Avenue and 4 blocks north of The Waldorf-Astoria, this is where you want to be. As you walk into the restaurant you’re greeted by our hosts and a large credenza filled with beautiful bottles of wine. Glancing to your left you overlook the spacious yet always occupied bar, where the bartenders know your name and have your drink waiting for you before you can even say hello. Separating the bar from the dining room is a glass window so you can see all the action of other diners enjoying their meals. The dining room has the good old fashioned steakhouse style with handcrafted wood walls, and F
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Go for the steak not the sides
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/30/2014
 2002
Dined on 4/30/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The steak (rib-eye) was one of the best I have had in a long time and we hit a NYC steak house very month if not more often. The sides however were lackluster and that is not acceptable in a place like Bobby Vans. The creamed spinach was flavorless and more cream than spinach. The Brown Betty apple pie was a pleasant surprise. Total disclosure we went on a groupon- so despite the disappointing sides the overall experience was well worth it and an excellent value. The steak portions are very generous including the filet."
Dined on 4/30/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Hi-Life Bar & Grill is one of the Upper Westside’s most popular and longstanding neighborhood restaurants (est. 1991). Hi-Life's 1930's decor is the backdrop for bar & grill classics like flame-grilled steaks and hamburgers, broiled and seared fresh fish specials, bountiful "Big Bowls" of pasta and entree salads, and last but not least a Sushi/Raw bar. (Hi-Life was the first NYC restaurant to install a traditional sushi bar in a non-Japanese restaurant setting in 1993. Expertly prepared sushi & sashimi at Hi-Life is a natural extension of the classic Raw Bar one might expect in our 1930's environment.) Hi-Life also serves a "traditional Westside" brunch that features fresh squeezed juices, complimentary blueberry muffins & cinnamon toast as well as a 2.95 brunch cocktail deal. In the warmer months Hi-Life outdoor seating includes 28 seats along Amsterdam Ave and another 18 seats on our 83rd St side.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Fine if you are in the 'hood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have wanted to try this place for a long time- it's good but its not going to be a series regular. The menu is diverse- includes typical bar food as well as sushi, creative drink menu, reasonable prices but nothing that really stands out."
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2002
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Once upon a time in Moscow & St. Petersburg, a mythical woman named Mari Vanna welcomed diners into her home with open arms, feeding them traditional Russian fare on her finest china and linens. All were welcome and those who frequent were graced with a key of their own to return whenever they wish to this cozy retreat. Now in present day New York City on a popular block between the Flatiron and Gramercy, Mari Vanna has taken up residency and awaits hungry New Yorkers, neighbors and tourists alike who are looking to eat, drink and be merry and finally understand what true Russian hospitality means. <br />The menu offers time honored Russian classics such as the flavorsome customary soup Borsch with Pampushka, Beets, Broth, Beef, Cabbage, Carrots and Potatoes served with Sour Cream in a beautiful tureen that holds enough for seconds or third. Mari Vanna is open for lunch, brunch and dinner 7 days a week.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A taste of Mother Russia
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is the perfect Sunday afternoon. The unlimited brunch is a great deal with fabulous food. All of the dishes (with exception of the eggs Benedict...) are authentic and as well prepared as you can expect from a self serve brunch buffet. The included mimosas are free flowing and if you supplement with vodka shots- (which I recommend) I highly recommend the honey/pepper combo- if that doesn't cure what ails you, you should probably seek medical attention!"
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion
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At reds, you get more than an impeccable prepared steak; you will get one of the most memorable meals of your life, from the first glass of wine to the last spoonful of dessert. Reds serves USDA prime aged certified Angus,fresh fish,seafood and decadent desserts. Reds can accomodate any desire, from an intimate get together to a fun filled evening with friends.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Decent not decadent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2002
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The foods good- but the overall vibe doesn't match the menu. I don't mind paying 55 for a steak but I'd like a little ambience- this place feels like a hotel dining room at breakfast- it's under construction so I'll give the benefit if the doubt. It's by far the priciest place in town but the food lived up to the sticker price- they just need to bring the decor service and overall experience to the same level. The caprese salad is wonderful."
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2002
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Already an iconic downtown Phoenix landmark, the bar at The Arrogant Butcher is one of the only places where sports fans and theater-goers can enjoy a burger and a beer next to some of Arizona’s top politicians. Behind the drawn curtains of the three private dining rooms, one may find bachelorettes toasting former freedoms, important legislation being discussed, or pre-concert parties warming up for the night’s big event. The Arrogant Butcher offers you the best of everything – seafood, steaks, draft beer, wine and cocktails, comfort food and good company. So if you’re looking for downtown’s only place to be seen, look no further than the corner of Jefferson and 1st.<br /><br />Look no further than the Arrogant Butcher.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Thursday must have!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/10/2014
 2002
Dined on 04/10/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Thursday special of fried chicken is delicious- honey dipped, generous portion and perfectly prepared. Zuchinni fritters and fondue pretzels were also delicious. Affordable prices, close to convention center and ball park."
Dined on 04/10/2014
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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