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    November 20, 2014
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    March 23, 2015
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Restaurateurs Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato brought their love for French culture and cuisine to New York City by giving the Big Apple an authentic slice of France when they opened Brasserie Cognac de Monsieur Ballon in April 2008. Located in the theater district and frequented by celebrities, businessmen, locals and tourists, the setting is both exciting and charming. The Brasserie style menu offers French classics . Guests can choose to dine in the outdoor sidewalk café, casual original French bakery, classic main dining room, lively bar/lounge or the private Cognac Room as they enjoy meals complimented by 102 varieties of cognac and a gorgeous wine list including first-growth Bordeaux sold by the glass.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Very nice Brasserie
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/20/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/20/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had the best time here; the food is very good, a nice variety of choices including some authentic french menu items.
Our service was Excellent, we had a very lovely & friendly waitress who took very good care of our table.
Location is perfect, in the heart of NYC & Times Square.
I would definitely come back again, and recommend to my friends.
"
Dined on 3/20/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Abboccato, meaning “a touch of sweetness,” will feature a menu that reflects the true appetites of Italy. Owned by The Livanos Family, Abboccato will provide a taste and experience similar to that of authentic restaurants in Italy. Anyone looking for that unique Italian flavor will find themselves at home when dining at Abboccato. <br /><br /> The 75-seat restaurant serves true and time-honored Italian recipes elevated through the talent and techniques of executive chef David Arias, and features a multitude of Italian products and ingredients. <br /><br /> Abboccato offers a selection of Chiccetti, small plates for sharing, which encourage a lively dining experience. Plentiful pasta fill out the Primi Piatti options and fresh Artic Char, Lamb Chops, Whole Branzino and even Veal Sweetbreads make up the savory Secondi Piatti list. <br /><br />In addition to the savory Italian cuisine, Abboccato’s dessert menu allows diners to end their meal as elegantly as they started it.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great find right by City Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We eat here several times a year; whenever we are in this area, or seeing a show at City Center. The food is very good; and the service is ..... usually good.
I would recommend Abboccato for a nice lunch before a show.
"
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Sophistication on the Seventh Floor of Bergdorf Goodman with afternoon into evening Central Park views. BG is a modern interpretation of the aristocratic social salon. Like a Park Avenue residence from the age of cosmopolitan glamour. Well-appointed and bright, the drawing room atmosphere is an intimate conversational setting for lunch, tea and early supper or cocktails. The light and sparkling menu is a modern take on classic New York fare.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lovely lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/15/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/15/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had lunch at BG while shopping. The food was excellent, and the service was very good. I was just disappointed because I had made reservations days prior, taking a good friend out to lunch; and in my reservation, I especially requested a table by the window.
When we were seated, we had a table as far from the window as could be possible!
"
Dined on 3/15/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/19/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/19/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/19/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Abboccato, meaning “a touch of sweetness,” will feature a menu that reflects the true appetites of Italy. Owned by The Livanos Family, Abboccato will provide a taste and experience similar to that of authentic restaurants in Italy. Anyone looking for that unique Italian flavor will find themselves at home when dining at Abboccato. <br /><br /> The 75-seat restaurant serves true and time-honored Italian recipes elevated through the talent and techniques of executive chef David Arias, and features a multitude of Italian products and ingredients. <br /><br /> Abboccato offers a selection of Chiccetti, small plates for sharing, which encourage a lively dining experience. Plentiful pasta fill out the Primi Piatti options and fresh Artic Char, Lamb Chops, Whole Branzino and even Veal Sweetbreads make up the savory Secondi Piatti list. <br /><br />In addition to the savory Italian cuisine, Abboccato’s dessert menu allows diners to end their meal as elegantly as they started it.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch
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A throw back to the 1950's, this authentic Paris cafe in the heart of the theater district will not only seduce you with its elegant charm and quiet ambiance but will take you to Paris with all its delights.<br />Inside the restaurant, a zinc top bar circles from the main dining room to the cocktail lounge. White,green and gold ceramic tiles line the wall behind the bar leading to a glass enclosed wine room.<br />The main dining area has saffron colored walls, a pastel terracotta tiled floor, and antique mirrors along the ceiling. Wide cylinder shaped sconces form a circle overhead while wall sconces cast a soft glow through out the room. Colorful rattan furniture line the front of the room to create a casual cafe feel.<br />Rows of light wood French doors open Champs Elysees style onto the sidewalk of people watching pedestrian at this busy cross section of theater land.<br />This loving re-creation touches all the visual and culinary bases. The essence of a French bistro.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2005
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The Atlantica is the Signature restaurant of the Allegria Hotel; Long Island's Only Luxury Oceanfront Hotel! The Atlantica offers breakfast, lunch & dinner year round. Chef Ralph Delustro elegantly composes exquisite dishes that indulge the senses. From the Wine Room to the Outdoor Terrace, Dine and Gaze over the endless Atlantic Ocean.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fabulous High Tea
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went to Allegria for their new High Tea; and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
The food was good, it's your typical high tea, with sandwiches; WARM scones which was a bonus, and a good selection of teas.
What set this one apart from other high teas was the wonderful service, and the gorgeous view. Our server (John I believe) made us feel welcomed, relaxed and totally pampered. He was also knowledgeable in the teas.
We also enjoyed a view of a beautiful sunny afternoon, the boardwalk and the beach.
I would recommend Allegria's high tea, it's totally worth it.
"
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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A throw back to the 1950's, this authentic Paris cafe in the heart of the theater district will not only seduce you with its elegant charm and quiet ambiance but will take you to Paris with all its delights.<br />Inside the restaurant, a zinc top bar circles from the main dining room to the cocktail lounge. White,green and gold ceramic tiles line the wall behind the bar leading to a glass enclosed wine room.<br />The main dining area has saffron colored walls, a pastel terracotta tiled floor, and antique mirrors along the ceiling. Wide cylinder shaped sconces form a circle overhead while wall sconces cast a soft glow through out the room. Colorful rattan furniture line the front of the room to create a casual cafe feel.<br />Rows of light wood French doors open Champs Elysees style onto the sidewalk of people watching pedestrian at this busy cross section of theater land.<br />This loving re-creation touches all the visual and culinary bases. The essence of a French bistro.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great French bistro
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Love the atmosphere; reminds me of a cafe in Paris. Food is delicious; service is very good; prices are reasonable. Everything about the place is good; except.....tight spaces! Tables are small, and you are cramped in your seat. People are bumping into your seat as they are passing by, as are waiters. Otherwise, excellent place, I'd come back in a heartbeat."
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Located in the heart of Garden City, <br />Novita Wine Bar Trattoria is the first of its kind on Long Island with 100 Global Wines by the glass served from a state of the art wine preservation system. The system is digitally temperature controlled and is the largest on the East Coast. So come in and enjoy the most unique wine and dine experience. Novita's kitchen serves lunch, dinner and late night dining.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good food, nice atmosphere, fun place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We've eaten at Novita many times, great happy hour, fun dinner. This time was a Sunday brunch & the restaurant was hosting at least two separate private parties leaving only a few tables for Sunday brunch & despite our reservations, we had a 35 minute wait for our table. Though the host apologized twice, we still had a long wait."
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
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City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill offers a varied menu including delicious hearth baked pizza, dry aged steaks, housemade fresh pasta and seafood. Some of the more popular dishes are Gulf Shrimp & Sea Scallop Risotto and housemade Charcuterie. The menu also features a daily selection of hard to find artisanal cheeses. The desserts are all enticing, all house made and all delicious. The restaurant features a huge award winning wine collection that can be sampled by the bottle, glass or "flight." City Cellar has been named one of The Top Ten Long Island Restaurants by Newsday and called "A sure thing" by The New York Times.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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