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    June 22, 2014
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    July 8, 2014
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The last of its kind near 42nd St., Chez Josephine is a neighborhood gem. A tribute to legendary Josephine Baker, this Parisian bistro with live music and tantalizing menu exudes theatrical panache. One of New York's most romantic restaurants, a bit of Montmartre on 42nd St., the landmark jewel sparkles with an intimate setting of red velvet walls, a cavalcade of chandeliers and a blue-tin ceiling. The eclectic menu reinvents the traditional cuisine of the French bistro in an explosion of tantalizing flavor. Jean-Claude and Jarry Baker are your warm and welcoming hosts who treat you as family whether you come before the show, after the show, for a leisurely dinner in-between, or a drink at the zinc bar.<br><br>Chez Josephine draws a crowd unlike any other in New York as food critic Bryan Miller noted when he wrote: The dining room is a confluence of the famous and the fashionable, the infamous and unsung-with every shade of skin on earth and indeed you feelthe magic of Chez Josephine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Dined on 7/06/2014
 2011
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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A cool Mediterranean retreat from the city's chaos, with fabric-swathed ceilings and pristine white furnishings. Even on a hectic night, service is calm and competent, and the professional couples at most of the tables seem to be speaking in peaceful whispers. The kitchen offers scintillating versions of hearty, refreshing Greek favorites. Souvlaki is charcoal-grilled and up scaled with filet mignon to produce an impressively tender, succulent result. Wine-marinated octopus legs are also charcoal-grilled, resulting in astounding flavor and not a hint of rubberness. Classics like garlicky skordalia, fava beans, sauteed chicken livers over lentils, and spanakopita are all best-of-breed versions, the latter prepared as a platter of bite-sized pies. A sizeable portion of moussaka, consisting of layers of juicy ground lamb and eggplant, tied together by a superlative béchamel. For dessert, the array of delicate pastries and the deeply creamy rice pudding are excellent without exception.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
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Dined on 7/05/2014
 2011
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Charlie Palmer's signature Progressive American cuisine first took root in the original townhouse location of Aureole, where the chef made an early commitment to farm over factory food. Today, Aureole continues to shine at One Bryant Park under the kitchen leadership of Executive Chef Marcus Gleadow-Ware. Dining at the contemporary Aureole is staged in two venues: the formal Dining Room and more casual Bar Room. In the Dining Room, terra-rich colors and golden lighting combine to create a comfortable environment and opulent warm glow, reminiscent of Aureole’s original townhouse intimacy. Evening guests may select from a 3-course prix fixe or tasting dinner menu. For lunch, a seasonal 3-course prix fixe menu is available as well as a la carte selections. Reservations can be made here for the Dining Room only. To reserve in our more casual bar room, please visit Aureole - Liberty Room. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
disappointing is an understatement
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Dined on 6/20/2014
 2011
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
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1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We opted for the Liberty Room with the ala carte menu. The room is so noisey from the active bar scene you couldn`t hear the waiter. The supposedly more casual menu was anything but. After ordering at 6:15, (Pre-theater), the first course came 20 minutes later and the main course came out at 7:25. All 6 meals were cold. 5 out of 6 meals were not that good for the price paid. Steaks very small, duck for 2 was not tasty at all. Cheeseburger was mediocre. (It was so cold that the cheese shrunk back to the original size after it had melted). The chicken was excellent but cold. Fries were good. Of course, we had to gobble some of the dinner to make our show."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2011
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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