LauraR
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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    September 21, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
LauraR's Reviews
 
Bistro Chat Noir, is located in the heart of New York City's fashionable upper east side, melds the classic with contemporary elements of French styling, all fit snuggly into a sleek and elegant townhouse setting. Approachable but first class in every respect, Bistro Chat Noir offers the finest ingredients in a glamorous indoor and outdoor setting, where all the patrons will mingle like good friends at a garden party.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Old-fashioned Bistro
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I'm not sure of its history, but this place feels as if it has been around forever, and that everyone there is a "regular." Which isn't a bad thing! The food isn't groundbreaking but it is solid bistro fare, nicely rich, warm, and inviting. (Forget cholesterol for one evening and enjoy the buttery fish selections, which come with a sublime potato cake.) This is comfort food, served in a comforting environment. It's perfect for after a day of tromping around the Met or Frick."
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Opened by Keith McNally in 2007, Morandi is a rustic Italian trattoria located in the West Village. The restaurant is open from breakfast through dinner, as well as for brunch on weekends and for original cocktails or full meals at the bar. Acclaimed chef Tony Liu serves regional Italian dishes, which include the restaurant's classics as well as seasonal specials.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Simply My Favorite!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We New Yorkers can be fickle...running to each new "hotspot"--but we need our go-to places. For me, Morandi is just the best restaurant of its kind in the city and never disappoints. The food is sublime--best grilled artichokes outside of Rome, for starters. The service is as good on New Year's Eve as on a random Tuesday night. The ambience is warm and welcoming (if a bit "energetic"). And it happens to be situated on the most picturesque corner in the West Village. If I were skinny and rich, I'd go once a week. Whether you are visiting NYC for a few days or have lived here 35 years (like me), Morandi is a must."
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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