LauraR
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    May 22, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 20, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.2
 
 
LauraR's Reviews
 
As one of the best kept secrets in New York City, Gigino at Wagner Park offers a spectacular view of Lady Liberty and the New York Harbor. Owners Bob Giraldi and Phil Suarez along with executive chef Luigi Celentano, have taken great pride in bringing Italian cuisine to Battery Park City for over five years. Nestled between the Ritz Carlton and the Statue of Liberty, Gigino can be found just a few steps south of The Jewish Heritage Museum. Open year round, Gigino at Wagner Park is a great place for a romantic evening or family get together.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Glorious view!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If location is everything, this might be the best restaurant in lower Manhattan, with its picture-perfect setting overlooking New York Harbor. At sunset, it is nothing less than sublime. But sitting outside is everything here--nothing inside will do! A canopy overhead offers some protection from the elements but doesn't hamper the fresh experience of dining here. And PS, the food is very solid Italian fare, lots to choose from, and not too pricey. I highly recommend this place to locals and visitors alike."
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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The Fat Radish is a new restaurant in the Lower East Side from the Silkstone team inspired by seasonal, modern British cooking with an emphasis on farm-table practices and local sourcing. Like Silkstone's Catering and Events, the restaurant provides honest, fresh and healthy food to a stylish and contemporary table. The team sources the finest seasonal and heritage produce from specialist local farms and has created a communal setting that, like their food, is vibrant, approachable, and made by caring hands.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fat Flavor
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The best thing about this little lower-east-side gem is the menu, which features fresh, farm-to-table ingredients in simple but innovative preparations. There was something tempting for everyone in our party, from the vegetarian to the died-in-the-wool meat eater. Nothing seemed perfunctory--the chef is clearly passionate about every dish. And the place was actually less noisy than I thought it would be, considering the decor and proximity of the tables. Very much worth a visit and I'd defend anyone's right to make it a regular hangout."
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
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The Gander is Chef Jesse Schenker’s new American restaurant located in Manhattan’s Flatiron district. Schenker’s unique and imaginative style of cooking is reflected in his composed charcuteries, house-made pickles, fresh pastas and diverse selection of main dishes. The Gander boasts a deep, international wine program, in addition to a large assortment of spirits, all available at the expansive bar. Diners will enjoy innovative yet approachable cuisine tucked away in a warm and welcoming setting.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Definitely Take a Gander!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Gander is a fantastic addition to the dining scene in Chelsea: excellent food and wine well-served, an inventive menu, generous portions, and a lovely room that is expansive, rather than the typical "bowling alley" generally necessitated by NYC real estate realities. And even if none of that were true, the place would be worth a visit for the Brisket Tots, which I now dream about. Yes, yes, yes."
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Mexican restaurant featuring a substantial seafood menu of ceviche, tacos and entrees with coastal influence, guacamole bar, and extensive tequila bar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Contemporary Vegetarian restaurant with a soothing but upbeat ambience, located in the historic Greenwich Village, serves spectacular world cuisine, organic wines and exciting and healthy beverages. Lunch specials daily.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Thanks, Gobo!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I am not a vegan--not even a vegetarian--yet Gobo is a favorite place, for its ambience and satisfying, novel food. When I have a veg client or friend to take out, it always seals the deal. I love seeing their eyes light up when they realize they can order anything on the extensive menu, and it is all tasty and lovely."
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups
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