Lahu
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  • Review Count
    23
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 27, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.2
 
 
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Built around a California-style culinary philosophy that takes heavy cues from the seasons, Upland balances a familiar rusticity with a smart global approach, all enhanced with a New Yorker’s eye for detail. The restaurant offers an artful array of starters, entrees and sides, each plate accented with chef Justin Smillie’s enticing and urbane touch. The wine program, overseen by beverage manager Chantelle Pabros, matches the excitement coming out of Upland’s open kitchen, with a worldly 500-bottle list and a clever by-the-glass selection that’s remarkably food-friendly.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Impressively good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/25/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/25/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I eat out in manhattan a LOT. There are a lot of places I've been that have all blurred together - similar menu, décor, general 'vibe'. That will not be the case here. Outstanding meal, I could have eaten (and most likely really enjoyed) every single dish on the menu. Great booths, great décor, great service. The only small problem we had is that once people have paid they aren't 'encouraged' to get up and move to the bar (or leave) so we had a 7.15pm table but weren't seated until closer to 7.45pm. Given how popular it is you'd think management would get a little snappier about turning over the tables."
Dined on 3/25/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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URBO Kitchens is a one-of-a kind 26,000 square foot culinary destination that is a celebration of New York City in look, feel and food. Inside URBO Kitchens, find five distinct yet related restaurant and retail concepts tied together by a philosophy of “artisanally sourced, locally influenced.”<br /><br />URBO Kitchens is URBO's ground floor restaurant that features three separate open kitchens. Open for lunch and dinner, URBO Kitchens' serves ingredient-focused, artisanally sourced fare. The menu changes based on availability and what's in season.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good food, big space
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/23/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/23/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"In this part of the city good food is hard to come by. I really enjoyed our delicious shared starter (pork belly and slow cooked egg) and my salmon entrée. On the downside, the restaurant had the a/c on and I was really cold. It's still winter, so I thought that was unnecessary. Second, this is a big space. Lots of tables, big bar area, second floor (which I'm assuming they don't have open most of the time). So that does slightly detract from the ambience, but hey if they can fill the place (and the food is good enough to draw people in) then great."
Dined on 3/23/2015
 2011
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French Louie is a French-American bistro from the owners of Buttermilk Channel. The menu offers a mix of reinterpreted bistro classics and signature dishes. Highlights include east and west coast oysters, three variations on steak frites, and whole grilled fish. The menu always includes multiple vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and dairy free options. The wine list celebrates the wines of France and America, both traditional and modern, ranging from inexpensive "bistro" wines to some of the most celebrated bottles in the world. The full bar includes a list of seasonal cocktails made from artisan spirits. The dining room is elegant and comfortable, and the fairy-lit garden is open in warmer weather for dining and private events. Open for dinner, lunch, and brunch.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Loved my meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I will be coming back here soon. Loved the menu, enjoyed my wine, beautiful spot, loved how unpretentious the general atmosphere is. I can imagine in summer that back garden must be great."
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Welcome to La Lotería — a new take on authentic Mexican cuisine from Executive Chef/Owner Julieta Ballesteros (Crema, Los Feliz) and Managing Partner/Owner Jaime Herrera. The game La Lotería has been played throughout Mexico since Colonial times. Similar in concept to American Bingo, it is played using 54 widely varied characters and symbols of Mexican culture (like the skull, the moon, the mermaid & the rooster), and it inspires our ambiance, drinks, and menu. Not unlike the game, Mexican cuisine is unique, varied and steeped in tradition. With the cultural touchstone of La Lotería at its core, the restaurant will introduce to New York’s sophisticated palate an exciting and surprising mix of Mexican recipes, ranging from the deliciously elemental “street” taco, to the luscious lobster quesadilla. Come experience the spirit of La Lotería. Our specialty drinks and inspired cuisine await you in our inviting, newly designed West Village space.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great new addition
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great new addition to the area, everything we ordered was fantastic, and I'm pretty picky about my Mexican food. Terrific new restaurant."
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Located on Minetta Lane in the historic Village, Perla serves modern Italian cuisine from Chef Jack Harris, driven by his affection for beautiful ingredients and thoughtful technique. <br />The restaurant accepts reservations, as well as welcoming walk-in guests.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Third visit, just getting better
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Been here three times over the years, and while all meals were good, every dish we ordered on this visit knocked it out of the park. The gnocchi was the favorite of the table, the polenta side dish was so good we ordered a second and my dorade was fantastic. Perla is clearly going from strength to strength..."
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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The Greenwich is located at 47 West 8th Street between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street. The intimate and chic 74-seat townhouse offers two experiences under one roof, allowing diners to frequent The Greenwich for any occasion. The Greenwich offers a robust menu of Contemporary American dishes.The upstairs level houses plush and cozy coffee-colored banquets, well-spaced tables, low-lit chandeliers and white-washed brick add to the room’s exclusive feel.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
0points
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Conceived from a Lower East Side tale, Louie and Chan pays tribute to the ever changing Italian and Chinese neighborhoods of downtown Manhattan. From the unexpected Broome Street store front, chef Kevin Chun focuses on fresh seasonal dishes, while our pizzaiolo directs handmade pizzas from the wood-fired oven to the table. The bustling kitchen rarely closes as lunch, dinner and late night menus are served daily, with brunch on the weekends. For larger private parties, a separate dinning room, the Louie, is available for lunch, brunch or dinner.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent food, patchy service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Excellent food, fantastic veggie dishes. Our server was a little 'odd' and hovered a little, I think because they were waiting for us to leave to use the table for a four. But otherwise great dinner."
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
0points
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Established in 1920, The Waverly Inn was reopened in 2006 by Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter along with Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode (of the Maritime and Bowery Hotels) and Emil Varda. Tucked into the ground floors of two adjoining townhouses, the dining room's red booths, fireplaces and low amber lighting provide an attractive and cozy hangout for the city’s best and brightest. Chef Ashley Merriman’s menu features American classics alongside contemporary seasonal dishes using organic, local ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Coziest bar area in the west village
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love this place. Not the first time I've been and it is consistently great. The gnocchi is fantastic - very rich though. We went the week between Christmas and New Year when the city was a little more quiet, and really enjoyed loitering in the bar area by the fire first, before moving to our table."
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2011
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Lafayette is an everyday French restaurant conducting the spirit of French dining anew in downtown Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. Open morning, noon and night, this grand café and bakery is dedicated to Chef Andrew Carmellini's market-driven bistro cooking in a timeless hallmark setting. Our light-flushed dining room features soaring arched windows overlooking the NoHo streetscapes and a lively rotisserie bar. Our corner boulangerie-patisserie is open all hours offering artisanal breads, croissants, Stumptown coffee drinks, a light breakfast or lunch and a host of confections. In warm weather months, our sidewalk cafe opens daily for open air lunch, brunch and dinner service.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious duck
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Really like this venue, had great wine recommendations and the duck was fantastic. Will come here again!"
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Breathing new life into Lower Fifth Avenue, Claudette is an elegant Provençal restaurant steps from Washington Square Park. Opened in May 2014, Claudette joins her sister restaurants Rosemary's and Bobo in offering a warm and inviting atmosphere to share great food with friends and family. <br /><br />Executive Chef Wade Moises' menu focuses on local produce, seafood and Mediterranean aromatics found in the Provençal kitchen. Claudette's cellar highlights the wines of Southern France, with a wide selection of Rose and Chateauxneuf du Pape. The bar offers a list of unique aperitifs, cocktails and an extensive vin au verre selection, including rose on tap.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Get the brussel sprouts!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"For some reason the reviews for this place seemed a bit all over the place so I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm happy to report we had a fantastic meal, all the dishes were delicious, especially the brussel sprouts! Would highly recommend."
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
0points
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