Fred
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  • Review Count
    4
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  • First Review
    April 20, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 26, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
Fred's Reviews
 
A 16-foot Buddha, which floats above a reflecting pool filled with Japanese carp, presides over the scene at Tao. A favorite destination for celebrities and athletes, this Pan Asian restaurant specializes in authentic Hong Kong Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Tao has three levels of dining including the prized "Skybox" which offers views of this former movie theater unparalleled in New York. In addition to its 300 seats, Tao includes a sushi bar, lounge and two bars at which to enjoy the food and the show. Appetizers range from $8 - $18; Entrees: $16 -$39. Offering $27.50 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu year round.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Great fun place. Vibrant and energetic. Be prepared to wait for your reservation. The lo mein w/pork is very good, the dumplings ok, but the crispy shrimp is excellent as well as the scallops."
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2002
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Voted "Best Breakfast" on Citysearch.com! There is no need to be "A Morning Person" to enjoy what many call the "BEST" most "INTERESTING" Breakfast in Town, served until 3PM at this "ATTRACTIVE" Hotel. Midtowner, die-hard sleep-in say, "it should be open later."
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2002
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"If you are in New York on a Sunday, you must have brunch at Norma"s. The crunchy French Toast is delicious and the huevos rancheros are outstanding. Two extraordinary dishes for brunch that will last you until late evening. You should not miss Norma's for brunch."
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Betony, named after an herb in the mint family known for its healing qualities, is a Modern American restaurant overseen by Executive Chef Bryce Shuman (the former Executive Sous Chef of Eleven Madison Park) and General Manager Eamon Rockey (formerly of Eleven Madison Park, Atera, and Aska ). The restaurant, which is located a block off of Fifth Avenue, features soaring ceilings, contemporary photos of New York City street scenes, a 35-seat bar and lounge and 85-seat dining room.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2002
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"True to Eleven Madison standards, the Betony dining experience is excellent. The food is outstanding but the proportions are small. The hors d'oeuvre are delicious particularly the bon bon with the pate de foie gras with cashews, the lobster rolls and the scallops in a pastry. The pasta gnudi as appetizer was extraordinary. And for your main dish the short ribs and the halibut fish were out of this world. Delicious meal. Get an early table and ask for Kim to be your waitress. It was surely a WOW, one that we will like to experience again."
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Piora, which means “to blossom” in Korean, is the collaboration between proprietor Simon Kim and Chef Christopher Cipollone that pays homage to their Korean and Italian heritages and reflects their passion for creating dining experiences that are refined yet unexpected. Cipollone’s delicately presented Modern American dishes capture the robust flavors of the season’s ingredients. Composed by Sommelier Kyle Ridington, Piora’s extensive 300 label wine list is constantly evolving with a concentration in small production wines from primarily France, Italy and United States. Nestled in the West Village on Hudson Street, Piora’s intimate dining room, featuring leather tables and unpolished marble, overlooks a serene private garden.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
a diisapponting experiencethe
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2002
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The wine list was our first disappointment. A list of very expensive wines with unknown names at least to someone who knows something about wines. The cheapest California was $95. The appetizer of baked peas was unimpressive and the main entrees of duck in a prune sauce was very tasty but a small proportion. The fetuccini with mushrooms was delicious but again small proportion for the price. In all, a very expensive dinner for not good value."
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2002
-1point
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