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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    4
  • First Review
    December 27, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 21, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    2.8
 
 
WLNY7's Reviews
 
SakaMai is New York City's first dedicated saké lounge, celebrating traditional Japanese beverages in the modern Lower East Side.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Great food, bumpy service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2002
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I have always loved the food and the personable staff here. Last weekend I came with a friend and found out they have new staff and the service was notably down-graded. When ordering we had asked them to pace our courses but all our dishes came together - aside from overcrowding we had to rush through all the hot dishes before they got cold. After ALL the courses arrived, our server then asked if we'd like them to slow down the pace - which felt like a joke. They also thought we ordered two other dishes which we never even considered having. On top of that, they were out of many items but the server never told us when he gave us the menu. The food was great - just wish we could have enjoyed it. We opted to go elsewhere for dessert."
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Located in the heart of Harlem, Red Rooster serves comfort food celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood. Named in honor of the legendary Harlem speakeasy, Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his passion for food to the neighborhood he calls home.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2002
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
0points
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From the team behind The Stanton Social comes Beauty & Essex, a grand 10,000 square foot restaurant, bar, & lounge in the heart of the lower east side.<br><br><br />The atmosphere of the space is both grand and intimate, moody and effervescent. Various rooms for lounging and dining unfold on two floors, like a large turn-of-the-century townhouse. Each room has its own unique elements that celebrate timeless jewelry designs and upscale jewelry stores.<br><br><br />The cuisine is multi-ethnic in inspiration, casually elegant, and designed for sharing at the table among friends and family. Where the Stanton Social"s menu is Chef Chris Santos' take on cocktail party classics and street foods from across the globe, Beauty & Essex is rooted in a bold bistro direction focusing on the reinvention of modern family style dining that is both whimsical and sophisticated.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Wish I could relax and enjoy it...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/18/2014
 2002
Dined on 03/18/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Came here on a week night with two friends for dinner - staff was friendly and very helpful but the whole experience was too rushed. We ordered drinks, 7 small plates and 1 large dish, plus dessert and coffee - they came almost immediately like a fast food restaurant and the whole meal was done in ~80 min. If we didn't finish the plates right away a server would come up and ask if we still wanted it - several times we had to ask them to let us finish before clearing. We could barely have a decent conversation as we felt the energy was brisk and there was a lot of food to be consumed in a short time. The dishes were excellent - I'm not into hogging tables, but we should be able to enjoy the experience more without feeling pressured."
Dined on 03/18/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
0points
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Gentleman Farmer is an intimate, 20-seat restaurant on Manhattan"s Lower East Side. <br />Chef Karim Nounouh brings his French culinary training to a seasonal menu that marries traditional French cuisine with fresh and local New World ingredients. <br />American craft beers and a wine list focused on "natural" wines complement the fare. On Sunday nights, bring your own wine without a corkage fee.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great food in small quarters
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/28/2014
 2002
Dined on 01/28/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We came here on a very cold evening. From the reviews I've read I knew this place would be tiny - in reality it's even smaller than I had expected, but they made the most of their space. They had a decent heating system with shielded doors - but given the corridor-like set up, the customers can really feel the temperature drop every time someone opens the door. My friend had to put her coat on in the middle of her meal. I was also told by one of their workers to sit at a certain angle so he could go in and out of the restaurant without squeezing pass. Having said that, we really liked most of the dishes we ordered, and the service was pleasant. The cod was exceptionally fragrant and light and all the presentations lovely."
Dined on 01/28/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies
0points
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The modern, sexy, upbeat SD26 Restaurant, designed by Massimo Vignelli, is co-owned by legendary father daughter restaurateurs Tony May & Marisa May. SD26 brings a dining experience that is both special and seductive and sets the scene in first class Italian style for tasting of contemporary flavors that are unmistakably Italian created by Executive Chef Matteo Bergamini. Exciting SD26 Wine Bar with electronic Enomatic wine dispensers and SD26 smart cards is a great way to be your own sommelier!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Disappointing Main Course
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2002
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2002
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We came here on Christmas Day - their menu had a great selection, and with all the great reviews we were looking forward to a good meal. The first course - the egg-yolk filled ravioli with truffled butter - was delicious. However, the main course (English-style roast goose) was subpar and we had to struggle through it - dry, hard, chewy, and the color grayish on several slices - unappealing and unenjoyable. Desserts - our first choice was sold out pretty early on so we settled for some other options. We were hoping this course could give the meal a lift but it was underwhelming. Plenty of restaurants in this town could deliver a better meal for a smaller bill.
The service, however, was spot on - friendly, upbeat and efficient staff."
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2002
Special Features: notable wine list, special occasion
+4points
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