dsgnchick
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  • Review Count
    16
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    November 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 29, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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Whimsical Mexican cuisine inspired by our time spent in San Francisco and a whirlwind trip to Mexico City.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I had heard so many great things about Mission Cantina, but something went very wrong the evening we were there. It took a long time for cocktails to arrive. We ordered from the very interesting and unusual menu, and we waited. and waited. and waited. Some extraordinarily good guacamole emerged from the kitchen. A bit later, the crab that I ordered as my entree arrived. Then some little amuse-bouche came out. And that was it for 45 minutes when another of my party got her enchiladas. We had plans for 8pm (we arrived at 6), and finally we had to leave WITHOUT having the remaining entrees (although the chef sent some more of the crab to tide them over). The food that we did get was lovely, but the experience was a mess."
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2012
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For almost 20 years City Crab and Seafood Company has been serving up New York's freshest seafood and American fare. Located in the heart of New York's Gramercy Park/Flatiron area, City Crab and Seafood Company is the perfect place for a relaxing lunch or dinner.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food is good, if overpriced. The noise level (and we arrived at an early hour, when the restaurant was barely half full) made it difficult to have a conversation, and also hard to hear our (very nice) server. On the whole, I was unimpressed."
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2012
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Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner this gracious elegant room furnished with pillow-sprinkled banquets, Fortuny fabric covered walls is the perfect setting for delightful French cuisine and discreet service. <br /><BR><br />PLEASE NOTE JACKETS ARE REQUIRED IN THE DINING ROOM FOR DINNER.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Carlyle is a lovely hotel, and the dining room was beautiful. The service was very good. The food was....ok. My lamb chops were really tough and chewy, and although the plate was laden with root vegetables, they all tasted much the same. The apple tart had a delicious crust, but little apple. My friend's chocolate shuffle, however, was excellent."
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2012
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Cafe Joul, a French-American bistro, has been a perpetually popular staple in the Sutton Place neighborhood since the year 2000. A convivial, neighborhood atmosphere combined with the high-quality cuisine of chef-owner Bertrand Vernejoul have created a large devoted following. <br /><br />***If party sizes larger than 8, please call the restaurant directly for reservations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I have always loved this quiet, adult, restaurant. This was my first visit back in over a year, and the food and service have maintained their high quality. And the burger is still the best anywhere!"
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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"We have proudly served fine French cuisine to our SOHO neighborhood for over 20 years! We are excited about our new location in the Upper East Side". Bon Appétit.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2012
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2012
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
"Bouillabaisse is an occasional and most welcome special, and no restaurant makes it better than Jean Claude. The fish is perfectly cooked,and the broth light and flavorful. Merveilleux!!"
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Harry Cipriani is located at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. This fashionable restaurant is almost an exact duplicate of the original Harry's Bar in Venice. It is packed daily with chic New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world. Harry Cipriani offers the classic Harry's Bar menu of unique Cipriani specialties and classic Italian favorites. Service is superb; and whether you are a regular with your "own table" (many customers have lunch or dinner at Harry Cipriani every day!) or a first time guest, you are received with warmth and enthusiasm.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2012
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I have eaten here many times, and the food and service is always outstanding. LOVED the artichoke appetizer (a new one for me), and my old favorite, eggplant parmigiana. My out of town guests were very impressed!"
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Sirio Maccioni once again welcomes friends and guests at his renowned Le Cirque at its home within the prestigious One Beacon Court (151 East 58th Street). The more casual bistro next door, Le Cirque Café, still provides its hallmark service, exciting atmosphere and excellent cuisine, in a more relaxed and convivial setting. The Adam D. Tihany designed café is sleek and cozy with colorful carpeting and other plush touches. <br />Patrons can enjoy a remarkably well-priced cafe dishes featuring a seasonal prix fixe menu, 2-course $28pp lunch and $38pp dinner, and outstanding wines offered by the glass. Jackets are not required but kindly suggested.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2012
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2012
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
"I eat at the cafe with a friend whenever we need a proper, elegant lunch. I don't know if my spaghetti and meatballs can be considered elegant, but it certainly was delicious! and the prix-fixe is a great deal!"
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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"We have proudly served fine French cuisine to our SOHO neighborhood for over 20 years! We are excited about our new location in the Upper East Side". Bon Appétit.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2012
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2012
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
"On a cold and dampish winter night, the pork roast makes an especially satisfying and delicious supper. We tried the cheese plate instead of desert, served with a perfectly dressed salad. As usual, the service was excellent, and we had a lovely evening."
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Delight in upscale globally inspired cuisine served in a dramatic setting at Neiman Marcus Boca Raton Mariposa®. From creative salads to seasonal fresh seafood and the classic NM favorites, you"ll savor first-class fare all served by our warm and welcoming staff. Before settling in our elegant dining room, begin your Mariposa experience with an aromatic glass of wine from our sleek, modern bar. You can expect delectable dishes with exceptional service that continues to be a tradition at Neiman Marcus.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2012
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"A nice place to have lunch in the Boca Area. The salad with grilled shrimp is great (I remove the goat cheese, which is an odd combination with shellfish), as is the chicken salad. The service is always lovely and accommodating."
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch
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With a focus on local products and seasonal produce Nick & Toni's Cafe Manhattan prepares fresh food simply. We source locally whenever possible and shop the NYC Green markets with twice-weekly visits to our neighbors at the Tucker Square market and others the including Union Square and Ft. Greene markets.<br /><br><br> The wood fired oven puts out perfectly crispy pizzas everyday at lunch and Sun-Thurs at dinner. Friday & Saturday nights be prepared for a special treat because, although there are no pizzas, many house specialties such as the Roasted Chicken, Whole Fish of the Day, or Scallops are prepared in the wood oven.<br /><br><br> We have a diverse and high quality selection of wines by the glass, and a moderately priced wine list. We also feature a full bar and an extensive cocktail list including a number of house infused alcohols that suit the seasons. <br><br> ** For reservations of parties of 5 or more please call the restaurant directly.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2012
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2012
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
"great place to hide away with a bottle of wine on a cold afternoon!! (and the roast chicken salad is amazing!)"
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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