Lillybelle
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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    March 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 20, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
Lillybelle's Reviews
 
Le Colonial is a truly delightful culinary experience. Like stepping into French Colonial Southeast Asia, this two-story restaurant, designed by Greg Jordan, consists of a main dining room with louvered wall panels, colorful tile floors, and vintage photos of Vietnam. Upstairs is an elegant, but lively, lounge serving a full dinner or just appetizers and cocktails. The lounge serves as an ideal setting for private parties and business dinners. Chef Ronald Wingwee Hsu serves an authentic Vietnamese menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Very nice
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We have been to LeColonial several times, and it never disappoints. This time it was before the theater and we were only two. We sat upstairs which we hadn't done before. It was perfect for two! The ambience quiet, charming and romantic. Our dinner and the service was excellent. I had the chopped salad with chicken, an appetizer which was enough for an entree. We will go back for sure and sit upstairs again!"
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups
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Welcome to Toloache (pronounced toh-lo-AH-tchay), chef-owner Julian Medina's contemporary Mexican bistro located in the Upper East Side. Toloache is named after a flowering plant famed in Mexico for its use in love potions. We hope that when you dine with us you too will fall under the spell of chef Medina's creative cooking, which incorporates seasonal and natural ingredients and more than a dozen types of chilies. Along with the authentic Mexican menu and an exceptional tequila list, we offer elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fabulous!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"What a surprise! I've walked by many times but never went in but the other night we did and sooo glad we did. Tacos were FABULOUS, as was the guacamole trio. A previous reviewer said the tacos were small so I ordered 4! (2 plates)Not necessary, one order was perfect. The ambience was charming and fun. Thunder and lightening and pouring rain outside and it was still packed inside.Two celebs were dining together and after dinner stopped by the surrounding tables to say hi! That was a fun bonus. We will definitely go back. Service was great- we had a reservation and didn't have to wait even though it was packed."
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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 Zoe
Zoe
Chef and owner Zoë Feigenbaum's light-filled restaurant is done in honeyed midcentury modern. The American menu also glances abroad: turkey rillettes, octopus with labne, harissa and olives, stuffed cabbage soup and tongue tacos. <br>Zoe's wine list looks toward old world style wines and is rounded out by a carefully selected list of Apertif and Digestif. <br> <br>Zoe takes weekend brunch seriously, (as any true New Yorker would) so get there early for the homemade sticky buns and buttermilk biscuits. A great spot for pre-movie oysters and bone-in ribeye steak (Landmark Sunshine Theater is around the corner) or a quiet dinner with friends. Large parties and groups can be seated along the long banquette seating. Zoe is also a great choice for those who like to dine at the bar- Zoe's counter is specifically designed for dining and is a great place to enjoy their $1 Oyster Happy Hour and a half from 5:30-7:00 Monday-Saturday.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Small out of the way restaurant
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Zoe is a little restaurant tucked away on a side street. Good spot for local dining . Zoe was there and made us feel very welcome. All the wait staff made us feel welcome. The kale salad was particularily good. I had the chicken which was ok, at least it wasn't swimming in olive oil or an unhealthy sauce. It was kind of dry though. When we had finished I felt like we had eaten a healthy meal & didn't feel like we had gouraged ourselves, which is a good thing. It wasn't too expensive, also a good thing. The ambience was nothing special.
It's not likely that we will return but maybe if we lived in the neighborhood and on a tight budget it would be our go to restaurant for casual dinners with friends."
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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L'Apicio is located at 13 E. 1st Street (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue). The Italian-inspired restaurant gets its name from the 18th century Italian cookbook, and brings Executive Chef Gabe Thompson's cravable modern Italian food to the East Village. L'Apicio offers a deep cocktail and wine program created by Beverage Director Joe Campanale, while Executive Pastry Chef Katherine Thompson oversees the pastry program. L'Apicio is open for dinner seven days a week and brunch on the weekends, featuring lounge and bar areas and outdoor seating, in addition to the main and private dining rooms.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Second visit
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"L'Apicio was great. We took 2 out of towners and they loved it. Food is delicious, service attentive and ambience fun. I only gave it 4 stars in service categories bc they made several mistakes - nothing too serious and they quickly & cheerfully fixed them. We didn't like the first bottle of wine,they brought us another and didn't charge us! In fact all their food mistakes they removed from the bill. It's very noisy - & crowded. That can be fun or not . Although we didn't love it as much as the first time, we still enjoyed it and will go one more time."
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse is a Rodizio style restaurant. Rodizio is a method of serving meat that originated in the south of Brazil in the early 1800's. The concept is to serve a wide variety of different cuts of beef - sirloin, baby beef, top round, skirt steak, short ribs, brisket, rib eye; pork - ham, pork ribs, sausage, pork loin, suckling pig; chicken - chicken legs, chicken hearts; turkey - wrapped in bacon; lamb, fish, etc. in succession, to each diner individually right at their table. A meal typically begins with a trip to the gourmet salad bar, which features a variety of vegetables and composed salads in addition to four hot dishes. We also serve a selection of side dishes at your table. The main course, the highlight of the meal, will start when you flip your coaster-sized "chip" from the red side to the green side, signaling the meat cutters you're ready to be served. Winner of Three Consecutive NYC Health Dept "Golden Apple Award".
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great spot before the theater
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We have been to plataforma before many years ago, & to the one in TriBeCa . Love the TriBeCa one better, better ambience. This one is older beginning to show its age. Love churasscha's, love capahrinia's. The service was very attentive, food good. Kind of pricey, lots of big groups, tourists? Business people? We had a good time, we we ate too much, got to the theater on time. Will we go again ? I doubt it unless we are a big group. We like healthier food these days."
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Le Colonial is a truly delightful culinary experience. Like stepping into French Colonial Southeast Asia, this two-story restaurant, designed by Greg Jordan, consists of a main dining room with louvered wall panels, colorful tile floors, and vintage photos of Vietnam. Upstairs is an elegant, but lively, lounge serving a full dinner or just appetizers and cocktails. The lounge serves as an ideal setting for private parties and business dinners. Chef Ronald Wingwee Hsu serves an authentic Vietnamese menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great before Carnegie hall
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2008
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We have been here several times always with 6 people. The service is impeccable. The food is delicious and the ambience transports me out of the city to a tropical colonial city. The tables are sufficiently spaced so that one table isn't on top of another & conversation can be heard. The prices are reasonable. We will go back. Next time we are going to go upstairs because it looks like fun up there."
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups
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Erminia, opened in 1982, is New York City’s most romantic restaurant. Obtaining some of the Zagat Survey’s most highly rated scores for food, service and décor each year, the Roman influenced Italian food is second to none on the Upper East Side. Forbes Magazine twice selected Erminia as its number one Top Pick for food. Most diners agree that the original concoctions prepared here will win the hearts of all those who come to experience the fare. The Swiss Alps cabin-like atmosphere accents the rustic feel at Erminia.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A great spot !
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Dined on 03/27/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have been wanting to go to Erminia for a long time but couldn't get a reservation, but last night we were able to get a table. It was wonderful! The ambiance is warm and delightful. The food was delicious. Italian restaurants abound in the UES but this one sets itself apart, because the food was so well prepared from homemade pasta to fish that was cooked perfectly, and not swimming in olive oil. Everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed their dinner. The service was attentive. We will definitely try again for another reservation."
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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