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    November 27, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 4, 2015
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The critically-acclaimed and award-winning Saffron Restaurant & Lounge is the brain child of brothers Saed & Chef Sameh Wadi. Opened in February 2007 and now nationally recognized for their fresh interpretation of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, featuring a seasonal menu with a strong emphasis on the old world tradition of sharing a meal, from the delectable Mezze/Tapas to the unique selections of Tagine and Entrées, you are sure to find something to crave. <br /><br />The bar at Saffron is an ideal location to sit and relax while enjoying unique, hand-crafted cocktails, craft beer or enjoy a glass of wine from the perfectly adapted wine list with selections from around the world. <br /><br />The space itself boast a vibrant, warm and inviting atmosphere, while staying casual and fun, which makes it a perfect location for dinner with family and friends, business associates or an intimate night out.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great food in a beautiful setting
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We chose this restaurant because it was a highly rated place with what looked like pretty healthy food. It does indeed have simply wonderful Mediterranean food. The room is in a large warehouse building downtown and the decoration is really beautiful, in an understated way that is romantic and makes the large room seem intimate. We consulted the waiter on what to order and received excellent advice. I had the tagline and it was artfully spiced. The service was attentive and friendly, but still correct, and the front of the room was really lovely and welcoming. Definitely lived up to all the great reviews."
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Maialino is a Roman-inspired trattoria from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, located in Gramercy Park. Maialino captures the warmth and comfort of a true neighborhood trattoria, with a menu that celebrates the restaurant's ongoing relationship with its local family of farmers and suppliers. Executive Chef Nick Anderer draws inspiration from the Roman cooking tradition to create soulful food, reflective of the rich culture of both Rome and New York.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Beautiful restaurant with justly praised food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/02/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/02/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our meal was a wonderful surprise. Not that I hadn't seen the superb ratings and reviews it receives, but I just wondered about a menu centered around pork. Was I wrong! First, there are lots of items on the menu that are not pork--my friend had a wonderful lamb dish. But I had one of their pork specialties as the main course and it was out of this world! I had forgotten that the brilliance of pork is that it marries successfully with so many flavors and the seasoning here knocked my socks off. The room is beautiful, the service impeccable and warm, and the wine list is terrific. We had wines by the glass--very good wine well-priced. It was a superb experience."
Dined on 2/02/2015
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Bar Boulud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s bistro and wine bar located across from New York City's Lincoln Center. An exquisite array of housemade charcuterie complements sumptuous French cooking for both lunch and dinner. Bar Boulud offers a 3 course price fixe for lunch for $29 and dinner for $45. Outdoor dining is available on the terrace seasonally. Three private wine-themed dining rooms adjacent to the wine cellar are also available for private events. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Love this restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/05/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/05/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I come here often with friends before Lincoln Center performances. It's always a favorite. This was another really good meal. My friend is aiming for a low-carb diet--believe it or not, you can find good choices here between the appetizers and the mains. And I had one of the specials that appears frequently and is at the other end of the carb spectrum--squid ink pasta. The front was very welcoming and we had great service."
Dined on 2/05/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Great Roman classic dishes with accents of Tuscan fare.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Terrific Italian in the Theater District
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We hadn't been here for a while and had forgotten what a great pre-theater choice this is. Many Italian restaurants dot the theater district, some of them lovely, with great food, but often pricey, others with good food but a somewhat rushed quality to get everyone out on time This one falls right in the sweet spot of terrific food, not too formal, decent table spacing, and very efficient service, all at a good price. The three of us had pastas; I had saltimbocca. We started with sharing appetizers--you can't go wrong, and we just chose what we generally love. The food was great! We even had time for coffee afterwards. We'll be back!"
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Just blocks away from Manhattan’s lively Union Square, our third New York location provides a warm and vibrant setting for our award-winning authentic Mexican cuisine. Designed by David Rockwell, the restaurant features architectural accents inspired by the late, famed Mexican architect, Luis Barragan. The internally illuminated electric-blue tiled water wall features cliff diver figurines and candles among the cascading water to separate the bar from the main dining room. Warm terracotta and yellow colors with hot pink accents are featured throughout the restaurant as well as traditional, one-of-a-kind Mexican crafts, fabrics and artwork. This combination creates the perfect backdrop for the festive atmosphere and innovative Mexican cuisine of Rosa Mexicano.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food at a happening place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2003
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
"My friend and I stopped here after a play. The tableside prep of guacamole is fun, and it's a delicious fun appetizer with one of the many margaritas they prepare here. We went for frozen pomegranate margaritas--delicious. The entrées are interesting takes on Mexican cuisine. We had the chicken pibil with saluted plantains and saluted peppers. Many dishes had yummy cheese in their preparation; this one did not, which is why we chose it. It was beautifully spiced--plenty of flavor, just a little heat. The restaurant filled quickly and soon it had a large waiting line. It's easy to see why. And despite the good crowd, the tables are well-spaced. We could have a good conversation without raising our voices."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot
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Delivering the bounty of the eastern shore line to the Upper West Side is Ed’s Chowder House, a new restaurant by Chef Ed Brown (chef/owner of Michelin Star-rated restaurant eighty one) and China Grill Management. Inspired by the ports of the East Coast, Brown’s refined yet unpretentious take on authentic “sea shack cuisine” features signature seafood in a vibrant, energetic setting complete with a raw bar and a full-service Chowder Bar serving crisp cocktails, cold microbrews, namesake chowders, steamers, lobster rolls and more.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great restaurant week menu!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/02/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/02/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Ed's is a favorite near Lincoln Center. The food is terrific; you can choose your noise level, which falls as your table is farther from the bar. This time, Ed's offered a restaurant week menu of their signature starters and mains. What a wonderful deal! I had the salmon tartar with a touch of crème fraiche and caviar and the Chatham cod covered in potato chips. My friend, who ordered from the main menu, had the shrimp cocktail and the chilled half lobster. One great thing about Ed's--you can choose a meal to fit your level of hunger and your dietary preferences. Nice listing of wines by the glass."
Dined on 3/02/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Named after the beautiful and feisty dairy cow who presides over André Balazs' Hudson Valley farm, the Locusts on Hudson, Narcissa marries the clean flavors and impeccably-sourced ingredients of California cuisine with new techniques of roasting, rotisserie and slow-cooking. Seasonal, local and organic produce from the farm have been specifically planted to support Chef John Fraser's healthy, multi-layered American menu, which offers both simplicity and sophistication. <br />The intimate neighborhood restaurant offers two dining rooms, one featuring a large open kitchen and chef counter, the other overlooking a charming private garden, allowing for al fresco dining in warmer months. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful food; healthy preparations
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/19/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/19/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Wow--this was fantastic. We had a delicious dinner. Everything was beautifully prepared. We had appetizers of two salads--one greens, one shaved Brussels sprouts. Generous and could make a salad believer of anyone. Our mains were the chicken and the basa (whitefish). Again, wonderful, tasty preparations, but without excessive carbohydrates and dairy). I emphasize this not because I'm a health nut, but because the flavors were vibrant and the plating was gorgeous. Service was excellent. A real find."
Dined on 2/19/2015
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Marseille is a casual Southern French restaurant with Mediterranean influences.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
First brunch, first rate experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"My friends and I love this restaurant for pre-theater dinner and even just dinner. This was my first experience with brunch. It was wonderful. I ordered the Moroccan omelet--was it delicious! My friends ordered the poached eggs and the healthy omelet. We all enjoyed our dishes. And they make an excellent, well-priced bloody Mary as well as several kinds of mimosa. I can now check great for brunch in the future!"
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Caffe e Vino is hidden treasure located in the upcoming neighborhood of Fort Greene just a few steps away from BAM. Executive Chef, Giuseppe Gambino creates northern Italian cuisine with pastas made on premises, fresh meats, fish and seasonal organic ingredients with a modern twist. Pastry Chef, Elez Bucaj presents interesting selections of homemade Italian dessert such as ricotta cheese cake and panacotta. Daily fresh pasta and dessert takes center stage on the basic Italian menu of Caffe e Vino.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great food and service near BAM
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My friends and I love this restaurant. I just had to see Tamburlaine again, and came here by myself. To me, being a singleton is the ultimate test of good service--it was passed with flying, flying colors. The owners and wait staff are so warm! I had two specials--a wonderful gnocchi and an absolutely terrific branzino with mussels and calamari. I couldn't resist the three small cannolis for dessert--scrumptious. And the pour of my delicious cabernet was very generous. This place is simply great--tremendously good food, welcoming service and just a couple blocks from BAM, Mark Morris and the new Theater for a New Audience building. You'll love it!"
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Bar Boulud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s bistro and wine bar located across from New York City's Lincoln Center. An exquisite array of housemade charcuterie complements sumptuous French cooking for both lunch and dinner. Bar Boulud offers a 3 course price fixe for lunch for $29 and dinner for $45. Outdoor dining is available on the terrace seasonally. Three private wine-themed dining rooms adjacent to the wine cellar are also available for private events. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
the best restaurant near Lincoln Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I like many restaurants near Lincoln Center, but I love this one. First, the front if so welcoming. I ate here by myself, something I do once a year or so, and the greeting, the table, and the service was lovely. Second, I love those gougeres served once you're seated. Third, I had a wonderful meal of Pate de grandmere and the squid ink linguine with lardo., two favorites. The sommelier was pouring a lovely 1995 Bordeaux, nice and soft, and wonderful. I finished with a cappuccino. This. Is the kind of pre-theater restaurant you go to even when you don't have any theater."
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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