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    April 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 14, 2014
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Lidia Bastianich & her son Joe's Theater District mainstay. Best known for the $22.95 pasta tasting menu & the great selections on the $25 Italian wine list. Loved by locals & out of towners alike, Becco has been serving consistently delicious regional Italian cuisine since 1993. Located on the famed Restaurant Row in NYC's Theatre District, Becco is open for lunch & dinner seven days a week. Enjoy signature dishes, like the Osso Bucco, as well as the bounty of fresh seasonal preparations. The Reserve Wine list has many of Italy's best known producers, as well as some more eclectic wine makers. A knowledgeable staffer will be on hand to help you make a great choice. With 18 years on restaurant row, great food & great service help make Becco the right choice time & time again.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A rave review!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/12/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/12/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Restaurant row, theater district--lots of great choices, many Italian. This place is loud, crowded, people crammed into corners waiting for tables--my heart sank. But I was quickly seated, and once at one of the well-spaced tables, I felt like I was on an isle of serenity--an isle with a terrific chef. The service is impeccable, fast not rushed, and warm not overly friendly. The bread basket is generous and to die for. The brief wine by the glass has great choices--a very generous pour of Amarone. Great Caesar salad. Very nice chicken galleta which was simply lovely with a great spring risotto. I ordered wonderful mushrooms on the side. And the price point is tremendous. No wonder it's highly rated by diners!"
Dined on 6/12/2014
 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
A favorite among favorites
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/28/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/28/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My friend and I had another beautiful meal before the ballet. I had a special salad of egg, asparagus and morels--super--my friend the warm white asparagus soup. The main course was a special squid ink pasta with trout roe and a rosemary-orange lardo. Scrumptious. As always, the service was wonderful; the front of the house is outstanding; and the restaurant is busy with a warm, friendly vibe. I love this restaurant!"
Dined on 5/28/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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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
fantastic place B4 Lincoln Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/23/2014
 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
"This place keeps getting better and better. The food is out of this world. We had a special appetizer that was scallops, favas, and other spring items. It was simply outstanding--one of the best scallop preparations I have ever had in my life. My friend ordered the cold half lobster; I ordered composed main. We both enjoy coming back here again and again."
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Serving classic, comfortable, and timeless American cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Henry VIII Nostalgia
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2003
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 remember this restaurant from my childhood. The kitchen was the grill for the Normandy Inn, with a more formal restaurant behind it. What was most notable was the prominence of Henry VIII, a true gourmand, as the kitchen's north star. So I had to have the Henry VIII buyer, the last vestige of those wonderful days. The burger was good, the service excellent, my glass of pinot noir ample and well-priced, the ambience a little too quiet (perhaps Henry VIII in a pensive mood). The fries were quite good. Like most trips down memory lane, it's not possible to go back, but the Normandy Kitchen provided a solid dinner."
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Chef Luke Wallace prepares seasonal inspired dishes at Tom Colicchio’s casual Flatiron restaurant. The menu features a wide variety of small & large plates from Snacks, House-Made Charcuterie, Salumi, Artisanal Cheeses, Salads as well as Handmade Pastas, all expertly prepared and beautifully presented. The rustic and comfortable dining room lends itself to a quick lunch where guests can try our Croque Monsieur, a full dinner of Choucroute Garnie and Ricotta Ravioli, or a snack of Pecorino Arancini and East Coast Oysters. We are also serving a soul-satisfying brunch with dishes like Pork Scrapple & Eggs and our Applewood Smoked Salmon prepared in-house. Be sure to save room for Pastry Chef, Abby Swain’s creations including her take on the S’mores Tart.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great food destination
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The restaurant is a storefront--a sophisticated storefront, but not fancy. The reason to come here is the food. I had a duck and quail cacciatore--It was fantastic, with delicious vegetables and polenta. We split roasted oysters, and they were prepared with a piquant, deeply pungent sauce, which contrasted terrifically with the oysters and their juice. We both thought the food was terrific. There are tempting desserts (we did not indulge). The prices are reasonable, and given the quality and interesting food, a veritable bargain. The wait staff is good, and the front of the house is youthful and charming."
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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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
potato crusted cod is the best!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our pre-ballet meal was terrific. I had the potato-crusted Chatham cod--one of the best fish preparations ever--and my friend had the salmon. The restaurant camped us some wonderful asparagus. The restaurant has a very nice ambience in the back and it's nice and quiet. The service is really warm and friendly. It's a great place to go before Lincoln Center."
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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A 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Top 100 Restaurant. Willi’s Wine Bar's classic roadhouse appeal captures the casual, laid-back nature of the Sonoma County Wine Country. Tourists and locals feel equally at home enjoying a quick bite or lingering over a glass of wine. The menu at Willi's features 32 international small plates, some wildly inventive and others comfortingly familiar. The knowledgeable staff is eager to help create perfect pairings with wines from the extensive wine list. Diners will find a dazzling array of wines by local producers and are likely to find the winemakers themselves at a nearby table. All wines are available in a two-ounce taste as well as by the glass or bottle. Patio dining is covered and heated.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Roadside Inn, California Style
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/21/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/21/2014
 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 enjoyed the ambience of this restaurant. I had forgotten my reading glasses; they lent me a pair. I asked how to order, given the large number of small plates. I ordered the recommended two--a delicious spinach salad and superb Morrocan lamb chops. Portions are generous, and I nonetheless ordered a cheese course to end the evening--absolutely excellent cheeses, very special. I went with the wait-person's wine recommendations and had two terrific glasses of wine. The atmosphere--incredibly relaxed. The service efficient--the waitpersons are busy and they keep moving!"
Dined on 4/21/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Ca Bianca's cuisine is a blend from multiple regions of Italy, from Milano in the north to Sicilia in the south. Our delicious array of tantalizing dishes include house-made pasta and bread, perfectly cooked steaks, seafood classics, creative antipasti, garden fresh salads, and of course, rich desserts. Ca Bianca is a treasure of warmth and charm in the heart of Santa Rosa.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Gorgeous with great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/22/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/22/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"What a beautiful restaurant! The walls are a pale yellow with gentle landscapes set into the wall and a blue-grey ceiling. The food is sensation. I had a wonderful avocado salad, followed by saltimbocca. The preparation reminded me of the sublime version I had had in Rome--sage sandwiched between the veal and the prosciutto. It was simply terrific! I followed that up with unforgettable cannoli. IT was without question the best casnnoli I have ever had--almond flavored, a very thin crust, sprinkled with almost slices and shavings. The house is surrounded by a pretty little garden. Service was beautiful."
Dined on 4/22/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Mastro's collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Gorgeous room, great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"First, the understated, lowered light dining room in neutrals and darks surprises you with its sophistication. From the arrival of the bread to our shared dessert, the food was fantastic. We ordered albacore in black truffle oil--so delicate and so delicious! We all had the bone-in filet prepared medium--it couldn't have been better seasoned or more perfectly cooked. We complemented that with the sauteed mushrooms (nothing complments a steak better) and sauteed spinach. When we asked for more crostini, we got a half dozen. And the chocolate sin cake with crème anglaise was the perfect ending. Service was incredible. We'll be back!"
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love this restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a wonderful pre-opera dinner. Normally, we give this restaurant 5 stars, because the food is very good, there's always a nice range of choices and the front and the wait staff are great. This evening, we loved the chicken with morels, the curried crab salad, both soups (pea and white asparagus). One of us was disappointed in one special (a crispy pork belly special, especially the accompanying slaw) and the steak, which he felt was a bit dry. What I like about the restaurant is that they do have interesting special and lots of menu rotation and once in a blue moon, the concept might not just work. We're going back next week!"
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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