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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    August 21, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 6, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.6
 
 
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Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern. <br /><br />The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.<br /><br />*Please note that for diners bringing in wine, a $35 corkage fee (per 750 ml bottle of wine), with a limit of two bottles, will be charged.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food, service needed work.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Thanksgiving day meal was delicious from beginning to end. The dinner and desserts had wonderful fresh ingredients which were prepared with imagination and skill. A delight! Unfortunately, the service beginning with an indifferent greeting at the front door and what can only be described as a great reluctance to check coats was a disappointment. The service throughout the meal was uneven. Thanksgiving can often be a difficult day to have enough staff, but the restaurant was well staffed, but some of the servers were just not focused on the customers."
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2006
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Ardesia Wine Bar is a casual food and wine bar located in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City inspired by the neighborhood's historic past and vibrant present.<br /> <br><br><br />Our wine list boasts over 30 wines by the glass with something for every palate and every pocketbook. Combining local and international, familiar favorites and undiscovered gems, we love to compare and contrast old and new world wines. We emphasize mineral-driven wines that offer the quintessential expression of their origins. Ardesia Wine Bar also offers a unique mix of local and international beers.<br /> <br><br><br />Our eclectic food menu consists of everything we love to have with wine or beer and all items are designed to be shared.<br /><br><br><br />In the warm weather months enjoy a glass of wine on our 35-seat patio.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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Ardesia Wine Bar is a casual food and wine bar located in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City inspired by the neighborhood's historic past and vibrant present.<br /> <br><br><br />Our wine list boasts over 30 wines by the glass with something for every palate and every pocketbook. Combining local and international, familiar favorites and undiscovered gems, we love to compare and contrast old and new world wines. We emphasize mineral-driven wines that offer the quintessential expression of their origins. Ardesia Wine Bar also offers a unique mix of local and international beers.<br /> <br><br><br />Our eclectic food menu consists of everything we love to have with wine or beer and all items are designed to be shared.<br /><br><br><br />In the warm weather months enjoy a glass of wine on our 35-seat patio.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list
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Lavagna opened its doors on February 1st 1999.The restaurant offers casual Italian trattoria fare at moderate prices. The vibe is candlelit, cozy, with an old wood burning oven, exposed brick walls, a pressed tin ceiling and a small wine bar where one can dine also. A wall of French doors swing open in the warmer weather to a seasonal sidewalk cafe of 20 seats. The kitchen concept is to create dishes traditionally Italian, emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients and product of the highest quality. The menu highlights include homemade pastas, a wood oven roasted fish for two, roast pork chop, baby rack of lamb and of course the rigatoni with sweet and spicy sausage that has become a classic over the years. The wine list has been a yearly recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002 and it focuses on hard to find wines from regional Italy along with other international selections.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Ardesia Wine Bar is a casual food and wine bar located in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City inspired by the neighborhood's historic past and vibrant present.<br /> <br><br><br />Our wine list boasts over 30 wines by the glass with something for every palate and every pocketbook. Combining local and international, familiar favorites and undiscovered gems, we love to compare and contrast old and new world wines. We emphasize mineral-driven wines that offer the quintessential expression of their origins. Ardesia Wine Bar also offers a unique mix of local and international beers.<br /> <br><br><br />Our eclectic food menu consists of everything we love to have with wine or beer and all items are designed to be shared.<br /><br><br><br />In the warm weather months enjoy a glass of wine on our 35-seat patio.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2006
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