kbny
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    August 2, 2014
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    November 15, 2014
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Amber Upper East is located on the corner of 80th and 3rd Avenue. We serve Japanese and Asian cuisines.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Decent sushi, reasonably priced
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Mixed reviews made me a bit skeptical but my daughter said they had great food in Kip's Bay so I went to try. I thought it was very good & reasonably priced - some nights I just want some quick sushi for less than $50. Loved the Dragon's Bride roll and the Golden Dragon roll was good as well, the Pad Thai was pretty good although my dining companion allergic to peanuts and I think this dish looses something without peanuts. Had Edamame as appetizer & really couldn't have eaten anything else! It was so good I'm going back tonight."
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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A La Turka, an Upper East Side restaurant that opened 17 years ago and is now booked every night, thanks to its great food, lively atmosphere and media attention. The restaurant has been featured on Channel 4, showing how to grill kebabs on the roof of Rockefeller Center, as well as how to make salt baked fish and on Fox5 where Dave Price has showcased its Saturday Night kebab buffet, belly dancers and live music. A La Turka offers along with 20 different kebabs like a kebab factory, including chicken, lamb and beef, also Mediterranean fish selections, as Branzini, in a cozy atmosphere that you and your family feels like having an authentic and remarkable dinner in Bosporus, Istanbul.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Turkish Restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Just went last Saturday because I wanted some of their great grilled octopus. It is always wonderful. Love how they prepare & serve with the grilled red onion & tomato. Choban salad is excellent too and I love the pastrami hummus."
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Love Lucky Rooster
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Came here last May for first time & thought it was a great addition to Hilton Head dining scene, still do. Had the Summer version of shrimp & grits then, tonight started with the arugula salad lightly dressed with lemon juice & olive oil with some shaved parm - perfect - followed by the Fall version of the shrimp & grits with butternut squash, cippolini onions and swiss chard. Amazing. A very light rendition, although the grits were creamy & delicious. Everything was so good, I went back."
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Featuring fresh oysters, signature burgers and specialty martinis, this newly opened restaurant on the Upper East Side at Lex & 75th, 2 blocks south of the 77th St. stop on the 4 and 6 lines, 3 blocks east of Central Park and the Whitney Museum features the new American Cuisine. Restaurants serve Time Out NY’s Best New Burgers in NYC.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Should come here more often!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Hadn't been here in over a year - don't know why. The food is great & our server could not have been nicer. Love the Kale/pear salad and the pumpkin gnocchi were wonderful. Daughter had perfectly cooked salmon and roasted cauliflower - both also fantastic. All this for $90 total including tip. They even refilled iced tea and soda gratis. Great food, reasonably priced in an unpretentious place with friendly solicitous servers - what more could you want?"
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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David Burke Garden at The James New York is an unparalleled outdoor space with its own bar and seating for 130. The space, along with the hotel's urban garden, is landscaped with herb beds and flowers by horticulturalist Rebecca Cole and decorated with sculptures made of recycled materials that reflect the rustic, whimsical vibe. Guests can begin a meal at David Burke Garden with snacks and starters such as a tomato, ricotta and eggplant trifle, tuna tartar tacos with whipped avocado and tomato gazpacho with watermelon and rock shrimp. Sandwiches such as the soft-shell crab with salted mango puree, pickled vegetables and Old Bay mayo and the bacon cheddar Kitchen burger with jalapeno fries complement the open-air space, which also features a 14-seat chef's table and private cabanas. At the bar, sun-brewed iced tea is served in glass jugs, with flavors such as Meyer lemon, hibiscus and ginger-peach. David Burke Garden is open weekdays from noon to 10pm and from 11am-10pm on weekends.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Amazingly terrible service.....
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Took a friend out for his Birthday & went to David Burke Kitchen - Garden as I had a great meal there during restaurant week, despite fact that place was packed. This time Garden was half empty and service was 7/8 empty. When asked to tell us about a dish server's response was "well, let's see what it says here" - well, we could read the menu, were looking for a bit more. My two friends got their appetizers, but no Kale salad for me. Server had put in as entree, even though I ordered salmon entree (which by the way, was delicious). After realizing mistake it was almost 10 minutes before salad appeared - friends were done with their apps. After dinner; one dessert menu. Really - for 3 people, we had to share a dessert menu? Very weird."
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Savor the Flavors of the Mediterranean Region<br />At FIG & OLIVE, each dish is prepared with a special olive oil. Our selection of Extra Virgin Olive Oils include some of the finest olive oils of the Mediterranean region. FIG & OLIVE brings you authentic, fresh and flavorful ingredients, simple yet refined dishes, the health benefits of the olive oil and the Mediterranean diet, and antioxidant quality of figs & olives. <br /><br />“FIG & OLIVE Kitchen and Tasting Bar, leaves no doubt about its Mediterranean loyalties. The chalk-white stucco walls evoke the region, and the menu is dominated by dishes prepared with olive oil” (New York Times April 2005) <br /><br />We have selected wonderful wines from the South of France, Spain and Italy to accompany your culinary journey around the Mediterranean region. Twenty six wines are served by the glass so you can travel from the Provence, to the Tuscan and to the Rioja regions.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful flavors
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2006
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 had forgotten how good food at Fig & Olive was. Was induced to return by e-mail offering 6 free crostini, and offer was fulfilled no fuss no muss. We had the manchego/fig, shrimp/avocado and crab/tomato - all simple and delicious. Went on to have the octopus and a faro/quinoa salad, my daughter the branzino. Everything was really very good and the chocolate pot de creme outrageous. Service was attentive but not obtrusive, we were seated at front of restaurant where it was very calm/quiet, and check came in timely fashion. What more could one want? We will be back."
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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With two restaurants in New York City - on the Upper East Side and at Lincoln Center - and one in Atlantic City, Atlantic Grill is a luxury liner on land, an urban seafood brasserie where nautical décor meets old world charm. Atlantic Grill masters American seafood and showcases a refined raw bar, sushi and signature BR Guest Hospitality. Enjoy oyster, clam and shellfish selections that change daily and, and market-fresh fish available simply grilled a la carte or as composed entrees.<br /><br />Experience Atlantic Grill down the shore at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, with Surf & Turf, Simply Grilled selections, and fresh New England fare, all with a breathtaking view of the beach and boardwalk.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love Atlantic Grill
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Never had a bad meal here! The sushi special was amazing, loved the branzino and my daughter the swordfish with crab/sweet potato hash. We also enjoyed the heirloom tomato salad and the beet with frisee & goat cheese. No room for dessert but what a great meal!"
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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A La Turka, an Upper East Side restaurant that opened 17 years ago and is now booked every night, thanks to its great food, lively atmosphere and media attention. The restaurant has been featured on Channel 4, showing how to grill kebabs on the roof of Rockefeller Center, as well as how to make salt baked fish and on Fox5 where Dave Price has showcased its Saturday Night kebab buffet, belly dancers and live music. A La Turka offers along with 20 different kebabs like a kebab factory, including chicken, lamb and beef, also Mediterranean fish selections, as Branzini, in a cozy atmosphere that you and your family feels like having an authentic and remarkable dinner in Bosporus, Istanbul.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Turkish food, service.....
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went with group of people from work. First of all, food was excellent, as always. Wonderful mezze with Choban (Shepard) salad with feta, hummus, eggplant with tomato, green beans, etc. The house made bread was very nice, and lots of it. Grilled octopus, outstanding. Service was friendly and attentive at first but wonder if our waiter lost interest in us when he realized no one was drinking? He seemed to have lost his charm as the evening wore on. Oh well, I'll be back for the food no matter."
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food" <br />Bernard Shaw <br /><br />The essence of Almayass is best described<br />"...when the hanging leaves dance to the rhythm of delicate breeze."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Lebanese food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I had been to Almayass before & will say I was a bit disappointed. Many pieces of toasted bread in basket were actually burned on one end, Almayass salad seemed overdressed. Labneh Toom and Mouhammara were very good, the sauteed Halloum was OK and the bronzini was OK. Nothing really stood out as I remember it did when I was last there about 18 months ago. Also, it was very noisy. I will probably go back in hopes it was just an "off" night."
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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