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  • First Review
    January 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 11, 2014
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John DeLucie is the Chef Proprietor of Crown, Bill's Food & Drink, and The Lion restaurants in New York City. DeLucie opened Crown in a 1930's mansion steps away from The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Bill's Food & Drink opened in November 2012 in Manhattan’s Midtown, and features hearty American cuisine. The Lion opened in May 2010 and is located in the West Village – it features a menu consistent with the Chef himself; classic American with undeniable Italian influences.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great find
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2006
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Made reservation here only because it was close to an event I was taking a friend to for her birthday, knowing nothing about restaurant, and I was richly rewarded. What a surprisingly beautiful place with the back room covered by a high ceiling of glass, and windows making up the entire side wall. The service & food were excellent. I had a beet salad followed by grilled octopus, my friend the tuna tartare and seared scallops. We shared roared brussel sprouts with bacon. For dessert the chocolate soufflé came out with a candle for my friend, I had the honey lavender panna cotta with citrus which was amazing. I would love to go back, and plan to."
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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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
Love the octopus
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Wish they would have t more often!! Also love the Choban salad, Cacik, hummus, etc. Everything there is great!"
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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Renowned Chef Todd English reinvents his flagship restaurant Olives New York located in the W Hotel Union Square. May 2012 brought the highly anticipated renovation featuring dramatic and sophisticated new interior designs, complimented by English's signature modern Mediterranean cuisine. Come see the rebirth of this Union Square favorite- we eagerly anticipate your visit! <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Very generous small plates!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2006
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Went to Olive's on a busy Saturday evening. 3 of us ordered the Olive's Mezze, 3 small plates & 2 salads, a side of carrots and a flatbread. Way too much food! The Mezze was great, as were the carrots and the cauliflower. The spicy shrimp were more fried dough than shrimp and our salads arrived about 30 minutes after we finished everything else. The fig/prosciuto flatbread was tasty but how can it be eaten "gracefully" when one cannot bite through the proscuito and it is layered on in long strips? The beet salad was way too salty. Ate a bite and left the rest. What was good was great but the shrimp, beet salad and the poorly thought out flatbread takes my rating from very good to good. On a nice note, the bill was only $115!"
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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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
Live A La Turka!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/16/2014
 2006
Dined on 01/16/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Can be difficult to get a check. Love, love, love the food. Conan salad, cavil, pastrami hummus, grilled calamari &, as always, love the grilled octopus - wish they had it more!!!"
Dined on 01/16/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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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 Mexican Food!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2006
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"First time I have been here in about 2 decades and I loved it. The guacamole prepared table side is wonderful and the caesar salad was a refreshing starter. We shared the duck tacos with the salad, and then the salmon dinner. It was all wonderful. I look forward to going back sooner than 2 decades from now!"
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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