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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    2
  • First Review
    December 24, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 2, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.6
 
 
USWDiner's Reviews
 
When Shinbashi originally opened in 1974 waitresses wearing traditional clothing served the then novel sushi and traditional Japanese dishes. Shinbashi became popular amongst Japanese businessmen visiting New York and the restaurant was reviewed in the New York Times by Ruth Reichi in 1998 calling it "venerable Japanese." The new incarnation is following in the tradition of attracting Japanese guests but does so in a modern setting. The restaurant remains streamlined and cleanly lit so as to showcase the food. Quality of fish and presentation are of the highest standard and it is this attention to detail that is carried into the attentive service. Shinbashi offers an environment for you to appreciate your meal at the pace you choose and the space to enjoy your conversation.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Superb Japanese cuisine, presented beautifully, in a room that is quiet enough to allow easy conversation at lunch."
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for lunch
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The last of its kind near 42nd St., Chez Josephine is a neighborhood gem. A tribute to legendary Josephine Baker, this Parisian bistro with live music and tantalizing menu exudes theatrical panache. One of New York's most romantic restaurants, a bit of Montmartre on 42nd St., the landmark jewel sparkles with an intimate setting of red velvet walls, a cavalcade of chandeliers and a blue-tin ceiling. The eclectic menu reinvents the traditional cuisine of the French bistro in an explosion of tantalizing flavor. Jean-Claude and Jarry Baker are your warm and welcoming hosts who treat you as family whether you come before the show, after the show, for a leisurely dinner in-between, or a drink at the zinc bar.<br><br>Chez Josephine draws a crowd unlike any other in New York as food critic Bryan Miller noted when he wrote: The dining room is a confluence of the famous and the fashionable, the infamous and unsung-with every shade of skin on earth and indeed you feelthe magic of Chez Josephine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"An excellent setting for a dinner where one could have unhurried conversation across the table accompanied by very good food. The salad and white asparagus soup were excellent; the duck entrée as well, but the striped bass (while very fresh) was a little under-spiced."
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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A forum for Lincoln Center’s performing arts culture for nearly 30 years, Café Fiorello features a sprawling bar filled with more than 50 kinds of antipasti. Finished in warm wood, brass and mirrors, the main dining room suggests a timeless charm. In addition to the hot and cold antipasto specialties of vegetables and seafood, the menu features updated Italian classics and specialty dishes, as well as a selection of seafood, steak, veal & pasta.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Cafe Fiorello offers excellent food, but one pays a premium for the restaurant's convenience to Lincoln Center. Some dining areas are isolated from teh main room, which moderates the noise level somewhat but it can be hard to hear (and even to squeeze into tables) in the energetic main room. Our waiter was superb. The array of antipasto is always delicious and impressive."
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2006
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When Shinbashi originally opened in 1974 waitresses wearing traditional clothing served the then novel sushi and traditional Japanese dishes. Shinbashi became popular amongst Japanese businessmen visiting New York and the restaurant was reviewed in the New York Times by Ruth Reichi in 1998 calling it "venerable Japanese." The new incarnation is following in the tradition of attracting Japanese guests but does so in a modern setting. The restaurant remains streamlined and cleanly lit so as to showcase the food. Quality of fish and presentation are of the highest standard and it is this attention to detail that is carried into the attentive service. Shinbashi offers an environment for you to appreciate your meal at the pace you choose and the space to enjoy your conversation.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 02/24/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Superb sushi; a staff that atends, but doesn't hover. It's an excellent business lunch setting because the quiet atmosphere allows for easy conversation."
Dined on 02/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
+1point
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The Library at The Public is an Astor-era lounge tucked away in the mezzanine level of The Public Theater's new downtown home at Astor Place serving classic and inspired cocktails, wine, and Chef Andrew Carmellini's eclectic American menu sourcing local ingredients and New York influence.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2013
 2006
Dined on 12/22/2013
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We felt like we had discovered some great untapped secret of the City. From the superb bar menu (try the "shrubs," to plentifully portioned salads appropriate to the season (root vegetables; pears; squash all featured); to a brunch menu that, while not extensive, runs teh gamut from eggs to burgers the meal was a delight.. Service was knowledgeable and attentive, but not hovering. The room had a pleasant buzz, an undertone, that gave energy but allowed for easy conversation. Get there before the crowd finds it."
Dined on 12/22/2013
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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