BTrotta
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BTrotta's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    June 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 15, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3
 
 
BTrotta's Reviews
 
The 56-seat neighborhood spot is a modern interpretation of a public house, offering casual food, well-crafted cocktails and an extensive selection of intriguing and affordable wines. In the spirit of every great pub, guests are welcomed to drop in for anything from a drink and a quick bite on the way home after work, to joining with friends or family in sharing a meal.<br /><br />Chef Wylie Dufresne, along with Chef de Cuisine Ryan Henderson, apply innovative techniques in the kitchen at Alder, taking familiar dishes and flavor combinations and presenting them in their own unique style, celebrating New York City’s diverse food culture in the process. Dufresne and Henderson find their inspiration in their metropolitan surroundings: New York is a city where we can source the best ingredients from around the world and turn them into something distinctly American.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Solid Food, but not great
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Pigs in a blanket (OK) - Shrimps on Shrimps (Tasty) - Rye Pasta (OK)
Food was good, but not great. Small Portions. Service was actually lacking as our waitress didn't speak English very well and she was hard to understand. Felt rushed. Lively crowd, but not talented. Solid Cocktails."
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Balthazar is a traditional French Brasserie with a bustling railway station atmosphere. Our kitchen serves a variety of meat and poultry dishes including: Duck Shepherds Pie, Roasted Chicken and Steak Frites. Balthazar specializes in seafood with an array of fish entrees and a complete raw oyster and shellfish bar.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Disappopinted
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/03/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/03/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Steak Tartare (Very Tasty) - Moule Frites (Not Good for either - Fries or Mussels) - Duck Confit (Ok - a bit dry).
Service was good - but they rushed us big time and therefore gave us a free glass of wine/dessert - From sit down to out door was 1.5 hrs - Food was ok, not as good as expected, Scene was lively and proper, not talented"
Dined on 9/03/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Pearl & Ash was conceived at the intersection of luxury and simplicity. Our intention is to make the finest quality of food accessible to the masses without sacrificing integrity - while embracing the social and casual satisfaction of a communal setting. Our small plates are designed for sharing and we look forward to serving you and your friends a great selection of drinks and delicious dishes.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good not Great
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Octopus (Good) - Pork Meatballs (Very Good) - Flat Iron Steak (Not Great - Boring) - Cauliflower (OK - has a very distinct herb in it)
Date spot - NO SPIRITS AT ALL (this is a mistake) - Extensive wine menu - small plates - food was mixed in terms of tastiness - service was ok - wine pours were lacking"
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2006
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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