BTrotta
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BTrotta's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    September 8, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 17, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
BTrotta's Reviews
 
TAO Group, the pioneers of the Pan-Asian trend that swept New York City over a decade ago, unveils the evolution of the TAO brand with the opening of TAO Downtown. TAO Group will mark the next iteration of the brand, taking over the spaces formerly home to Hiro Ballroom and Matsuri located beneath the Maritime Hotel and will seat up to 400 throughout the restaurant, with approximately 300 seats in the main dining room alone.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Overall Awesome Experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Five spice Short Ribs (Excellent) - Spice Yellowtail Roll (Good) - Peking Duck (Good) - Yellowtail Jalapeno Shashimi (Good) - Shrimp Lettuce Wraps (Very Good)
Huge Place - Stadium Seating Setup - Very Talented - Typical expensive drinks for the scene - In Maritime Hotel - Get seating on the main floor"
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Offering seasonally focused, contemporary American seafood, where only the finest and freshest seafood is highlighted. Guests will be enchanted by the superb selection of raw bar favorites and delicious appetizers which include East & West Coast Oysters, Chilled Lobster, and expertly seasoned Yellowfin Tuna Tartare. Entrée selections are sure to delight, with succulent Alaskan King Crab Legs, elegant Herb Basted Black Bass and the menu wouldn't be complete without the addition of SFG's Surf & Turf - tender filet mignon and buttery steamed lobster.<br />The sleek interior, with tile floors, shimmering blue lighting, and mirrored accents give the space a modern edge while the Main Dining Room takes cues from a classic steakhouse with dark wood floors, wainscoting, and a roaring marble fireplace. SFG boasts not one but two private dining options for more intimate events. The Sea Fire Grill lends the perfect balance to refined cuisine, chic décor, and impeccable service. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Solid Food - Service was ok - Corporate crowd
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/05/2014
 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
"Colossal Shrimp (Good) - Calamari (Good) - Scallops (Very Good) - Rack of Lamb (Very Good)
Service (Ok) - Martini (Ok) - Expensive but solid food - very corporate crowd - not talented"
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Attentive service, fine American cuisine, a Grand Award-winning wine list and unique, historical surroundings set ‘21’ apart. Once a glamorous speakeasy, today '21' is one of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City. In addition to our two restaurants, the Bar Room and 'Upstairs', this four-story townhouse features ten private party rooms ideal for celebrations, meetings and banquets, including the legendary Prohibition-era Wine Cellar. <br /><br />DRESS CODE: No jeans or sneakers. Jackets are necessary for gentlemen.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Service - Good Food - Historic Place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Steak tartare (OK - not as good as expected) - Crabcake (Very Good) - Rib Eye (Very tasty and good perfectly at medium)
Amazing service - chauncey was our waiter - old school place - power lunches/dinners - historic - Expensive"
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Special Features: special occasion
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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
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
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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