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    October 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 26, 2015
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There's a time each year when Rome shimmers with a celebration known as "White Nights." It's an all-night festival of culture and the arts, but most importantly to us, it's a celebration of food and drink! Notti Bianche and Executive Chef Michael Cassady embrace this spirit each day serving seasonal, reasonably priced Italian trattoria fare throughout the day!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Notti Bianchi is very special
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We love to go to Notti Bianchi. The food is excellent, the ambiance pleasantly unusual and the service well informed. It is a 5 minute walk to the Kennedy Center which is another plus! Last night I had a venison carpaccio and veal ragu on Tagliatelle - both were outstanding. Pasta can be ordered in 1/2 size portions - Yumm. Wines by the glass are excellent and are never kept too long after they have been opened. Go and Enjoy!"
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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There's a time each year when Rome shimmers with a celebration known as "White Nights." It's an all-night festival of culture and the arts, but most importantly to us, it's a celebration of food and drink! Notti Bianche and Executive Chef Michael Cassady embrace this spirit each day serving seasonal, reasonably priced Italian trattoria fare throughout the day!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Favorite for pre theater and more
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2003
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Notti Bianchi is our favorite for pre theater. On Sunday we were in the neighborhood and they had space. The restaurant was fairly quiet - all the theater people had left. T he food was excellent as well as the service. Tendency is for young energetic servers who are very knowledgeable - quite a delight. we will go again - and not just for pre theater!"
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Fiola, Fabio Trabocchi's modern Italian Trattoria, features Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients from our farms and markets. The menu will change constantly focusing on seasonal ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fiola - phenomenal!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Fiola is outstanding in almost every way! The only drawback was waiting more than 30 minutes for our table and then sitting in the bar. Admittedly it was Christmas Eve - but they knew that when the reservation was made. The food is quite literally ethereal! We had the 4 course al a Carte menu - the veal stuffed with foie gras was beyond compare. We also had an awesome tomato soup, lobster ravioli, tuna tartare and delicious desserts. the wine list is exhaustive and the wine steward very helpful without suggesting wines beyond a reasonable budget. The price tag is significant, but totally understandable based on the quality of what emerges from the kitchen and wine cellar."
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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The Sushi Ko food philosophy is Cuisine of Subtraction. According to Creative Director Daisuke Utagawa, subtraction allows chefs to reveal the essence of each ingredient in it's most honest yet refined state. By subtly combining other ingredients, a taste sensation is created that demonstrates the complexity and beauty of nature for the eye and the palate.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great neighborhood fine
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Sushi ko is not your ordinary Japanese restaurant. The smoked mussel soup is a take off from Miso and is exquisite. the brussel sprouts were most unusual and very tasty. Service is good and servers can describe the dishes well. It takes a while to study the menu and how it is organized, but once conquered - YUMM"
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Please come join Todd & Ellen Gray and the Equinox staff to delight in some of the seasons best flavors from the mid-atlantic region.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Equinox is a delight!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2003
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
"Equinox is not a restaurant one usually thinks of for pre theater, but we love it for that purpose. Parking is easy in the 5:30 time frame on weekends; service is not harried and so you receive excellent attention and the noise level is most pleasantly quiet. To top that off, the food is excellent. Don't miss the escargot done is a Bordeaux cream sauce - YUMM - with LOTS of escargot. The pear and micro greens salad was equally good with a delightful slightly sharp mustardy vinaigrette. Wines by the glass are well priced and delicious. the wait staff were very cognizant of our theater commitment and served accordingly - though not rushed. I can't wait to return!"
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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There's a time each year when Rome shimmers with a celebration known as "White Nights." It's an all-night festival of culture and the arts, but most importantly to us, it's a celebration of food and drink! Notti Bianche and Executive Chef Michael Cassady embrace this spirit each day serving seasonal, reasonably priced Italian trattoria fare throughout the day!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great pre-theater at NOtti Bianchi
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Notti Bianchi is our favorite pre theater restaurant. They have a new menu and it appears to be just as good as the prior menu. The service is engaging and responsive. My husband always parks the car while I go in to a restaurant. He really appreciates having a martini waiting for him when he arrives - it was! I had the duck breast which was excellent. My husband's Caesar salad was fresh and will constructed. As we were going to the theater we had wines by the glass and they were freshly opened, well selected and paired well with the food. YUMM!"
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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The team from Tamarind, in the Flatiron District, have opened a new restaurant in Tribeca. Tamarind's team of dedicated chef's draw on India's varied regions to take diners on a culinary voyage of the subcontinent. The restaurant's menu includes dishes from Punjab, Hyderabad, Goa, Madras, Lucknow, and Calcutta. India's assertive spices and seasonings distinguish its cooking from all others.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Yummy Tamarind
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"What wonderful flavors! We enjoyed every bite and were so sorry when we were full. The menu is extensive and the servers/wait staff very knowledgeable concerning ingredients, flavors, degrees of heat and such. I had a shrimp dish and my husband had lamb - both exceptional. The appetizers were equally excellent. We had expected a restaurant with an Indian décor. It is not, but it is very tasteful and elegant with wood tones and soft lighting. The wine selection was excellent and the prices most reasonable. Give it a try - I think you will enjoy."
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Cesco osteria combines unparalleled Tuscan-inspired cuisine from multi-award winning Chef Francesco Ricchi with a sensory experience that includes live music, breathtaking lighting, and artisan cocktails in its contemporary Co2 lounge. CESCO osteria offers casual and white tablecloth dining options as well as lounge-style seating, plus the spectacular Terrazzo CESCO for unique al fresco dining and libations. <br />For over 20 years Chef Ricchi has been dazzling guests with his Italian cuisine. He's earned dozens of awards including Best New Restaurant in the US; Top Twenty-Five Restaurants in North America; Best Italian Restaurant and Zagat Distinction. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Cesco delivers
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/30/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/30/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Pasta is fresh, homemade and good.isten to the servers; they are knowledgeable. Most delightful."
Dined on 9/30/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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