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    March 28, 2014
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    July 17, 2014
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Ashtons Alley Atmosphere is an invitation to enjoy great food dishes and drinks in our relaxing dining room or on our large outdoor patio, in the heart of Manhattan on 50Th street just off 3rd avenue. Our outside area is ideal for subtle people watching while soaking up the sun.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Sports bar with good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A cut above standard pub grub. Lots of big screen TV's to watch games. Great place to take a date who likes sports, but doesn't love sports bars."
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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The East Pole, on the Upper East Side, is housed in an historic brownstone on a quiet block of 65th Street. Drawing on old maps and subtle nautical accents, the main dining room & bar is timeless and sophisticated with a clean, simple aesthetic focusing on high quality materials.<br /><br />The menu features simple yet elevated home cooking with a focus on local, seasonal, organic produce and sustainably sourced proteins. For Drinks, our signature cocktail menu & full bar service, with a focus on small batch distilleries, breweries & wineries are all available. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Everything was perfect
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/19/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/19/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This was a late dinner. Normally I'm skeptical about trying a restaurant for the first time after normal dining hours (the staff, chefs, etc all want to go home), but East Pole surpassed my expectations. [The pasta was superb--should be offered as either an appetizer or a main dish.] The food was truly excellent, the service impeccable, dinner was worth every penny. I eat out a lot, I'll be back to East Pole for sure."
Dined on 6/19/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Oliver's Prime is an intimate steakhouse serving juicy steaks and seafood that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come dine in a classic yet, sleek and sexy dining environment with top notch service.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Terrific steakhouse
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Quiet, a bit hidden, worth finding. The meat was as tender as could be. The Buffalo Filet Mignon was perfectly sized. It was nice being able to have a quiet conversation."
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Maloney & Porcelli is a clubby new American restaurant that draws inspiration from a simpler time when three martini lunches were alive and well, steak was for dinner, and servers anticipated guests’ every need, even completing dishes tableside. Begin meals at Maloney & Porcelli with a selection of shellfish, salads or favorites such as Baked Clams Orsini, Peekytoe Crabcake, or Steak Tartare that is finished tableside. For the main course, there is a choice of steaks and shanks, including the famed Crackling Pork Shank with Firecracker Applesauce, lobsters and composed options such as Chicken Under a Brick, Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon, or Beef Shortrib Stroganoff. An array of inventive sides complete the meal, like Gruyere Soufflé, Fried Herb Tater Tots, Broccoli and Pimento Cheese. The desserts inspire nostalgia with a individual red velvet cake served, grasshopper pie for two, and a selection of house-made sorbets, sherbets and ice creams.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
power lunch spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/10/2014
 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
"A perfect selection for a mid-town east business lunch. Large menu, excellent burgers, salads, cold seafood, etc. Clients will be impressed."
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Two simple wooden doors open up to quite a buzz in an otherwise romantic courtyard, where a colorful crowd hangs at the bar and lingers at coveted patio tables. Inside, seats spread throughout the candlelit house-turned-restaurant with intimate furniture. Organic seasonal ingredients, creatively prepared and impeccably presented, characterize our unique menu.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful, wonderful place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Each room has it's own vibe. We sat in the back where it's the most romantic. The food was incredible. I honestly can find no fault or offer any suggestions. Just go and enjoy."
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Spago Beverly Hills, Wolfgang Puck's legendary, flagship restaurant, continues to set the standard for cuisine, service and style, and is consistently recognized as the ultimate in fine dining. Spago presents a completely new menu and design. The master chef has re-invented the entire menu with his signature farm to table philosophy. Puck, along with Managing Partner and James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Lee Hefter, creates imaginative seasonal menus showcasing the best of California’s produce and products. Spago's new design from Waldo Fernandez complements the food with its clean and simple aesthetic, incorporating natural elements to add an organic feel. Spago is the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award and received two stars in The Michelin Guide-Los Angeles edition, one of only three restaurants in the city to win this coveted distinction. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, the restaurant earned the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award, the publication's highest honors.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
The best, period
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It hasn't lost a single step even after all these years. Everything was perfect---period. Each course better than the last. The service, wonderful. A true treat! Enjoy."
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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5 Napkin Burger is an upscale restaurant devoted to the art of the hamburger. The signature is 10 oz of fresh ground chuck topped with rosemary aioli, caramelized onions and melted gruyere on a soft white roll. The full burger lineup includes the all-American Bacon Cheddar, Italian Turkey, Avocado Ranch, Veggie, Lamb, Tuna, Inside Out, even a Burger Salad. While the burgers may be the headliners, the diverse menu of expertly prepared American classics entice foodies to come back nightly. 5 Napkin is the rare burger restaurant where vegetarians and carnivores are equally at home. Additional temptations include Matzo Ball Soup, Chicken & Waffles and Steak Churrasco. The 5 Napkin beverage programs showcases a global selection of 40 wines and 50 beers, 15 signature cocktails, 20 bourbons and a host of decadent milk shakes and floats – all a perfect complement to the cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Contender for best burger
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"It's loud, it's crowded, but boy the burgers are worthwhile--juicy, delicious. Lots of other options on the menu as well, but stay with what they do best."
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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"At Bobby Vans 54th Street, you can expect the same great service and the same great food as our other restaurants. Tucked away in another historic restaurant location, (at one time this was the hang out spot for such stars as Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack) there is plenty of history and untold stories behind these walls, if only they could talk. Conveniently located just east of Park Avenue and 4 blocks north of The Waldorf-Astoria, this is where you want to be. As you walk into the restaurant you’re greeted by our hosts and a large credenza filled with beautiful bottles of wine. Glancing to your left you overlook the spacious yet always occupied bar, where the bartenders know your name and have your drink waiting for you before you can even say hello. Separating the bar from the dining room is a glass window so you can see all the action of other diners enjoying their meals. The dining room has the good old fashioned steakhouse style with handcrafted wood walls, and F
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
lunch or dinner, top choice
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/11/2014
 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
"Bobby Van's is a no-brainer choice for serious meat lovers. There are lots of steakhouses in NYC, this has to be on everyone's short list. (Lunch has great burgers too.)"
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Located along 10th Avenue, a short walk away from 58 Broadway and off-Broadway theaters, shines a beacon for scrumptious food and impeccable service delivered in a stunningly elegant space. Dotted with theater patrons, show people and their entourages and the trendy hipsters of the neighborhood, 44 ½ Hell’s Kitchen provides a lively yet intimate bar with boutique wines, many by the glass, as well as a seasonal specialty cocktail list and an extensive menu. Owner and Executive Chef Scott Hart offers an artistic and modern approach to contemporary American cuisine with seasonal ingredients sourced from many local farms. Whether you are seated in the Japanese inspired dining room or the calming bamboo garden, the energetic and attentive wait staff will make you feel like part of the family. Dinner served daily starting at 5:00pm and brunch on the weekends starting at 11:00am.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Brunch: do not be in a rush
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/08/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/08/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Terrific brunch options--but getting out waiter's attention was next to impossible. (Coffee refills, non-existent, water glasses--kept empty, service time---brunch took over 90 minutes--and over easy eggs were cold and overcooked when they finally showed up). The place looks wonderful and is always busy, but the service offered does not match the quality the menu promises."
Dined on 6/08/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch
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Experience the new db bistro moderne! Chef Daniel Boulud's contemporary French bistro has undergone a complete renovation. With the addition of a handsome new cocktail bar, and a newly-crafted menu db bistro serves updated bistro classics with a modern twist and market-driven French-American cuisine. <br /> <br />Located one block East of Times Square, db bistro is the perfect spot for pre- and post-theater dining, a Midtown business lunch or breakfast 'L'Express' of cappuccino and viennoisserie at the bar. A $48 pre-theater prix-fixe dinner menu is available in addition to a full a la care menu. The Lunch Prix Fixe menu will have you back to your desk of off to a matinee quickly and affordably.<br /><br />DB is happy to host large parties and private events from 14-165 guests.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
An off night?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Normally db is one of the best places to go in the theater district. This was not one of those times. First, they ran out of burgers (the whole reason we were there), then the waiter talked us into ordering the fried chicken special, which was neither special (plain bread crumbs?)--relied 100% on side sauces (that's cheating), and seriously overpriced. Maybe going post-theater mid-week wasn't the best idea? Loses one star in every category on this visit, but I'll be back to have the burger again at some point."
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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