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  • First Review
    October 24, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 19, 2015
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Former Union Square Cafe Wine & Spirit Dir. Stephen Mancini and former Union Square Cafe Sous Chef Eric Gabrynowicz join forces again, but this time in Armonk, NY at the new, Restaurant North. Restaurant North is known for its "Refined Farm-to-Table New American Fare", educated approach to Wine & Spirits and its unparalleled hospitality.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Early is Better Here
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"North is tiny. The main dining room is on the ground floor but there is an upstairs dining area. Ask to be seated there. When people arrive they enter the main dining room and if their table is not ready they either wait by the bar or mill about the entrance where there are a few tables. Dinner was good not overwhelmingly so. Starters were the mushroom flatbread and gnocchi. For dinner we had tilefish and chicken. Both were good but nothing to knock your socks off. Dessert, chocolate chip cookie something or other, should have been skipped. Nothing overwhelmed."
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2006
Special Features: hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Tarry Lodge is a trattoria where one can have a light casual meal, treat clients to an unforgettable dinner, or celebrate a special occasion with 60 of your closest friends. We offer an extensive Italian wine list for all budgets.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Tarry Lodge still the same ....
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/13/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/13/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Tarry Lodge has not changed in years - even the menu. The food is good, not great. The venue itself is rather oddly shaped so the seating can be uncomfortable for some. We had to sit in the bar because they had a very large noisy party in the front dining room and wanted to sit us there. Why this party was seating there taking up most of the space and not on the platform area in the bar is a mystery. Sitting in the bar at the bistro tables is uncomfortable and the stone table tops are freezing cold. We had chicken piccata and pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe and they were both ok. Tarry Lodge is a central meeting place so for that reason I will return."
Dined on 1/13/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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China Grill provides a globe-spanning culinary adventure in a spectacular setting. While Asian flavors and techniques are an influence, the menu is labeled as “world cuisine” with virtually every dish being prepared on either grills or in woks using ingredients gathered from pantries around the globe. Portions are generous, dramatically presented, and meant to be shared family style. Spectacular architectural settings, including an exhibition kitchen in the center of the restaurant are also part of the China Grill magic, creating a place to see and be seen. <br /><br />To check out what’s happening at your favorite hotspots, visit http://www.chinagrillmgt.com/restaurants-and-bars/china-grill-ny
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
After 27 years!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My first meal at China Grill was about 27 years ago when they first opened and the restaurant was cutting edge Aspin infusion and the first of its kind in NYC. It still occupies the same space and puts out interesting tasty food. The venue is a bit tired, smells like old cooking oil, however the service was friendly and the hostess saved us a prime table while we had a happy hour drink at the bar for $7. Our meal included crispy calamari salad, crab and tuna sashimi, chicken something or other, tuna sashimi entrée and crispy spinach. Each dish was nicely presented and tasty. A crème brulee for dessert was average. A nice place to go with a group because dishes are meant to be shared."
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Everything “a bistro should be”, this “delightful” Mamaroneck French bistro earns praise for its “approachable” menu of “heartwarming” fare, “excellent wines” and “inviting” atmosphere. “Warm service” and a “wonderful spirit” makes it a “keeper”; P.S. the Mondays, 3-course unlimited Mussels at $22.95,, Tuesdays No Corkage fee & Half price wine by the glass w/entree, Wednesdays, Prime Hanger Steak with a glass of Rosé at $24.95, Thursdays, 2-course Lobster Special at $28.95, and Fridays, Provencal Bouillabaisse at $29.95 are “the big bargains” here.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OK French Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food here is ok. The space is nicely structured so you can actually have a conversation and hear one another. The fishes was good, the steaks tasty, appetizers pedestrian. However, the portions are SMALL for the prices. A $33 scallop dinner special way too pricey for the portion size and for the venue as well. This is Mamaroneck Avenue not the upper east side."
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2006
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Please visit our website to learn more about The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges http://www.theinnatpoundridge.com/<br /><br />Chef Jean‑Georges introduces his latest venture, a casually elegant restaurant ensconced in the picturesque town of Pound Ridge, New York. Here, Jean‑Georges cultivates a truly seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the Hudson Valley and New England, whenever possible. Constructed in 1833 as a residence and serving later as an inn, the building has been painstakingly renovated to preserve as many of the original materials as possible, including four working fireplaces. Thomas Juul-Hansen designed the restaurant’s interior with a modern yet rustic sensibility; zinc and marble accent stone and reclaimed wood. The restaurant’s lighting, artfully conceived by Hervé Descottes, employs paper shades and Edison fixtures to create warmth throughout.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A Warm and Friendly Place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Its ok to show up in your jeans at this JG restaurant. It has a warm, comfortable and casual but elegant feel. This is our second meal here and it did not disappoint. The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable about the food preparations and ingredients as well as the beer and wine offerings. Calamari, tuna, peekytoe crab, pizzas, salads, fish, pork chops all were luscious There was not a starter or a main we have ordered that disappointed - except the burger. Although it was so very tasty it was gone in four bites. A kids portion..... We will continue to return."
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Jean-Georges opened in 1997 to critical acclaim. The jewel of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s empire, the restaurant offers the very best in fine dining. Consistently awarded four stars by the New York Times and three Michelin stars, Jean-Georges presents exquisitely crafted dishes blending French, American, and Asian influences. Chef Jean-Georges is a master at maintaining the essence of ingredients while using them inventively to produce the best flavor. Jean-Georges’ chic and intimate dining room was redesigned by Thomas Juul-Hansen, with striking lighting by L’Observatoire. Impeccable service, tableside preparations, and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of Central Park and Columbus Circle all contribute to an unforgettable dining experience. Jean-Georges offers a three-course prix-fixe menu and two six-course tasting menus: a traditional tasting of the chef’s signature dishes, and a seasonal tasting featuring fresh market ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Price Prohibitive..Frankly Outrageous
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food at JG is exquisite, the service impeccable and the experience of your special occasion will be memorable. It will be however an outrageously priced memory. As always JG offer a choice of prefix menus. You can pick and choose amongst the courses and there is flexibility to your choices by course. Each bite was luscious from the peekytoe crab dumplings to the tuna and the truffle pasta ($60 supplement) to the char and the lamb ($20 supplement) and on to the desserts. It is my opinion that if you are going to offer a prefix at $128 pp include what is available within the price range of the prefix. It's almost insulting to have supplemental charges added to your choices. Note to restaurant - I sat through our special dinner staring at a small vase of a single flower that had dead leaves on it. Really?? How tacky. Perhaps before dinner one of your waiters can pop around the corner to the market and you can spring for a few fresh flowers....."
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Multi-Level Italian Restaurant offering two private dinning areas, outdoor seating and an intimate low ceiling bar.<br />Painted white and blue with dark wood and chrome accents, the space suggests a small yacht cruising around the Island of Capri.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious Quality Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/22/2014
 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
"The venue is intimate and you can converse and actually hear one another without shouting! Our calamari and tuna appetizers were delicious. The branzino and lamb dishes perfectly prepared. Desserts were better than average especially the coconut bread pudding which was outrageous. We couldn't figure out what wine to pick so we told the waiter what we liked. The one he selected was perfect. The service was impeccable. Don't be shocked when you get the bill - it is very pricey!"
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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