NJgrandma
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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    June 6, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 10, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
NJgrandma's Reviews
 
Now in the 30th year, this "winning" Restaurant Row Italian is renowned for its "Roman style specialties". (Don't miss "those fried artichokes"), "gracious services" and "after the theater" crowd departs for a more relaxed meal.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Restaurant row gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/06/2014
 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
"2nd time here, first time was dinner pre theatre. This time lunch pre theatre. Really delicious but kind of surprised that lunch menu was essentially the same as the dinner menu. This means it's a fairly heavy lunch as well as pricey for lunch. Will certainly eat here again but more likely for dinner not lunch."
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Copper Canyon is the official restaurant of the Blue Bay Inn. Offering incredible southwestern cuisine and a tequila bar like no other, this award winning venue is most famously known for its pasilla pepper steak, crab cakes, and signature margaritas!<br /><br><br><br />A 2011 & 2012 James Beard nominee, chef and owner, Michael Krikorian keeps things fresh and creative with amazing flavors in every dish. <br /><br><br><br />A superior tequila bar with over 150 tequilas also allows for unique flights and tequila tastings regularly. <br /><br><br><br />Tequila Dinners are a great way to try both the incredible food and some fine tequilas specifically paired with one another. <br /><br><br><br />Still no sign on the door, 16 years later, Copper Canyon has built and maintained this business by word of mouth. Only horseshoes on the doors let you know that you have arrived at the one and only Copper Canyon.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/08/2014
 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
"Have never been here before because they don't put prices on the on-line menu so assumed it was very pricey. Decided to try it anyway for our anniversary. Found prices are reasonable & food delicious. Hubby had crab cake app - fantastic! I had tuna taquitos - really yummy. Both ordered steak ($33) Apps so large we should have shared the steak. Steak was very nicely seasoned & tender. A lovely anniversary meal and we will return.
Other reviews have mentioned how noisy this place is. We were there on a Mon night, not busy & not noisy. Maybe different on the weekend.
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Dined on 9/08/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Danny's is now open for lunch!! Come in for our Express Lunch, Panini's, Wraps, Salads, Apps and so much more!!<br /><br />Every night is a great night at Danny's. Join us for dinner or a celebration. Start off with our Filet Mignon Spring Roll or Sweet Spicy Shrimp. Dive into our Honey Roasted Pecan, Pears and Gorgonzola Salad, perfect for sharing. We offer Filet Mignon, Grass Fed Ribeye, Roasted Stuffed Bone In Chicken, Fall-off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs, Salmon with Lump Crab Hollandaise, just to name a few and of course, our Sushi. <br /><br /> Hope to see you here soon!!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had dinner here prior to a show. We enjoyed a meal here about a month ago so expected to do so again. The ribs were very good but the chicken franchese was not. It was a huge portion (2 big breasts) but it was very thick and the sauce was also thick & gloppy. The chicken was tough. Chicken franchese should be pounded thin with a delicate sauce. Ordered a salad with dressing on the side. Came with the dressing on the salad & way too much. Should have sent it back but hate to make a fuss especially when dining with others. Although the waitress was pleasant, she seemed untrained. Will think twice before returning."
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
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Il Violino was established in 1993 by the Mariani family. They are from Villa Santa Maria, a little town in the heart of Italy (Abruzzo) known as La patria dei cuochi (chefs from this town have been executives at the Vatican, the White House, embassies and top restaurants and cruise lines around the world). Il Violino has been one of the original Lincoln Center Italian restaurants and, in these days, one of the few still in operation. <br />The chef Vincenzo Mariani, formerly the executive chef at Monsignore (one of the top restaurant in New York City in the 70’s and 80’s), leaded the kitchen with his international experience and created an original and innovative Italian menu. <br />In 2009 the owner, with the help of his young cousin from Venice, decided to write a new page. The restaurant has been renovated and transformed into a Trattoria: a warmer and cozier ambiance, one of those that you can easily find in any small town in Italy.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
convenient to Lincoln Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Had lunch here before a Lincoln Center matinee. Food was good, nothing special. They do have a very reasonable lunch special - $19 soup or salad, an entree, glass of wine & coffee or tea. You can't beat the price but personally, I'd rather spend more elsewhere and have more interesting food."
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2003
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Delivering the bounty of the eastern shore line to the Upper West Side is Ed’s Chowder House, a new restaurant by Chef Ed Brown (chef/owner of Michelin Star-rated restaurant eighty one) and China Grill Management. Inspired by the ports of the East Coast, Brown’s refined yet unpretentious take on authentic “sea shack cuisine” features signature seafood in a vibrant, energetic setting complete with a raw bar and a full-service Chowder Bar serving crisp cocktails, cold microbrews, namesake chowders, steamers, lobster rolls and more.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Perfect before Lincoln Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/04/2014
 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
"Had lunch before the ballet. Couldn't have been more convenient. Had the lunch special - 1/2 lobster roll, little cup of NE chowder & french fries. All were yummy. Lobster roll had big chunks of lobster. Also had
Really good drinks. Something called a rhumba. Will definitely be back next time we go to Lincoln Center. Would also like to try it for dinner.
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Dined on 6/04/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Cara Mia restaurant is a neighborhood treasure in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan. Minutes from Times Square, locals and tourists alike flock to this Italian trattoria which features delicious homemade pastas, fresh meats and seafood, as well as an extensive wine list. Cara Mia's cozy and intimate atmosphere are the perfect location for a romantic dinner.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Hells Kitchen find
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2003
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Tiny place near theatres. Food was very good, attractively plated and reasonably priced. Service was good. Waitress was pleasant just very busy. Had a nice bottle of Malbec for $34. $19.99 fixe price dinner was plenty of food. Would return next time we are in the area"
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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