SJR1
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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    June 26, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 14, 2014
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There's beef, and then there's Kobe beef, which is served up by 212 Steakhouse. Head to this chic Midtown East eatery for an unrivaled dining experience featuring authentic Japanese Kobe beef or seafood, complete with fresh salads and delicious sides, fabulous desserts complimented with an extensive wine list from all around the world for affordable prices.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Real Kobe beef cooked to perfection
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Finally, a restaurant with real Kobe beef that cooks it properly. They proudly display their Kobe certification and rightfully so. I dined with a native of Japan well versed in the Kobe tradition and she confirmed it was spot on. I've never used the word "melt in your mouth" to describe a steak but it was so good, so tender, cooked perfectly it was simply amazing and words don't do it justice. I think it has ruined me going forward as no steak can compare to this. Given the rarity, Kobe is expensive so don't be shocked by the price ($15/oz, on special). Service was a little slow at times but professional. For sides, the sautéed mixed vegetables were terrific; I enjoyed them more than the sautéed baby spinach. Will be back soon!"
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Bringing a little flair to the neighborhood, this modern gastro-bar offers updated classics and seasonal dishes with a casually stylish space to match. The large quartz bar runs end to end, transitioning from classic and creative cocktails to a lively chef’s counter. With another 43 patio seats wrapped around this sun soaked corner, there is not a single bad seat to be found.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice new place in the neighborhood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Stopped by after dining at a nearby restaurant just to check out this new place. Seems to be more like a lounge without necessarily looking like one from the outside. Was really busy on a Saturday night and Stacey the bartender was great, knowledgeable and fun. The owner, Danny, is also engaged in the business and nice to talk to. Will stop by again when I'm in the area based on the good beer selection, service and tasty dessert."
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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T-Bar Steak & Lounge is Tony Fortuna's new spin on the classic steak house. <br /><br>Chef Ben Zwicker's menu consists of raw bar that includes tartares; steak <br />bar that includes prime cuts and as well as tuna and salmon steaks; <br />appetizers are divided in classic and market driven; sauces are global and <br />diverse; entrees, too, present a roster of classics and new world items; and <br />a long, long list of sides complements every dish on the menu. T-Bar & <br />Lounge speaks to many tastes, from cocktail & wine lovers, to grazers and <br />full on steak aficionados.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great as always
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"While I enjoy the steaks here, the desserts are to die for. Whichever one you choose, they're all great. I know since I've tried all of them at one point during the numerous times I've dined here. Portions are sized for 2-3 people so there is never a problem with sharing. They have a small bar which seems like an afterthought and can get busy but I figure the small size it keeps out the riff raff and allows the place remain bearable for the majority (i.e. diners)."
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Specializing in both classic and inventive Nordic food and cocktails, The Copenhagen is as close to Denmark as one can get without crossing the Atlantic. The distinctly Danish atmosphere features modern Scandinavian design washed in natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. Candlelight flickers throughout the elegant, city-lit dining room in the evenings.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A pleasant surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I had never heard of this place and went with a friend that suggested it. The menu is incredibly simple with just a few options for each course. I liked the interesting and creative ingredients used to prepare the dishes as they created quite the fusion of taste. We had the Beef Tartare (the berries really set this off), the Pork Belly and the Arctic Cod. All were prepared perfectly. They also had an interesting wine/beer selection (Hild Sekt and Falco IPA were nice finds). Including drinks/tax the meal was less than $90 which seemed reasonable to me for the quality of the meal and the service (Kudos to Breana on her first night). Be sure to make a reservation as the restaurant is small."
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Located directly across from the Museum of Natural History, Ocean Grill has been a staple for Upper West Side seafood lovers for years. Sample daily selections from the Raw and Sushi bars, paired with a featured wine and other fresh seafood. Feeling creative? Ocean Grill allows you to create your own meal with our daily list of Simply Grilled Fish served with your choice of sauce and seasonal side dish. Relax in the candle-lit lounge or refined dining area that resembles a luxury liner, complete with oversized mirrors and round porthole windows looking into the kitchen. The adjacent photo room is lined with retro black and white seaside snapshots and is a perfect spot for romance or celebration and as always kids are welcome.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/09/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/09/2014
 2007
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
"A good choice that never disappoints if you are looking for excellent seafood in a nice but non-pretentious atmosphere. Our server Jessica was attentive and helpful without being intrusive or making us feel rushed. It is quiet enough where you can have a conversation without screaming and the tables are spaced far enough apart where you can't hear other diners and they can't hear you. The Cod is always good and I tried the Branzino this time which was also excellent. I like how the dishes are never overdone with unnecessary add-ons and just the right amount of seasonings. A testament to knowing how to cook properly and not having to cover up mediocre preparation with other garnishments."
Dined on 9/09/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Texas de Brazil is carving out a new experience in fine dining. The restaurant is an authentic Brazilian-American “Churrascaria” or steakhouse that combines the cuisines of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas. <br />Treat yourself to our 50-60 item gourmet salad area including appetizers, fresh vegetables, soups and salads. Turn your place card to green and prepare to be swarmed by a troop of carvers generously serving various cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage, all accompanied by traditional side items and house-baked Brazilian cheese bread. As your dining experience continues, let one of our in-house wine connoisseurs select the perfect pairing from our extensive, award-winning wine lists, or sip on a freshly-made signature cocktail-the Caipirinha. Complete your dining experience with one of our many decadent dessert selections, and then relax with an after-dinner drink or steaming espresso and enjoy the ambiance that is Texas de Brazil.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Much better experience than the first time I went here as there was no obnoxious party going on with loud, drunk adults. Food is great and those serving the food are attentive but trying to get refills on drinks, etc. can be a challenge. I think this place is way too big and am not sure how they will stay in business as it was nearly empty when I was there on a Wednesday evening. It also can get super noisy based on the design of the restaurant, so much so that you cannot hold a conversation with someone sitting across from you."
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2007
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Ben & Jack, long-time waiters of Peter Luger's Steakhouse, have opened a beautiful restaurant in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. We offer prime, dry aged porterhouse steaks and a dazzling assortment of steakhouse favorites. Our chef, also, comes from Peter Luger's. Frosted, etched glass rooms are available for private parties. All major credit cards are accepted. Visit our website and take a tour!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good Restaurant week value
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I'll be glad when they move back into their old location as this one just doesn't do it for me...seems like they are slipping a bit. My slice of bacon for the appetizer was tough and overcooked. They prepared my girlfriends steak medium rare when she asked for it to be medium but that turned out to be OK since she enjoyed her Filet Medallions anyway. At least everything else turned out good. Service was a little slow but it was busy. I think the Restaurant week menu is a good value with many options to satisfy all tastes."
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Le Colonial is a truly delightful culinary experience. Like stepping into French Colonial Southeast Asia, this two-story restaurant, designed by Greg Jordan, consists of a main dining room with louvered wall panels, colorful tile floors, and vintage photos of Vietnam. Upstairs is an elegant, but lively, lounge serving a full dinner or just appetizers and cocktails. The lounge serves as an ideal setting for private parties and business dinners. Chef Ronald Wingwee Hsu serves an authentic Vietnamese menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Try the lounge
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I love the lounge, in fact the past 2 times I've been here I have requested to sit there since you can still order off the regular menu. It has a great ambiance with comfy seating. We shared the Crispy Duck Rolls and Bo Luc Lac along with the Berries and Cream dessert. All were delicious as usual. I particularly like the Bo Luc Lac since the steak with the watercress is just right when it comes to the portion size and of course it is cooked perfectly to my request. Service never disappoints here--attentive without being intrusive or rushing us."
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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FishTag restaurant is an Upper West Side seafood driven tavern by Chef Michael Psilakis. While the cuisine is easy to enjoy on its own, the menu is designed to pair intelligently with a variety of beers & wines to enhance one's dining experience.  With an extensive wine by the glass and craft beer program, FishTag proves to be an ideal restaurant for family dining, counter seating, date type outings, or just a place to kick back with a unique beverage.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"First time here and was pleasantly surprised by the interesting menu with Cheese and Charcuterie selections plus a great beer selection. The menu shows suggested pairings of wine/beer depending on the meal you've selected. We kept it simple with the Roasted Salmon and Grilled Branzino stuffed w/Head Cheese. The portion size on the Branzino was a bit on the small side and it is supposed to come with Brussels Sprouts but basically it came with I'd say 2 Brussels Sprouts sliced up into about 10 pieces. Both were cooked properly to our request but I'd pick something other than the Branzino next time. There was some redemption on the dessert...the Sundae is huge and tasty. Great service, too."
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Abraham Merchant, Richard Cohn and Andy Emmet, principals of Merchants Hospitality Inc., have partnered up with celebrated restaurateurs and stars of "Down Home with the Neelys", Gina and Pat Neely, to launch Neely's Barbecue Parlor, featuring the Neely's authentic barbecue cuisine, Southern fare and so much more!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great as always
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went with the Pork Sampler and the full rack of Baby Back Ribs again. There might have been a little too much sauce on some of the ribs in the sampler but they were still good. I've never seen so much meat on a Baby Back rib before. Cooked properly and no, if the meat falls off the bone that tells you it has been cooked wrong. These are tender and the meat comes off when you want it to. Neely's seems to be the only place that cooks Brussels Sprouts properly, too. Done just right without being burned. Same good service I've received every time I am there."
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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