SJR1
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  • Review Count
    11
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    June 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 17, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
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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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Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food especially for the price
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/09/2014
 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
"The Pork Chop is spectacular whether it was $12 or $22. Large portion and tender with an excellent sauce. My girlfriend got the seafood combo and it was good, too. She managed to finish the whole thing which is rare since usually eats about half the portion. Read some conflicting reviews on the service. I thought it was excellent and the waitress even ran outside after my directionally challenged girlfriend when I pointed out that I could see her walking by the place. I was going to get up to flag her down but before I knew it the server was running out the door to chase her down. She made good menu suggestions, too. It's a little on the small side but that is why you make reservations. Overall, a great place at a great value."
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Beautique is a modern American restaurant located just steps from the iconic Plaza Hotel and Paris Theater, brought to you by Frank Roberts, formerly of Rose Bar, and Chef Hopson, formerly the executive chef of Le Cirque. The modern American menu showcases market-fresh ingredients and classic French technique, alongside cocktails from James Beard-nominated mixologist Charlotte Voisey. The sprawling space features a sleek and romantic decor that channels the spirit of Coco Chanel.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Neat find across from the Plaza
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Stumbled across this on OpenTable and was glad I did. It is next to the Paris Theatre and across the street from The Plaza in a space underground that has been vacant for several years. Service is exceptional and the food was great, too. It appeared to be devoid of tourists and while I despise pretentiousness it was refreshing seeing other diners dressed nicely---no shorts or T-shirts to be found anywhere. The portions for all courses were just right. Rabbit Salad and Asparagus Salad were excellent and the Grass Fed Steak and Duck were both cooked perfectly to our wishes. For dessert, the Cannoli and Financier finished the meal off nicely. I think this nice hidden away gem."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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The Bar Room is a gastropub specializing in american comfort food boasting an ecclectic wine list, a nice selection of small batch spirits and an all domestic craft beer list on draught and in the bottle.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice neighborhood bar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Second time here and I remain impressed with their food options and beer selection. Service was a little slower this time but I assume it was due to being late on a Sunday evening. During the week service is spot on. It can be hard to find so make sure you know the exact address or you will walk right past the place."
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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