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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    January 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 12, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
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Widely credited as the founder of New York City’s barbecue movement, Blue Smoke celebrates the evolving American South while honoring its culinary traditions. Executive Chef Kenny Callaghan’s menu combines homestyle comfort with culinary finesse. Classic and specialty cocktails, an extensive American craft beer list, bourbon and American wines complete the experience.<br /><br />The flagship Blue Smoke, with the club Jazz Standard, is located on East 27th Street in New York City, and a second location opened in 2012 in NYC’s Battery Park City.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/10/2014
 2012
Dined on 04/10/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 04/10/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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Marea Ristorante, located in one of Manhattans most storied addresses, features Chef Michael White's ode to Italian seafood. From his trademark handmade pastas to his fresh crudo and whole fish, Chef White is committed to reinventing the notion of seafood in New York.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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New York’s favorite fish house serves up classic seafood specialties in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Danny Abrams’ flagship Mermaid Inn, dubbed an inexpensive version of Le Bernardin by New York Magazine -- features a cozy, secluded garden in back, sidewalk café in the front and a dining room that’s always buzzing. The cuisine and the décor are sure to bring back your favorite memories of New England. Belly up to the bar and wash down some ice cold oysters with expertly crafted cocktails, or drop by between 5:30 – 7:00pm for Happy Hour & a Half - dollar oysters, drink specials, and a snack menu in the entire restaurant. And if you love wine, The Mermaid’s well selected wine list means you’ll find some gems and some splurges that won’t break the bank.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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Opened by Jimmy Bradley in October 2001, this Tribeca favorite is a restaurant remarkably in tune with its neighborhood and the city at large. Featuring seasonal contemporary American cuisine from Chef Bradley and Executive Chef Ari Bokovza, and sincere hospitality in a handsome and casually elegant setting, The Harrison instantly makes you feel like you’ve come home. The restaurant also boasts a private dining room housed in its award-winning wine cellar, and outdoor café with Hudson River views and a bar that begs to be dined at for a less formal meal. Since April 2011, Harrison diners have been enjoying the cool, casual vibe of The Harrison at lunchtime. Lunch at The Harrison is suited for business meetings, a quick bite, and special occasions alike. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or a special event, The Harrison offers rustic, soulful fare, continuing owner Jimmy Bradley’s vision of bold, seasonally inspired cooking with sincere hospitality.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2012
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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Guayoyo, located on the corner of First Avenue and 4th Street, is a Venezuelan bistro owned by chefs Carmen Isturiz and Masanobu Ishikura. Although Guayoyo bases its roots in Venezuela, it is also influenced by different cultures and offers an inspired menu that reflects the diversity of the lower east side and Carmen and Ishi's home cooking. Guayoyo offers traditional Venezuelan specialties such as Pabellon Criollo and Arepas, alongside Duck Confit Rolls, Black Bean Mojo Burgers, and anything in between.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2012
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2012
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 Manzanilla
Manzanilla
Contemporary Spanish cuisine by Dani Garcia<br /><br />From the New York Times: "Yann de Rochefort, the owner of the Boqueria tapas bars, has joined with Dani Garcia, a Michelin two-star chef who owns Calima in Marbella, Spain, to create this spacious brasserie-style Spanish restaurant. It has an open kitchen and a look — a zigzag-pattern stone floor and wooden latticework — that channels the decorative motifs of Andalusia, in southern Spain. There’s tomato tartare, smoked octopus, pork belly on brioche, black rice with seafood, suckling pig and a deep list of sherries." - Florence Fabricant
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Lackluster Food & Service
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2012
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We'd been excited to try Manzanilla for a while, so we made a night of it and headed there at 8pm on a Saturday. Everything on the menu sounded good (we had octopus, salmon, and steamed brioche bun tapas, squid ink pasta and beef cheek mains) and it was all fine, but not great. With a few of the dishes (salmon/octopus) the main ingredient seemed to be lost in the sauces and garnish. The food was very precious, but under seasoned and unbalanced. Given the prices, I expected a lot more. It's sad when you spend nearly $100 a head on dinner and then have to go home and order something off Seamless. The service was rushed (our tapas came almost immediately) and it felt as if the staff was happier to see us leave than arrive."
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2012
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