Josh
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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    November 17, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 20, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
Josh's Reviews
 
Daniel Boulud’s namesake restaurant features contemporary, seasonal French cuisine in a setting that combines striking neoclassical architecture with elegant modern furnishings. The sophisticated bar and lounge are a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Probably still the best restaurant in NYC
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Good lord, I don't know what it would take for that third Michelin star, but frankly I don't care. This was without question the finest dining experience I've had in New York; the service was terrific, wine list was outstanding but not overwhelming, and the food defies description. The presentation was only trumped by the actual taste of everything.
We did not do the tasting menu, only the "standard" four-course dinner, but it was nevertheless absolutely terrific. Bartenders before we sat down were also quite pleasant and made a great Old Fashioned.
I'd like to say I'll be back soon, but it's not exactly "cheap". You absolutely get what you pay for, though."
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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STK artfully blends two concepts into one—the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. A large central lounge area is furnished with creamy leather banquettes and textured crocodile tiles, and is surrounded by an elevated dining room for more formal dining. Theatrical lights illuminate each table, while a DJ creates an energetic vibe throughout the entire space. STK Midtown is located in Midtown Manhattan, just steps from the bustling Theatre District. STK Midtown includes an outdoor patio and separate bar during summer months. As anticipated, steak is the main attraction. With a female-friendly mindset, STK offers small, medium and large cuts of meat, as well as naturally raised options and market fresh fish entrees. Aside from steak, signature items include Parmesan Truffle Fries; Lil’ BRGs; Shrimp Rice Krispies; Sweet Corn Pudding; and Jumbo Lump Crab Salad.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
It's good because people tell you it is.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Look, it's STK. It's a brand, they branded themselves well, and the name means something. But the food was pretty abysmal. I mean, they brought me a medium-rare steak that looked like it had barely kissed the grill. Sides were good but nothing out of this world, drinks and wine list were solid, but otherwise... if you want a good steakhouse, go elsewhere. If you want to say you dined at STK, well, dine at STK."
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot
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Foragers brings clean and ethical food of the highest quality to our customers by shortening the distance between farm and fork. We believe that it is worth going the extra mile to find foods that are healthy for human, animal, and land. We do so by bringing in many local products on our own distribution truck that delivers the best of the Hudson Valley weekly. We also grow our own vegetables and raise laying hens for eggs at our market garden in upstate New York. Since we opened in 2005, we have found many incredible people and products! We are happy to share our discoveries with you in our grocer, wine shop and restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
novel idea, good execution
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/17/2015
 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
"The idea of a fully locally-sourced restaurant, attached to a small market, is always a good idea, especially in NY. Food was delicious, presentation was terrific, service was a bit rushed and not the greatest though. Would definitely come back, but probably not my first choice."
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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ilili is New York’s premier contemporary Lebanese restaurant offering inspired Mediterranean cuisine. The menu mixes authentic Lebanese dishes with modern Mediterranean influences to create a culinary journey for the palate and senses. Complementing the international cuisine, ilili offers an impressive wine list that includes wines from all over the world and features favorites from Lebanon and the Mediterranean. The restaurant’s decor echoes the diverse menu, combining the architectural richness of Old Lebanon with an attitude and style that is unmistakably New York. A DJ sets the mood with music from around the globe and soft, amber lighting punctuated by candles create a sexy, sophisticated atmosphere in which to enjoy a relaxed meal. The cuisine, décor and ambience come together to create a new world for your senses to explore, whispering gently in your ear, ilili.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
never fails to impress
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Ilili has a very, very strong case for the best restaurant in NYC. Waitstaff was incredibly courteous and friendly, food service was quick and efficient without being rude or pushy, and the food speaks for itself. Greatest Brussels sprouts recipe in existence and amazing kebab kerez."
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Jane is a casual American bistro located between Greenwich Village and Soho. Since April 2001, neighborhood regulars and destination diners alike flock to Jane for its value-priced brunch, lunch and dinner menus. Jane also serves as an ideal location for private events, from business dinners to baby showers.<br /><br />At Jane, the menu showcases an affinity for local ingredients with what New York magazine calls “cleverly tweaked but unpretentious American cuisine.” To complement the food, Jane offers a hand-selected, extensive wine list and seasonally driven cocktails.<br /><br />Jane is the sister restaurant to The Smith East Village, The Smith Lincoln Center and The Smith Midtown. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
ELITE NYC Brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We had heard great things about the brunch at Jane and needless to say we were completely blown away by everything. Food was prepared to perfection, the waitstaff was accommodating, friendly and attentive, and the drinks and coffee were amazing. Very easy to see why reservations are so difficult to get and why the wait time can approach two hours without a reservation.
Highly recommend to anyone looking for an amazing weekend brunch!"
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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