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    April 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 22, 2014
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Hi-Life Restaurant & Lounge is one of the Upper Eastside’s most popular and longstanding neighborhood restaurants (est. 1993). Hi-Life's 1930's decor is the backdrop for restaurant & lounge classics like flame-grilled steaks and hamburgers, broiled and seared fresh fish specials, bountiful "Big Bowls" of pasta and entree salads, and last but not least a Sushi/Raw bar. (Hi-Life was the first NYC restaurant to install a traditional sushi bar in a non-Japanese restaurant setting in 1993. Expertly prepared sushi & sashimi at Hi-Life is a natural extension of the classic Raw Bar one might expect in our 1930's environment.) Hi-Life also serves a "traditional Eastside brunch" that features fresh squeezed juices, complimentary blueberry muffins & cinnamon toast as well as a 2.95 brunch cocktail deal. In the warmer months Hi-Life opens all the French doors along Second Avenue to provide an inviting "cafe society" experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Hi-Life
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Hi-Life is a neighborhood place that is reliable. The menu variety is good. Going for appetizers and a drink in the summer is very relaxing-as long as the "entitled" people aren't there ignoring the other patrons and doing whatever they please."
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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An original pioneer of the casual upscale dining scene on the Upper West Side since 2003. Chef Craig Wallens’ contemporary farm-to-table Italian-American cuisine ‘explodes with flavor and freshness’. ‘Cesca features hand crafted pastas, wood-burning oven, artisanal cocktails and an Award Winning wine-list, all complementing this warm rustic environment<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Cesca
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Cesca is one of those rare restaurants that makes you want to return again and again. The food is outstanding. The service is impeccable. The chef does some unusual things with common foods. The warm mozzarella with peppers and toast points was delicious. The carrot appetizer was outstanding. The fried cauliflower appetizer was like nothing we had ever eaten-so light and tasty. The entrées were also outstanding.They are sensitive to food allergies. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation."
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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For 15 years Lusardi's of Larchmont has been one of Westchester County's top restaurants for any kind of dining - be it casual to special occasion. The menu's homemade cuisine shows a Mediterranean leaning and a particular expertise with seafood, eclipsed perhaps only by the incredible pastas. This kind of dining experience can really only consistently be found in Italy...or on Palmer Avenue in Larchmont. Visit our other locations: Chat 19, Moscato Scarsdale, and Chat American Grill in Scarsdale.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lusardi's
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A friend and I celebrated my birthday at Lusardi's. We like to eat at this restaurant since the service is excellent, as is the food. We often go to Lusardi's for special occasions as well as dinner just for a girls' night out."
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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From acclaimed Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group, Ai Fiori celebrates cuisine from the Italian and French Riviera and showcases modern interpretations of traditional regional dishes. Located in the stylish Langham Place, Fifth Avenue hotel, Ai Fiori also boasts an inviting bar and lounge with an extensive cocktail and wine list crafted by the restaurant’s renowned beverage professionals.<br /> <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ai Fiori
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This restaurant never disappoints. The service is outstanding. The food is prepared in interesting ways. The tables are far enough apart that you don't have to listen to the neighboring table conversation. While this is not an inexpensive restaurant, the quality of the food and service is worth it."
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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With two restaurants in New York City - on the Upper East Side and at Lincoln Center - and one in Atlantic City, Atlantic Grill is a luxury liner on land, an urban seafood brasserie where nautical décor meets old world charm. Atlantic Grill masters American seafood and showcases a refined raw bar, sushi and signature BR Guest Hospitality. Enjoy oyster, clam and shellfish selections that change daily and, and market-fresh fish available simply grilled a la carte or as composed entrees.<br /><br />Experience Atlantic Grill down the shore at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, with Surf & Turf, Simply Grilled selections, and fresh New England fare, all with a breathtaking view of the beach and boardwalk.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Atlantic Grill Eastside
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/06/2014
 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
"We dine at Atlantic Grill from time to time since we live in the neighborhood. The food is always delicious and the service is very attentive. This last dining experience was for Sunday brunch with friends. We were not disappointed."
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Regional American Seafood, featuring contemporary seafood and shellfish dishes. Special sizing in lobster and a variety of crab. Located at Rockefeller Plaza bordering the Theater District & Times Square. Full service bar and raw bar with an award winning wine list.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
City Lobster and Steakhouse
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My brother and niece were in town from California. My niece had never had lobster. My brother and his daughter ordered the 2 pound lobster. My brother enjoyed it but his daughter liked my bronzino better, so we switched plates. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful with meal selections and descriptions. The only drawback was the air conditioning was not working well and the restaurant was not as cool as we would have liked in spite of the ceiling fans."
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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The Fourth is Chef Marco A. Moreira's newest venture. Anchoring Union Square with the East Village this multifunctional expansive restaurant features a comfortable coffee bar and café, a traditional dining room, and a long stylish bar perfect for drinks and dining. Artistic features such as a photo installation, whimsically hung wood twin bed frames, local handcrafted furniture, and eco-friendly lighting are highlights in the lofty room. The American style brasserie menu features locally sourced ingredients. Super fresh oysters, roast duck for two and salt brick roasted chicken not to be missed. Accompanying it is an approachable wine list compiled by master sommelier Roger Dagorn and the owners own brand of coffee, Quatrieme. The Fourth is quickly becoming the go to place for a neighborhood breakfast, weekend Jazz brunch events, bar dining and lunch and dinner celebrations. We look forward to seeing you at THE FOURTH!<br />.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The Fourth
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/28/2014
 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
"This was our first time at this restaurant. We ate very early, by NY standards, so the restaurant had very few patrons. Being around Union Square, we imagine they do a bustling business later in the evening. The wait staff was attentive. The food was very good. There was a problem with my entree which they whisked away immediately and brought me a new meal. We are planning to return to this restaurant."
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Magical is a word thrown around a lot when discussing Tavern On The Green and one can’t help but feel magic in the air. Jim and David, architect Richard Lewis and landscape architect Robin Key, preserved the Victorian/ Gothic elegance of the semi-circular building; it is authentic, natural, elegant and sexy. It has been re-built to spectacular precision and the décor is of a grand farmhouse one might find on the property of an Italian Villa or a historic Hudson River Valley mansion.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Tavern on the Green
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was the first time we had been back to Tavern on the Green since it's reopening. We didn't know what to expect and we were not disappointed. The renovations were tastefully done and the food was delicious. We were a little nervous upon arriving since there seemed to be a lot of confusion at the reception desk. Our reservation was not a problem. As Newe yorkers we still consider this restaurant "touristy" but we will will return."
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Restaurateurs Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato brought their love for French culture and cuisine to New York City by giving the Big Apple an authentic slice of France when they opened Brasserie Cognac de Monsieur Ballon in April 2008. The Brasserie style menu combines French classics. Guests can choose to dine in the outdoor sidewalk café, classic main dining room, lively bar/lounge or the private Cognac Room as they enjoy meals complimented by over 85 varieties of cognac and a gorgeous wine list including first-growth Bordeaux and Burgundies and an extensive wine by the glass list.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Brasserie Cognac East
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/31/2014
 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
"This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always superb. The service is top notch. Being a New York City restaurant, it is small and the tables are close together. If you are seated next to a large party it can be noisy. Reservations are recommended and the owner will always try to honor a request for seating."
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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For 15 years Lusardi's of Larchmont has been one of Westchester County's top restaurants for any kind of dining - be it casual to special occasion. The menu's homemade cuisine shows a Mediterranean leaning and a particular expertise with seafood, eclipsed perhaps only by the incredible pastas. This kind of dining experience can really only consistently be found in Italy...or on Palmer Avenue in Larchmont. Visit our other locations: Chat 19, Moscato Scarsdale, and Chat American Grill in Scarsdale.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lusardi's
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always prepared as requested. It arrives hot and nicely presented. The wait staff is attentive without being intrusive. It's a favorite of mine and a friend's pick when we want to have a good lunch or dinner and just sit and chat."
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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