dlyons
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  • Review Count
    3
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  • First Review
    December 17, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 26, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
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In October 2014, partners Victoria Freeman, Marc Meyer and Chris Paraskevaides (Cookshop, Hundred Acres) introduce diners to Vic's on Great Jones Street in NoHo. Vic's resides in the re-imagined former space of Five Points, the Mediterranean restaurant that Freeman, Meyer and Paraskevaides opened together in 1999. After 15 years, the restaurateurs decided to renovate the space and the result--Vic's--is an entirely new establishment. Chef Hillary Sterling (A Voce, Lupa) presides over Vic's locally sourced Italian-Mediterranean dishes, including house made pastas and pizzas (made with New York State flour) and market-driven plates of antipasti and entrées. Vic's is open 7-days a week for dinner from 5:30-midnight.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/23/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/23/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/23/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Just a few blocks from Astor Place, Porsena is a trattoria in the convivial Italian tradition where friends and neighbors gather along with tourists and passers-by. Chef Sara Jenkins has drawn on memories of her Tuscan and Roman childhood to create a pasta-centric menu featuring Italy’s finest artisanal pastas, served with traditional and imaginative sauces, as well as a series of tasty antipasti and hearty main courses. Modeled after the simple restaurants in Italy that serve as neighborhood dining rooms, the menu focuses on a timeless list of classic Italian dishes such as maccheroncini al ragu and spaghetti con le vongole. Porsena is just the kind of colorful neighborhood restaurant you might be thrilled to find in the narrow back streets of Rome or Florence.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Inconsistant!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Waitstaff was over-eager to have us order. Then some of meal came undercooked. Rather than resolve situation ("Chef like the pasta very chewy") they gave excuses. They did take it off the bill. Then the main courses came out scattered--two main courses came out and then five minutes later the third main came out and the fourth came out almost 10 minutes later. Kept saying the kitchen was small... not a good excuse. For the expensive pasta that is served-- not a good deal or a good experience."
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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King Bee is a new restaurant in the East Village featuring Chef Jeremie Tomczak's menu of French American cuisine with roots in Louisiana and French Canada. The wine list is dynamic and approachable. For more information visit www.kingbeenyc.com
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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