Bonnie
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  • Review Count
    32
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  • First Review
    April 26, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 18, 2014
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Wallflower is a neighborhood restaurant featuring original cocktails, an international wine list and traditional, seasonal French country fare. We also hold tables for walk-ins. The bar area is seated on a first come, first served basis. We look forward to seeing you at Wallflower.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I'm not sure why Wallflower is French, except for the two who take orders. Is it French not to have a telephone number? The food--rabbit terrine, scallops, pork tenderloin--is good, albeit on the salty side. The very short pour of a glass of Givry was okay because the wine was terrible. Something--mosquitos?--attacked halfway through the meal which of course did not add to what should have been the pleasure of dining."
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2009
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élan is a new restaurant by Chef David Waltuck and George Stinson. The menu is the evolution of David Waltuck's groundbreaking cuisine that elevated and sustained Chanterelle as an award-winning restaurant for 30 years. élan emanates an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and full of energy; the service is gracious and smart, yet informal. The restaurant features a spacious front room for cocktails and light fare, a 12-seat bar, and a 48-seat dining room. Casual diners and those seeking more elaborate or special-occasion experiences will be equally welcome. Dinner will be served 7 days a week, lunch will be served 5 days a week, and David's take on weekend brunch will be served Saturday and Sunday.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food at Elan is mostly wonderful: seafood sausage, stuffed zucchini blossoms, sweetbreads plus the delicious pretzel with mustard butter-- all the tops. The mackerel, ordered for the second time, disappointed. the sauce must have been changed and this sauce did not enhance the fish. Although there is enough staff, our waiter was more pleasant than efficient and the kitchen was incredibly slow. An hour and 15 minutes to be served a main course is too long. The Manhattan did not resemble any Manhattan I have ever had--and not in a good way. Still, we will return."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2009
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This Old Chelsea food hall is a New York original. The Red Cat's combination of come-as-you-are sensibilities and straightforward, satisfying, and occasionally irreverent cuisine instantly establish the restaurant as a favorite with New York diners. Andy Xu runs the kitchen that's become famous for such whimsical creations as Reuben Wontons with Red Cabbage Slaw and Pan Roasted Cod with Flageolets, Moroccan Olives, Oranges and Basil Oil. Such dishes only add to the restaurant's mystique as a place for all seasons, styles and spirits. As Frank Bruni wrote in the New York Times "The Red Cat feels vaguely colonial and tavern like, except when it feels downtown-gallery cool, and apart from those moments when it feels modestly and eclectically elegant." <br /><BR><br> <br />If you are unable to book online, please call us directly and we will do our best to accommodate you. <br /><BR><br>
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"First time at Red Cat for lunch, usually it's dinner. Lovely summer lunch menu, the freshest ingredients presented artistically. Everyone seems to know how good dinner is here; lunch should be added to anyone's list."
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2009
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April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's Michelin-starred restaurant, The Breslin, offers seasonal menus which embrace nose to tail cuisine, small growers and local farmers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Breslin Bar and Grill is aptly named; its ambiance is a combination of both, rather funky. The Caesar is one of the best we have had in a restaurant and we would order it again in a minute. The much touted lamb burger on the other hand was disappointing, medium rather than medium rare and therefore dry but the biggest problem with both the burger and the fries was too, too, too much salt. Wines by the glass were okay but the white negroni was more ice than anything else. I'm glad we tried Breslin, but we won't be back for a while."
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2009
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Barchetta, Italian for ‘little boat’ captures the charms of the Mediterranean seaside. An Italian seafood trattoria, Barchetta is a partnership between Esca’s acclaimed Chef & Partner Dave Pasternack and John Meadow’s LDV Hospitality. Pasternack brings his passion of sourcing the freshest ingredients of the sea and expertise of Italian cuisine to Barchetta’s intimate yet bustling atmosphere inspired by the communal charm of the rustic trattoria experience. Barchetta provides a casual bar dining experience of Pasternack’s trademark crudo tastings or a feast of homemade pastas, seafood antipasti, and whole fish paired with an eclectic international wine list. Delivered with gracious, genuine hospitality, Barchetta brings la dolce vita to life in New York City.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were very pleased with our first dining at Barchetta. We dined early, in part to avoid the most negative complaint that the restaurant is too noisy and we succeeded. Everything we ordered we would order again: grilled octopus, lobster with pasta and crab with pasta. Red wine from the Piedmont enhanced the entire meal. Many events take us to Chelsea; we'll be back."
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2009
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Dear Friends<br /><br />After 12 years at Il Gattopardo’s original location, is with joy that we welcome you to The Rockefeller Townhouses, our new home at 13-15 West 54th Street. In the new house, Il Gattopardo gains an intimate bar space and a marvelous private event room with capacity up to 120 seats. The main dining room has been designed to translate our vision of comfort, modernity, but above all, simplicity, and to keep alive Il Gattopardo’s understated elegance. <br /><br />IL GATTOPARDO family is committed to producing top quality Southern Italian gastronomy, to the use of authentic ingredients, and to keeping the tradition of Italian culture and hospitality vibrant and passionate.<br /><br />Be well, keep in touch, and buon appetito!<br /><br />Gianfranco & Paula<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2009
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 new location of Il Gattopardo, just a few doors down from the old location, is really not an improvement in ambience. Yes, there is more of a place for diners to wait, but the room itself lacks the warmth of the former location. And the staff is competent (although we had to ask for the amuse-bouche while later diners were served automatically), though we don't recognize any of the former staff, all of whom had more personality than the current staff. Or--perhaps because it is summer--the regulars are away. The food is just about the same: very good. For anyone who never wants to see a restaurant menu change, Il Gatt will be perfect."
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2009
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The Cupping Room Café was established in 1977. It was originally a wholesale coffee establishment. Different blends of coffee were brewed and tasted by perspective customers. This act of blending and tasting different coffees is called cupping - hence the name The Cupping Room. The coffee tasting went so well that the owners decided to change the name from The Coffee Connection to The Cupping Room Café. They also decided to open the back of the store and sell coffee and pie to the local artists. The building hosting The Cupping Room is a landmark building. It was the first "tall" building in SoHo and is more than 100 years old. The high tin ceilings, hard wood floors, pot-belly stove and exposed brick walls are all part of the original setting. The Cupping Room was a home for artists and locals. Today it is still a neighborhood place where you can see the locals and the famous come together in our homey environment.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Ah, the "good" old days have returned to the Cupping Room, when the service was bad. Is it because it was Sunday in the summer? A long story about trying to get a coffee refill is too boring to relate but if you discount the service you won't be disappointed especially for breakfast/brunch. Know that there are new menus and we all know what that means."
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2009
0points
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The legendary Palm Restaurant has opened the doors of its newest location in Tribeca, just steps away from the Financial District, Hudson River and Battery Park. <br />We welcome you to join us for our Prime-aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters and classic Italian specialties. Our Chef, Luis Nieto will also create mouthwatering specials daily to please one and all.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2009
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 generally have mixed feelings about Palm Tribeca, but I must report that this last time was very good. We arrived early on purpose so we could sit at the bar and have a drink. When it was time to go into the dining room my martini was cold and the bartender freshened it by practically making me another drink, a classy thing to do. We took advantage of the lobster special by beginning with a Caesar salad, followed by the lobster, taken out of its shell at the table and fries (surprisingly good). Desserts are tempting but we were full. Let's hope this positive experience carries over into our next visit."
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2009
0points
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Betony, named after an herb in the mint family known for its healing qualities, is a Modern American restaurant overseen by Executive Chef Bryce Shuman (the former Executive Sous Chef of Eleven Madison Park) and General Manager Eamon Rockey (formerly of Eleven Madison Park, Atera, and Aska ). The restaurant, which is located a block off of Fifth Avenue, features soaring ceilings, contemporary photos of New York City street scenes, a 35-seat bar and lounge and 85-seat dining room.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Aside from the host who greeted us and the young woman who served the tap water, the service was dreadful. So many servers and suits wandering around, the latter appeared to do nothing. One creepy guy took our drink and food orders. He forced us to listen to him explain the menu even though we told him we were not ready to order. One drink was served 10 minutes before we could order another drink (because he never came back to our table). The food was very good, but we won't be back. How interesting it was to read about the two head honchos in Eater just after eating at Betony. You guys have a lot to do to be the kind of restaurant you claim to want."
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2009
0points
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Bacchanal is a new restaurant on the Bowery featuring contemporary cuisine using precise French technique and taking France, Italy and Spain as its inspirations. It channels the wine-soaked rituals of ancient Greece and Rome through the lens of the Gilded Age, when an opulent Bowery had its own indulgent heyday. Located at 146 Bowery, Bacchanal is situated within the recently renovated Sohotel, whose location has served as a hotel since 1805. It straddles the historic Bowery, Little Italy, the Lower East Side and Chinatown with their centuries-old legacies of dining and imbibing.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Since we were early for our reservation, we began by sitting at the bar and having drinks, a martini and a glass of wine at our leisure. We shared an octopus (our latest passion) appetizer: wonderful. Next we had cod and steak, both were exceptionally good. As excellent as the food was, the service was even better. We could not have been made to feel any more welcome than we were. A rarity for me: a recommendation without qualification."
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2009
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