Bonnie
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  • First Review
    October 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 28, 2015
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This classic French American Bistro has been a landmark in Tribeca since 1980. Friendly service with great food!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Lunch at Odeon on the day of the "blizzard" that never was worked out because so many places were closed. Normally we are at Odeon for dinner, sometimes brunch, but not usually lunch. It felt ordinary, not necessarily a bad thing, but nothing to praise. A hamburger and a tuna burger were cooked as ordered, the fries should be revisited (soggy and lukewarm) and the coffee was so-so (don't expect a refill, even if you're willing to pay for it). We'll stick with dinner."
Dined on 1/27/2015
 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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Barchetta falls into that category of restaurants that are ordinary but passable. The service is quite good but the ambiance is not memorable and neither is the food. The kale salad and the octopus are okay, as is the parpardelle, but the bavette (a pasta with crab) had no flavor at all. The lamb, highly recommended was barely eaten, the steak a little better. Overall response: neutral."
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2009
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Little Prince is now open at 199 Prince Street in SoHo (between Sullivan St. and MacDougal St.) This new destination, featuring Chef Matt Conroy, aims to be a cozy neighborhood stand-by.<br /><br />Featuring classic French bistro items, the menu includes Skate Grenobloise, Bistro Chicken and Steak au Poivre, in addition to lighter fare such as Steak Tartare, Ratatouille and Mussels. Signature specials include an “off-menu” French Onion Soup Burger with caramelized onions and gruyere. <br /><br />Little Prince will also feature a frequently rotating beer program, highlighting unique French and local beers and seasonal French cocktails. <br /><br />Dramatic floral arrangements accent the light-filled space, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on bustling Prince Street. Caramel banquettes line the walls and the wooden bar is warmly lit by classic globe pendant lamps. Hand-painted ceramic floor tiles complete the bistro ambience.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/23/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Little Prince is and continues to be one of our favorites. (Just know that the space is extraordinarily "cozy".)Great bartender--try the Manhattan Noir--and good choices of wines by the glass. A shared grilled octopus usually begins our meal: delicious. Short ribs and steak for our main courses, the latter with great fries and the steak cooked to perfection as ordered. Under tight space limitations, the staff (host, wait staff, bus staff) do an amazing job while keeping their equanimity: grace under pressure."
Dined on 1/23/2015
 2009
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This classic French American Bistro has been a landmark in Tribeca since 1980. Friendly service with great food!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Early dining meant two were offered a table for four, a nice change from sometimes being squeezed in. Drinks always good: cocktails and wine. A special Brussels sprouts salad was a special and should be added to the regular menu: it was delicious. Otherwise, dishes we often order: mussels/fries and the tuna burger, both fine."
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2009
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The surreal atmosphere of this awe-inspiring restaurant in the Meatpacking district of Manhattan<br />combines the serenity of Asia with the flamboyance of 16th century Paris. The menu features fanciful interpretations of Chinese dishes and delights even the most discriminating palates.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We have always loved Buddakan but this time our review will be mixed. The mixed drinks and wines by the glass are good and the carrot dumplings shouldn't be missed. The same is true for the sweet and crispy shrimp. But the red snapper was awful and should be removed from the menu and the minced pork lo mein was far too salty to be enjoyed. Never have I complained about the food. What's happening? (The service was great, both by the wait staff and management.)"
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2009
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Casual French bistro open and thriving for over 30 years in the heart of SoHo.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Raoul's manages to maintain its well deserved reputation. Cozy, excellent service, dependable food and diners who want to be there. An added plus is the excellent bartender. An evening we always look forward to."
Dined on 12/24/2014
 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"On a weekday at 10:30 in the morning, the Cupping Room was fairly busy but not busy enough to explain the almost 30 minute delay between ordering and the food arrival. Still, the wait was worthwhile. They know how to cook eggs to order as good as anyone in the city. A welcoming host and cheerful if somewhat distracted wait staff confirm that the Cupping Room can be recommended, especially for breakfast/brunch."
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2009
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Wine Bar · Pizza Place · Italian Restaurant
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Lots of wait staff, bus staff and managers--all moving rapidly but looking like deer caught in headlights. Perhaps they have been overwhelmed by the crowd? We waited 20 minutes for our wine and 40 (!) minutes for an appetizer, aranci, served at room temperature instead of hot or even warm. Still they were tasty as was the pizza, but the crusts while thin were completely soggy. We'll give them time to get on their feet and try again, but not soon."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2009
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The Bar Room offers a more casual way to experience an expansive à la carte menu in a vibrant and welcoming setting. The restaurant boasts an award-winning wine program, as well as a carefully curated list of cocktails, beer, and spirits. Located adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Modern’s Bar Room accepts reservations 28 days in advance. The Bar Room also includes a bar and lounge area to welcome guests on a walk-in basis. The restaurant's Dining Room features a prix fixe only menu and a beautiful terrace space, overlooking the MoMA Sculpture Garden.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Like other Danny Meyer restaurants, The Modern-Bar Room is wonderful, especially for eating lightly between a Members' Preview and a classic film. A martini and wine began our meal, followed by two appetizers for one of us (tuna sliders: not to be missed and fried oysters: okay) and soup and scallops for the other of us. From hosts to wait staff to bus staff, professional service though the server seemed less welcoming when we didn't order more. Regardless, a special restaurant in one of NYC's most architecturally interesting buildings."
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2009
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Rita Sodi grew up on a little farm North of Florence, Italy, and almost everything her family ate was made from the farm, prosciutto, salame, wine, vegetables…and this food was very important for the family. They were not allowed to miss any meal. Rita's mother, Elena, always told her to drink wine because it “makes good blood” and do not eat Prosciutto without bread. When she finished art school she began to travel for my work in the clothing business and at that point she really started to appreciate the simplicity of her mother's food and the way she cooked. For ten years she traveled from Florence, Italy to New York, Los Angeles, Asia and Australia. Year after year, wherever in the world Rita found a kitchen, she began to cooked my Mother's food. Friends filled her kitchen and sat at her table, her passion was born.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Minimalist ambiance and service: the former fine, the latter, not so. Expect no welcoming greeting or parting farewell. Negronis and wine are fine. The verza salad is wonderful as is the taliatelli with onions; avoid the artichoke lasagna: flavors are muddy, consistency mushy. The affogato is good but overpriced. Appetizer plates whisked away and mains served a second later. The wait staff prowls the room constantly looking for you to finish. We never linger--ever--but we felt pushed out. A little bit of graciousness would go a long way."
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
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