Bonnie
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    November 1, 2014
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    February 25, 2015
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American Cut is LDV Hospitality’s new American, signature steakhouse, brought to life by Iron Chef Marc Forgione. Located in the heart of Tribeca at 363 Greenwich Street, between Franklin and Harrison.<br /> <br />Our 180-seat restaurant combines modern design with art deco accents, culminating in a monumental space filled with fine food, spirits and culinary prowess.<br />We invite you to indulge in our spectacular Tomahawk Ribeye Chop for two or try our Seafood Tasting featuring our signature Chili Lobster paired with a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.<br />With two private dining rooms and a private bar for groups of all sizes, we are the perfect location for intimate special events, large-scale after-work parties and everything in between.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our neighborhood and we finally made it to American Cut. An enticing menu in which everything sounds worth trying. We settled on one Restaurant Week menu and one a la carte, following cocktails and wine, both drinks as expected: good. The hanger steak was wonderful, though medium rare was actually rare and the side of spinach a nice complement, the oysters were tasty but too much sauce detracted from the oyster flavor (and baked oysters have a strange consistency), the chocolate cake with ice cream delicious. The octopus was good with interesting flavors. I have no idea how the chicken was (who would order chicken in a steak house!) because I didn't ask and no comment was volunteered. Welcoming hostesses and professional wait staff add to the pleasure of dining as does the ambiance, especially the lighting. We'll return."
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2009
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Upon entering Mermaid Oyster Bar, diners feel as though they have escaped the city on a beach vacation. Offering delicious food in a welcoming atmosphere, patrons can enjoy a relaxing and leisurely dining experience away from the hustle & bustle of busy New York City streets. Bringing a bite of the beach to the West Village, this casual neighborhood spot combines a laid-back fish shack mentality with a menu that reads like an oyster bar’s greatest hits: an extensive raw bar; clam shack favorites like steamers, mussels and fried oysters; and a variety of simply prepared whole fish and fish sandwiches. The cocktails and beers on tap and the rollicking classic rock-country playlist evoke the nostalgia of summer on every visit.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Of the three Mermaids, the Greenwich Village spot has the best kitchen. Great bartender and generous wines by the glass. Don't miss the oysters. Fish tacos were so messy--and so tasty. A fun place to eat although not to dine. Lively and upbeat."
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2009
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Located in a brownstone in the heart of the Upper West Side, La Boite en Bois has been a favorite among diners for 28 years. With its rustic ambiance, it feels as though you are in a bistro in the French countryside. In close proximity to Lincoln Center, we offer a pre-theater menu. Serving classics from Escargot to Salmon to Roasted Duck, you will be delighted with our extensive selections. We serve lunch everyday, with a variety of salads, panini, and classic French dishes, such as Croque Monsieur and Onion Soup. Come Sunday for our Brunch, and enjoy Eggs Benedict or Pain Perdu (French Toast). At La Boite en Bois, our attentive and well-trained staff will be sure to provide you with a memorable experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Perhaps a Tuesday night is not the best night for La Boite. The leek appetizer was ice cold and mushy, as though it had been made many days before. The liver, always an old faithful, tasted okay but not up to its usual standards; the same can be said for the cod; dessert was a medley of small tastings of a few desserts: fine, nothing outstanding. The makeover of the space is not pleasing; perhaps there are more tables but the room is completely bland; at least the previous space has some personality. We have seen the prices here go up and up and this is the first time that we feel the meal was not worth it."
Dined on 2/17/2015
 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 2/22/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"An early Saturday night, bitter cold escape into the warmth of Odeon. Cocktails and wine to begin followed by a shared octopus appetizer: okay, perhaps a little more grilling would have enhanced the flavor; mussels and fries reliable though not enough broth which was quickly remedied. the only pasta dish on the menu, tasty. Dependable, no surprises, staff competent though bland. A nice neighborhood restaurant to eat in."
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2009
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In a former antique-shop located a few steps below ground level, Ciccio is a “little snuggery with a winning air of relaxed authenticity”. This Tuscan restaurant serves cuisine from Florence-born chef-partner Giacomo Romano in a room with rustic fixtures and whitewashed décor, so that the overall effect is of is in “some breezy farmhouse tavern you inadvertently stumbled upon while tooling about the Tuscan countryside”. <br /><br />The food is deceptively simple. With local fresh ingredients, the chef serves up rustic Italian food that is simple and genuine. Small plates to share and signature dishes of fresh house-made pastas are made daily that aim to bring touches of Florence to this neighborhood hideaway.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/13/2015
 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
"A first time--but not a last. Perfect on a bitterly cold night: warm atmosphere, tiny without feeling cramped, lively without having to shout. We'll order another appetizer in the future : the baby octopus consisted of overly chewy tentacles and little flavor, even with a chickpea sauce. But the pastas (all made in-house) made up for any disappointment: both were outstanding. A wonderful Negroni and an excellent pour of Pinot Nero added to our dining. Too full for dessert, unfortunately. Next time we'll "eat dessert first.""
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2009
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Opened in 1983 by Theatre District restaurateur Joe Allen, Orso serves regional Italian cuisine in an intimate, trattoria-inspired setting. Out-of-towners, locals and Broadway regulars can all be spotted enjoying Orso's outstanding preparations of classics like rigatoni Bolognese and sautéed calf's liver with grilled onions and sage. In addition to these standbys, Orso also offers smaller plates, antipasti, thin crust pizzas and half orders of pasta, which are perfectly suited for lunch and late evening dining.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/12/2015
 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
"Among the best restaurants in the theater district, Orso continues to please. Every offering is on a printed menu that changes regularly, no trying to remember specials or asking for prices. Every member of the wait staff plus the host staff pitch in when needed, all prompt and efficient. Perfect timing between courses and no rush in getting to the theater on time. Something for everyone in a generous choice of appetizers, pastas, main courses and desserts. You will never be disappointed."
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2009
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Quality Italian is a modern interpretation of the Italian-American Steakhouse. Overseen by executive chef Scott Tacinelli, the kitchen updates classic steakhouse fare creating modern interpretations with Italian accents. The 200-seat restaurant, owned and operated by Fourth Wall Restaurants, was designed by AvroKO and references the Butcher's Guilds of Italy, responsible for the finest cuts of meat in Italy.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2009
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
"As with most steak restaurants, cocktails are great and the wine-by-the-glass list is extensive. We began with a shared octopus appetizer, tasty but cooler than room temperature and when asked if we liked it, we did mention the temp. We shared the chicken parmesan which is served in a unique style and was tasty but again not warm enough, but we did not mention this to the server who was attentive and cheerful but not obtrusive. The portion of chicken was too much for us; what a shame to leave it which we did. Much to our surprise and completely unnecessary was a complimentary dessert in response to our appetizer "complaint." We will certainly return."
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2009
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Modern and cozy Chop Shop offers a sophisticated take on classic Thai, Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisines. Steps from Highline and Chelsea Galleries. Limited online dinner reservations available for parties of 2-6 guests and walk-ins always welcome. Special arrangements available for larger parties.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A place to gobble down the food (which is good) but you no sooner take off your coat before you must order; you no sooner order than the appetizers arrive; you no sooner eat half your appetizers when the main arrives. Don't send it back: it will be returned to you cold. What a shame!"
Dined on 1/30/2015
 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 
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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