Bonnie
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  • Review Count
    35
  • Helpfulness Votes
    4
  • First Review
    June 27, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 13, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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Provencal cuisine in an intimate, cozy setting. A zinc bar, banquettes, flowers, and an attentive staff ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Seasonal ingredients and simplicity of preparation distinguish our food.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"When we don't go to Le Gigot with some frequency, we miss it--and our last evening there is a good reminder of why. What some call cramped we call cozy and we never have to shout in order to speak: so civilized. Oysters, calamari, a seafood salad main course special and hanger steak (all just the right sized portions) were complemented by a Cote de Rhone. Everything was excellent with the exception of the wine which was good enough but began to flatten too soon after being opened. Service as always, friendly yet professional. Without a reservation most are turned away because the restaurant books up."
Dined on 10/11/2014
 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 9/26/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Long-time wait staff and a new host combine to make Raoul's still a wonderful restaurant. Although the martini was not cold enough and the grilled octopus appetizer not grilled enough, the steak frites and the scallops were wonderful. (Know that if you want a medium rare steak you should order it rare.) Go as early as you can; the noise gets deafening as the evening lengthens. And enjoy the art: totally tasteful."
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2009
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Benoit New York is the third member of Alain Ducasse’s Benoit family – which also includes the bistro in Paris since 1912, Benoit Tokyo and Le Comptoir de Benoit in Osaka. Benoit New York echoes the original bistro in Paris and represents an opportunity for Chef Ducasse to recreate a unique bistro experience within a dynamic urban environment while still preserving the tradition of Benoit Paris. The restaurant & bar offer a menu of classic French bistro cuisine at lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We haven't been to Benoit is years and now we wonder why. We were pleased with everything: the food, the service, the ambience. For a Saturday night, it was fairly empty although we were early because of a theater curtain. If you are looking for a restaurant in that neighborhood, you should definitely try Benoit."
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2009
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Inspired by historic American public houses that served as social anchors of towns and neighborhoods for centuries, Distilled is located in a landmarked space in the heart of Tribeca designed to create a welcoming and communal atmosphere. The menu offers a wide variety of regional American dishes as well as a beverage program that includes specialty cocktails, wine, craft beer and a selection of meads. We look forward to having you and your friends as our guests.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our second experience at Distilled was somewhat disappointing, except for the service which was outstanding. This time we ordered the famous chicken wings and they are wonderful. The real negative was the hamburger, although the tots are good. The hamburger was dry and tasteless and the roll was nothing but sog. Because of such a limited menu, there is not a lot to choose from. I'll go back to the duck/waffles, but not for awhile.
P.S. Great bartenders.
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Dined on 9/20/2014
 2009
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V-Cafe serves traditional Vietnamese food in the heart of TriBeCa, NYC. The cuisine has been, for thousands of years, oriented for balance and nutrition. <br><br>It uses an abundance of fresh herbs and vegetables for texture and color, marinated meats in spices rather than relying on excess oil for cooking or for enhancement of flavor. We feature authentic dishes from the North, South and Central Viet Nam. The foods of Viet Nam are prepared with both French and Chinese influences that date back some 2,000 years and one can see this reflected in the dishes served at V Cafe (VietCafe). <br><br>To start, try our Pho Ga Herbed Chicken Soup, Pho Bo Herbed Beef Soup or Ginger-Lime Lemonade and vegetarian entrees.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Large, boisterous groups plus loud music make for unbearable noise. Add to that lemongrass curry that was over salted, and ugly, unappealing looking dishes (chili calamari and chili tofu: what are those wilted green clumps that overtake the plates?) and you get the idea. The only thing worth eating were the vegetable rolls. We won't return."
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2009
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Cull & Pistol is a restaurant project from the team behind The Lobster Place, one of New York"s finest seafood purveyors for over 40 years. Cull & Pistol pays homage to the fishmonger traditions and culinary diversity of New York through a seasonal raw bar, innovative seafood dishes with global influences and diverse selection of wine and craft beers. Located in Chelsea Market, Cull & Pistol aspires to become a neighborhood staple through a menu and atmosphere that delivers a truly fresh dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We have been trying to get to Cull & Pistol since it opened and finally we did. Discounting how small it is, we have nothing but accolades: the food (little necks on the half shell, clam toast and both kinds of lobster rolls); the drinks (white wine and mignonette martinis); the service (prompt and professional). We will return."
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2009
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Dafni Taverna, conveniently located in the heart of Times Square and the theatre district, provides a dining experience reminiscent of a small village in Greece. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, from the beamed ceiling to the wood plank floor, from the exposed brick wall to the soft Greek music playing in the background. Guests enjoy the hospitality and fine home cooking that the country is famous for. The restaurant serves authentic Greek cuisine, prepared simply and deliciously, using only the freshest and purest ingredients. The menu starts with a large selection of hot and cold meze, and an array of classic salads, as well as a few innovations. Entrees include many of the traditional dishes, a selection of charcoal-grilled meats and fish, and a few intriguing additions, such as grilled quail on a bed of spinach, and braised lamb shank with hilopites (a type of pasta). Delicious, homemade baklava, galaktoboureko and rice pudding are prepared fresh daily in our kitchen.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/16/2014
 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
"Our first but not last time at Dafni. Two of us had Greek salad, gigante beans and grilled octopus, another had grilled vegetables: all were excellent. Unfamiliar with Greek wine, we asked for advice and were rewarded with an excellent wine chosen in response to questions the waiter asked us about what kind of wine we like. All in all, a wonderful experience."
Dined on 9/16/2014
 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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Everyone raves about the Treviso salad--and rightly so. And the bread must be mentioned: one of the best in the city. Always popular before and after theater; be sure to make a reservation."
Dined on 9/12/2014
 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Buddakan seldom misses and this time was no exception. Whatever you drink and whatever you eat, you will be pleased. Truly one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in New York."
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2009
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Across from Carnegie Hall, Trattoria Dell’Arte features the largest antipasto bar in New York, a sprawling selection of seafood and vegetable specialties perfect for parties of all sizes. Designed after a Tuscan artist’s studio, the rooms include half-finished paintings, oversized sculptures of fragmented body parts, a gallery of Italian noses, a wine cellar dining room, and candle-filled private rooms.<br /><br />The menu focuses on northern Italian specialties such as the steak Florentine, double veal chop, seafood specialties of the Mediterranean, and unforgettable desserts.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Overly salted food, but the worst part was the bait and switch. A glass of Riesling was ordered, a glass was brought, "try it" said the waitress, "is it okay?" "Yes" was the reply. "Well, it isn't Riesling, we're out of it." Not the way to treat a diner. Hosts too chummy. "Are you local or from a far away place?" was the greeting. Obviously, locals are not valued. We won't return."
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2009
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