Bonnie
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    August 3, 2014
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    November 22, 2014
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Every other time we go to Benoit, the food is wonderful. This time was the off-time. We began with 3 hors d'oeuvres , none of which I would order again, followed by a hanger steak ordered medium rare, arrived medium and salmon which was okay. Creme brûlée was good but nothing special. Martini and red wine were fine. Although we always figure the tip, Benoit has suggested tips and kudos to them for not including the tax in the suggestions like many restaurants do. We'll wait awhile before returning."
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2009
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Opened in December of 2008, L'Artusi is the second step from the team that brought dell'anima to the West Village.<br /><br><br><br />Chef/Partner Gabriel Thompson and Beverage Director/Partner Joe Campanale share their expertise in Italian Epicurean Hospitality on a larger stage. Featuring rustic cuisine, a crudo bar, specialty cheese program, private dining room, and a walk-in wine cellar, L’Artusi offers guests a variety of dining options and a warm, friendly vibe.<br /><br><br><br />Our 110 seat restaurant, designed by Brooke Maples, features two floors of comfortable banquette seating, extended traditional bar, cheese bar and a chef's counter over-looking the open kitchen. Private dining opportunities are also available in our 2500 bottle walk-in wine cellar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/17/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/17/2014
 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
"A special occasion: a birthday, acknowledged by a mini-cupcake with a candle, perfect. A lovely Piedmont Nebbiolo (know that most bottles are much more than the $80 we spent). A shared grilled octopus was good, though ordinary; linguini nero with clams/cod was good, not great, hanger steak, good but many others i have had were better. So--overall, a pleasant dining experience but not an extraordinary one and with the difficulty of getting a reservation, not a restaurant we will hurry to return to."
Dined on 11/17/2014
 2009
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Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We have been eating at Frank for years and years and when we walked in and didn't recognize anyone, we thought, knowing that most change at long time establishments isn't good, oh, no! And we were right. Fortunately, the recipes stayed so the food is still good though we should have gotten our usual fennel salad instead of the octopus. The black linguini with calamari was its usual good. Disinterested service and rather surly, actually. I'm reluctant to abandon Frank, but with all the good restaurants in the East Village, I may."
Dined on 11/14/2014
 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. 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. Little Prince will also feature a frequently rotating beer program, highlighting unique French and local beers and seasonal French cocktails. 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.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"How interesting: the range of reviews on Little Prince. We have never had a bad experience, either in the greeting, the service or the food. Ignore the negative comments; you won't be sorry. Do know that the space is cozy, very cozy. We will return yet again."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 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 11/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/11/2014
 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
"Not realizing until after we made the reservation that we were going to be in a time bind created some stress for us but after telling the waiter of our situation he did everything to make sure we were out on time without making us feel any more rushed than we already felt. In addition, one of the managers came by (having been told by the waiter no doubt ) to check on us. How thoughtful and accommodating of everyone! No wonder The Odeon is our go-to neighborhood restaurant."
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2009
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Pearl & Ash was conceived at the intersection of luxury and simplicity. Our intention is to make the finest quality of food accessible to the masses without sacrificing integrity - while embracing the social and casual satisfaction of a communal setting. Our small plates are designed for sharing and we look forward to serving you and your friends a great selection of drinks and delicious dishes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A perfectly lovely meal, provided you like to share--and you don't eat large quantities. Be prepared to have the tab add up quickly. Except for one dish that was too tough (calamari) and salty, everything was worth ordering again. Although there is a cocktail menu, no hard liquor is served. Once the restaurant fills up, sitting at a table across from the bar is a problem; you will be knocked about by waitstaff trying to get by standing drinkers behind seated drinkers. We'll return."
Dined on 11/07/2014
 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 10/31/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/31/2014
 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 second time dining at C&P and everything was just as good if not better. We again began with little necks on the half shell, then we shared the octopus appetizer and ended with fish and chips. Wonderful preparations of all dishes. The mignonette martini, taken off the menu, was made for me at my request, easily one of our new most favorites."
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2009
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In 1983, Café Luxembourg opened its doors to become the quintessential neighborhood bistro of the Upper West Side. The dining room of this charming 90 seat restaurant glows in the warm light of the Jean Perzel fixtures and antique mirrors. <br /><br />Located on 70th Street just west of Broadway, Café Luxembourg entertains New Yorkers and celebrities alike. The full service bar is home to many regulars. The lively buzz of the dining room is inviting and intimate. The frequency of dining customers is testament to the sincere efforts by the entire Café Luxembourg staff.<br /><br />The menu changes seasonally as well as offering daily specials. The classic menu dishes maintain a level of cooking on par with the city’s best restaurants. Café Luxembourg offers beautifully prepared food with professional, yet unpretentious service at reasonable prices. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/30/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/30/2014
 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
"Cafe Lux has for years been one of our favorite restaurants on the UWS--and continues to be. This time there were several glitches with both my appetizer and main course; the staff was so gracios and concerned about making everything right--and they did.
A class act in all ways.
"
Dined on 10/30/2014
 2009
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/17/2014
 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
"Like many others, we have been trying to get to Gato since it opened. The front room is dominated by an enormous bar that surrounds almost all of the front room. And the restaurant is dark, very dark. The waiter asked if we had eaten there before and when we said no he explained it to us --and he rather oversold what should be ordered). He was helpful with suggestions, although we had already made our choices. Between the appetizer and the main course, over an hour elapsed. (What was that about?) A woman in management came by several times to say the food was coming which it eventually did. She made an adjustment on the check, not necessary but gracious. The food is good: we'll return-- if we can get a reservation."
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2009
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Experience the new db bistro moderne! Chef Daniel Boulud's contemporary French bistro has undergone a complete renovation. With the addition of a handsome new cocktail bar, and a newly-crafted menu db bistro serves updated bistro classics with a modern twist and market-driven French-American cuisine. <br /> <br />Located one block East of Times Square, db bistro is the perfect spot for pre- and post-theater dining, a Midtown business lunch or breakfast 'L'Express' of cappuccino and viennoisserie at the bar. A $48 pre-theater prix-fixe dinner menu is available in addition to a full a la carte menu. The Lunch Prix Fixe menu will have you back to your desk or off to a matinee quickly and affordably.<br /><br />db is happy to host large parties and private events from 14-165 guests.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Shortly after DB remodeled, we ate there and were disappointed; this time we had a much better experience. I had asked not to be seated in the walkthrough as we were before. Although an attempt was made to seat us there this time, we asked for another table and received one. The service was a definite improvement: efficient and available when needed. The food is good, not great, but certainly adequate. The many suits both male and female who walk the room constantly seem to serve no purpose--except to be obvious. I'm sure when we are in the neighborhood we will dine at DB again."
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2009
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