Bonnie
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    50
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 12, 2015
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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 4/12/2015
 2009
Dined on 4/12/2015
 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
"The Cupping Room continues to be our go-to-place for breakfast/brunch--and evidently the word is out: by 10:00 on a Sunday morning the restaurant was filled. I wish I could order something other than the house special omelet--but I can't because it's always so good. My health conscious companion always gets the granola and fresh berries and he too is never disappointed. Combine the food with good coffee and attentive service and you can see why we feel as we do."
Dined on 4/12/2015
 2009
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Peasant is a modern restaurant using century old traditions of cooking with fire. The cuisine is rustic Italian from all regions with concentration on the freshness and purity of the food.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2009
Dined on 4/11/2015
 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 mixed review: the drinks, bread and roast suckling pig were great; the octopus appetizer (too, too spicy and too, too chewy) and the wild boar ragu were not. We have had excellent octopus (our latest passion) and wild boar ragu often at other restaurants and have been pleased. We wanted to like Peasant more than we did; since it's not in our neighborhood, we won't return anytime soon if at all."
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2009
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In the heart of lower Manhattan, Da Claudio brings a locally sourced seasonal Italian menu and friendly modern aesthetic to one of the oldest streets in New York. It’s Nassau/Ann street location is rich with both history and possibility. Da Claudio embraces this tradition as well as the changing landscape of New York City dining, offering curated fresh market driven-fare enhanced with the finest Italian imports, a beautiful bar and salumeria as well as take-out and full service dining in a modern, light and airy space. Da Claudio is an inspired beginning for downtown, fresh and forward looking, but with an ever-loving eye to tradition and to the past we all share.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/10/2015
 2009
Dined on 4/10/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Da Claudio is a welcome restaurant to FiDi. Everyone from the host to the wait staff to the chef goes out of their way to please. Certainly it is worth trying."
Dined on 4/10/2015
 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 4/09/2015
 2009
Dined on 4/09/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A better restaurant in the neighborhood cannot be found. Always gracious hosts; pleasant, competent
wait staff, excellent bar tenders, well-prepared and tasty food; cozy ambiance: no complaints.
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Dined on 4/09/2015
 2009
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Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen is a West Village neighborhood favorite and destination restaurant. Restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg discovered in 1995 a 140 year-old wood burning brick oven and lovingly restored it and built Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen around it. We now proudly operate the only existing wood fired brick bread oven in New York City using methods learned from our time at Poilane Bakery in France, including challah, matzoh, and classic french baguettes. Our menu is eclectic and varied. Menu highlights include our award-winning Fried Chicken, Grilled Lamb Chops, Beef Marrow, locally caught fish and whole roasted pasture-to-table animals prepared in our brick oven, as well as a broad offering of lighter fare. At the heart of each Blue Ribbon Bakery experience is the wood-burning oven that sends the smell of freshly baked bread throughout the dining room. Don’t leave without walking downstairs to see the bakers in action.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2009
Dined on 4/04/2015
 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
"Manhattans followed by Riesling and Tempranillo wines more than satisfied our drinks for the evening. A shared smoked trout salad, divided in the kitchen followed by tuna and lamb chops completed our meal. (The bread is fabulous, of course.) Be prepared for how quickly the bill adds up: almost $180 with tax and tip. Was it worth it? Yes, but we won't be eating here as often as we wish we could."
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2009
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Opened in 1983 by Theatre District restaurateur Joe Allen, Orso serves regional Italian cuisine in a cozy, intimate 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 4/03/2015
 2009
Dined on 4/03/2015
 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
"Long before small plates became so popular, Orso made it possible to put together a small plate dinner with appetizers and half portions of pasta. No off-the-menu specials and wait staff that helps every diner contribute to an enjoyable meal. And always without rushing, they have fine-tuned the timing to get you to your theater with time to spare. What more could you ask for?"
Dined on 4/03/2015
 2009
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Balthazar is a traditional French Brasserie with a bustling railway station atmosphere. Our kitchen serves a variety of meat and poultry dishes including: Duck Shepherds Pie, Roasted Chicken and Steak Frites. Balthazar specializes in seafood with an array of fish entrees and a complete raw oyster and shellfish bar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/09/2015
 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
"Balthazar is always buzzing. I am amazed at the hostesses who welcome diners. That area is mobbed and there is really no place to stand and wait, yet they are always pleasant and accommodating--as is the wait staff that faces some of the same problems. The menu doesn't change so regulars can get a bit bored with it; still, for those who want a classic French bistro menu, there will be no disappointments. The kitchen is always reliable and you will be pleased with whatever you order."
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2009
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Mile End is a Jewish delicatessen in New York City committed to breathing new life into old-world traditions. The NoHo location at 53 Bond Street redefines delicatessen classics by fusing the spirit and craftsmanship of the past with a thoroughly modern sensibility and aesthetic. Critically acclaimed as New York's best deli, Mile End serves breakfast, lunch and dinner paired with craft beer and natural wines.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/26/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/26/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"What fun! We never eat in a deli but have been wanting to try Mile End for some time--and we were not disappointed. The split pea soup is perhaps the best we have ever had in a restaurant. That was followed by a smoked meat on rye with all the fixings and a turkey Rueben, not deluxe. The sandwiches were great and the accompanying beers were perfect for the food. We were very early and I'm sure it can get busy, but it was rather pleasant to eat quietly. Next time the poutine--maybe."
Dined on 3/26/2015
 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 3/27/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have been going to Il Gattopardo for years, on and off. This time was outstanding. The delicious shared octopus appetizer was even more appreciated as the kitchen divided the portion--and without being asked. Next I had what I always get, the meatloaf and a pasta was perfect. The waiter noted that it is the best in the city--and he is right. The wine was perfect and the generous bread basket is filled with wonderful breads. We had an 8:00 curtain and all staff were aware, but we were not rushed at all and finished in a timely manner. A lovely dining experience."
Dined on 3/27/2015
 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 3/20/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/20/2015
 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
"The cocktails and wine are always good and the tried-and-true years-old menu never disappoints-but never surprises. The one pasta is always good, as the burger. Pay attention to the specials of the day: they are often excellent, as was the special squid appetizer that we shared. Our go-to restaurant; it should be yours."
Dined on 3/20/2015
 2009
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