Boybuilder
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    August 2, 2014
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    November 24, 2014
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A romantic, warm, inviting candlelit setting with an elaborate wine list and outdoor seating.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2007
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A staple in this area for the past decade, we continue to enjoy a reputation for outstanding fare in a traditional steakhouse setting. We serve the finest variety of chops, steaks, and seafood with innovative specials created by our culinary team daily. The USDA certified prime, dry-aged beef as well as our world class sushi menu sets our standard of excellence. Our Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winning wine program features more than 700 selections by the bottle and more than 25 selections by the glass. Our sommelier is always available to help you select the perfect wine to accompany your meal. We have two banquet rooms lavishly decorated in a classical setting with warm fireplaces and mahogany accents. Our private rooms can accommodate groups of 12 to 100 for your special events. We specialize in corporate and social events of all kinds. We invite you to join us for an exceptional and truly memorable dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
A bit short on the drinks...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"which led me to pass on a 2nd round....the bone-in rib eye was succulent...the rack of lamb was dry and a bit fatty...the service personnel have a sense of humor which is appreciated by this patron..."
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2007
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Join us on a sensual journey of culinary delights created by executive chef Patrick Allouache who brings to the table interpretations of his culinary global experience guaranteed to make your mouth water. Visual delights are created by Italian Artist Fabrizio Musa who's colorful women are seductive and inviting and are bathed in a beautiful light created by the dazzling chandelier imported from Austria. The wine list boasts of over 200 award wining wines carefully handpicked. Come enjoy our outdoor seating in the warmer months!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
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Fire & Oak is a unique American Grill. Serving gourmet comfort food made from the freshest ingredients. With menu items ranging from sushi to fresh ground burgers to prime steaks, there is something for everyone.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2007
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One of America's most successful restaurants, this New York steakhouse opened in 1977 and has been a hit ever since. It is one of the most trafficked restaurants in New York City and among the most celebrated steakhouses in the world. Specializing in fresh seafood and lobster and assorted steaks and chops, Smith & Wollensky is well recognized for its healthy portions, seasoned service staff and pop Americana ambience. The painted wood exterior is dark forest green trim on sparkling white, with latticework trim. The elegant interior has turn-of-the-century appeal and design elements including shining brass, dark wood accents and polished wood floors. Adjacent to Smith & Wollensky's is Wollensky's Grill. The Grill (entrance on 49th St) is open from 11:30AM till 2:00AM but does not accept reservations.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Arthritic Bartender
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The bartender must have arthritis...and can hold a bottle long enough to pour a decent size drink...one would expect a modest pour at $16.00...but he must be saving up for some cortisone shots..."
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2007
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The stunning reincarnation of New York's original 1959 Brasserie showcases the award-winning, ultramodern design of Diller + Scofidio. Executive Chef Luc Dimnet's menu demonstrates a bold use of flavor giving an unexpected taste to classic French brasserie fare. Savor traditional dishes including Onion Soup Gratinèe and Maine Bouchot Mussels Marinière or modern plates like Gougonettes of Cod and Long Island Duck Breast Confit.<br><br>Visit our other great restaurants by clicking on the link below.<br><br><br /><a href="http://www.patinagroup.com" target=_new> The Patina Restaurant Group</a>
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2007
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
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2007
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Once again the Arpaia family is at it again, known for Lello Scarlatti, Cellini, Bellni, Acquapazza, David Burke & Donatella, Dona, and Anthos. Restaurateurs Lello and son Dino have paired up to introduce Fiorini ("little flower"), a smart but simple elegant Italian restaurant for the neighborhood that is moderately priced. Fiorini is committed to regional traditional dishes and having the best and freshest product available. Lello and Dino are dedicated and passionate about solid cooking, consistency, and obliging staffers to create a welcome atmosphere. Located in midtown on 56th between 2nd and 3rd avenues.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Abusive Pricing for Berries
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"$13.00 for a three ounce portion of berries is not only abusive but obscene!"
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
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The traditions and flavors of Scotland now have an outpost in New York City at St Andrews Restaurant and Bar, a mid priced steak and seafood restaurant that also serves authentic Scottish fare.<br />St Andrews is the perfect location for pre or post theatre dinner, a business lunch or casual meeting place for friends.We specialise in Scotch pairing dinners and can customise a menu for any event. The regal interior is decorated with classic photos, prints and tartan fabrics imported directly from Scotland , and invites you to sit back an enjoy our authentic Scottish fare such as haggis or cock-a-leekie soup served by our warm and friendly staff.<br />St Andrews is also home of the kilted bartenders serving our vast range of global beers and over 250 single malts.Join us for a dram by the open fire anytime.<br />Please see our website,www.standrewsnyc.com for more details.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2007
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Located in the heart of midtown, BLT Steak is our interpretation of the classic steakhouse, coupled with signature style and all-around finesse. Enhanced by the richness of Macassar Ebony tables and matching suede booths, BLT Steak combines a bistro ambiance with steakhouse fare. Certified Black Angus or USDA Prime steak are dressed with a selection of sauces, ranging from Bearnaise to Horseradish, and are paired with decadent sides such as Parmesan flavored Gnocchi and oversized Onion Rings. Add BLT Steak’s sumptuous selection of fresh seafood, signature salads and blackboard specials and it sets the standard for today’s modern steakhouse.<br /><br />A 23-foot zinc bar greets diners with an excellent array of libations for pre- or post- dining pleasure.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Tall on Steaks--Short on Drinks
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"While the steaks were very good...one could not say the same as to the size of the liquor poured over ice...in order to get a pop...multiple drinks have to be consumed..."
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
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Fire & Oak is a unique American Grill. Serving gourmet comfort food made from the freshest ingredients. With menu items ranging from sushi to fresh ground burgers to prime steaks, there is something for everyone.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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