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  • Review Count
    2
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  • First Review
    May 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 23, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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Marc Forgione features Chef Marc Forgione’s laid-back yet high-style approach to New American cuisine in a comfortable and energetic atmosphere. Menus change frequently to showcase fresh ingredients and new twists on seasonal American favorites.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful Birthday celebration
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2001
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife and I celebrated our birthdays at Marc Forgione, and had a great evening. From beginning to end, there was no flaw in any dish, each (both fish and foul) replete with color, textures and flavor. The Chili Lobster appetizer alone is worth the trip, and our mains (Halibut and Duck) were each among the best preparations we could recall!! This was some seriously good cooking. We'll be back in the fall (if not sooner) to see how he handles the next season."
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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 Après
Après
Après is an intimate East Village restaurant serving seasonal, modern American cuisine with a strong focus on vegetables. Après pays homage to the unique spirit and culture of the East Village by combining global ingredients and flavors in a thoughtful and artful way. Executive Chef Mazen Mustafa, former Executive Chef of The Elm has created a menu with seasonal, market driven dishes that showcase impeccably sourced produce and ingredients. On Monday, Après invites guests to enjoy their own wines without corkage fee.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ridiculously overpriced
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2001
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A serious chef aiming for intense and interesting flavors, and most succeeding. BUT . . . the plates are largely composed of very small portions of high-end produce and reductions, with protein making up only a small percentage of what's served. So one of the larger small plates was a duck dish that consisted of a piece of meat the size of my index finger, too expensive even at $22 (same for the $9 cheese desert, where the cheese was pinky sized). $200 (with tax and tip) bought us 5 plates (all small), 2 deserts (small), sparkling water (2 liters), 1 cocktail and 1 glass of wine. I've eaten very well in Manhattan for a lot less. Here, the food was good but it cost a lot and we were still hungry."
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2001
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