Wonderful interpretations of Italian classics become delicious American/Italian cuisine. Modern Italian decor is a bit harsh and not particularly comfortable. Service is far weaker than performance of the kitchen.
This modern bistro from Daniel Boulud serves very tasty and expensive French/American dervived meals. Very tight seating makes this not a place for quiet or private dining conversations. Service seems perpetually rushed.
While reall BBQ fans rave about Dinosaur, we find it good to very good, but not any better than Blue Smoke which in our opinion has better service and envirnonment. That being said, this is a great roadhouse and well worth checking out.
Outstanding modern French cuisine. Reserve at the counter, it is the ONLY place to sit.
The outstanding cuisine is best enjoyed via ordering the small plates, which diners can mix and match to create the meal of their own design. There are so many highlights it is difficult to recommend any one over the others. Rouchon's signature langoustine dish is prepared to perfection, sweetbreads are heavenly and the steak tartare is memorable.
While food is the reason to come to L'Atelier, the service makes it all that more enjoyable. General Manager and chief sommelier Stephane Colling runs a tight ship. At the counter the waiter are always within close proximity and they provide outstanding service, as do the bussers who make course presentations a special event, multiple times per meal.
The wine list developed by Colling is first class containing hidden treasures, including wines from small boutique French wineries that are unknown outside France. If you are unsure, check with Colling and he will guide you to a wine. Further his wine pairings are well selected and served.
Danny Meyer's midtown modern decor restaurant in the MoMA has slowly developed into a fine dining place after a shaky start. Expect qulaity preparations and very good service. The room still has an edge that makes it less than the most comfortable dining place in Manhattan.
Despite the favorable critics reviews, Adour is a major dissappointment. Foood is decent, and way short of 3/4 star level. Service is quite poor. Wrong starters presented at table. Poor wine service. Overall barely a "good"
This Italain sleeper has just moved into larger space. Chef Andrea can cook with the best. The service is warm and nearly perfect for first time guests as well as for all the regulars. Shhhh it a well kept secret.
We have come to love La Masseria. Not a typical theater district tourist place, this classic Italian has deep roots and strong capbiliites. Excellent food and service in a pleasant country farm house designed interior.