Aretsky's Patroon
Aretsky's Patroon

Aretsky's Patroon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aretskyspatroon.com/
  • Phone: (212) 883-7373
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Pay with OpenTable,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Aaron Fitterman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Whatever your personal style, Patroon offers a private room to match any event, from our exclusive Chef's table to our outdoor rooftop terrace. Patroon is designed to offer flexibility for the most intimate gatherings of 4 to large social gatherings of 400.
  • Special Events: Six private dining rooms; 3 rooms that can be combined for flexible space. Rooftop terrace which is ideal for entertaining up to 125 guests for cocktails; AV equipment available; Multi-zone lighting; Wireless internet access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lexington and Third
  • Public Transit: Grand Central Station
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Located across the street from Quik Park Parking Garage
A word from Aretsky's Patroon
Welcome to Aretsky's Patroon, a classic New York City restaurant, owned by legendary restaurateur Ken Aretsky. Aretsky's Patroon offers superb contemporary American cuisine, warm, polished service and beautiful rooms suitable for a wide range of events. Whether you visit us for drinks and a light bite on our rooftop bar, a power lunch in our festive main dining room, or a discreet business dinner in one of our many private event spaces, we know that you will have a superb experience.
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Aretsky's Patroon reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (23)special occasion (20)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (15)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (10)romantic (8)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Business Networking At It's Best
    TheStigVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Pretty nice place to have a quiet business conversation. Lot's of big names dine here regularly, so lot's of ice breakers as well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChockVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Outstanding estuarant. Great food, wine list service and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner with clients
    Bankerandclients
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I took prospective clients from out of town here. They loved the ambiance, thought the staff was friendly & fun, and were very impressed with the food. Ken Aresky came to the table to speak which they found a special treat as well. I'm confident they will remember the dinner for years to come.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Met my friends in the upstairs outdoor bar for drinks then on to dinner in the main dining room. Wine list had something for everyone. Table side preparation of a fantastic Caesar Salad and Dover Sole was very special. Everything was top notch and our server JR was a pro! All in all, a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as ever
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I come here for business lunches but Friday night I went with my husband and it was great. Nice jazz music in the background, comfortable seating with plenty of room between tables but most of all great food and great service. The mushroom consomme with oxtail dumpling was tasty and the dover sole was and is the best I have ever found. My husband enjoyed the duck-- the hamachi less so. The dessert wine while quite pricey was excellent. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always a great dining experience
    salemwitchVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    i come here fairly often: great food (with very creative additions to the menu for vegetarians); subtly beautiful place with museum-worthy photos on the walls (really! they are IN museums!); and perfect, attentive service. ken aretsky is one of the last great restaurateurs left standing (now that charles masson and la grenouille have parted ways), and he knows how to run a great restaurant. if you're looking for a place to tk a business colleague--you cdn't do better. if you are looking for an exquisitely congenial ambiance that isn't "fancy" or "girly" but is just plain and simple elegant, with delicious, creative food, and that offers the (now-rare) environment in which one can actually have a conversation, this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tasting menu
    taylorm
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a wonderful evening here while enjoying their tasting menu. Highly recommended food with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely wonderful restaurant
    Ravennmark
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Two very close friends from South Africa were in New York, and a friend recommended that I take them to Aretsky Patroon for dinner. It was absolutely fabulous, and both my friends and I enjoyed it immensely. The food, the service, and the noise level were as good as they could possibly be. I would highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RegularVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Best Caesar salad in New York. Dover sole was excellent. The wine list is pricey-challenging to find a good bottle at a fair price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing Exceptional
    John55VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere - mediocre food - the duck was dry - the pork chop was also - service was very good but cannot justify going back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a great place ...
    Ameya
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great food, good wine & whiskey, great service, great ambience. what more do you need to make it a great restaurant? Had dinner with a client and it went great. loved the place. my first time here, but will be there again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week home run
    Divasings
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Used the RW offer to try this long standing midtown icon. Service is outstanding. Make sure to ask Jodi, the sommelier for his wine recommended wine pairing. He has a wonderful palate for matching wine to your meal. The food iwas perfectly prepared, and a trip to the rooftop bar is the perfect beginning or end of a great evening. Absolutely one of the best restaurant week experiences I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Snooty but good
    NumNum62VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We traveled 500 miles to celebrate our 10th anniversary in NYC and did a lot of research in choosing a restaurant for the occasion. We arrived to find a beautiful dining room and fabulous ambiance. But the experience failed to match expectations because of our server, who didn't bother to introduce himself or to be very attentive to our table. It was interesting to note his change in demeanor at other tables, where there seemed to be 'regulars.' So we wondered if this spot prefers to be a neighborhood place instead of one that wants to welcome any travelers. The food was excellent, and the sommelier was very helpful and accommodating. It's too bad our snooty waiter put a damper on the evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The decor in this restaurant is beautiful, the service not so much, I'm assuming because we were ordering from the restaurant week menu. After pouring me the smallest glass of $16 pinot noir, our waiter took our entire order & we never saw him again. The apps were delicious, for entree we ordered the"sirloin" which was a tiny piece of sliced beef that tasted more like flank steak. The dessert was marscapone & ginger bread the ginger bread tasted stale. No one asked if we our meal was OK at any time. However there was live jazz & I feel if you were ordering off the regular menu it would be a completely different experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will return
    aNYCgalVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Have wanted to eat at Patroon for a long time. Restaurant Week was the perfect opportunity to try it out. Was very impressed with the food and service. Our table was in an awkward place and not particularly comfortable but it did not stop us from enjoying the evening. My office is close by and I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally got to dine at Patroon
    ThePearl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I've been wanting to try Patroon for at least 20 years and tonight finally did. The dining room is beautifully designed with elegant materials. Service was phenomenal and appropriately attentive. Our waiter Jim was terrific and very sweet The food was very well prepared and seasoned from appetizers to desserts. Had a fantastic night and look forward to returning soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    As an avid fan of Linda Fairstein, I took my wife to dinner for her birthday. Patroon much more than exceeded our expectations. The dinner was exquisite, the service beyond impeccable. Stephane gracious and welcoming. A fantastic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic and classy
    Foodie45
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Beautiful ambiance, great food and wine, great rooftop bar
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but...
    neupr
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Restaurant week prices were reasonable, but straight menu prices were too high for the quality of food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bree
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I thought the food was good for restaurant week but portion size was a little too small and the food came out a little too fast.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 480 reviews are from the Aretsky's Patroon reviews archive.
  • what a shame
    NYCPies
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    They did not honor my open table reservation even after an on phone confirmation. It was an important night and I had my parents in town and their friends I very much wanted to impress. We showed up only 5 mins late and they did not have a table for us. We waited outside and after checking in with them over the course of 30 - 45 mins we realized that they did not have a table for us at all. They informed us it would be another 30 plus wait which is unacceptable. It was an embarrassing experience and despite liking the food the first time I went there, I will never go back purely on how POORLY THE MANAGEMENT WAS. If they can't handle the reservations and then follow up after they royally screwed up what else is falling through the cracks?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    WinedandDined
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Not worth the hype. There are better restaurants offering better quality and quantity. Rooftop may not be bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Business Lunch
    CTxNYC
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great setting and professional friendly staff made my lunch with a former client a terrific and satisfying experience. Service was top notch and food (seared tuna burger) was delicious and prompt. All good!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luvfood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our host was delightful. Jr. The waiter was very attentive to our requests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Complete enjoyment
    Zingoga1
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very attentive staff. Moment you walk in, they are all smiles. Every little request you might have-granted. Quality of food, presentation and flavors are all there. Rooftop bar is another attractive point. Drinks are expensive but delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patronize patroon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our first time here. We were very impress by the very professional staff who catered to our every needs with courtesy timeliness and grace. Stephan the chef of operations made our evening a most pleasurable one with his charm, food was great but very small portions, the room very gracefully decorated. Will for sure return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RICHARD
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My martini was 3/4 full,for 18 dollars they should full glass to the top.Food was very tasty but small portions
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great business lunch location!
    John
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I met a longstanding client at Patroon for lunch at his recommendation. The service was excellent, and the staff was friendly and well-knowledged in the menu. Kudos to JR for making me feel so welcome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    allisoinVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    First class ding experience. Halibut is sublime . Roasted Brussels sprouts will lead you to make this your favorite vegetable. Service is warm and attentive. Room lighting takes 10 years away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    BennyJ
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Went to Aretsky's for lunch with two co-workers. The food and service were great. Definitely somewhere we're going to go for future work outings.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date
    John55VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This is a beautiful space to bring your date. The host/hostess are extremely welcoming as is the wait staff. Service was excellent. The duck was wonderful as was the fish. Salads and desserts were super. We will go back to sample more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not top-tier...
    CultivatedDiner22VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    ....even though the prices are! Very mediocre and overpriced food, with a similarly mediocre and overpriced wine list, in a similarly mediocre and overly noisy dining room. Skip this if you want a steakhouse. So many better choices abound in New York.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • linnieVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service was really slow. Noisy Food is great but wow lunch was slow waiter Mia
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    SueCVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I've been to Patroon a few times. Last time, which was about a month ago, everything was outstanding. This time we were offered to seat upstairs on their terrace. Big mistake! No umbrella for our table so when the sun came out strong, it was extremely warm. The worst part of the meal was the extremely poor service. We had to ask 3 times for the ice tea that was ordered when we first sat down. When we finally got it, no spoon or straw was provided nor any sugar or sweetener. It wasn't even busy upstairs. So while downstairs is a fine dining experience, it was quite the opposite for upstairs (FYI...same prices). I would strongly suggest that they get their act together upstairs. Would not recommend to take clients there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Mid-Town Restaurant
    Arkady
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Patroon has been my favorite mid-town restaurant since it opened - the Tuna burger for lunch can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been around New Yorker
    EatenAtAllKindsofPlaces
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had a business lunch for 3. Ambiance was top level, food very good and service attentive yet unobtrusive. It was just what we were looking for.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pricey but worth it
    kikiVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Staff was so attentive and unobtrusive. My guest and I totally enjoyed the sweetbreads and pork center cut. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Business Dinner
    MCoin
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Had dinner here with co workers while visiting. Awesome experience and will recommend it to future NYC travelers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for an outdoor spring lunch
    Kelly
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I came here with a colleague for a long sit down lunch. We sat upstairs on the roof and it was gorgeous. Great ambiance. The service was outstanding, very attentive. The food was great. I had the risotto paella and it was delicious! I highly recommend for outdoor lunch; would definitely come back here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYCs Classiest Business Lunch Spot
    ItsChrisK
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Patroon is a case study for hospitality as it consistently delivers excellence and genuine service - not the condescending kind that you too often encounter at other fine dining establishments. The venue is a personal reflection on the owner, Ken Aretsky who opens his restaurant and art collection up to guests as if in his home and likewise, can often be found personally greeting regulars and newcomers alike. His staff follows suit with tremendous attention to detail and emotive service, both of which make this my go to business lunch spot. After work, the rooftop scene is a bit more low key and fit for both drinks with buddies and business partners. I am a difficult person to please but Patroon always gets five stars.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.