Auden Bistro & Bar
Auden Bistro & Bar

Auden Bistro & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NewYorkCentralPark/Dining/Auden_Bistro_Bar/Default.htm
  • Phone: 2125216125x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Mark Arnao
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Avenue
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Auden Bistro & Bar
Auden Bistro & Bar brings to The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park an ideal dining destination featuring Chef Mark Arnao’s refined adaptation of traditional bistro cuisine. Featuring clean flavors, and simple, yet refined presentations, the menu emphasizes regionally sourced ingredients and sustainable seafood. The world famous design firm, The Rockwell Group, has created a beautiful open-floor plan design, tying together the Lobby Lounge, Bar, and Restaurant into a stunning space overlooking 6th Avenue and perfectly mirroring the hotel’s impeccable classic design.



Adjoining the restaurant is the all-new Auden Bar featuring legendary New York barman Norman Bukofzer. As everyone who knows Norman will say, he perfectly exemplifies the meaning of Auden, which is “old friend.” Striking the perfect balance of warmth, conversation, and exceptional bar skills, Norman has been welcoming both old friends and new to his bar for decades.
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Auden Bistro & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (7)romantic (7)special occasion (6)neighborhood gem (6)notable wine list (5)good for groups (5)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Hob nob
    favRst
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Though I was disappointed with the pork belly and did not eat half of it. The vegetables were very good. The wife's prime rib was thick and cooked perfectly. The service was top notch, but then there was only one other tabe seated. Being at the Ritz-Carlton is the only reason to visit in my opinion. We passed by Rod Stewart in the bar on our way to our table.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and Amazing Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I decided to take my boyfriend to have brunch at Auden for his birthday. Everything met and exceeded all of my expectations! Every staff member I came in contact with was super friendly and everything we had eaten was simply delicious and amazing! Bravo to all the talented chefs both savory and especially pastry, which is always my favorite part of the meal!!! A special thank you to our waiter, Zaheer, who did not hesitate to get us everything we needed to have a wonderful experience from beginning to the end. He truly is excellent at his job. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience! Sincerely, Christina Grajales
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great pick for restaurant week!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    overall great pick to try out restaurant week and to celebrate a birthday, with it being inside the ritz Carlton hotel across from Central Park. Good menu selections and all 3 courses hit the spot. Our group was beyond satisfied especially with great service who kept us entertained. My friends and I all left on a happy note making it an unforgettable evening. But just one gripe that prices for even soft drinks were ridiculous given the amount; other than no complaints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Summer 2014 Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went with my colleagues for RW lunch and had a great time. The food was delicious and the portions were huge! As pleasing as a giant thing of ice cream sundae is to the eyes, I hated not being able to finish it and waste it. It was my first time at the Ritz in NYC and I expected a little more with the decor or ambience. It just felt like dinning in someone's study, not really fancy of chic. A bit cozy I guess. But the service was Ritz quality.
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  • Great service and flexibility
    LizB
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Chef was more than willing to make substitutes and the dishes were served to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DON'T EAT HERE
    HappyeaterVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Incredibly average food and when the check arrived, the 2 regular American coffees we ordered cost $20 - that's right - $10 for a regular cup of coffee. I have eaten in some of the finest and most expensive restaurants in New York (of which Auden is neither), and have NEVER seen a $10 charge for a regular cup of coffee - it's just tacky and classless- the coffee wasn't even hot. On the subject of tacky and classless - an 18% gratuity is automatically added to your check (regardless of party size) and they still leave a tip line - it looks like an unseemly attempt to trick unsuspecting tourists into double tipping. I would NEVER eat at Auden again. Thoroughly disappointed and quite disgusted.
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  • Terrible food, never again
    Silvia
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was horrendous, this is without a doubt the worse food I ever had. I want my money back!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    Jess
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Took a friend for a birthday dinner. We both had the salmon and we both would go back and have it again. The wine pairing was wonderful. It was a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waiter was helpful
    maz100
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    One of my friends wanted to change her dessert order for restaurant week and so he made the change. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Jose and Alice gave perfect five star service. I would recommend the foie gras slider and swordfish to my family and friends. I also loved the lights (wall scones) and the table center pieces (the beautiful textured candle holder and plant are the most unique in Manhattan).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service!
    AndrewL
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    WOW! This restaurant was an experience to say the least. I came here with my girlfriend during NYC restuarant week and its hands down the best restaurant we've ever been to. Our waiter was kind and helpful and the food was exquisite. If you are looking for a really nice place to go for a special event look no further. (Ordinarily pricey). We had the tomato soup as an appetizer. A pretty rich soup for an appetizer well complimented by the bread that comes with it. Our waiter also split our food for us in the kitchen! For our lunch we had the burger.Cooked perfectly with an incredibly delicious gravy and homemade ketchup that just made my day. Peach cobbler for dessert was equally amazing. We had a great time and will hopefully be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Auden Bistro & Bar reviews archive.
  • Evening at Auden
    LittleLem54
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We were looking forward to going to Auden after we attended an Irish dinner there, interpreted by Chef Marc. At that dinner, everything was great - so we took friends from out-of-town to Auden. Chef Marc had gone home early, and there were only about 3 bookings in the whole place. So the service was polite, but inexplicably slow. We ordered a wine, and it took a long time before the wine steward came back to say he was out of it. He made a suggestion for a substitute, but couldn't find the price on the wine list. Eventually we agreed that he would charge as for the first wine that we had wanted. We agreed, and it was a further 15 minutes before that wine arrived. It also took a long time to place our order, and even longer to get it.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lovely but VERY Expensive
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The Bistro is in a hotel on CPS and while the breakfast was lovely, it was very expensive - $43 for eggs with bacon, toast, coffee and juice! Total bill for two for a normal egg breakfast was over $100 after tip and tax.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    Rick
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    A first class restaurant week experience. The food and service were first class Our guests who are usually quick to criticize said they would definitely come back. We dined rather late after Flaminco at City Center. What an evening! Great Chilean wine in ,a beautiful sedate room was a perfect way to wind down after the spirited entertainment.a few blocks away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly yummy
    glee
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We were given a Ritz giftcard so we decided to use it at Auden, and we had a really nice dinner. The oyster appetizer was amazing and both the filet and the salmon were delish! The price was also reasonable...more the reason to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Pixel
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I went with two colleagues for a mid-week Restaurant Week dinner, and each of us ordered a different one of the three appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. The choices were uniformly excellent (steak, fish, and duck) plus the portions were clearly the same size as their non-Restaurant Week dishes. It's a little hard to find (go into the Ritz and ask, they no longer have a door leading directly out to the street) which undoubtedly was helpful with regard to the noise level -- we had the whole place almost to ourselves! But even if that weren't true, there's enough distance between tables -- with very soundproof windows facing CPS and Central Park -- that I suspect it's fine on any night. Elegant but not ridiculously stuffy. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wary of telling others of this gem
    TheWallStreetPoet
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Perfect place in midtown for business luncheons away from the noise and bustle of most celebrated establishments. Few tourists too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem, most New Yorkers miss.
    mikefromnycVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I enjoyed lunch there off the Restaurant Week menu. Both that lunch, and a previous dinner would have beed double the cost, but for restaurant week, as the dishes were the same, including the same generous portions, as in their regular al a carte menu. The flat-bread and salad appetizers were very good, the steak was full sized, tender and delicious, the hamburger with cheddar cheese and mushrooms was among the best I tasted. the pear tart and the chess cake with flamed top, candied chestnut, both the ice cream, were wonderful. I will be back (next RW).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Brunch
    cupkeiko
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    My husband and I went for restaurant week brunch. The food was delicious and the portions were surprisingly large. We shared the quinoa salad, baby green salad, capellini with blue crab, the petit steak, pear tart and the cheesecake. All was amazing!! Only complaint was the slow service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two Thumbs Up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I had been waiting to dine at Auden for Restaurant week for years and FINALLY it joined this year. It was everything I wanted it to be. The duck was prepared perfectly, medium and tender with a lot of flavor. The olive oil ice cream was amazing. That perfect blend of sweet and creamy and salty. The only thing bad I can say is the Chocolate Ganache cake it was served with was a bot on the dry side as if it had been frozen. But overall my sweet tooth was very satisfied. Great wine pairing choices as well. The hostess was gracious and the staff were attentive but not intrusive. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went here for Restaurant Week
    jsalVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Went here for Restaurant Week Sunday lunch. I had the quinoa salad (excellent), crab capellini (fair), and the chocolate ganache (excellent). I also tried the flatbread appetizer, the steak entree, and the fruit tart dessert, all of which were excellent. The prix-fixe is definitely worth it as the steak entree is already $33 on the regular menu. Service is friendly and relaxed. The place is small and nice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience at Auden Bistro
    rtmh
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We enjoyed a meal here on a Restaurant Week menu and were very impressed. No trimmed down offerings and serving sizes to match the $38 price tag -- just standard portions of exceptional food. The mussels appetizer was a very healthy portion (the broth was perhaps a touch to spicy but enjoyable nonetheless). The fillet (I'm guessing 8oz ) was delicious. Desert was tasty riff on ginger and cheesecake - plus the waiter brought an additional chocolate desert selection to the table free of charge. Auden's clearly wanted to use Restaurant Week to draw in and secure new diners. It worked -- we'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winter 2014 Restaurant Week
    KarenGVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I took my mother here for Restaurant Week, and while the thought of dining at the Ritz was exciting, it was a bit intimidating at first. However, the hostess was probably one of the best hostesses I've ever met and she immediately made us feel comfortable. The food was great too! All of it was really stellar, but a highlight was that as a duck connoisseur, my mother mentioned that the duck was probably the best she's ever had, and the cherry sauce was just divine. The desserts were the perfect end to a delicious meal (and the chef threw in a few complimentary bites). Throughout the night the service was great, but as the night went on it took a long time to get our check and at first they gave us the wrong one! Overall, great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unsung Gem
    mikefromnycVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    At least on Restaurant Week, we had the pleasure of 5-Star hotel dinning. The selections and the portions were as generous as year-round. Even a generous portion of fresh mussels was a choice for appetizer, and filet minon was an entrée choice, with not added supplement. You cannot get that anywhere else. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was such that you wanted to stay the night. I suspect that a special effort was made in the restaurant because The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is 5-stars. I recommend it unconditionally,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for a lingering lunch
    AdrienneEC
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Very much an upscale dining experience, so everyone did all of the things and said all of the things they were supposed to when you're dining at the Ritz. When we were there it was Restaurant Week for lunch and happily, we weren't treated any differently for it. The food was very good, not the best but very tasty. The cheescake portion was surprisingly large. Wine pairings were decent, but the first one couldn't really stand up to the seasonal salad. All in all it was a nice time, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get there. My friend had the burger which looked nicer than it tasted, but was still a pretty good one. And I had the Blue Crab Cappelini, which was coated in a light tomato sauce, which was nice and tasty.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & not great service
    BusinessLuncherVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Went for a biz lunch, and it took almost an hour for the food to arrive. My steak was good, and my guests quinoa salad was excellent (I was told). There was also a woman listening to music on her phone a few tables away which was slightly distracting, wait staff should've been on top of that. Place was deserted, quiet (besides the phone lady), and comfortable seating (so otherwise good place for a biz lunch).
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  • Has to be the absolute worst
    StateCollegeCajunVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Has to be the absolute worst restaurant we ate in in NY on this trip. We should have realized something when we showed up and with us there were only 9 patrons total in a restaurant that has space for 70-80. The chef has no idea what he is doing. A 5 star hotel with a -5star restaurant. Horrible.
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  • Ritzy meal
    JunkyVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Located in the Ritz on Central Park South, this restaurant is also near Time Warner Center. The service is good, the food is good, and it is quiet enough to talk easily.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Food okay, service impeccable
    Alex128
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Been there with my family, for a special occasion. The food was ok. Oysters: too fatty, mussels very good. The cassoulet was good, so was the salmon. The risotto wasn't the best I ate, and the duck was really, but really tough to masticate, and a bit too cooked. On the other side, the service was amazing, very accomodant, impeccable service form a place like the Ritz
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  • average food for gourmet price
    Texnc
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Just had breakfast. $160.00 for four people, took an hour and a half and food was okay. Nothing special. I understand the Ritz location has a premium but would not go back.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Our dinners (lamb for my husband and duck for me) were just delicious and cooked perfectly. The staff was attentive without being overbearing. We have already recommended this restaurant to a friend and hope to return there again ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy and peaceful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    We went here after the NYC Marathon and my sister said that it was exactly what she needed. Great food and drinks. Very nice location!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, Even better food
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I dined here with my daughter for her 16th Birthday. We were greeted with a warm smile by the hostess and seated at a very cozy round booth by a window, which gave us a view of the whole room and outside. We ordered the mussels and fois gras slider as our appetizer, which were amazing! My daughter got the filet, it had a bone marrow and horseradish crust which gave it the most interesting flavor. The chef really puts thought into his menu. Even with all the fish options (monkfish, salmon, cod) I opted for the pork chop. Another excellent dish full of flavors that compliment each other. After our meal, the server brought us a cheesecake with a candle and Birthday message. This was an excellent meal complimented by great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Toast here!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    I love french toast. When ever I visit a city, I try all different types of it. Well, do not order it at the Auden (Inside the Ritz). The French toast from here was just nasty, it tasted like a rag, it was not sweet, dispute being in a bed of carmel sauce. When I asked the waiter about it, I was told that is they way they cook it. I know this is the Ritz and NYC, but they charged me $8.00 for a glass of diet coke. Not even the waldorf charges that much. (BTW, so far the best french toast I have found is from the Ritz Carlton in Chicago) If you go, don't get the French Toast.
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  • The restaurant has a bar right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    The restaurant has a bar right at the entrance which belongs to the Ritz Carlton Hotel. It is way too noisy for anyone to have a quiet romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful experience
    Wildboar
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Had a wonderful experience ! Will definitely go back .
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were unaware that they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We were unaware that they had a pre fixe valentine's day dinner. It was way over-priced and underwhelming.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Way overpriced for what essentially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Way overpriced for what essentially amounts to a hotel restaurant. The space is sterile and very underwhelming. The service is earnest if not totally competent. The hostess was not really up to the task and was absent the few times we actually needed her. Our appetizers and dessert were tasty but our fish entrees were over-salted and mediocre at best. If the food cost half as much I would return. However, Marea is only a few blocks away, not significantly more expensive and at least two notches above when it comes to food and maybe more when it comes to ambience. That's probably why it was basically empty at 9pm on a Saturday night.
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  • The restaurant was very disappointi
    BrikintVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    The restaurant was very disappointing. The food is Ok but you are paying for the lease to the Ritz Carlton. Prices are expensive for no reason. Everything is just average.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet