Bâtard
Bâtard

Bâtard

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://batardtribeca.com/
  • Phone: 2122192777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Markus Glocker
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Leigh-Erin Balmer & Emma Criswell 212-941-3905x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Walker and White Streets
  • Public Transit: Number 1 to Franklin Street. Walk one block north on West Broadway.
    -OR-
    A / E train to Canal. Exit onto West Broadway (south side of Canal Street). Walk one block south on West Broadway.

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking facilities are located at several locations in the Tribeca neighborhood. An indoor garage is located near Bâtard, directly across from Franklin Street on Greenwich Street and an outdoor garage is on the corner of North Moore and Greenwich Streets.
A word from Bâtard
Drew Nieporent’s long commitment to Tribeca continues in the space that housed the legendary Montrachet and Corton. Chef/partner Markus Glocker’s modern European menu reflects his Austrian heritage and diverse experiences (Gordon Ramsay, Charlie Trotter). Dishes like Octopus “Pastrami,” Roasted Beets Linzer and Veal Tenderloin “Tramezzini” are inventive and delicious. Diners may order two ($55), three ($65) or four courses ($75) - fixed prices that represent excellent value. Managing partner John Winterman, former longtime maître d’ at Daniel, welcomes you to a relaxed setting warmed by golden light and cozy banquettes. The wine list highlights the best of Burgundy; cocktails are expertly crafted.
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Bâtard reviews from OpenTable diners
146 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (116)special occasion (85)notable wine list (72)neighborhood gem (58)romantic (52)hot spot (44)good for groups (17)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • lives up to the hype
    verynice
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As good as advertised. A few drinks makes it as expensive as any other fine dining, but it's a wonderful experience. Everything is fantastic but we thought the octopus pastrami was balnd and salty, and the tortellini was nothing special. But everything else we had was fantastic. Book it.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent new restaurant
    BrunchLover123VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food is innovative and delicious. The room is lovely although a bit noisy. The wine list is strong but needs some cheaper offerings.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Prix fix menus were reasonable and had good varieties. My husband & I loved the interestingly Octopus Pastrami and both the Bluefin Tuna and Veal Tenderloin melt in our mouths. Staff was attentive and friendly. Had a wonderful evening of anniversary celebration & a special table in the house.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Meal
    wmw322VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    1st time and we'll be back. Every review I've read, and as of late, there he been many, says it like it is, TOP OF THE LINE! We were greeted by Drew himself, who worked his restaurant like a man on a mission. We were seated immediately. The restaurant is bright & unpretentious, an easy fit for this Tribeca location. The food is off the chart fabulous. Tuna, halibut, schnitzel, salad, wine(s). Each a superb preparation. Service is happy & attentive. The price for this near perfect experience is not for the budget minded, but definitely worth the price of admission.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT evening celebration!
    Susanna
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding at City Hall at Montrachet exactly 20 years before our return to its new iteration: Batard. Everything was perfect. The food:FANTASTIC- every bite delicious!The wine: extraordinary! Thoughtful and knowledgeable staff, chef, owner bent over backwards to make it a truly beautiful evening. And quite surprising: very reasonable pricing. Thank You SO VERY MUCH Batard !!!! We can't wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Tribeca Boite
    thegforcenyVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Was there when NYTimes 3 star was awarded. Place was bursting with happiness, pride, friendly customers wishing everyone well. Great energy. Food is stylish and delicious. Each place is what is purports to be yet surprises in its presentation and tastes.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous meal!
    Fifiefofum
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I went there as part of a party of four this past Saturday night. The menu is short and sweet, and I love that they have the flexibility of letting you choose how to configure your tasting experience. The food was exceptional. Perfectly cooked, beautifully presented, and exceptionally delicious. Everyone at the table had something different, and we all loved our dishes. The service is good, if not quite perfect. It felt like we had two or three servers, not quite sure who was supposed to be our main person. One of the runners, I think the only female, was a bit brusque when delivering one of my courses. That was the only flaw in the experience. Overall fantastic, and I look forward to going back to try out other menu selections.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Subpar service
    LovemyfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had foodie friends visiting from overseas so we decided to give Bâtard another try. This is our 2nd visit, we enjoyed our 4 courses with the exception of 'Octopus' (too salty and sour) overall, food was good. But here is the main problem... We noted slow service in our first visit... But service this time got so much worse! We waived our hands and turned our head to get attention of any staff just to get our first drink order... Nothing, no staff or waiters in sight. Finally, It took us 15 mins to get our drinks and another 15 mins to get our food order...( Our waiter has a stern and serious face..) Enough said. We hope the restaurant will find a way to train its staff and improve service quality. Until then we shall return..
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  • What a wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    And seeing Drew Nieporent in the dining room making sure his guests are well taken care of tells diners a lot. Oh that veal dish!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • A Great treat.
    Dusty
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I had been to Corton on several occasions and was eager to try Batard. I agree with others that Batard is loud, but easy enough to ignore once you get talking yourself. We had a great leisurely meal, 3 hrs, and never felt rushed. We had the 4 course option; but be aware if you want two "entrees" you have to pick one of the pastas. Not the end of the world, but not what I was expecting. I had the Yellowfin Tuna (my favorite dish of the night - the quinoa was really crunchy with a great texture), the Sockeye Salmon (lovely and fresh), the Black Olive Tortellini (nothing special), and the NY Strip (excellent). I had the cheese plate for dessert, which was fine. We enjoyed everything and I would return again when the budget allows.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went here for dinner. We had the yellowfin tuna, maine lobster and octopus appetizers, followed by the branzino and the strip loin, and ended with the caramelized milk bread. Everything was delicious and beautifully plated. The service was excellent and the place was nice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and value
    sherm13
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    There are very few restaurants in Manhattan where you can enjoy a 4 course tasting menu for under $100 and this is one of them. The food was delicious and service on par as well. The only aspect that was lacking was the bar. I ordered two different cocktails and both were bad...it had more to do with the balance of the ingredients than my personal taste as these are drinks i have had variations o themf before. I am sure they are more used to serving wine but they need to step up their bar game. Would return for the food!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Need to improve
    FooderVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was irregular, ranging from excellent (Yellowfin Tuna) to mediocre (NY Strip Loin). Service was OK but a little bit careless (they did not describe the courses). All in all, no more than good. It is far from justifying the hype.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Banquet food at restaurant prices
    DemandingDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dining room has all the warmth of a college dining hall and food is not much better. While menu certainly looks promising and seems to offer a fair share of luxury elements, the actual results lack the clarity and sharpness of flavors that one expects at this price point. Starters suggest that they have been sitting in the fridge and main courses, such as the strip steak, are totally devoid of flavor. Considering the restaurant's wine pedigree, it is instructive that the vast majority of the bridge and tunnel crowd appears to opt for the fancy cocktails instead.
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  • Wonderful experience
    NYSomm
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I enjoyed every aspect of my dining experience. Both my girlfriend and I are are food and wine professionals and Batard followed through the reputation of Montrachet and Corton. The duck is a must! We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Batard
    CldhvebeenVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The atmosphere is warm and inviting. It feels right to order a good bottle of wine to pair with the tasty, elegant plates of food. Everything went without a hitch until I decided to order the "cheese from our cart". I envisioned past wonderful meals in France ending with a selection of cheeses presented from a cart. Instead, two different waiters asked if I liked, aft, hard or smelly cheeses. I thought, "Oh, they don't really have a cart". Then, while I ate my cheese, I watched another table getting the full presentation and explanation from a waitress wheeling a cart to their table. It was disappointing and felt insulting.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    DMB1958
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food, outstanding service, lovely room (although the noise level is still high, even after the sound dampening work was done). Wine steward was very helpful and actually suggested a lower price wine than the one I had initially considered. Memorable and worth every dollar.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    RemiVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had read good things about this restaurant, and we were not disappointed. The appetizers were fabulous--lobster salad with zucchini blossoms, the heirloom salad; entres spectacular, particularly the veal. My duck was also superb. We made a reservation for our next visit when we left!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tribeca Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was superior and the service was above excellent. John Winterman gives the place class and style. I have returned many times and NEVER to be disappoint! It only gets better. The bread is hot and delicious and the halibut is just the right flavor and seasoning. Also the portions are not to big and just right. The cocktails are a real surprise and the wine list will not disappoint.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was outstanding as was service. Noise level however is a problem.
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  • A gem!
    Drooski
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Brilliant food, deep and interesting wine list, warmly professional service. Superb sommelier. To steal a phrase from old Broadway posters, "run, don't walk) to have a meal at Batard.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    slundbeck
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to Bâtard for our anniversary and loved it; the food and drinks were excellent. Be sure to ask Candice for an 'Inglorious Bâtard' - they're fantastic.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back
    LoveRadishesVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We sampled several dishes and enjoyed all of them, especially the off menu chicken schnitzel. Also memorable were the black olive tortellini and the caramelized milk bread dessert. Artful presentation of food, unique and tasty cocktails, and thoughtfully superb service all around. I will be back and will bring more friends.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost special
    HiExpectations
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were intrigued and excited by the food critics' reviews, so we went with raised expectations. We don't really care about ambiance, but that is definitely not a strong point here. Service was unobtrusively attentive. The lobster starter was just OK, tuna fared a little better. I found the veal tenderloin quite good, though not super tasty. My husbsnd had the same, but said he liked the pork tenderloin I cook at home much better ... Very good bread. WeDessert was fine: Sacher torte, Caramelized milk bread, but sweets are not our priority when we eat out. Price is reasonable. At 6:00 PM it was quiet, became bearably noisy by the time we left. While we would not rave about the experience in general, we would say Bâtard is worth a try.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    dcdoddsVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a great birthday dinner at Batard this past Saturday. Everything was top notch including Jason's wine suggestions - 100% spot on. Highlights were the octopus, risotto, lamb, turbot and milk bread. Highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Surpassed expectations!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Outstanding food with warm and top notch service. This is totally a noteworthy spot worth experiencing a few times. Already planning my return visit.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    ate there 11 weeks after opening...owner showed us the kitchen and introduced us to the chef. great dining experience.!
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  • amazing meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I could not get over the flavors in each dish that came out! The corn soup with the scallops was divine! And the carmelized milk bread....Well if you like the crunchy top on a creme brulee you will have it and more. Soooo great. The sommelier, Josh, was extremely knowledgeable and took lots of time to answer all my questions. It was our 21st anniversary and they brought us an additional scoop of stawberry sorbet with a candle and happy anniversary written on the plate. It was so extraordinary for them to read what I had mentioned on our open table notes.
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  • Exceptional
    EpiccuVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It is my third time eating at a restaurant in this space, and Batard might just be the best yet. They customized the prix fixe to our tastes and could not have been friendlier.
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  • Fantastic night. Warm welcome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Creative but not fussy dinner. Will definitely go back. Greeted by Drew. Terrific service. Loved the cheese and lobster starter.
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  • Wonderful reincarnation
    HVfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've been to all the incarnations of this wonderful space, from Montrachet to Corton to Batard, and Batard honors its predecessors while being fresh and original. The Austrian themed highlights of the menu are a new dimension and a welcome one. The food is artfully presented, innovative and very satisfying. Not art for art sake as we sometimes felt at Corton. The corn bisque that was a special on the menu was a surprising hit, which got universal acclaim from all at our table of 6. The entrees were all delicious, fresh and unique, and the deserts stole the show. We sampled all the desserts and loved them all. This reincarnation is a real gem--we will gladly return to over and over for both romantic and special group occasions.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ENERGETIC ON STEROIDS
    MoltoMerrill
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was fab, with the exception that the Adam Platt praised lamb bacon was so minuscule that we almost missed it on our plate! Truly! The cheese course was banal and the pre-cut bread, which wasn't toasted, tasted stale. Otherwise we enjoyed our food. But the dinner was marred by the noise level. We had to shout to hear each other (a party of two) over the noise of adjoining tables. Since this was a problem at Corton, too, we don't expect a resolution. It's a shame, because it's a factor that will skew our desire to return and the restaurant truly is a gem.....
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Amazing food, and wonderful service. Should be on everyone's list to try.
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  • Chef Glocker is a Genius
    drfloyd21
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Outstanding food and a great menu - Chef Glocker is one of the best chefs in NYC today imho. The plates are well composed, beautiful, have acidic balance, multiple textures and great flavors - solid all around. I followed Chef Glocker from his days at The London in NYC - which had a much nicer dining room (but higher prices). The only negative is that the dining room is a bit tight and the noise level can be a bit high. But the food will keep us coming back...
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  • special note
    LIVE4FoodWineVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Batard Management please read the private note I written. I hope it is helpful.
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  • only a few notable dishes
    transparentdining
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Took my boyfriend here for his birthday, was really excited since I enjoyed dining at the former Corton but heard that this was same quality food with a more relaxed environment. We were seated right away for our 9PM Saturday reservation, but then waited about 10 minutes to receive a menu, and about 20 or so additional minutes for our server to greet us to take our drink orders and talk about the menu. We went for the 4-courses. I had the pea soup, lobster appetizer, rabbit entree, and the 'off the menu' chocolate cake. The pea soup was the only noteable dish, lobster, rabbit & chocolate cake were pretty forgettable. My boyfriend had the steak for entree, that was also good, and the rest was forgettable.
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  • Fun dinner, great food.
    Montezemolo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was excellent and timed between courses appropriately. Wine was poured when glasses got low. Staff was friendly. Would want a better description of what's on the plate when food is dropped next time, most courses were placed and offered a very vague "salmon", "pea soup" not enough when served intricate dishes. Was offered a "I'm not really sure what happened" excuse when their was a course mishap. Should and could have been handled differently. Assume all the negatives will work them selves out as the restaurant evolves past the first few months. Will def. go back and try again.
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    hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ricknat1VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    some dishes were very nice, nothing was outstanding and one was a bust good place, but not compelling for me if i am coming downtown
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  • Superb
    DavidlillianVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Marvelous restaurant. Great food, ambiance and service. The room is beautiful with super lighting. Walls are beautiful. Very very romantic feel. Service could not be better. Everything taken care of and never intrusive. Food was wonderful. Two great starters. Heirloom tomato salad fabulous and roasted beet salad equally excellent. The main courses were the chicken schnitzel and monkfish. Again excellent and for dessert the chocolate cake with ice cream, whipped cream and sour cream. Second dessert was caramelized bread cake. For wine a bottle of Chablis and for an aperitif a kir. Very very highly recommended. Prices are $55 for 2 courses and $65 for 3. Not so high considering the overall experience. We really loved it and booked in August.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dining experience
    maltman1976
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    four at our table-we ate mostly fish,all of which was on a par with le bernadin.far superior to the too precious and overly expensive Corton.Even better than Montrachet which we also loved.Kudos to drew n. and a great kitchen!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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