That Little ExtraWe had a lovely experience at Corton to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our reservation was moved because of a closed event on the day that we had wanted to dine. When we walked in the door, we were sincerely greeted with an apology for having had to change our reservation date. Upon sitting, we were immediately given a glass of champagne as an apology. It is this little extra acknowledgment of the situation on top of interesting and inspired food, and relaxed, yet professional, service that will bring us back again. The no-music environment was at first awkward, but once we were used to it, it was a refreshing experience. There should be more buzz about this restaurant!!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMJust UnderEverything was "just under" at Corton. The food was fresh and seemingly complex, but we were surprisingly underwhelmed. No dish was a knockout. I wondered if they're esthetic was too subtle for us, but the overall picture suggested more. Staff moved about like clockwork, yet felt amateurish, like second-string or understudies. Our waiter struggled to answer questions about the food and drinks. It was difficult to understand those who presented courses. The sommelier was stingy on the pour of a $25 glass of wine, even as he admitted to a previous error. We kept wondering where the grown ups were. Where was the floor manager or restauranteur to give them focus and direction? When the bill arrived, we longed for other more professional faves.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best meals of my lifesuperb in every way. did the 9 course and shared several bottles of excellent wine. the number of courses was not overwhelming. the look is elegant in a modern understated way only nit is the way most of the customers were dressed. disrespectful to the room and the food fortunately we were seated at the nice round table in the front of the room so once they walked by we didn't have to look at them again. i cannot wait to go back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCortonGreat food at a great pace - make sure you allow plenty of time to eat. You will get filled up. Difficult to select a wine (or wines) to accompany the food, but we stuck with cocktails and were quite happy. Come with an open mind and be prepared for lots of conversation.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant offers amazingThe restaurant offers amazing food experience. Very impressive (mainly French) wine list! Unforgettable in our set menu was the Arctic Char (in particular a little soft-crispy squid..). Very nice atmosphere. Good for a romantic dinner or for a particular event with family and friends.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCorton is, for us, one ofCorton is, for us, one of the very top restaurants in New York. It is exciting, innovative, and both refined and bold, with tastes that are astonishing and new and amazing. Every dish brings new surprises and delights. Service is ideal, as is the welcome.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPaul Liebrandt continues hisPaul Liebrandt continues his culinary leadership. His meals can be transcendent. The skate dish on the Spring tasting menu is gorgeous; it's "inspired by Cy Twombly" and delicious, too. The Thai tea ice cream with pearls of foam is one of those dishes you will remember forever and wish you could have again and again.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing and creativeWe celebrated a birthday there - the food was creative, gorgeous, and the service was really attentive, but without being pretentious. An overall really amazing dining experience in a gorgeous space.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic MealHighly imaginative and perfectly balanced cuisine. Honestly, some of the most delicious food I've had the pleasure of enjoying. I'm surprised Corton isn't booked months out.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOMGIf you love food, please go to Corton. You will experience the limits of how immaculate, stunning, pampering, and delicious it can be. All the while in super comfy chairs.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSpring Tasting Menu, It was amazingI took my sister to Corton after watching her graduate fashion show at FIT.
When we got there, there was only one more party beside ours. It was quiet and even after the restaurant was filled up, it was not noisy or anything at all.
I loved every single one of the courses.
Every small details, small herbs, flowers, they were not just fresh, tasty but also so pretty.
All those small bites on a plate were plenty of flavor.
Lots of complimentary - starters, chocolates, macarons....
Thai tea ice cream and sorbet were crazy good. I have never had those before in my life.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique and adventurous tasting menuWe were late for our reservation on a Friday night and I expected it to be a problem based on prior reviews here, but I couldn't have been more pleased as they were most accommodating.
We had the 14 course tasting menu, and thought it was just stupendous. Really interesting and unique flavor combinations--not a run-of-the mill meal at all. It was a bit difficult to understand the frequent descriptions of each course between the accent of the staff and some background noise.
I've been to some pretty fancy places and I felt this was unique and interesting, and must be tried,4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably the overall bestProbably the overall best meal I have had in New York, and I've eaten in many of the greats.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy dinner partner has dairyMy dinner partner has dairy and gluten issues and this presented somewhat of a challenge with our server and with the chef, as we wanted to do the 14 course tasting menu. However, after some discussion, consensus was achieved (I said to just go ahead and do the best they could!) and they went forward to do some subtle differences for my dinner partner that did not use dairy or gluten and more traditional choices for me. The meal was like Easter, finding little hidden gems of flavor that were subtly layered or burst over the palate like fireworks! A for effort in accommodating our needs and an A+ for the presentation, quality and variety of the meal. I asked the wine steward for wine pairings and he was a bit too deferential. They worked OK.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was okay, but notThe food was okay, but not filling, and certainly underwhelming considering the price4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMjust go there.It was sublime experience. We are from Poland and we came to Corton because we saw a documentary about Paul. What a story! Stands up to the real experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful good, beautifullyWonderful good, beautifully presented. Probably the prettiest food we have eaten.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chef is obviously oneThe chef is obviously one of the best in the world. The cuisine is the most innovative in NY.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, but chef tries too hardThe restaurant itself is very beautiful, with an elegant touch. The food is very good, towards modern french. I do think that maybe chef Paul Lebrandt get too carried away with new ideas and sacrifices flavor for presentation. Half of the tasting menu was alright. Half of it was remarkable.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative food, complex andCreative food, complex and rich flavors, excellent service. All in all, a wonderful experience.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat placebeen there when it was montrachet, and this was better, there 4 course dish had flavors that i loved i was reaaly impressed3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMYum,yum!Unbelievably tasty and beautiful food! Service was a bit inattentive.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI always liked the food atI always liked the food at Corton, but recently it gets better day after day, if that is possible. The dishes are getting more sophisticated, and a lot of efforts seem to have been put into them. Both thumbs up!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative & great diningThe tasting menu was very inventive and tasty, although was one or two low points whereby some lacked flavour for either my wife or I or both. Could not go past the creativity though and we both admired foods presentation - even if not all stimulated our tastes could see what the chef was striving for and admire this. Wine selection is fabulous and Sommelier gave wonderful advice for us on a wine for our palettes leaning towards an earthy French Pinot (would be great to have a dedicated wine accompaniment offering as they can offer suggestions but be better if available). Ambiance is fashionable in whites & sparseness - focus is definitely food & fantastic service. Wonderful dining experience.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place the food is nothingGreat place the food is nothing short of incredible. The techniques and idea had you interested the entire meal.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third visit.This was our third visit. One of the gems of NY, and we had one of our best meals. Ever. Anywhere. The "lighter" winter menu was sheer genius, building on itself course by course. The menu descriptions were not really very useful - I'm not fond of game or liver, and the game pie was not something I particularly would have ever ordered, for example. But it was memorable, and I now crave it. The dessert courses (2) were fabulous, light and refreshing. We really didn't need all those chocolates and macaroons at the end, but of course, we dove right in. Expensive and worth every penny.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWow! Corton has been greatWow! Corton has been great before but tonight was the best! Every dish tasted a few notches better and the service was far better than before! Accurate, swift, and personalized! I am impressed! Also looking forward to soon-to-open Elm!1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAn experience that we willAn experience that we will be taliking about for a long time. It came at a dear price but maybe that's what it costs to be so memorable. Save your pennies, nickels, dimes, etc. and try it if you can.12/22/2012 12:00:00 AM