Congratulations, Daniel!How could a top NYC restaurant outdo oneself, when they were already fabulous to begin with?! Daniel managed to top themselves with an outrageously SUPERB dinner, and magnificent service. We were celebrating our daughter's 30th birthday, and this restaurant could not have been a better choice! It was one of the most enjoyable fine dining experiences we have had in NYC.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce in a lifetime experienceWe happened to be in NYC on my wife's significant birthday and I wanted to take her to the best restaurant in that great city. In our opinion it was just that. All the ingredients required to make a fantastic evening were present, great food, wine, decor, ambience and excellent service; Xavier really looked after us. It was an unforgettable experience.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA celebratory evening!Daniel is an exquisite dining experience in a beautiful setting! The atmosphere is elegant but unpretentious. The food is divine! Every course was a surprise and delight. This is dining at its best!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceBest service I have ever experienced. Eat at a lot of nice restaurants during my time of travel, and the service here topped them all. Food was incredible to boot.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI have only one word to sayI have only one word to say about Daniel - FANTASTIC!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCreme de la CremeAs usual, absolute perfection. Starting from the fabulous cocktails straight through dessert. Gorgeous room, impeccable service and to die for food. Everything one could want for a special evening out.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AManother worldwe had the pleasure of being served by Giovanni- a man of great experience and attention. The food was world class and comparable to anything of the highest level in Paris. It is one of those places that remains in the psyche for a long time.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the ambient, foodWe loved the ambient, food and a fantastic and creative desserts, an outstanding wine list and service, we , I and my wife strong recommend the restaurant.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectIt was a very special moment and I thank God for this fantastic place and service.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorávelImperdível. O ambiente, serviço e comida...tudo é mágico. A carta de vinhos é ótima, mas muito cara. Apesar do preço a experiência é inesquecível. Vale à pena.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNot worth the moneyService was great but food was definitely not worth the money. We did the 6 course tasting, which was good but nothing spectacular. Portions were surprisingly small. We did it with wine pairings and the wine was just ok. If we went back we would definitely just do the 3 course meal.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEpicurean experienceFrom our arrival one could feel the quality of this place. We had an amazing gin/basil/cucumber cocktail as a pre-drink before we got shown to our table. We opted for the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairing. As we were 2 people, we chose different dishes for each course, ending up each tasting 12 dishes from this restaurant. All dishes were exceptional from a presentation, taste and design point of view. The service at Daniel is exceptional. The following dishes were my favorites: duck terrine with patched rhubarb, trio of hamachi, jade tiger abalone with sea buckthorn, fennel ravioli with Scottish langoustine, bread crusted Arctic char, trio of milk fed veal a d duo of beef. Both desserts were exceptional.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAs wonderful as its reputation!Daniel is every bit as fabulous as you expected. Food, staff, ambience. The hostess was so friendly and nice. Really, it was great.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMUnforgettable dinnerwe spent a very nice night, the Food was excellent, all the staff is very professional and warm .5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing dining experienceWe travelled from Western Australia to New York and decided to treat ourselves to a special dinner after reading many fantastic reviews about Daniel. We were not disappointed and the restaurant actually exceeded all expectations. The food was amazing and the service exceptional. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a first class dining experience.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe crossed the Atlantic justWe crossed the Atlantic just to enjoy a dinner at Daniel's and we haven't been disappointed at all. Everything was perfect, food is incredible and service is perfect. They take their time to explain every detail of each dish and their recommendations were good choices. If you don't want to dive into the loooong wine list, just go for wine pairing. It s the best way IMHO to discover new and tasty wines you would have never chosen. It's worth the journey and for us, no trip to NYC without a stop at Daniel's.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply One of the BestI cannot say enough about Daniel. Regardless of whatever you read here as a review, it IS one of the finest restaurants in NYC and, for that matter, the World. From the food to the ambiance to the service, it excels on all counts. It isn't cheap, and does not represent a "good" value if all you care about is great food; however, If you want to celebrate something notable or take someone special somewhere special, and price is not a major concern, this is THE place. You will not regret it.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was flawless andThe service was flawless and the food outstanding.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAll request was well takenAll request was well taken care of. My friend and I asked if we can switch a main dish for a course in the chef tasting and the host was more than happy to do that.
The Parmesan bread was awesome and so was the butter bread. Suckling pig was not impressive though4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMa dining event to be hadHave been coming to Daniel for a birthday celebration the past three years and always look forward to this exquisite dining experience. The tasting menu with the wine pairing was simply wonderful. The staff is most knowledgeable, the food is mouth watering and the whole experience is worth the price for such a special occasion. Will be back again.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThere are reasons why Daniel'sThere are reasons why Daniel's is known as one of the best in Manhattan. Those reason are clear and precise from the moment you enter to the moment you leave. Every detail is well thought out and perfect, the food was nothing short of amazing, and the service was exceptional.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant remains oneThis restaurant remains one of NYC's best, no doubt about it.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNot a step wrongGreat experience and food was abundant and absolutely delicious. A definite place to treat yourself too.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFlawlessStill Manhattan's best. A lovely room, spacious seating, informed staff. Wine selections are amazing. The spring white asparagus is not to be missed.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with our adult kidsWe came to New York from Australia to surprise my son at the Boston Marathon. Fortunately he came in with the elite runners and were out of the area. Tim, his girlfriend, Jess, Gerard and I again met up in New York for dinner at Daniel's. i had read good things about Daniel's which took me about 6 months (before leaving Australia) before I finally secured a table. The food, service and ambience lived up to the restaurant's good name. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We had a lovely family dinner together. All the best Barb (from Melbourne, Australia).4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the 8 course meal. DanielHad the 8 course meal.
Daniel provides the best service for which anyone can ask. Each and every dish was meticulously decorated and planned. However, a few negatives: I have had better quality steak, as their beef probably does not come from local cows. It's also a disappointment that current pastry chef could not match Daniel's former pastry chef François Payard.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic! Definitely worthFantastic! Definitely worth the four digit dinner bill for four people.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExeptional Meal!This was my second visit to Daniel. It lived up to my memory. An exceptional meal from start to finish. We did a tasting menu and everything was amazing. The staff gets everything just right. I rank the two meals I've eaten at Daniel as the best meals I've ever eaten! I had a great abalone dish, perfect foie gras, a couple of really nice fish courses and of course their Madeleine's at the end are yummy.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, presentationOutstanding food, presentation and service. Lots of extras, especially desserts! Everything I expected and more4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMClassical haute FrenchClassical haute French food at its finest. Come with an empty stomach and a full wallet. Incredible experience from the amouse bouche to the warm madeleines at the end.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWow.Well, how fabulous is Daniels. Went to New York for my friends 40th birthday and after some research decided to go to Daniels on her special night. We were not disappointed. We all agreed its the best food and service we have ever had. We even met Daniel himself, which was a lovely touch. Pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I dined at AlineaMy wife and I dined at Alinea in Chicago 2 years ago, so that's a lofty frame of reference for high-end dining. Daniel was up to the task in almost all areas. The dining is gorgeous. It's not the table-on-top-of-table scene you get at lots of places in NYC. The food was fantastic in every way...nothing to criticize at all. The beef duo perfect. The crayfish and asparagus appetizer was an amazing array of flavors. Two awkward moments keep me from giving it 5 stars on service: THREE hostesses stood up when we walked in and it was as if we were intruding; one of them then all but insisted we sit while waiting for our table. And one of the servers practically rolled his eyes when I ordered my wife a rum and coke. Other than that, it was great.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service.Outstanding food and service. Wish the wine list had a few more "moderately" priced options.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousSeriously, the best dining experience of our lives.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAn amazing experience.Contemporary and classical food, superb presentation and an experience to be remembered.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI wouldn't expect any less!It was our first visit to New York, and therefore to Daniel. It was recommended to us by a relative and therefore I made the booking. The food was amazing and so was the service. It met all our expectations and maybe more. Myself and my husband are in our mid twenties, our jobs mean that we can occasionally indulge in such foody delights. Whilst I felt that perhaps our youth was not appreciated, my husband did not and said that he felt we were treated like any other guest there. Afterall if your spending $500 on a meal it shouldn't matter what age you are if you can pay the bill. One of the waiters even saw that he secured us a taxi which I was very pleased with. On the whole a fantastic experience!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd time going, great night2nd time going, great night overall. chef's tasting menu is fun and adventurous. a little heavy on the salt in a few places.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDream night!BY far the BEST restaurant we have had the pleasure to dine in :-)4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was an excellent dinner!!It was an excellent dinner!! The food, the wine, the ambient, everything really outstanding!!! Better than the last time I was at Daniel, in a different address!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best food I'veThis is the best food I've ever tasted with the best service I've ever had. It was absolutely spectacular in every way and worth every penny.
My wife and I don't make a lot of money and don't normally splurge like this but I wanted to do something special for her birthday. I was afraid I'd leave feeling it wasn't worth the money, but it was! We had the early supper 3 course meal with wine pairings. It was like a party in my mouth.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceDaniel served the best meal I have ever had, everyone at the restaurant was 100% committed to ensuring my evening was memorable. The restaurant and those that work there deserve all of the plaudits they receive.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service,Outstanding food and service, interesting enough, found it "stuffier" than Eleven Madison Park. Could be my bias towards a contemporary feel rather than traditional.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful executionEverything about Daniel was beautifully executed--we went with another couple and did the tasting with wine pairings. They were very accommodating with several dietary restrictions, and the chef worked to present us creative alternatives. My only criticism was that while everything was perfectly prepared, only a few of the offerings truly hit the "wow" factor of unique, new, or "never tasted that before." Still, it's very difficult to fault an experience this close to perfect, and we'll definitely be returning.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing dining experience.amazing dining experience. the wagyu in the duo of beef is the single best piece of meat I've ever had in my life4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAs I expected, food was excellentAs I expected, food was excellent with our pinot. only i didn't like was our table. it was very end of the corner, almost i felt they squeezed a tiny table for one more couple. Definitely worth to go, one of the best restaurants in NYC4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent wine list but pricingExcellent wine list but pricing at a multiple of five seems unnecessary when most restaurants do two or three times.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMthis was by far the best diningthis was by far the best dining experience I have had in NYC.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply amazing. EverythingSimply amazing. Everything was perfect from the ambiance to the service and food. I can not say enough about this restaurant. It is expensive but well worth it!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in Manhattan.Best restaurant in Manhattan. My second time here and I took my fiance for her birthday. Service was outstanding and we were given a tour of the kitchen after the meal. Bernard, the head captain took us through each station in the kitchen and took our picture with the head chef. Simply fantastic all around. We did the six course tasting menu with wine pairing and it was absolutely out of this world. Worth the price. I can't wait to go back when we get married.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!I had the best experience at Daniels.
I would gladly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
And will definitely come back for more the next time I'm in NYC4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM