Juni
Juni

Juni

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://juninyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 995-8599
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Shaun Hergatt
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison and Fifth Avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from Juni
Juni is Chef Shaun Hergatt’s boutique restaurant celebrating the height of the season, within Manhattan’s Hotel Chandler [12 East 31st Street]. An intimate affair between the guest and the chef, the 50-seat restaurant offers a seasonally evolving menu showcasing the bounty of the harvest and ingredients when they are at their freshest and finest. Juni derives its name from the Latin word for “June,” the heart of the season.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Juni reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (147)special occasion (121)romantic (91)notable wine list (61)great for lunch (33)neighborhood gem (32)hot spot (20)good for groups (12)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • The best meal EVER
    FairfieldFoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went to Juni to celebrate my 35th birthday. And if I can share a lesson I've learned in my 30's it's this: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. This was the most I had ever spent on a meal, and it was worth every penny! Every morsel was intensely amazing. Even the wine was the smoothest I'd ever drank! We did the six-course tasting menu, and let me tell you, we couldn't finish dessert. The six courses of amuse-bouche that start the meal had us giggling, as we had never had such a fancy dinner, but boy, this chef knows the chemistry of an amazing meal! Service was outstanding, too; If I took a sip of water, a waiter was there to top me off. Simply spectacular, and a guaranteed fabulous meal!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Interesting find
    Aussiefoody
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Found this restaurant and was pleased to be able to book only 3 weeks in advance for a catch up with cousins while we were all visiting New York. We had a lovely evening and would recommend it to others. We chose the 4 course meal and although everything was great I ended up feeling like I would have liked a bit more food as the portions were reasonably small. The food was interesting and creative - the canapés which came first were tiny but exquisite! Wine pairing was good - although again the servings were not as generous as some we had had at other restaurants. However, it was very good value for money considering the standard of the food. And the room was not noisy and we could enjoy a conversation easily.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and exciting food!
    Rooney
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Really great and exciting gourmet food. A lot of new and interesting tastes. If you love tasting menus and explore new tastes, this is a place to visit. We got 4 or 5 delicious appetizers besides the tasting menu - really good and a nice surprise. Maybe not the most welcoming entrance, it's through a hotel lobby, but when you enter the actual restaurant I think it was simple and nice. We had a great time!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative, interesting, delicious!
    JeninNyVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had the 10 course Chef's tasting menu with reserve pairings. Chef Shaun put up a journey of creative, emotion-invoking, beautiful tastes and dishes. We loved that he came out to chat with us a couple of times about the food, his passion and love for his craft is obvious. The wine pairings were spot-on and just as unique and interesting as the food. We will be back.
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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.
  • MARVELOUS JUNI
    mkd1964
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I had a most excellent lunch at Juni's. I am over from London and I have to say that Juni matches, even passes, any Michelin starred establishment I have had the pleasure to dine in worldwide. Fabulous. I shall be dining at Juni's whenever I get the opportunity to be in New York.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juni - A wonderful experience
    ghiottoneVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was a great place to celebrate our thirteenth wedding anniversary. Impeccable service, from the hostess to our waiter to the sommelier, and all the attendant staff. Delicious and interesting food: The Chef is clever and amazing, with pairing of ingredients to create special creations that are both gorgeous and delectable. And you begin your meal with 5 or 6 wonderful amuse bouche, each of which were a surprise treat. Great ambience, wonderful experience. We will return.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great....but.....
    Angel4FoodVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a lovely time at Juni. The atmosphere, ambiance, and food were wonderful. The only compliant we had was when we went to order. You could get a 4, 6, or 10 piece tasting menu. There were three people in our party and we decided that two of us would have the 6 piece and one person who doesn't eat as much would have the four piece menu. As we began our orders the waiter stopped us and told us that we all had to order the same amount of tastings. No big deal I guess but we had to go back to the drawing board to find two more items to eat and quite frankly it was two much for the person that was required to order more food. All in all it was a lovely evening.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good choice
    Adnan
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    i like the fusion very clean presentation of the dishes great food perfect service
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY SPECIAL
    ZorbaVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Special and refined. Friendly and professional. 7 incredibly flavored small bite courses preceded dinner choices. Every single dish was exquisite and deftly prepared. Perfectly balanced food is so appreciated. Chef clearly is a student of the science of food and flavors. Wonderful, non stuffy service and wine service as well. Brilliant!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better the first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Several months ago, I had the pleasure of dining at Juni. The food was delicious, the service fantastic and an overall pleasure. As such, I came back to Juni with the expectations of a similar experience. However, it was the complete opposite. The food was average w/ plates being cooked to early and left on the heating pad, which made the dish over-cooked. Other dishes were just off-temp. On the service, the waiters screwed up the order of the courses being served so some at the table had their entrees when others were dining on their appetizers. Instead of stepping up as other Tier 1 places do and offering a remedy, they just shrugged it off. Maybe it was just a Monday and the 'B' team was there, but I'll likely bring my business elsewhere
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  • Incredible Foodie Experience
    JJ1019
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Some of the most creative and whimsical food we have experienced in all of our travels...a must try! The restaurant itself is quite traditional and "dry" in contrast to the menu and chefs creativity.... Wonder what would happen here if the interior atmosphere was as interesting as the food?
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was is Best NYC but now standerd!
    Hisabon
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    All Chang disappointed !Was is best American but now standard! All dish nothing special ,very small difficult to find what we eat!All material not fresh. Standard level.
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    notable wine list
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  • Elegant dining
    Suzie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The East 30's, once a food wasteland, has become a hot bed of fine dining. Leading the pack is Juni. The food is inventive, interesting, and most important, delicious. The service is attentive without being trying. The menu, with no a la carte selections, offers sufficient choices to please everyone. A particular favorite was the candy apple holding a rich surprise, and the crab and corn appetizer. Everything was perfect and I will be recommending Juni to friends.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a wow!
    christineVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The four course tasting menu offers an incredible mix of wonderfully prepared and presented food. The amuse-bouches were inventive both in their taste and presentation.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Spectacular in every regard.
    threecrayonsVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Lunch was amazing as always. Started with the spot prawns which was quietly beautiful, like Grace Kelly in her younger years. The hanger steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The deserts are excellent. This is an excellent introduction to Chef Hergatt's food. Dinner is magic, and the ten course tasting is worth every dime. Exceptional food, exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • gegandcoVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Ethereal cuisine...It is an scintillating EXPERIENCE!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • phenomenal foodie treasure
    SallySVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was a treat from beginning to delicious end! Order 4 or 6 courses but they serve 6 or 8 bites that are outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid, splendid, splendid
    TaShih
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We enjoyed lunch at Juni recently and the food was some of the best I've had anywhere in the world. The lunch prix fixe is an incomparable value....would have been double anywhere else in NY and triple in Paris. Our server seemed overly formal. The Chef, on the other hand, set exactly the right tone of confident ease and his visit to our table was much appreciated. We can't wait to come back for dinner!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful in every way!
    LouiseC
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Juni and will definitely be back next time we're in town. Every single mouthful of food was exquisite and each plate was served with such care and attention to detail. The presentation of the food was gorgeous, every plate a work of art. Wines offered by the glass were a perfect complement. Service was impeccable without being in the least bit stuffy or pretentious. A real treat and very highly recommended!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    CPwiseVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Juni was a very nice discovery, we had the four course dinner, for me it was the correct amount of food, you can choose either two appetizers and one main dish or one appetizer and two main dishes and then the dessert. They were very well made with a great combination of flavors and textures and you can bring your bottle for a corkage fee of 50 USD, we had a great time. Highly reccomended
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Utterly Superb!
    Inthetrade
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I really don't want to write too much here, as it may spoil the surprises. The restaurant is small, but the service very personable. The wine list is extensive, with many bottles at a reasonable price. The quality and originality of the food on offer, utilising what is seasonal, was truly great. Smart use of ingredients and creatively executed. Superb, and recommended to anyone in New York.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Service quality
    L234
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was great, the ambiance as well, but the service was really unprofessional. We expect a minimum of knowledge when paying 100$ for a menu.
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    kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not much food
    loramVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Maybe we should have done more research on the restaurant but it was a strange dining experience. Small portions with unusual combinations. Left hungry.
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  • Delicious, delicious, delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We are big fans of Chef Hergatt (Sho was one of our favorite restaurants), and were very happy to hear about Juni. For our first meal at Juni, we enjoyed 6 courses; for our second meal, 4 courses. Among our favorite dishes: veal tenderloin with sweetbreads and mustard blossom; the yogurt cotta with salmon and roe; the prawn with uni; and for dessert, the peach/almond/hyssop/burrata. It's difficult to go wrong with any dish!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top 10 all time
    ScottD58VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    What were you top 10 dining experiences of all time? Was it the location, the service, the inspire cocktails and paired wine, or was it the food? Maybe it was a combo? For me Juni's in that top 10!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theaterjoe
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The chef makes dishes that are both original and delicious. The wait staff is only an eye flick away and courteous to a fault. Pricey but worth it. We enjoyed the easy atmosphere as well. Nice and quiet!
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • One of the best meals I've had!!
    YUMO302
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We did the six course tasting menu with pairings and were completely blown away by the taste, quality, and creativity of the food. The service was excellent and the restaurant had a great ambiance--the design is elegant and the tables are spaced far apart so you can hear everyone in your group without any issue. It was a meal we will never forget
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menu for the win!
    CourtneyNYC
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My boyfriend and I both had the four course tasting menu and it was delicious! As great as the four courses were (get the veal tenderloin), my favorite part were the amuse bouche bites they served before the main course (beet gel on beet paper!). The service was spot on, but the atmosphere was very quiet and not very lively, seemed a little stuffy - not my ideal type of dinning experience. Their cocktail menu was also fairly extensive and I enjoyed the rum cocktail (I cannot recall the name) I had. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or for the foodie out there looking for a great meal!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Art
    OliaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food is not only intricate and delicious but also beautifully presented. It's like a piece of art. Always want to come back. It's also has a great value, especially lunch
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Extraordinary Meal
    KMBrooklyn
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    One of the best meals during my 20 years of living in NY. Memorable, superb food in both presentation and flavor. Service was extraordinary.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular!
    smile172
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had the pleasure to experience the 10 course chef's tasting menu. From the multiple amuse-bouche to the final dessert, every single course was a delight to the senses. Absolutely worth the experience!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amuse-Bouche
    WilliemoonVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great new concept restaurant. After choosing between four and ten courses, pairing wines, we were pleasantly surprised. We were served five various, beautifully presented, delicious Amuse-Bouche. We had a fabulous 25th anniversary dinner. (Yes they sent a dessert with a happy anniversary greeting.)
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restrained elegance
    galvdocVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    From the muted gray tones of the dining room to the precise platings and well-choreographed service, everything was perfect. We chose the 4 course price fixe menu and enjoyed every morsel. The only overly precious note was the carved tree branch which held the black truffle bombs, one of the delightful amuse bouche that appeared. The hearts of palm crafted into "ravioli" filled with basil, served with stone crop was beautiful to observe, and perfectly crafted - the crunch and pop of the citrusy/salty stone crop was the ideal accent for the rich basil flavors. One of the standout dishes was local corn with peekytoe crab and saffron; the green tea dusted macadamias as our final amuse bouche were a strong finish.
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  • A Hidden Jem
    feasterVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Care about creativity, authenticity and adventure? There is no better restaurant in New York than Juni. Chef Sean Hergatt respects his ingredients but pushes to reveal their inner most secrets. You know on what you are feasting, but wonder why it is so remarkable. No pickling of naturally sweet foods, no over spicing, over saucing, over anything. Clean, beautiful and beautifully presented. If my family had to choose one restaurant in New York, this would be it. At a birthday lunch, friends noted the flavor nuances of, the perfect presentation, the joy of the experience. Why are tables easy to book? The location at 31st between Fifth and Madison is not the best. Why would one be there? Why? To dine at the best of all.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food presentation
    SlidesVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is one of those once in a lifetime type of place that I would highly recommend that you visit at least once. The food presentation is great and the service is very attentive and on top of it. The food taste ranges from very good to okay and I was not blown away by every dish. But still, I would highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Artistry in the Flatiron
    Playsafe
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Just west of Murray Hill, on the edge of the Flatiron, is an experience no lover of fine food should miss. Located in the quiet, elegantly-rehabbed Hotel Chandler, Juni presents diners with a meal both supremely delicious and sublimely esthetic. Chef Sean Hergatt first delights with essences of truffle and beet and mustard and oats, to name but a few of the flavors, and then the menu proper comes to dazzle the eye and exalt the palate. Every dish presents extraordinary yet satisfying combinations, in a picture of Zen beauty and balance; Chef Hergatt is an artist, and we heartily recommend the show. Excellent wine list as well.
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  • Perfect for business lunch
    BusinessDinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My boss wanted to have somewhere nice to meet with his client. Somewhere quiet so he can talk confidential stuff over meal. This place is perfect for the purpose. For me, it was almost painfully quiet, though. The food is great, The service was exquisite. They sensed that we are kinda in a hurry without telling them. That is also important for the business lunch. Fast but elegant services. I will definitely book this restaurant for my boss again.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • an amazing experience
    eateratorVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had the 10 course tasting menu and Chef Hergatt completely took us into a forest, turned into the Puck character Tom Cruise played in Legend, and created some Willy Wonka-esque earth magic where caterpillars are made of flower petals and smooth lemon panna cotta then hid in edible flowers and leaves, and where birds nests are made of hyssop sorbet that aided digestion and cleansed your palette. I was floored. Is he a unicorn?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shaun Hergatt is a Creative Genius.
    SIRLINY
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    From the moment that you enter the resturant, you know something special awaits you. Two very elegent rooms await you. One room seats 20 special guest and the second room seats 30 also special guests. Quiet, spacious, refined.The service is perfect without the slightest floor. No one hovering on top of you, but there in an instant if needed.You are treated as if you were Chef Shaun Hergatt....The food. Creative, magnificent in presentation, and taste impecable. Yes I have eaten in New York's top 25 resturants including Per Se, and I promise that you never had an experience like this. Chef Shaun Hergatt is a true genius. you owe it to yourself & and possibly someone special) not to miss this very special dining experiance.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    NytitanVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Tasting menu was a delight. This is a future 3 star Michelin IMHO.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.