Marc Forgione
Marc Forgione

Marc Forgione

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.marcforgione.com/
  • Phone: 2129419401
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Marc Forgione
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining room can accommodate up to 40 guests & offers a private entrance.
  • Private Party Contact: Brielle 2129419401

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hudson Street
  • Public Transit: A, C, E, 1, 2 & 3 trains to Chambers Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A public parking garage is located on Reade Street and Greenwich Street.
A word from Marc Forgione
Marc Forgione features Chef Marc Forgione’s laid-back yet high-style approach to New American cuisine in a comfortable and energetic atmosphere. Menus change frequently to showcase fresh ingredients and new twists on seasonal American favorites.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Marc Forgione reviews from OpenTable diners
177 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (140)special occasion (106)romantic (97)neighborhood gem (82)notable wine list (48)hot spot (47)great for outdoor dining (41)vibrant bar scene (38)good for groups (36)great for brunch (24)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (5)great for lunch (5)Show More
  • thank you
    bobbyo
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    always a great experience, start to finish. servers are very knowledgeable. Food is very innovative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Henrysmamma
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What a wonderful meal! We entered the restaurant and were so pleasantly surprised by how spacious it was...for a city spot! The service was excellent the whole meal with a very knowledgable, friendly waitress and an entire group of staff that seemed to work seamlessly together. The food was so interesting and tasty. The duck was out of this world as was the fish! Don't leave without getting some cookies and milk and the mini ice cream cones...all made in house and all AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iron Chef doesn't disappoint!
    FiDiLadyVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Everything was perfect, from the bartender's recommendations, to the sommelier's friendly approach that was warm and welcoming, to the dishes being split on two plates in the kitchen so we could share everything. The peach shortcake was the best shortcake I have ever eaten. The only regret was not being hungry enough to indulge in the tasting menu. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Delicious as Always
    MeaxlingVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This place never disappoints. The food it terrific, imaginative and local. I love the atmosphere and the wait staff are top notch. I can't say enough good things!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My wife and I have been here 4 times, all for special occasions, and all 4 times the food and the service made them just that - special occasions. Marc Forgione isn't just dining - it's an experience. I highly recommend both the time, and monetary, investment of the tasting menu. It's a 3 hour palate explosion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb
    amij
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Superb wait staff, ambience, food of course. Best restaurant I've ever had the pleasure to patronize. I've been coming into the city to eat here for 4 years. Never ceases to amaze me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Yummy!
    Cliententertainer
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Such a great wait staff as well as scene and the food, well the food was so awesome! It was definitely a fun dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lived up to expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had high expectations for this restaurant and they were met - great food, ambiance, and service. Great to see Marc himself walking around the restaurant too. We went on a Thursday night and it was just a lively as you would expect a restaurant on a weekend night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary evening
    Tribeca30
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My wife and I were recommended Marc Forgione's as a great dinning experience for special occasions. We were in the city for our 30 th anniversary. The waiter, Mark, was fantastic. Everything was wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for the gold standard of a great dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could not have been better
    Sarah
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Amazing food with friendly and attentive staff. One thing I wasn't expecting was how dark the restaurant was, which I suppose is a plus if you're self-conscious and don't like people watching you eat :p The halibut was deliciously cooked on its own, but a different kind of delicious when mixed in the sauce it came with. If I could change one thing, it would be to ask for more chocolate items on the dessert menu; though, those 10 minute cookies did an excellent job at satiating my chocolate craving.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    DigitalBuffalo
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had the tasting course. Service was attentive but at times we could have used fewer interruptions for water refills - refilled every five minutes or so! A couple of hiccups, we asked for the cheese supplement but never got it (and it wasn't on the bill). A cocktail was ordered and by the time they inquired if we had received it, it had been more than 20 minutes so we declined it. The food had some big hits - the cajun oyster, curry chili lobster and the strip steak were all very good, others were fine if not spectacular. Tasting menu for 2 plus about 5 cocktails came to $325 plus tip. I don't fee bad about paying that much but wouldn't necessarily rush back since there are plenty of choices in that price range.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 8/17.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went on a Sunday night for my mothers birthday. She was welcomed at the table with a 'personalized' birthday letter from the chef and a glass of champagne to commemorate. We did the tasting, which was wonderful. Service was always attentive, glasses were always filled, and the explanation of every dish was thorough and relevant. My only complaint was that 2 of the 3 portions of the dry aged strip did not seemed to be butchered properly, as some of the silver skin was still in tact, leaving the meat a little chewy and hard to cut...but such a hiccup was not reason to complain about an otherwise wonderful meal. The kampachi was perfect, and we cant wait to go back to try the a la carte options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    Kika77
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have eaten here 5 times and I have never, ever, been disappointed. Food and service are Fantasic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place was fantastic. My husband took me here to celebrate my new job and it was such a great atmosphere. It was lively, with a rustic and warm ambience. The food was superb and we could not have been more pleased! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous for a Special Occasion
    herzl
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Dinner at Marc Forgione on a recent warm Saturday evening was my wedding present to one of my closest friends and her new husband. I had noted the special occasion when I made the reservation and I can say that the staff did everything they could to give us a wonderful dining experience. Our party of four sat outside, which was lovely but a little cramped. We were treated to champagne (more than one glass each, mind you) and to an extra dessert on the house. So thoughtful. In between, the service was friendly, relaxed, and attentive, and the food was delicious (shared Chicken Under a Brick was beyond yummy). As we were leaving, our server handed the newlyweds homemade muffins to go. They were delighted and I couldn't be happier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Now this a restaurant! Expensive but worth it! App's were amazing and the Chicken under the brick was soooo good! Go during the week to avoid the crowds, nice bar scene as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    6NY2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had this recomendation coming from a friend's friend, and we were really disappointed. Eventhough the ambience and the place was nice, the food was not at all at the level we expected. In fact we could say it was the worst meal we had in 6 days in NY (and for sure not the cheapest one...)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Experience
    RichardHVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is the third time I have eaten at MF. We were lucky to get a table outside - the weather was great for dinner outside. The noise level inside was quite energetic, but not crazy loud. We decided to try the chicken on a brick for 2 and were not disappointed. Tender juicy and very tasty along with rabe, Yukon gold potatoes and onions. The sommelier recommended a great wine for our meal. The "amuse bouche" was a nice prelude to our meal. Service was a bit inattentive (not to the detriment of the meal) and was probably due to the apartment fire happening down the street (12 fire trucks). Would definitely recommend. My friend, visiting from out of town, loved the atmosphere and decor!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A solid player
    Rhino
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food presentation at Marc Forgione is tasty and quite eye appealing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great service
    SeymourVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is the 5th time I have been at MF and while I enjoyed it my dining selections were not as outstanding as previous meals here. Innovative and well prepared, for sure but I did not leave the restaurant raving as I did the other times. They served a couple of "unannounced specials" and I found those the best tasting things in the meal. Service is always exemplary. I will go back again and be a bit more careful in my menu selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievably good dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I took a client out to dinner here on the recommendation from a coworker and had one of the best meals I have had in years! Every bite of food was delicious! I had the Halibut en croute which was so good that I am still thinking about it 2 days later. The unusual preparations make it impossible to describe the meal beside saying it was all perfection! The service was also great which is much appreciated when paying over $30 for an entree. The only minus was the atmosphere - I thought the design of the dining room was boring compared to the complexity of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Brunch
    TurandotVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great brunch experience and fantastic server. We had the pork sliders, popover egg sandwich, quail and waffles, and pancakes. All fantastic. In particular the sliders and eggs made to perfection. The bottomless hibiscus mimosa was also a nice touch. However, the watermelon-infused vodka drink was my favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've had dinner here before, but thought I'd try brunch with friends visiting from out of town. The prices were surprisingly fantastic - as was the food. Recommend the spicy bloody's as well as the french toast and eggs benny. Quieter atmosphere during brunch - overall, a great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Lets Me Down
    Corey
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Came here for my fiancées birthday. We ordered the Chefs tasting menu, she also ordered the sangria from the cocktails menu. The food was excellent from the first app to the dessert. The service was friendly and fast ( but not in a way that you felt rushed at all). My favorite was the Chili Lobster and her was the Halibut w/eggplant. We both agreed that the dessert was probably one of the best desserts we have ever had at a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible experience
    bigdVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Tried the tasting menu. Not a single dish was good. The time lag between each dish was also ridiculous; about 20 to 30 min leg in between servings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous NYC dining experience
    Runnergirl
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have been to Marc Forgione several times while in New York. Great for client dinners, romantic dinners, special occasions or just because they have phenomenal food. It is always a food experience that leaves you with a desire to return again and again. I took my daughter for her 18th birthday and she loved all the dishes and different flavors. She is open to trying many types of food but you can be a meat or fish lover with many choices. It is a neighborhood feeling with locals who welcome visitors NYC style in TriBeCa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Decor!
    Food4thesoul
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I loved the decor at Marc Forgione's. The beautiful brick with the lighting was a perfect setting. We went for my husband's birthday and there was a letter from Marc Forgione waiting at the table - wishing him a happy birthday. They also gave us a complimentary glass of champagne; however, I am pregnant, so they made a sparkling non alcoholic drink for me which was very thoughtful and delicious! We ordered the steak for 2 and I had to have it cooked well done (I usually prefer it medium). I was worried that it would be chewy, but it was very good! The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious! I'd highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Sunday evening dinner was wonderful, from the appetizer to dessert to the attentive service, this place blew me away. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing prix fixe menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We came here with friends and were absolutely blown away by the food. The many courses were both creative and delicious, and the wine pairings were generally good (except for the wine paired with the foie gras course, which was a bit overly sweet for our taste, even with the foie). Our table was just inside the french doors, which were wide open on a perfect summer night. We were not too close to the next table over. They only fell down a bit on service, which was not as attentive as I would have expected. The wine lagged the food on several courses, and our server had a bit of an attitude, which turned me off. But we brushed that off and enjoyed a delicious meal with friends. Overall I'd highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic: a great imaginative chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    One of the best meals I have ever had. We'll prepared with fabulous presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is the best restaurant!
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. The food, the wine, and the service were all outstanding. It doesn't get better than Marc Forgione!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becoming one of our favorite
    food4thought
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We've been to Marc Forgione several times now and it hasn't disappointed us. The food is fantastically unique without being pretentious and the service is very friendly. We would definitely come back more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Night Out
    Kfdesj
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We were one of the last to be seated as we arrived after seeing a show. Still, we felt well taken care of. Excellent wine list, with sound advice from the patient sommelier. Appetizer and entrees lived up to the reputation of Marc Forgione. Cheese plate was a fantastic finish. Oh, and the caramel popcorn take home favor was loved by all-- I especially liked the humorous touch of including a temporary tattoo of Marc Forgione's signature buried in the popcorn like a prize in cracker jacks.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • piovan65
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Ottimo ristorante , atmosfera americana 100% ,ci ritorneremo
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mad props to chef forgione
    PlannerDiVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    loved the two bartenders and their creations (especially the watermelon-infused vodka drink with pink pepper), then moved to a table where we had a quirky, knowledgeable and pleasant waitress who helped with our ordering questions. Food was outstanding. don't miss the chicken for two- I'd go back and order it for one so I could savor the leftovers the next day! Tomahawk steak was great- the bone marrow could have used a bit more browning and some toast points, though. Raw tuna appetizer was transformative! Sheep's milk agnolotti could have used a little something- but overall great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed our meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The restaurant is out of the way if you are in mid-town, but the food is worth the trip. Some of the TV chef's restaurants have been disappointing, but this was great. We loved all of our dishes. The lighting is very dim making it hard to read the menu, and the lighting in the rest rooms is almost non existent.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent experience
    EdPes
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    You want to eat at the restaurants of celebrity chefs so you can judge their worth. Have eaten at many and this ranks up near the top. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marc Forgione gets it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The most basics keys to great food matter at Marc Forgione: seasoning and temperature. Had the tasting,every dish was properly seasoned and cooked. The hot food was hot, the cold station dishes at proper temps. Presentation was beautiful without compromising quality,which is the biggest problem in the food industry today. On top of that all, the food is downright badass. Favorite courses were the kampachi, lobster, ravioli, halibut, foie, BBQ oyster, semifreddo....obviously none of it sucked. Service is equally great. Wine recs are reliable, timing and attention were solid. Friendly, educated staff who know the food. Atmosphere is chic and casual, bar area very social. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ever
    SCKingVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The famous chef himself was present and working in the kitchen. He occasionally came out to meet folks. The lobster chili was the most amazing dish ever. Don't miss this amazing place. Best meal ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Downtown Vibe and Good Food
    Freser
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We were here on a hot evening looking for a light meal. The food here is on the heavy side, but most of its weight comes from the clever use of spices and herbs. The Kampachi tartar is wonderful, but the directions (yes, directions) on how to eat it, turns it into an unnecessarily fussy moment. The salad of mixed baby greens and cooked root vegetables is delicious and perfectly sized. We shared the chicken under a brick dish which was damn close to how it tastes in Italy, just more flavorful. The halibut dish is also quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate