Park Avenue Summer
Fantastic fantastic fantasticEverything about this restaurant is fantastic --food, service, ambiance. We were meeting a friend that we had not seen in over a year. The waiter allowed us plenty of time for conversation, and waited for our cue to take the orders,etc. it was an excellent evening.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't Go FarSorry to learn that they will be closing. Please find another spot nearby.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious (at a price)I went to Park Avenue Summer for my birthday and it is a wonderful place for a special event. The food was delicious, using fresh and unusual ingredients. All dishes were very aesthetic in presentation. The desserts were amazing (try the chocolate cube). Service was good and not stuffy. We were in the room that has plants in the middle - very beautiful. My only complaint - a bit noisy - but that is many restaurants. I wish someone would say: Shoosh, use your inside voice!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, with one drawbackThe chicken entree on the summer menu was somewhat bland.
Other than that, all other food was excellent and service was superb.
Excellent cocktails and wine. Made excellent impression on my date.
I've eaten there 5 times, and it was the first time any dish was disappointing.
I will be back.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMnever disappointedAlways a pleasure....Great menu, service and ambiance.What more could you ask for?6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing brunchEverything about the brunch was divine---from the ambience, to the service to the incredible pastries that they give you to begin and all the dishes were incredible (especially the ricotta pancakes, watermelon and tomato gazpacho and the sweet corn ice cream)6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMost enjoyable evening.To me the Park Avenue Summer was more than a pleasant surprise. While my wife has eaten lunch there many times, and gave it great reviews, I thought it would be a nice change to celebrate our special anniversary there. The menu was relatively new as the Spring menu was being replaced by the Summer menu and I found it to be one of the finest meals that I have had in NYC. The service was outstanding and attended to our every need without interrupting our conversation. From bus-boy to waiter each added something to our confort -- just a few words from one person here, unexpected champagne at the beginning our meal from someone else, and an overall sense of warmth from everyone we spoke to.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellentThe food is a constant standout here. Inventive but never strange the cooking is always a treat, service is good and very friendly.
It is always fun to see what the dining room will look like in a new season.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch placeLove coming here over the years-great food and atmosphere
Little sad that this is the last year at this location6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI expect to pay a lot forI expect to pay a lot for a highly rated restaurant, but nevertheless was turned off to the $8 charge for coffee.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMYUM!We really enjoyed this restaurant. I went with a very picky diner who loved everything she ordered. We all loved everything we ordered.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Time for All SeasonsThis is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is consistently creative and delicious. I have celebrated a number of birthdays here with friends, but I also enjoy introducing other friends to a fine dining experience whenever.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA unique experience whereA unique experience where the menu, wine offerings and decor are all harmonized with each season in a setting that is both cozy yet sufficienly spacious. During pleasant weather, park/drop a few blocks short of 63rd to enjoy an anticipatory stroll on magnificent Park Ave on your way to an agreeable meal in an enchanting locale. But get there soon, apparently they are moving in a few months6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply PerfectionHad a great time, soft shell crab with sesame aioli is outstanding, as is the trout. Super friendly staff! See you in Autumn.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience from every angle!Two thumbs up all around the board, food was divine, service was professional and friendly, the decor was beautiful. Can't wait to go back!!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite!I love Park Avenue Summer. Every time I go, I enjoy the food and ambiance more and more. The fact that they change over the decor every season is very cool and, I think, really enhances the whole experience. Spring flowers and clean, light-colored walls surround you while you enjoy the softshell crab served with avocado and strawberry that is to die for. I enjoyed the pan-seared sea scallops immensly and the rest of my table enjoyed their dishes as well. The halibut with truffles was phenomenal - my friend was kind enough to share a bite. My other friend who ordered the chicken said it was "great...but not as spectacular as your dishes." I have to agree, but it was tasty. Dessert is a must here! Order the rice pudding or chocolate cube!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMthe decor, drink menu forthe decor, drink menu for summer and menu are amazing ! never disappointed6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMReally like this restaurantOnly problem was a noisy table next to us, but that was not in the restaurant's control. The prices are high, but the food is of very high quality and is delicious. Very pretty restaurant.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely creative menu. QuiteExtremely creative menu. Quite pricey. Superb, attentive service to water and wine.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, but...every time I come here, I wonder what they were thinking when they came up with those cushionless wood chairs. Yes, you
can get a cushion if you ask, but why should you have to? Also, it is way too dark to read the menu without a magnifying
light, and they keep the air conditioning way too cold. Still, I keep going back - the decor is lovely, the service very good, and
the food from good to excellent. Last night had the Montauk golden snapper, which was excellent, my kids love the lemon
Caesar salad, and the chocolate cube dessert is definitely not for the calorie-conscious!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMQuaint place to eat lunchQuaint place to eat lunch and feel very special. Highly recommend5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMElegantDefinitely an elegant restaurant with great food and friendly service! A great place for our last night in NYC. The decor is lovely, the food was delicious and our waiter was very knowledgable and friendly. We will definitely return!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went as a group for SundayWe went as a group for Sunday brunch to celebrate after a graduation and had a wonderful time. Service was prompt and excellent. The food was absolutely delicious - I had the beet salad and the Upper East Sider (bagel/lox and eggs benedict). We all enjoyed ourselves tremendously! The restaurant was brightly lit, which is always an issue with my parents who have trouble reading the menu in dim restaurants. Despite the many groups and even children out to brunch it was not noisy at all, we never heard conversation from other tables - so we were able to enjoy our little party.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPark Avenue is great in all seasonsOnce again, the latest iteration of Park Avenue provided us with a terrific culinary and oenophilic experience. Our appetizers were exceptionally good ... gnocchi and escargot with garlic, yuzu!! and a few strategic drops of chili oil was delicious, as was my partner's goat cheese and egg yolk raviolo with bacon spring peas and morels. All 3 fish entrees -- salmon, halibut and snapper -- were savored. Dessert, carmel roasted golden pineapple angel food cake with basil ice cream, was light and scrumptious, beautifully presented. We enjoyed, upon the recommendation of the sommelier, a wonderful Russian River pinot noir, 2008 Alysian -- fantastic!!
One slight quibble ... service seemed a trifle perfunctory from the new wait staff.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTrainer needs trainingOur server was training a new server. Our trainer needed training herself. Food was gooe with the exception of my husbands skirt steak. He ordered it med rare. It was so thin it could only be cooked well done. No pink at all which made it tough. Sorry people. Maybe next time you can make it tp to him. Somehow a "gee I'm sorry" just doesn't get it.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was beyond wonderful!Food was beyond wonderful! Everything was great fresh, beautifully served. Fresh Snap pea soup was the epiotomie of spring!!!!so fresh, flavor was incrdible. I would go back everyday for the soup.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing breakfast risotto!Brunch was a real treat. Terrific all around, food, service and great atmosphere. The breakfast risotto is amazing!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCannot go wrong hereThis restaurant never disappoints-it remains consistently reliable in the food/service and ambience arena.
It is a perfect place to take friends for a first-time outing. One of the few dining halls where the noise level, considering elements of the decor, stays at a low level. Extremely pleasant, always from my many times eating here!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorites!One of the true gems in New York. We've been here for every season and they have all been spectacular!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful RestaurantThis restaurant was recommended by a friend who said that it was a must while in NYC. She was so right! I loved the concept of changing decor and menus with the seasons. It looked lovely on the website but was even more beautiful in person. The food was amazing; particularly the chicken liver appetizer. The servers were all very pleasant and even though it was busy, they took the time to chat with us. The Wine Steward/Manager was wonderful! Thanks everyone for making my husband's birthday extra special with the cake!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful setting; lovely brunchThis is gorgeous small dining room. (Restaurant also has 3 other specialized group dining rooms that sound quite interesting.).
We went for brunch. There is good selection and food was delicious....I had spring pea soup that was rich but light.....great flavor.
Fruit appetizer was plain (for once) but perfect fruit ...ripe and delicious. Ricotta pancakes were again light and most interesting.
While we (a couple in their 60s) were eating...a group came in with 6 small children (under 5).....they seemed to accommodate this group quite well......without disturbing other diners which I found quite good......it is generally not a restaurant for families but certainly well done. Décor was lovely spring colors.....modern and sleek.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an early dinner soWe had an early dinner so it was very quiet when we arrived, but towards the middle of the meal when other people started to sit down there was a nice noise level. The kind of noise that tells you everyone is enjoying their company and dining experience.
I thought the menu contained items for anyone's liking and the decor was delicate, tasteful and pretty.
The food was fantastic. It was seasoned well, nice to look and portioned well.
The desert we had, angel food cake with Basel ice cream, which was recommended by the staff was ok.
Flavors where good, but it was deconstructed, which I never like in a dessert.
Regarding service I will say that they were very attentive, considerate and friendly, which is all that you can ask for.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent all-around. LookingExcellent all-around. Looking forward to Park Avenue Summer5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMUpper East Side GetawayI generally don't eat out anymore on the upper east side but when I do I always try to make it happen at Park Avenue Sping/Summer/Fall/Winter. The restaurant always looks different and the wait staff bends over backwards to make you feel special. Clients love it and get excited about trying the chef's new and unusual twists. The portions are defintely small (for my husband) but perfect for me. This place never gets tired. Really.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding andService was outstanding and very responsive
A truly delightful dining experience4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing dining experienceWe had an amazing meal---- breadbasket through desert. All requests were taken care of expertly. One diner has food restrictions and asked for all accoutrements/ sauces to be put on the side and it was handled expertly. Everything was placed on separate plates leaving the meat very 'clean'. The food presentation was gorgeous and every bite was better than the next.
The ambience was wonderful---- the dogwood branches were amazingly beautiful. This was a very special dining experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat meal selection and excellentlgreat meal selection and excellently prepared food. Service was impeccable. Great drinks from the bar...unique mixed drinks.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been a fan from theI have been a fan from the first days- a wonderful restaurant.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPark Avenue always deliversPark Avenue always delivers a very good meal and our recent visit was no exception. The menu is straightforward and honed to appeal to Upper East Side tastes and pocketbooks. Our salads were fine and our entrees (halibut with black truffles and the snapper) were perfectly cooked and nicely presented. Service was friendly and efficient. My only reservation is that their two tops are very small and so closely spaced that you are uncomfortably privy to your neighbors' conversations and they to yours. We would eat here more often if we had slightly more comfortable seating.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and consistent.Delicious and consistent. Will return for sure next"season"4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI was looking for a lunchI was looking for a lunch spot to linger with a girlfriend i hadn't seen in awhile. This was perfect. We had an unrushed, delicious, beautifully served, meal in a beautiful looking restaurant, the staff was gracious, helpful and just the right amount of friendly. The menu was interesting. My only complaint was the plain wooden chairs were very uncomfortable.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch of the GodsI have only brunched here, but I wager that the other meals are as expertly prepared. I can add little to the good reviews already written; the presentation, service, setting, ingredients and flavors all combine to make a magical brunch experience. The décor changes refresh one's appreciation, and with each new season it really is like rediscovering an old flame. Eventually I hope to try every item on the very concise bill of fare, but for those who can't be bothered to think about it, a brunch comprising their strawberry-rhubard-prosecco thing, the "Upper East Sider," and the chocolate-ancho sorbet will send you on your way sufficiently truffled, sauced and spiced to face the day.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMwe are frequent guests atwe are frequent guests at the restaurant - our family favorite!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for brunch. CopiousPerfect for brunch. Copious amount of savory food in pleasant atmosphere.
Waiters were a little obsessed with pouring water.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was truly perfect....incEverything was truly perfect....incredibly outstanding ... except for one thing: our table. Therefore, when I return, which I definitely will, I will: not use OpenTable; ensure that I request from the restaurant directly when I make my reservation for any table that is not adjacent to the stairs (I felt like I was in the traffic pattern among other negative feelings).4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy 29th B-day at Park Ave. SpringThis was my first dining experience at Park Avenue Spring. Zach took me here for my birthday dinner. I ordered the latkes as an appetizer, which were delicious and were served with two amazing sauces. Zach had a delicious salad as his appetizer. For the main course, I ordered the cod fish and Zach had the lobster. Both were outstanding. And for dessert, I had the savory rhubarb and bananas served with crisp fritters, warm cake and sorbet. Park Ave. Spring did a great job surprising me with a candle in my dessert for my birthday. Zach wanted to try something different than me, so he went with the caramel roasted pineapple served with angel food cake and basil ice cream. All in all, we loved our first experience here and will be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFilet mignon cooked to perfection.Filet mignon cooked to perfection. Thai coconut lobster was outrageous. A great find. We'll be back for summer.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to this restaurantI have been to this restaurant 6 times and each time the food has been remarkable. For a special evening Park Ave "Spring" bring elegance and overall captivating food experience. The pace of the service is appropriate and never rushed.
Very expensive, but for a special occasion, it does not disappoint.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMlovely ambiance and good forlovely ambiance and good for both casual and business lunches.
Carmel Owen4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE BEST!My friend and I dined in New York for four days, and our lunch at Park Avenue Spring was the BEST! Spring flowers were beautiful -- all and all a truly lovely restaurant with over-the-top food.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM