Mother's Day MiracleI went here for brunch with my mother this past Sunday and it exceeded expectations. Our meals were prepared quickly and quite well and tasted fantastic (I had the short rib with eggs). I was informed that reviews usually paint this place as having unfriendly servers and while ours was a bit stoic/aloof, it didn't bother me at all and read as just a more relaxed eating space. Would definitely eat here again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite meal of the year-againConsistently outstanding food that keeps us coming back - for special occasions, with clients or when we just want a thoughtful, carefully crafted meal.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMJust consistently the bestJust consistently the best food in the west village and maybe beyond....inventive and always delicious...impeccable service....do not miss this extraordinary dining experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLive in the hood and decidedLive in the hood and decided to finally try Recette.The food was creative and excellent. Different portion sizes so plentiful if you ordered enough "plates". Service sub par. Any small plate restaurant that encourages sharing should automatically bring clean small plates in between courses. We had to ask for clean plates even initially and the chef who delivered each course acted a bit annoyed and threw the plates on the table without placing one in front of each of us which is the way it is supposed to be done. The waiter was that annoying "too high energy" that makes those in his company a bit anxious. Love the food, dont love the service.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food $ Service, Expens WineMarinated Hamachi (Very Good) - Beef Carpaccio (Very Good) - Charred Pulpo (OK) - Roasted Scallops (Very Good) - Roasted Tilefish (OK) - Crispy Sweetbread (Very Good) - Duck Breast (Very Good)
Great Food - Small Restaurant - Great Service - Lively Atmosphere - Definitely do a tasting vs Ordering normal - Comes with complimentary dessert - Wine List is very Expensive - Goes from Tier 1 Pricing to Tier 4 Quick4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMScrumptious!Our meal was absolutely delicious!
I started with the yellowtail (so good though I didn't love the Uni) and then had the Rabbit (amazing/great comfort food) and the Beef Carpaccio (the burrata inside was insane!) Other highlights were the spaghetti + the cod fritters... everything was so tasty!
We ended it with the s'mores (SO GOOD!) Overall, it was a treat!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food--5-course tastingThe food--5-course tasting menu--was marvelous, the service efficient but perfunctory; our servers did not seem particularly interested in doing more than bringing plates to the table.
The people at the door are lovely though, and welcoming.
Your "Noise" register is curious. Is there nothing worse than energetic? Like "the music was way too loud"?4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat perfection!!!Wow. Well it's lived up to its reputation. Incredible service, mind blowing food, perfect wines. What a great place to spend and evening. Don't miss the carpaccio, the pulpa, and the s'mores as the finale. It will not disappoint.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredibly Good but Over PricedGreat Food, but seriously overpriced... I know it's New York, but 7 tiny portions for over $100. I guess I'm just behind the times, but I've had food that was just as good, creative and fresh and didn't pay nearly this much. You've let you reputation go to your head and it's nuts. The staff was wonderful and the room pleasant, but it's ridiculous to charge so much.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I both orderedMy wife and I both ordered the tasting menus (one 5 course, one 7 course) and the food was fabulous. The wine pairings were excellent as well. Our waiter did a great job of finding out our likes and dislikes which allowed the chef to tailor the dishes to our tastes.All in all a wonderful experience.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite. New-fangled andExquisite. New-fangled and fresh takes, inspired menu, that like a great album, has no filler or fluff. Cool ambiance.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI just love this place! FoodI just love this place! Food is amazing, but we knew that coming in. What I liked the most was the ambiance - relaxed music, mix of the 80s and whatever else you can think of, yet elegant and charming place...
Will be going back for sure!2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the most fantasticWe had the most fantastic New Year's Eve !! The 5 course tasting menu was fantastic. Recette is our favorite west village restaurant12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM