The parsnip puree soup was
The parsnip puree soup was OK-the Dover Sole was excellent.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love this restaurant. The
We love this restaurant. The food is fabulous and the service is attentive, but not obtrusive. We've enjoyed every dish, but their dover sole is one of the best we've ever had. Our only regret is that they're not open on Saturday nights. We'll be back time and again. Thank you for a great dining experience.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent restaurant. Have
Excellent restaurant. Have been there previously. Great food. The only drawback is the noise level. Very high. Too high. If you don't mind that, try it out for sure.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
READING AND RESTAURANT
Thanks to novelist, Stuart Woods, I learned about Aretsky’s Patroon, on East 46th Street. It’s the latest favorite of his main characters, and I can understand why. Ken Aretsky went from table to table to welcome his guests. The hostesses and waitstaff were equally hospitable. Where we lunched was comfortable; but it was my first time there, and I didn’t “get” the décor of some of the rooms. The food, such as my prosciutto avocado toast, was nicely presented, tasty and in some cases, like my chicken curry, special. The coffee was surprisingly good and the oozing molten chocolate cake – to die for. The restaurant was festive but not too loud, and it didn't fall into that annoying business lunch mediocrity as do many midtown restaurants.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
always great food and really
always great food and really nice friendly atmosphere-- they try hard and they succeed!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best meals in NYC. Perfect food and location
Elegant attention to detail and service
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a delight for business or pleasure. Clubby but not stuffy and creates a good looking room and perfect food. Bring wallet or someone with one.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
My wife and I were in town and decided to give this place a try. Food was very good, I had a steak and she a lobsters. The asparagus was amazing. We benefited from it being memorial day weekend as the city was very quiet as so was the restaurant.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Patroon- Always a homerun
Patroon is consistently FANTASTIC! From the moment you walk through the door you feel like you're the hosts top priority. You are seated in a vibrant dining room with the who's who of Manhattan. Not only is the food impeccable, the wine list is incredible and the ambiance is energetic. Always always a wonderful meal.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant in Midtown East
I've been here several time and I'm always impressed by the consistency of its outstanding standards. Everything is just perfect here, since the welcoming area, the ambience, the courtesy of service, the umparalleled quality of good, the wine list...the terrace where to sip a drink while waiting. Absolutely worth the money which is unusual for Manhattan. Just fabulous.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience-
Excellent dining experience- food superb, service , ambience !!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great find in this
What a great find in this neighborhood where there seems to be only cheap eats. I was entertaining a client who works in the Graybar building . I found this via the reviews on Open Table. Neither of us knew of the restaurant and both were duly impressed. I was immediately impressed by the service as I was greeted by everyone upon arrival and constantly asked if everything was ok. Also we were never rushed as we took a long time to order since we had a lot to catch up on. I will certainly return.
I loved the décor and just can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this restaurant.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good restaurant for a
Very good restaurant for a business lunch. Food was very good and service was outstanding. A bit pricey though...
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Somehow, I hadn't been to Patroon in about a decade. It hasn't changed much: First-class grub in an excellent setting with great service at full East Side prices. We split a chopped summer salad, had entrees of filet mignon and arctic char, dessert of caramel mousse washed down with a Langedoc red. Salad was better than average, kind of meaty. Steak was butter soft, wrapped in bacon for extra flavor and juiciness. Char came in a tasty broth on top of bok choy, full of flavor and the serving was generous. Mousse/ice cream combo was perfect sweet ending. Wine was sommelier's suggestion for somethiing that went with both entrees, worked very well. At $145 was one of the cheaper options on the list. Tab came to $291 pre-tip, ouchy but worth it.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fabulous and service was fantastic. What else does one need to say? Staff was extremely attentive. Our party of 5 all had delicious meals and the desserts were over the top incredible. Oh yes, LOVED the lobster!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Handy to our offices and thus
Handy to our offices and thus becoming a neighbourhood hangout. Charming staff and a lovely upstairs patio for summertime drinks.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was outstanding
The service was outstanding and the the food was very ggreat. The owner wasd spoke with us. This added a nice touch and gave us an opportunity to tell him both goods and bads.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
private mens club
ELEGANT, FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL,
FELT LIKE A PRIVATE CLUB -(MOSTLY MEN)
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for restaurant week and
Went for restaurant week and they didn't skimp on the portions! Food was delicious!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service,Waitstaff very knowledgable and competent. Hostess was very cordial and sat us immediately. Highly recommend.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Few disappointments here
One of the better choices in Midtown for a business lunch or dinner
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience!
The food was wonderful with great service. Seasonal menu with very fresh ingredients! Highly recommended!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual elegance - dining excellence
My wife and I enjoyed an evening out here with a really good steak, a nice fish and a bottle of Champagne. Everything was delicious, from the Caesar salad prepared fresh by the table to their over- the- top take on an ic cream sundae for dessert. We especially thought the side order o Vidalia onion rings were perhaps the best we'd ever had. We will definitely be back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable service and fabulous
Impeccable service and fabulous food. Beautiful presentation. Noise level was a bit loud, but not unbearable. Definitely a good choice for a business dinner or "nice" dinner out in the city.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a little salty
I enjoy eating at Patroon. My last visit was pleasant. We dined on the rooftop. I usually get the same dish but this time opted for the shepards pie but it was very salty.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite a fun and inviting setting for an excellent lunch
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ken Aretsky at his best
Patroon has a lot of great qualities: the food, the atmosphere, the great wine list. But Ken Aretsky is a smart businessman so he made sure his patrons would have a wonderful experience the minute he hired Stephan -- his head man on the floor. He makes everyone feel comfortable and at home -- a rare find these days in NYC.
This restaurant is classic New York. 5 stars
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a wonderful meal
Great spot to have a meal with friends and business associates. The service and food is always wonderful.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent experience, Patroon
Excellent experience, Patroon continues to deliver the goods.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both the food and the service
Both the food and the service were outstanding. I waited at the bar for my friend to arrive and received attentive and courteous service. The food selection was great, and offered just the right level of variety. The preparation and presentation was exceptional and our waitress was extremely courteous and attentive. I would certainly return.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Elegant Little Restaurant
Very cute and quaint, lovely, light and delicate flavors in the food options. Excellent wine and spirits list!
Loved it! They have a patio in the summer on the 3rd floor...want to come back and experience it!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recent lunch at Patroon
Excellent spot for lunch.
Great food and excellent service.
A mostly business crowd. Very efficient operation.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a very upscale lunch experience where you can actually hear the conversation. The service is excellent, the owner even stopped by our table.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, but shockingly expensive!
Even by New York standards, the prices here were way over the score. Open Table should list it at $$$$, not $$$. I ordered a salad and an entree, and the bill was more than $60. The baby lettuce salad was forgettable. The grilled halibut was very good, as was the service. Everything's a là carte, and apparently the vegetable portions are very large, designed for sharing. This is probably a great place to take a group, on a generous expense account, or for a special occasion, but compared with the other excellent offerings nearby, the prices were just way out of line. (There was a lobster special that night: appetizer $75, entree $125.)
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for Business Dinner
Great quiet environment to discuss business and food was sumptuous
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM