I just love this place! Food
I 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!
2/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exquisite. New-fangled and
Exquisite. New-fangled and fresh takes, inspired menu, that like a great album, has no filler or fluff. Cool ambiance.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I both ordered
My 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.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent restaurant, must
Excellent restaurant, must try the PB & J pain perdu!!!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food--5-course tasting
The 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"?
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food but you're jammed
Great food but you're jammed in like a sardine! The wait staff is hassled and they often seem overwhelmed - for the money you're paying, a little more courtesy and helpfulness would be in order!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited twice in the last
We visited twice in the last week. The food is outstanding, and the room charming and convivial. The service can be perfunctory--there sometimes is an air of superiority on the part of the waitstaff, unlike the people at the door who are pleasant and welcoming. On our most recent visit, Thursday the 17th, we were given the bill before being asked if we would like coffee or tea.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food $ Service, Expens Wine
Marinated 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 Quick
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Live in the hood and decided
Live 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.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just consistently the best
Just consistently the best food in the west village and maybe beyond....inventive and always delicious...impeccable service....do not miss this extraordinary dining experience.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite meal of the year-again
Consistently outstanding food that keeps us coming back - for special occasions, with clients or when we just want a thoughtful, carefully crafted meal.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Miracle
I 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
incredible food/wine and service--o
incredible food/wine and service--overall great gastronomic experience in a convivial setting--We love this place
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
If the chef of this restaurant
If the chef of this restaurant can beat Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, this place is good for me. Try the buffalo sweetbreads!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Probably my fifth vista here. The food is always good and def not "cookie-cutter". Try the Cod Fritters appetizer!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent night out
The food and service were excellent. The waiter knowledgeable and attentive, we ordered the set menu of 5 courses and our only concern was the food came so fast. Another patron spilled wine on me and they responded with complimentary champagne at the end of our meal. We would recommend to friends and go back ourselves.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food but very pricey
Delicious pastas, seafood, pork belly. But a little too pricey
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
unique is what we seek
And we found unique at Recette! A very different experience from our usual dining outings in south Georgia. Food was delicious
and so fun to eat!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food but poor A/C
We had a delicious meal -- as always -- but it was just too hot to really enjoy ourselves. I'm going to have to wait for a cooler evening before I can return.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a really hard time choosing because we wanted almost everything. Went for the Summer Supper special and were told portions were even smaller than the usual small plate size and as the meal commenced we thought we might need to order more food, but we ended up leaving more than satiated as some of the food was rich. Pork belly one of the best versions I've had. Everything beautifully presented as well as delicious. I'll be back.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter and I dined together
My daughter and I dined together on Thursday eve. Dinner was mostly delicious, as I had expected it to be. We loved everything we ordered (the hamachi was wonderful, the bone marrow toast delicious but embarrassingly tiny! The arctic char and pork belly also wonderful!) with one exception. We ordered the beef carpaccio which we both felt was very disappointing. The flavor of the beef was totally obscured by the burrata that was served underneath it. Instead of enjoying the creamy consistency of the burrata, which I usually adore, this dish tasted like a weird version of lox and cream cheese! I do think that the plate of three tiny toasts with bone marrow needs to be enlarged. This dish felt absurdly stingy.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and good ambience
The pork belly and fois gras social were delicious. The mascarpone mousse was one of the best desserts I have had. Although the air conditioning was cranked too high, the spot is great for date night and for foodies.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious surprises, long waits
We had a reservation for 8 pm, but weren't seated until 9:15. We waited at the bar and were given some yummy alcobevs to sate us for the time being, but it didn't make up for changing the itinerary for the rest of the night. Beyond that, the food was delicious- we got the 10 plate tasting menu. They don't lie about how delicious the Smores dish is.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome meal. Great atmosphere
Awesome meal. Great atmosphere and delicious food. Highly recommend!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just the right balance of informal setting, smooth and friendly service and serious food. One of the most creative kitchens in New York. Super consistent and always exciting. Get the tasting menu. On our most recent visit, it built perfectly from hamachi crudo with harissa foam (a beautifully balanced, true amuse) to a great riff on smores with just a touch of heat in the chocolate. Recette is really a treat!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little pretentious
Resturant is charming enough, but only when not very well occupied. When the crowds come in, they're is little room to do anything, and the room becomes very noisy. Service was terribly understaffed, which though tolerable with few diners, became tedious when restaurant filled up. The food is quite good but the portions minuscule, and the composition of the menu is not user friendly.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
They honored our request for
They honored our request for a quiet table! that was great
interesting food - we didnt have the tasting menu which would have probably been less expensive and at $75 a bargain. but it was fun.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food but major attitude from w
If you like s portions but tasty then it s a good spot but if you like to talk with your friends then you ll have to talk louder then the Scorpions,Nirvana,etc that "inspire the chef" .A waiter is a waiter, a good one will follow the art form of serve from the right, gently putting down your plates in front of you and making sure you understand the description of your plate.We all noticed how our plates where passed from the left, in front of our faces, thrown on the table.(same with the wine) Wine list was good but would of been better if they had 2 bottles of the same wine... We spent close to 800.00
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
this charming small place
this charming small place has exquisite food and a marvelous wine list coupled with attentive and professional service. the only drawback is the noise level which borders on a frat bar at times making conversation difficult. Go later in the evening when the noise level diminishes.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to NY for a mother-daughters trip and wanted them to have a tasting menu dining experience with out paying a fortune for it. We came to Recette, they have 3 tasting menu options, prices are VERY fare, food was outstanding and our server was on top of every detail. It was a wonderful experience for the 3 of us and one if the best dinners I've had.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined at Recette on Thursday after having not been there in at least 6 months and was greeted with such a warm welcome back, lovely glasses of champagne and many special treats. Great food and wine. Diminutive but very comfortable room. Won't wait another 6 months this time.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful tasting menu
Had 5 wonderful courses each presented perfectly and all absolutely delicious!
would highly recommend the tasting menu for anyone and feel wonderful just thinking about our fabulous dining experience.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superlative food without pretense
Thoughtfully conceived dishes, exceptionally prepared, in an unpretentious setting. The sea scallops and pork belly were especially delicious. Great service, but if you think refined service is a prerequisite of fine dining, recette might not be for you. Personally, I found it refreshing. Will definitely be back.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stellar as it is 99% of the time. Jesse and his crew are seasoned, super-talented professionals. Amazing, high-concept, sophisticated, delectable dining in a cool, local, small-ish neighborhood setting. Attentive, but balanced/discreet service. I love the bar, small but a great view into the tiny kitchen with an upfront view witnessing culinary artistry in the works. I love/adore this place.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice and loud
Excellent food but à bit noisy. For à group of Friends it's perfect! Also nice that the chef was present and chatty
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chefs taste menu 04/10/13
We visited Recette celebrate our 10th anniversary. We ordered the five course tasting menu with wine pairings. All courses were very well prepared, with excellent tastes and well balanced with the wines. Especially the Clam Chowder was extraordinary.
The service was good and fast, almost too fast in the beginning. The staff seemed to take pride in doing their best to please their customers, not just doing their job. The place is cosy, even though the music was quite loud.
A really nice touch was that we were served an extra dessert, free of charge since it was our anniversary.
Overall, this was among my best restaurant experiences and it is close to a 5 grade. Prices are rather high, but Recette delivers the expected quality and more!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal here everything
We had a great meal here everything was outstanding
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a special occasion dinner and the restaurant did not disappoint. The 7-course chef tasting menu was spectacular, the cocktails and wine were superb and the service was exemplary. The chef expertly navigated my dietary restriction (Celiac) with his menu choices and I was extremely impressed with the knowledgeable staff. We had a wonderful time!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tables were so packed together
Tables were so packed together that I was thrust into the conversation at the next table.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recette is a must upon visiting NY
Recette was probably the best restaurant I've ever had dinner at. Amazing food, the 5-course tasting menu was superb! The service was also excellent, they accommodated the tasting menu to our food preferences. Great relaxed ambiance too in a cosy setting. Don'tmiss out on the opportunity of having dinner at Recette if you are given the chance!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious (pricey) tasting menu...
We had the tasting menu and added the white truffle dish with pasta. It was delicious, although not too abundant on the food quantity. We ended up paying over 200$ each for the 5 course tasting and a glass of wine.
Food was really good, and ambience is cozy.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was incredible and
Service was incredible and the food followed suit. Very intimate personal venue with impeccable service that makes you feel at ease. The waiter advised us on the menu because he takes pride in what he serves. Really special experience
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch was really good (had the French toast). Looking forward to trying it for dinner sometime.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving Prix Fixe
Our daughter has just moved to Brooklyn so we joined her and our other daughter for the Holiday with plans to cook in her apartment. It quickly dawned on us that having to buy a bunch of pans and utensils as well as the food was going to be a pain so we scrambled at the last minute to make reservations. We always stay in the West Village when in NYC and knew about Recette. So glad we snagged a table. Absolutely terrific 4-course prix fixe for Thanksgiving. Very intimate (ie crowded) space with the servers doing a great job of pirouetting the plates and bottles. Highly recommend this restaurant!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM