Great food but poor sound system .
We arrived late and unfortunately our reservation had been cancelled. However, this was all right as my main purpose was to see my niece Mariya Mizuno sing in the lounge/bar area downstairs and she was on from 8:00 to 11:00 and we stayed for her whole set. The sound system was very very poor, with a greatdeal of reverberation from the low quality speakers provided. There was no blance to the sound quality, and my niece's singing voice was not adequately amplified, despite a new microphone bought at her expense. The food was excellent, particularly the tuna tartare and the Black sea bass, which I had. It was impossible to read the menu because of the lack of light[one small nightlight provided].
The waitress was not particularly helpful her
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was terrific, $1.00 happy
Food was terrific, $1.00 happy hour oysters was the start and they were great but everyone in our party enjoyed their dinners
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Vast picturesque space, yet
Vast picturesque space, yet tables a bit too close together -- odd paradox. Very good menu selections and wine choices. Very attentive service. Will be back to sample the raw bar.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
This deserves a try!
Millesime is a restaurant that deserves a try. The quality of the food is excellent and dishes are well prepared and nicely presented. The service was attentive and professional and the waiter's (Gordon's) recommendations for dishes we might not otherwise have tried were all great choices. The cod with Manila clams, jasmine rice, kefir lime and coconut is amazing! For meat lovers the steak frites is an excellent choice. As a first course the tuna tartar was perfect... great flavors, nicely presented... and if the server asks if you'd like him to mix the ingredients the answer is definitely yes. It won't be the same if the ingredients aren't combined.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
HI There, I'm a french
I'm a french foodie and cooker and I have appreciated the meals we have ordered.The plates were "appétissante" and were nicely arranged! However, I was very disappointed by the desert...A spongy cake , tasteless, with 3/4 pieces of strawberry on the top.
But I will recommend The Millésime as a good french restaurant!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
WAS VERY HAPPY WITH OUR DINNER.
WAS VERY HAPPY WITH OUR DINNER. WE SHARED THE 'GRILLED CAESAR SALAD' AND THE CHICKEN FOR TWO. THE CHICKEN WAS DELICIOUS. WE ATE LATE. WHEN WE JUST FINISHING DINNER, THE MUSIC STARTED AND WAS QUITE LOUD.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Place to bring a date
My wife and I enjoyed a great time ! We were greeted by the wonderful hostess Jeanine and we had a great server named Gordan great food and drinks a must place to go for a good eve out ! The lounge is also a great place with live music
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Most Enjoyable Evening
The staff was very accommodating, and with highly attentive service. We booked a reservation primarily to enjoy the live music with our dinner. Our waitress respected our request to linger over some wine before placing our dinner order. We were in the Salon and chose to order from Salon Menu, which had a diverse selection of light fare. Kudos to the chef for a delicious execution! When we mentioned to our waitress that the red wine seemed a bit chilled, and she confirmed that it resulted from the preservation system; HOWEVER, she found a room-temperature bottle that she set aside for us, which enabled us to REALLY enjoy the delicious wine! This was, indeed, a most enjoyable evening! The bluesy & rich voice of Ms Graff is exceptional!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best grilled Octopus ever, excellent Sea Bass, delicious Steak Au Poivre and some awesome Chocolate bread pudding. The fries in the cup is a cute idea, but they were terrific. Must be something the French do.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for oysters happy hour, oysters were so-so. The drinks were good. Waiter was very nice, great services.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cod is the chef's favorite dish, didn't disappoint. Service was wonderful and management was very attentive.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I do not typically write reviews, but Millesime deserves a special mention. The food was outstanding, particularly the marinated tuna appetizer. The service was right on and the space is open and comfortable. We will definitely return!.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is right in my neighborhood, so happy we tried it. Wonderful ambience, you'll feel like you are in Paris. Live music is great addition to dinner, food was fabulous but the best part -- you must order the raspberry soufflé! Will definitely return.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining under the dome
Summertime means that exuberant places such as Millesime quiet down, and become a relaxed rather than exuberant experience. I have always gone fish houses with trepidation if it is Monday, especially in Summer. No worries at Millesime because everything was tasty and fresh. Well prepared and presented. The setting is quite nice a great old building, updated where necessary, but plenty of beaux-arts charm, right down to the rare dry moat surrounding the building. Most of these buildings have them filled in and turned into street level shop entries.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes. Nice food indeed. Good service. Quiet lunch. Excellent choices.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Need I say more? Coupled with delicious food, this is an excellent brunch place. I got the Madame croque which was absolutely divine. Perfectly crusted with cheese and delicious ham on the inside. Served with eggs and a variety of pickled peppers which perfectly complement the sandwich.
I got the Tequila Apple punch which is a great fall drink. Apples,tequila,champagne and cinnamon. Refreshing with fall flavors-not too sweet, just the right amount of bite from the alcohol as well!
Will be back to try the other items on the menu!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, but not many options
I went to Millesime with my boyfriend and another friend for brunch, and overall I enjoyed the experience - the one problem I had was with lack of food options. I don't eat pork of any kind, and when I asked to get a dish without pork, the waiter told me that it was already made and I couldn't make any adjustments. There ended up being another option for me to eat on the brunch menu but I was shocked that a restaurant would pre-make something as simple as a croque-madame and not allow any adjustments for dietary and religious reasons. Aside from that one snafu, it was a good experience and the staff was attentive and very nice.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is worth the Trip
We stumbled into this place when we were guests at the hotel carlton. Loved it so much we stayed there again on our next visit and dined there again. This past trip to NY we stayed at another hotel but brought our friends to dine there. Wow, worth the trip again! Food, excellent service, and a beautiful spot.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Punch Brunch was great! The French Toast is a must. Very good service, don't feel pressured to leave after you're done with your food like some unlimited drink spots. Nice ambiance. Would definitely go back again!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Brunch place!
My friends and I had a great time there on Sunday. I had the best Benedict I've ever had in my life and the service was amazing. It was an affordable unlimited drinks brunch option without the typical craziness of a hole in the wall spot. The venue was very elegant, the staff courteous, and the music (live DJ) was amazing. We couldn't have asked for a better brunch experience and will definitely be returning.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Website showed restaurant as being more elegant with table cloths so selected it based on website images. Bistro atmosphere, barely anyone there, good food but NOT for special occasions. Server was delightful, pleasant, helpful and always with a smile.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very special place
Came here with my husband for a special occasion and the food, service and ambiance was amazing. If you have room for dessert try the strawberry pain perdu!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
no hype - just wonderful
The staff was aware of and responsive to my needs as stated in advance--to make a show time & celebrate our friend's birthday. Service was lovely. Food was amazing! Dining with us were 2 friends who are French foodies and they were blown away--the best Quenelle in NYC! Waygu beef was so tender it was creamy! I was there last year and had forgotten just how good this place is. I'll be back!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch with girls was awesome
The staff was amazing and the food was great, everyone loved it (my girls and I lived in the city forever so we are brunch lovers). The punch brunch was amazing, they did not stop refilling our drinks!!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice brunch at reasonable price
Located in Carlton Hotel the restauarnt offers a nice place for a comfortable and casual brunch or lunch on a Sunday afternoon. It is well worth the visit.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, but bare
The food was delicious. The wine recommendation was spot-on, but we were 1 of only 3 tables when we arrived and 1 of 2 when we left. Romantic, very good service, and the food was excellent, but the place did not feel happening.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Typical French Bistro food, but with a very nice staff who did a great job. The food is very good. My date had the poached Halibut and I the Wagyu Steak. Both were prepared perfectly as ordered. I started with some Maine oysters and she had the Butter Lettuce salad. Again, delicious. We ate early as we were pre-theater, so maybe the noise could be a problem, but at 6-7 on a Saturday night we were able to speak softly and be heard. A good spot if you are in the neighborhood!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went for lunch, which is
We went for lunch, which is served in the Salon. While the Salon is great at night for drinks, in the daytime the room is dark and not particularly inviting, but the the food and service were excellent. The ambiance in the restaurant upstairs, opened for dinner, is much nicer, yet it is sitting empty. Perhaps opening a section of the upstairs for lunch would make more sense??
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Punch Brunch at Millesime
I found out about this restaurant and their all-you-can-drink brunch special online. I decided to check it out.
Making reservations on OpenTable made everything simple for me. When I got to the restaurant, all the staff were welcoming and provided wonderful service. Their apple tequila punch and cranberry vodka punch were delicious. Egg benedict and blueberry french toast were amazing as well.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
All of the food was great, particularly the croissant dessert that we had with cereal milk ice cream. Tasted like french toast and was out of this world.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
price point too high
I thought the customer service and the ambiance were very nice. The food however was a let down for the price point. I got one of their signature steak dishes. I personally don't mind paying upwards of $40 for a piece of steak, that's pretty typical for your average half way decent restaurant. To be honest though, I've had better steak at Applebees. It was fatty and the taste when prepared well done was comparable to low cost supermarket steak. It was served over potatoes and caramelized onions with a french steak dipping sauce. All in all the dish was sub par, and fairly greasy. My girl friend had similar complaints about her dish. This should have been priced at $23 max vs. $40.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for Brunch, good
Great place for Brunch, good food and they keep the punch bowls coming. As well as do not rush you out.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was excellent and service was excellent. There when you needed with a big smile.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine food - Disappointing ambience
Dining room staff was attentive, however, also in a hurry to prepare for a large "private party" later that evening. The dining room was bright without ambience. What a shame, took away from the fine food.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Punch Brunch! YUM!
This restaurant was located in our hotel and the atmosphere immediately caught my attention! It is beautiful. Looks like a French Bistro and just exudes romance. What truly sold our drop in, was the Punch Brunch. A prix fix menu that offers unlimited alcohol, I was delighted when they served my punch in old fashioned pitcher....that kept coming! These were the real deal too! No watered down punch here! LOVE!
Good tip: They offer a $1.00 oyster Happy Hour too! We missed it, but I heard it's great!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very delicious. The service was decent. Everyone was very nice, they just didn't check-in with us often. The restaurant was empty so I didn't really see a reason for the lack of attention.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good to go
Great fresh fish; attentive service vibrant setting, exciting.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM