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About Degustation

Degustation presents a provocative menu of Iberian, French and American influenced cuisine in a dynamic yet intimate bar setting, with an open kitchen. The local market inspired menu pairs beautifully with the eclectic wine offering.

GUEST POP-UP: KAPPO JEWEL BAKO

Starting Thursday, October 19th through the holidays, Degustation is excited to announce that we are hosting a pop-up: Kappo Jewel Bako with Chef Nobu Ogura.

Kappo means to cut / to cook, utilizing traditional Japanese cooking methods.
The setting of Kappo is similar to a small sushi bar. Kappo style means sitting at the Chef’s counter and watching him prepare a multi-course set menu / omakase which can involve both raw and cooked, grilled, steamed, braised, and deep fried dishes - some simple, others more complex. Kappo falls somewhere between traditional Kaiseki cuisine and casual Izakaya style cuisine.

Please visit our website to view the menu. Thank you!

239 E. 5th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Spanish, French

Hours of Operation:


Dinner:

Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30am

Cross Street:
Between 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 979-1012

Website:
http://www.degustation-nyc.com/

Parking Details:
On street, metered parking.

Public Transit:
6 Train to Astor Place

Executive Chef:
Oscar Islas Diaz

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Late Night, Wine

Degustation Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

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Quiet

70% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Fit for Foodies (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Tapas (5)
Romantic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Cozy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Authentic (1)
Healthy (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 4 days ago

Nous avons recu un traitement royal. Qualité de la nourriture spectaculaire et service impeccable.
Thanks!! Merci!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service and a wonderfully creative menu - simple but such interesting compositions. The cheese with honey and walnuts was to die for as was the anchovy, manchego, onion marmalade and smoked oil! The quail was superb and the torrija lip smacking! Feel like an over stuffed aubergine now - but a happy one :)

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

In NYC on hols from UK. This place was recommended in one of our tour guides. Booked a table for 8pm Tues night. Wasn't that busy when we arrived but was getting busier by time we left. Ordered the tasting menu for $85. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, all courses were tasty, well cooked and well presented. Wine was also delicious. Service was excellent and we loved watching the chefs prepare our food right in front of us. I would recommend Degustation if you fancy something a bit different!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

This restaurant is highly recommended. We had the food and wine pairing option, it was perfect. The food was amazing and the wine was perfectly paired. The service was impeccable, they were right on point as to when to serve each course to us. The workers paid close attention on how quickly/slower we wanted to dine. The flavor of each wine opened up as you ate each course. I look forward to going back there.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

They would not bend to food allergies where in the past they did. We have been there in the past and it was fun and the chef was engaging. This time they had a bad attitude, couldn't wait to leave. The portion sizes were very small.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

So wonderful. Thank you for being consistently good and exceptional. Our birthday celebration was very thoughtful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I was extremely disappointed with the level of cooking. My wife and I ordered the chef tasting menu. The first couple of courses were ok (nothing bad but not great either) but the trouble started with the halibut. It was extremely overcooked and dry. I should have returned it but let it be as I didn't think it would be a trend. When I received my seared meat it was cold so I returned it immediately. Dessert was over cooked and gummy and was barely touched. It was clear the two people prepping that night had no idea what they were doing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Really really good food and service. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was very good, but it seemed relatively expensive with particularly small portions. Seemed like you'd have to spend an extreme amount of money to get a full dinner.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 14, 2017

This is one of my very favorite restaurants. The food is wonderful and creative, the service is wonderful. I love watching the care that the chef puts into every plate.
I am so sad to hear that they are changing the style of food and I will no longer be able to enjoy the creations of this wonderful chef.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Restaurant management didn't have the foresight to plan ahead for what would be a crowded Friday night. The menu looks like it's designed for foodies but the actual execution lacks any flavor. Finally, the waitress insisted when we ordered the lamb chops that they would come out rare (which we welcomed) but instead they came out medium well. Definitely not what this place used to be known for. Save your money for better places in the east village.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Would not return ever again. When we got there the chefs were talking and didn't even say hello. The one chef was on his phone right in front of us and then touched the food with his dirty hands. My husband asked him to please wash his hands and respectively so he did but we had to say something for him to do so. The food was just okay and the wine pairing was just okay as well, cheap wines for the price. We let the waitress know that we had to leave by 915 for a show and she said no problem but 915 rolled around and we still had two meal dishes to go and the stove broke down so we didn't get to our two last dishes. We spoke with the owner and said we had to go, he refunded us a little money ($50) back but the bill was over $200+ and we left hungry and dissatisfied. We will never return. The food quality is low, place is decent and service okay too but for the price we wouldn't eat here ever again. Not worth it at all, go elsewhere and spend the money you won't regret it. I guarantee you'll be happier with another restaurant, this is not true farm to table for a chefs table option. Just a few dishes thrown together and very very okay.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was my first experience at an "experimental" cuisine restaurant for my friend's birthday. I'm a picky eater but everything was well seasoned and delicious. They weren't serving freakish foods you would find on Bizarre Foods lol. The portions are small- tapas like. It is a very small and intimate setting. Overall, i enjoyed my dining experience and would visit again.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Tapas, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Very good service!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 28, 2017

An eclectic tasting menu, great flavor combinations take you off the beaten path. Twice visited and spot-on each time with some new, some old, some classic, some exotic, all delicious. Try a wine from Uruguay with the menu. And it's an absolute bargain in New York for a tasting menu...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We used to come many times years ago after they first opened. This gem used to be very difficult to secure a reservation unless booked weeks in advance. The food, service and wine list have always been excellent. The staff is well-trained, the attention to detail has always impressed me. We came this time to celebrate my birthday, but we are now considering to frequent it more often. Their wine list is very well selected and well-priced, which truly makes this restaurant a great value as well!! LOVE IT!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Love the food! Expensive considering the food portion is so small

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

It is a quiet place, good food but a little expensive for what it is.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on July 3, 2017

A delicious tasting menu, inventive and varied, decent value at $85 for 7 courses. Fun to sit side by side at the counter in quite a dark atmospheric tiny little restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 27, 2017

DELISH will Dec be back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Fun restaurant with creative menu. The food was refined and delicious. Better for couples than groups because of seating configuration. Super attentive service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Degustation's tasting menu was well-rounded and creative. All hits, no misses, and a few surprises. If you're into interesting beer, the all Japanese beer menu is superb.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Our dinner here was shockingly bad. We did the tasting menu and everything but one dish was cooked poorly. It was weird and hugely disappointing considering the cost of the meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

The food has French and Spanish influences.well flavored and beautifully presented. Seven courses given in small portions but enough to satisfy anyone. Service is attentive and helpful.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We have been here several times but have not been back in a couple years. Still great. A good spot for foodies

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

My fourth visit ... One enters a small, well appointed room with a chef- bar style U shaped seatng configuration awaits. My friend and I watch knowledgeable gastronom wizards adroitly concoct the most cleverly designed dishes. ...we shared five plates, each offering a flavorful surprise. Degustation is a gem....not to be missed by the adventurous palate!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

This was our second visit and we have been insanely impressed each time. I think the tasting menu is one of the best meals I have ever had. The service is on-point in all aspects. We continuously recommend Degustation to others.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Two chefs prepare food while surrounded by us sitting at the bar. They have all ingridients in boxes lining up on the bar, so you can see how the chef prepare your dish.
All dishes are in small portion, so if time allows, get the tasting menu.
The seating is a little bit tight, so the table can be crowded after ordering 3 dishes. But each dish's presentation is very well done.
Great for a date or predrink food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tapas, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

OUTSTANDING - CREATIVE - DELICIOUS. GREAT PLACE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. AN EXPERIENCE.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

For was delicious and like the service was perfectly executed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Taste great but food portion was too small and expensive for that price. Specially cheese plate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2017

I had the chef's tasting. I have gotten it many times, when it was 10 course and 8 course, this new 7 course portions are way too small. But the food was absolutely delicious and amazing! Too bad I was still hungry!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Can't say enough good things about this place. I've done the tasting menu on a number of occasions and it never disappoints. If you are looking for a unique, small, out of the way venue that punches way above its weight class in terms of food, service and overall experience then you need to experience Degustation.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It's always a great experience at Degustation. I am a frequent diner here and the staff has always greeted me so well. Oscar the chef always welcomes me with a smile and recommends the best dishes of the night! I've never had a bad experience here.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We had the asparagus, octopus, bass, lobster, lamb, and the duck.

With the exception of the lobster (the sauce was a bit to buttery for my taste) everything else was exquisite. The asparagus and the duck were fantastic.

We also had the french toast for desert. It is like creme bulee but the texture inside is very soft and chewy. Delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (London)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Degustation is definitely firing on all cylinders. An amazing tasting menu and excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Came here not knowing what to expect. The service is a bit slow, but its a course menu so thats reasonable. The plating was great, and of course, the food was delicious. At the end, they even offered to plate the Lady M cakes I had brought for an additional dessert. Wonderful staff.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Wonderful tasting menu. Still the best deal in town. Incredible flavor pairings in each dish on the tasting menu. Innovative, inventive, sensational.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Everything was amazing from seating until the last bite. Service was knowledgeable on all dishes and helpful for wine selection, especially considering I'm an industry guy and usually just go for the well whiskey and a beer. Plates looked amazing. The French toast dessert and the scallop really stood out as 2 of my favorite dishes, but don't get me wrong... Every dish was exceptional. The scallop was perfectly cooked, well seasoned, and was accompanied perfectly with sauces and garnish. Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The food was perfectly balanced and the artistry behind it was impressive. However, maybe it was my mood that night, but I felt the food was a little too balanced, if that makes any sense at all. I guess I felt that despite the great dishes and I appreciated the effort behind it, I still felt wanting for more.... Substance? .... But the foie gras with the cauliflower ice cream was Amazing!

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