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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.
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New York, NY 10003
Global, International, Spanish, French
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30am
Between 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On street, metered parking.
6 Train to Astor Place
Oscar Islas Diaz
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Late Night, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
New Year's Eve at Degustation
Degustation will offer an Eight Course Tasting Menu for 150.00 with an optional Wine Pairing at 75.00 each. We will just require a credit card number to hold the reservation. Reservations cancelled less than 36 hours in advance will be charged 50.00 per seat.
Degustation Ratings and Reviews
The food here is excellent ! A very romantic spot for a nice date or special occasion. There’s only about 16 seats total, centered around the cooking area, which adds to the ambiance giving it a super special feel. For the food, setting, and atmosphere I thought it was reasonably priced compared to other fine dining experiences (if you don’t order the pre fix menu, which is $85 per person). My boyfriend and I ordered a la carte and shared everything and were completely full by the end. Take my advice and get their famous dessert, which is a sort of fancy creme brûlée French toast. Honestly one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten.
We did the tasting menu. The service was fine, but could have been more attentive. The food was fine, but the only course that really impressed us was the fried oyster "taco" with croquette, which I do highly recommend. Our main courses were the least impressive of the whole meal. We did choose a relatively cheap wine, but even with low expectations, it disappointed. The decor looks a bit like a cheap sushi joint, and indeed the restaurant is part of a sushi place. I was hoping for a much better experience for our special occasion.
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 :)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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