Beautiful spot and great service! We enjoyed relaxing on the patio and then dining inside the restaurant. Very elegant place.
This is one of our favorite places to go when celebrating a special occasion. The food is always seasonal, fresh with really unique takes on traditional dishes from the chef, lots of organic choices. The only criticisms we might have is the restaurant can get a little loud, which can cut down on the “romantic” aspects—and the lighting is so dim we have trouble seeing the menu and our food!
The service at Ninety Acres is OUTSTANDING! Every single person from the host to the wait staff are organized, friendly and on top of their game. They make you feel welcome and special. So thank you for that experience. What we thought was not on par with the high prices was the food. Portions are huge, they can be smaller. But overall the taste did not blow us away. When you are paying $100 per person, the food better step up and be a wow. The vegetarian options need to get better. Offer a veggie pasta for instance. The ambience is beautiful, but overall its too expensive. So I dont think I will be coming back. There are better restaurants in NYC that cost less and have more delicious food. Sorry. I would have rated 3 stars if just for food, but extra star is for service.
Food was very good but for the cost I wasn’t overly impressed.
I really enjoyed the ambience, and the waitress was very nice and attentive. I will come back again.
Not So Much
Ninety Acres came highly recommended and when we arrived we were pleasantly surprised by the menu and the extensive wine list. From then on...not so much.
The main issue at Ninety Acres seems to be a lack of communication. We had three staff assigned to us so we initially expected that we'd be catered to...not so much.
We were mostly ignored save for an occasional "I assume everything's okay". When we asked questions the answers were not helpful. Did we ask many more? Not so much.
The "sommelier" wasn't knowledgeable: we suspect that she was not really a sommelier but rather a server pressed into a wine role. Because we ate the pre-fixe menu we had six different dishes all begging for different wine. We got zero help. We eventually decided to make some decisions ourselves after waiting 30 minutes for the 'sommelier'. We told one of our servers who seemed surprised that we didn't want to wait for the sommelier even though we were on our third course. Sparkling wine was provided but we assumed it was gratis given the mix-up in communication...not so much.
We got our fifth course--a rib-eye--before our sixth course--a suckling pig. The pig was almost tasteless at that point although we are sure it was well prepared. Did they get the ordering of the courses correct? Not so much.
We ate the rib-eye without red wine. The 'sommelier' then said that she didn't realize we wanted the red with the red meat! We tried to give her the benefit of the doubt throughout the meal but at that point...not so much.
We were hoping for a nice farm-to-table meal. We got...not so much.
The only thing was was too much was the price: $287 for lousy service. (And that was because we found a drinkable wine for $25...no thanks to the 'sommelier'.)
Would we recommend Ninety Acres...
you know the answer at this point.
I had the fish and chips. The fish was fall apart tender so a bit hard to pick up.
The chips were regular ole fries. I thought perhaps a home made version would have been more appropriate since I was paying $25 for the dish. Also, a slaw of some kind would have been nice with it.
We had a 7:30pm reservation for four to celebrate three birthdays. We were promptly seated, and our wait staff team came by about ten minutes later. Water and bread arrived, and the wait staff came back 15 minutes later. Ordered martinis, and they were room temp. We ordered the prix fixe, which was 3 dishes for $75. Sadly the portions were meager. For example, the scallops and pork belly consisted of two small scallops and a tiny cut of pork belly. To top it off, it arrived cold. The entree I ordered was the rack of lamb. This was 2 single chops, and a bit of the other parts of the dish. The best line was when we asked where the rest of the rack was, we were told that "everyone knows that the prix fixe portions are smaller." They were nice enough to bring out 2 more chops. Finally, the entrees were not served till after 10:00pm. The excuse we were offered was that the kitchen was very busy. That was the delay. So, it was the consensus at the table that we will not likely make a special trip to ninety acres to celebrate any events.
We have made this an annual birthday treat with friends and each year the experience improves.
Not sure what happened to this restaurant. Was there 1 year ago and both the food and service were excellent. This visit was the complete opposite. My wife and I both sent back our appetizers (salads) because they were inedible. My wife's scallops were excellent but the sides were mediocre. My steak was just ok....nothing special and certainly not worth the price. The service was totally inattentive. On our way out we shared our experience with Jose Prado (restaurant manager). He was very apologetic and nice enough to make a generous adjustment to the check. That was appreciated but by then the damage was already done.
Beautiful place! Top notch service and excellent food. Must go! We will be back!
We used to love it here but for the second time in a row I ordered three dishes that did not equal $75 like the price fixed menu... I was charged $75 anyway not coming back
What a great find! An amazing place to celebrate with my family. The food was spectacular and they accommodated my every allergy. The décor was spot on and even the lighting perfect- as well as the outstanding service from start to finish. Definitely making this our new go-to place!
“Underwhelming!” Food should be stellar but was not. The last couple of times I’ve dined here I’ve felt the same. Pretty place, we had excellent service but the meal....especially considering the price, really isn’t all that great.
Everything about Ninety Acres is special--from the wine list to the setting and everything in between. You can't miss if you are planning a special night out or even just stopping in for wine and cheese in the lounge. The service is top notch and the farm to table selections are plenty. Be sure to visit at least once during the fall when the trees are spectacular! We will visit again soon.
Great. As usual
The restaurant as a whole is beautiful, however for a dining experience, i found it uncomfortably dark. The food was good, not great. My salad had overly salty bites and the mushroom pizza had prosciutto that was inedible. The burger contains so much grease it explodes at first bite.
Absolutely delicious meal with impeccable service! Our go to place for a special occasion.
Overall, food was okay as I had higher expectations. Some of the flavors didn’t jive as well as I would’ve thought in terms of the sauces that accompanied the dish. But for a last minute date night, it accomplished the ambience that was needed for that.
Very nice place to go for a special occasion.
I’ve come to expect more from Ninety Acres. Nothing was returnable but it just didn’t wow us overall.
The prosciutto platter we started off with was amazing. It was rather hum drum from there. Octopus was mediocre. A bit overcooked and the octopus felt hidden inside the other elements. It should stand out and be the focus.
Other apps included the fried egg which was good, steak tartare which felt buried under a mound of potato sticks and the foie which was generously portioned but not well paired with other elements on the dish.
The dry aged ribeye had zero seasoning. Even my wife who thinks everything is salty commented that it needed some salt.
Sides were uninspired. Over whipped mashed potatoes, unremarkable Mac and cheese and flat Brussels sprouts with no char or crisp to them.
The sourdough was to die for. I could have just had the prosciutto, some bread and the beignets and saved a lot of money and been happy.
The beignets were very good.
If your looking for a quiet private table ,forget it. We were seated by the bar in the middle of all the traffic and people. I was expecting a romantic more private table. Once I could get passed all that. A lot of the servers were very hard to understand and they talked fast. The wine was very expensive a half a bottle ,one of the cheapest was $57.00 . I must say the wine was delicious and the food outstanding. I had organic Ocean trout, cauliflower with Brussel sprouts and parsnips. My friend had their special fried chicken and mash potatoes and gravy. The food again was perfect. Dessert we got vanilla ice cream with Carmel, whip cream and shortbread crumbles. Oh yummy. It was a delicious expensive dinner. Since it was a special occasion it was okay. Go in the daylight to see the grounds, they are beautiful,a mansion and the story of Mrs. Macy and her husband on a post tells the whole interesting story.
Birthday dinner. Fantastic!!
I could go on and on about how perfect my dining experience was. 12/10 on point for how spectacular everthing was!
Arrived at 745 for a 830 reservation-- asked if possible to seat us earlier. Waited in bar area --asked at 830 if a table was ready--saw several other tables get seated. Finally at 845 asked again--at 850 finally got a seat. Wait staff was very attentive, but hostess was clueless.
I made a reservation for two and requested a private room. The reservation was confirmed as requested. When my wife and I arrived, we were told we couldn’t have a private room. The table next to us was loud and obnoxious. The servers’ ratings were at best mediocre. That was the first time we had that kind of service. Usually in the past we had great experiences.
Ninety Acres was more casual than I expected, but happily so. The menu was also unexpected with an eclectic variety of choices. I had black bass and my husband had fried chicken! Our dinners were very well prepared and the service was outstanding. Not sure I would rush there again because the menu choices were limited for the kind of foods that we prefer. It is for a change of pace dining.
Excellent. Food was outstanding and service professional
Always a good choice especially for a special occasion. The restaurant is beautiful although I think some of the tables could use some TLC (maybe table clothes would cozy it up a bit) . Food was outstanding but wine list a little pricey ( not enough midrange wines for the average diner). Service although very pleasant and well done food was very slow to come out.
Excellent. Really enjoyed the meal and experience. Will will definitely be back.
We decided to splurge on the BMF tasting menu with the wine pairings, since we came for a birthday celebration. WOW. What a fantastic experience from start to finish. We went at 4:30 on a Sunday so it wasn't crowded and we had excellent/ efficient service. The chef personally delivering each course was a special added touch. Each course was better than the next. A great variety of foods that were all excellent. We are not dessert people normally but wow did we love the black sesame "ice cream" - so odd but so delicious!! This is a very pricey experience - but worth it for a special celebration (especially for a real foodie/ chef). The grounds, the "mansion", the ambience, the service and the food all get a perfect 10 from this happy group. I was wary after reading some negative reviews but I am so thrilled we came and splurged on the BMF experience. Just do it!
I had an excellent dining experience. The only thing that was somewhat bothersome was the fact that you can see the TV over the bar area in the main dining room. When I go out for a fine dining experience I really don't want to watch TV, it was a little distracting and I was there to celebrate my husbands birthday.
“Thank you very much for booking such a nice restaurant. Foods, wines, staffs, atmosphere…everything was good!” Your Japanese Colleagues.
Ninety Acres is a lovely restaurant with an interesting, delicious menu in an absolutely beautiful physical setting. The drive up to the restaurant through the grounds of Natirar is gorgeous and the views from the restaurant are terrific. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
This restaurant was a perfect place for a romantic birthday dinner. The staff treated us wonderfully. The food was delicious. Great menu if you like very good food. Will visit again.
Pricey but outstanding food and a great atmosphere. Probably more special occasion than everyday dining.
My guest and I were taken care of very well. The Ambiance was spectacular. Driving up to the restaurant was a pleasure as it was remote and out of the way arriving at the restaurant, my guest and I were promptly greeted taken care of and seated.
The wait staff were exceptional every need was met and so much more.
The food needs no description as it was without words the best meal you will ever have.
First time there...food was outstanding...service was impeccable!