701West

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Contemporary American
701West is chef and restaurateur John Fraser's signature fine-dining restaurant. Located on the 11th floor of The Times Square EDITION, it’s split into two settings. In the Blue Room, Fraser’s three-course prix fixe menu is created with the extensive wine list in mind, each dish thoughtfully conceived to pair with a collection of over 600 bottles. In the Green Room, guests can make reservations for meticulously crafted cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

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w
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative cuisine, exquisite service in a beautiful setting. A romantic room, ideal for special occasions. Should be on every foodie's must eat list.

j
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not easy to find by the address
Then elevator doesn’t go directly to the restaurant
Little tricky
Gorgeous room
They push price fix which I don’t do
Otherwise food yummy

QG
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy, impeccable service, delicious food, and overall a lovely place to have a family dinner before a Broadway show.

L
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a magical meal
And not at all what one would expect in the heart of Times Square! The room is beautiful and the food and service were spectacular. The roasted asparagus in cedar was life-changing. We can’t wait to return soon!

J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very modern restaurant and accommodating to dietary needs.

JL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!! From start to finish...the amount of detail and effort they goto for their customers and food is exceptional. The place is beautiful and wonderfully designed.

Definitely will be returning.

SW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner with creative and delicious food. Attentive and excellent service.

j
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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LT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab!!!!! Great food wonderful service and going back!

A
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Excellent food, especially vegetarian dishes. Interesting wine program. Very loud music, which we had to ask be turned down. Attentive service but serious mistakes on our bill, including extra charge for dish that should have been included in the prix fixe (corrected) and charging an incorrect total against our credit card twice (ultimately corrected, but we had to come back to the restaurant to follow up on).

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and excellent value with multiple amuse-bouches between courses. Our server, Eric, was fantastic. Highly recommend.

TD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have rarely had such nuanced, skilled service, and the food was creative and intersting without being fussy. Yes, it is pricey, but for Times Square there aren’t really many good fine dining options (the Charlie Palmer at the Knick is mot even close to this place). A beautiful room and a lot of extras thrown in including a pre-drink at the bar (which I dubbed an “amuse booze”). Our server Karen managed the perfect balance of formal but friendly, instructive bur neither overly familiar nor stuffy. She suggested some wines by that glass that were part of the wine pairings but not on the by the glass menu, which were a big improvement. The only tone deaf note was a cocktail with Don Julio 1942 tequila. Putting tequila that good into a mixed drink is an abomination, but, hey, it is Times Square and if some idiot wants to order a $60 cocktail, I am fine with the restaurant taking their money.

TR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere, food and service were exceptional. A true culinary experience!! But be prepared for the check...I was a bit surprised when I asked the sommelier for another glass of red wine to accompany my desserts...and it was $43.00!!! Delicious but I've never spent so much on a glass of wine!!!
All said....I will still go back for another exceptional dining experience!

MM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, attentive service; a great experience

AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time that I have had dinner at 701West, and it did not disappoint. From start to finish, it is a true dining experience with incredible food!

TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef John Fraser delivers once again. As a longtime fan of his now-closed Dovetail restaurant, I was excited to try the new place. 701 West exceeded expectations. The food is sublime. The service was impeccable. Surely 701 West will earn Chef Fraser another Michelin star.

TA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

701 West offers an elegant setting with an attentive staff and a menu that is exciting and interesting. The portions are standard for fine dining and absolutely delicious including the cocktails. Can't wait to go back!

s
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in food, service, ambiance all in Times Square. An perfect oasis.

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is rather new and is a great place to go to for an intimate dinner. Ambiance, food, and service were all impeccable.

D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Just exceptional! We were seated on time for our 5:30 reservation celebrating my wife’s birthday. We walked past the well stocked bar into the restaurant which was beautifully adorned with blue plush seats and exquisite Brazilian rosewood millwork. The service was exceptional and we were treated like royalty. From the minute we sat down we felt the attention. Everything that was served on our table was so delicious. I had the wine pairing so I got to taste multiple wines that complimented my food. I had the blue fin tuna appetizer and it was amazing. Just melted in your mouth. I had the salmon which was also delicious. The rolls with the salt were to die for. The in between dishes were also great. I had four glasses of wine which were selected by the sommelier. Enjoyed each one! The desserts were chocolatety and I needed the extra sugar to keep me awake for the broadway show. I had the Cappuccino and a dessert wine too.
What a great meal. Will be back.

S
New York Area
200 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A most appealing restaurant in a dreadful Slimes Square neighborhood, once you can find it. No one at desk when you arrive on my three visits. No signage indicting the restaurant's location or to tell you the lobby is on the tenth floor after which you have to find someone to use their key to get you to the restaurant on the eleventh, again with no signage. The website mimics these challenges in its difficulty of finding information. All these quibbles pass when you finally arrive. Persistence is rewarded. Bar is quite comfortable. Prix fixe menu offers a decent amount of choices. Appetizer standout was the bluefin tuna. Of the mains, the duck breast was outstanding, the nearly naked fluke fillet a loser and the beefiness of the lobster on second acquaintance less interesting. Splendid amuses accompany the meal as does a mystery wine in a black glass, two much appreciated gestures. Desserts were generally overwrought, more effort seeming to go into their construction rather than taste. Should have mentioned a terrific roll. Wine list is humorous(to keep from crying). Many selections at 500-700% markup-a gouge even by the city's usual brutality. Diligent searching can find a good bottle in the mere 300-400% range. Look forward to trying things on the menu we've only noticed.

OT
Philadelphia
123 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time here. This restaurant is in the 11th floor of the Edicion hotel. Although the address is 701 7 th Ave, the hotel entrance us on W 47 th st.
Once u arrive on the 11th floor ( 2 different elevators) the hostess podium us next to the elevator door. The dining room is very attractively furnished. Although there is a very well rounded wine list, I opted for the wine pairing. The dinner menu is all prix fixe. @ $98/3 courses. There are several choices for each course. If u get the wine pairing, you also get a glass of the sommelier’s choice with the amuse! Last night’s was sturgeon caviar, delicious! The wine was a very young fruity Chardonnay. For my first course I had the roasted foie gras with poached apple, paired with a glass of calvados. For my main course I had to find out what the Broiled Lobster in ages beef fat was all about. What a succulent surprise of flavors! The lobster is completely shelled and sliced, served with ratatouille of mini vegetables, cooked al dente. The lobster is glazed with a light beurre blanc, melts in your mouth. This was served with a blanc de mainne, white burgundy. And for my final course, I had the cheese plate with a glass of port. The cheese trolly had 6 very interesting choices, including a Tennessee blue wrapped in a bourbon infused rind . I selected 3 . Chef Fraser tuns a hidden gem of a restaurant ! Can’t wait to return.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way!

RO
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous surprise. I expected a decent meal but the food and service were truly outstanding! Emma our sommelier/waitress made the experience really special. Try this gem in Times Square.

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The multi-course meal we had here ranks with the all the multi-course meals we have had at any of the highly-ranked Manhattan restaurants (11 Madison, Per Se, Atera, etc.) And a steal at twice the price!

B
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true NYC exquisite experience. Does not get any better than 701WEST!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance n

DD
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative cuisine, much more classy and elegant than almost anywhere close to Times Square and the Theater District.

GP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ten stories up from Times Square, there is an oasis of tranquility and refinement. The food is superb (and yes pricey), the wine list excellent ( and yes pricey). It is the perfect place for a refined dinner before a Broadway show. I do believe I have found a new favorite restaurant in NYC.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Samatha took fantastic care of me and her wine pairings were amazing.

o
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A wonderful place for celebrations. An exclusive ambiance with flawless service and food. Thank you for making us feel special.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant - all the way around. You must go!

l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. We did the price fixe with paired wines. There were also several amuse bouche courses. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The wines were well matched, although we would have preferred a slightly different wine with the duck course. The server suggested dessert on the deck/patio since it was a beautiful night. They made me a lovely tiny gilded chocolate birthday cake. There were not many diners on a Saturday night. It is a very expensive restaurant and the end of August.

B
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt my top 5 meals of 2019. I cannot wait to return. This was a flawless experience from start to end. The food, cocktails, service, ambiance....all outstanding. So glad NYC still has John Fraser cooking for us. Thanks you all. Barney Gallassio

PA
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

701 West provided the perfect balance of service, atmosphere, quality and fresh takes on the food choices.

From the check staff, to the servers and table attendants, to the food manager the team made for an exceptional experience.

One which will be locked input memory as positive one. We were celebrating and commiserating our only daughter going to college and this was the perfect happy memory.

Exceptional on every regard.

s
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the establishment for a 30th birthday celebration. From the moment we entered to when we left the staff were friendly, professional; whilst also well trained on the food and wine served making the experience excellent.

R
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The three-course meal was a terrific value at $98/person. Beautiful setting, excellent and entertaining service, great food.

F
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a GEM ! From start to finish, one of the best tasting menu-wine pairing experiences in the city and at a great value. Bravo to the Edition team !

OT
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a superb dining experience! The food is wonderful, the captains are also the sommeliers and very knowledgeable. Service is what you would expect in a multiple star restaurant. A real find--go there!

s
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, beautiful space.

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