Aretsky's Patroon

4.7
1021 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Welcome to Aretsky's Patroon, a classic New York City restaurant, owned by legendary restaurateur Ken Aretsky. Aretsky's Patroon offers superb contemporary American cuisine, warm, polished service and beautiful rooms suitable for a wide range of events. Whether you visit us for drinks and a light bite on our rooftop bar, a power lunch in our festive main dining room, or a discreet business dinner in one of our many private event spaces, we know that you will have a superb experience.
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Mon 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Tue - Thu 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 5:30PM - 9:30PM

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Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible restaurant and staff in a city filled with great restaurants. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. Great food, great staff, great ambience!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Seating a little tight and noisy.

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H
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ken,Stephan,Jody, all three the best in the business.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and enjoyed the options they had. Very attentive wait staff. Beautiful restaurant.

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ES
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food... extraordinary service.

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AK
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our food was excellent although our waiter was incredibly inattentive - unusual for this place.

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g
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and setting were all great!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great across the board

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected Patroon’s for our 25th wedding anniversary. The service, the food and the ambiance were exceptional. The staff provided a welcoming personal touch.

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BM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a delightful dinner, the jazz was beautiful. I was having dinner with a dear friend the food was quite good the conversation was difficult because of the background noise. Overall a very favorable impression from our dining experience.

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SA
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Friday night prix fixe menu was very good and a great value.

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OR
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good continental cuisine, substantial wine list of mostly French wines, outstanding service, and a cool vibe... Place is not quiet so would not recommend for an intimate dinner during prime time dining hours.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in NYC

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TL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steakhouse. A bit on the pricey side, but excellent meats and great service.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always thought it was a very nice restaurant with good food in that area.
I always enjoy going there. I'd love to go more often.

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JN
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Everything was good. The service was excellent. Meeting Mr. Aretsky was a pleasure. We went to celebrate a great year of work and were not disappointed!

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E
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are few places left of this character and patina. It oozes class, has a phenomenal and well tuned menu. Service is as good as it gets with real pros who don't waste your time. Killer steak one one side, Dover Sole like you dream about and a table side Cesar that is fantastic ( though petite given the price).Wine list has good variety...A classic

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CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent for lunch. Top quality service.

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! We made reservations for an impromptu dinner near Grand Central Station because we needed to catch a train home. The ambience was very classy, the Friday night prix fixe dinner of three courses for $42 is an amazing deal, and there’s an excellent jazz duo playing. But the highlight of our meal - other than the artfully done food - was the maître d’, I think his name is Stephane. He, and the whole staff really, were so accommodating and gregarious. It truly took our dinner to the next level and made it very memorable. I would absolutely return next time I’m in town and recommend this place to anyone looking for a low key spot and a high quality meal!

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D
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for business or special occasion. Food was amazing and the entertainment was a bonus - not too loud - a great compliment to the fab food.

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DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Friday prix dice $42.00 dinner is the best bargain in NYC. The food, service & ambiance are outstanding. And to top all this off a talented jazz duo performs only on Friday evenings. Aretsky’s Patroon has become our favorite restaurant.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best. A total classic that does classics perfectly.

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H
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Jim was both attentive and friendly, always is!
And Stefan, how many more accolades can we pile on him?

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H
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I spent the dinner hour at Aretskys with friends. Its very cozy inside, and musicians played softly. Our meal was delicious and the waitstaff were attentive. We went for the special pricing during NYC Restaurant Week, however I will return again since it was a lovely meal at a very nice restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was lovely

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LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice night, service was good , fell off a little as it was closer to 8. Food was great . Tables are a little tight so it is not for an intimate dinner. Overall , very good.

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NV
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Wonderful for restaurant week with the wine pairing add on. Got very loud when it got busy but definitely a lot of people so made sense. Would be back but only for special occasion since it’s very expensive

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F
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I went there this week, and I thought they did NYC Restaurant Week, but they did not. I overpaid $32.00 for a very small salad with about 4 shrimp. Very, very, very overpriced. The waiter was very nice and gave me a few little marshmallow dessert of 1" and a 1" cream puff. I will not return since I think the place is way overrated.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great night, started off with fantastic cocktails in the bar and then into the dining room with live jazz. Our server who was funny friendly and lovely, then served us wonderful food with a stupendous wine pairing, what’s not too like! I can’t recommend the restaurant and staff highly enough and look forward to returning next time in NYC.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very welcoming staff, even the owner himself came to greet us. Delicious food and very good service

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SL
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Tried during Winter Restaurant Week 2019 and there was a nice selection of the 3 courses. Opted to try the table-side made caesar salad and it was the highlight of the meal. The filet entrees were ok but not what I would have expected from such a fine establishment. The creme brulee for dessert was soupy and not pleasant to look at at all. The tables are well spaced apart and seating is comfortable. A small bar with a few tables is located behind the dining area. The service was impeccable though and Mr. Aretsky even comes around to welcome diners and chat for a while. Friday night is jazz night and they have the same prix fixe menu as restaurant week.

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JB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening with friends was made even more pleasant by the excellent service, the deliciously crafted items on the Restaurant Week that come with perfect wine pairings. The highlight was Mr. Aretsky stopping by his table to thank each of us for coming by. What a charming spot in Midtown!

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J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was good overall and food was pretty nice. I went to this place during restaurant weeks. I really liked Black Bass, but the dessert was too salty and too strong. So I barely had dessert.

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FM
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to try Aretsky's Patroon for Restaurant Week and were definitely not disappointed. There were 4 of us and everyone enjoyed their meals. The menu choices, service, ambiance were all excellent. We will definitely be back!

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a
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal! One of my new favorites. Nothing more needs to be said. The bone marrow was one of the best I have had. The Oxtail Dumplings outstanding.

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e
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had been highly recommended by a friend we trust and Restaurant Week seemed like a great opportunity to check it out for ourselves. We were greeted warmly by the owner as we settled in and the whole experience was marked by that same spirit of hospitality and generosity. The menu had a number of great-sounding choices that turned out to be as delicious as advertised. The service was attentive, and the “extras” — amuse bouche and an incredible pastry array (after amazing dessert!) — were a delightful surprise. We will definitely be back!

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was my second time there and I really enjoyed it. overall great experience. good buzz to the atmosphere but not too much noise. owner is charming gentleman who adds to the experience

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C
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! As a vegan, I still had Plenty of options. As about there unlisted Tofu Dish. . . It is phenomenal!

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LK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week and really enjoyed the vibe and the food. Only downside was the desserts were not that great.

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