Aretsky's Patroon

4.7
1038 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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H
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephan and Jody always make dining at Aretsky's special. Thanks for this memorable evening.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food has gone way downhill. The staff is sub par. We will likely not go back, which is a shame because it was a good option in the neighborhood at one point.

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LP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best! From the warm personal way you are treated to the fabulous food, Patroon is truly a gem in the city. The halibut is my favorite.

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s
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food — lamb was perfectly cooked. Service was extremely attentive. Great venue for business dinner as well.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, first class service and a wonderful experience. Thank you Stefano for a perfect evening.

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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely recommend Aretsky's Patroon. I have been going here for years and the food has always been extraordinary. The menu is varied enough to entice all foodies, and everything is fresh and delicious. The grilled salmon is delicious with an outstanding yogurt sauce. A vegan friend had a tofu dish and said it was the best she had ever tasted. Ambience is lovely, the service is wonderful, and the restaurant boasts an excellent wine cellar.

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DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent fantastic experience. Food, service, ambiance all terrific. Also, excellent drink value and outstanding wine list.

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The duck was amazing and diced tableside. Staff was great and the owner personally introduced himself to us and made us feel welcome. Great place for entertaining clients.

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CB
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal and service. Nice to be able to hear ourselves think and talk. Wonderful traditional surroundings.

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FL
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Very special sitting on the rooftop bar.

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DV
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely surroundings and staff that treats you like the regulars you hope to become. Expensive but worth it.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Professional. Food well prepared. Classic fare

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MM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new pastrami spice rubbed ribeye (for two) with pickles and poutine on the side is a dream. Eat of it gently and take much home where its flavors will deepen each day.

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SM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was lucky to have found this place a number of years ago and used it as my wedding venue. Every time I am in NYC I make it a point to come back. It’s nice to see some familiar faces, as well as some new ones. The quality of food and the service of the staffs at Patroon trains fantastic

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C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved this place! Out of the way location, wonderful decor, incredible attentive service, and everything was well prepared and delicious. The rack of lamb was especially notable. Perfectly prepared and beautifully plated. We will look forward to coming again!

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DF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As my daughter and I were celebrating her birthday at Aretsky's Patroon, I looked around at other tables where diners were enjoying their dinners. It was hardly an accident. The place could not bee better run add delivers superb food at absolutely fair prices. Memories are great and Aretsky's Patroon is now creating its own. I know that in years my kids and I hope grandkids will speak of Aretsky's Patroon with the same reverence that we used to speak of Christ Cella's, which previously occupied this space. The world has improved a lot since then and dining at Aretsky's Patroon reflects the improvements of noiseless air travel over a rail travel without sacrificing any of the charm.

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SC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An oasis of calm in east midtown, a great spot for a business lunch. The bar is the secret spot, unless you're there to notice or be noticed.

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R
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
28 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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Y
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
48 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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b
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
17 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
15 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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