Aretsky's Patroon

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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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vipHARRIET
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the hard climb up two flights (I’m old)

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vipMarcellaDerrick
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED everything about dining at Aretsky's Patroon! From walking into the restaurant we were greeted very warmly and friendly by the staff. Then we were escorted upstairs to the FABULOUS rooftop area that had such a great ambiance and vibe. Our waiter was friendly, a veteran of the restaurant for 25 years as most of the wait staff are, knowledgeable, helpful and made our dinner so pleasant as he was very attentive but not too much. The owner stopped by our table and then his wife did later thanking us for dining and it was very sincere. The food was fabulous and served timely and we were not rushed. The cocktails were tasty and creative. Truly a wonderful night out for the 4 of us and we will return! So glad we only live two streets away.

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vipJayN
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner on Aretsky’s rooftop was like a mini vacation. The most enjoyable outdoor meal in NYC. Such a beautiful space, and truly a delicious meal. For what they dub as a limited menu, the options are still plenty and varied. The staff was equally as happy to be attending to their patrons as the patrons were to be back! A perfect evening. Can’t wait to return. Welcome back Patroon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, the staff (especially Stefan), and the roof top made for a great experience! Our meals were delicious, as always. And we really enjoyed laughing and talking with the friendly staff. Can't wait to go back!

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vipjtm1661
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for outdoor dining in the time of COVID. The charming owner and excellent staff made our recent visit a memorable one. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! As always, wonderful food, service and ambiance.

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vipCiro
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is the best glad it’s back

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vipCmp6
New England
60 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time in NYC and our first time eating at Aretsky Patroon. It was extremely quite due to the Corona Virus so not many people were eating out. The staff was fantastic and the food amazing. We had the oysters, clams casino(which I had two orders of) and Bib salad to start and all were great. For our main course I had the Lamb Chops and my husband had the Au poivre steak and both were excellent. We would not hesitate to come back again. A+ in our opinion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I don’t live in New York but am there frequently on business. Thus has become my “go to” for business lunches and dinners. Fabulous staff and lovely food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best kept secret for fine dining in Manhattan. Understated elegance, fine food and drink and an atmosphere of civility and elegance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleague and I had a great lunch with a client. There was something for everyone’s particular tastes. The owner came by and thanked us for stopping by, which was a nice touch.

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vipDavid
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aretsky’s never fails me. Always great food, perfect service and quiet enough for dinner conversation. Friday nights are particularly nice with live Jazz during dinner.

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vipDanP
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - old school menu - crazy good wine list with some hidden values - and the owner is a FFF - fanatical fly fisherman. What’s not to love?

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DonnaW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a friendly welcome. Great attentive service. A wide selection of food and wine. A cozy and comfortable atmosphere. And, the owner stopped by and said hello. We had a perfect evening and will come again next time I am in New York. Thank you

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vipgregm
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is outstanding just missed out on having a drink in the library room (used to do it years ago)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic dinner with work friends at Aretsky's. Quality of the food and its presentation were outstanding. The service attentive and helpful. The evening was made even more special by the visit to each table by the owner who introduced himself to each of us with a warm handshake and inquiry as to whether there was anything he could do for us. Thanks for a great evening!

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vipHarv
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.
Appreciated Ken and Diane Aretsky stopping by our table!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service slow last night at our table not up to Patroons usual standards....which are very high!

Aretsky's Patroon
Responded on February 12, 2020

We are so sorry last night was not perfect. Please come back soon and let us try again.

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vipMattyP
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end our experience was wonderful. Impeccable service and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dinner experience...

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vipShortynyc
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a business lunch. Expect to have the midtown “suits” crowd. Food was delicious. Staff were attentive, even Mr. Aretsky came over to say hello. A little pricey but is to be expected for a restaurant like this. Overall, I liked my first meal experience here and would recommend for weekday business lunch. Can’t wait for their rooftop season to open.

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1sttimer
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Oysters were amazing, fried chicken a treat. Excellent service on a very busy night.

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vipCarolynM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best dinners ever-

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so welcoming and knowledgable in their menu! It made the night extra fun and enjoyable ¨̮

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of my favorite restaurant week meals I’ve ever had. Definitely coming back here as a regular!

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vipThomasJ
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Customer for many years. One of the few business luncheon venues in NYC with a good menu and where one can carry on a conversation.

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vipilikefoodtoomuch
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. Comfy seating ina beautiful room. Amazing service. The fresh warm rolls, oysters, crab cake, octopus, brick chicken were delicious. The duck was spectacular with table side service , as was the wonderful baked Alaska. Wish they were open in weekends

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viplarry
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch in every way! Would recommend it for dinner or even apps and cocktails in the heated roof top bar

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vipMike
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Patroon is a very beautiful midtown restaurant. The food is very good as is the service. The one complaint I have is when you are seated near the kitchen, the noise from the staff is too loud. I found it disturbing at times while I was doing business which from my standpoint is a reflection of poor management. I would go again but ask to sit away from the kitchen only.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This restaurant was recommended to me by a colleague, and I chose it for its atmosphere. The food was alright - not fantastic, not bad. We had a late reservation and waited an hour for our entrees after finishing our appetizers. Then the staff started trying to rush us because they wanted to close - which would have been fine, except we were still eating because it took so long to get our food! Because of this, I wasn't able to treat my clients to dessert! I won't go back.

Aretsky's Patroon
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you for joining us the other night and for your feedback. Our most sincere apologies, as this does not meet our high standards of service. We hope you will be amenable to give us another chance sometime in the future. We look forward to the chance to serve you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Takami
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Stefano make this place a wonderful place to be!!

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vipPhilaBookman
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service. Delicious food prepared perfectly. Wonderful wine list.

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vipMikey10002
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep this a secret. It’s just perfect. Haven’t been in years but I’m definitely making this a regular on my list of favorites. Service, quality and ambiance are just perfect.

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vipHarv
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and food. Love Stephane, Jody, and Jim.

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vipfoodlvr
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything its reputation suggests-- phenomenal food and service. The service level is just right without being overbearing or stuffy. We felt welcomed , appreciated and cared for. so much more on the menu we'd like to try; am sure we'll be back. highly recommend.

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vipJimbo
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From a world class Caesar Salad made table side, to a menu of imaginative and generous dishes from Halibut to the best Rib-eye and Roast Chicken in the City, and of course the omnipresence of owner Ken Aretsky, Patroon is as good as it gets. Expensive for sure, but the food, vibe and service is so damn good, one almost doesn't mind. Wine list is terrific, though a few bottle under $100 might make some folks happier.

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vipMichael
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a fan of Ken Aretsky’s Patroon for many years! The food, service, and ambiance are second to none!

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vipDoraL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service. Very expensive though.

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viphuntermusic
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patroon is always good. It is my go to place in NYC where I know I will always feel welcome. The service is always perfect without being affected, and of course the food is superb.

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Aretsky's Patroon is rated 4.8 stars by 1136 OpenTable diners.

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