Cathédrale

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343 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Cathédrale is a French-Mediterranean restaurant by Tao Group Hospitality Chef/Partner Ralph Scamardella, in collaboration with Executive Chef Jason Hall (formerly of acclaimed restaurants like Gotham Bar & Grill, Anthos and Craft). The menu brings elemental, ingredient-driven cooking to the forefront, evoking the grandeur of the past while remaining contemporary in its execution. Dishes put pleasure over spectacle, taking inspiration from Southern France with traces of Italy, Spain and Greece as seen in Ribeye Steak au Poivre, Chickpea Socca Pancake and Bouillabaisse ‘Tetou’ for the table, as well as Baked Red Snapper Provençal and Rotisserie Chicken Chasseur. Designed by Rockwell Group, guests descend into the striking setting complete with soaring triple-height ceilings and an ethereal 19-foot wire mesh sculpture by internationally-celebrated Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi. Focus and fun will be felt in equal measure—an open kitchen outfitted with copper accents is designed to draw guests in, while the dramatic environment and show-stopping main dining room supports the decadence and raw creativity of both the menu and the East Village’s rich history and character. An outdoor dining terrace with a retractable roof evokes the townhouse-style dining patios of the neighborhood, and an adjacent private dining room is available for intimate events.

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vipemilygraceny
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The back garden was so lovely and the staff was really awesome. I highly recommend the grilled oyster mushrooms.

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vipMark
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience! Amazing Food! Amazing Service! They take your temperature when you arrive and you are very safe! # 1 restaurant in nyc!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience! Food and drinks were delicious along with a very nice ambience on the back terrace. Would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Resturant fell short of my expectations in the food the temperature of the food quality.
The entrée was not properly defined on the menu. When I go back absolutely not

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing! Service was great, other than spilling 2 glasses of champagne on two guests at our table, one being the birthday girl we were there to celebrate. They were very apologia and nice to send out 2 free appetizers, but seems a better option would’ve been to comp their meals (as we had opted out of ordering apps). Overall a good experience, but wish they had handled the mishap a little better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner..excellent food, beautiful atmosphere

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jhminnyc
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little pricey but well done space and very good food. Very charming host.

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JasonK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was nothing special. Service was ok through would say check your bill as we were overcharged by 250 dollars. Luckily caught it

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vipRosaA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We were dining at the restaurant on Saturday night, and I’m assuming that was our first mistake...
This place from Tao Group seems not to move far from the other club/ restaurants. Music is very loud, lots of people partying at the bar in clubby outfits. I wouldn’t mind all of that, if they provide a decent service on top of it. Unfortunately they didn’t.
We ordered oysters to start, two apps and two entrees.
We never got the oysters (they put them on check though).
While other people around us That came later were getting bread, we didn’t. We asked couple of times and finally get it with entree...the food is very good, can’t complain about our apps (delicious octopus!). My scallops entree was a bit overwhelmed with the taste of black truffles.
It was our anniversary and I made note in open table ahead of time. I work as a restaurant manager and I know how important open table notes are. Not only about special occasion, but perhaps allergies! Please make hostesses Share notes with server! Many guests rely on them and don’t verbalize when placing order. This is very serious.
Anyway our server asked if we celebrating something which I said “yes you should have that in your notes”. He apologized and soon after brought us dessert that we order and one extra one. They were really good.
Our server was nice, but perhaps lack of communication between runners, back servers, kitchen, hostess made the whole service a poor one.
I would not return to the restaurant just to dine, even the food was good.
Perhaps this place is for young kids (I’m in my 30’s) who are going there for a bite, couple of drinks and later they go to websterhall (club) that is just across the street.

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THE1MANPARTY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

pricy but overall good ambiance & service

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LeaB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, the food was amazing and we had a very nice waiter. Music was a bit too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I really enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Cathédrale. Great ambience, amazing staff, food was overall delicious... Only the Mac N Cheese we did not enjoy but everything else were cooked to perfection. Cocktails were great.

As much as I loved dining there and at every other Tao Group restaurant I frequent. I don’t think I will be back at Cathédrale. Due to the fact someone in my party card was charged the full amount for the bill even tho the other cards were charged for the right amount since we paid with separate cards. When I was notified about it from my fiend I called 3 times about the matter no one was able to help me. The third person I spoke with directed me to email reservations. Michelle Alden I contacted via email was not even apologetic to start or of any help really. After my 3rd or 4th email to her I mentioned not once has she apologized for the issue. After that emails she decided to call me and left a voicemail saying she rather talk over the phone and sorry she did not apologize. She said to have my friend contact her which she did. 4 times and left her 4 voicemails. And not once has someone gotten back to her. So after a week I had to call them once again. Emailed TaoGroup main email and not once has someone gotten back to me. I am very disappointed since I frequent Tao Group restaurants all over. And love everyone of them. This was the first time something of this sort has happened and handled very poorly.

I still have a great review since everything else was amazing. It is definitely worth checking out. Just double check your receipts!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! Waiter was fantastic as well! Highly recommend!

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Zana
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The ambiance and the service was good, the food was ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were seated in the patio which felt like a different restaurant. When We asked if we could sit in the main dining room, we were told we could only sit there if we agreed to be done in an hour and fifteen minutes. We reluctantly agreed and felt rushed the entire time. Our waitress kept reminding us that we had to be done with dinner at the stroke of 9pm.
The food was only mediocre. The waitress advised us to order the artichokes and scallops because she felt they were some of the best items on the menu. We ordered both, which were nothing special.
I would never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and thought it had a great ambiance

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HOWARDT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, very nice decor, excellent service, big bar, not too noisy, overall good place

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vipNathalieT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful experience. The food, ambiance, drinks, and hospitality are top. Excellent place.

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vipDelightful
Dallas
136 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cavernous restaurant underneath the City. Impressive menu with delicious options from the hors d'oeuvre menu to their fantastic desserts. Their drink game is also spot on perfection.

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Amazing food paired with great ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Don’t get five minutes late from your reservation or u go to the end of waiting List.
Nice place, good food. Service was very good.

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vipEllieC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best waiter host staff food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Service very good. Food disappointing

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Christopher
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food very fat wine expensive and very noisy looks bigger than what it is on the photo

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vipTBuck
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance but the staff made the experience for us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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vipLorenzo8945
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top shelf although the music was very loud.

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NatalieG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

My friend and I were excited to try this new place. Pros: service was great, table was ready on time, the ambiance of the people attending. Cons: the food quality and taste. I ordered the Fettuccine with truffles which is a $40 plus plate. I have no problem paying for such if its going to be outstanding. It was not! Not much of flavor. So much so that I had to ask for salt. Sauce was not creamy at all and had no taste of cheese. My friend also tried it and even expressed worse than I have, so that's 2 peoples opinion. She ordered the Sea bass plate with a side of brussel sprouts and was much better, but again, nothing wow. Its quite sad when the best part of your meal was the bread brought at the beginning of the dinner. However, the cocktails we ordered were good and worth their price. Definitely wont be back for the meal but might go back for a drink in a good ambiance.

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Chulibb
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great servers!

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Selam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was amazingggg except I put in a request in advance to have ‘Happy Anniversary’ written on the desserts, which they didn’t do :/ other than that the whole experience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Heh. Food was heh and the value was heh

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viphadinnyc
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I was there to celebrate my birthday with friends. At first, we were seated at a table near the bar! I asked to be moved into the main dining room, where the ambiance is better. I thought that considering when I made the reservation and I made it clear that it was for my b-day, the main dining room should have been reserved for us. It's not like the restaurant was fully booked either. They accommodated us in the end, so no harm, no foul.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much to Leo and jo!! Such a wonderful night. Look for pics on our Instagram @unconventionalfoodies

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TimM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. The food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is absolutely amazing! The service as well. Our server was very nice, knowledgeable, and attentive. We were taken back by the actually restaurant as we thought it was big with cathedral like ceilings but it’s just an illusion and very small but the good is amazing!

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vipticketytwo
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and atmosphere. The warm baguette with the rotisserie drippings, the crab salad etc..
Good wine list. I do recommend it to my frineds. Also, this time we went to the bar upstairs, it's nice there too.

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johnD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just fantastic! I would go back many more times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Awful rushed service. Barely sat down and they were already rushing to take your order. Honestly on a tuesday nite when they are not busy. If it was a bust night and thry need the table that's a different situation. Reprehensible in this kind of restaurant.Food is at best mediocre. Ambience is very appealing.

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Lvee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Although I loved the ambience & the decor, I was not impressed with the food. I ordered the salmon dish and my friend ordered the sea bass and they weren’t anything special. I had high expectations because I love Tao uptown, downtown lavo & vandal but Cathédrale’s food was not good at all.

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brettr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

I don’t think there was anything wrong or incredible about the experience, it was a decent balanced time, which is probably more maintainable than trying to blow everyones socks off... what i will say is that dessert definitely was the exception to this. incredible options that were simplified versions of delicacy’s and i thought it really worked

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Cathédrale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 888-1093.

Cathédrale is rated 4.4 stars by 343 OpenTable diners.

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