Racines NY

4.8
681 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
One part Paris. One Part New York. One of America's Best 100 Wine Restaurants, here in the heart of TriBeCa. Taking its cue from Parisian bars à vins, Racines NY goes a step further in the spirit of a world-class wine restaurant.

Executive Chef Diego Moya's menu can neither be described as particularly French, nor particularly American. Here there is a strong focus on being vegetable forward, and working with local and sustainable farms, ranches, and fisheries. Featuring about a dozen small plates, a handful of entrées for one and a couple for two, Racines NY offers a flexible dining experience. Guests are strongly encouraged to order “pour la table,” but more than welcome to order individually à la carte.

Organic, biodynamic, natural vinifications, and small estates. These are the hallmarks of our world reknowned Wine List, 2000+ bottles deep, which is French-centric but global, curated by Pascaline Lepeltier, MOF.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 681 people are saying
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vipjustinP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wine. Highly recommend.

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vipElsades
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional 💫💫💫💫💫

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Asya
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, creative food, responsible COVID measures. Try the new pork entre!

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vipKO11
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic welcome, superb food, warm service, great great wine. A pleasure as always. We had terrrine and hiramasa to start and duck plus cabbage for mains. Cabbage is superb. What they do with veg here is peerless.

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Adrian
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy welcome, cozy atmosphere; prompt service, attentive service, safe service, delicious food, elegantly presented; true wines thoughtfully and meticulously shared.

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vipjustinP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine list is incredible.

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ClaireL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable and unforgettable meal. The attention to detail within each carefully crafted dish speaks volumes of this entire restaurant's approach to dining. Our server, Ellis, was charming, knowledgable, and sweet. His friendly approach to chatting through the wine list, and having fun with me--a budding wine connoisseur--was a welcome surprise. Racines is fine dining quality sans pretense or condescension. It was truly hard to leave at the end of the night, we almost ordered a third bottle. Five out of five stars all the way around.

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vipNanetteB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even in covid times and limited menu offerings, the service and food was exceptional. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and had great suggestions. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipWVfoodgirl
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, creative and thoughtfully prepared food--by a great chef, Diego and an incredible sommelier, Pascaline Lepeltier. Great starters: Red Dragon Carrots with Fermented Tomato and Hazelnut; and Hiramasa (raw fish); fresh Pomegranate and Romanesco broccoli. Mains: Steelhead Trout with roasted and raw Radish and Horseradish; and Duck Breast with Fermented Mustard Greens and white Sweet Potato.
The wines were absolutely exceptional and original--we love to learn about and taste great wines with Pascaline. Please go!

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vipElsades
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with Pascaline Lepeltier

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Tatiana
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, inventive food and an outstanding sommelier and wine selection. Friendly and knowledgeable service. Been our favorite place for a long time, and we are so glad that they were able to reopen.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, and the wine suggestion was perfect

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ClaireS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Racines has been on and off my radar for many years, but I've never tried it. Although I live near-by, its unassuming storefront is easily forgettable. A wine-crazy friend visited it once almost 10 years ago but found the food unremarkable. I only recently discovered its connection to farm-to-table food and its female MOF Sommelier, Pascaline Lepeltier's passion for natural style wines (love these). This discovery happened nearly on the eve of COVID's shutdown.

Now 7 months have elapsed and there we were, in our first 'indoor' dinining experience out. It did not disappoint: albeit with a limited menu, every plate stunned. We had Mackeral/Anchovy? on toast, Steelhead Ceviche in red pepper for starters and for mains; Dry-aged Pork and Seared Steelhead. And the wine... we had a bottle from Corsica that we'd never have tried without Pascaline's guidance (brava!) and even tried something made with wild grapes...! Delightful. We will go again, very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very happy to come back to Racines, last time was 2 years ago and I was waiting for the reopening and it was perfect, wine and food delicious and the team work perfectly, feting really secure under the circumstances.
I will go back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where else in New York can you put yourself in the hands of one of the only woman master sommeliers in the world, who’s an incredibly nice person passionate about her work,to choose your wines by the glass or bottle, and then end the evening with one of her favorite liqueurs...Chartreuse. And the chef’s small and large plate format is excellent. Their cabbage dish is so wonderful you’ll never again think of cabbage as a pedestrian vegetable. Add great service and a beautiful space, and what else could you ask for.

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vipMeredith
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is truly exceptional. The staff is so kind. The wine menu is incredible and food never disappoints.

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the wine, stay for the food. Cocktails are excellent also,

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vipGourmand
London
31 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great atmosphere and delicious, original food. But the exciting wine list remains the highlight of the place, especially presented by the charming, brilliant sommelier Pascaline.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner tonight at Racines. I felt the same way last time I dined at the restaurant, but somehow, I forgot to visit again. Not next time!

As simple as it sounds, the grilled cabbage was AMAZING. Everything else that came out was phenomenal as well.

I’d recommend sitting at the chef’s counter so you can see all the food that’s coming out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great great!
Thanks for the service and the incredible cuisine.

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vipChrisR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent in every way. Top quality experience,
creative and original menu, well prepared and presented dishes, professional and present service, nicely spaced tables (for lower Manhattan), EXCELLENT wine service with true value present if you ask. All in all a great experience - again. Highly recommend!

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vipTomM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, knowledgeable staff, always learn something and always have a great experience!

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MichelleM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Interesting and short (this is good for me) menu. Good service. Great wine. Perfect noise level - there is a buzz so you feel the excitement in the air, but you can still hear your companions when they talk. Such a warm inviting space!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was very helpful and friendly and the food was amazing.

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vipMonikaS
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal wine selection and food was fantastic as well. Loved the vibe. Great service, lovely meal and setting.

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nickname
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved everything we are but the stuffed squid

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MatthewL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of appetizers that are creative and delicious. The sauces are outstanding and everything is fresh. My wife had the trout and I had the duck. Both were very well prepared and we ordered some of the vegetable starters to pair with them. The service is top notch and the bartender is excellent. Highly recommended for special occasions

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Cfan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanks for a great dinner! We really enjoyed Rocky!

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Roxlg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish dishes were uniques tasting and interesting. Our waiter was attentive and professional but relaxed.

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vipBonnie
New York Area
849 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Racine’s has been our favorite French Tribeca restaurant but Saturday was a disappointment. Perhaps it was us—but I don’t think so.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. Impressive wine list. Brilliant combinations of flavors and textures.

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vipTomM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great as always.

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. For once the whole team knows the job, rare professionalism in this city. Super nice and respectful staff adding to the perfect diner experience. And what can be say about the outstanding wine list?

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vipAntonietaV
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The toasted chicken is full of flavor, yet delicate. The neets and the tartare were fresh and well prepared. The sommelier is very knowledgeable and recommended the perfect wine. They dis not honor our reservation and had to stand at the entrance for half an hour

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! Our 3rd time there for dinner. And will go again!

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LisaG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Great wine list, abrupt service & good, not amazing food. We need more than a great wine list to make us want to go again.

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vipFoodieNYC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and the wine exceptional. We love this restaurant!

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CatherineC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in New York. Very friendly, amazing wine selection, delicious food, great setting. When I bring friends here, they feel the same.

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ThomasB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Diego Moya’s dishes are impressive. The leeks and lentils are my favorite appetizers there! The way he cooks the trout for the main is delicious too.

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