The wine and spirit list, put together by Arnaud TRONCHE and Pascaline LEPELTIER MS, is composed of small growers, hard to find gems, the majority of them certified organic or biodynamic.
What Insiders Are Saying
A well known Parisian restaurant with a focus on natural wines now has a location in Tribeca. Just don't call it a wine bar. This is one of the better restaurants in the neighborhood.
Exceptional cuisine and wine list! Managing Partner / Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier is a lovely individual. My husband - John and I traveled from Madison, Wisconsin to specifically experience Racines cuisine and wine. Pascaline is a rare individual whose’s talents include making one feel very much included. High recommendations for Racines.
Portions un peu petites et choix du morceau d'agneau discutable pour le prix demandé.
Pour le reste c'était très bien, surtout le service.
Went in to the restaurant with high expectations of authentic fresh culinary. Got disappointed with very limited menu selection but high dollar value for what was served! Bland food not authentic french! Very disappointing! Perhaps others have a better feel and luck.
Vacation dinner location. Very good food location and service.
We had been looking forward to this meal and it exceeded our expectations. The tasting menu was challenging and beautiful AND straight up delicious. Also, it didn't make us feel uncomfortably full the way most tasting menus do. The wine was special.
Incredible dining experience and wine list! Was blown away.
The food was amazing, but the real treat was Pascaline Lepeltier’s wine pairings!
The best restaurant I visited in my NYC week. They don't have any michelin star, but it doesn't matter.
Tipical french restaurant with good quality of the food very sofisticated. The only problem is that if you are hungry, after the restaurant you have to find a good pizzeria.
It is difficult to spend less than 100 $!
Returned to Racines after a hiatus since I live out of town. Still at the top of their game. Thoughtful entrees and a very extensive, but more importantly a creative wine list with a very helpful sommelier. Will return.
My experience at this restaurant, just as it was on my recent visit last month was superb in every way.
Had the 5 course tasting menu. A couple of incredible dishes that did a very good job of using fresh local produce.
We sat at the bar seats by the kitchen. We enjoyed the a large carte dishes, especially the little grilled fish dish made with an unusual local blowfish, and the scallops dish. Pascaline helped us match the food with a surprisingly lively red Saumur from the Loire. The food was in lieu of the great tasting menu which we had already tasted on a previous visit.
excellent in every way. a creative cuisine without going over the top; a brilliant chef; a brilliant wine list, and team that knows how to make you feel comfortable.
Service was terrible. At one point, the waitress offers a half-hearted apology and blamed the slow service on a “large table”, which wasn’t that large (~12). My sympathy goes only so far. They did not have they’re act together. Food menu limited (though my meal was quite good). Wine selection good.
Excellent food. Great wine list. Good service. All around, a winner.
Paul Liebrandt is creative and dynamic, a good match for Racines’s focus on organic wines and new French cooking. Great wine advice. Wish the menu were a little bigger but it makes the decision faster and everything is top notch, no duds
Everything was superb, but I can't think of enough superlatives to do justice to the exquisite tasting menu prepared by Chef Paul Liebrandt. The wine pairing was inspired. This was, simply, a thrilling meal from beginning to end, and I will have to return before the end of Chef Liebrandt's residency.
Ravines was such a welcome addition to our downtown neighborhood. After many meals at Ravines this sadly may be our last, until perhaps another chef change. Menu has become very limited and the food while delicious is now a bit too precious for everyday dining. The service continues to be outstanding, and the wine list great.
Racines is having a remarkable series of Prix Fixe and à la carte choices from temporary chef Paul Liebrandt. This is a value-priced Michelin starred experience with great wine options. Liebrandt is choosing fantastic fresh ingredients that change regularly based on market availability. In the past three times I have tasted several unique ingredients never before experienced. Highly recommended!
This was my first visit to New York since Chef Paul Liebrandt began his residency at Racine's. My expectations were very high, and I was not disappointed! Chef prepared a gorgeously presented tasting menu that was as delicious as it looked. I loved the lobster so much, I elected to add an optional course of waygu beef. In addition to the cuisine, Racine's is fortunate to have an exceptional wine list curated by Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier. The wine pairing, focused on natural, Loire Valley selections perfectly complemented each course. The quality and terroir of the wines really showed as they played with the delicate flavors of the meal. Racine's is a gem in Tribeca, and I can't wait to return for my next dining experience!
This summer’s menu is ridiculously short. The food was good but one would appreciate a bit more choice. Service was nice but the energy seemed very focused on the bar. I really love Racines but that evening was not a great one.
Air conditioning was blowing on me the whole dinner. Asked them to shut it off and they did not.
I caught a cold.
Very uncomfortable chairs!
Have always loved this place, love it even more with new chef and new menu. The tasting menu provided interesting, creative, and delicious seasonal dishes from start to finish. The wine list remains one of the best in NYC. World class food and wine coupled with excellent but unpretentious service make this one of NYC's best!
Attentive staff and above average food, but choices are very limited. If you don't eat certain type(s) of meat or seafood, you may be left with only one or two menu choices. It is unlikely that you will say to yourself "this sounds good too, may be I'll try it next time." The restaurant does offer an extensive wine list.
Racine's NY continues to nail it as the unfussy Lower Manhattan spot for extremely good food and wine. Their wine list is really best-of-downtown and they make inventive dishes to match.
Delicious, inventive dishes. The menu varies each week or so, depending on what's in season. Always something new and interesting!
One of my finest experiences in New York! From the ambiance, to the food, to the wine, to the hospitality, all were top notch. Sometimes it's difficult to apply the word value to a meal that is $300+ , but when every detail is executed perfectly, the price tag seems like a steal. I cannot recommend this place enough, and I look forward to my next visit.
Tribeca residents and food lovers generally are in for a treat - chef Paul Leibrandt, celebrated for the two Michelin stars he earned at Corton, is overseeing the kitchen at Racines until September. Tasting menu items include slow-cooked duck, black sea bass, pork bellies, a savory summer salad and a memorable chocolate/caramel log for dessert. Even on a recent Monday night the downtown scene was hopping.
Great food (Chef Liebrandt is a treasure),really appreciate the hands on approach by staff and owners.
Fantastic, food & service was on point! Can't wait go back!
Store front was actually was ugly; inside nice; did the tasting menu which was way overpriced for what you got; last plate which purported to be a 55 day aged steak was tough as leather and full of fat and gristle. Wine pairing also very overpriced; wine were just ok and staff was only marginally knowledgeable about the wines
Most everything was as good as or better than expected. However, for a place that is outed for wine list, the lack of suggested pairings seemed a glaring misstep. And when asked specifically to recommend pairings for our courses, the staff did not have much to offer. We plan to return, so I hope that was an anomaly.
Deserves a Michelin star. Wonderful wine list.
It was expensive and they did not give you enough food, had to ask for 3 baskets of bread, (they only give you 3 slices for 4 people). We left hungry...wine list is good
This is really a wine bar that just happens to serve food. The cocktails are watered down and not worth ordering. The food, currently, is fairly good as there is a guest chef in the kitchen who used to be the chef at Corton. Not sure what the quality of the food will be when he leaves. This is not a place to go for a meal. The tables are small and the space is tight. This is the place to go if you want to sit at the bar, or a table, and have a few glasses of wine.
The owner, Arnaud, is very attentive and is a great host. Excellent wine list. The dishes are novel and full of surprises including trout roe that explodes in your mouth!
We had an excellent meal and great dining experience. Service was great as well. Only downside is a very, very limited menu so you should check it online before you go.
Disappointing at best. Food from Chef Liebrandt was delicious. But the poor, slow service overshadowed the food. And one of us was a vegetarian. If you don’t notify the restaurant in advance, there were only two dishes on the entire menu that were vegetarian. The chef was not willing to improvise and make a vegetarian tasting to accompany the rest of us. The wines by the glass were ok, but not worthy of a second glass. It was hard to eat a 5 course tasting that took 2 1/2 hours when sitting on a metal chair. By the time we got the check we were exhausted and ready to leave.
Great tasting menu. Great presentation. Food was delicious.