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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Duck Breast, Sunchoke, Khadrawy Date
Steelhead Trout, Leek, Meyer Lemon
Steak Tartare, Green Garlic, Montgomery's Cheddar
Food excellent, service tends to be a big miss.
Chef Diego Moya never stops to amaze me; the tartare had a subtle and balanced spiciness and the duck breast was outstanding. Impeccable service and great wine pairing tips from Pascaline Lepeltier.
Amazing food, wine, and service ! Pascaline is a kind humble genius !
Outstanding cuisine which challenges your intellect and tastebuds. The combination of ingredients sounds weird but is almost always pitch perfect.
Though I've been visiting this restaurant ever since it opened, each time I return I have been pleasantly surprised by the outstanding food. Our last visit (hiramasu, squid, duck, buttermilk tart) was so satisfying that we'll be returning more frequently.
Great service, food and wine. Cannot ask for a better meal!
Once again, superlative food, wine and service. Cannot recommend enough. Great restaurant, out of many others available in NYC
One of the best wine lists in the city if not in the world. Plus one of the finest sommeliers. A short menu, very well conceived and superbly executed. Service both friendly and professional. Wonderful!
Superb food, staff and wine. The food engages not just your taste buds but also your mind. Pascaline and team are jewels of the downtown dining scene.
Our special neighborhood place -- elevated, elegant, warm, innovative, friendly. We're so glad they're still here: Racines is one of the best restaurants in the city.
What a delightful experience. Extraordinary wine list and such knowledgeable service. Wine list also very good value for money.
A limited but very well selected menu with excellent cooking and assured service. This used to be a busy successful and noisy restaurant. Sadly or happily with 35 or 50 % dining it is serene currently. Hi and enjoy this special ambience while you can! And don’t choose your own wine- let the team do it for you and you will be rewarded.
One of the best sommelier ever
great great great
Sublime food, friendly highly knowledgeable service, all in all the best meal I’ve had in one year.
The wine also is like none other.
My first indoor dining experience since March, and it was a great choice to dip back inside. I felt completely safe with all of the precautions they've taken. And Pascaline's wine selections were as stellar as always. Sad to think of all the great restaurants that have shuttered since last spring, but thank goodness Racines has made it through!
Racines post covid-19 is even better than before. Chef Diego came up with new tasty dishes. His work on vegetables is still astonishing; I tried the daikon which was exquisite. And the wine list run by Pascaline is still as impressive as before.
We ate at Racine's their last night of service before closing for a limited period of time.
We began with two off-the-menu appetizers followed by duck and steelhead trout, both good but not as good as their original presentations. To close, a sorbet: interesting. Lovely wine: Burgundy: Guillot Les Crays.
We hope to see you again as soon as possible.
Chef Diego X Pascaline one of the best teams in NYC rn, game changing!!
Fabulous food and wine. Highly recommend.
Lovely service, creative food, responsible COVID measures. Try the new pork entre!
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.
Cozy welcome, cozy atmosphere; prompt service, attentive service, safe service, delicious food, elegantly presented; true wines thoughtfully and meticulously shared.
The wine list is incredible.
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.
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.
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!
Amazing experience with Pascaline Lepeltier
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.
Food was incredible, and the wine suggestion was perfect
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.
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!
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.
This place is truly exceptional. The staff is so kind. The wine menu is incredible and food never disappoints.
Go for the wine, stay for the food. Cocktails are excellent also,
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.
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.
Great great great!
Thanks for the service and the incredible cuisine.
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!
Great, knowledgeable staff, always learn something and always have a great experience!
You can order delivery directly from Racines NY using the Order Online button. Racines NY also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 227-3400.
Racines NY is rated 5 stars by 692 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.