Racines NY

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692 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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vipthreecrayons
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent, service tends to be a big miss.

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ThomasB
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine, and service ! Pascaline is a kind humble genius !

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vipchefmeche
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding cuisine which challenges your intellect and tastebuds. The combination of ingredients sounds weird but is almost always pitch perfect.

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JoelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Jkennedy20
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and wine. Cannot ask for a better meal!

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vipKO11
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, superlative food, wine and service. Cannot recommend enough. Great restaurant, out of many others available in NYC

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ChrisO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipKO11
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipNancyT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ChrisO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best sommelier ever

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great great great

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vipLovelydinner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOeno
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ThomasB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBonnie
New York Area
849 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Diego X Pascaline one of the best teams in NYC rn, game changing!!

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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
9 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
New York Area
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
8 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.

CR
vipChrisR
New York Area
25 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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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.

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