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.

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About Racines NY

In this outpost of Racines Paris, Michelin Starred Chef Frederic Duca offers fresh and seasonal fine French cuisine. The wine list, put together by Arnaud Tronche, is composed of small growers, the majority of them certified organic or Biodynamic.

94 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:30pm

Cross Street:
Church

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 227-3400

Website:
http://www.racinesny.com/

Public Transit:
1.2.3 - Chambers Street
4.5.6 - Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall
A.C - Chambers Street
R - City Hall
J.Z - Chambers Street

Executive Chef:
Frederic Duca

Additional:
Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
New Year's Eve Special Menus

2 seating are available: 6pm ($185) and 9.30pm ($195 with a complimentary glass of Champagne at Midnight!).

Red Snapper with Cauliflower Mousseline and Lime Vinaigrette

Foie Gras Poached in Red Wine, Beets and Watercress

Scallops with Hazelnut and Rosemary Crust, Sunchoke Veloute and Trumpet Mushroom

Venison, Celeriac, Black Truffle, Sauce Poivrade

Lemon Curd, Lime Meringue, Anise Seed Cookies, Olive Oil Sorbet

Chocolate, Guanaja Ganache and Salted Butter Caramel

Racines NY Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Bar Seating (13)
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Authentic (9)
Romantic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have been to Racines a number times. The food is very good, although the menu is relatively limited, the wine list is wonderful (and the sommelier extremely knowledgeable hand helpful), and the ambience is lively. On our most recent visit, the food was outstanding. Our only complaint was the large crowd at the bar (apparently a group of Spanish wine makers waiting to sit for a celebratory and wine-fueled dinner) made our table, directly across from the bar, a bit uncomfortable until they sat down, much later than we had been told. But overall, a wonderful experience and we look forward to returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lovely evening with great food and a very notable wine list. The sommelier was so helpful and knowledgeable. We did the tasting menu and everything was delicious. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always perfect ! Great food ! We will come lack !

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Racine's is simply a terrific restaurant. In more than half a dozen visits, I have never had a bad dish. Flavors are clean, precise, well-conceived and perfectly executed. To say that it has a "notable wine-list" is a huge understatement. It has, arguably the best in the City. Especially when you consider that there are tons of great selections at lower prices and that the wine service is 100% enthusiasm, 0% attitude. A little bit of Paris on Chambers Street.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

A destination restaurant hidden in plain sight on a street not known for fine cuisine; Racines NY is exactly the kind of place you hope to find when you go for a good meal with interesting, well-chosen wines and want to go somewhere off the radar. The owners seem to always be there, the staff is warm and knowledgeable, and the wines are world-class; so is the food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The meal portions were extremely small to the point I went to McDonald's right after I left the restaurant. Also extremely over priced.. for two glasses of wine, a appetizer and one entree..cost $130.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Really nice meal, a nice mushroom soup amuse, delicious veal tartare (with clams, I was skeptical but it worked), bass, porcelet. Highlight of meal might have been fregula with chanterelles. Everything richly flavored without being heavy. Great wine list, lots of "geeky" stuff at fair prices, but with our varied orders I chose to go with BTG selections (which I seldom do), and was very pleased with choices. Service was attentive and friendly without ever being intrusive. I had been before for wine dinners, but my wife's first visit, and she's ready to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Terrific food, an excellent and extensive wine list, and very friendly and efficient staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Exceptional simple food. Simple in the sense that it goes back to the roots, thus the name of the restaurant "Racines", French for roots! One must try to sit at the kitchen bar to experience first hand the Chef's artistry. Speaking of artistry, a must try plate is the "Uni", Japanese for sea urchin: it is as much of a visual than a gustative pleasure, with the spaghetti reminiscent of the shell of the urchin - round, dark and spiny!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Inventive cuisine, warm and helpful service, expansive wine list, thoroughly lovely evening. Just the right size portions.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Chef Duca is truly amazing. Not only does he blend flavors so creatively in each dish, his tasting menus (a major reason to visit Racines) fit together incredibly well. I'll admit that some of the dishes are not ones that I might readily order a la carte, but every bite on the chef's menu has been truly great, so this is a perfect way to try some new items that otherwise might never be experienced. And the wine list... huge and very diverse. So glad that Thomas always chooses for us. Racines is a special occasion restaurant that is accessible enough to be enjoyed between special occasions as well.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was excellent , and we have a very good time here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. Sommelier suggestion was excellent

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was terrible and the food mediocre. I will not return or recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great restaurant! Food was very good and we enjoyed the open kitchen. Seeing the chef at work was fun. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was creative and very tasty, although the menu is limited. The setting is very pleasant. The main problem was slow, somewhat inattentive service. The actual servers were very nice, but there did not seem to be enough of them and so were stretched thin.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was my second time at Racines, and it was just as incredibly delicious. I treated my boyfriend out for date night since he had never been and I always talk about Racines. We shared the egg dish, which was so different and amazing! Creamy beautiful flavors. Then we had the uni pasta, which I love uni! For our main we ordered the porceta dish, which was out of this world! The mushrooms with the fig and eggplant "mousse" and the pork paired so tremendously well together! The flavors were incredible. Still remains one of my fav restaurants in the city.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had the tasting menu and it was fabulous. Service was great, ambiance was terrific, and a delicious and a well-priced bottle of wine made it "one of the best meals I've had this year" as my dinner companion said.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

racine's runs a great show. excellent food and wine list, and friendly and warm service. the restaurant does it all the right way.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is exceptional. It is delicious, but original, discrete so that nothing overwhelms. The mushrooms served with the pork dish were amazing and I would come back just to eat those, although there are other dishes I would like to try.

I would like to suggest that the waiters ask fir you want bread and butter or oil rather than waiting until you ask.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Racines is a gem! The menu, though small, had more than adequate choices. The ambiance is very pleasant with the natural simplicity of old brick and wood. The staff was welcoming & very informed about the menu options. The chef sent out a starter surprise, a mushroom veloute, that was superb. That was followed by a wonderful squid appetizer for my husband and & a 1/2 order of chanterelle mushroom risotto for me- mmmm! Delicious! The scallop entree & sea bass were both visual & tasteful treats. This is a truly fine restaurant. Finally, it has a great wine selection.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

If you want innovative, fresh food, this is the place. Took a friend to dinner + since Racines is close to so many subway lines, she had no issue coming downtown. Their wine list is never run of the mill, with may by the glass options. We both had the specials...scallops + a pasta risotto. Bothe beautifully full of flavor

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

As always, very good and original food, a relaxed atmosphere and very good service. To be recommended

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food; terrific wine selection--not the old standbys--Somme knows wines! Pricing good

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

A friend who lives in New York recommended Racines and we weren't disappointed. Lovely evening. Creative and beautifully presented delicious food. Fantastic wine list. Interesting cocktails. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Racines is a hidden gem. If you don't know it's there you may walk right past it, but that would be a mistake. The dishes are always creative without being too "out there". The quality of the ingredients, skill in preparation, and beauty of the finished dish is way above most other dining establishments in the neighborhood. Service is professional without being stuffy and they genuinely care about whether you're enjoying yourself. Great wines and cocktails too.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Matthew Baudry (amazing winemaker in Chinon, France) recommended Racines since we live in the city. "Thank you, Matthew"! The meal was superb and the service friendly and top notch. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great food, great anbiance, affordable and very friendly staff.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Racine's went way beyond expectations. It appears casual and relaxed (and it is) but the food and service are exceptional - far better than most lauded and applauded high end restaurants. A true neighborhood gem and we will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food, creative yet not crazy. We took the 5 course menu and everything was perfect.
The chef was running in the open kitchen, and all the waiters were helping and helpful.
Great recommendation

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I went to Racines with my wife on a recent Saturday night and we had the tasting menu. Each dish was very good, with the prawns dish being one of the best items we'd ever had. But a five course meal ended up taking us more than 3 hours, which was ridiculous – we waited more than 30 minutes in between some courses, and then waited so long for a waiter to come by to pick up our card that we just ended up taking it to the bar ourselves. There was a large group there that was taking up the staff's attention, but especially as we were splurging on the tasting menu, we should not have been ignored as much as we were. The chef here is excellent, and the service was warm and friendly when it came, but it did so far too infrequently.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food here is always beyond excellent. Fresh, well put together dishes. Just fabulous!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

One of the best combos of modern, innovative and tasteful food with a fantastic wine list

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was superb and the wine list amazing. Loved it!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Racines is my favorite place in town. Food is great and it is the best wine list in NYC. Arnaud Tronche is the best somm in town.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The sweetbreads were amazing!
If you like pecorino (a lot of it!!) get the arugula & honey salad - see if you can get it after or with your meal so you can eat it after the sweetbreads or whatever your entree is. I'm Italian, so I like salad after.

When we dined there on Tuesday, something was up with the AC. It was very warm inside. Not as disgusting as the humid mess outside, but not cool by any stretch.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food at Racine's was excellent as was the wine and cocktails. Very creative menu and beautiful presentation of each dish.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was very good. I really enjoyed the sweet breads. Wine was expensive for what it was. $18 per glass seems a bit steep.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Amazing and extensive wine list. Inventive dishes prepared with care. Servers have in-depth knowledge of the wine list and the menu and provide good guidance in matching the food to the wine. We dined early and it was relatvely quiet, with some low key jazzy music in the background. Suspect that it is noisier later when the dining area fills up.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

As always, a visit to this restaurant is a treat. About as close to the good restaurants in France as you can get.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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