Racines NY

4.5
457 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
In this outpost of Racines Paris, for his residency until the 31th of December, Michelin Starred Chef Paul LIEBRANDT is offering a 5-course menu celebrating Summer. A la carte options are also available.
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 227-3400
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Liebrandt
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Church
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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
Additional
Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We'll be open with a special holiday menu by Chef Paul Liebrandt - 5 course tasting menu for $120 (not incl tax or gratuity) and a la carte menu is also available.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for New Years Eve for Chef Paul Liebrandts' last night as our Chef-in-Residency with a special tasting menu. First seating 6pm to 7.45pm for a 4-course menu at $135, second seating 8.30pm to 10.15pm for a 6-course menu at $195 (excl tax & gratuity). A la carte options available at the bar.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

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.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 457 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fabulous evening. Friendly, knowledgeable team and delicious food.

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AS
Los Angeles
410 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Racine's is a culinary temple of exquisite food and wine. From the first bite of Resident Chef Paul Liebrandt's tasting menu, you know you're in for a treat! Chef Paul's passion and artistry are evident in the beautiful plating and deliciously complex flavors he creates in each dish. The main course of dry aged duck was perfectly roasted with a duck jus, requiring the accompanying bread to mop up every last bite. Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier creates wine pairings at the highest level, and the entire list is a compelling selection of old and new world gems. While Racine's is a relaxed and casual dining format, the service is precise, knowledgable and friendly. I can't say enough about this wonderful restaurant and look forward to returning very soon.

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AE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Racine's som, Pascaline Lepeltier, is the first woman to achieve Meilleur Ouvrier de France, and recently won Best Sommelier France. So they literally have the best sommelier in the world.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

What a great place for wine lovers and for sure the best team in town! They do their job with passion! The wine list is outstanding

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Racines was just superb

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Duck for two is perfect. Chef Paul comes up with brilliant combinations.

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LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food but small portions.
Unfortunately, too noisy...

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d
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had been to Racines 2 years ago for my sister's birthday and took and her husband again for their 40th anniversary. My son had recommended we go while Chef Liebrandt was still there as he has had several meals prepared by him in the past.
The menu is very eclectic and needs explanations for everything as the menu is vague on details. Our waitperson, Vera was sometimes good at the explaining but not always detailed or knowledgeable.
The appetizers and desserts were the best parts of the dinner. The red pumpkin with gnocchi was outstanding as was the foie gras chantilly.
The entrees were somewhat disappointing to all of us. The Wagu beef and pears was interesting but had strange black paste on the plate that tasted like cigarette ash. Vera said it was a black olive puree. None of us could taste olive and it was left on the plate. Another dish was Pork Iberico with Cockles and a strange seafood lasagna. It was a very nice, meaty piece of pork belly with manilla clams on it and an apple mustard sauce. The clams and pork were a very weird combination and the side of lasagna very filling. Another dish at our table was the Blanquette of Matsutake. It was a very small bowl of pasta with a white wine sauce and mushrooms. It was more like a small side dish than an entree. The most filling was the pork belly dish.
For dessert we ordered the the white chocolate and the Battenkill dairy Creme. Bothe were delicious but also required a description.
The Sommelier was wonderful and the wine selections fabulous!
Vera could be testy at times and very nice other times.
The prices were not bad for NYC.

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F
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was very mediocre. Fois gras Chantilly was more cream than fois, pork belly entree was small and tasted ok but it came with a bizarre seafood lasagna side that just didn't fit. Fried chicken app was also just ok and would've been better served hot than cold - accompanying mustard sauce had no flavor. Best thing we are was the panisse - chick pea fries - for $5. Save your money and go for happy hour wine and panisse. Won't return. This is a menu trying too hard to be creative over actually producing delicious food.

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OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was looking forward to this reservation and was better than imagined. Beautiful space, superb menu and wine list and even better service!! My meal was lead by Matthew and he was a true hospitality professional. Many thanks to him! Both Pascaline & Etienne were warm and super welcoming. Thank you to Etienne for wine suggestion. The meal was divine. Uni appetizer was delicious. Will definitely return.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Fantastic wine list , inexpensive . Great service
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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Mixed review.
Racine's wine program is exceptional and so is the friendly and knowledgeable staff- both waiters and sommelier.
The issue is with the food. A main course of "white mushrooms and foamed parmisan cheese" was tasteless and so were most of the other dishes we tried. There were 3 of us and all walked away shaking our heads about this disconnect between the food and everything else. Dinner with wine and tip was $160 per person and we left hungry since the portions were not only insipid but also tiny.
Something is not right at Racine.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wine list. Friendly service.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 3

I was looking forward to trout as main course , not trout as an amuse bouche ( 1 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch ...) but at the price of a main course ... 2 main courses , the size of an amuse bouche and 3 glasses of wine, rounding up at 130 $ is just a rip-off

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DA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Wine list and Creative dishes!
Service is great
Loved the place

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AG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Paul Liebrandt is one of the best chefs in the country. He is only here until year end. Go!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food experience but decor is beyond lousy. Decor should special as the food is. If not there is a mismatch and is felt in the experience. That is my humble opinion

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing dinner with great wine pairings.

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and extraordinary wines. Lively place with food built on local produce and creative cooking. All good!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great staff. I've been here many times and will continue to go whenever I am in Tribeca.

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BC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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YM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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AC
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation dinner location. Very good food location and service.

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dining experience and wine list! Was blown away.

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, but the real treat was Pascaline Lepeltier’s wine pairings!

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SA
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 $!

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w
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at this restaurant, just as it was on my recent visit last month was superb in every way.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the 5 course tasting menu. A couple of incredible dishes that did a very good job of using fresh local produce.

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H
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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b
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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WB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

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AS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great wine list. Good service. All around, a winner.

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m
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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JR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LN
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!

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H
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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