Awesome from start to finish.
Great, nice cozy place in Tribeca (close to Chamber street subway station, Trains 1, 2, or 3 and many other trains)
Amazing food, hospitality, and beverages. Top top praises!!! The octopus was unbelievable
Very disappointed. We'd been to Racine's twice before and really liked everything about it so recommended it for our dinner with friends. It has fallen badly. The limited menu selections weren't appealing, the food we did order was tasteless and without any real direction,unattractively plated, even the salad was tired and overdressed. The waiter forgot to bring our starters and made no apology. The six of us were seated right next to a large table of around 15-20 people who seemed to be there for a wine-tasting and between them and the sommelier the shouting was deafening to the point that we could hardly hear each other at our table. There are so many other good places in town that I'm not inclined to give Racine's another chance.
Terrific naturally-oriented wine list complemented by delicious French food with a traditional bent, amplified by a warm welcome.
A good dinner with my colleagues on working days. The service is very hospitality. Ppl keep coming and I can see it shall be a very popular restaurant!
Very nice food, a very good tasting menu and very professional service
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This is a quirky place. Good wine bar and cozy interior. Menu is odd and quite limited. We went on Valentine's day and the special of the day was Pot au Feu, which was made with Short Ribs and Tongue. When I had previously checked the menu, one of the featured entrees was pigeon (really? in NYC?). What we had was well prepared (neither of us opted for the special), so if the menu items appeal to you, go for it.
This is quickly becoming my favorite downtown restaurant. Great food, wonderful attentive service and an expansive wine list.
I went for a birthday celebration and we all opted into the tasting menu. The food was incredible, but the service was negligent. Tasting menus are pre-set, and waiters never explained what the dish was so we always ended up having to ask for a description. The same lacking service was apparent with clearing courses - at every point of the dinner we had emptied glasses left until we asked a server to clear them away. I would return for the food, but I hope the service shapes up.
They hired a new chef recently but the food is just as outstanding as it was a year ago. One of my best addresses in NYC.
Tasting menu very well executed. Coordination was impeccable.
Fabulous. Why have I never heard of this place before?
Nice space. Good size bar.
I went for dinner with a good friend. I had walked past on several occasions and it looked nice.
Our waitress was determined to make us order, which was irritating. I would’ve perhaps understood if the place was filling up, but it remained pretty much empty for the 2 hours we were there.
Despite the French name, the cheaper of the sparkling wines was $100 for a bottle of Spanish Cava. I’ve never paid that amount for Cava anywhere. It was lovely, but I wondered why they didn’t offer a Cremant , or some other French sparkling wine.
We ordered olives and chicken liver pate as starters. The pate was so whipped and smooth - like pate gelato. Neither my friend nor I cared for it. It was bizarre. I think the waiter should’ve warned us of their treatment. We returned it and the waiter kindly did not include it on our bill.
We then shared an excellent octopus app, and salmon prepared in a cream sorrel sauce.
The menu is quite limited and nothing else appealed to us.
A member of the wait staff had a little angry outburst right next to us. I would guess Racines is not a happy place to work. It seems pretentious and uptight, which is in contrast to the relaxed decor.
Overall a big disappointment.
Just a very nice evening. Had lovely wine which one of the reasons we like going to Racine’s. Food was really good and we had delicious desserts.
Service was good, maybe a bit slow as we got into the middle of the evening but nothing really terrible.
We will go back!
Extremely slow service. Awful service. Good food.
Recommended. We definitely go back next time we visit NY. We had endives salad and lobster as the starters. We tried beef as a main dish. They were all delicious. Wine list including natural wines is impressing. Servis was very friendly.
What a great little place! I have passed this place a bunch of times, but just recently went in last week. What a great find! The service, wine and food were all excellent. It's kind of loud in there, but it's otherwise perfect for a casual or romantic dinner with friends or a significant other.
Over priced and the $44 Wagu beef was very tough and tasteless. We spent $275 for dinner for 2. That included a $75 bottle of wine. Not worth the price. Will not be going back. PS-The staff, including the chef and his team, never smiled. My husband and I felt so sorry for them. They looked and acted as if they were scared and in jail.
Racines NY is stellar dining in a beautiful, subdued, quiet atmosphere. The staff are all very nice and very knowledgeable.
Amazing experience at Racines - same incredible service every time. Highly recommend sitting at the Chef's counter.
Great meal - this place is definitely below the radar in NYC. The food is top notch and far better than many restaurants in NYC - one almost feels that you have been transported to Paris. For the quality of the food , the prices are quite reasonable. And a great wine list to boot.
Great food, cool place. But the portions of food are tiny including the pours of glasses of wine. It was as if they were run by a corporation trying to maximize profits
I have been here twice. The wine list is super interesting and seems well priced. The food is delicious. The service is attentive. Sound is not too loud. Very enjoyable place.
Too loud. Didn’t like the music but the food was amazing
a warm and friendly place, with warm and friendly food and wine. one of my favorites in manhattan.
This is a fantastic place. Saying that the food is fresh, cooked perfectly, and presented well is an understatement. Several options for each course. They also offer a tasting menu, but we did not have the time. We will be back for the tasting. Very well balanced wine list with small BIO producers. Wait staff helped us select wine based on our food and our wine tastes. The bottle went very well with the meal. The bonus here is the 4 counter top seats looking right onto the kitchen. Watching the staff prepare all the dishes was exciting and gave us some ideas for home. We picked this place without doing research, and are happy to find this gem. Highly recommend and we will be going back.
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.
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.
Always perfect ! Great food ! We will come lack !
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.
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.
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.
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.
Terrific food, an excellent and extensive wine list, and very friendly and efficient staff.
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!
Inventive cuisine, warm and helpful service, expansive wine list, thoroughly lovely evening. Just the right size portions.
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.
The food was excellent , and we have a very good time here.