Racines NY

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619 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 the Wine List, 2800 bottles deep, which is French-centric but global, curated by Arnaud Tronche and Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier. Over 20 selections by-the-glass doesn’t hurt either.

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TD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wine list in NYC with tons of hidden gems, you’ve just have to ask for advice, Arnaud & Pasqualine will always find a bottle that you will love. And to pair with your glass, fabulous plates by Diego. Portions are just right, flavorful, innovative.

We had a business dinner / interview, the noise level was also perfect

E
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wine menu was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bon accueil.
Carte des vins magnifique
Disponibilité et sympathie du patron
Je recommande

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, creative flavors.

VS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable evening with outstanding food and terrific service. Many thanks!

AR
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an extraordinary dinner here. We sat at the counter adjoining the kitchen so we had ringside seats! The food, wine and service were all outstanding. One piece of advice: put your wine selections in the hands of the beverages director, Pascaline Lepeltier. You can’t go wrong!

s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I have been back many evening and a great place to unwind. Excellent selection of wines. I enjoyed the Domaine des Amphores syrah and the cinsault

E
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. The chef prepared a vegetarian dish for my wife and my duck breast was prepared flawlessly. Wine list is well thought out and a Burgundy nuts paradise. Highly Recommended.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arnaud and his team are masters at what they do. The food is constantly great, the wines suggested are thoughtful and the service is expedient. You could go elsewhere to a similar restaurant (one michelin star) and pay 2x. Racines is a gem.

AS
Los Angeles
446 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Racines is always a wonderful experience. The menu changes often, reflecting the seasonal availability of local, high quality ingredients. Vegetables are a focus here, and their flavors are brought to fullest potential by Chef Diego Moya and his talented kitchen team. Standout proteins are the Steelhead Trout, and duck breast. The trout on this visit had a perfect crispy skin done over a charcoal grill, while the flesh was a tender medium rare. It was finished with colorful flower petals adding an attractive autumnal theme to the plate. Grilled cabbage topped a mouthwateringly delicious duck breast. A rich coconut sorbet with fig leaf oil was a refreshing desert to end another outstanding meal. The wine program at Racines is exceptional. The list is extensive, featuring biodynamic and small producers from regions throughout the world. The staff are all dedicated industry professionals and their knowledge of food and wine is among the best anywhere. Service, as always was friendly and attentive. I cant say enough about Racines and can't wait for my next visit!

HG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive, exceptionally knowledgeable service. Diego Moya’s cooking and Arnaud and Pascaline’s wine list make for an unbeatable combination.

c
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Food and atmosphere was perfect. We can't wait to return!

BT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food (haven't been since the program changed over) - everything was delicious, interesting, and great with wine.

Our server was super hospitable, gracious, and thoughtful in how he served our BYO wines.

Overall wonderful experience.

DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

90min without food!

The food was good and the service too.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where chefs go to eat according to a friend in the businesses; go and find out why, especially if subtlety and texture are your jam.

DF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily my favorite restaurant in NYC! The wine list is amazing, service is awesome and food fantastic.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

モダンでお洒落な内装。雰囲気は抜群でさすがNYといった気分になれます。1人でカウンターに座りましたが、気にせずオーダー出来るカジュアルな空気○
前菜のアーティチョークのフリットサラダは、ほろ苦さにソースの香り、クリームも足され素晴らしい味でした。
期待したメインの鴨は 美味しかったんですが、まずまず。オレンジの入ったソースがシンプルでした。勝手な期待ですが、もう少し複雑な味が良かった。
総合的にとてもいいお店でした!
素敵な時間をありがとうございます。

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

LH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, great advice on wines, nice ambiance, perfect place for dinner.

D
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Excellent wine list, bad service, OK food

BR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Racines is a hidden treasure. Wines are excellent and food/sauces are fabulous. It’s pricey but worth it

PH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pascaline Lepelletier à son meilleur niveau.
Elle nous a fait découvrir un vin géorgien incroyable.
Super restaurant. Ambiance incroyable.
Merci à Pascaline.

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E
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, stunning wine and wonderful service in a cool place!

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in all of NYC! Chef Moya is a creative genius and uses only the freshest and best ingredients in inventively delicious, mouth-watering ways. Great ambience for a special occasion or regular/everyday dining. The wine list is phenomenal, as are the cocktails.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, we had the beat time! Wine and good were delicious, and service was exceptional!

MH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

French type gastronomic cooking, with a selection of excellent wines.

D
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good and quick. Cooked well. Can’t say anything negative about the experience

JC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, terrific service, wonderful ambiance. Always a pleasure. Great place to bring people from out of town. Informal and very welcoming.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chief Diego and his talented team did not disappoint nor did Pascaline Pelletier who personally served our wine pairings. Farm to table ingredients and biodynamic organic wine pairings. What a treat!

YJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. From the moment we arrived, every staff member we encountered made us feel welcome and took care of us. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. Pascaline Lepeltier perfectly paired a wine with our meal and could not have been more gracious. This was our first time to visit, and we will definitely return. I highly recommend.

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. All the appetizers are spectacular, the lentils and the leaks are my favorite. The wine list is as comprehensive as it can get and the staff very helpful. I loved it.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service (Jonah); excellent food. SUPERB EXPERIENCE

E
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic wine list and by the glass and wonderful service all in a comfortable space. What more could you ask for?

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We met the chef and he was so friendly. I would definitely go back to this restaurant. The food was very creative and unique. My favorite was the duck and Fried Artichokes. Dessert was okay and I didn't care for the consistency of the pannacotta.

AL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here two nights in a row and love it. The food is outstanding as well as the service and wine list!

KO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, Fab wine, great service, great peeps, love this place

VB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The heirloom tomatoes in nduja dressing with padron peppers were the epitome of summer. Don't miss the coconut sorbet either; it's refreshing while creamy, fruity, and full of toasty flavors. Everything was delicious and some things were sublime. It's an evening of special food that doesn't feel stuffy or pretentious.

AS
Los Angeles
446 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another impressive dining adventure at Racines! Everything was delicious and on point. I loved the lentils with creme fraiche as well as the cured fluke. The fig panna cotta with a strawberry gelee' was the perfect end to the meal. Ingredients are all fresh and high quality, with clean flavors layered in each dish. Wine is a focal point at Racines, with an impressive selection at all price points; never sacrificing quality. Service was friendly and attentive as usual.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The lentil starter dish was very bad. The creme fresh destroys the dish

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