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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.
New York, NY 10007
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
1.2.3 - Chambers Street
4.5.6 - Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall
A.C - Chambers Street
R - City Hall
J.Z - Chambers Street
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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