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Recette

4.0
1042 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (1582)
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About

Recette, meaning "recipe" in French, is Chef Jesse Schenker's first foray into the NYC restaurant scene. Chef Schenker took on Geoffrey Zakarian in Food Network's Kitchen Stadium on Iron Chef America and won! His time at Chef Gordon Ramsay's "The London" and James Beard award winner Chef Thomas Keller's "Per Se" certainly established the Recette's chef's culinary bona fides.

One of the most popular ways to enjoy the food at Recette is the Chef's Tasting Menu. You can try either the 5-, 7- or 10- course option and enjoy a small plate journey through Chef Schenker's repertoire. You can enjoy an arctic-char tartar or fried sweetbreads with brown butter.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:30 pm
Friday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 12:00am

Brunch:
Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm
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Phone number
(212) 414-3000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jesse Schenker
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Private party facilities
We offer the possibility of exclusive use of the Recette dining room, seven days a week. Our intimate restaurant can accommodate up to 40 guests for a seated meal. We will work within your parameters to create an unforgettable event, be it a bridal shower or a corporate luncheon. To discuss availability and pricing, please contact Lisa Mazy at
212 414 3000 or lisa@recettenyc.com
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Private party contact
Lisa Mazy: (212) 414-3000
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Catering
If you have your own location in mind, the Recette team is available to bring our incredible food experience directly to you. We will recreate the same restaurant-caliber food bursting with unique flavor profiles and unexpected combinations, all presented in the clean style that is Recette.

Chef Jesse Schenker is also available for Private or In-Home Dining.

To discuss all the possibilities, please contact Lisa Mazy at 212 414 3000 or lisa@recettenyc.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Greenwich St.
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Parking details
Parking can usually be found on street in the neighborhood. There is a parking lot across Greenwich Street and one on West 11th Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets.
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Public transit
The 1, 2, 3, A, C and E trains stop at West 14th Street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSRadjy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

Second time there, and absolutely loved it yet again. As my husband put it, every mouthful was a delight, an explosion of flavor, subtle nuances of deliciousness. Genius on a plate. I highly recommend the tasting, but don't think you can go wrong no matter what you order.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

We live in the neighborhood and finally made it to Recette. The place is a total delight. The food exceeded expectations, the wine was better, and the service superlative without being stodgy. I don't know why this is not more of a citywide destination, but I am happy for our sake that it remains under the radar. Go here!

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Hubyummy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

This is a restaurant Cupid could love. We had dinner at Recette on Valentine's Day. What a superlative experience! The five-course tasting menu was a taste sensation. Let us count the ways. Red snapper crudo flecked with pomegranate, fennel purée, and caviar so fresh you wanted to slap it. Shellfish chowder festooned with morsels of succulent seafood. Duck, on a bed of coco bean cassoulet and chorizo, that melted on the tongue. Veal accompanied by sweet potato hash and creamed kale, a dish that left us cheering. The dessert of raspberry mousse offered an exclamation point that was satisfying without being cloying. What about the service, you might ask? Perhaps the best of any restaurant in New York. Solicitous without being saccharine. Attentive without hovering. We bow to you, Recette!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

This is a very small restaurant, with a cozy bistro style. They play loud music that didn't match the style at all. We had reservations but had to wait for 30 minutes anyway. The valentine's day meal was okay. Extremely expensive for the quality of food you got. They were obviously having trouble keeping up with table service and waitstaff were visibly irritated. But still friendly. The crudo was delicious. Each course had interesting flavor profiles but the courses were hit and miss. Overall, some great food but definitely not worth $400 for two people.

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vipKokWahC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We have been there on several occasions and as expected, the food is amazing. Looking forward to the next time.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

We were excited to try Recette as it came highly recommended. The service was good but the meals we received weren't great. One entree was cold and two main meals missed the mark. I hope this was a one off as the menu sounded better than what was plated up.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

I'd thought this was a gourmet tapas place, with a French accent, so was very excited to go, hoping to be reminded of Barcelona and Madrid where so much ordinary tapas is superb. Was extremely disappointed. The food was awful, from my standpoint. First, there was almost nothing I was inclined to order -- nearly every dish with meat (bad news not non-meat-eaters) and/or with hot chili -- and puny selection of fish. And the place is a bit too precious about special requests, e.g., hold the meat-based condiments. Then what I did order (with or without special requests) was mediocre. Won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

The restaurant gave our table away despite our being on time for our reservation. We waited for a whole hour. Management waited until the last minute of our waiting to rectify this error. Despite being apologetic and having given us some treats as an peace offering, an hour wait with a reservation is unacceptable and does not reflect well on the management of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

Great night here! - the tasting menu is spectacular (from amuse bouche to dessert, there wasn't a single course in 7+ that wasn't delicious and fun), and the cocktails and wine are a great match for the menu

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Horta (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

There is no much to say additionally, it is a nice place to have a romantic dinner with terrific food and enjoyable wine but the ambience sound was not appropriate for this purpose. A bit noise and certain excess of electronic music.
My suggestion to a couple is to share a course of 3 or 5 dishes and ask for a desert recomendation. The waiters are so good in describe each delicious alternatives.

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vipRoost (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

Wow - everything was fantastic! Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The fluke and spot crudos were perfect. We loved the "buffalo" sweetbreads and rabbit "pot pie" - both were lovely, creative renditions. Can't wait to return.

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vipVandDdineout (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

We love the tasting menus. Love that the staff will indulge our food talk, and our requests for different items. Just enjoy the whole experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 15, 2016

Overpriced and uninspired. We were one of two tables in the restaurant and dishes came out luke warm. Not terrible, just average so I'd suggest picking a different place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on January 8, 2016

At first glance, the restaurant looked idyllic and adorable in West Village. The ambiance inside is also fairly romantic and a nice noise level for dinner. However, the food and the service left much to be desired. Extremely small portions and either too salty or too bland. Look elsewhere for date night in West Village - many other better options!

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vipsomuchtoeatsolittletime (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

The three of us dined here one evening and were impressed by the variety of flavors, textures and ingredients in our choices. However, we left feeling hungry for something more solid.
The three "main" plates we ordered were the branzino, a ravioli and ???. The olive were FABULOUS!!!! We thought that the S'mores dessert was a bit small.
The menu selections change very day, as the innovative chef is clearly exercising his repertoire depending on what is available. One of the three tasting menus might be the best way to experience this restaurant.

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vipMJFOODIE (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2015

I love this place. From its tucked away corner in the West Village to the intimate dining room and great attention from the staff, always an excellent experience. I especially enjoy the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings. They pace it according
To your desire. I highly recommend Recette!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

I live in Ohio, and found this restaurant online, which can be a bit risky to begin with. My plan was to ask my girlfriend to marry me during the dinner on the day after Christmas. Everything went wonderfully, starting with the fact that our server Kristen knew of my plan and was more than willing to help in anyway possible! She was a great server, but even more than that, she went out of her way to make it a special night! From the extra splash of wine, to the champagne (after my girl said yes! ), to the beautiful dessert with a candle in it, she was phenomenal! Great experience, and we will be back in a year!

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PakuChanNY (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

I came here for the Christmas Eve dinner with a friend. We were seated at the corner settee and the services were solicitous throughout the meal. The restaurant was very accommodating to substitute one dish which I could not for another one. The 4-course menu was tasty but I would not describe them as special. Perhaps worth coming again at another time to access the place more realistically.

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ggiel (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

The chef blended flavors that I would have never guessed would work in to a meal that will be long remembered , I went with a couple who are quite fussy and my wife who sprung the vagaterian card at last moment ,all were raving by meals end thanks for a great experience on xmas eve

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nyc4food (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2015

Only a few short blocks from the new Whitney, this place should be jumping. We arrived for a 6:00 p.m. reservation on a Wednesday and were the only table. One more table arrived about 7:30. No loud music (which earlier reviewers hated). The food was fantastic, from the amuse bouche through dessert. Give them 2 main items (one cold, one hot) and they take it from there for the tasting menu. We had the 5 course tasting. Wife and I loved the food, including the foie gras, bone marrow toast, langostines, branzino, duck breast, deconstructed rabbit pot pie. Very well prepared with interesting presentation. Desserts were great, too. Servers were knowledgeable and polite. Wine by the glass was good and Amaro's recommendation spot on. Curious wine list with a majority of very expensive bottles. We look forward to returning!

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