The ambience and the restaurant itself is absolutely Gorgeous and breathtaking. Wonderful place to eat. Great locations. Only downside is portions are very small relative to price paid.
Always classy at the Dorrance. Great service, great food, amazing environment.
I had really hoped to be wowed by The Dorrance -- the location is so great and they have done such a great job with the interior. However, from the moment we walked in it was a little disappointing. Hostess literally walked away from us when we came in the front door without saying a word. When she finally came back we were seated by being led to the table and a pile of menus set down -- she then simply walked away again really without saying much -- it was quite strange. It was a really cold night and despite there being a coat rack by the hostess station no one made any attempt to take coats and we were left to inelegantly drape them on our chairs. Cocktails were the one bright spot -- lots of care and attention to the menu and bartender offered to create custom cocktails for us as well. We were there during Restaurant week so half of our party ate from the prie fix menu and the others from a la carte. Again -- about half the food was good. Unfortunately the more adventurous menu items seemed to be the least successful. One member of our party has many dietary restrictions and the chef did oblige and her food was clearly carefully prepared which was appreciated. Overall probably not one we would return to for a full dinner but might be a fun spot to grab drinks before eating else where.
Amazing atmosphere! Ask about the history of the building! Great food, great mix of flavors. I’m glad you were on the restaurant week list. I will be back!!
Wait staff professional and attentive. Handcrafted cocktails excellent. Fresh ingredients, interesting palettes of flavors. Excellent portions for the Restaurant Week pricing.
there was a holiday party that was expansive and loud
food was average
service was spotty
The lobster ravioli was delicious.
Food was pretty good overall. Appetizers were overpriced for the tiny portions you receive.
So great! Love music and excellent food as well as service!
It is hard to assess what a true dining experience at the Dorrance would be as my daughter and I were the only diners in the cavernous space which led to a strange, empty feeling. It was the evening after New Year's. The ambiance felt as if they were still cleaning up/clearing out after New Year's--tables moved, a candelabra on a side service table by bar. It was a strange ambiance. My daughter and I are metro New Yorkers and have sophisticated palates--however we found the menu too exotic for our tastes. Almost too over the top at every level. I'd like to try it another time.