The scallops were the best we have ever tasted. Service was top rate.
Great food, service, quiet.
An upscale restaurant in a neighborhood. Thoughtful, helpful and vigilant server French food full of taste- portions on the small size but artistically presented and delicious. Menu has many seafood options which we enjoyed but might be a problem for some.. There were 6 in our party and we had a lovely round table in an alcove on the 2nd floor - great for conversation. It was a delightful evening for celebrating a memorable occasion. Pre-reservation phone call to check for allergies was a nice touch . Thanks for everything
I don’t usually write reviews. We are very picky foodies.. our meal was outstanding. Escargot was average, foie gras outstanding didn’t like the recommended pairing wine. Bone marrow spot on, bread could have been toasted more. We had 2 fish dishes, both spectacular. Can’t wait to go back!
Everything was wonderful from service to wonderful food.
Portions of food were way too small for the price. The food overall Was excellent. Three bells using the Craig Laban scale. We will try brunch next time. Wines are also overpriced. Only 4 tables dined there last night.
We decided to dine at the bar instead of the dining room & the bar staff were very attentive. Our food & wine selections were delicious and they were very accommodating with my GF requests.
Great cocktails and food. Some memorable dishes and excellent place to dine. Service was a little underwhelming but decent.
It was wonderful.
First visit in couple years. Food is wonderful but portions are tiny. Left feeling somewhat hungry. We did not have desert.
Looks right, feels right, tastes right. What more could you ask? From the perfectly prepared cocktails, to the delicious desserts and "afters", we enjoyed every minute! We shared both the Hamachi and the Roasted Marrow, because we couldn't make up our minds - two wonderful dishes. The Rib-eye for Two was beautifully prepared and presented, and enjoyed again as the most decadent "leftover", ever! We should have asked for more of the incredible potatoes to take with us...
And, if you are fortunate enough to have Megan serve you, you'll agree that Megan RULES!
Thanks for a great evening - we'll be back!
Great, great restaurant. Food, service, and it was quiet enough to have a conversation. Went there for a special birthday, and the menu came with a Happy Birthday greeting using the birthday girl's name. And a birthday candle came with the dessert. Small but very thoughtful touches. Will definitely be back and won't wait for a special occasion. Foie gras best I've ever had. No heavy liver taste, just done to perfection. And the oysters were fresh and flavorful. Limited menu but you're sure to find something to your taste when everything is the best in its category.
Delicious! We had the tasting menu. The food was inventive and interesting, but most importantly it just tasted good. We will be back
Our first visit we loved it and will be back. Great food super service. Highly recommended.
You will always have great meal at this restaurant. It never disappoints. The food , wine and cocktails are some of the best in the city. We love this restaurant and make it a regular part of our restaurant rotation.
3rd time being to Townsend and it didn’t disappoint. Tried the tasting menu, every course I would have never ordered off menu but was excellent. Our server was top notch, great at suggesting wines with each course! Can’t wait to go back.
Top notch craft cocktails ... great twist in Old Fashioned and Manhattan. The apps and main dishes are expertly prepared and plated. Highly recommend.
Townsend never disappoints. The food and service are always excellent. This time a member of our party needed to have a gluten free dinner, and it was not a problem accommodating him and my husband who cannot eat melted cheese.
Townsend is one of our favorite places to dine.
Service and food were spectacular. 4 college aged people were annoyingly on their cell phones.
I have lived in NYC and Philadelphia most of my life. This may have been one of the top three meals of my life and that includes international and local dining. For our anniversary, every single staff member wished us a happy anniversary and the menu even mentioned it. The speciality cocktails menu, the wine list, the menu, the dessert, and the wait staff all get fantastic grades. No complaints what so ever. Highly recommended.
If you like interesting cocktails and wine, creative and delicious food, and fabulous service then you’ll love this intimate restaurant.and cocktail bar. Opt for the chef’s menu!
Staters were delicious. Mains were not good value at all. Rabbit was bland and very small for the price.
As good as it gets!
Always fabulous at Townsend!
Terrific all around experience - delicious food and friendly efficient servers
Great meal from start to finish in a small, charming setting. Knowledgeable wait staff, prompt service, four courses of outstanding food, plus an amuse bush. Only wish that the seats in the dining room were a bit more comfortable.
Quiet romantic delicate (ie not over the top portions), great food and service.
A bit pricey
Very relaxing, wonderful food and service looking forward to next visit
Exceptional dining experience. Food was creative and more important delicious. Great waitstaff... our waiter was informative about everything on the menu and his suggestions were right on!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!
Fantastic experience always!
We are regulars at Townsend, going there for dinner a few times a year and ending up at the bar every 2 months or so. As always, the food was great and the service (Steve is the best server in the city) was outstanding. Great wine pairings with the tasting course dinner (which was able to be made gluten free!). All in all, top knotch!
Everything was delicious and well portioned.
Our server Megan was delightful and knowledgeable.
Our only real criticism was no espresso.
Really?’ Just plain coffee was a disappointment after a fine meal
Your scotch selection was limited with all choices from the same area. Diversity would be welcomed. I don’t like drinking a cigar
Bone Marrow was fabulous
Portions were small
Our server Meghan was exceptional!!!’ A true asset to the restaurant and made our experience extra special.
The tasting menu with the wine pairing was very good. Service was very good as usual. This is our new favorite restaurant in the city because of excellent personal service, and the always fresh, interesting food, but, make sure to bring your wallet, because like everything in life, very good does not come cheap!
This place never disappoints. The tasting menu was great and the wine pairings were excellent. Service was outstanding as was the bartending.
The service was impeccable. The am since of the restaurant was very cozy and perfect for date night or a long dinner with friends. We really enjoyed our evening here.
As always, the food is great and the service is impeccable. Small, quiet, intimate dining experience.
Went on a Wednesday night and sat downstairs. At the time there was just one other table seated and we were placed right next to them. They were a bit loud and pompous...which isn't the restaurants fault but there were plenty of other tables where they could have seated us...being an anniversary dinner it was a real bummer. I would have, and in hindsight should have, asked for another table so I partially blame myself. I had assumed the place was going to fill up which it never did. Otherwise service was EXCELLENT. Portions are small and it's expensive but I'm willing to pay if the food is delicious and Townsend rarely disappoints. Wish they had more selection on the menu. Unfortunately, my girlfriend recently found she has a food allergy to crustaceans and shell fish so half the menu was off limits for her. I would go again but only on special occasions at their prices..and I would check their menu first and be more assertive about seating.