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35 W 64th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10023-6728 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #669 of 11,687 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $80
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Upper West Side
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Central Park West and Broadway
Transit: 1 train to 66th Street / Lincoln Center; A, C, B, D train to 59th Street / Columbus Circle; M7,104,20,66 to 66h Street / Lincoln Center; M10 to 63rd Street and Central Park West.
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Picholine, across from Lincoln Center, is an elegant, understated gem in the upper echelon of Upper West Side restaurants. The menu is imaginative without being trendy (thank goodness). Whatever appeals to you is recommendable. The night we were there Scottish game birds were being featured. That meant red-legged partridge, grouse, wood pigeon and other "exotic" fowl. I started with a... More

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Tampere, Finland
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Food price/quality ratio acceptable. Otherwise in every aspect tormenting suprises. Seating very interesting considering almost empty dining room. Sommelier not on the map. Meny order confused. Some members of the Staff including a senior attendee saw everything But were not able to prevent all misconduct. Most import: we were referred four times about out theatre beginning schedule in good advance... More

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were there (three couples) to celebrate one 11th Anniversary and one 50th Anniversary - rare occasions. The food and service were stellar although the Sommelier needs to search more diligently for excellent quality wines at a more reasonable price - they do exist. Such diligent, unobtrusive service can only be imagined in this day and age, but demonstrably displayed... More

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Oklahoma City
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93 reviews 93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I recently visited NYC and we chose this restaurant based on the fact it just received its first Michelin Star. We had a wonderful experience. We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. My favorite dishes were the pumpkin bisque and the rib eye. Delicious! We waited a few minutes between courses which I actually... More

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After all these years, this is still a top destination restaurant. The uni panna cotta is as bracing as a dip in a tidal pool, the game is appropriately gamy, the cheese cart legandary, the service attentive. Of course, you have to be in the mood. The 5-course tasting menu (supplemented by at least four amuse bouches and intermezzos) took... More

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

likes: food quality high[has gotten back one of it's michelin stars], very well-paced[not too fast] quality service, elegant and comfortable atmosphere dislikes:modest quantity of food......inadequate really for $130 5 course prix fixe menu; wine list is very pricey[my guesstimate is that less than 5% of the bottles are under $100]......much prefer "the modern" and "marea" where we ate for the... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is lovely and the food was outstanding but the total dinner experience did not work. We had to ask for both a menu and bread,there was no warmth from the servers, apart from the charming oriental sommelier and the service was exceptionally slow despite the restaurant being only 60% occupied. This restaurant obviously has a first class kitchen... More

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Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Have visited 4 times over last 8 years and found the food to be consistently excellent. Don't forget the cheese. The service can be a little snooty and remote and unfortunately the wine list seems to heading for the stratosphere. Don't forget the cheese. There used to be some well priced Australian and Chilean reds on the list, but they've... More

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East Fallowfield
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Everything was wonderful. The atmosphere was very elegant, but not stuffy. The noise level was a perfect low hum. The wait staff was very good and knowledgeable. Each course was exquisite. The final cheese course was just the topper. It is not inexpensive, but worth every penny and very memorable.

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Springfield, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife went to please me, but quickly became a fan of the beautiful atmosphere and personable wait staff. We ordered different choices on the 5-course tasting dinner and began our flavor journey. The wait staff brought out little bites to try in between courses and as stated in other reviews the cheese cart is not to be missed. After... More

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Additional Information about Picholine

Address: 35 W 64th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10023-6728
Phone Number: 212-724-8585
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
Cuisine: American, French, Mediterranean

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