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35 W 64th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10023-6728 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #272 of 11,648 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $50 - $80
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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165 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
East Fallowfield
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Capitola, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Michelin star, indeed. My wife and I each tried different parts of the 5-course tasting dinner. Exquisite food, perfect portion size, and excellent service in an elegant, yet subdued, setting.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

From start to finish, this dining experience was first rate. The creativity of the dishes blew us away. The staff was also very accommodating to the gluten free issues of one member in our party, going as far as to bake a gf loaf of bread just for our table! The first course of smoked sturgeon mousse with caviar was... More

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New York City, NY
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My friend and I enjoyed catching up over dinner at Picholine. We were here on a Sunday and it wasn't very busy, so we were able to chat without hearing everyone else's conversations. The staff were friendly and attentive. The Fromager was very knowledgeable and the cheese cart was the special highlight of the night because I love cheese. We... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews 182 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Tasting menu well presented and of quality ingredients. Wine list ridiculously expensive (nothing under $100) with pompous french sommelier trying to sell the more expensive bottles and then making veiled negative comments when his wine was not chosen. The numerous wait staff was courteous but mixed. Some really pleasant and others arrogant. Overall good food, fair service and dissapointing wine... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was our second visit to this fine restaurant. My wife and I went with a friend prior to attending a performance of the New York City Ballet. The food was excellent; and the restaurant is very good about getting you out the door in time for the performances. I would definitely go there again.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

French restaurant with fixed price or tasting menus. We had the 3 course $98 version which was the same price even for vegetarians. Food was fussy with small portions and seemed a throw back to the 80s. We also had the wine selection ($50 each) chosen by the restaurant to accompany our dinner choices. One of my wines was old... More

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New preston CT
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69 reviews 69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Both couples who had dinner there the other night have not been there for quite a while and had only the best remembrances of such excellent food, service and ambience. The only good thing I can say is the bartender is great. When you look at the menu what it says is not what you're going to get so make... More

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Holland, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Excellent meal after a show at the Lincoln Center. I would say top 5 in NYC for sure. Was really stood out however was the Sommelier, made it one of the best ever. I was "stuck" between two wines, one sounded intriguing but we had never tried it before and I didn't recognize much about it. It turned out to... More

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