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Picholine

35 W 64th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10023-6728 (Manhattan)
212-724-8585
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Ranked #278 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: American, French, Mediterranean
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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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English first
Springfield, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
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
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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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NJ
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
36 reviews 36 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
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Really superb. Understated, quiet, relaxing and a real treasure on the UWS. The Mrs. had the 5 course tasting, and feeling a bit adventurous, and conflicted w/ my last Dr's visit, i simply selected 5 appetizers. Steven, our server, was accommodating and appreciated. Lovely amuse bouche to start, a chives creation, lead into the sea trout cru, fresh, subtle, delectable... More

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