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“We will not rush back” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Arielle Restaurant

Arielle Restaurant
51 East Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
845-876-5666
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Ranked #20 of 50 Restaurants in Rhinebeck
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“We will not rush back”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

There are some positives about this restaurant. The ambience is romantic and the menu is appealing. It's not expensive. Nice wine selection for us by the maitre d. Unfortunately, the food truly does not measure up. Just not the calibre that it should have been. It's not that it wasn't imaginative: it's Paris bistro food, after all, but it was BLAND and BORING. It was uninspired. And the staff needs training. The maitre d was capable, but one young waitress tried to clear twice before we were finished, and she interrupted our conversation REPEATEDLY to ask how things were. It seemed that she would wait until we were in the middle of a sentence before she would hop over and stop us in our tracks. As Nora Ephron would say, she ruined every punch line. It was incredibly annoying. So unfortunately, until they fix these two issues, we're not going back -- we'll have dinner next door at the Thai place, which has ZERO ambience, but at least the food is delicious. Sorry about that!

  • Visited January 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Lovely and romantic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

Had a wonderful evening here last week. Absolutely charming country French decor and splendid food from appetizers to dessert...I dreamt about my banana caramel crepe all night long...truly sweet dreams! Highly recommend this quaint little restaurant!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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santa cruz, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

Had dinner there last night. The decor and ambience were extremely warm and inviting, service was attentive and professional. The food was a delight -- I had the seared diver scallops and my husband had a pork chop milanese. Both were prepaed to perfection.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangall, NY
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not up to par”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

Two different couples had recommended Arielle, I had looked at the menu online, and was also impressed by the look of this newcomer when I walked by one day so I thought the place would be great. Sadly, it was disappointing. We were greeted warmly and seated with our choice of options, but that was the highlight of the evening. The service overall was disappointing...slow & stilted, and most of the servers were so young we felt they just didn't have the right experience. We had to tell the waiter that we wanted cocktails. We ordered the peppercorn crusted sirloin whose seasoning overpowered the meat and a mahi special which was horribly bland. The atmosphere was lovely, but this restaurant needs improvement.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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new york
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Tried it again and it was even worse than the first time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

We decided to give this restaurant a second try. The food was delicious but the service was horrible. We were seated on the side patio and the service staff forgot we were there. We were never served bread after we requested it. Our water glasses were never refilled. When we told the waiter that we were not happy with the service he stated that they had a large party upstairs and that he was very busy. It's a shame that the service is so poor since the chef is quite talented. We won't go there again.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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