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“As wonderful as everyone says”
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Ranked #3 of 13,823 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Cross street: Park Avenue
Transit: 68th Street stop, #6 Train.
Boston, MA
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“As wonderful as everyone says”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We went at 5:30 to accomodate and 8 pm show. It was so lovely and quiet and we took advantage of the early dinner with wine pairings. The staff is wonderful and elegant without being snobby or stuffy. The food, naturally, was fabulous. It was a very special place

  • Visited May 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“WOW”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

This restaurant exceeded my expectations - and I had high expectations! Everything was absolutely incredible - the food, the service, the beautiful dining room.

  • Visited April 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Most memorable dining experience of my life”
Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Simply will not go to NYC without stopping at Daniel for dinner. Every experience better than the last. Food incredible and super creative. Best dining experience in NYC hands down.

  • Visited March 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Disappointed and memorable for the wrong reasons”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Being a 3 Michelin star restaurant, we were quite disappointed by the experience. The atmosphere was indeed a little too stiff and even though it stipulated that gentlemen should have a jacket for dinner service, it was a bit much for them to request that I put my jacket back on when i took it off during our meal as the room was just a tad too warm. That aside, the biggest disappointment was indeed the food. I thought it was just me but my wife, did not want to say it at first, really was thinking the same. We had the 3 course meal and we chose the Black sea bass (under recommendation of the wait staff) and the Duo of beef (a signature dish of the establishment). The flavour of the black sea bass was too fussy and really overpowered the fish, leaving little but the red wine sauce. The duo beef, the Wagyu beef although well prepared, in contrast lacked flavour, the short rib was tender but nothing special. We agree with previous reviewers, the food at Jean-George at the Trump was a cut above and yes, at a fraction of the price, also a 3 Michelin starred restaurant. We ultimately also preferred the service of Jean-George. We would not recommend this restaurant unless one tend towards traditional french cuisine.

  • Visited April 2013
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Dissapointed. Not THAT good.”
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Ok, so living in London and Munich I had expectations that this restaurant would be as good as the equivalent in Europe, and it's wasn't. Nowhere near. The room and service were good but the choice, quality and price were not. We had a much better meal at lunch at Jean Grorge in the Trump for lunch the next day at a fraction of the price. So not impressed, which was a shame as it was a special birthday meal to crown our NYC trip. think the owners and the maitre'd should take a trip to the Atallier at Bayerisher Hof in Munich or Dinner in London to see how it should be done!

Visited April 2013
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