911 7TH Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.765854 -73.979321
Mon-Fri 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat 8:30 am-8 pm, Sun 9 am-6 pm
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
Watch out for the very expensive espresso – Four stars for the amazing, buttery, flaky, not overly sweet almond croissant that I picked up as a treat for myself one chilly afternoon. I think I almost swooned when I took my first bite.
One word of warning: if you want a double espresso to go with that, as I did, go across the street (or on any corner) to Starbucks as Petrossian will charge you by the shot. That's right, my double espresso cost $16. I was in such shock for being such an idiot for not asking the price that I simply paid, dumbfounded, and left. Good lesson for me - suck it up and ASK how much they charge for an espresso. Even $8 for a single shot is too rich for me. I was thinking perhaps that I'd find tiny gold flecks at the bottom of my to-go cup for that price but alas, that was not the case.
So disappointing – My husband and I went to celebrate our eight year anniversary. The waitstaff is completely uninterested in the patrons. One guy tried to be conversational in all the wrong ways, and the other didn't let me finish my question before answering. The appetizers were excellent (I can honestly say I had the best foie gras there outside of Paris), but the entrees were so subpar, I couldn't even finish mine. There's a fine line between decor that makes you feel like you've travelled back in time and decor that's old; this place needs an OVERHAUL, especially at the price point it's at. I'd go back for that foie gras, but nothing else.
menu change is a disaster – Petrossian has lately revamped its menu to include bacon and eggs with all entrees, they've eliminated their old takeout meny (although it's still posted online eveywhere) and, in general, the charm and French flair of the menu is totally gone.
What a shame!
Overpriced Food – The food is good there, but the prices are high, and it is so crowded and noisy that having a conversation is almost impossible. For that much money, I want a relaxing meal, elegantly served, in a lovely restaurant. Petrossian doesn't fit the bill.
One of the best restaurants in the city – I have been to Petrossian several times over the years and never have been disappointed at all. I went again last night and was pleasantly surprised to get a reservation on 30 minutes in advance and as usual the service was great and the food amazing. I am still surprised by how well priced this place is, many people will say it is expensive but all restaurants aside that are not known for their caviar, it is well priced. And if you want a nice lunch with amazing food but do not want to dress business casual, go to the boutique and cafe for an amazing lunch. Overall I love this place, it is always a good idea to do the prix-fixe as you will get a 3 course dinner for only $49 and only $12 if you would like the american sturgeon caviar appetizer.
It is an amazing place, you should try if for yourself!
Just fair – I really loved the atmosphere and was excited upon entering. However the staff was less than friendly and couldn't have cared less about my table. The menu said "soup" however I received gazpacho, my meat was rare when I ordered it medium and my dessert was medicore. The general menu descriptions were far from the food that was received and there was nothing special about anything I ate. For that price there are much better places in the city to eat.
A bit overrated – My wife set up a dinner party for 30 or so foreign gov't officials. They were able to seat us all comfortably, and the service was great. I wish the food was as good as the service.
Excellent restaurant and great service!! – I love great food and I constantly go to high-end restaurant to dine. This restaurant is by far one of the best restaurants I have been to. The food is cooked and served nicely and creatively! We love our Champagne Creme Brulee, juicy and crusted salmon! The service is iimpeccable and the decor is also glamorous.
Long and short, we will definitely go back again soon!!
worst customer service I've ever encountered – The maitre'd and wait staff lost my reservation and accused me of never making the reservation in the first place. After making accusations, they never even attempted to alleviate the situation. They were unbelievably rude and completely incompetent. I definitely do not recommend this restaurant. If I could give negative stars, I would.
Lousy Restaurant Week Food – The prix fixe meal they served for Restaurant Week (Jan 27) was the worst we ever had. For an additional $12 they served the bottom-of-the-line caviar, which was ordinary at best. My husband's shrimp was burned, and my salmon was overcooked. The desserts were unremarkable as well. The reviews suggest that they may ordinarily have good food - just be sure to stay away during restaurant week!
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