Daniel

(212) 288-0033 | View Website

60 E 65th St, New York, NY | Directions   10021

40.766925 -73.967671

Open Hours

Mon-Sat 5:45pm-11pm

 
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Cuisine: French, Seafood, Vegetarian

Price: $$$$

Tags: Business Dining, Chef's Table, Fine Dining, Hotel Restaurants, Notable Chef, Notable Wine List, Online Reservations, People Watching, Private Rooms, Prix Fixe Menu, Romantic Dining, Special Occasion Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Midtown, Lenox Hill

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Recommends

Daniel is a hard restaurant to characterize. It's probably the standard by which all Michelin 3-star food in New York is judged, when service, atmosphere, wine, and everything else is taken into account. The food is precise, globalist, and executed with the very utmost extent of French technical skill. But from a purely culinary point of view, I always found it somewhat disappointing. When they do the kind of glorified Lyonnais or country French food Daniel Boulud does better than anybody else, the place is unbeatable; but too often I feel that there is no real point of view. Flavors and traditions jump from course to course, and you are left without a real sense of where the kitchen is coming from -- which is not to say the food isn't delicious. But it always seemed a little overconceived and perhaps a little overelaborate. That said, this is probably the ultimate New York restaurant experience.

Recommends
over a year ago

Dinner for two was a whopping $350 but I would go back in a heartbeat. We opted for the tasting menu and I'm so glad we did. The braised short ribs were the best I've had in my life, the scottish pheasant terrine was fabulous. The service was impeccable and not stuffy at all. And the decor is stunning! I felt like I was dining in a Venetian palazzo, sumptuous deep-red velvet drapes, lovely and gargantuous floral arrangements. Do go for a special occasion if nothing else. It's so worth it.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Perfect For That Special Occasion – Went to Daniel with my boyfriend (thanks, honey!) for our anniversary and it's super-fancy and elegant. The service was amazing from start to finish, but perhaps a bit too formal for my taste. The meal was exquisite, down to every detail. I wouldn't go here often but if you're celebrating a big event or special occasion, definitely splurge and go!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Delicious and auspicious – One of the classiest and best restaurants in the city. A five-star experience, all the way.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Exceptional – Always a delight to dine at Daniel. The service is superb and the duck is amazing. Although pricey, it's something nice to treat yourself from time to time.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best French in New York! – We have eaten many fantastic meals in New York City, but the food at Daniel, the whole experience really, was more than memorable and highlights were many. Our favorites were the scallops appetizer on the seasonal menu, and the braised cheeks of veal on the main menu, both of which were unbelievable. I almost didn't want to eat the last bites because I didn't want to be finished with the dishes. That I will never be able to prepare such flavors and textures makes me a bit sad.

We enjoyed unique cocktails in the bar and my champagne mojito was delicious, For dinner, we had Lounge Seating, which was beautiful and cozy, with an army of attentive waiters.

The prix-fixe 3-course dinner was a lot of food. A fresh pea-themed tower of treats arrived as we read the menu, the bread basket made several rounds about the room, and the main portions were sizable. I had read a review that said to save room for dessert, and we were glad we did. The chocolate guanaja was excellent, and as we enjoyed cappuccino, trays and baskets of tiny complimentary sweets paraded out of the kitchen: hot, fresh madeleines and tiny yuzu pastries were really fine.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

the ups and downs of greatness – i use too go the cafe,every year,special occasions until he stared to move and did not give a damn about the people there,4 people 200 each, pate out of a can,road kill for venision.i paid then icalled what i got was yea right bye,the staff was rude the bread surver was rubbing his dick on my shoulder,what a treat was that a bread stick or a veg they later used .why lie, these things do happen. so i went over to the new resturant wow big,beautiful,nice bar, had no res, early ,lady got me a table after drinks, then half way through some crazed client came in and yelled at me and the hostes because she gave his special table away.please grow up,great food, great service, .

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst three star restaurant ever experienced! – I have visited several 1-3 star restaurants in Europe and I can't understand how Daniel is regarded as a three star restaurant. I spent $1000 on a taste menue for two. First it was only eight courses - I'm used to at least 12. The selected wines were good but out of the eight courses only one gave me a close "wow" experience. For a three star place ALL courses should give me a "wow" factor! Also one of the corses was ordinary duck/goose liver - what is that??? Even though it's good I can buy my own can of goose liver... Another thing, we didn't wear our best but ok because we travelled light on our way to a djungle tour in Costa Rica. We were kind of treated like second class people. One recommendation: Spend your money elsewhere!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Restaurant Daniel on Behind the Burner – I love Restaurant Daniel. Behind the Burner (. com) has some great stuff about the chef and the food. yummm

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Perfectionist – Anyone who doubts that Daniel Boulud is a great chef, must have their sweetbreads checked. The man is such a perfectionist, and it comes through in ever dish, and every server. Considering he has quite a few restaurants, it is incredible that he is able to maintain the level of quality that he does. I have been dining her since it opened. The food only gets better, if possible. For special occasions, or a hot date, you will have her at "Your reservations is under???" Guaranteed to be a wonderful, impressive experience.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

the nicest looking food on plates, and the best quality you can ever imagine. the service is to die for, and the atmosphere is phenomenon. every single thing you put in your mouth made in at the restaurant. and the best thing, is daniel his on kitchen cooks every night..

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