222 W 79th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002440.783446 -73.979368
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper West Side
too, too, too – The bizarre rush treatment we received led me to conclude that the place is too expensive, too odd, and too hectic. In spite of reservations, we were seated in the nearly empty dining room at a table along the well traveled path to the kitchen, making the otherwise subdued setting seem like Grand Central at rush hour, even though the place was empty. This could still be forgiven if it werent for the waiters aggressive service and the waitstaffs voracious appetite for our plates, which we had to struggle to retain before having a chance to finish. By dessert, I gave up and sat there hopelessly watching as my rice pudding was snatched away half eaten, only to be replaced immediately with a hefty bill. Please hurry up and get out of here, was the overall message, but Im certainly not in a rush to return.
Decent, solid; but not spectacular – One of the better restaurants in the neighborhood (Upper West Side) -- and a good choice amongst the tons of Italian/Japanese/ethnic restaurants in the area. Specials are sometimes exhorbitantly priced; some say it doesn't quite have a "NYC feel."
Good pre-fixe / pre-theater prices.
Quaint Victorian – Everything looks, and is delicious on the small menu provided at this compact wreathed delight. I recommend the duck followed by passion fruit sorbet! Amazing beverage list is also offered.
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