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Ouest

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2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024 40.786938 -73.977808
nr. 84th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-580-8700 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, French
  • Price Range: $$$$

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  • Critics' Rating: ***

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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    16 Reviews | Write a Review

Photo by Robert K. Chin

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Official Website

ouestny.com

Hours

Mon-Tue, 5:30pm-9:30pm; Wed-Thu, %:30pm-10pm; Fri, 5:30pm-11pm; Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun, 5pm-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 86th St.

Prices

$25-$37

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

Thomas Valenti's uptown outpost is appealing enough to shatter the misperception that there is a lack of worthy places to eat on the Upper West Side. Designer Peter Neimetz has created coves of intimacy in an unwieldy space by using dark-wood stain and spherical cherry leather booths. But despite Ouest's stunningly civilized decision to play soothing jazz, families continue to backslap and high-five across the table, while others bicker as a check for six is split four waysa misplaced and dishonoring display of egalitarianism. A bit of behavior modification in the presence of real talent is not just a nice gesture; it's deserved, because the folks at Ouest are doing something special. Valenti has honed the menu to the point where almost every dish resonates with love-it-in-an-instant flavors that mask their degrees of difficulty. You can also delight in the gutsy finish seared tuna acquires with chickpea purée. With a sensational crème fraîche panna cotta with fresh passion fruit, the desserts exhibit a rare ability to satisfy both a pastry chef's urge for discovery and New Yorkers' lust for solid, third-act gratification.

Prix-Fixe

Sun.Fri., 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. dinner, two courses, $34, three courses, $38

Brunch
Sun., 11 a.m.2 p.m., $29 (not served June-Labor Day)

Recommended Dishes

Double rib pork chops, $29

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