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85 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
at 15th St.
Very Dissapointed - Colicchio & Sons, Meat Packing District
By mala.williams on 6/9/2016
Dinner, Thursday May 19, 2016. 4 ordered Soft Shell Crab - loaded with a Old Bay Seasoning type of spice - not tasty, did not finish meal. 1 ordered risotto - too lemony, not tasty. 1 ordered pesto pasta - it was o.k. and edible. Drinks were ok. Service was excellent but robotic. It was a big deal for us to go to this restaurant that our daughter had specially chosen for us for her post graduation dinner. She is based in NYC, 5 of us were from out of town. The special touch by the restaurant of putting daughters name on the menu was a great idea but dissapointed with the rest of what the restaurant had to offer. Would probably have gotten a better and more enjoyable meal at the Chelsea market next door!. Thanks. Mala
Great presentations, decent food, some improvements could be made
By carsten.grber on 6/3/2016
The presentation of all the courses was excellent. The service was great and very attentive. I kept saying that the food was very smart. Smart in the sense that you can play around with the ingredients on your plate and the taste changes, because there are a lot of things going on. They all work very well together. Given we have tried out several places in NYC. This would be my number 2 spot to go to in this price range. The pricing is great for NYC at this level and one gets a very decent meal in a fairly casual setting. Couple of things to mention: The Octopus was great, I loved it. The Foie Gras was a little too soft on the outside. The Duck Breast had not the crunchiest skin. It was a little soggy. Not the best I ever had. The fiddlehead ferns that came with the duck were a nice spin, but quite intense and a little distracting. I loved the Lavender Glazed Donuts for desert. The Sorbet was a tad too tart for my taste but a good pallet cleanser in between bites. Very clean, very smart food. Very interesting combos as you go through the meal. However if you can pay twice the amount and just want to be blown away. The Modern was the best meal I had in a long, long time after I had a similar priced meals in Paris.
Nice evening - but Tom wouldn't win Top Chef based upon this meal
By PJSPINA on 9/19/2010
Went last evening to celebrate anniversary. Table was ready on time, even though the restaurant was busy. Hostess very pleasant, and helpful. Waitstaff (Katie, from Georgia) was very nice. The sheer number of waiters, servers, bus boys, etc. in the dining room became dizzying after a while, though. As to the food, the Risotto with shrimp was very tasty, even though the portion was not large at all. The duck entree was prepared to perfection, and the portion size was plentiful. The skirt steak, however, was a disappointment; the entire dish was simply overpowered, and later watered down, by the broth that is applied. All in all, a very nice time but we expected a little more from Chef Tom.
Lovely time at Colicchio & Sons
By Mercy on 3/6/2010
I guess it's all a matter of opinion. We popped in on a Friday night well past 10pm and were greeted by two very friendly hostesses who took our coats. One proceeded to offer of the choice of eating in the "Tap Room" or more formal dining room. We opted for the tap room as it seemed cozy enough and had nice large windows. Our waiter, Andres, was fabulous. We had the pear, endive, ham salad- it was probably the best salad I have ever had. We also had the skirt steak, which was grass fed and perfectly cooked with some diced potatoes. The wine list was extensive and the two we chose were perfect. What a nice time and a nice place. No one was pretentious or snooty, in fact, friendliness and great service was all we recieved. As I told the manager, we'll be back for more!
Great Food, Nice Ambience
By mikenap15 on 2/18/2010
Went on the Saturday before Valentine's Day. Service was friendly and extremely knowledgable. Food was excellent. Well worth the money.
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