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60 E. 65th St., New York, NY, 10021
nr. Madison Ave.
dinner won't satisfy an ant
By stellaparone on 11/29/2004
Took my family to Daniel before the Theater. Their first mistake- they sat us in the "lounge", which looked like a room in the playboy mansion. Our table was broken. The good: Service was excellent, and the dining room looked beautiful from far away. The bad: the amount of food was laughably tiny, and my family left the restaurant still hungry. The food was too precious and delicate, like it shouldnt have been touched. It could be nice for a date, providing the couple is sat in the dining room. Final analysis: wouldn't go back!
Toney Awards Dinner
By wausaudude on 6/18/2008
We had dinner at Daniel prior to attending the Toney Awards Sunday night. The Service is what one would expect from a world class escoffier brigade. Service was oustanding, the decor a bit pretentious, but then again, eating at Daniel and going to the Toney's is pretentious....Anyway, the food was very good, but both my wife and guests really expected something a bit more, I really expected the food to blow my socks off, and it really didn't...
If nobodies perfect Daniel's comes close
By Elliot on 1/6/2009
I enjoyed a near perfect gastronomic experience last night at Daniel's. It is little use saying the venue the service the variety tastes and textures of the food were all excellent (they were) but three things were not. The 40 minute wait to be seated after we arrived perhaps 2 minutes before our reservation time and the heavy bordelaise style sauce which dominated one fish dish and also the aged dominated the Angus beef. for a full review see 1001dinners.com
By lizgould on 11/17/2011
The decor, including beautiful flowers, low lighting and generous room (unlikely in a New York restaurant), along with it's reputation builds expectation. I sat at the bar and ordered a White Cosmopolitan from their Ice menu which was gorgeous looking, a bright flower the centerpiece for my drink, frozen in a ball of ice. After being seated with a girlfriend (celebrating her 40th birthday), we were given small cushions to put our purses on top of. Nice detail. We opted for the 6 course tasting menu. I had the duck as the first course which was not too strong, but light enough and paired with a fluffier version of toast than I'm used to with this type of dish. We were served bread around the same time and I opted for the olive which was salty and just soft enough. Our next course was the tuna which was probably one of the best dishes of the night. I could have had 2 more plates of the same. I had the Indian style Langoustina next which was amazing after the tuna. The corn was just tender enough and the flavors in the seafood were savory. Next was the bacon wrapped swordfish which I didn't care for. The textures were mushy and flavors were lost. The next dish was the veal. The veal was tender and juicy, but the other items on my plate were unmemorable. We finished with a flurry of desert...birthday cake, delicious chocolate cake, petit fours, madeleines, tiny chocolate pieces...phew. Overall an experience, and one I'm glad I had, but probably won't repeat.
By AGA on 1/2/2003
Probably the best restaurant in New York- writing a review will not do it justice, trust me! You can't go wrong with anything you order. The apple martinis are different but fantastic!
By Justice_Jena on 3/18/2003
There simply is no better word for Chef Boulud's culinary masterpieces. Flawless service, exquisite food, and Boulud himself frequently ventures out to ensure his guests are well pleased. The crowning delight: a basket of freshly baked madeleines, buttery and still warm from the oven.
By marscaro on 5/31/2004
Had a the most unbeleivable dinner reception at Daniel a week ago. The room design, decor, service and food were the most exquisite I ever had for a private dinner. I will definitely go back at Daniel for another tasting menu. Imaginative and creative always impeccable.
an oldie but a goodie
By emily1 on 10/31/2004
I had one of the most enchanting dining experiences at Daniel. From the moment I walked into the door I was taken by the efficient service, the decor and the charming hostess. From the delicate langoustines that are flown in fresh, to the perfectly cooked dover sole, ending with an array of desserts that romanticize sugar, I was completely blown away. Take a special date and let sweet Pierre cater to all of your needs; fall in love all over again. The caveat emptor...just when you think you have had enough, the cheese cart comes rolling over.
One of my best ever dining experiences
By gucciqueen on 1/19/2005
Dinner for two was a whopping $500 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.
A sublime dining experience
By rberrios on 1/28/2005
I have been there twice and both have been a delighful experience of flavors. The foie gras is spectacular. The tasting menu with wines is worth the price.
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