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60 E. 65th St., New York, NY, 10021
nr. Madison Ave.
Great food....but no food should be that expensive
By markedwardphoto on 12/16/2005
There comes a point where the price of the food far out weights the incremental value of the food. This is the place. The food, service, and decor are wonderful. Some of the best anywhere, but its just too expensive. Sure it an experience but not for that price.
By casanova on 11/7/2005
On 10.15.05 we went to New York on a Gastronomic Tour. The restaurants were: Bouley,La Grenouille,Cafe Boulud,Gotham,Per Se, ,Aureole, Cafe Gray, Gramercy Tavern, Daniel, Perry St., Danube and Asiate. The intro. sets the grounds for our reviews .Daniel Boulud...NO DOUBT ..along with Kunz,Keller, Bouley,JJV...are the "crema y nata" ..the very best chefs in NY when it comes to the fine cuisine that we love. Our overall dining experience WAS NOT up to DANIEL’s standards...A not-so-nice Pascal that was looking distand,tight,tired ??? ... a some kind-NEW sommelier did not look helpfull,until we decide to paire that night recipes with our wines seleccions: Taittinger Comte de Champagne to start the evening, a Beaune Clos de Mouches blanc, a perfect Clos de Tart ‘99...and a Banyuls for desserts... on the desserts we wait for a long time. ... The bottom line: We did not feel “pamper”or “soigné” at all! as we felt at Café Boulud with Brett. We hope that DB can correct this observations for our next visit...
By arthur on 9/21/2005
We visited the restaurant on a monday evening 1800 local time (not a regular european experience). We were welcomed in a very professionally manner and escorted to our table. From that moment on I can only say that the dining experience was stellar. Excellent service (without being all over us), very good food (a bit traditional, but very, very well presented and one can tell here is real star at work). A specific item to mention is the winelist; of course there are the obvious big names (appropriately priced big) but we were guided by the sommelier to a americian white wine in "cote du Rhone style" : a true diamond. Overall very much recommended, and relatively speaking appropriately priced.
good,but very pricey
By NICKY on 3/7/2005
I loved the frogs leg appetizer(always wanted to try it).Other appetizers and little extras they brought to the table were excellent.The 2 fish main courses we ordered were very bland and definitely not worthy of this price.That would be my only complaint.Was very expensive,about 250$ for 2 with a couple drinks ,tax and tip
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.
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.
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!
Not over rated at all
By kabasan on 11/2/2004
Restaurant lives up to its reputation. Great food. Nice tasting menu. Wander if it is just a rumor that there are cameras in the dining room which the chef monitors. Decor was uptight
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.
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.
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