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Daniel

60 E. 65th St., New York, NY, 10021
nr. Madison Ave.
212-288-0033

Avg. Rating

9
Food: 9
Service: 9
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

76% would go back.

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Best restaurant

By AGA on 1/2/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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172 out of 374 people found this review helpful.

Do dinner, but skip lunch...

By Exuparem on 1/28/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

if you plan to go Daniel. I would be hard pressed to find any criticism of the cooking at Daniel. Everything was superb from the amuses-bouches to the petit-fours, but I was uncomfotably full after the meal. The dining room is pleasant and perfect for people watching. The service was a bit facetious at times. Overall a nice experience, just do a little fasting beforehand.

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279 out of 569 people found this review helpful.

Put on your Pearls

By annapoet on 2/28/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Dont forget to put on your pearls, tease your hair into a nice "up-do" and pretend to be terribly posh for the night. It's a nice treat, but not for the faint hearted!

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168 out of 322 people found this review helpful.

Sublime

By Justice_Jena on 3/18/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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149 out of 323 people found this review helpful.

Truly special occasion; fancy & costly

By zeecee on 3/30/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is a place to go to be coddled, attended to and to come away feeling guilty for having over-indulged. It's fastidious service with waiters waiting to wait, carefully prepared and presented French dishes...nothing simple. This is special, truly delightful - with little dishes of freebies tossed in between the more expensive three-course meal. Cannot fault it. Cannot afford it. Few can. Those who do can expect to be recognized and coddled.

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159 out of 344 people found this review helpful.

Prepare to drop tens like ones

By huntleysf on 9/22/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Daniel Boulud is an angel...he took us on a tour of hte kitchen, we had nice seats in the best part of the restaurant (te center section rather than the raised periphery), wonderful grande luxe food. And yet...when I left I wished that the portions hadn't been so preciously small and the bill so stratospheric. Daniel is beloved for luxe dining, but the pricing really stretches crdibility at times.

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228 out of 391 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic

By carvic on 11/9/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Simply a great experience, although a bit pricy.

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174 out of 332 people found this review helpful.

The food factory....

By wierzbao on 1/5/2004

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Not quite what I expect from a haute cuisine restaurant... The service very was very very poor: the room is very crowded; we got a table which made me feel like being in chinatown (close to the kitchen and very close to the next 3 tables...); no one could really help us with the menu and describe the food precisely- then the food was not exceptional: the scallops are better at craft; the tuna tartar is good as it has caviar on the top... (but not very inventive), the black cod is better at Matsuri... only the bass was really interesting... Haute cuisine should be associated to surprise, excitement, discovery of flavors you never had before. We got none of this when we had dinner there!

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215 out of 463 people found this review helpful.

Logistics

By prontomac on 1/30/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

In January 2004, 2 of us dined at a small, excellent and well located table in the center on the main dining room. The room and views are very nice, and the table distances better than average. Food and wine, were, of course, excellent. Service was satisfactory, but not where it needs to be for such an establishment. The Wine Steward was lethargic and remote, and the gallery around the main room provides too many opportunities for the staff to engage each other, when they should be paying attention to the customers! The noise/busy-factor tempo in the room is a higer amplitude than it needs to be. Daniel, however, was present, greeting customers, chatting away, and very nice.

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190 out of 345 people found this review helpful.

Private Dinner

By marscaro on 5/31/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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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178 out of 351 people found this review helpful.

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