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Danube

30 Hudson St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Duane St.
212-791-3771

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 9
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

56% would go back.

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Superlative

By Oviter on 5/11/2004

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

This restaurant has perhaps the most lush decor of any restaurant I have ever been in. The food is marvelous, too, as is the wine list. Not for every day but outstanding for a special occasion.

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297 out of 601 people found this review helpful.

You could go to Austria for the money and you should

By zeecee on 2/26/2004

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

What an expensive mistake this was. It's nicely done, quiet and feels a bit like a hotel restaurant. The tiny piece of salmon we were given gratis was a promising start, but it was downhill after that. My roasted beet salad had no discernible flavor. The foie gras was fine but miniscule, maybe 4 bites. The shnitzel was no better than something you might get at a cheap place - plenty of breading, no flavor, despite squeezing lemon on it. The goulash was horrible, more like airplane food with a thick, dark brown, gloppy sauce and a few spaetzle. Desserts all had at least one ingredient too many, but we were game and nothing caused anyone to say, "Taste this". I had to ask the waiter to refill my water glass. The wine was fine. You can do much better and pay 1/4 of what it costs here.

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289 out of 577 people found this review helpful.

Love

By aischwang on 11/16/2003

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

I love this place !!! It is one of the best places in Manhatten to go for a date, business and special occasion. It is simply love...

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239 out of 491 people found this review helpful.

too much

By snappyaunt1 on 10/20/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Danube is too proud of itself. It keeps saying look at me. It should concentrate on the food. The food is good but only above average. For the price that is charged it should be better. Danube is trying too hard to be a romantic Viennese bistro. It's not.

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243 out of 542 people found this review helpful.

Overone luxury in Vienna

By huntleysf on 9/22/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

The Bouley treatment is overdone here-- gilding the lily twice. The(super romantic) decor is Klimt meets Hollywood, the food is five ingredients where two or three would do, the wait was forever even though we came on time...but that has probably calmed down, since I went near opening month. Interesting riffs on Austrain cuisine, trying to pull winer schnitzel into the 21st centruy...but why?

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196 out of 443 people found this review helpful.

A Hapsburg Treasure

By evie1021 on 2/24/2003

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

Pack your bags and passport and head to Danube for a royal Austrian dining experience. Knockout decor, elegant service, delicious sexy food create a top notch dinner. Go all out for the Chef's Tasting menu for the real thing.

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