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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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Excellent service and inspired but authentic Austro-Hungarian cuisine

By Mateo67 on 10/11/2006

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

Four of us went to Danube to celebrate the birthday of a genuine Austro-phile. With no expectations other than those derived from Bouley's East of Paris cookbook, we were all exceptionally impressed. The level of service was exemplary. We were well cared for and attended to without so much as a hint of the servers' presence and the food was the best this side of Vienna. We have since returned several times and been equally satisfied.

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355 out of 703 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful Experience!

By ellenost on 4/11/2005

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

Danube is a wonderful restaurant! Start with the Danube cocktail. The food, decor and service are all marvelous!

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431 out of 849 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.

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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182 out of 359 people found this review helpful.

best austrian in america

By connex on 12/10/2007

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

whenever we are in nyc we stop by danube as it has one of the best white wine selections on the east coast. the manager is very accomodating. the only alternative for austrian cuisine would be to go to austria.

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190 out of 392 people found this review helpful.

debating the 2nd star

By TheBoyAboutTown on 2/11/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was very excited to visit Danube knowing that it had 2 Mich. stars. However, I am not sure if it is deserving on the second one. Amazing food, amazing decor...service is I think what did it. While it wasn't bad service it was very hands off. The food just appeared at the table (we did the tasting menu) from the bus boys and the head chef only was there to take our order and deliver the check...."announcing" of each course. Also bonus on having a pre dinner and pre desert amuse.

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386 out of 729 people found this review helpful.

just perfect

By kmh on 2/4/2005

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

there is nothing more to say other than danube is a most wonderful experience from top to bottom. no complaints in the least - everything was just perfect.

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398 out of 796 people found this review helpful.

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 602 people found this review helpful.

We went for the artwork

By food_is_amazing on 5/20/2008

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

I enjoyed my meal at Danube. The wienerschnitzel with lingonberries was well cooked; the chocolate souffle reminded me of why I like chocolate. The seafood was fresh, the wine selection as unique as the menu options. Still. . . Maybe it was because Danube is closing this year, but there was little spirit to the restaurant. The couch-seating was a bit shabby, and the waiters seemed tired, distracted, bored. The artwork was lovely--our guest of honor was pleased--and the table was elegant. But no spirit. To be expected, but too bad, because, like I said, I enjoyed my meal at Danube. (Word to the wise: know your audience, if you choose Danube. A steakhouse, it is not.)

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73 out of 143 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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