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Danube

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

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

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56% would go back.

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More NYC smoke and mirrors

By seriousfoody on 1/23/2006

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

In sum: Poor bread service, poor water service, dismal limped wines, silly small portions, arrogant serving staff, over priced. Eat around the corner at the sister eatery and taste the diference. Not for those who take their food seriously. May impress your business date from Omaha. Avoid in groups as the extra mandatory tip adds insult to injury.

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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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290 out of 580 people found this review helpful.

Abolutely Horrible Service

By nycboy7725 on 10/25/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

4 friends in our mid twenties went there for a birthday dinner and we had the most horrible service, these people think they're the best in town and sure enough act like it. The appetizers were great, the main entree so tiny portions (better grab a byte before you go there), dessert was amazing though. But they treat you as like you're not spending enough unless the waitstaff knows you and you arrive in the biggest Limo or you're like in your 70s wearing Oscar de la Renta. Would never go back..our bill was $500 BTW and we made sure to tell the manager on our way out how horrible the service was... he did nothing of course.

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400 out of 808 people found this review helpful.

Only ok

By omeko3 on 6/19/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Food portions were small but amazing, the wiener schnitzel is ok but doesn't fit the restaurant as I have had better and, there was nothing extravagant about but the price. The day boat lobster was very good, as well as the other tasting plates. The wine pairing was sub par and isn't worth the added price. The service was horrible, I was actually insulted by one of the waiters. I couldn't believe the nerve, I sit down to a $400 meal to be insulted. I was afraid to try their sister restaurant Bouley because of it, but in the end I did and it was much better and thankfully I was not insulted, but come to think of it Danube was the first restaurant that had a waiter that openly insulted me.

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333 out of 673 people found this review helpful.

Not worth the money!

By Ivetikk on 5/18/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

Please,tell me why 2Mich stars?Why? Decor is gorgeous,sevice is attentive(for that price it better be),food-below the average. Appetizers were excellent ,main curse-goulash and duck left us unimpressed.Duck was undercooked and lacked it's savory taste.Goulash- you can do better than this.Also portions are small for a main course.Deserts-were good but nothing special. $500 bill for 3 guests-that's impressive!

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353 out of 737 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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244 out of 545 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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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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74 out of 145 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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298 out of 604 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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