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30 Hudson St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Duane St.
A Hapsburg Treasure
By evie1021 on 2/24/2003
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.
Overone luxury in Vienna
By huntleysf on 9/22/2003
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?
By snappyaunt1 on 10/20/2003
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.
By aischwang on 11/16/2003
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...
You could go to Austria for the money and you should
By zeecee on 2/26/2004
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.
By Oviter on 5/11/2004
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.
By kmh on 2/4/2005
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.
By ellenost on 4/11/2005
Danube is a wonderful restaurant! Start with the Danube cocktail. The food, decor and service are all marvelous!
Abolutely Horrible Service
By nycboy7725 on 10/25/2005
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.
More NYC smoke and mirrors
By seriousfoody on 1/23/2006
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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