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Gordon Ramsay at The London

151 W. 54th St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Seventh Ave.
212-468-8888

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

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64% would go back.

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All That and Then Some

By hungryjacq on 1/3/2007

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

We went to the Bar at the London, with lowered expectations because we weren't able to get reservations for the dining room. We were (quite) pleasantly surprised to find a fullsome menu with excellent execution. Between the three of us, we ordered 12 small plates...which were indeed small...but each one was truly magnificent. From the beef tongue 'n cheek to the quail and foie gras to the char, each selection was excellent. The cheese selection left a lot to be desired; there wasn't much to choose from and what they had wasn't particularly inspired. However, the ports on hand made up for that. It's also worth mentioning that the bar features one of the most extensive selections of gin for anyone who likes martinis. Make sure to ask for Luis.

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Do the time warp again . . .

By Tracey3345 on 11/21/2006

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Maybe my expectations were too high, but I kept waiting for that "this-is-so-good-my-eyes-are-going-to-roll-back-in-my-head" moment. Unfortunately, it never came. We've been to our share of Michelin-starred restaurants and, frankly, we wanted to be 'wowed.' We weren't. It wasn't helped by the hush-hush French service which, while every good, was so . . . 1980s. Speaking of the 80s, you can probably spot the designed of this room (we sat in the 13-table "formal" dining room) by his mullet and parachute pants. Mirrored paneled walls, anyone? I knew it was bad when my husband compared it to a banquet hall on Long Island. After our meal we were invited to view the kitchen. It was enormous, spotless, and the high point of our evening. We just would have enjoyed the sneak peek a lot more if what was coming out of the kitchen was a whole lot better.

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Another Good Start - Time will tell

By Spackweasel on 11/18/2006

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

Having flown over from the UK we weren't disappointed. On the day after opening we had two minor glitches ,the time it took to see a menu and the fact that they had no Port by the glass. After this the service was excellent,and it was a long way from the stuffy atmosphere you get in some restaurants. The wine cellar is excellent though as pricey as one expects from Mr R . The only minor discent came from one of our party who thought the accompanyments to the lamb on the taster menu clashed a little but this was not a universal feeling. All in all.......well done again Gordon. A final niggle though. One of our party was gluten intolerant. In the UK the restaurants have no problem dealing with this issue and the necessary changes are seamless but in London-NYC our coeliac was made to feel a little out of place with, in some cases, the coeliac option being the normal dish with bits missing. No provision was made for gluten free bread etc. So I would say that if you have a food allergy it is probably worth letting them know in advance !

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