Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Restaurants > La Silhouette

All Reader Reviews of...

La Silhouette

362 W. 53rd St., New York, NY, 10019
at Ninth Ave.
212-581-2400

Avg. Rating

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

86% would go back.

Write your own review

a very satisfied repeater

By rmartens on 12/14/2012

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

Over the past year, I've been to La Silhouette six times, sometimes with one friend, sometimes as part of a group of six. Each time the food, wine, and service have been OUTSTANDING !

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
25 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

Splendid Evening

By tnichols on 3/12/2012

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

We had a dinner for a small group of international visitors. The food was well-timed, and the service was of assiduous attention to the pleasure and comfort of our party. The poached egg not only had a sensational appearance, but its richness was unexpected. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special night out to celebrate any large or small victory.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
21 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful Food! Wonderful Service! Wonderful Evening!

By christinalong on 10/2/2011

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

My husband and I had such a lovely experience at La Silhouette. The service was superb. Everyone was so attentive and so warm and kind. And the food was beautifully served and delicious. It was a very special evening and we look forward to returning.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
30 out of 61 people found this review helpful.

Could not have been happier

By VisitorfromLA on 7/5/2011

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

La Silhouette is a gem that I am delighted to have found. I chose it for a business dinner and we both thought it was a wonderful place to relax and have an outstanding meal. Spacing between tables is good; people conversed quietly. Service was prompt, pleasant and helpful without ever being overbearing. Dishes came to the table and went almost without interruption of our conversation, and they let us overstay and chat. They obviously have a quality chef; the food and preparation were impeccable. The skate was delicious; the dessert beignets with some small truffles on the side were fabulous! Very pleasant! Highly recommend for business or non-business dining.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
51 out of 97 people found this review helpful.

awesome!

By melanieradley on 6/27/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

Old time NY foodies out to try any restaurant that sounds promising, we wandered into La Sillouhette only to be blown away by the service, the wines, and the food. Top ingredients paired with inspiring cooking and a wait staff and capitans who couldn't be more attentive without being stupid. It started with glasses of champagne because we had been given the wrong table and moved on to five wines paired by a knowledgable sommeiler with five courses that were each brilliantly executed and a chocolate raseberry dessert that was only disappointing in it's small size. We could have eaten double. This is a restaurant that didn't disappoint and the five course chef's tasting is a steal. Can't wait to go back before Food Network invades and the chef leaves the kitchen for the celebrity tour!

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
32 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

Yowza, this is in Hell's Kitchen?!?

By formofjon on 4/28/2011

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

Thank God for places like La Silhouette, Danji, and Casellula along an otherwise craptastic selection of restaurants along Ninth Ave. The managers were charming. The white asparagus with poached egg was delicious, as was the tuna appetizer. Tiny bar, but I hear rumors of an open patio in the back. Worth going to.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
54 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

La Silhouette---Skip This one

By charleneegiannetti on 4/25/2011

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

We dined at La Silhouette based on Mr. Platt's review and were very disappointed. We were seated in the back room, Siberia, next to a very loud table of four using bad language. We asked to be moved and found ourselves next to the waiter's station. OK. We didn't complain. A server asked if we wanted sparkling or tap water. When we said tap, we received two glasses of warm water. We were given regular menus. When my husband asked about the prix fixe, the waiter just about threw the menus at us. Obvious they don't want people ordering from the cheaper menu. My husband ordered a martini with Beefeater gin and olives. He got a martini with Bombay gin and a twist. I ordered a pino noir and had to send it back after a few sips. The server didn't allow me to taste beforehand. The sommelier did, however, bring me a very good Bordeaux. The food was mediocre. The boursin with onion dip we received as a starter tasted like Lipton onion soup dip. My husband's mushroom soup tasted like Campbell's and his hanger steak arrived tough, tasteless, and cold. My chicken was the only edible dish of the evening. The cheesecake I chose for dessert was sand like. I'm sure the coffee I was served was not decaffeinated. I was up all night reliving this awful meal.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
53 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

Add Comment

You will be prompted to sign in with your NYMag or
Facebook account.

  awful average excellent
In determining overall rating, food and service are given more weight.
Rate
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Food
Service
Décor
Would you go back?

Some Hints:

  • The best reviews give a clear sense of why you liked or disliked a restaurant, bar, or store. And that means details. Mention specifics dishes, type of crowd, pros and cons...
  • If it's helpful to compare one place to another, go for it.
  • Come up with clever, funny, pithy subject lines, and write in the first person.
  • Don't forget to read the user rating guidelines and rules.
CloseUpdating your review
By
| Not you?
Advertising
Advertising
Advertising
Advertising