All Reader Reviews of...
362 W. 53rd St., New York, NY, 10019
at Ninth Ave.
a very satisfied repeater
By rmartens on 12/14/2012
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 !
By tnichols on 3/12/2012
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.
Wonderful Food! Wonderful Service! Wonderful Evening!
By christinalong on 10/2/2011
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.
Could not have been happier
By VisitorfromLA on 7/5/2011
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.
By melanieradley on 6/27/2011
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!
Yowza, this is in Hell's Kitchen?!?
By formofjon on 4/28/2011
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.
La Silhouette---Skip This one
By charleneegiannetti on 4/25/2011
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.
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