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630 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10036
at 44th St.
By hillarymaltz on 8/27/2011
A wonderful place to have brunch if you're nearby. The coffee is deliciously fresh, their asparagus & goat cheese omelette is superb, and the Brioche French toast is absolutely the best that I've ever had--cakey, sweet, and full of delicious caramel syrup.
By rhadad on 7/22/2011
I went here for an early dinner before seeing a Broadway show and was sincerely satisfied! The hummus platter to start was fine, but our main courses (lamb shank couscous and the leg of lab) were HEAVENLY. The meat was succulent and had a delicious red pepper spice sauce to accent the other flavors. For dessert, we shared the dark chocolate pot au creme--an incredibly rich, perfectly fudgey dessert topped with whipped cream and chocolate pearls. The service was also superb--we were neither rushed nor ignored. And when my cocktail was a little too strong (georgia julep), they offered to make me another. When I declined and had them take it away, they even took it off my bill. All in all, great evening, delicious food, and I will DEFINITELY be back again!
An Excellent Theater District Dinner
By Earguy11 on 1/22/2011
Tried to get in at 3:45pm and realized they re-opened on Saturdays for dinner at 5:00. Got back at five and were told they were booked up with reservations. BUT.. they did say we could get a table if we were out in an hour. We thought we'd give it a try. We had dinner only, but all three (seafood cous cous; lamb cous cous and glazed duck) were excellent. Service was efficient but we did feel a self-imposed rush. Although the hostess did not smile much (had the whole Angelina Jolie look going) she did thank us for sticking to an hour. Overlooking all this, we would definitely return there, just make sure you have a reservation!
great food, thoughtful service
By claudinette on 8/15/2010
We had a very enjoyable meal here, thanks largely to a kind, helpful wine steward and a friendly, knowledgeable server. The food was excellent -- all four of us found our meals really delicious, nicely pulled together and with lots of delicate flavor. I'd definitely go back.
awful food; overpriced
By squashymoto on 5/10/2010
ordered pesto pasta. it arrived with zero apparent pesto, bathed in melted cheese and butter. Even my friend noticed that there was no green whatsoever on the dish. Afterwards I felt tempted to vomit to get the feeling of having downed an entire vat of butter from my system. My friend ordered minestrone soup and we both tried it and agreed that it tasted as if it were merely a microwaved serving of Campbell's soup-- taken straight out of the can. Bland and flat taste. Experience felt cheap, but you wouldn't guess it would be from the prices on the menu. Disappointing.
Didn't fail to impress, again.
By redflaneur on 8/28/2009
Me and my wife got a table by the bar, without a reso, at 6:30, afraid we might not make it out on time. The waiter remembered me by name and my drink. Duck and Lamb were both excellent. We were out in one hour flat, with espressos. Ask for Michael; that guy is a one man show.
Order the Cherry Manhattan!
By texasmountaineer on 8/15/2009
Balthazar of HK? Could be...Nice place. You have to try the Cherry Manhattan. Steak Frittes great choice but never been disappointed. Have been there many times. Service is normally very good.. One time at late dinner they started putting chairs up on tables which was rude and it was only 1030. Great place for date, business, or just nice night for yourself.
By krodster on 6/5/2009
Went here in the fall with family after their matinee show, had to wait a few minutes for our table to be read (despite reservations) but i think we may have been early. the food was fab, the wine was great. the atmosphere was pretty cool, it's a little loud and the ceilings are cavernously high so the volume can get a little roudy at times. but overall it was a pretty good find.
Excellent food, nice ambiance
By ss_melsheimer on 4/3/2009
Tried Marseille in an"non-pre-theater" situation, and found it to be excellent. Great bar (couple of fine Martini's), then had a couple of cous-cous dinners (one lamb, one seafood). Really good food, good service, nice ambiance (was a bit noisy closer to 8:00 PM. Definitely would recommend to friends!
lovely pre-theatre evening - exceeded expectation
By redflaneur on 10/18/2008
The place was packed when we came without reservations. The Maitre'D, I think her name was LeAnne, was very kind and sat us at the bar to wait for a table. In twenty minutes our table was ready, and she brought our drinks, two sophisticated anise infused gin martinis -the Marseille Martini- over to our table. Our server, a high energy Argentinian named Marco, made some excellent recommendations. I had the house cured salmon as an app, and tried the steak au poivre --- both were delightful. Service was on point; a manager even stopped by--- and the desert, a lemon souffle with a basil ice cream, convinced me to come back. The price for the pre-fix was very reasonable, but I think the a la carte might be. well, what you would expect from a restaurant two blocks from Times Square, in terms of price. Very romantic atmosphere.
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