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15 W. 56th St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Fifth Ave.
By ashleyryenne on 10/1/2011
My father and I went here in fall of 2008, the service was splendid and the food was not disappointing either. We loved the food tour combinations they provided and the chef obviously knew what he was doing ;)
Average and expensive
By dwallack79 on 7/30/2008
Wanting nothing more than to partake in restaurant week, my wife and I went to Town thinking we'd be able to get some high quality food at a bargain price. I was slightly prepared for a watered down restaurant week menu, but not quite prepared when the bargain consisted of 6 menu items across 3 courses. We went with the standard menu. Appetizers were pretty good, risotto with escarot and black truffle was very good. The beef tartare was good, although the portion was so big it was a little sickening. For entree's the duck ravioli was very good, as was the steak, although nothing that knocked us out of our chairs or anything. The courses and drinks did take a long time to get to us, and by the end of the meal we were anxious to get out of there. Service was overall very courteous on the other hand, the waiters were knowledgable enough to suit our needs, and the restaurant atmosphere is absolutely beautiful. Overall I think Town is decent, but for the money you are going to spend there, you can definitely do better.
in poor taste
By greengyal on 7/29/2008
I went to Town last night---excited to try out a new spot---loving restaurant week---looking forward to a night with the girls unencumbered by gaggles of college-age interns. We had a 9:15 reservation, were on time and relaxing at the bar. 15 minutes passed, 30 minutes passed--we inquired---your table will be ready in 15 minutes or so (without apologies) they said every time we asked. Apparently our table was still occupied. 45 minutes later---we were finally seated. No complimentary snacks while my stomach consumed itself, no comped drinks---nothing to apologize for the endless waiting. The waitress was a doll and the food tasty---but i could barely enjoy it as I struggled to keep my eyelids open. A note to Town---if you are going to keep your guests waiting, at least keep them happy.
By almasimone on 7/25/2008
went for restaurant week. the service was great. friendly, prompt, attentive. decor interesting and set a nice mood. the food however left me disappointed. granted we ordered from the restaurant week menu but come on have pride on what you put out there...the food lacked flavor and when flavors came through they were forgettable and not well paired. the gnocchi app was bland as was the squid. the lamb very tender but flavor kinda ...ehh. dessert was better- mango dish was refreshing. also we were given a cold savory shot of soup with apps that was delicious as well. but overall.. especially compared to dining at chef ramseys london-maze (sensational flavors!) the food lacked imagination and proper paring. dont plan on returning... but would like to say again that the service was spectacular.
By flyinflyout on 7/24/2008
i don't know what the last review was based on, but my one experience at town was memorable in a good way. i went with my boyfriend and parents (first time meeting) and i was definitely nervous, more for the fact that my dad is a hard to please diner. we started with a bottle of wine and appetizers (specials), all of which were fabulous. each main dish was impeccably prepared from fish to filets. our waitress was incredibly attentive yet not obsequious, dealing with my dad's difficult temperament with grace and humility. our water glasses were always magically filled and they adjusted the air conditioning to meet our needs. the desserts and espressos were delicious, overall this was a fabulous evening. will definitely go back!
WORST DINING EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!
By smiche28 on 7/22/2008
terrible service!! rude staff!!! slow!!! overpriced!!! horrible manager!!!
By foodaholic on 12/31/2004
Definitely one of the top three in the city. Beautiful setting, excellent location, terrific food, good service, expensive but worth it. If they'd ban cellphones, I'd never eat anywhere else.
I wish I had back the money from this meal to shop with!
By Krysi on 11/29/2004
The service at this restaurant was fabulous, but the food could not live up to the service. The lobster bisque is the best food that they serve. It is also too pricey to not really serve any good food.
I had dinner with Clive Davis....
By Glitter on 5/23/2004
Well, he was 2 tables down. Town is an exemplary dining experience. Low lighting and elegant decor set the mood. My heart melted with a bite of my first course. The risotto of escargot w/garlic and truffles was delectable. My entree of poached lobster was also fabulous. The presentation of all courses was lovely. For dessert, I was pleasantly surprised by the unusual pairing of fruit and cheese. Our primary server influenced the service score negatively. The server of the neighboring tables made up for it, leading me to believe that our server was the exception. The only area that could use improvement was course timing and replenishment which could have been due to our server's neglect.
By MissPriss on 1/15/2004
The entire experience at Town was divine. Atmosphere is exquisite, food unbelievable and the service (in the dining room) top-notch. I recommend without hesitation one of their fine cocktails and do not leave without trying the escargots risotto. My only disappointment was that the bar is smaller than expected and the bartender below average. Overall, the experience was outstanding from start to finish.
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