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Posted by WB CRIT on 03/03/2006
Definitly better the second time around- came here for lunch on a weekday- I was surprised to find the crowd moderate, but then again the hype has died down. We were seated right away, and you can't go wrong with the view no matter where you are. The bread was fresh, butter too hard. My porcini soup was beyond great. It had just the right amount of spices and presentation was eye catching. this could have been a meal in itself. My entree of blk sea bass was perfect. Clean and tasteful. Although the portions are definitly generous- its worth the experience for the food and the view. The service was good- nothing out of the ordinary but professional and courteous. This place is the perfect spot for a business lunch bringing in the ( affluent ) in laws to impress, but not really intimate for a date.
Posted by NYC Foodie on 02/10/2006
The menu is somewhat bizarre but as our group has relatively sophisticated palates we were looking forward to tasting most of the items on the menu. The food ranged from okay to poor and most dishes were not served hot. The wait staff seemed robotic and never asked if everything was okay even when picking up barely eaten plates. We even had to pour our own wine. The restaurant and view are beautiful but do yourself a favor and have a drink in the hotel lobby and eat somewhere else!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/09/2006
Wow... went there with 6 of us. Everything was delicious! It's not that expensive when you think about the quality of the food! Of course, most of us can't afford a $75 per person dinner every night, but definitely worth it for a special occasion!
Posted by D. Bee on 12/13/2005
It's all about the view. If you are a guest at the hotel it's okay...the room is small, the wine steward needs lessons, the maitre 'd needs manners, all in all it's not a re-order.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/02/2005
I went to Asiate last night with my boyfriend (it was for my birthday), and we had a really great experience! When he called for a reservation, he had asked for a table by the window. The person who took the call said she'll try, but it'll be difficult because all the tables by the windows are for 4, and we were only 2 people. But when my boyfriend pressed on, saying that it was for my birthday. And she totally came through, and we got a table by the window! And the food, ah, it was amazing! Loved how all the ingredients just blended together so perfectly. Loved the presentation too! It was a little pricey, but totally worth it for a special occasion! My boyfriend also said that Asiate would be a great place for a business meal. You can actually hear the other person without going, "Huh, what?" Very attentive staff, great ambience, and of course, the view was awesome! Highly recommend!
Posted by Foodie on 11/25/2005
was not so good. Went there for Thanksgiving-yes I know it wasn't thier regular menu but it would have been better to serve potato chips and dip instead of cold food that I had to return twice until the manager made things right. Nice service people but for such a classy location/space somebody better wise up!
Posted by anon on 09/17/2005
Yes everyone raves on about the view, I guess if you don't have an apartment in the Trump tower then this is as close to it as it gets for the rest of us....My husband and I are real foodies, we like to try all the new restaurants about town, we were pretty disappointed with his appetizer, the crab dish, it tasted like something you would get on an airplane. I had the grilled shrimp with XO sauce, if any of you have eaten out in asia, you will know that XO sauce comes in a bottle that you can buy in the supermarket....so I don't call this haute cuisine by any means. The main courses "wagyu beef" and "duck" were pretty unexciting, the restaurants only saving point was that the desserts were good but not outstanding as what you would get at Jean George. PS: if you want the view but don't want to spend the bucks, get a table at the lobby lounge, we had lunch there too and honestly the $30 noodle dish is probably comparable to this $200 meal.