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Posted by Anonymous on 07/07/2004
This was a place that we really wanted to try based upon all the hype. Unfortunately, that was pretty much all we could see in the place. The food did not live up to a Magazine's description of the place as a spot for "once in a lifetime dining." There so much effort to create new and unique dishes and presentations that the core concept of making the food taste good gets lost. Also, while attentive, our sommelier made several catastrophic wine pairings resulting in bitter and sour flavors on the finish of what were otherwise wonderful wines. Save yourself the $500.
Posted by William and Mary on 06/10/2004
.....and they were met. The interior is gorgeous, intimate, and comfortable. The service was very personable. The captain and waiters approached only when they sensed they weren't interrupting our conversation. If one of us was in the middle of a story, they waited discreetly out of sight. The food was full of flavors I'd never tasted before. Very rich, sumptuous flavors with colorful ingredients. Wonderful, smart recommendations from the captain. Very expensive ($500 for three of us), but a fantastic experience. We've never been in a better restaurant. We didn't want to leave.
Posted by Hugh Coe on 03/17/2004
If Daniel were in France it would get 3 Michelin stars and a 19 from Gault-Millau -- and would deserve them. There could be 5 more stunning restaurants in the Western world, 3 of them in Spain, but there are not 10. What Boulud lacks in imagination he makes up in execution, rather like Pic once upon a time, but I think even better. If you could have only one r?pas in the USA, this should be the place.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/12/2004
The best food and service I have ever had in my life. A true dining experience. Very refreshing to see that they uphold service standards and the food was the most delicious food I have ever had in my life. Expensive but WORTH every penny!
Posted by steve on 10/22/2003
Daniel is by far the best restaurant in the states. The food, service and atmosphere were untouchable.