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Posted by janice on 09/10/2010
I thought it might be too "over designed" and stuffy but our party had a great time. we loved the special beach plum with the foie gras. I cant understand the other comment that they serve "ordinary" goose liver, since they get it from a local farm in the hudson river valley. the beach plums were also a one time only (due to limited quantity) from the wild shores of our great mid-atlantic region. Daniel is always about seasonal food and they surpassed my expectations. Also was surprisingly affordable!
Posted by svandal on 07/13/2010
I have visited several 1-3 star restaurants in Europe and I can't understand how Daniel is regarded as a three star restaurant. I spent $1000 on a taste menue for two. First it was only eight courses - I'm used to at least 12. The selected wines were good but out of the eight courses only one gave me a close "wow" experience. For a three star place ALL courses should give me a "wow" factor! Also one of the corses was ordinary duck/goose liver - what is that??? Even though it's good I can buy my own can of goose liver... Another thing, we didn't wear our best but ok because we travelled light on our way to a djungle tour in Costa Rica. We were kind of treated like second class people. One recommendation: Spend your money elsewhere!
Posted by NYLady on 06/22/2010
I totally agree with "Foodie"s comments of 4/4/10. We went for an anniversary celebration expecting the best and were sadly disappointed. The room is beautiful, the service very good, but the food, while good quality, I am sure, was merely OK. The appetizers were bland and nothing special, more presentation than flavor. My lamb entree was good but my husband's veal trio consisted of one bite of loin, one bite of sweetbread and half a spoonful of cheeks, with a sprinkling of vegetables and a dollop of sauce. While nothing outstanding, desserts were good. I hate to make comparisons but we've eaten at most of the best NY restaurants and have had much better meals. Next time we'll celebrate elsewhere.
Posted by CuisineCrazy on 06/15/2010
Perfection. Culinary heaven and a very comfortable setting. Our party of six felt very relaxed, the service was warm and friendly although not as perfect as it really should be (empty glasses remaining on the table from cocktails for too long...) It is great and wonderful, especially for special occasions.
Posted by Foodie on 04/04/2010
We've had many a better meal than this one supposed to be top notch. It fell so short of our expectations. The in-between fillers were awesome- but what happened to our meal! The starter looked like to had been made at Chipotle. My fish was undercooked and bland, the veggies around the fish sliced spuds baked without salt or anything with flavor. The dessert (chocolate mousse) was the only redeeming factor as was the impeccable service. Go there for the experience, the apparent luxury, the service. Don't go for the food because Mr. Daniel Bouloud is too busy being on TV. PS--- also note that the wines are way overpriced. Be prepared to pay $25-30(!) for a single glass of wine.
Posted by Ashley S on 02/17/2010
This is a place where you are attended to, not waited on. There is a difference and they make it apparant at Daniel. There are stools for your purse! Everyone is french, they know everything about the food. The food itself is fantastic, I had no complaints over the 5 course meal and would love to go back (maybe when I get a bonus) If you have the money and want to impress, take your date here! Make reservations in advance.
Posted by mgp/miami on 12/01/2009
Second time at Daniel's and again it was excellent... Everything was delightful.. The FOOD the SERVICE.. The EXPERIENCE... Can't wait to go back...