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Posted by Anonymous on 11/14/2005
Although the service was excellent, we felt a bit like sitting in a strict boarding school. No music, just everybody whispering. The decor was just silly and quite frankly, looked cheap. The appetizers (shrimp w/carrot coulis and butternut squash soup) were fantastic, and so were the desserts. Where we ran into trouble was with the main courses. The dover sole was fishy and tough, and their signature bass was just plain subpar. The syrah reduction on the bass was bitter or burned. All in all, it was ok, but would not go back.
Posted by ngalvez on 11/02/2005
I have been in good restaurants, but this was something else: a unique gastronomic experience... my sister and brother in law were in town so I took them to Daniel. Dish after dish it was the most exquisite meal we've ever had, and the SERVICE was beyond belief ...all I can say it's worth every penny, I can't wait to go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/20/2005
Best food I have ever had in my life and service too. Worth the $$$, must go at least once in your lifetime!
Posted by Bill on 10/09/2005
When I took my daughter on her first trip to New York, I wanted to find a restaurant that would create a wonderful impression for her. The waiters at Daniel were extremely attentive to her, and to the rest of us, and we felt very special. It was very expensive -- $600 for three of us -- but we had arrived prepared and filled with expectations. The people at Daniel exceeded all of them and, if we were in a position to go again, we would. It is the most exquisite New York dining experience.
Posted by Doc on 09/18/2005
The atmosphere is fabulous, warm, and comfortable. Our appetizers, lobster, mussels, salad was delicious. Disappointed with: $200 bottle of wine and had to remind them to refill each time; ask for replenish water; dover sole dish...not good. Overcooked, even a knife wouldn't cut it. My husbands beef dish had three bite size pieces of beef...the pork dish had one pork chop.... If it weren't for the delicious bread...we would of starved. The four of us, after paying $1000 bill....left the place and went to another restaurant...we were still hungry!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/06/2005
Unquestionably the best in NYC, and one of the best in the world. Only competitive meal I've ever had was Alain Ducasse in Paris. Even El Bulli, for all the hype, came nowhere close. The most consistently fantastic, over-indulgant, over-the-top experience I've had. Worth every penny.
Posted by sc on 08/17/2005
But decent, but not worth the $$$. There are definitely better places in nyc for the amount you pay for here. Went in with higher expectations & left a little disappointed. The food was ok, nothing blew my mind. The service was great though-- knowledgeable about the wines, and very attentive. The maitre'd was also very sweet & friendly, but do not think I will be back.